SC seeks trial record in Daniel Pearl murder case

Khudayar Mohla – ISLAMABAD (TLTP): While refusing to suspend operation of Sindh High Court verdict that has overturned conviction of four accused persons involved in American Wall Street Journal reporter Daniel Pearl murder, who was beheaded during 2002, the top court on Monday sought complete trial court proceedings record from the Sindh government. The Supreme […]


Supporting the Afghan Government

By Salman Bashir – Apprehensions regarding a hastened US withdrawal from Afghanistan in the wake of coronavirus can seriously dent the prospects of peace. While the Doha agreement between the US and Taliban provided a clear direction for the launching of an intra-Afghan process for reconciliation and peace, differences within the Kabul Administration and among […]


FO opposes Indian counsel’s claims in Jadhav case saying it complies with ICJ’s verdict

Khudayar Mohla – ISLAMABAD, (TLTP): Foreign Office on Sunday dismissed as “inaccurate and baseless” the statements made by India’s legal counsel in the Kulbhushan Jadhav case Responding to journalists, Foreign Office Spokesperson Aisha Farooqui said that Pakistan has fully complied with the International Court of Justice’s judgment in Kulbhushan Jadhav case. She said Pakistan remains […]


Engro, Bill Gates Foundation join hand for poverty alleviation

KARACHI, (TLTP): Engro Foundation, the social investment arm of Engro Corporation, has signed a three-year memorandum of cooperation with the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to promote the well-being of vulnerable and marginalized segments of the society in Pakistan. Under the cooperation agreement, the organizations will also explore opportunities to support the government of Pakistan’s […]


Sindh moves SC against acquittals in Daniel Pearl murder case

Khudayar Mohla – ISLAMABAD, (TLTP): Challenging the acquittal of three accused persons involved in the abduction and murdering of US journalist Daniel Pearl during 2002 before the Supreme Court on Wednesday, the Sindh government urged the apex court to set aside Sindh High Court verdict in the matter. Sindh High Court (SHC) on April 2 […]


Pakistan seeks China’s support on debt relief efforts

ISLAMABAD, (TLTP): Adviser to Prime Minister on Finance and Revenue Dr Abdul Hafeez Shaikh has sought Chinese support to Pakistan’s efforts to seek rollover of half of foreign $27.8 billion debt that is maturing during the next three years. During a meeting with Ambassador of the People’s Republic of China Yao Jing here at the […]


FPCCI hails Pak-Afghan border opening for trade

ISLAMABAD, (TLTP): Federation of Pakistan Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FPCCI) Saturday welcomed the opening of Pak-Afghan border to facilitate the business community of both sides. In a statement, Vice President FPCCI Qaisar Khan Daudzai said that opening of Pak-Afghan border is a strategic step of the government of Pakistan to facilitate the business community […]


PIA restores crew’s international slip allowance

ISLAMABAD, (TLTP): Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) Wednesday restored international slip allowance of cabin crew on foreign flights in order to end tensions between the administration and crew members. After conciliating pilots of the nation flag-carrier, the PIA administration has also ended a longstanding dispute of non-payment of flying allowance to cabin crew members since many […]


Italy ‘steals’ hand gel destined for Switzerland

ISLAMABAD, (TLTP): Italy has blocked a lorry at its border and confiscated disinfectant en route to Switzerland. The Swiss commercial transport association is talking of “state theft”, and Swiss Foreign Minister Ignazio Cassis has reportedly intervened. Swiss company Victory Switzerland imports items from all over the world. Since last week, however, Italy has been holding […]


UN chief defends WHO performance after Trump criticism

ISLAMABAD, (TLTP): UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has defended the World Health Organisation (WHO), saying the UN agency has done “tremendous work” in fighting coronavirus, after US President Donald Trump accused it of being “China centric” and criticized its handling of the pandemic. “For the Secretary General, it is clear that WHO under the leadership of […]