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  • Vehicles registration barred without driving licence

    October 19, 2018 12:00 AM

    LAHORE: The Lahore High Court on Thursday ordered the excise and taxation department to stop registration of vehicles to applicants having no driving licence. Justice Ali Akbar Qureshi also summoned secretary excise department for Friday (today) to assist the court on implementation of the restriction. Hearing a petition moved by civil society member

  • Ex-adviser to sue channel for fake news

    October 19, 2018 12:00 AM

    LONDON: Ex-adviser to the prime minister on foreign investment Sahibzada Jahangir has announced legal action against a private TV channel. Talking to this correspondent, Sahibzada Jahangir said that his track record shows that he has never been charged in any criminal charges nor he had been bankrupted in the United Kingdom (UK). He said, “Official positions

  • ‘Russia, Turkey give more time for Idlib deal’

    October 19, 2018 12:00 AM

    GENEVA: Russia and Turkey plan to give more time for the implementation of their de-escalation deal in the Syrian province of Idlib, a "great relief" for 3 million civilians in the area, UN humanitarian adviser Jan Egeland told reporters on Thursday. But there were still "a million unanswered questions" about how the deal would work, and what would happen

  • PM Khan invites Malaysian counterpart to visit Pakistan

    October 18, 2018 11:07 AM 1 1

    Prime Minister Imran Khan emphasised Pakistan's "close and cordial" relations with Malaysia in a phone call on Thursday with Malaysian Prime Minister Dr Mahathir Mohammad, Radio Pakistan reported. PM Khan, highlighting the "need of high-level bilateral exchanges" between the two countries, said that Pakistan and Malaysia should collaborate at an "operational

  • Pakistan slips to 107th on Global Competitiveness Index

    October 18, 2018 2:00 AM

    ISLAMABAD: Pakistan slipped by one position in the Global Competitiveness Index 2018 released by the World Economic Forum (WEF) on Wednesday as compared to last year, ranking 107 out of 140 countries, with a score of 4.0. With an overall ranking of 107 out of 140 countries, Pakistan was at 109 for institutions; 93 for infrastructure; 127 for ICT adoption

  • France come from behind to beat Germany

    October 18, 2018 12:00 AM

    PARIS: Antoine Griezmann hit a pair of second-half goals as world champions France came from behind to beat Germany 2-1 in the UEFA Nations League on Tuesday and cast further doubt on Joachim Loew’s future. Toni Kroos struck a 14th-minute penalty for Germany, but Griezmann engineered a rousing fightback in the first game between the nations at the Stade

  • Peshawar Reds, Mari Gas win in Peshawar Cup

    October 18, 2018 12:00 AM

    ISLAMABAD: Peshawar Reds and Mari Gas won the opening day matches of the Peshawar Cup Hockey that got under way at Lala Ayub Stadium in Peshawar Tuesday. Peshawar Reds beat Pakistan Air Force (PAF) 2-1. Zahid scored the opening goal in 45th minute. Shehbaz Ahmed put PAF back on the equal terms in 48th minute through a penalty stroke. Junaid netted an all-important

  • UAE to play Australia in one-off T20

    October 18, 2018 12:00 AM

    DUBAI: The United Arab Emirates will take on Australia in a one-off Twenty20 International in Abu Dhabi on Monday, the Emirates Cricket Board (ECB) announced on Wednesday. The contest, which has been granted official status by the ICC, will serve as a warm-up for the visiting Australians ahead of their three-match T20 series against Pakistan which begins

  • Pakistan on top again as Abbas destroys Kangaroos

    October 18, 2018 12:00 AM

    ABU DHABI: Medium pacer Mohammad Abbas registered a five-wicket haul to steer Pakistan into a dominating position in the second Test against Australia in Abu Dhabi on Wednesday. Abbas finished with five for 33 to bowl out Australia for a paltry 145 to give Pakistan a 137-run lead in the first innings on the second day at Sheikh Zayed Stadium

  • Pascal wins Tour of Guangxi 2nd stage

    October 18, 2018 12:00 AM

    SHANGHAI: Germany cyclist Pascal Ackermann took the second stage of the Tour de Guangxi in southern China on Wednesday. Ackerman, of the Bora-Hansgrohe team, won in 3hrs 18min 58sec, ahead of Fabio Jakobsen of Quick-Step Floors and first-stage winner Dylan Groenewegen of Team Lotto NL-Jumbo. The Dutchman Groenewegen remains on top in the overall standings