Over 2 million pilgrims flock to Mina as Hajj begins

All Round View (Islamabad): More than two million Muslims from around the world arrived in Mina to spend the day of Tarwiyah and follow the footsteps of Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him). Pilgrims will then head to Mount Arafat on Thursday. According to Arab news, thousands of security men

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Lahore most populated district with 100% urban population

All Round View (Islamabad): Lahore has emerged to be the most populated district of the country with population of 11,126,285 individuals, according to the 6th Population and Housing Census provisional data. As compared to the population of 6,340,114 registered in the census of 1998 census, the growth rate of the

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Sentiments of betrayal in Pakistan after new US Afghan policy

All Round View (Washington): The new US policy towards Pakistan and its leaning towards India has generated sentiments of betrayal in the country as analysts warn, US pressure is unlikely to work and would make it difficult for it to achieve its goal of restoring peace in worn-torn Afghanistan. US

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BISP door to door survey to be completed by May 2018: Senate informed

All Round View (Islamabad): Minister for Law and Justice Zahid Hamid Wednesday informed the Senate that Benazir Income Support Programs (BISP) door to door survey will be completed by May 2018. In question hour, he said, BISP has made commendable progress under the PML-N government during the last four years

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World should recognize sacrifices of Pakistan: Khwaja Muhammad Asif

All Round View (Sialkot): Foreign Minister Khawaja Muhammad Asif on Sunday said Pakistan had rendered great sacrifices and suffered great economic loss in war against terrorism. Talking to All Round View, the minister said the world should recognize the sacrifices of Pakistan to wipe out terrorism. “No country has done

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Snow leopards habitats at a serious risk as glaciers rapidly melting

All Round View (Islamabad): Federal Minister for Climate Change, Senator Mushahidullah Khan said Snow leopards habitats in Pakistan’s north are at a serious risk of vanishing as glaciers are rapidly melting because of global warming-induced climate change impacts. “Without slowing down global warming to stablise glacial-melt in 20 snow leopard

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LCCI calls for macroeconomic reforms

All Round View (Lahore): Macro-economic reforms and necessary policy changes can turn Pakistan into an economic power, which is a must to tackle the challenges posed by the changing global scenario. Addressing a seminar here Saturday, Lahore Chamber of Commerce and Industry (LCCI) President Abdul Basit and Vice President Muhammad

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Pakistan suffered huge losses in war against terrorism: Foreign Office

All Round View (Islamabad): Pakistan’s sacrifices against terrorism are worldwide recognized and Pakistan had lost over seventy thousand precious human lives besides suffering an economic loss of over $100 billion in the war against terrorism, Spokesperson of the foreign office said here on Friday. During the weekly press briefing, the

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COAS urges trust-based Pak-Afghan response against terrorists

All Round View (Rawalpindi): Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa Friday said that terrorists were common enemies of Pakistan and Afghanistan and a trust-based coordinated response was required against them rather than blame game. According to an Inter Services Public Relations (ISPR) statement issued here, the Army

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PM meets Saudi Crown Prince

All Round View (Jeddah): Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi Wednesday met Crown Prince Muhammad bin Salman Al-Saud. Finance Minister Muhammad Ishaq Dar and Foreign Minister Khawaja Muhammad Asif were also present in the meeting. The Prime Minister, who is on a day-long official visit to Saudi Arabia would discuss emerging

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Door opens: Hockey World XI to also tour Pakistan

All Round view (Islamabad): There is good news for game lovers as they would see international players in back-to-back action after both World XIs of cricket and hockey have planned to visit Pakistan for matches with the national teams. A 14-member World XI led by South Africa’s Faf du Plessis

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UN says it’s agencies aiding millions of flood-hit people in South Asia

All Round View (United Nations): United Nations humanitarian agencies are working with the Government and partners in Nepal to bring in clean water, food, shelter and medical aid for some of the 41 million people affected by flooding and landslides in South Asia, the UN said Thursday. Nearly a thousand

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Pakistan, Saudi Arabia agree to continue cooperation towards their shared goal of peace, security

All Round View (Jeddah): Pakistan and Saudi Arabia on Wednesday agreed to continue dialogue and cooperation towards their shared goal of peace, security and development in the region and beyond. Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi, who was on a day-long official visit to Saudi Arabia, called on Crown Prince Mohammad

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Hussain, Hassan, Cap (retd) Safdar file review petitions against Panama Papers case verdict

All Round View (Islamabad): Hussain Nawaz, Hassan Nawaz and Maryam Nawaz the children of Former Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif and Captain (Retd.) Muhammad Safdar on Friday filed review petitions challenging the Supreme Court verdict in the Panama Papers case. The review petitions have been filed by Advocate Salman Akram

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Turkish Supreme Military Council replaces land, air and navy commanders – media

