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June 20, 2018 12:00 AM IS ‘danger’ grips Iraqi desert

BAGHDAD: Seven shepherds and farmers have been found murdered after the Islamic State Jihadist group kidnapped dozens of people in the desert region of central Iraq, a local official said on Tuesday. In a renewed threat to the region, IS attacked several remote villages and seized 30 locals from their homes, Ali al-Nawaf, a municipal council chief, told AFP. "The bodies

June 20, 2018 12:00 AM Team for Champions Trophy announced

KARACHI: Goalkeeper Mazhar Abbas, Rizwan Jr, Rana Sohail and Dilber are to return as Pakistan Hockey Federation (PHF) announced the 18-member squad for the Champions Trophy in Breda, Holland, which begins from June 23. Pakistan had sent 22 players on June 3 to Holland for the last phase of the training, a PHF press release issued on Tuesday said.After

June 20, 2018 12:00 AM No data leaked: Nadra

ISLAMABAD: National Database and Registration Authority (Nadra) on Tuesday overtly dismissed allegations of data leakage while terming them reckless. As per details, Nadra officials addressed a presser in the federal capital on Tuesday. The data of even a single citizen had not been shared from any platform. “We are not here to reject or verify statements

June 20, 2018 12:00 AM FPCCI backs businessmen induction into caretaker cabinet

PESHAWAR: The Federation of Pakistan Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FPCCI) on Tuesday welcomed the induction of five businessmen as ministers in the caretaker setup terming it a positive move. The businessmen representative body hoped the induction of businessmen Sardar Tanveer Ilyas, Faisal Mushtaq, Fazal Elahi, Naveed Jan Baloch, and Mian Anjum

June 20, 2018 12:00 AM Swati claims rift over PTI tickets in Hazara ended

MANSEHRA: The Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Tuesday claimed that differences in the party ranks over the distribution of tickets in Hazara had been resolved. "We have been facing rift at many national and provincial assemblies' constituencies in Hazara, which we settled after the marathon sessions in each constituency," Senator Azam Khan Swati, a central

June 19, 2018 12:00 AM PPP to right Nawaz’s wrongs: Zardari

NAUSHAHRO FEROZE: Former president and Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) Co-chairman Asif Ali Zardari on Sunday said former prime minister and PML-N Quaid Muhammad Nawaz Sharif had brought Pakistan to a place where the world was poking fun at Pakistan. Talking to the media after visiting the PPP leader Abdul Haq Bhurt’s house here, Zardari said the PPP always

June 19, 2018 12:00 AM Hockey team leaves for Canada

LAHORE: An 18-member Pakistan development hockey squad has left for Canada to play four matches against hosts Canada and one against China. The team includes Junaid Manzoor (captain), Adil Rao, Waqar Younis, Adil Latif, Afraz Hakim, Ahmed Nadeem, Awais Arshad, Amjad Ali Khan, Ghazanfar Ali, Moin Shakeel, M Ibrahim, Naveed Alam, Rana Abdul Waheed, Rehan

June 19, 2018 12:00 AM Three of a family among five die in road accidents

KASUR: Five people, including a man, his wife and daughter, died in road accidents. Muhammad Saddaqat of Lahore, his wife and children were going to Kasur on a motorcycle to see their relatives. When they reached near Noorpur, they fell down on the road when another motorcycle hit them. A speeding van hit them, leaving Saddaqat, his wife Muqddas and minor

June 17, 2018 2:03 PM Bilawal extends Father’s Day wishes to ‘courageous, loving and caring father’

KARACHI: Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) Chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari has wished Fathers Day to his ‘courageous, loving and caring father’ former president Asif Ali Zardari. Bilawal took to twitter on Father’s Day and shared picture with his dad Asif Ali Zardari, kissing him on the cheeks. Bilawal extended wishes to his father Asif Ali Zardari saying 1

June 16, 2018 12:00 AM Saudi TV drama extolling ‘modern past’ draws awe and ire

RIYADH: A Saudi television drama that glorifies a period before the rise of religious fundamentalism has evoked nostalgia about the kingdom´s "modern past" -- and fury from arch-conservatives sidelined in a much-publicised liberalisation drive. "Al-Assouf", set in the 1970s and aired on satellite broadcaster MBC during the holy fasting month of Ramadan 1