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  • Indian army major, soldier killed in IHK blasts

    January 13, 2019 12:00 AM 13

    SRINAGAR: Two Indian army soldiers, including a major, were killed and two other injured in two explosions in Rajouri district of Jammu in Indian Held Kashmir (IHK). An army vehicle was moving on a road stretch in Lam Pukharni area of Nowshera sector in the district when an explosion took place. Three army personnel including a Havaldar sustained injuries

  • Three killed in Paris gas explosion

    January 13, 2019 12:00 AM 18

    PARIS: Two firefighters and a Spanish woman have died in a massive explosion caused by a “pocket of gas” in a six-storey building in Paris on Saturday.Forty-seven others were injured in the blast, 10 of them seriously, the prosecutor´s office said, after initial reports erroneously said four people had been killed. The French interior minister, Christophe

  • PM Imran forms committee to consult opposition on military courts extension

    January 12, 2019 2:56 PM 20

    ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan has formed a two-member committee to look into the matters of extension in military courts, Geo News citing sources reported. The two-member committee comprising Defence Minister Pervez Khattak and foreign minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi will consult opposition parties over the matter of extension of the military courts

  • PM Imran's pictures on laptop distribution banners: University orders inquiry

    January 12, 2019 12:46 PM 21

    ISLAMABAD: The Government College University has constituted a three-member committee to investigate display o pictures of Prime Minister Imran Khan on banners and flexes of PM’s laptop distribution scheme. The banners went viral on social media, drawing outrage form netizens considering Imran Khan’s staunch opposition to the laptop scheme in the past. “Consequent

  • Pakistan Ambassador to US presents credentials to President Trump

    January 12, 2019 11:33 AM 20

    NEW YORK: Pakistan's new Ambassador to the United States, Dr. Asad Majeed Khan, presented his credentials to President Donald Trump at a White House ceremony in Washington on Friday. A press release issued by the Pakistan Embassy in Washington said that Ambassador Khan conveyed the greetings of Pakistan''s leadership to President Trump who reciprocated

  • Fatima Bhutto slams Govt of Pakistan Twitter over Bill Gates quote gaffe

    January 12, 2019 8:05 AM 12

    The Government of Pakistan’s Twitter handle was immensely criticised after it posted a grammatically incorrect quote attributing it to Microsoft founder Bill Gates on Friday. The quote “if you born poor its not your mistake but if you die poor its your mistake” was met with immense censure after internet users pointed out the grammar as well as the factual

  • Gang warfare group Ghaffar Zikri's member arrested in Lyari

    January 12, 2019 6:05 AM 19

    KARACHI: A suspect hailing from gang warfare group Ghaffar Zikri was taken into custody by the Rangers on Saturday amidst a raid in Lyari. As per a press release, the raid was conducted in Lyari’s Ali Muhammad Mohalla where the suspect identified as Shehzad Urf Faizudada was held due to his connection crimes like target killing, attacks on law enforcement

  • Nawaz complains of pain in his arm

    January 12, 2019 12:00 AM 15

    LAHORE: Former prime minister Nawaz Sharif, who is serving a seven-year jail term at Kot Lakhpat Jail, Friday complained of pain in his arm, which his daughter feared is most likely to be angina. Maryam Nawaz took to Twitter on Friday evening, saying that Nawaz Sharif’s cardiologists tried to get access to him all day but permission was not granted

  • Ijaz Wasti appointed Chief Economist

    January 12, 2019 12:00 AM 13

    ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan has approved a summary for appointment of Ijaz Wasti as Chief Economist, government of Pakistan. He has already assumed his charge in the Planning Commission. It is first time in last 12 years since 2006 that any professional belonging to Economist Group (EG) has been appointed as Chief Economist, Government of Pakistan

  • NA speaker becomes active for formation of NA panels

    January 12, 2019 12:00 AM 13

    ISLAMABAD: Speaker National Assembly Asad Qaisar activated himself for finalisation of the formation of Standing Committees of the National Assembly in the upcoming NA session scheduled to begin from Monday. Speaker National Assembly Asad Qaisar on Thursday held a meeting with Minister of State for Parliamentary Affairs Ali Muhammad Khan while on Tuesday