ISLAMABAD, MAY 28: The nation is fervently celebrating Youm-e-Takbeer today (Sunday), which marks the historic day when Pakistan conducted successful nuclear tests in the hills of Chaghai 25 years ago. Youm-e-Takbeer is considered a red-letter day in Pakistan’s history which ensured invincible defence capabilities and regional stability through power equilibrium. Congratulating the nation for being a nuclear-armed country, he said that Pakistan conducted the nuclear tests in response to India’s declaration of possessing atomic warheads. “The nation pays tribute to its renowned engineers and scientists who made Pakistan a nuclear power in a short span,” Alvi added. The nuke testsPakistan’s nuclear tests not only demonstrated the nation’s resolve to safeguard the country’s territorial integrity, independence and sovereignty but also the desire to preserve strategic balance in South Asia.
May 28, 2023 13:12 UTC
Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif addresses the groundbreaking ceremony of Greater Karachi Bulk Water Supply Scheme on May 26, 2023. The nation is fervently celebrating Youm-e-Takbeer today (Sunday), which is a historic day when the country conducted successful nuclear tests in the hills of Chaghai 25 years ago. With the tests, Pakistan became the seventh nuclear-armed country in the world and the first in the Islamic world, reinforcing its writ in the region and restoring the balance of power. Youm-e-Takbeer is considered a red-letter day in Pakistan’s history which ensured invincible defence capabilities and regional stability through power equilibrium. Congratulating the nation for being a nuclear-armed country, he said that Pakistan conducted the nuclear tests in response to India's declaration of possessing atomic warheads.
May 28, 2023 10:51 UTC
Jamaat-e-Islami (JI) Karachi Ameer Engineer Hafiz Naeem-ur-Rahman accused Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) and Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) of misleading the nation. "The ceremony for the K-4 water supply project has been held for the fourth time to misguide the masses," Naeem said. Speaking at the press conference at the JI Karachi headquarters, he elaborated that prime minister Shahbaz Sharif has announced to complete the project in two years with a cost of Rs126 billion. The JI leader mentioned that the capacity of the first phase of the K4 water supply project has been kept at 260 million gallons of water. Talking about the local government elections, he said that the PPP could not complete its numbers despite employing all fascist tactics.
May 28, 2023 10:40 UTC
Youm-e-Takbeer is being observed on Sunday with national zeal and fervour to commemorate the historic nuclear tests at Chaghi, Balochistan, in 1998. PM vows to turn Pakistan into economic powerPrime Minister Shehbaz Sharif in his message on Youm-e-Takbeer said the nation would have to move ahead with the same spirit to attain economic sovereignty and self-dependence. He expressed the determination that with unity, hard work and staunch faith, we would turn Pakistan into an economic power. The Prime Minister said twenty-five years ago today, the people of Pakistan announced the invincibility of their defence by detonating five nuclear explosions in response to India’s nuclear explosions. In a statement, the Inter Services Public Relations said entire Pakistani nation celebrates the Silver Jubilee of Youm-e-Takbir today and commemorates the remarkable achievement of establishing Credible Minimum Deterrence.
May 28, 2023 07:28 UTC
Inflows trend suggests that the remittances may total $31 billion in the full fiscal year 2021-22, an official said. Photo: fileForeign remittance service providers have voiced optimism that Pakistan’s remittances can surpass $50 billion per annum, if authorities restrain the black market, which they believe constitutes nearly 80% of the total market. They point out the black market or illegal ways of sending remittances, commonly known as Hundi and Hawala in Pakistan, are a global phenomenon. Speaking to The Express Tribune, Hafiz estimated that remittances to Pakistan would likely remain around $26 billion to $27 billion in the current fiscal year. Many believe the figure should rise at a steady pace since more than 10 million Pakistanis live overseas, of which 65% regularly send money back to their home country.
May 28, 2023 07:27 UTC
Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) Senior Vice President Maryam Nawaz Sharif in response to the top court’s stay order on the proceedings of the audio leaks inquiry commission on Saturday said Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP) Umar Ata Bandial "is guilty and deserves punishment". In a statement released on social networking site Twitter, the PML-N chief organiser claimed that preventing the commission from functioning “is a proof and admission of his guilt”. Maryam stated that the person occupying the highest chair of justice was shamelessly using his position to evade accountability. She said that CJP Bandial was “deserving of punishment for making a mockery of the law and turning the judiciary into a spectacle to save his family”. The bench had held that consultation of the CJP was required for the nomination of high court judges in the inquiry.
May 28, 2023 07:23 UTC
PM urges nation to move ahead with same spirit as manifested on Youm-e-TakbeerPrime Minister Muhammad Shehbaz Sharif has said the nation would have to move ahead with the same spirit as manifested on Youm-e-Takbeer to attain economic sovereignty and self-dependence. He expressed the determination that with unity, hard work and staunch faith, we would turn Pakistan into an economic power. The prime minister also eulogized the role of armed forces and scientists, engineers and other individuals who contributed to Pakistan's atomic program. On the occasion of Youm-e-Takbeer, Speaker National Assembly Raja Pervez Ashraf expressed his believe that Pakistan defence was rendered unreachable by achieving this status of being atomic power. Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Governor Haji Ghulam Ali and Caretaker Chief Minister Muhammad Azam Khan have congratulated the nation on Youm-e-Takbeer.
May 28, 2023 05:53 UTC
GILGIT: At least 11 persons were killed and 13 others injured when a snow avalanche occurred in Astore area of Gilgit-Baltistan on Saturday, according to officials. The GB DMA said the rescue operation was being conducted by Rescue 1122, the district administration and the local community for retrieving the remaining bodies. Gilgit-Baltistan Chief Minister Khalid Khurshid Khan expressed grief and sorrows over the loss of precious lives and directed the local authorities to launch rescue operation. Muhammad Riaz, a police official from the area, told AFP that residents were taking the lead in the rescue operation in the difficult-to-reach area. Meanwhile, the GBDMA said, the 13 injured had been taken to District Headquarters (DHQ) Hospital Astore and 12 of them were in critical condition.
