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PM launches grand social safety and poverty alleviation programme

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan today launched a grand Poverty Alleviation Programme under the title of Ehsas. Addressing the launching ceremony of the programme in Islamabad today, he said the programme is the commencement of a Jihad to alleviate poverty and bring the destitute people above the line of poverty. Imran Khan said…

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Protest against acquittal of Samjhauta Express blast accused

F.P. Report LAHORE: A protest demonstration was recorded by the affectees of the Samjhauta Express blast outside the Punjab Assembly building. On Feb 19, 2007, two bombs exploded on board Samjhauta Express bound from India to Pakistan, sparking a fire that killed at least 66 passengers. Most of the victims of the blast were Pakistanis.…

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SC orders legal actions against witnesses for false testimony

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court on Wednesday issued its detailed judgement over the legal status of false testimony and ordered legal proceedings under perjury against any witness found to have resorted to deliberate falsehood. The verdict was authored by Chief Justice of Pakistan Asif Saeed Khosa in reference to a case of false testimony…

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Silkbank declares operating profit of Rs.3.146b

F.P. Report KARACHI: The Board of Directors of Silkbank Limited in their February 28, 2019 meeting declared an Operating Profit of Rs. 3.146 billion, with a Profit After Tax of Rs. 1.330 billion for the year ended December 31, 2018, reflecting a growth of 17% over the previous year. Net interest income grew by Rs.…

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Asadullah Khalid met with his US counterpart in Kabul

Monitoring Desk KABUL: The Acting Minister of Defense of Afghanistan Asadullah Khalid met with his US Counterpart Patrick Shanahan in Kabul, the Ministry of Defense (MoD) said. According to a statement related by the Ministry of Defense, the meeting was held in the Special Operations Corps Headquarters this morning in which the two sides held…

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PTI government is a remnant of dictatorship-Nafisa Shah

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: Secretary Information of Pakistan Peoples Party Parliamentarians, Nafisa Shah, MNA, in a reaction to Prime Minister-select speech, has said that the current government cannot mislead the nation by telling tall tales. In a statement she said whosoever has attempted to tarnish Asif Ali Zardari’s reputation has always faced embarrassment and defeat. No…

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Islamic studies institute opens doors in Australia

MELBOURNE (AA): A Muslim-Turkish association in Melbourne opened an institute for Islamic studies. The Islamic Community National View (IGMG) opened the institute which will be part of the Ilim College based in Melbourne. A total of 10 students — six female and four male — took a placement test on Thursday. The successful students will…

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WI flay Jason Holder’s ban

TRINIDAD (BBC): Cricket West Indies president Dave Cameron has hit out at the “crippling decision” to ban captain Jason Holder from the third Test against England. Holder has been given a one-match suspension for his side’s slow over-rate during their second-Test victory. Cameron says the rule “ought to be modified”.  “We will of course abide…

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DG ISPR rejects Hindustan Times story about COAS Gen Bajwa

F.P. Report RAWALPINDI: Director General of Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) Major General Asif Ghafoor has rubbished a Hindustan Times report, reiterating that Pakistan’s Army Chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa had never approached Indian Army Chief for talks. Maj Gen Ghafoor on Thursday evening tweeted from his official account, saying that the claim in Hindustan Times…

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