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Corps commanders’ conference at GHQ reviews operational readiness, threat spectrum and security

  • The 233rd Corps Commanders’ Conference was held at at GHQ Rawalpindi on Tuesday. Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa presided over the meeting. The GHQ forum reviewed operational readiness and evolving threat spectrum in context of external and internal security of the country. COAS complimented efforts put in by all formations to […]

  • Govt removes Hafeez Shaikh from National Finance Commission

    Federal government on Wednesday has removed Adviser to the Prime Minister on Finance and Revenue Dr Abdul Hafeez Shaikh from National Finance Commission (NFC). According to details, a new notification on establishment of NFC has been submitted in the Islamabad High Court (IHC) by attorney general. Moreover, plea of Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) leader Khurrum […]

  • Pakistan seeks appointment of lawyer for Kulbhushan Jadhav

    The government filed on Wednesday a petition in the Islamabad High Court (IHC) for the appointment of a lawyer for Indian spy Kulbhushan Jadhav. The petition was filed by the Federal Ministry of Law and Justice, local media reported. The ministry sought a lawyer for Jadhav so that he can file a review petition for […]

  • Is Supreme Court considering banning YouTube in Pakistan?

    Taking notice of objectionable content being shared on YouTube and other social media platforms, the Supreme Court (SC) issued notices on Wednesday to the Foreign Office and the Attorney General in this regard. While hearing a bail petition filed by Shaukat Ali, a man accused of a sectarian-based crime, a three-member bench, comprising Justice Mushir […]

  • PTA blocks Bigo, issues final warning to TikTok over vulgar content

    (Karachi) In a recent development, Pakistan’s Telecommunication Authority (PTA) has blocked live streaming app Bigo and issued a final warning to Chinese app TikTok citing “immoral, obscene and vulgar content” on the apps. In a tweet on Wednesday, Consul General of China to Karachi Libijian said, “Pakistan issues ‘final warning’ to TikTok and blocks Bigo […]

  • Law allows dual nationality holders to be appointed as SAPMs, advisors: Qureshi

    Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi has said that there is no law in Pakistan that prohibits anyone having foreign nationalities from becoming special assistants or advisers to prime minister. The cabinet division on Saturday had issued details of assets and dual nationalities of 20 advisers and special assistants to the prime minister (SAPM).The list showed […]