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  • Karachi weather gets chilly

    January 14, 2019 4:41 AM 20

    KARACHI: Light rain is expected as weather is getting cooler and cloudy in the metropolis early morning today (Monday). Cold waves dominated throughout the night in Karachi as the Siberian winds made the city cooler and there was a bit foggy condition in the morning. Light rain and drizzle is expected in the city due to which the temperature is likely

  • HRW calls for sanctions against Afghan minister

    January 14, 2019 2:17 AM 19

    KABUL: International rights group Human Rights Watch (HRW) has urged major donors to impose sanctions on Afghanistan’s newly appointed acting defence minister over alleged war crimes and human rights abuses. President Ashraf Ghani’s decision last month to appoint the fiercely anti-Taliban Asadullah Khalid prompted an outcry from human rights organisations

  • White House asked for options to strike Iran

    January 14, 2019 12:00 AM 12

    WASHINGTON: The White House’s national security team last fall asked the Pentagon to provide it with options for striking Iran after a group of militants aligned with Tehran fired mortars into an area in Baghdad that is home to the US embassy, the Wall Street Journal reported Sunday. The Pentagon complied with the request, but it was not known whether

  • Many injured in Indian firing on mourners in IHK

    January 14, 2019 12:00 AM 16

    ISLAMABAD: In Held Kashmir, dozens of people including women were injured after Indian troops Sunday opened fire at mourners gathered for funeral prayers of a martyred youth, Zeenat-ul-Islam at Sugan in Shopian district. According to Kashmir Media Service, the troops laid barricades on roads to prevent people from participating in the funeral. However

  • Man shot dead in front of police in Karachi

    January 14, 2019 12:00 AM 14

    KARACHI: A man was shot dead on Sunday in front of police by a person allegedly due to a family dispute. According to SP Tahir Noorani, the killer, Sohail, was transported in a police van from Darakhshan Police Station to the residence of Munawwar in Bahadurabad on court orders to recover the former’s wife and three children, reported Geo News. Sohail

  • Police club job applicants outside hospital

    January 14, 2019 12:00 AM 13

    KARACHI: The police Sunday resorted to baton-charge to stop applicants from trying to enter the Civil Hospital. The hospital administration had advertised 300 posts from grades one to five, expecting around a thousand or so applicants but much to their disbelief over 20,000 applicants showed up. The procedure for the applicants was to get a slip from the OPD councils

  • PPP to move court against PM, others, says Nafeesa

    January 14, 2019 12:00 AM 13

    LAHORE: Pakistan People’s Party-Parliamentarians Central Secretary Information Nafeesa Shah has said the corruption tales related to Imran government are coming to surface on everyday basis and PPP would move court against Prime Minister Imran Khan, Jehangir Tareen and Aleema Khan over their corruption. Addressing a press conference on Sunday, Nafeesa

  • US travel alert for Pakistan over outbreak of drug-resistant typhoid

    January 14, 2019 12:00 AM 15

    ISLAMABAD: The US health officials have issued a travel alert for Pakistan over an outbreak of drug-resistant typhoid. According to the Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), there is an ongoing outbreak of extensively drug-resistant (XDR) typhoid fever in Pakistan that does not respond to most antibiotics. "During 2018, cases have been reported

  • CJP Nisar to open ‘free legal clinic’ after retirement

    January 14, 2019 12:00 AM 12

    LAHORE: Chief Justice (CJ) Mian Saqib Nisar on Sunday said he would open a free legal clinic once he steps down from his post. Justice Nisar interacted with a group of journalists in Lahore, where he shared his future plans following his retirement on January 18. The CJP said that he wants to open a legal clinic to dispense free legal services to those

  • PIA to suspend Tokyo flights by mid-February due to 'heavy losses'

    January 13, 2019 8:05 PM 14

    The Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) has decided to suspend its flights to Tokyo starting next month due to "heavy losses", a spokesperson said on Sunday. The national flag-carrier currently flies to the Japanese capital as the second leg of its Islamabad-Beijing-Tokyo route. But starting February 15, it will suspend the Tokyo flights "due to heavy