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IMF officials, Pakistan PM discus bailout package

IMF officials, Pakistan PM discus bailout package

By Nasir Aijaz AsiaN Correspondent Islamabad: International Monetary Fund’s (IMF) Director Middle East and Central Asia Jihad Azour met Prime Minister Imran Khan at the PM Office here on Tuesday. Adviser to Prime Minister on Finance Dr Abdul Hafeez Sheikh and Governor State Bank Dr Reza Baqir were present in the meeting. The IMF delegation […]

Pakistan women’s football captain named mental health champion for British charity

Pakistan women’s football captain named mental health champion for British charity

By Nasir Aijaz AsianN Correspondent Islamabad: Pakistan women’s national football captain Hajra Khan has been named as the new ambassador for the British Asian Trust, one of the Prince of Wales’s charities in the United Kingdom. According to a press release issued by the organisation, Hajra will help create mass awareness about mental health issues, […]

Hindu community’s business remains shut in Pakistan’s restive town Ghotki

Hindu community’s business remains shut in Pakistan’s restive town Ghotki

By Nasir Aijaz AsiaN Correspondent Islamabad: Although the situation in Ghotki town of Sindh province remained relatively calm on Monday following two days of violence, fear from mob attacks gripped the Hindu business community who kept their shops shut in main bazaar and other localities. The Muslim religious extremists had ransacked three temples, a school, […]

Hindu temples, houses, school ransacked in Pakistan

Hindu temples, houses, school ransacked in Pakistan

  By Nasir Aijaz AsiaN Correspondent Islamabad: Law and order of Ghotki town and surrounding areas in Sindh province of Pakistan deteriorated on Sunday as students of seminaries took to the streets to protest against an alleged incident of blasphemy and ransacked Hindu Temples, houses, shops and a school owned by Hindu community The protests […]

Four Pakistan soldiers killed in firing near Afghan border

Four Pakistan soldiers killed in firing near Afghan border

By Nasir Aijaz AsiaN Correspondent Islamabad: Four soldiers of the Pakistan army were martyred and one other was injured in two separate incidents of firing by militants near the Afghan border, the military’s media wing said on Saturday. The first incident occurred in North Waziristan tribal district, where miscreants opened fires on a routine patrolling […]

Pakistan-India Davis Cup tie to be held in November in Islamabad

Pakistan-India Davis Cup tie to be held in November in Islamabad

By Nasir Aijaz AsiaN Correspondent Islamabad: The upcoming Davis Cup tie between Pakistan and India has been rescheduled for the week starting November 25 in Islamabad, the International Tennis Federation (ITF) has said. “The Davis Cup Committee has determined that the Davis Cup Asia/Oceania Group I tie between Pakistan and India will be rescheduled for […]

Pakistan soldier killed in Indian firing across border

Pakistan soldier killed in Indian firing across border

By Nasir Aijaz AsiaN Correspondent Islamabad: A Pakistan Army soldier was martyred after Indian troops resorted to “unprovoked” firing from across the Line of Control (LoC) in Hajipir sector of Haveli district, Kashmir, the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) said on Saturday. The soldier was identified as Havaldar Nasir Hussain from Punjab province, by the military’s […]

Pakistani footballer-turned-powerlifter Zulfia wins gold medal in Dubai

Pakistani footballer-turned-powerlifter Zulfia wins gold medal in Dubai

By Nasir Aijaz AsiaN Correspondent Islamabad: Pakistan women football team midfielder Zulfia Nazir has now set her eyes on winning laurels in powerlifting after winning a gold medal in Dubai. Zulfia, who represented the Pakistan women football team in the SAFF Women Championship in 2014, is currently in Dubai where she has been playing football […]

Saudi military adviser calls on Pakistan Army Chief

Saudi military adviser calls on Pakistan Army Chief

By Nasir Aijaz AsiaN Corresppondent Islamabad: Major General Talal Abdullah Al-Otaibi, the military adviser to Saudi Arabia’s defence minister, Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman, called on Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa at the Pakistan Army’s General Headquarters on Thursday. Matters of mutual interest and regional security were discussed during the meeting, […]

Health experts alarmed as vaping trend rises among Pakistan youth

Health experts alarmed as vaping trend rises among Pakistan youth

By Nasir Aijaz AsiaN Correspondent Islamabad: Vaping trend among the youngsters in Pakistan is on the rise, as according to health experts roughly 5 percent of the country’s teenagers have switched to e-cigarettes. The retail sale of e-cigarettes is allowed in the country and there are no restrictions on their use. In view of this […]

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