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August 11, 2018 2:21 PM Abbasi, Sattar among former MNAs evicted from Parliament Lodges

Capital Development Authority (CDA) and Islamabad police on Saturday launched an operation to free Parliament Lodges from former members of the parliament who were illegally dwelling in the government-owned facility, DawnNewsTV reported. According to the authorities' list, 119 ex-lawmakers were illegally occupying the lodges, of which 30 have been evicted 2

August 5, 2018 2:27 AM Trump and Erdogan square up for a fight

PRESIDENT Donald Trump may have squabbled with Western European leaders on a trip to Nato headquarters last month and cast the European Union as a “foe” but he displayed plenty of warmth for Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. According to one account, Trump “fist-bumped” his Turkish counterpart when they met in Brussels, praising a leader known 23

July 23, 2018 12:00 AM Tight security arrangements finalised for polling stations in Pindi

Rawalpindi: The administration on the directive of Caretaker Chief Minister Punjab Dr Hassan Askari has finalised tight security arrangements for A, B & C category polling stations (PSs) in Rawalpindi Division as 606 polling stations (PSs) set up for general elections 2018 have been declared highly sensitive and 1,036 sensitive in Rawalpindi Division 5

July 22, 2018 12:00 AM Nawaz, Maryam meet counsels

ISLAMABAD: Former prime minister Nawaz Sharif and his daughter Maryam Nawaz met their counsels in Adiala Jail on Saturday. The legal team comprising Nawaz’s counsel Khawaja Haris and Maryam’s lawyer Amjad Pervaiz met Nawaz Sharif, Maryam Nawaz and her husband Captain (R) Safdar in Adiala Jail. According to sources, key legal matters were discussed during 6

July 22, 2018 12:00 AM Gunmen kill two policemen in Russia’s troubled Dagestan

MOSCOW: Unknown gunmen have shot dead two policemen in Russia´s volatile Caucasus in the latest attack against local authorities, police said on Saturday. Assailants driving a Lada shot at a car carrying three traffic police outside the Dagestani town of Kizilyurt late Friday and fled, a police spokesman told AFP. “Two people died,” he said, adding that a third 3

July 21, 2018 12:00 AM Mastermind of Mastung carnage killed in Qalat

QUETTA: Security forces on Friday killed the mastermind of the country's worst-ever suicide bombing in an early morning shootout in Balochistan, officials said.The operation was carried out on an intelligence tip off about the presence of an Islamic State (IS) operative identified as Hidayatullah in a house in the Darenjo village of Qalat district. "The Frontier 6

July 20, 2018 9:01 AM Nawaz Sharif will cast his vote in Elections 2018?

Pakistan goes to poll on Wednesday to elect new leader of the country days after former prime minister Nawaz Sharif, his daughter Maryam Nawaz and son-in-law Captain (retd) Muhammad Safdar were jailed after being convicted in a corruption reference. An accountability court sentenced Nawaz Sharif to 10 years imprisonment, Maryam Nawaz seven years and Safar 2

July 20, 2018 12:00 AM FBR launches tax evasion probe against stationery industry

KARACHI: Tax authorities have launched a tax evasion probe against the stationery businesses manufacturing books and pencils by scrutinising their returns after the government restored zero-rating facility for multibillion rupees industry from July 1, officials said on Thursday. The officials said strong lobby of stationery industry convinced the government 14

July 19, 2018 12:00 AM Airbus unveils pioneering solar-powered drone

Farnborough, United Kingdom: European air giant Airbus on Wednesday unveiled a solar-powered drone called Zephyr that will fly at a high altitude and fulfil the same functions as a satellite. The project was presented at Britain´s Farnborough airshow, where Airbus revealed that the Zephyr S took off on July 11 for its maiden flight from Arizona in the United 2

July 19, 2018 12:00 AM LSM growth clocks in at 2.76 percent in May

KARACHI: Large scale manufacturing (LSM) grew 2.76 percent in May as compared to the corresponding month a year earlier as retail sector thrived on growing consumer demand, while construction boom kept fuelling steel production, official data showed on Wednesday. Pakistan Bureau of Statistics (PBS) data showed that food, beverages and tobacco production 3