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  • Fact-check: Is this a photo of FM Qureshi receiving a standing ovation at the UN?

    November 16, 2018 4:29 AM 1

    Fact-check: Is this a photo of FM Qureshi receiving a standing ovation at the UN? A photo posted to Facebook purports to show Pakistani Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi receiving a standing ovation at the United Nations General Assembly. The photo is manipulated from an original image of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. This Facebook post dated

  • Trials begin for PCB’s ‘Skills 2 Shine U-17’ programme

    November 16, 2018 12:00 AM

    KARACHI: The ‘Skills 2 Shine U-17’ program for women, organised by the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB), will begin in three zones on Friday (today). Open trials will be held in the three zones and their neighboring cities.The Peshawar Zone will see trials happening in Peshawar, Abbottabad, Mardan, Charsadda, Nowshera, Haripur and Mansehra from today

  • Opera Cricket Club trials from today

    November 16, 2018 12:00 AM

    KARACHI: Trials for Opera Cricket Club of Zone-I will commence here on Friday (today). The trials will begin at the Naya Nazimabad Ground and UBL Sports Complex at 9am and 11am, respectively, the organisers said.On Saturday (tomorrow), trials will be held at National Stadium at 9am. The final trials will also take place at the National Stadium at 1pm on Sunday

  • Pakistan face Palestine in FIFA friendly today

    November 16, 2018 12:00 AM

    KARACHI: Pakistan football team will be desperately looking to pull off a win when it faces Palestine in a friendly at the Faisal Al-Husseini Stadium in Al-Ram, Palestine, on Friday (today). A senior official of Pakistan Football Federation (PFF) told ‘The News’ on Thursday that coach Jose Antonio Nogueira was confident. “I had a chat with the coach

  • Fair share in gas supply demanded

    November 16, 2018 12:00 AM

    KARACHI: The SITE Association of Industry (SAI) on Thursday demanded the government to provide gas to Sindh in accordance with the Constitution of Pakistan. The Association’s President Saleem Parekh quoted Article 158 of the Constitution titled “Priority of requirements of natural gas”, and said that it was crystal clear in the constitution that a gas producing

  • Farmers threaten protests over ‘cotton import plans’

    November 16, 2018 12:00 AM

    LAHORE: Farmers on Thursday threatened to launch countrywide protests if the textile sector’s ‘big wheels’ did not roll back their alleged plans of sourcing cheap imported cotton, ditching the locally produced fiber. “Powerful textile millers are planning to import some 50,000 tons of cotton from Central Asia through Torkham border,” Khalid Mehmood Khokhar

  • Baig elected to BoD of Make-A-Wish international

    November 16, 2018 12:00 AM

    KARACHI: Ishtiaq Baig, founder of Make-A-Wish Foundation Pakistan was elected on the board of directors of Make-A-Wish Foundation International USA at an annual wish leaders conference held in Toronto, Canada. The conference was attended by Markos Tambakeras, Chairman, Jon Stettner, President of Make-A-Wish international, and delegates from affiliates

  • Cold, dry weather predicted

    November 16, 2018 12:00 AM

    LAHORE: Met officials said continental air is prevailing over most parts of the country. They predicted that mainly cold and dry weather is expected in most parts of the country. On Thursday, weather remained cold and dry in most parts of the country. However, rain-thunderstorm (with snowfall over the hills) occurred at isolated places in Malakand, Hazara

  • Realistic, reform based measures taken: Punjab labour minister

    November 16, 2018 12:00 AM

    LAHORE: A delegation of Members Provincial Assembly from Sargodha led by Minister for Labour and Human Resource Ansar Majeed Khan, called on Punjab Governor Chaudhry Sarwar on Thursday. MPA Faisal Farooq Cheema, PTI’s District President in Sargodha Ansar Iqbal Haral, Regional President PTI Sargodha along with others were among the participants. Matters

  • Bail of ex-VC Sargodha varsity, others rejected

    November 16, 2018 12:00 AM

    LAHORE: The Lahore High Court on Wednesday rejected the bail petition of six suspects including former vice-chancellor of Sargodha University facing charges of minting millions of rupees after permitting establishment of the varsity’s sub-campuses at Lahore and Mandi Bahauddin in violation of rules and regulations. A two-member bench comprising Justice