Govt orders Pemra to restore transmission of news channels

ISLAMABAD: The government on Sunday directed the Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) to restore transmission of all news channels. Earlier, the regularity authority had taken all news channels off air in the country. Sources said that the broadcast of news channels would be restored within an hour. They said that the media

PTI calls for Interior Minister Ahsan Iqbal’s resignation

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) on Sunday demanded Interior Minister Ahsan Iqbal resign, accusing him of mishandling the Faizabad dharna. PTI’s General Secretary Jahangir Khan Tareen said in statement that instead of resolving the crisis the interior minister continued making empty talks. “It is necessary he separate himself from ministry now", Geo

Islamabad operation: Facebook, Youtube and Twitter blocked

ISLAMABAD: After Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA) ordered a complete media blackout on coverage of Islamabad Operation, social networking websites such as Facebook, YouTube and Twitter have been blocked in the country. Done in order to deter any possible live coverage of Faizabad sit-in that has paralyzed the country’s capital

After Nawaz, it’s time for Zardari’s ‘wicket’ to fall: Imran

After Nawaz Sharif’s ouster from power, it’s time for Asif Ali Zardari’s wicket to fall over corruption, Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chief Imran Khan has said. “Nowhere in Pakistan have I witnessed the poverty, which is prevalent in rural Sindh,” Imran told supporters in Sindh’s Sehwan on Sunday evening. “[Asif Ali] Zardari

Youm-e-Ashur observed peacefully across the country

ISLAMABAD: Youm-e-Ashur was observed across the country with due solemnity and sanctity peacefully to pay homage to the sacrifices of Imam Hussain (R.A) and his companions in Karbala. The day was observed to commemorate the supreme sacrifice rendered by the grandson of Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) and his 72 companions to uphold

Pakistan’s ‘corruption claims overlooked’ in RPP arbitration

ISLAMABAD: Senior government officials have claimed that the International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID) overlooked Pakistan’s claim of corruption while deciding in favour of Karkey Karadeniz Elektrik Uretim over a rental power project (RPP) dispute. Pakistan is also considering various options to deal with the matter after the announcement of