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  • Pope names 14 new cardinals from five continents

    May 21, 2018 12:00 AM

    VATICAN CITY: Pope Francis said on Sunday he would elevate 14 churchmen from five continents to the rank of cardinal, picking candidates that work with the poor or where Catholics are in a minority and putting his stamp on the group that will elect his successor. Making the surprise announcement during his weekly Sunday address, the pope said the new cardinals

  • PPP says 100-day plan will meet the fate of 90-day plan

    May 21, 2018 12:00 AM

    ISLAMABAD: The Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) sees the 100 days plan of the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) as wish list which will meet the same fate as the 90 days plan. “Let us go back five years to the time Imran Khan had promised a 90 days overhaul plan and had pledged to convert the Chief Minister House and the Governor House into public libraries

  • Sister says can’t confirm reports on Aafia’s death

    May 21, 2018 12:00 AM

    KARACHI: Dr Fauzia Siddiqui, sister of Pakistani scientist Dr Aafia Siddiqui who is imprisoned in the US, said on Sunday that she could not confirm any of the miscellaneous reports circulating on social media about Dr Aafia’s health or life. Dr Fauzia said that they have not been told anything in this regard by the Government of Pakistan, Ministry of Foreign

  • UAE announces major changes in visa policy

    May 21, 2018 12:00 AM

    DUBAI: The United Arab Emirates (UAE) announced decisions on Sunday that included the provision of residency visas of up to 10 years for investors and professionals and their families in addition to exceptional students. According to WAM, the cabinet announced the launch of an integrated visa system to attract talent in all vital sectors of the national

  • Funeral set for Pakistan’s Sabika in Texas

    May 20, 2018 11:22 PM 2

    SANTA FE, United States: Hundreds of people are expected to attend the funeral Sunday in Texas of Sabika Sheikh, the young Pakistani exchange student killed in a mass shooting Friday at a high school, organizers told AFP. The somber ceremony is to take place at an Islamic center in the Texas town of Stafford, not far from Santa Fe High School, where

  • Chinese military official visits Field Commands of Pakistan Navy

    May 20, 2018 2:21 PM 2

    Islamabad, 20 May 18:​Vice Chairman of Chinese Central Military Commission, General Zhang Youxia was on an official visit to Pakistan. During the visit, General Zhang Youxia called on Chief of the Naval staff, Admiral Zafar Mahmood Abbasi at Naval Headquarters Islamabad on 18 May 18, where discussions on professional matters and avenues of existing and future

  • Daniyal rejects fake allegations of money laundering against Nawaz

    May 20, 2018 2:21 PM 3

    ISLAMABAD: Minister for Privatization Daniyal Aziz has rejected the bogus allegations of money laundering against former prime minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif, who was an honest and righteous person in the country. The National Assembly Committee on Law and Justice directed the Chairman National Accountability Bureau (Retd) Justice Javed Iqbal to appear

  • Pemra warns TV channels to telecast Azaan five times a day

    May 20, 2018 4:53 AM 2

    ISLAMABAD: The Pakis­tan Electronic Media Regul­atory Authority (Pemra) has issued the final warning to 45 TV channels to telecast Azaan five times a day. It warned the TV channels that if they did not immediately start airing Azaan, their licences would be revoked. The warning came after the Islamabad High Court (IHC) on May 9 directed the TV channels

  • Minor girl found tortured, chained at home in Lahore

    May 20, 2018 3:32 AM

    LAHORE: Police recovered a minor girl from her house who was chained and allegedly tortured by her stepmother in Baghbanpura here on Saturday. Identified as Sehrish, 12, the girl had torture marks on various parts of her body, particularly the face and arms. Some neighbours claimed to have heard cries of the girl from her house near Mahmood Booti, Bund Road and alerted

  • Ledecky dominates in 200m free win

    May 20, 2018 12:00 AM

    LOS ANGELES: Katie Ledecky bagged her third victory in three days at the Pro Swim Series meet in Indianapolis on Friday with a dominant performance in the 200m freestyle. Ledecky, the five-time Olympic gold medalist who opened her first meet as a professional with a 1,500m free world record on Wednesday, clocked 1min 55.42sec to beat double Olympic champion