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  • Imran Khan’s make up is coming down fast: Ahsan Iqbal

    January 13, 2019 6:55 PM 13

    ISLAMABAD: Former interior minister Ahsan Iqbal has said that Pakistan’s progressive and democratic future will win, adding Prime Minister Imran Khan’s make up was coming down fast. The PML-N leader expressed these views in a message on popular micro-blogging website Twitter on Sunday. Forces of status quo were on the wrong side of history, he said, adding

  • Pakistan mulls easing visa rules for 66 countries

    January 13, 2019 5:39 PM 15

    LAHORE: Information and Broadcasting Minister Chaudhry Fawad Hussain on Sunday said the PTI government was contemplating a proposal to ease visa restrictions for 66 countries in order to promote tourism in Pakistan. "Prime Minister Imran Khan has a vision to promote tourism in the country. He wants foreigners in large number to visit Pakistan and see its beautiful

  • Man shot dead in Karachi over ‘police negligence’

    January 13, 2019 4:07 PM 15

    KARACHI: A man was shot to death in Karachi’s Bahadurabad area on Sunday due to “police negligence,”, Geo reported. Acting on a court order, Sohail was brought by police to Bahadurabad to recover his wife from the house of Munawwar. Tahir Noorani, a senior police officer, said that the incident took place due to police negligence. He said that Sohail

  • Afridi responds to Ali Zaidi criticizing Bilawal on Thar hospital

    January 13, 2019 12:23 PM 13

    ISLAMABAD: Former Pakistan captain Shahid Afridi said that his charity was building a hospital in impoverished Thar district of Sindh. The all-rounder made the remarks in response to a tweet by Federal Shipping Minister Ali Zaidi who tagged PPP chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari with a photo showing dismal state of a hospital in Thar. “An image from a hospital

  • Saudi Crown Prince's visits to Pakistan will strengthen ties: Fawad

    January 13, 2019 10:51 AM 13

    ISLAMABAD: Minister for Information Chaudhry Fawad Hussain on Sunday spoke over telephone with his Saudi counterpart, Turki Abdullah Al-Shabanah and felicitated him on assuming the new responsibilities. Chaudhry Fawad discussed with him the existing close ties between the two countries, said a statement. He said the upcoming visit of Saudi Crown Prince

  • Faisalabad University condemned for replacing Valentine's with 'Sister's Day'

    January 13, 2019 10:51 AM 14

    FAISALABAD: The University of Agriculture, Faisalabad (UAF) has come under fire for their decision to celebrate ‘Sisters Day’ in place of Valentine’s Day on February 14. In an attempt to promote Islamic and eastern values amongst pupils, the academic institution’s Vice Chancellor Dr Zafar Iqbal Randhawa was reported by local media to have announced at an event

  • APS survivor becomes first Pakistani to receive 'Points of Light Award' in UK

    January 13, 2019 6:53 AM 12

    Ahmad Nawaz, a survivor of terrorist attack on Army Public School Peshawar, has been given "Points of Light Award" from 10 Downing Street, the headquarters of the government in United Kingdom, to honor his services aimed at encourage people to unite and fight extremism through anti-radicalization talks. "It’s an honour to be recognised by the Prime Minister

  • 10 million jobs to be created soon: minister

    January 13, 2019 2:21 AM 16

    GUJAR KHAN: Information Minister Chaudhry Fawad Hussain on Saturday said the government had reduced imports and enhanced exports and was also cutting down the fiscal deficit through its policies. He said 10 million new jobs would soon be created for the youth while 500,000 houses would be constructed for the poor as promised by the PTI government

  • Nawaz refuses personal physician’s advice, prefers tests in jail

    January 13, 2019 12:00 AM 13

    LAHORE: Former prime minister Nawaz Sharif has refused to accept his personal physician’s advice for going out of jail and shifting to hospital for his medical tests. Nawaz’s personal physician Dr Adnan saw the former premier in Kot Lakhpat Jail on Saturday and examined him. According to the media reports, Dr Adnan advised Nawaz to shift to hospital

  • Military courts’ extension: PM forms body for talks with opposition

    January 13, 2019 12:00 AM 16

    ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan on Saturday formed a committee to hold negotiations with the opposition members pertaining to extension of military courts’ jurisdiction. The task has been handed over to Defence Minister Pervaiz Khattak and Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi. The committee will present report to the premier after consultation