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Day: May 13, 2023

PM wants rioters involved in May 9 violence arrested in 72 hours

LAHORE: Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif urged the Punjab government on Saturday to arrest vandals and anyone involved in arson attacks within 72 hours of the arrest of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chief Imran Khan. The premier, who presided over the meeting at the Punjab Safe City Authority headquarters in Lahore, described it as a “critical task that requires swift action to…

No favorite political party, leader, says US

WASHINGTON: On Thursday, a US State Department official stated, “A prosperous and strong, democratic Pakistan is critical to US interests,” while emphasizing that the US does not have a position on any candidate or political party. “We continue to monitor the situation in Pakistan closely,” Deputy Spokesperson Vedant Patel said at his regular press conference, responding to a series of…

Vandalism, internet shutdown causes Rs3.5b loss

ISLAMABAD: Vandalism and arson during rallies by Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) activists across the country, as well as the government’s three-day internet shutdown, have cost the national exchequer more than Rs3.5 billion. As a result of the disruption to commercial activity, the Federal Board of Revenue lost approximately Rs2 billion in revenue, although the Pakistan Software Export Association (PSEA) stated that…

LHC orders release of Yasmin Rashid

LAHORE: The Lahore High Court ordered the immediate release of 17 Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) women workers, including former Punjab health minister Dr Yasmin Rashid, on Saturday. The verdict on the petition filed against the incarceration of PTI workers and leaders was issued by LHC judge Justice Safdar Saleem Shahid. The court, after hearing a petition, ordered her freedom if she…

Hira Soomro recalls getting marriage proposals from male fans

Hira Soomro, a rising actor, said that despite being married, she receives marriage offers from her male followers. Hira Soomro, a model-turned-actor, was recently sitting with a digital channel for a tell-all when she revealed that many of her followers are unaware of her marriage and children, as she married before entering the showbiz profession. The star revealed that she…

Police identify culprits involved in attack on Jinnah house

ISLAMABAD: The vast majority of those responsible for the demolition of the Jinnah House in Lahore and other military sculptures have been identified. According to the data, the majority of the miscreants have been identified, including Danish Munir, Saud, Adnan Ashraf, Farooq Zaman, Ali Hasan, and Chaudhry Masood. According to sources, the process of identifying the troublemakers is still underway;…

Six terrorists killed as security forces complete operation at Balochistan FC camp: ISPR

RAWALPINDI: The clearance operation at FC Compound Muslim Bagh in Northern Balochistan, which began on Friday evening after repelling the initial onslaught of terrorists, was concluded on Saturday, according to the military’s media wing. “The complex clearance operation also included a hostage rescue operation to save three families from a residential block.” “The terrorists had not even spared children from…

PM Shahbaz Sharif slams Imran Khan for allegations against Army chief

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif slammed Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan’s statement regarding Army Chief, saying it reflected his unhealthy and compulsive thinking. Prime Minister Shahbaz Sharif claimed on Twitter that PTI Chief’s remarks regarding the Army Chief display his unhealthy and obsessed mentality. He claimed that General Asim Munir, the then-Director-General of the Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI), exposed Imran…

Former CM Punjab Usman Buzdar loses protective bail

LAHORE: In a recent development, the Lahore High Court (LHC) rescinded the single bench’s judgment prohibiting the arrest of former Punjab Chief Minister Usman Buzdar. The ruling was made when a five-member bigger bench, led by Justice Ali Baqir Najafi, issued a written order asking for the contents of Buzdar’s preliminary probe. During the hearing, the questions raised by the…

IMF wants Pakistan to arrange $8bn for successful bailout review

Despite receiving confirmation from Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates (UAE), the International Monetary Fund (IMF) has now asked Pakistan to arrange $8 billion in new loans to support external debt repayments۔ over the next seven months in order for the long-stalled ninth review bailout package to be completed successfully. Since November, a staff-level agreement to release a $1.1…