Noted journalists, editors, columnists, media personnel and representatives of media freedom organisations signed a petition, protesting against the ongoing curbs on freedom of expression in Pakistan in the recent days.
In a short verdict, Justice Aamer Farooq of the Islamabad High Court (IHC) convicted additional district and sessions judge (ADSJ) Raja Khurram Ali Khan and his wife Maheen of torturing the minor and sentenced them to one year in prison.
The political future of Sharif, who leads the country's most powerful political family and his party (PML-N), has been hanging in the balance since then. If convicted, he can be jailed.
'Babur Weapon System-1 (B)' incorporates advanced aerodynamics and avionics that can strike targets both at land and sea with high accuracy, the army said in a statement.
A steel tycoon-cum-politician, Sharif had served as the Prime Minister for the first time from 1990 to 1993. Sharif's second term as Prime Minister from 1997 ended in 1999 when then powerful Army chief General Pervez Musharraf staged a bloodless coup.
SAARC Summits are usually held biennially, hosted by a member state in alphabetical order. The member state hosting the summit assumes the Chair of the Association. The last SAARC Summit in 2014 was held in Kathmandu.
The directive came yesterday after a picture of Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) chairman Imran Khan depicted as a Hindu god was doing the rounds on social media.
Five Chinese nationals, who had clashed with a team of police personnel deployed for their security in Pakistan's Khanewal last week, were deported to their country on Tuesday.
In an effort to mend the damage caused by FATF's grey listing, Pakistan's government reportedly initiated the procedures for drafting a bill that shall aim to ban terrorist organisations like Hafiz Saeed-led Jamaat-ud-Dawa.
Under the ordinances, people will be free to declare value of their assets at their will and dollar account holders will be free to keep their accounts abroad, but just declare them and pay five per cent tax. Foreign liquid assets held abroad can be declared at five per cent payment.
Indo-US relationship made great strides in 2017, with President Donald Trump keeping his electoral promise of being the "best friend of India" inside the White House.
Several members of the Tahreek-e-Labaik party greeted them outside the jail and chanted slogans against the PML-N government for not punishing those involved in making changes to the law of finality of Prophet Mohammad.
Pakistan has praised Afghanistan President Ashraf Ghani's overture to the Taliban in which he offered to recognize the radical religious group as a political party.
Pakistan may attract maximum remittances of USD 20.5 billion from overseas workers in FY18 that would be slightly lower than the target of USD 20.7 billion. At the same time, exports may also surpass the target of USD 23.1 billion to a maximum of USD 24.6 billion.
Maleeha Lodhi repeated her stance that a "peaceful settlement" of the Kashmir issue in accordance with relevant UN Security Council resolutions is a "pre-requisite for lasting peace and stability" in South Asia.
"The recent killings of 20 unarmed civilians in Indian Kashmir are again a manifestation of the Indian policy of trying to resolve the dispute through the barrel of the gun," the Pakistan foreign minister said.
"The massacre carried out by the Indian occupation forces is totally unacceptable and should be unequivocally condemned by the international community and human rights community around the world," Khawaja Asif said.
“Pakistani security forces are undertaking counter-terrorism operations in Bajaur Agency directed against terrorist groups who continue to attack Pakistan from their sanctuaries based on Afghan soil that have resulted in loss of lives and injuries on the Pakistani side,” FO said.
Pakistani jets dropped four bombs on Wednesday evening in Kunar's Dangam district, Afghanistan's ministry of foreign affairs said in a statement, without elaborating on the damage or making any mention of casualties.
Presenting his package as an incentive for more people to enter the tax net, Abbasi stressed he felt this to be the most optimum way to maximise the government's revenues keeping in mind the significant challenges it faces.
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