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Polling underway for NA-258 Karachi by-election

KARACHI (Web Desk) – Polling process is underway for NA-258 Karachi (Malir) by-election, the Election Commission of Pakistan said on Monday. The Polling started at 8 am and will continue till 5 pm without any formal interval. The provincial and federal government has announced a public holiday for all offices located in the constituency. The

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11 new ministers inducted in Punjab cabinet

LAHORE (Sarzameen News) – Punjab cabinet was expanded after three and a half years as 11 ministers, three advisors and two special assistants will take oath of office today (Monday). Governor Punjab, Malik Muhammad Rafiq Rajwana would administer oath from them at the Governor s House. Those who will take oath as ministers included, Jahangir Khanzada,

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Gen Raheel inaugurates a hospital in hometown

RAWALPINDI (Sarzameen News) – Chief of the Army Staff (COAS) General Raheel Sharif on Sunday visited his native town of Kunjah and inaugurated the newly-built Shabbir Sharif Hospital. According to Inter Services Public Relations (ISPR), notables of the area were present on the occasion. The COAS visited different sections of the hospital alongside adviser to Chief

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Police officer gunned down in Karachi

KARACHI (Sarzameen News) – In a fresh wave of target killing, gunmen killed a police officer and injured a head constable in Karachi on Sunday. According to eyewitnesses, the incident took place near Aladin Park when the assailants riding a motorbike tried to stop a vehicle and opened fire on it, killing the DSP on

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Indian PM won’t be able to stop Pakistan’s water: Abid Sher Ali

FAISLABAD (Sarzameen News) – Minister of State for Water and Power, Chaudhry Abid Sher Ali on Sunday said that, “Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi will not be able to stop a single drop of Pakistan’s water.” Talking to media, Abid Sher Ali said that the Indian Prime Minister can only make empty threats. He said

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PTI to end boycott of standing committees of NA

ISLAMABAD (Sarzameen News) – Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) on Sunday ended boycott of the standing committees of the National Assembly, but the boycott of the session of parliament still remains enforced. Chairman PTI, Imran Khan, during a meeting at his Bani Gala residence, consultated over the issue and decided to allow members of the party to

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Five killed after helicopter crashes in Iran

TEHRAN (Sarzameen News) – Five people on board an Iranian helicopter were killed when it crashed into the Caspian Sea on Sunday, state television reported. The bodies of four crew and a civilian, plus the helicopter, had been found, a security official told state television website. The helicopter, owned by the National Iranian Drilling Company,

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Pakistan Embassy, Consulate to remain closed on UAE National Day

ABU DHABI (Sarzameen News) – The Embassy of Pakistan, Abu Dhabi and Consulate General of Pakistan, Dubai will remain closed on Thursday i.e. December 1 on account of the UAE National Day and Commemoration Day and will reopen on Sunday December 4. Indian embassy will be working on Thursday and shall remain closed on Friday

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CNS Golf Championship concludes

LAHORE (Sarzameen News) – Ghazanfar Mehmood of Garden City Golf Club Rawalpindi won the 6th Chief of the Naval Staff Amateur Golf Championship that concluded at the internationally ranked Royal Palm Golf and Country Course on Sunday. Governor Punjab, Malik Muhammad Rafique Rajwana was the Chief Guest of the occasion. The three-day event was held

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Arid Saudi could need ‘$50 billion’ in water investment

RIYADH (Sarzameen News) – Arid Saudi Arabia could need more than $53 billion in water sector investment supported by private funds as demand grows, officials said on Sunday. The world’s largest oil exporter, whose petroleum revenues fell 51 percent last year on declining crude prices, is pushing to diversify its economy through greater private sector

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