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January 18, 2018 10:37 AM Bilawal orders inquiry into ‘extrajudicial killing’ of Waziristan man

KARACHI: After social media uproar against the ‘extrajudicial encounter’ of a man by SSP Malir Rao Anwar, Chairman PPP Bilawal Bhutto Zardari has ordered an inquiry into the case as more details pointing towards mysterious circumstances emerge. I have asked Sindh Home Minster Sohail Anwar Siyal to conduct an inquiry, tweeted Bilawal. In reply to the tweet 2

January 11, 2018 6:45 PM Rear Admiral Zaka Ur Rehman appointed DG Maritime Security Agency

ISLAMABAD: Rear Admiral Zaka Ur Rehman has assumed the Command of Pakistan Maritime Security Agency as Director General. The Admiral was commissioned in Operations Branch of Pakistan Navy in 1988. He has been appointed on various command appointments including Commanding Officer of a Destroyer and Commander 25th Destroyer Squardon. During his illustrious 3

January 10, 2018 12:00 AM Ex-Chinese mly chief of staff under investigation

BEIJING: A former chief of staff of China’s military is under investigation on "suspicion of bribery", state media said o Tuesday, as Xi Jinping’s sweeping anti-graft crackdown claimed another top general. Fang Fenghui was appointed to the PLA’s top post in 2012. But he was abruptly replaced in late August amid a stand-off with India over a territorial 2

January 9, 2018 12:00 AM Lecturers want services regularised

PESHAWAR: The lecturers appointed on ad hoc basis on Monday threatened to stage sit-in outside the Banigala, the residence of PTI chief Imran Khan, if their services were not regularised soon. Speaking at a press conference at Peshawar Press Club, Naseer Khan, general secretary of All Colleges Lecturers Association (ACFLA) Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP), said that the PTI-led 1

January 7, 2018 12:00 AM PPP leader seeks probe into corruption allegations against KP govt ministers

PESHAWAR: Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) leader Nawabzada Khwaja Mohammad Khan Hoti said protest would be staged against the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf-led provincial government and the Mardan Police over political victimisation, injustice and corruption on January 9. Speaking at a news conference here on Saturday, he accused the local administration and Mardan 2

January 3, 2018 12:00 AM Notices issued in Punjab home secretary appointment case

LAHORE: The Lahore High Court Tuesday issued notices to Punjab chief secretary and home secretary on a petition challenging appointment of Dr Muhammad Shoaib Akbar as home secretary, Punjab. Justice Ayesha A Malik sought replies from two secretaries until February 6. The court also directed an assistant advocate general to explain how a non-cadre officer 1

December 31, 2017 2:18 PM Petroleum products get pricier by 11.75pc ahead of new year

The federal government on Sunday increased the prices of petroleum products by up to 11.75 per cent for the month of January 2018, DawnNews reported. The announcement in this regard was made by Miftah Ismail, the newly appointed adviser to Prime Minister on Finance, while addressing a press conference in Islamabad. Petrol and high-speed diesel — the two most widely

December 30, 2017 5:27 PM Five IS militants killed in ‘encounter’ outside Karachi: police

Karachi police on Saturday claimed to have killed five suspected militants linked with the militant Islamic State (IS) group in an ‘encounter’ on the outskirts of the city. Separately, five suspects belonging to the banned Lashkar-i-Jhangvi (LJ) who were planning to assassinate a personality belonging to the Shia community were arrested, said Senior 2

December 30, 2017 3:39 PM Gen (retd) Khalid Shamim Wynne dies in road accident

RAWALPINDI: Former Chairman of Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee General (retd) Khalid Shamim  Wynne has been killed in a road accident near Chakri on Saturday, according to Geo TV. Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR), media wing of the army confirmed, the death of Gen Wynne's in the road accident which it said took place in Chakri area of Rawalpindi 2

December 29, 2017 12:00 AM Desabre to coach Uganda

KAMPALA: Uganda appointed Frenchman Sebastian Desabre on Thursday as their new coach on a two-year deal to replace Milutin Sredojevic who resigned in July. The 41-year-old Desabre, who has been coaching Egyptian league club Ismailia, was one of four names on a shortlist released by the Uganda Football Federation (FUFA) early this month to take over the vacant 2