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October 19, 2018 12:00 AM Army rescues 13 people trapped in Diamer

DIAMER: A total of 13 people, who were trapped in Bahsal due to snowfall, were rescued by the Pakistan Army on Thursday, according to Geo News report. The rescued persons included seven children and six women, all of whom were living in Bahsal area of Diamer. They had gone up to the area, along with their cattle, for summer but were trapped due to unexpected

October 19, 2018 12:00 AM 25 stranded families shifted to safer places from Upper Kaghan

MANSEHRA: The police shifted 25 families stranded in the upper part of Kaghan valley to safer places after clearing Mansehra-Naran-Jalkhad road to vehicular traffic. "The road, which was blocked to vehicular traffic after the heavy snowfall in Kaghan valley, is now cleared up to Barawai. And the stranded people were shifted to safer places," District

October 19, 2018 12:00 AM ‘Russia, Turkey give more time for Idlib deal’

GENEVA: Russia and Turkey plan to give more time for the implementation of their de-escalation deal in the Syrian province of Idlib, a "great relief" for 3 million civilians in the area, UN humanitarian adviser Jan Egeland told reporters on Thursday. But there were still "a million unanswered questions" about how the deal would work, and what would happen

October 18, 2018 2:00 AM Pakistan slips to 107th on Global Competitiveness Index

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan slipped by one position in the Global Competitiveness Index 2018 released by the World Economic Forum (WEF) on Wednesday as compared to last year, ranking 107 out of 140 countries, with a score of 4.0. With an overall ranking of 107 out of 140 countries, Pakistan was at 109 for institutions; 93 for infrastructure; 127 for ICT adoption

October 17, 2018 12:00 AM Two women among five killed in Naseerabad attack

QUETTA: Unknown gunmen shot dead five people including two women in the Baba Goth Ghulam Qadir area of Naseerabad district on Tuesday. According to police sources, armed assailants entered a house and opened fire on family members and fled away from the scene. As a consequence, two women among five people of a family died on the spot. Soon after the incident

October 15, 2018 12:00 AM Eight Pakistanis jailed for forcing teenage girls into prostitution

DUBAI: Eight Pakistanis have been sentenced to five years in prison after being convicted of trafficking three Pakistani teenagers to Dubai and forcing them into prostitution. On Sunday, Dubai Court of First Instance convicted them of charges of human trafficking, sexual exploitation and running a prostitution den. The eight Pakistani defendants will be deported

October 13, 2018 12:00 AM WWF-Pakistan, Careem initiate mangrove plantation

KARACHI: As part of the Rung Do Pakistan campaign, the WWF-Pakistan and the Careem launched a mangrove plantation drive at Sandspit on Friday. Under this initiative, 180,000 saplings will be planted in the coastal belt of Pakistan. The initiative will not only help restore the lost mangrove forest cover but will also build resilience of the local communities 1

October 12, 2018 11:37 PM Power supply dusrupted for the last 18 hours in Korangi area

Karachi: Prolonged loadshedding continued in Karachi's Korangi area, multiplying the difficulties of the residents. Residents of Korangi of Korangi No 6 and its adjoining areas 51-B area and its nearby market have been facing power outages over the past 20 hours. Hundreds of houses and commercial areas have been affected due to power breakdown in the locality 1

October 12, 2018 12:00 AM Nadra issues forms for Naya Pakistan Housing Programme

ISLAMABAD: National Database and Registration Authority (Nadra) on Thursday released registration forms on its website for Prime Minister Imran Khan's ‘Naya Pakistan Housing Programme’. On Wednesday, PM Imran launched the 'Naya Pakistan Housing Project' under which five million affordable houses will be provided for under-privileged classes during the next five years

October 11, 2018 12:00 AM 75 bodies found in mass grave near Libya’s Sirte

TRIPOLI: A mass grave containing 75 bodies has been found near the former jihadist bastion of Sirte in western Libya, an official said on Wednesday. Mohamed al-Amial, the coastal city’s municipal council spokesman, told AFP the mass grave was uncovered in an agricultural area of Al-Daheir, west of Sirte. "Seventy-five decomposed bodies were recovered" 1