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Zahid Hussain

Senior Content Editor natcour.com and multimedia journalist with more than fifteen years' experience as a reporter, content writer and editor.

Pakistan Navy ships visit Morocco: A step towards revamping Pak-Africa ties

By Ali Basit As per IMF forecast, Africa will be second-fastest growing region in the world between 2016 and 2020 with annual growth of 4.5%. Seven African countries are posting annual growth rates well above 5.5%. Similarly, among the fifteen fastest growing global economies, eight are in Africa. Notwithstanding the fact that the region is […]

Former Pakistan PM Nawaz Sharif flies to London for medical treatment

LAHORE: Former three-time prime minister Nawaz Sharif left Pakistan for London to undergo medical treatment. He is accompanied by his brother Shehbaz Sharif. The flight is scheduled to land at Heathrow International Airport at 06:30 PM GMT. The air ambulance carrying the former premier is equipped with oxygen cylinders, ventilators, an intensive care unit, an […]

Pakistan test-fires surface to surface Shaheen 1 ballistic missile

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan on Monday successfully test-fired surface to surface ballistic missile Shaheen − 1. The launch was conducted as part of a Training Exercise, which was aimed at testing the operational readiness of Army Strategic Forces Command. Shaheen − 1 missile is capable of delivering all types of warheads up to a range of 650 kilometers. […]

PM Imran Khan warns officers against inaction over Citizen Portal complaints

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan has decided to take action against the officers who are responsible for not addressing the complaints of people on ‘Citizen Portal’. According to the Spokesperson of Prime Minister’s Office, a five member Committee will be constituted in every ministry and department, headed by a 20 Grade officer or a Joint […]

CPEC update: PM inaugurates Havelian-Thakot Section

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan will perform the inauguration of Havelian-Thakot section of Hazara motorway project on Monday. The motorway is part of the China Pakistan Economic Corridor project. The project will serve as the main route for Pakistan-China commercial traffic. According to Radio Pakistan, the motorway shall directly benefit approximately seveCn million population of Hasan […]

Islamabad advises India to to move away from its obsession with Pakistan

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan has rejected the comments attributed to Indian External Affairs Minister against Pakistan. “We firmly reject the unfounded remarks reportedly made by the Indian External Affairs Minister (EAM) in an interview with a French newspaper and in interaction with certain other media outlets,” the Foreign Office said on Sunday. “This outburst is yet another […]

PML-N finishes preparations for Nawaz Sharif’s air travel to London

  ISLAMABAD: PML-N supremo Nawaz Sharif is likely to fly to London Tuesday as preparations for his air travel have been finalized. An air ambulance will arrive in Lahore from Qatar on November 19. According to family and party’s sources, Nawaz Sharif will be shifted to the Harley Street Clinic in London. With the flying […]

Edhi Foundation Wins Prestigious “Isa Award for Service to Humanity”

  The Edhi Foundation has received the prestigious “Isa Award for Service to Humanity” on 12 November 2019 at the Isa Cultural Center, Bahrain. Hamad Bin Isa Al-Khalifa, the King of Bahrain, presented the award to Mr. Faisal Edhi, the son of late Abdul Sattar Edhi and Chairman of Edhi Foundation. The award comprises US$ […]

PM Imran commends army for defending borders

ISLAMABAD: Chief of the Army Staff General Qamar Javed Bajwa called on Prime Minister Imran Khan in Islamabad and discussed issues of national security. According to Radio Pakistan, Indian siege of Occupied Kashmir, western border and internal security came under discussion in the meeting. PM Khan hailed continued efforts of Pak Army in defending the borders […]

PML-N to approach court amid row with govt over travel ban

LAHORE: Pakistan Muslim League (PML-N) will file a petition in the Islamabad High Court seeking removal of former prime minister Nawaz Sharif’s name from the exit control list (ECL). The move came a day after the federal government refused to let former prime minister Nawaz Sharif fly abroad without submitting a surety bond worth Rs7 […]

Pakistan to play Sri Lanka Tests in front of home crowds

After more than 10 years, Test cricket will return to Pakistan in December when Sri Lanka will play their World Test Championship matches in Rawalpindi and Karachi. The first Test will be played at the Pindi Cricket Stadium from 11-15 December, while the second Test will be held at the National Stadium from 19-23 December. […]

Govt conditionally allows Nawaz Sharif to travel abroad

ISLAMABAD: The federal government has granted one-time permission to former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif to go abroad for a period of four weeks. Addressing a news conference, Law Minister Farogh Nasim said there is only one condition that PML-N President Shahbaz Sharif submit an indemnity bond to the tune of seven billion rupees to avail the […]

ECC hikes minimum what support price to Rs1350

Economic Coordination Committee (ECC) of the Cabinet has increased the minimum support price of wheat from the current Rs 1300 per 40 kg to Rs 1350 per 40 kg to safeguard the interests of the growers and ensure food security for the masses. The decision to raise the wheat price by Rs 50 per 40 […]

Maulana Fazlur Rehman announces end to Islamabad sit-in

ISLAMABAD: Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam (JUI-F) head Maulana Fazlur Rehman on Wednesday announced that he was ending his protest sit-in which was held in Islamabad for nearly two weeks. Addressing the participants of the sit-in, Maulana Fazlur Rehman said that his movement would not spread to the rest of Pakistan. He appealed to people who could not […]

Nawaz Sharif rejects govt’s condition to remove ECL ban

ISLAMABAD: Former prime minister Nawaz Sharif has refused to travel abroad for medical treatment after the federal attached a new condition to his departure from Pakistan. The federal cabinet allowed the former premier to fly abroad only after submitting his assets as mortgage, a condition rejected by the PML-N. Quoting sources, Geo reported that that […]