News Bulletin

Imran Khan felicitates new army chief

ISLAMABAD (Sarzameen News) – Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan on Wednesday telephoned Chief of Army Staff General Qamar Javed Bajwa and congratulated him over his appointment as new army chief. According to sources, Imran Khan extended his best wishes to General Qamar Javed Bajwa for successfully meeting the challenge of country’s defence and security.

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Supreme Court to resume Panama Leaks case hearing today

ISLAMABAD (Sarzameen News) – A five-member larger bench of the Supreme Court of Pakistan, headed by Chief Justice Anwar Zaheer Jamali, will resume the hearing of Panama Leaks case today (Wednesday) after a 14-day break. The petitions seeking Prime Minister’s disqualification over Panama Leaks issue were filed by Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chief Imran Khan, Ameer

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Russia not discussing possibility of joining CPEC

MOSCOW (Sarzameen News) – Russia is not discussing the possibility of joining the China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) project with Pakistan, the country’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs said on Tuesday. The press released stated: Pakistani media reports about “secret negotiations” between Russia and Pakistan on the implementation of projects as part of the China-Pakistan Economic

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Heart of Asia conference: Sartaj Aziz to reach Amritsar through Wagah Border

LAHORE- Prime Minister’s Adviser on Foreign Affairs Sartaj Aziz would go to India through Wagah border to attend Heart of Asia conference on December 4 and will return the country on same day using the same route. Aziz would be the first senior Pakistani official to visit India since the September 10 Uri attack, blamed

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Gen Petraeus debunks allegations of duplicity against Pakistan

Sarzamee(Web Desk) – General David Petraeus, former CIA director and commander of US troops in Afghanistan, has said there is no evidence of Pakistan playing a double game and supporting terrorists in Afghanistan. Petraeus’ remarks are now particularly significant given the fact that he is on a short list of President-Elect Donald Trump’s nominees for

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General Qamar Bajwa assumes charge as Pakistan’s 16th army chief

RAWALPINDI (Sarzameen News) – General Qamar Javed Bajwa has taken charge as the 16th Chief of Army Staff (COAS) at an impressive change of command ceremony at General Headquarters in Rawalpindi on Tuesday. Outgoing Army Chief General Raheel Sharif handed over the traditional Malacca Cane to General Qamar Javed Bajwa symbolizing the change of command.

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India’s aggressive posture a serious threat to regional peace: Gen Raheel

RAWALPINDI (Web Desk) – Outgoing Army Chief General Raheel on Tuesday said India’s aggressive posture is a serious threat to the regional peace and security. General Raheel Sharif gave these remarks in his farewell address on the occasion of change of command ceremony at Army Hockey Stadium in Rawalpindi. Services Chiefs, former services chiefs, Speaker

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General Qamar Bajwa to take charge as COAS today

RAWALPINDI (Sarzameen News) – General Qamar Javed Bajwa will take up the post of the 16th Chief of Army Staff of the Pakistan Army today (Tuesday) to replace General Raheel Sharif. Invitations have been dispatched to ambassadors, civil leaders, military officials among other dignitaries to attend the change of command ceremony that is scheduled to

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PIA raises $130 million, offers 30% discount on late-night flights

KARACHI (Sarzameen News) – Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) on Monday said it has raised $130 million in fresh financing from a banking consortium, as the airline staggers under the weight of earlier loans totaling more than $3 billion. PIA said in a statement the financing facility was arranged by Pakistan‘s United Bank Limited (UBL) and

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Arrest warrant issued against Musharraf in Akbar Bugti murder case

QUETTA (Sarzameen News) – The Balochistan High Court (BHC) on Monday issued bailable arrest warrants for former president General (Retd) Pervez Musharraf in the case pf alleged murder of former Baloch nationalist leader Nawab Akbar Khan Bugti. Earlier, an Anti-terrorism court had acquitted the former dictator in the Nawab Akbar Bugti murder case But an

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