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August 15, 2018 | 12:22:14 PM

Money laundering scandal: Anwar Majeed arrested

Money laundering scandal: Anwar Majeed, close aide of Asif Zardari, arrested

Can't connect right now! retry ISLAMABAD: The authorities on Wednesday arrested Anwar Majeed, owner Omni Group, a close aide of former president Asif Ali Zardari. Anwar Majeed and his son Abdul Ghani Majeed were arrested by the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) outside the Supreme Court of Pakistan.

August 15, 2018 | 12:20:16 PM

Manned flight to space station is on track, says SpaceX

NASA astronauts stand behind SpaceX's Crew Dragon spacecraft

HAWTHORNE, Calif. -- SpaceX has made strides in having their Crew Dragon spacecraft transport astronauts to and from the International Space Station (ISS). One of the crown jewels in the NewSpace firm's efforts was highlighted on Monday Aug. 13. However, the company was not alone in marking the progress SpaceX has made toward sending crews to low-Earth orbit.

August 15, 2018 | 12:17:00 PM

Black Day in Occupied Kashmir on India's Independence Day

Black Day in Occupied Kashmir on India's Independence Day

Wednesday Aug 15, 2018 Kashmiris on both sides of the Line of Control and the world over are observing India's Independence Day, today, as Black Day to convey message to the international community that India continues to illegally occupy their homeland. The Black Day is being marked by a complete strike in the occupied territory, Kashmir Media Service reported.

August 15, 2018 | 12:15:02 PM

Imran Khan hopeful about PTI's win in polling for speaker and deputy speaker

Imran Khan hopeful about PTI's win in polling for speaker and deputy speaker NA

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August 15, 2018 | 12:13:40 PM

Well wishes to Pakistan on Independence Day

India expresses well wishes to Pakistan on Independence Day

LAHORE - The High Commission of India has come forth expressing well wishes for Pakistan as it celebrates its 71st Independence Day on Tuesday. The Official Twitter handle of the High Commission posted greetings for the neighbouring country as it rejoices the completion of 71 years since its creation in 1947.

August 15, 2018 | 09:27:51 AM

Billboard Pakistan 2018: Zindabad Paindabad

August 15, 2018 | 09:04:58 AM

Pak Independence Day celebrated worldwide

India expresses well wishes to Pakistan on Independence Day

LAHORE - The High Commission of India has come forth expressing well wishes for Pakistan as it celebrates its 71st Independence Day on Tuesday. The Official Twitter handle of the High Commission posted greetings for the neighbouring country as it rejoices the completion of 71 years since its creation in 1947.

August 15, 2018 | 08:38:35 AM

Mere watan yeh aqeedaten aur pyar tujh pe nisar kar doon Pakistan Air Force Song

August 15, 2018 | 08:21:28 AM

Pakistan Navy celebrates 71st anniversary of country

Pakistan Navy celebrates 71st anniversary of country

10 hours ago BY Press Release KARACHI: An impressive Change of Guard ceremony was held at the mausoleum of Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah as the entire nation celebrated the 71 st anniversary of Pakistan's Independence.

August 15, 2018 | 08:15:46 AM

Burj Al-Khalifa illuminates with colours of Pakistani flag

Burj Al-Khalifa illuminates with colours of Pakistani flag on Independence Day

DUBAI - Burj Khalifa, the tallest skyscraper in the world, lit up with green and white spectacular LED illumination of the Pakistani national flag on Tuesday evening to celebrate the country's 71st Pakistan Independence Day. We congratulate Pakistan on their 71st Independence Day from #BurjKhalifa.

August 15, 2018 | 08:14:56 AM

PIA to replace Sabre with Turkish computer system

PIA to replace Sabre with Turkish computer system from 22nd

LAHORE - Cash-starved Pakistan International Airlines to disband Sabre and to use Turkish HTIT Computer System from August 22, the reliable sources told The Nation on Monday.

August 15, 2018 | 08:13:52 AM

China angered at new U.S. defense act

China angered at new U.S. defense act, to assess content

China on Tuesday condemned measures targeting it in a new U.S. defense act, saying it exaggerated antagonism and that Beijing would take a close look at aspects that beef up the role of a U.S. panel that reviews foreign investment proposals.

