News Bulletin

NAB Chairman enraged over incomplete inquiry despite 17 years

ISLAMABAD (Sarzameen News)- National Accountability Bureau (NAB) Chairman Justice (retd) Javed Iqbal expressed concerns over incomplete inquiry regarding corruption cases despite the passage of 17 years. He appeared furious at the sub-ordinates for not completing the inquiry for more than a decade. Justice (retd) Iqbal promised to wipe out all the corrupt and ineligible officers of NAB.

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Kissan Ittehad’s protest in Lahore continues on second day

LAHORE (Sarzameen News)- The Pakistan Kissan Ittehad (PKI) is staging a protest at Lahore’s Thokar Niaz Baig on second day (Tuesday) amid announcement to march towards Punjab assembly. The farmers have blocked the Multan road from both sides affecting the flow of traffic. Long queues of vehicles were reported hat added to the miseries of people. Hundreds of farmers held a protest

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COAS arrives in Saudi Arabia, calls on Crown Prince

RIYADH (Sarzameen News)- Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa met with Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman on Monday during his visit to Saudi Arabia. During the meeting, the dignitaries reviewed bilateral relations between the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and Pakistan, particularly in the military field. They also discussed issues of common interest between the two countries. The meeting

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PM wants speedy efforts for construction of Diamer-Bhasha and Mohmand dams

ISLAMABAD  (Sarzameen News)- Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi has directed the Ministry of Water Resources to expedite efforts for construction of Diamer-Bhasha and Mohmand dams. Presiding over a meeting in Islamabad on Tuesday, he also directed that financing strategy for Diamer-Bhasha dam should be brought before the Council of Common Interests for approval. During the meeting, an overview of

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Foreign Secretary calls on President of Sri Lanka

COLOMBO (Sarzameen News)- Foreign Secretary, Tehmina Janjua called on the President of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka, Maithripala Sirisena, in Colombo on Tuesday in his office. The Foreign Secretary highlighted the immense goodwill for Sri Lanka in Pakistan which continues to encourage us to further strengthen and deepen our bilateral relations. She also expressed Pakistan’s desire to especially expand the trade relations

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ECP reserves verdict in Ayesha Gulalai disqualification reference

ISLAMABAD (Sarzameen News)- The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) has Tuesday reserved the decision on Ayesha Gulalai’s disqualification reference that was filed by Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) against her for defying its orders. The verdict will be declared on October 24. The five-member bench under the Chief Election Commissioner heard the case, filed by the PTI against her for defying

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Pakistan will progress if institutions observe jurisdictions: Ahsan Iqbal

NANKANA SAHIB (Sarzameen News)- Interior minister Ahsan Iqbal has said that the matter regarding army commenting of economic affairs of the country is over after an explanation by the institution however, Pakistan would progress if every institution works within its jurisdiction. The federal minister paid a visit to the grieving family of the martyred army captain in Nankana

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Only PM, political party has say in my resignation: Ishaq Dar

ISLAMABAD (Sarzameen News)- Graft accusations-hit finance minister, Ishaq Dar has said on Monday that Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi and Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz would decide whether he would tender his resignation or continue the legal battle while keeping his federal ministry. Dar addressed a press conference in the federal capital today after reportedly his counsel and prosecutor

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ECP revokes membership of 71 MNAs, 7 senators, 183 MPAs

ISLAMABAD (Sarzameen News)- Election Commission of Pakistan has suspended membership of Capt (r) Safdar, seven senators, 71 Members of National Assembly and 183 Members of Provincial Assembly on Monday for not filing details of their assets. Reportedly, the list includes 84 MPAs from Punjab, 50 MPAs from Sindh, 38 from Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and 11 from Balochistan Assembly.

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NAB prosecutor, Dar’s counsel exchange harsh words in court

ISLAMABAD (Web Desk) – The National Accountability Bureau (NAB) Special Prosecutor Imran Shafiq and Finance Minister Ishaq Dar’s counsel Khawaja Haris exchanged harsh words with each other during the hearing of the minister’s assets beyond means case. NAB witness Tariq Javed, a private bank officer, reappeared before the court along with e-mail record pertaining to

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