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July 18, 2018 12:00 AM Abu Akif takes over as new PTF secretary

ISLAMABAD: Abu Akif, Secretary Cabinet Division, has taken over as the secretary Pakistan Tennis Federation (PTF). The President PTF, Salim Saifullah Khan confirmed to The News Tuesday that Abu Akif would be the new secretary federation. “I am delighted to announce that Abu Akif, Secretary Cabinet Division, Federal Government of Pakistan, has very kindly

July 18, 2018 12:00 AM Egypt targets social media with new law

CAIRO: Egypt’s parliament has passed a law giving the state powers to block social media accounts and penalise journalists held to be publishing fake news. Under the law passed on Monday social media accounts and blogs with more than 5,000 followers on sites such as Twitter and Facebook will be treated as media outlets, which makes them subject to prosecution

July 15, 2018 12:00 AM France marks Bastille Day with major military parade

PARIS: Fighter jets streaked over Paris on Saturday as part of a massive military parade in a "demonstration of controlled force" on France´s national day, due to be followed by a street party if "Les Bleus" win the World Cup. Thousands of people, many of them tourists, thronged the Champs Elysees avenue to watch the march past involving 4,290 soldiers

July 14, 2018 12:00 AM My first aim is construction of dams, second paying country’s debt: CJP

ISLAMABAD: The Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP), Mian Saqib Nisar, has said he has two aims in his life and he will continue working on them regardless of whether he remains in office or retires, saying his first aim is the construction of dams and the second aim is to pay off the country's debt. The two-member bench of the apex court on Friday conducted 6

July 12, 2018 12:00 AM Khalid appointed SPMUDA Sports South Asia chairman

KARACHI: Southern Philippines Muslim & Non-Muslim Unity & Development Association (SPMUDA) International for Peace and Development has appointed seasoned Pakistani squash player Khalid Atlas Khan as SPMUDA Sports South Asia chairman. The Organisation’s motto is: I am for peace, unity and humanity! Founded by Dr Datu Camad M Ali, the organisation aims to improve 4

July 12, 2018 12:00 AM Teachers rally against university administration

SUKKUR: The Shah Abdul Latif University Teachers’ Association (SALUTA) on Wednesday took out a rally against the illegal appointment of Registrar and victimization of teachers, particularly Ishrat Ali Mirani, Assistant Professor and Member Syndicate, who was critical of alleged corruption and nepotism in the affairs of the university. The protesting 2

July 10, 2018 12:00 AM Secretariat established for dams

LAHORE: Following the Supreme Court’s historic judgment of July 4, 2018 to expedite the construction of two critical dams namely Diamer Basha and Mohmand, a Secretariat has been established at Islamabad for the Implementation Committee of Diamer Basha and Mohmand Dams (ICDBMD). WAPDA Chairman Lt Gen Muzammil Hussain (retd) will serve as ICDBMD Chairman 1

July 6, 2018 12:00 AM Xi warns again graft fight not yet over

BEIJING: Chinese President Xi Jinping has warned again that the country’s fight against deeply ingrained corruption is not yet over, and that the ruling Communist Party faces enormous challenges going forward, state media reported. Since coming to power more than six years ago, Xi has overseen a sweeping campaign to root out graft, with dozens of senior

July 6, 2018 12:00 AM Costa Rica splits with coach Ramirez

SAN JOSE: Costa Rica’s football federation has parted ways with coach Oscar Ramirez after a disappointing World Cup showing by the Central American nation. “Oscar Ramirez will not continue as coach, his contract has expired,” the federation’s president Rodolfo Villalobos told a press conference. Costa Rica went out of the competition in the group stage 5

July 6, 2018 12:00 AM SC reserves judgment in Qasmi appointment case

ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court (SC) has reserved judgment in the case of appointment of Attaul Haq Qasmi as the former MD of the state-run PTV. A three-member SC bench presided over by Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP) Mian Saqib Nisar took up for hearing Attaul Haq Qasmi’s appointment as MD of the state-run TV on Thursday. The counsel for Pervaiz Rashid 1