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July 10, 2018 1:04 PM Top 20 Pakistani politicians and their popularity scale on Twitter

With Twitter housing more than four million users in Pakistan, the social media platform is actively being used by politicians to publicize their views and to connect with the public. Amongst the chiefs of major political parties in Pakistan, Imran Khan stands the highest with the most number of followers equaling to 8.08 million, with Maryam Nawaz scoring

July 8, 2018 12:00 AM Iran calls for EU help as shipping giant pulls out for fear of US sanctions

AIX-EN-PROVENCE, France/LONDON: One of the world´s biggest cargo shippers announced on Saturday it was pulling out of Iran for fear of becoming entangled in U.S. sanctions, and President Hassan Rouhani demanded that European countries to do more to offset the U.S. measures. The announcement by France´s CMA CGM that it was quitting Iran deals a blow to Tehran 1

June 26, 2018 12:52 PM Yousaf Saleem sworn in as Pakistan’s first blind judge

LAHORE: History has been made, as Yousaf Saleem became the first blind judge in Pakistan after taking oath of civil judge here on Tuesday. Yousaf was among 21 candidates who were sworn in for the post of civil judges today. While Yousaf became the first blind judge in Pakistan, there are numerous examples of visually-impaired judges in other countries 1

June 26, 2018 12:00 AM Minor Pakistani boy crosses over to IHK

ISLAMABAD: A minor boy from AJK was apprehended by Indian army after he inadvertently crossed over to the Indian side along the LoC in Held Kashmir’s Degwar area in Poonch district, Geo News reported. The boy has been identified as Abdullah. Sources said the army after preliminary questioning handed him over to police. The latter said he appears to have crossed

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 6

June 14, 2018 12:00 AM Musharraf ‘not returning, to wait for right time’

A source close to Pervez Musharraf told this reporter on condition of anonymity that Musharraf has been advised by his legal aides and friends to postpone his return plan to Pakistan and “wait for the right time” when “hostile environment” ceases. The source, who is a senior official in Musharraf’s All Pakistan Muslim League (APML), said that Pervez 8

June 7, 2018 12:00 AM China unveils ‘Dark Sword’ fighter jet

BEIJING: China has unveiled an unmanned fighter jet that could fly at supersonic speeds and prove a ‘nightmare’ for US defence systems. The deadly aircraft, codenamed Dark Sword, has been rumoured for over a decade but a new photo appears to finally show a full-sized version of the military vehicle. Much about Dark Sword remains a mystery, but experts 2

June 7, 2018 12:00 AM Saudi meteorologist: Ramazan expected to be 29 days, Eid on 15th

RIYADH: Muslims around the world currently fasting the month of Ramazan will be keen to know that a senior Saudi meteorologist has said that Ramazan is expected to last this year for 29 days, meaning the Eid-ul-Fitr holiday will be celebrated on June 15. Abulaziz Al Husseini said that this astronomical calculation is on condition of atmospheric clarity 2

June 2, 2018 12:00 AM Fee concessions: Private schools give in to PHC, KPPSRA directives

PESHAWAR: Agreeing to comply with the orders of the Peshawar High Court (PHC) and directives of the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Private Schools Regulatory Authority (KPPSRA), the private schools have announced that the fee challan for June should be considered as 50 percent fee for June and July. On Friday, a team of KPPSRA visited the Beacon House School and Qadims 2

May 30, 2018 12:00 AM Preparations for Trump, Kim summit gathers pace: Top North Korean general on way to US

SEOUL: President Donald Trump confirmed on Tuesday that a senior North Korean official is headed to New York for talks as preparations for his historic summit with Kim Jong Un gather pace. "Meetings are currently taking place concerning Summit, and more. Kim Young Chol, the Vice Chairman of North Korea, heading now to New York. Solid response to my letter 4