August 15, 2018 | 08:12:58 AM

PTIs newly elected MPA thrashes citizen

Video: PTI's newly elected MPA thrashes citizen in middle of Karachi road

KARACHI: A video circulating on social media shows Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) newly elected member Sindh Assembly Imran Ali Shah thrashing a citizen in the middle of the road near Karachi stadium. According to some social media users, Imran Shah allegedly thrashed the local man who tried to cross MPAs luxury vehicle.

August 15, 2018 | 08:11:31 AM

Shehbaz Sharif: 71 years of independence

Shehbaz Sharif decries Pakistan's instability after 71 years of independence

LAHORE - Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz President and former chief minister Punjab, Shehbaz Sharif deplored on Tuesday that even after 71 years of independence, Pakistan has not become a stable country as progress still revolves around a begging bowl. Talking to newsmen in Lahore, Shehbaz said the country has not achieved to its fullest and is in search of destiny even today.

August 15, 2018 | 08:10:26 AM

KSA interested in heavy investment in Pakistan, crown prince tells Imran

KSA interested in heavy investment in Pakistan, crown prince tells Imran | The Express Tribune

Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman has told prime minister-in-waiting Imran Khan that the kingdom was very much interested in investing heavily in a bid to strengthen its trade ties with Pakistan. The crown prince of Kingdom of Saudi Arabia also congratulated the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chief on his election victory over telephone, said a statement issued by the PTI on Tuesday.

August 15, 2018 | 08:09:43 AM

Imran not likely to wear new sherwani for oath-taking ceremony

Imran not likely to wear new sherwani for oath-taking ceremony | The Express Tribune

ISLAMABAD: As part of his austerity measures, the prime minister in waiting - Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chief Imran Khan - is likely to stick to his white dress code and wear an old sherwani even at the red-letter day of his political life on August 18.

August 15, 2018 | 08:08:12 AM

1947: In the words of those who lived to tell the tale

1947: In the words of those who lived to tell the tale | The Express Tribune

KARACHI: For most of us, 14th August marks a day of freedom. A day where we feel alive, sense patriotism and exude passion for this country we live in. "There's no power on Earth that can undo Pakistan," Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah had once said.

August 15, 2018 | 08:06:58 AM

Pakistanis living in China are celebrating Independence Day

Pakistan's Independence celebrations in China

BEIJING: Pakistanis living in China are celebrating Pakistan's Independence Day with great fervor and enthusiasm. The main function of the 72nd Independence Day of Pakistan, marked with a flag hoisting ceremony, was celebrated at the Embassy of Pakistan in Beijing. The event remembered the country's founding fathers and the martyrs who rendered sacrifices to secure independence from foreign rule.

August 14, 2018 | 11:57:17 PM

'Emerging Pakistan' buses hit Berlin's roads on Independence Day

'Emerging Pakistan' brand buses hit Berlin's roads on Independence Day

BERLIN: Berlin's iconic yellow buses are carrying brand Pakistan on the streets of the city on nation's 72nd Independence Day. This branding campaign is running under the theme of 'Emerging Pakistan'.

August 14, 2018 | 09:25:12 PM

Billboards celebrating Pakistan's independence day in Iran

Billboards celebrating Pakistan's independence day put up in Iran capital

Billboards and banners felicitating Pakistan on its 72nd independence day have been put up across Tehran, the capital of Iran, Radio Pakistan reported on Tuesday. The text in Persian on the billboards, photos of which are available with Dawn.com, congratulates Pakistan on its independence anniversary and depict historical landmarks from the four provinces.

August 14, 2018 | 01:27:06 PM

Pakistani tourist wins 1kg gold worth Dh145,000 in Dubai

Pakistani tourist wins 1kg gold worth Dh145,000 in Dubai

The winner was one of the visitors who shopped for Dh200. A Pakistani tourist in Dubai has won a gold prize during Dubai Shopping Surprises (DSS) at City Centre Deira. Syed Sarwar Hasan became the grand winner taking home one kilogram of gold worth around Dh145,000.

