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January 16, 2019 12:00 AM Removal of committee head may turn situation sour in KP Assembly

PESHAWAR: The removal of Member Provincial Assembly (MPA) Khushdil Khan as chairman and member of a Standing Committee in the provincial assembly may strain the otherwise friendly relations between the treasury and opposition benches as the lawmaker has moved the court against the speaker Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Assembly. Khushdil Khan, former deputy speaker 3

January 16, 2019 12:00 AM Asif named PCB’s security adviser

LAHORE: Pakistan Cricket Board has appointed Col (retd) Asif Mahmood its security adviser after its director security resigned. PCB’s director security and vigilance Col (retd) Muhammad Azam earlier stepped down from his position when the Pakistan Super League-4 is just a month away. An official of the PCB stated that appointment of security and vigilance 7

January 15, 2019 1:26 PM PM Imran Khan appoints Nadeem Afzal Chan as his spokesperson

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan has appointed Nadeem Afzal Gondal commonly known as Nadeem Afzal Chan as his spokesman with immediate effect. Prime Minister Office has issued notification of his appointment here on January 15, 2019. According to the notification, “The Prime Minister has been pleased to appoint Mr Nadeem Afzal Gondal as Spokesman 5

January 15, 2019 12:00 AM Students, police clash in Athens

ATHENS: Police in Athens used tear gas on Monday to disperse students and teachers protesting against changes in the way educators are appointed in the public school system. The clashes broke out as hundreds of protesters tried to break through lines of riot police stationed near parliament, banging on a police van barricade with clubs. "I’m a full-time

January 14, 2019 2:17 AM HRW calls for sanctions against Afghan minister

KABUL: International rights group Human Rights Watch (HRW) has urged major donors to impose sanctions on Afghanistan’s newly appointed acting defence minister over alleged war crimes and human rights abuses. President Ashraf Ghani’s decision last month to appoint the fiercely anti-Taliban Asadullah Khalid prompted an outcry from human rights organisations 6

January 12, 2019 12:00 AM Ijaz Wasti appointed Chief Economist

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 3

January 11, 2019 9:28 AM In a first, Sikh officer appointed as Punjab Governor PRO

LAHORE: For the first time an official from the minority Sikh community has been appointed as Public Relations Officer at the Punjab Governor House. Before being appointed at the key post in an important public office in the provincial capital Lahore, Pooran Sindh Arwara was working as District Information Officer in Nankana Sahab. Recently, Prime Minister 6

January 11, 2019 12:00 AM Government appoints new MDs of SNGPL and SSGC

ISLAMABAD: The government on Thursday appointed new managing directors (MDs) of the state-run gas companies, including Sui Northern Gas Pipelines Limited (SNGPL) and Sui Southern Gas Company Limited (SSGC). Amir Tufail has been appointed as SNGPL MD. Before his elevation to the top slot of the company, Tufail was working as deputy managing director at the SNGPL 1

January 11, 2019 12:00 AM ‘SL war criminal’ named army’s second-in-command

COLOMBO: Sri Lanka’s president has appointed a general accused by the United Nations of war crimes to the country’s second-highest army ranking, evoking outcry from rights groups. Major General Shavendra Silva, who commanded an army division accused of gross abuses against civilians during Sri Lanka’s civil war, formally assumed duties as Chief of Staff 1

January 10, 2019 12:00 AM Mondelez Pakistan appoints new MD

KARACHI Mondelez Pakistan Limited appointed Narmeen Khan as the new managing director of the company based in Karachi, a statement said on Tuesday. Narmeen’s appointment will play a critical role in supporting the Mondelez International continual growth strategy and driving its leadership position in the confectionary industry across Pakistan, it added 2