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Pakistan ready to work with India to prevent arms race: FO

ISLAMABAD: The Foreign Office said on Thursday that Pakistan was ready to work with India to prevent an arms race in the region, stressing that the two countries needed to devote their resources for their people’s uplift. “Pakistan remains ready to discuss arms control and restraint measures with India. Our ...

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Israel restarts work on West Bank wall

BEIT JALA: Israel began construction on a controversial part of its separation barrier in the occupied West Bank on Thursday, near a Palestinian Christian town. Cranes began lifting eight-metre(yard)-high blocks into place near Beit Jala, south of Jerusalem and close to Bethlehem, a photographer witnessed. This part of the wall ...

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LHC issues notices to Sharif family over alleged wealth stashing

LAHORE – High court has notified Prime Minister (PM) Nawaz Sharif among six family members in case regarding alleged illegal wealth stashed abroad, Dunya News reported Thursday. Justice Khalid Mehmood Khan heard the case at the Lahore High Court (LHC). Petitioner’s counsel, Barrister Iqbal Jaffery maintained that PM Nawaz’s family ...

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Iran president unveils latest nuclear achievements

President Hassan Rouhani unveils some of Iran’s latest nuclear achievements during a ceremony held ahead of the country’s National Nuclear Technology Day on Friday. Rouhani unveiled 12 nuclear achievements on Thursday during the ceremony, which was held in the Iranian capital. The president said the nuclear agreement between Iran and the P5+1 ...

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Sharia court dispenses ‘justice’ in Lahore

LAHORE: In a manifestation of people’s growing distrust in conventional judicial system and mounting influence of religious organisations in society, Jamatud Dawa (JuD) has set up ‘Darul Qaza Sharia’ in the provincial metropolis to dispense ‘justice’ among people in light of Sharia laws, Dawn has learnt. A legal expert Dawn ...

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Pakistan assures China of CPEC security

RAWALPINDI (Web Desk) – Chief of Army Staff General Raheel Sharif has reassured China that Pak Army will ensure a secure environment for the timely completion of China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC), the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) reported. He said this during meeting with Zhang Chunxian, a Member of the ...

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Congress, AAP slam Modi for JIT probe

NEW DELHI: India’s opposition parties targeted on Tuesday Prime Minister Narendra Modi over Pakistan media reports that Pathankot attack was “stage-managed” by India and that its joint investigation team (JIT) was not provided with evidence of cross-border involvement of terrorists. The remarks drew a sharp response from the ruling Bharatiya ...

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At UN, Pakistan slams ‘nuclear doublespeak’

UNITED NATIONS: Pakistan has assailed the double standards practiced by some states, which preach nuclear disarmament but fail to take necessary steps themselves. Speaking in a session of the UN Disarmament Commission, a subsidiary of the General Assembly, Ambassador Maleeha Lodhi said that a handful of nuclear weapon states advocate ...

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