August 14, 2018 | 01:14:06 PM

PML-N nominates Hamza Shehbaz as Punjab CM

PML-N nominates Hamza Shehbaz as Punjab CM

Chaudhry Iqbal nominated for the slot of Punjab Assembly speaker. LAHORE (Dunya News) - The Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) party at a parliamentary meeting Monday nominated Hamza Shehbaz for the slot of Punjab chief minister. The party also nominated Gujranwala MPA-elect Chaudhry Iqbal for the slot of provincial assembly speaker.

August 14, 2018 | 01:12:32 PM

Chinese general calls on Army Chief Bajwa

Chinese general calls on Army Chief Bajwa - Daily Times

Commander Chinese People's Armed Police General Wang Ning called on Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa at the General Headquarters, Rawalpindi on Monday. According to a statement issued by the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR), the two discussed the matters related to common interest and regional security.

August 14, 2018 | 01:11:50 PM

Pakistan Army simultaneously plants 2 million trees

Pakistan Army simultaneously plants 2 million trees

Monday Aug 13, 2018 RAWALPINDI: Pakistan Army on Monday simultaneously planted 2 million trees in a campaign named 'Sarsabz o Shadab Pakistan', according to the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR). Director General (DG) of ISPR Major General Asif Ghafoor said that Army Chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa and his wife initiated the National Tree Plantation Campaign, and appealed to all Pakistanis to participate in the drive.

August 14, 2018 | 12:54:16 PM

Not challenging acquittal means Nawaz is not corrupt: IHC

IHC seeks speedy trial on pleas against Sharifs conviction in Avenfield reference

ISLAMABAD - The Islamabad High Court (IHC) on Monday directed the defence and prosecution sides in the pleas against the conviction of Sharif family in the Avenfield, to conclude their arguments by Friday. Resuming the hearing of the case, the court expressed its intention of not dragging the matter pertaining to the suspension of Avenfield properties reference verdict.

August 14, 2018 | 12:48:23 PM

Imran Khan names Dost Mazari for Punjab Assembly deputy speaker

Imran Khan names Dost Mazari for Punjab Assembly deputy speaker

LAHORE - Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chief Imran Khan on Monday nominated Dost Mazari for the deputy speaker slot in the Punjab Assembly. Mazari won election from Punjab Assembly constituency PP-297 Rajanpur-V by securing 56,113 votes. The party has already nominated Pakistan Muslim League-Quaid chief Pervaiz Elahi for speaker and PTI leader Chaudhry Sarwar would serve as the chief minister of Punjab.

August 14, 2018 | 12:46:18 PM

Air Chief resolves to make PAF clean, Green and compassionate organization

Air Chief resolves to make PAF clean, Green and compassionate organization

On the auspicious occasion of 71st Independence Day of Pakistan, Air Chief Marshal Mujahid Anwar Khan, Chief of the Air Staff, Pakistan Air Force addressed all personnel of PAF. Addressing the audience, the Air Chief said that while we remain focused on the operational preparedness of the PAF, it was also our sacred duty to contribute towards the prosperity of the country through nation building measures.

August 14, 2018 | 12:45:33 PM

Parliament pledges promises to Pakistan

Parliament pledges promises to Pakistan

ISLAMABAD: The 15th National Assembly of Pakistan having over 100 new faces started its journey when 324 out of 329 sitting members of the Lower House of Parliament took oath at the Parliament House on Monday.

August 14, 2018 | 12:44:42 PM

Imran Khan wishes nation on Independence Day

Imran Khan wishes nation on Independence Day

Tuesday Aug 14, 2018 ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chairman Imran Khan felicitated the nation on Independence Day as he vowed to realise Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah and Allama Iqbal's vision for Pakistan. In his message to the nation on the occasion of Independence Day, the PTI chief, also the country's prime minister-in-waiting, tweeted, "14 Aug 2018: On this Independence Day I am filled with the greatest optimism.

August 14, 2018 | 12:44:06 PM

Imran Khan gifted special Jinnah Cap

Imran Khan gifted special Jinnah Cap by Multan's hat-maker

KARACHI: PTI chief Imran Khan, would-be premier, has been presented with a finest Jinnah Cap by a Multan's Jinnah cap manufacturer, Abbas Ali, whose forefathers have had the honour of dressing former prime ministers and presidents' heads. The special gift was passed on to the PTI chief through a family friend and MNA Malik Amir Dogar two days ago.