All Round View (Ankara): Turkey´s Supreme Military Council (YAS) decided on Wednesday to replace the heads of the army, air force and navy, local media reported. The YAS, which meets every August, held a four-hour meeting chaired by Prime Minister Binali Yildirim on Wednesday. The decisions made during the meeting

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UNSC adopts new resolution aimed at thwarting terrorists access to weapons

All Round View (United Nations): The United Nations Security Council Wednesday unanimously adopted a resolution aimed at preventing terrorists from acquiring weapons, particularly small arms and light weapons, the “destabilizing accumulation and misuse” of which the 15-member body said “continue to pose threats to international peace and security and cause

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At least 34 killed in Madagascar bus crash: Police Sources

All Round View (Antananarivo): At least 34 people died when a bus carrying young Christian worshippers plunged down a steep ravine in central Madagascar, police and hospital officials said Tuesday. Police said 12 badly burned bodies were counted at the site, 70 kilometres (45 miles) north of the capital Antananarivo.

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British High Commissioner calls on COAS

All Round View (Rawalpindi): British High Commissioner to Pakistan Thomas Drew Thursday called on Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa at GHQ. Matters of mutual interest and regional security were discussed in the meeting, an ISPR statement said. The visiting dignitary acknowledged and appreciated Pakistan’s continuous efforts

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Investigations reveal Russian losses in Syria much higher than official toll

All Round View (Belorechensk) Ten Russian servicemen have been killed fighting in Syria so far this year, according to statements from the defence ministry. But based on accounts from families and friends of the dead and local officials, Reuters estimates the actual death toll among Russian soldiers and private contractors

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New Zealand leader in sexism row over baby plans

All Round View (Wellington): New Zealand’s freshly installed opposition leader Jacinda Ardern was drawn into a sexism row on Wednesday after being asked if having a baby would affect her chances of becoming prime minister. Just one day into her new job with the centre-left Labour Party, the 37-year-old had

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Nuclear deal violated by new US sanctions. Iran

All Round View (Islamabad): Iran said on Thursday that new sanctions imposed by the United States had violated its 2015 nuclear deal with world powers and that the country would respond. “We believe that the nuclear deal has been violated and we will react appropriately,” deputy foreign minister Abbas Araghchi

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Boko Haram attack on Nigeria oil team killed more than 50: sources

All Round View (Kano): More than 50 people were killed in a Boko Haram attack on an oil exploration team in northeast Nigeria earlier this week, military, medical and humanitarian sources told AFP on Thursday. “The death toll keeps mounting,” said one source involved in dealing with the aftermath of

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Trump grudgingly signs Russia sanctions

All Round View (Washington): United States President Donald Trump reluctantly signed off on new sanctions against Russia on Wednesday, bowing to domestic pressure and putting efforts to improve ties with the Kremlin in peril. Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev said that the sanctions amounted to “full-fledged economic war on Russia”

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Migrants storm border fence from Morocco into Spain

All Round View (Madrid): Some 200 migrants stormed a high fence between Morocco and the Spanish territory of Ceuta early on Tuesday, with 73 managing to get through in the latest incident at the border, authorities said. A spokesman for the central government´s representative office in Ceuta, on Morocco´s northern

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Turkey, Qatar launch joint military exercises: reports

All Round View (Istanbul): Turkey and its main regional ally Qatar on Tuesday launched military exercises in the emirate that will involve some 250 Turkish troops and 30 armoured vehicles, reports said. The exercises come as Ankara presses on with its unequivocal backing of Doha in the crisis triggered by

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Shahid Khaqan Abbasi elected as 28th prime minister of Pakistan

All Round View (Islamabad): The National Assembly backed Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) designated candidate Shahid Khaqan Abbasi for the post of prime minister of Pakistan, who would serve as 28th elected Prime Minister of the country. Shahid Khaqan Abbasi was designated for the post as interim prime minister by the

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Erdogan says Netherlands acting like a “banana republic”

All Round View (Ankara): President Tayyip Erdogan said on Sunday the Netherlands was acting like a “banana republic” and should face sanctions for barring Turkish ministers from speaking in Rotterdam, fuelling a row over Ankara’s political campaigning abroad. Erdogan is looking to the large number of Turks living in Europe,

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Nearly 500 to face coup trial in Turkey

All Round View (Istanbul): Nearly 500 people arrested in the crackdown following the failed July 15, 2016 coup in Turkey will go on trial today. They are accused of conspiring to oust the government from an air base seen as the plotters’ hub. A total of 486 suspects will go

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Australia disrupts terror plot to bring down airplane: Prime Minister

All Round View (Sydney): Australian authorities said Sunday they had stopped an allegedly Islamist-inspired “terrorist plot” to bring down an airplane with an improvised explosive, after four people were arrested in raids in Sydney. “I can report last night that there has been a major joint counter-terrorism operation to disrupt

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