Asif Ghafoor replaced by Maj Gen Babar Iftikhar as DG ISPR

Asif Ghafoor replaced by Maj Gen Babar Iftikhar as DG ISPR

In a major reshuffle in the army, Maj Gen Babar Iftikhar will replace Maj Gen Asif Ghafoor as the new head of the military’s media wing, the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) confirmed in a statement. Maj Gen Ghafoor will be assigned as the General Officer Commanding Okara. Maj Gen Asif...

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NAB files reference against property magnate Malik Riaz

NAB files reference against property magnate Malik Riaz

The National Accountability Bureau on Wednesday filed a reference against Bahria Town’s chairman Malik Riaz and several others for unlawful allotment of an amenity plot in Karachi’s Clifton area where the real estate colossus built Pakistan’s tallest building, Bahria Icon Tower. As per details, the reference is an offshoot of...

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Apex court grants govt 90 days to rectify NAB law

Apex court grants govt 90 days to rectify NAB law

The Supreme Court on Wednesday gave the federal government three months to decide on Section 25(a) of the National Accountability Ordinance 1999, otherwise it would intervene and adjudicate as per law and merit. Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP) Justice Gulzar Ahmed said modifying the NAB laws was parliament’s privilege, adding...

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Cabinet greenlights putting Maryam on ECL in sugar mills case

Cabinet greenlights putting Maryam on ECL in sugar mills case

The federal cabinet has decided to place names of Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) leaders Maryam Nawaz and Mian Javed Latif in the Exit Control List (ECL), it was learnt on Tuesday. The names, per the law, would be placed by the Ministry of Interior. The development comes in the wake...

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Govt delists five properties worth Rs6.7b from privatization plan

Govt delists five properties worth Rs6.7b from privatization plan

The federal government on Tuesday struck off five properties worth Rs6.7 billion from the privatization list and gave three of them to Naya Pakistan Housing Authority for construction of affordable units. The Cabinet Committee on Privatization (CCOP) that met under chair of Finance Adviser Dr Abdul Hafeez Shaikh was also...

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Death toll climbs as scale of snow disaster comes to light

Death toll climbs as scale of snow disaster comes to light

More than 100 people have died and several others hurt as the scale of continuing disastrous snowfall unfolded on Tuesday. As per reports, most deaths were reported in a remote valley of Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK) where unstable snow caused several avalanches with lethal consequences. Pakistani military has, with...

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Ishaq Dar’s house to be auctioned on Jan 28

Ishaq Dar’s house to be auctioned on Jan 28

The federal government on Tuesday began the process to auction the extensive house of former finance minister Ishaq Dar in a high-end neighborhood of Lahore, in the wake of its confiscation by the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) over a reference about assets beyond means. The former finance minister has been...

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Can’t give relief until economy stabilizes: PM Imran

Can’t give relief until economy stabilizes: PM Imran

Prime Minister Imran Khan said on Monday his government was not able to immediately ease stringent monetary and fiscal policies and withdraw the Computerized National Identity Card condition. Talking to a delegation of the Federation of Pakistan Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FPCCI) who sought urgent relief to save the...

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Severe cold wave grips country; 75 killed

Severe cold wave grips country; 75 killed

A severe cold wave has gripped the entire country, claiming more than 75 lives. According to reports, at least 57 people were killed and others were reported missing after avalanches hit Azad Jammu and Kashmir over the last 24 hours. Two officials said several villagers were still aground in the...

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Gold price falls Rs2,500 as Mideast tensions ease

Gold price falls Rs2,500 as Mideast tensions ease

The gold price on Thursday saw a dip of Rs2,500 to Rs90,500 per tola in Pakistan thanks to the easing of Middle East tensions. According to data, the 10-gram gold price dropped Rs2,141 to Rs77,590. The bullion price fell $32 to $1,548 per ounce in the international market. Earlier on...

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