August 14, 2018 | 12:43:03 PM

Google celebrates Pakistan's Independence Day

Google celebrates Pakistan's Independence Day with doodle

Tuesday Aug 14, 2018 Search engine Google has released a doodle on the occasion of Pakistan's 71 years of independence. This is not the first time the search engine has paid tribute to Pakistan on its Independence Day. Last year also, it released a doodle celebrating the country's birthday.

August 14, 2018 | 12:42:08 PM

Pakistan gears up for Independence Day

In pictures: Pakistan gears up for Independence Day

The day will dawn with 31 gun salute in the federal capital and 21 gun salute in the provincial headquarters. The Pakistani nation is celebrating the 71st anniversary of independence today with traditional fervour and enthusiasm as several activities are being arranged to mark the occasion.

August 14, 2018 | 12:40:37 PM

Billboard Pakistan 2018: Zindabad Paindabad

August 14, 2018 | 11:50:06 AM

Peshawar's thriving and vibrant entrepreneurial ecosystem

Peshawar's thriving and vibrant entrepreneurial ecosystem | The Express Tribune

ISLAMABAD: Muhammad Mohsin Rafiq used to visit his father at work - a technician in a public-sector hospital in Peshawar - and would pay close attention to hospital devices. Rafiq later went on to study electronic engineering to fulfill his father's dream.

August 14, 2018 | 11:45:47 AM

Indus Motor set to introduce Toyota Rush in Pakistan

Indus Motor set to introduce Toyota Rush in Pakistan | The Express Tribune

KARACHI: Indus Motor Company (IMC) will import completely built units (CBU) of Toyota Rush from next month as it aims to capture the price segment between its Corolla and Fortuner vehicles amid increasing competition from green- and brown-field beneficiaries. Toyota dealers in Karachi confirmed that the company will launch the model next month.

August 14, 2018 | 11:44:49 AM

PPL discovers new oil, gas deposits in Sindh

PPL discovers new oil, gas deposits in Sindh | The Express Tribune

KARACHI: Pakistan Petroleum Limited (PPL) made an oil and gas discovery at exploratory well Yasar X-1 located in Kotri block (2468-12) in Sujawal district, Sindh.

August 14, 2018 | 11:43:55 AM

Iran unveils next generation missile: media

Iran Unveils Next Generation Missile Amid Rising Tensions With US

Tehran, Iran: Iran unveiled a next generation short-range ballistic missile on Monday and vowed to further boost its capabilities, Iranian media said, at a time of rising tensions with the United States. State broadcaster IRIB said the new Fateh Mobin missile had "successfully passed its tests" and could strike targets on land and sea.

August 14, 2018 | 11:43:07 AM

CPEC to turn Pakistan into a great investment destination

CPEC to turn Pakistan into a great investment destination: LCCI - Profit by Pakistan Today

LAHORE: China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) project is bound to turn Pakistan into a great investment destination and it would start a new era of progress and prosperity in the country; therefore, it should be handled with extra care. Lahore Chamber of Commerce and Industry (LCCI) President Malik Tahir Javaid said this while talking to APP ...

August 14, 2018 | 11:41:57 AM

Taliban overrun Afghan army base, capture dozens of soldiers

Taliban militants overrun Afghan army base, capture dozens of soldiers | The Express Tribune

KABUL: Taliban militants overran large parts of an army base in northern Afghanistan, killing at least 10 soldiers, wounding 15 and capturing dozens more in fighting over the past two days, officials said on Tuesday.

August 14, 2018 | 11:40:06 AM

ISI, MI men in JIT only for Tarka: CJP

Maybe ISI, MI men were put in Panama case JIT to spice up probe: CJP

ISLAMABAD: The Sup≠reme Court on Monday hinted at appointing a Panama-like high-powered joint investigation team (JIT) in the Rs35 billion fake accounts case but without representations from intelligence agencies namely the Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) and Military Intelligence (MI).

