The opposition on Friday walked out of the National Assembly session once again, in protest over non-issuance of a production order for PMLN leader Khawaja Saad Rafique. Raja Pervaiz Ashraf expressed his concern over the delay in issuance of production order for Rafique. To this, National Assembly speaker Asad Qaiser replied that he would consult with law experts on...

Each year Pakistan gains three to four million more people, overburdening public services from schools to hospitals. At the Tanjai Cheena School in northwest Pakistan students squeeze into temporary classrooms where plastic tarps serve as walls and electricity is sparse. Two teachers rotate between four classrooms and school lacks even the most basic facilities including toilets. In Pakistan, 22.6...

NAB claims that The City, launched in 2005, was illegal and never approved by the Lahore Development Authority. It insists that Paragon was being run by Rafique, behind the scenes. Both brothers later removed their name from the company's shareholdings and used Zia as their front man. In 2006, Rafique transferred 92 per cent of the shares to Zia...

Pakistan on Friday received the second portion of $1 billion from Saudi Arabia after which the foreign exchange reserves stood at $8.26 billion. Furthermore, the country will receive the third installment in mid-January. According to experts, the aid will reduce the pressure on Pakistan’s foreign currency reserves and the value of rupee might rise against the US dollar.

 A spokesperson of the Sui Southern Gas Company (SSGC) on Friday said that there is a possibility of gas supply improving in the next two days. According to the SSGC spokesperson, “Gas supply from the fielders has become better with the supply improving in the next two days.” CNG stations will be opened after determining the gas pressure.

PM Imran Khan inaugurated shelter homes in Peshawar. Shelter homes have been established by the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government under its 100-day plan. According to Radio Pakistan, 432 people will be accommodated in the shelter homes where they will also be provided food. The prime minister will also address the provincial cabinet and MPAs regarding the 100-day plan at Nishtar Hall.

Dr Sheikh Ibrahim Khalil, the neurosurgeon, was allegedly abducted on his way home from work at a private hospital. The windows of his car, which was recovered near his residence in Shahbaz Town, were broken. The provincial minister of interior, Mir Saleem Ahmed Khoso, said police and Levies officers have been notified and are on high alert to safely recover the kidnapped...

Prison officials gave permission to Opposition Leader in National Assembly and PML-N president Shehbaz Sharif to meet his family tomorrow (Saturday).According to sources, the request made by Shehbaz’s family was approved by the jail officials. The PML-N leader will meet with his family tomorrow afternoon at the Minister’s Enclave sub-jail. Shehbaz is currently in Islamabad on transit remand to...

Chilly Siberian winds gripped the Karachi city on Friday bringing the temperature in the metropolis down by 3°C as compared to Thursday. The winds in the city are blowing at 14kmph and the temperature at 8am was recorded at 16°C.According to the Pakistan Meteorological Department (PMD), the temperature is expected to fall to 11°C. It will remain dry and...

The Supremem Court pardoned PTI MNA- elect from Karachi and former anchorperson of BOL TV Aamir Liaquat Hussain for using a derogatory language against the Jang Grouo and its journalists after accepting his unconditional apology. When Liaquat assured that he will not repeat such an act again. The court then accepted Liaquat’s apology and disposed of the contempt petition...
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