Pakistan

Nisar lauds Gen Rizwan Akhtar for his efforts to deal with internal, external threats

ISLAMABAD (Sarzameen News) – Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan has appreciated former Director General ISI General Rizwan Akhtar for his efforts to deal with internal and external threats. He said this while talking to former DG ISI in Islamabad on Monday. Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif, Finance Minister Ishaq Dar, Khawaja Saad Rafique and National

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Details regarding excessive use of helicopters by KP govt obtained

PESHAWAR (Sarzameen News) – The details about unnecessary use of government helicopters by Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) administration were obtained on Monday. According to official documents, the helicopter was used just in the parameters of Peshawar district for three times. The helicopter was taken three times from Chief Minister (CM) House to Hayatabad, Mattani and Garhi

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Pakistan to get four MI-35 helicopters from Russia in 2017: Rana Tanveer

ISLAMABAD (Sarzameen News) – Minister for Defence Production Rana Tanveer Hussain on Monday said that Pakistan would get four advanced MI-35 helicopters from Russia in 2017. Talking to Dunya News, the minister said that Pakistan has paid $153 million for the purchase of helicopters. He also said that the government is also in contact with

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Mysterious disease affects 30,000 people in Karachi

KARACHI (Sarzameen News) – Sindh Health Minister Dr. Sikandar Mandhro on Monday has declared emergency in Malir after outbreak of mysterious disease that caught more than 30,000 patients in one month. According to sources, health minister visited Saudabad hospital and said that identification of virus would take time however, blood samples have been dispatched to

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Rehman Bhola confesses to setting Baldia factory ablaze

KARACHI (Sarzameen News) – In an interrogation report submitted by police in the Anti-Terrorism Court (ATC) on Monday, prime accused Abdul Rehman alias Rehman Bhola confessed to starting a devastating factory fire in Karachi’s Baldia Town four years ago, that claimed lives of 257 people. The suspect was presented in ATC amid tight security after

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PTI submits adjournment motion over Quetta carnage commission’s report in NA

ISLAMABAD (Sarzameen News) – Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) on Monday submitted an adjournment motion in the National Assembly Secretariat over report prepared by commission investigating Quetta massacre. According to details, Shireen Mazari presented the motion signed by PTI senior leaders Shah Mahmood Qureshi and Munnaza Hassan to urge the participants to discuss the report of Justice

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Pak-China economic partnership would greatly benefit both countries: PM

ISLAMABAD (Sarzameen News) – Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Monday said that China and Pakistan have translated its long-term strategic ties into a strong and durable economic partnership that would greatly benefit both the countries. He expressed these views while chairing a meeting to review progress on different projects under the umbrella of China Pakistan

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IG Sindh sent on forced leave

KARACHI (Sarzameen News) – The PPP-led Sindh government on Monday sent Inspector General (IG) of Sindh Police Allah Dino Khwaja on a forced leave. The decision has been taken by Sindh Chief Minister Murad Ali Shah few days before the arrival of PPP co-chairman Asif Ali Zardari. According to sources, additional IG Mushtaq Mehar has

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Air Chief Sohail Aman meets PM, discusses PAF’s professional matters

ISLAMABAD (Sarzameen News) – Chief of Air Staff, Air Chief Marshal Sohail Aman on Monday met Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif (PM) in Islamabad. During the meeting, professional matters related to Pakistan Air Force (PAF) came under discussion. Sources told that the premier appreciated PAF’s role regarding operation Zarb-e-Azb and said that terrorists’ network has been

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Fire gutted more than 40 shops in Dir Bala

DIR BALA (Sarzameen News) – According to details, fire broke out in the cylinder shops in Tar Patar Bazar of Dir Bala on Sunday night which spread very quickly and engulfed more than 40 shops. The residents of the area tried to bring the blaze under control on self-help basis. The traders staged protest against

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