August 14, 2018 | 11:38:22 AM

Imran Khan shares historic picture of his ancestors

Imran Khan shares historic picture of his ancestors on Pakistan's Independence Day

Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chief Imran Khan, prime minister-in-waiting, shared a historical picture of his maternal uncle (husband of his mother's sister) and his mother's paternal uncle sitting along with the founder of Pakistan Quaid-e-Azam M. Ali Jinnah and the thinker of Pakistan Dr Allama Iqbal at the Round Table Conference in London 1932.

August 14, 2018 | 11:36:51 AM

President, caretaker PM felicitate nation on Independence Day

President, caretaker PM felicitate nation on Independence Day

Tuesday Aug 14, 2018 ISLAMABAD: President Mamnoon Hussain and caretaker Prime Minister Justice (retd) Nasir-ul-Mulk extended heartiest felicitations to all Pakistanis on the occasion of Independence Day. President Mamnoon, in his message to the nation on 71st Independence Day, said that in order to rid the country of political, social, economic and other complex issues, the nation will have to rise above its personal and factional differences.

August 14, 2018 | 11:36:04 AM

Election for speakers, deputy speakers later this week

Election for speakers, deputy speakers later this week

The National Assembly and all four provincial assemblies will elect Speakers and Deputy Speakers of the houses on August 15 and 16. The National Assembly held its inaugural session today (Monday) as newly elected MNAs took the oath. Lawmakers were also sworn in in the Sindh, KP and Balochistan assemblies, whereas the Punjab Assembly is scheduled to meet on Aug 15 (Wednesday).

August 14, 2018 | 11:35:09 AM

Pakistan celebrates 71 years of independence

Pakistan celebrates 71 years of independence | Pakistan - Geo.tv

Pakistan is celebrating 71 years since independence today with traditional fervour and enthusiasm. As the clock struck midnight, fireworks began across the country while buildings were lit up to celebrate Independence Day. The morning dawned with a 31 gun salute in the federal capital and 21 gun salute in the provincial headquarters.

August 14, 2018 | 12:17:52 AM

Billboard Pakistan 2018: Azadi Mubarak to all Pakistanis

August 14, 2018 | 12:08:02 AM

328 MNAs sworn in to 15th National Assembly

328 MNAs sworn in to 15th National Assembly

The first session of the 15th National Assembly ended on Monday after 328 members of the lower house of the parliament took oath following their election in the July 25 countrywide polls. Earlier, it was reported that 329 lawmakers would take oath but MNA Sahabzada Muhammad Mehboob Sultan from Jhang was unable to attend the session.

August 13, 2018 | 10:13:59 PM

328 MNAs sworn in to 15th National Assembly

328 MNAs sworn in to 15th National Assembly

The first session of the 15th National Assembly ended on Monday after 328 members of the lower house of the parliament took oath following their election in the July 25 countrywide polls. Earlier, it was reported that 329 lawmakers would take oath but MNA Sahabzada Muhammad Mehboob Sultan from Jhang was unable to attend the session.

August 12, 2018 | 08:07:33 PM

Shahbaz the leader of excellence

In a few days Punjab will lose a leader of excellence: Tehmina Durrani

Can't connect right now! retry Pakistan's acclaimed author Tehmina Durrani stepped forward on Saturday to laud former chief minister of Punjab and her husband Shehbaz Sharif. Without naming Shehbaz Sharif, the prominent social activist took to twitter to commend her husband and his tenure as chief minister of the province which will soon be replaced by Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf administration.

August 12, 2018 | 08:05:06 PM

PTI nominee for Sindh governor promises to 'set a trend'

PTI nominee for Sindh governor promises to 'set a trend'

Sunday Aug 12, 2018 KARACHI: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf nominee for Sindh Governor Imran Ismail promised to "set a new trend" during his tenure. While speaking to media on Sunday, he shared that he will not be staying at Governor House, adding that he will only use the office of the Governor.

August 12, 2018 | 07:51:56 PM

Drought raises food security fears in Afghanistan

Farmers in war-torn Afghanistan hit by worst drought in decades | The Express Tribune

MAZAR-I-SHARIF: After his wheat crop failed and wells dried up, Ghulam Abbas sold his animals and joined thousands of other farmers migrating to cities as Afghanistan's worst drought in living memory ravages the war-torn country.

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