May 28, 2023 05:39 UTC
Congratulating the nation on eve of the 25th anniversary of the country’s nuclear blasts, Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif urged the people to forge unity to make the country an economic power. In his message on the eve of Youm-e-Takbeer Shehbaz paid rich tributes to all those involved in making the country’s defence impregnable by successfully conducting five nuclear tests in response to India's nuclear explosions. On May 28, 1998 the whole world was on one side, there was pressure, threats but the leadership of the country made the impossible possible,” the prime minister said. “The unity of the nation is the real power. Meanwhile, Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif said that Pakistani soldiers had rendered excellent services in the UN Peacekeeping, including the sacrifice of life in the most complex and dangerous conflict zones.
May 28, 2023 05:03 UTC
The prime minister also thanked the people of Pakistan for their active participation in the solemn observance of Youm-e-Takreem Shuhada-e-Pakistan on May 25. The prime minister said that it was a collective outpouring of gratitude for their Shuhada and Ghazis by the whole nation. The prime minister was of the view that efforts were afoot to ensure public relief in the upcoming fiscal budget. PM briefed about development projects of LodhranPrime Minister Muhammad Shehbaz Sharif was called on by Minister of State for Interior Abdul Rehman Kanju here on Saturday. The state minister briefed the prime minister about the ongoing development projects of district Lodhran, said press release issued by Media Wing of PM Office.
May 28, 2023 00:56 UTC
Reacting to the stay order issued by the Supreme Court on the proceedings of the audio-leaks inquiry commission, Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) Senior Vice President Maryam Nawaz Sharif on Saturday said Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP) Umar Ata Bandial is "is guilty and deserves punishment". In a statement released on the social networking site Twitter, the chief organiser of the PML-N claimed that preventing the commission from functioning is a proof and admission of his guilt. Or is it that the chief justice’s post exempts you from accountability," she questioned. The bench had held that consultation of the CJP is required for the nomination of high court judges in the inquiry. During the hearing, AGP Awan sought permission to make a preliminary submission, saying that CJP Bandial ought to consider recusing himself from the bench on account of a certain conflict of interest.
May 27, 2023 20:34 UTC
Lincoln-Way East's Hannah Tokarski (22) turns in celebration after scoring the winning penalty kick in the shootout against Andrew during the Class 3A Shepard Sectional championship game in Palos Heights on Friday, May 26, 2023. (Vincent D. Johnson / Daily Southtown)Hannah Tokarski is not one of Lincoln-Way East’s typical penalty-kick takers. Andrew's Emily Crotty works the ball past Lincoln-Way East's Elizabeth Burfeind (9) during the Class 3A Shepard Sectional championship game in Palos Heights on Friday, May 26, 2023. Lincoln-Way East's Hannah Tokarski (22) tries to keep a ball in play against Andrew during the Class 3A Shepard Sectional championship game in Palos Heights on Friday, May 26, 2023. (Vincent D. Johnson / Daily Southtown)Meanwhile, Tokarski made sure Lincoln-Way East’s run would continue.
May 27, 2023 14:59 UTC
KARACHI: The TEXPO 2023 fashion show in Karachi was a remarkable event, showcasing the best of Pakistani design and textiles to the international audience. A Chinese citizen Zhang from Guangzhou told China Economic Net that the fashion show highlighted the rich culture and heritage of Pakistan, while also showcasing its modern designs. It was a great opportunity for Pakistani designers to showcase their talent and skills to the Chinese audience and make an impression on them. He further said that the Texpo 2023 fashion show served as a platform for both countries to strengthen their economic ties through trade in textiles today show featured some of the most talented designers from Pakistan. On the sidle forums of TEXPO 2023 a fashion show was held in Karachi, and it was attended by Chinese, Pakistani, and other international entrepreneurs, textile manufacturers, designers, and fashion enthusiasts.
May 27, 2023 14:19 UTC
Senator Menendez expressed concerns regarding the treatment of leaders, workers, and supporters of the Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) party after their arrests following the protests. Dr. Mahmood informed Senator Menendez that Pakistan is currently facing a democratic and human rights crisis, urging US intervention in the situation. United States Senator Bob Menendez, Chair of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, expressed his concern about human rights and the rule of law in Pakistan. Sheila Jackson, the head of the Pakistan caucus in the US House of Representatives, expressed her concern over reports of human rights abuses and the lack of protection for peaceful protesters in Pakistan. The conference aims to address the concerns raised by US lawmakers and provide a platform for discussions on the human rights situation in Pakistan.
May 27, 2023 13:34 UTC
Among others, the rally was also addressed by the General Secretary Pakistan Democratic Justice Party Sheikh Ehanuddin Ahmed Advocate Supreme Court, PML (N) leaders Haji Sai fur Rehman, Sheikh Nasir Mehmood, Saleem Shahzad, Sheikh Salman Sarwar. They said that the entire nation stands with Pakistan Army like an unbreakable mountain and would continue to guard the dignity and respect of our Martyrs till last breath. Sheikh Aftab Ahmed said the martyrs’ sacrifices served as a guiding light for the nation and emphasised that their mission of protecting and ensuring peace in the homeland would continue. In their speeches, officials have paid rich tributes to the martyrs of the nation, who sacrificed their lives while defending Pakistan. Martyrs of the Pakistan Army, Rangers, Frontier Corps, Frontier Constabulary and other law enforcement agencies will be remembered.
May 27, 2023 12:07 UTC