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  • National Security Adviser Janjua accuses US of fomenting unrest in South Asia

    December 18, 2017 9:29 AM

    Retired Lt Gen Nasser Khan Janjua, who currently serves as the Prime Minister's special adviser on national security, on Monday said the United States (US) seems to be "speaking India's language" and that the two nations have "the same ideas" regarding the Kashmir conflict. While addressing a seminar on the national security policy in Islamabad, Janjua

  • Rose cruises to Indonesian Masters title

    December 18, 2017 12:00 AM

    JAKARTA: England’s Justin Rose fired a brilliant round of 10 under par to cruise to victory at the $750,000 Indonesian Masters Sunday. Rose, who is ranked six in the world, was the form player at the Asian Tour’s season-ending event and finished 29 under for the tournament, eight shots clear of Thailand’s Phachara Khongwatmai. The win caps a stellar

  • Asim wins Iran Navy Squash Open

    December 18, 2017 12:00 AM

    KARACHI: Pakistan’s Asim Khan has won the $10,000 Iran Navy Squash Open at Heidarnia Squash Club, Tehran. This is his first PSA title. Eighth seed Asim stunned fifth seed Martin Svec of Czech Republic 11-5, 11-4, 8-11, 12-10 in 45 minutes in the final. In the semi-finals, he had surprised third seed fellow country man Ahsan Ayaz 11-5, 4-11, 10-12, 11-3, 11-8 in 93 minutes

  • Pakistan F3 Futures attract 28 foreign players

    December 18, 2017 12:00 AM

    KARACHI: As many as 28 foreign players are participating in Pakistan F3 Futures, scheduled from December 18-24, in Islamabad. Paramveer Singh, Jayesh Pungliya, Kunal Anand and Anurag Nenwani from India; Enrique Lopez-Perez and Pere Riba from Spain; Alexander Lebedyn and Vadim Alekseenko from Ukraine; Julian Onken from Germany; Peter Goldsteiner from Austria

  • Pakistan end Commonwealth Wrestling with 1 silver, 10 bronze

    December 18, 2017 12:00 AM

    KARACHI: It was expected that Pakistan would claim a couple of gold medals but on Sunday fortunes did not favour the national grapplers as they won one silver and four bronze medals in the Commonwealth Wrestling Championship freestyle competitions in Johannesburg. Pakistan the other day had grabbed six bronze in Greco Roman style competitions. Thus, the country

  • ‘Rid Karachi of weapons, private militias once and for all’

    December 18, 2017 12:00 AM

    KARACHI: Prominent civil society activists at a seminar on Sunday demanded complete deweaponisation of Karachi to rid the city that serves as an economic hub of the country of recurrent violence. Organised by a group working for peace and deweaponisation, Citizens Against Weapons, the seminar was held at the PMA House; it was attended by concerned citizens

  • Potatoes being sold at 20paisa/kg in Indian state

    December 18, 2017 12:00 AM

    AGRA: With farmers not turning up at cold storage facilities to take away their potato produce, and the produce beginning to rot, storage owners have started dumping the rotting tubers on roadsides and fields for stray cattle and the poor to feed on. A total of 2.5 lakh tonnes of the produce, which could not be sold, are being dumped across Agra district

  • People condole death of Ziarat Khan’s wife

    December 18, 2017 12:00 AM

    PESHAWAR: People continued to visit the residence of retired senior civil servant Ziarat Khan in Swabi district on Sunday to offer condolences on the death of his wife. Her Nimaz-i-Janaza was held in Maneri village on the Jhanda Road in Swabi on Friday. It was largely attended by retired and serving government officials, notables of the area and political

  • Cop shot dead in DI Khan

    December 18, 2017 12:00 AM

    DERA ISMAIL KHAN: A police constable was gunned down here on Sunday, the police said. Sources said that the police had set up a cordon for checking when a man travelling in a vehicle opened fire on the cops in the limits of Paharpur Police Station. As a result, Constable Sanaullah was critically injured. The injured cop succumbed to injuries on the way to hospital

  • Lecture on ancient Silk Route today

    December 18, 2017 12:00 AM

    PESHAWAR: The Victoria Memorial Hall of the Peshawar Museum will host a lecture by famed historian and polymath, Professor Dr. Sayed Amjad Hussain, today (Monday) at 3:00pm. The United States-based luminary, who is affectionately called “Aghaji” by everybody in his hometown Peshawar, has enchanted the local audiences on previous occasions. This time will talk on “The Silk Route