Addressing a press conference at PID Islamabad, Federal Information Minister Shibli Faraz admitted that after coming of Inquiry Commission report on sugar shortages, the cartel of this commodity has abnormally increased its price. However, he made it clear that government will not cave in to the pressure of sugar mafia and a mechanism of strict…

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The stakeholders of the Afghan conflict are giving positive signals to jell together and move forward on the peace process. Talking to the outgoing Ambassador of Afghanistan Shukrullah Atif Mashal, Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Quershi urged Kabul government to seize the historic opportunity for negotiating a comprehensive and broad-based inclusive political settlement in Afghanistan. On…

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ABU DHABI (Agencies): Israel and the United Arab Emirates reached an historic agreement on Thursday to set up full diplomatic relations between the two countries, the third such deal the Jewish state has struck with an Arab country after Egypt and Jordan. A White House announcement said the leaders of the US, Israel and the…

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ISLAMABAD (APP): The Islamabad High Court (IHC) on Thursday reserved its judgment in a petition challenging the appointment of Chairman National Database Regulatory Authority (NADRA) Usman Mubeen. Justice Aamer Farooq of IHC conducted hearing on the petition and subsequently reserved the verdict after listening arguments from both sides. Deputy Attorney General Raja Khalid adopted the…

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JERUSALEM (Agencies): Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu says UAE, Israel and the US agreed on a full, official peace in a phone call today. He says there will be an exchange of embassies, ambassadors, economic exchanges, direct flights and more. “This is very important for our economy, the regional economy and our future.” Netanyahu says…

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BEIRUT (AP): The FBI will join Lebanese and other international investigators in the probe of the massive explosion at Beirut’s port that killed more than 170 people, injured thousands and caused widespread destruction, a US diplomat said Thursday. Lebanese authorities had invited the FBI to take part, and it is one way that Washington can…

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WASHINGTON (Age-ncies): A White House official tells Israel’s Walla News that a signing ceremony in Washington is being planned with the participation of Prime Minister Netanyahu and UAE leader Zayed. The ceremony would take place in the coming weeks, and would represent Netanyahu’s first trip out of the country since the start of the coronavirus…

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RAWALPINDI (APP): Inter Services Public Relations (ISPR) Director General Major General Babar Iftikhar Thursday said the Pakistan armed forces were fully aware of Indian intentions and capability, and were completely ready to crush the enemy’s designs in any war domain. Addressing a media briefing here, he paid tribute to the workers, leaders and martyrs of…

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ISLAMABAD (APP): The Supreme Court on Thursday rejected the appeals of the companies and directed them to pay Rs 417 billion Gas Infrastructure Development Cess (GIDC) amount to the government.  A three-member special bench of the court headed by Justice Mushir Alam and comprising Justice Faisal Arab and Justice Mansoor Ali Shah announced the 78-page…

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