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  • 8 killed in Afghan sports stadium blasts

    May 20, 2018 12:00 AM

    JALALABAD: As many as eight people were killed and 45 wounded by multiple explosions at a sports stadium in Jalalabad late on Friday night, officials said. The blasts occurred at a football stadium in the city that was hosting a cricket match at the start of the holy month of Ramazan, Sohrab Qaderi, a member of the provincial council said. He said the blasts

  • Out of power Nawaz habitually defames Army: Imran

    May 20, 2018 12:00 AM

    ISLAMABAD: The Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan said on Saturday that it seemed to be habitual with Nawaz Sharif to malign the Pakistan Army every time he is out of power. “So it seems to be habitual with Nawaz Sharif to malign the Pakistan Army every time he is out of power. He did the same in 1994,” Imran said in a tweet. In another

  • Caretaker PM can be a man or a woman: Khursheed

    May 20, 2018 12:00 AM

    ISLAMABAD: Opposition Leader in the National Assembly Syed Khursheed Shah said that caretaker prime minister could be either male or female. A consensus, by the opposition and the government, was reached on the candidate for the caretaker prime minister on Saturday, sources informed Geo News. A consultation session is underway to decide on the candidates

  • Punjab leads in Human Development Index

    May 20, 2018 12:00 AM

    ISLAMABAD: Punjab is ahead of all the provinces in Human Development Index according to the Pakistan National Human Index Report, released by the United Nation Development Programme. The thresholds used for this report categorise Pakistan as a country with medium level of development. Punjab stands first securing 0.732 points followed by Sindh with 0.640 points

  • Govt, opposition finalize name of caretaker PM

    May 19, 2018 3:34 PM 2

    ISLAMABAD: Government and opposition parties have reached a consensus on the nomination of caretaker Prime Minister, Geo reported on Saturday. The caretaker prime minister will take charge shortly after the government’s term comes to an end on May 31. The channel quoted sources saying that a consultation session was held to finalize the names proposed

  • Nusrat Sehr Abbasi ordered out for showing shoe in Sindh Assembly

    May 19, 2018 1:45 PM 4

    KARACHI: Nusrat Sehr Abbasi, a female lawmaker belonging to the Pakistan Muslim League-Functional (PMLF), was ordered out of the Sindh Assembly after she showed a shoe to the Deputy Speaker in a sign of defiance during a session of the house. Deputy Speaker Shehla Raza said she would call in Sergeant in Arms to maintain decorum of the house

  • Plane with 104 on board crashes in Cuba

    May 19, 2018 12:00 AM 3

    HAVANA: A Cuban state airways plane with 104 passengers on board crashed shortly after taking off Friday from Havana's Jose Marti airport, leaving a thick column of smoke over the scene. The Boeing 737 operated by Cubana de Aviacion crashed in a field near the airport, and a column of acrid smoke was rising over the crash site, an AFP journalist at the scene

  • Countries promoting corruption can’t develop: NAB

    May 19, 2018 12:00 AM 5

    LAHORE: National Accountability Chairman Justice (retd) Javed Iqbal has said the countries which promote corruption under the guise of democracy can’t achieve progress. Addressing a cheques distribution ceremony here on Friday, he said the corrupt elements who became billionaires in few days after looting hard-earned money of common man should remember

  • Tax relief to leave Rs5b negative impact on economy: FBR

    May 19, 2018 12:00 AM 5

    ISLAMABAD: The Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) has assessed that different relief measures provided in the Finance Bill 2018 in shape of reduction in tax rate on fertilizer and others would have negative revenue impact of around Rs5 billion for next fiscal year 2018-19, The News has learnt. One top official of FBR told The News on Friday that the relief

  • Ali Siddiqui’s appointment not within our purview: IHC

    May 19, 2018 12:00 AM 1

    ISLAMABAD: Hearing a petition challenging the appointment of Ali Jehangir Siddiqui as Pakistan’s ambassador to Washington, Justice Athar Minallah of Islamabad High Court (IHC) Friday remarked that the Ministry of Foreign Affairs has raised no objection to Siddiqui’s appointment and it did not affect the career diplomats. The judge also observed that Siddiqui’s