Archive for February 2018

Pakistan to be placed on FATF ‘grey list’ in June, confirms FO

Tariq Ullah Wardak ISLAMABAD: The Foreign Office Spokesman on Wednesday said that a new foreign policy would be devised as per recommendations from National Security Committee aimed at strengthening the relationship with regional countries. Addressing weekly briefing at Foreign Office, Dr Faisal said that although Pakistan has come into the grey list of FATF but…

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Punjab Assembly passes resolution against NAB

F.P. Report LAHORE: The Punjab Assembly adopted a resolution against the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) on Wednesday and termed the bureau recent actions a violation of basic human rights. Provincial Law Minister, Rana Sanaullah presented the resolution which was passed with a majority and criticized the NAB actions. The resolution also demands for ending the…

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CJP takes suo motu notice of provincial governments media campaigns

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: Chief Justice of Pakistan Justice Mian Saqib Nisar took a suo motu notice of publicity campaigns by the provinces of Punjab, Sindh and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, on Wednesday. Chief Justice of Pakistan, Mian Saqib Nisar observed that provincial governments including Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Sindh and Punjab are doing publicity campaigns on the taxpayers’ expense…

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Contempt of Court: Nehal Hashmi likely to be released today after one-month in prison

F.P. Report RAWALPINDI: Former Senator and leader of Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N), Nehal Hashmi is expected to be released on Wednesday (today) after completing his one-month prison sentence in contempt of court case. On February 1, the Police officials had arrested Nehal Hashmi from the courtroom after a three-member apex court announced the decision. Justice Asif…

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Afghanistan defeats West Indies in WC Qualifiers Warm-up

Monitoring Desk KABUL: Afghanistan defeated West Indies in a warm-up match of the ICC World Cup Qualifiers by 29 runs which is played in Zimbabwe. West Indies elected to field first and inviting Afghanistan team to bat after winning the toss. Afghanistan managed to score 163 runs for the loss of nine in the 35…

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Kabul Process II summit to begin today

Monitoring Desk KABUL: The Kabul Process II summit is expected to start today as the arrangements were finalized and the security was beefed up in the capital to ensure any untoward situation. The local Afghan media reported that the Afghan Reconciliation process is expected to top the agenda of the summit. While talking to media,…

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Corruption reference: Accountability Court adjourns hearing against Ishaq Dar till March 5

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: The accountability court hearing the corruption case against former finance minister Senator Ishaq Dar adjourned the hearing of supplementary reference filed by the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) till March 5. The judge of the accountability court was informed that only one accused is present in the court and Judge Mohammad Bashir then…

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PM Abbasi chairs NSC meeting, reviews international, regional situation

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: The National Security Committee (NSC) has agreed to readjust the foreign policy framework and focus more on the regional countries. Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi chaired a meeting of NSC in Islamabad. The meeting reviews the current international and regional situation. Ministers of Foreign Affairs, Defense, Interior, Advisor to the Prime Minister…

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