Asif slams Imran for ‘flirting’ with America after accusing it of conspiracy

Pakistan’s Defence Minister, Khawaja Asif, has accused Imran Khan, leader of the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) party, of “flirting” with the US after accusing it of conspiring against his own government. He went on to say that Imran’s “cult following would soon fizzle out”. Asif claimed that events that had transpired since a vote of no-confidence […]

Imran tells LHC his situation is ‘extraordinary’; seeks extension in protective bail in five cases

Imran Khan, the chairman of the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI), has arrived at Lahore High Court (LHC) to extend his protective bail in five cases filed against him in Islamabad, including two for “vandalism” at the Islamabad Judicial Complex and high court. The previous bail, covering nine cases, was granted on 17 March, and is expiring. […]

Mild earthquake jolts Islamabad, parts of Punjab

A 4.8 magnitude earthquake was felt in Islamabad, Faisalabad and several other cities in Punjab on Thursday evening, with tremors also felt in other cities in the province, including Bhalwal, Sargodha, Pind Dadan Khan and Shahpur. The Pakistan Meteorological Department has not yet issued any details regarding the quake. However, according to Google’s earthquake alert, […]

Inflation-hit consumers struggle to find substitutes for costly cooking ingredients

During Ramazan in Pakistan, the cost of food products sees a sharp increase, particularly those that are commonly consumed at home, restaurants, cafes and caterers. February’s food inflation rate, on a year-on-year basis, rose to 47% in rural areas and 41.9% in urban areas according to the Pakistan Bureau of Statistics. The prominent caterer Burns Road’s famous […]