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  • Europe witnesses worst winter in 30 years

    January 16, 2019 12:00 AM 66

    VIENNA, Austria: This week, heavy snowfall from the worst winter in over 30 years battered parts of Europe, causing fatal avalanches, major traffic and power disruptions and leaving more than 21 people dead across the continent. On Friday, several parts of Europe were brought to a standstill as extreme winter storms dumped up to two metres of snowfall

  • NAB summons Pervaiz Elahi in forest land case

    January 16, 2019 12:00 AM 69

    ISLAMABAD: The National Accountability Bureau (NAB) has summoned Punjab Assembly Speaker Chaudhry Pervaiz Elahi in connection with its probe into illegal allotment of forest land in Rawalpindi to a private housing society during his last tenure as Punjab chief minister. A senior NAB official told The News that the Bureau is probing the former Punjab

  • Eight, including bride-to-be, killed in house fire

    January 16, 2019 12:00 AM 69

    RAWALPINDI: Eight people, including five young women and a bride-to-be, were killed when a fire broke out in a house at around 12.30pm where mehndi celebrations were on. The deceased also included three children who were asphyxiated by smoke on the first floor. The unfortunate incident occurred in a Satellite Town house on the Sixth Road. As per reports

  • Two children per family enough: CJP

    January 16, 2019 12:00 AM 71

    ISLAMABAD: Terming the burgeoning population a ticking time bomb, Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP) Mian Saqib Nisar on Tuesday suggested that two children per family would help control it. The suggestion from the top judge came during the hearing of a suo motu case pertaining to unchecked population growth. The chief justice directed the government, civil

  • Bilawal pays rich tribute to Mohsin Naqvi on his 23rd martyrdom anniversary

    January 15, 2019 5:46 PM 84

    KARACHI: Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari has paid rich tribute to famed poet Mohsin Naqvi on his 23rd martyrdom anniversary. In his message, Bilawal said that Naqvi individualised his poetry and personality through tedious efforts in the field of arts and literature and his voice was unique as was his poetry. Poet Naqvi

  • Pakistan culture week to be celebrated in Chengdu in September

    January 15, 2019 5:46 PM 85

    BEIJING: Pakistan and China are iron brothers and China-Pakistan Economic Corridor is a flagship project of the BRI. In order to deepen Pakistan and Sichuan’s ties and befittingly celebrate the Pakistan-China ties, Chengdu Chamber of Commerce for Commercial Services (CCCCS) will organize a Pakistan Cultural Week in Chengdu”, stated by President of CCCCS

  • Opposition forms committee for joint line of action on public issues

    January 15, 2019 4:21 PM 80

    ISLAMABAD: Main opposition parties on Tuesday constituted a committee to prepare a joint line of action for raising issues of public importance. The decision was taken in a meeting of opposition parties, including Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP), Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PMLN), Awami National Party (ANP) and Muttahida Majlis-e-Amal (MMA) here at the Parliament

  • Bilawal says on compromise on economic, human and democratic rights of people of Pakistan

    January 15, 2019 1:26 PM 84

    KARACHI: Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari has said that opposition parties have agreed there will be on compromise on economic rights, human rights and democratic rights of people of Pakistan. Bilawal Bhutto Zardari, following meeting of Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz, Awami National Party, Muttahida Majlis-e-Amal and Balochistan

  • PM Imran Khan appoints Nadeem Afzal Chan as his spokesperson

    January 15, 2019 1:26 PM 84

    ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan has appointed Nadeem Afzal Gondal commonly known as Nadeem Afzal Chan as his spokesman with immediate effect. Prime Minister Office has issued notification of his appointment here on January 15, 2019. According to the notification, “The Prime Minister has been pleased to appoint Mr Nadeem Afzal Gondal as Spokesman

  • PM Imran expresses gratitude to donors of Shaukat Khanum

    January 15, 2019 12:11 PM 98

    ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan Tuesday expressed his gratitude to all the donors for their help in achieving the financial targets of Shaukat Khanum Memorial Cancer Hospital (SKMCH) for the year 2018. On his twitter account, he expressed his confidence that the people would continue their support in the mission to save lives of the poor cancer