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December 9, 2017 12:00 AM China warns its nationals of terrorist attacks in Pakistan

BEIJING/WASHINGTON: China and the United States have issued fresh advisories, warning their citizens in Pakistan of possible terrorist attacks and asking them to take appropriate measures for their safety and security. In a warning issued on Friday, China cautioned its nationals in Pakistan against a series of imminent terrorist attacks on Chinese targets 1

November 26, 2017 12:00 AM Govt writ breaks down: Imran

Govt writ breaks down: Imran ISLAMABAD: PTI Chairman Imran Khan says the incompetence and dithering manner in which the government continues to handle the Tehreek Labbaik Pakistan (TLP) sit-in issue reflects a complete breakdown of governance and the writ of the government. He alleged the government’s only effective functioning was in protecting Sharif 5

November 20, 2017 12:00 AM Iranian Revolutionary Guards commander killed in Syria

BEIRUT: A commander in Iran’s elite Revolutionary Guards and a lower-ranking Iranian fighter have been killed fighting Islamic State in Syria in recent days, Iranian media reported on Sunday. The Revolutionary Guards, Iran’s most powerful military force which also oversees an economic empire worth billions of dollars, have been fighting in support 5

November 14, 2017 12:00 AM Zia’s protégé lecturing on democracy: Imran

ISLAMABAD: PTI Chairman Iman Khan on Monday said that apprentice of late military dictator Ziaul Haq is lecturing his party on democracy. Sharing a picture of Nawaz Sharif with Ziaul Haq on his Twitter account, Imran wrote that it was the sign of the Day of Judgment that Sharif – protégé of the late military dictator – is lecturing them on democracy 8

October 30, 2017 1:43 AM Rex Tillerson's Sisyphean mission

In his August 21 speech outlining his strategy, Mr. Trump stuck with much of the failed nation-building strategy of the past 16 years, but went beyond it by announcing a change in our relationships with Pakistan and India. The president said that Pakistan has long been a safe-haven for terrorist organizations. But, diplomatically, he didn’t state the fact that the Pakistani 11

October 28, 2017 5:32 AM Medical tests: NTS lands in hot water again as allegations emerge

KARACHI: Following widespread protests by candidates in Sindh, Chief Minister Murad Ali Shah has constituted a five-member inquiry committee to investigate allegations of irregularities in the entry test for medical colleges and universities’ conducted on October 22 through the National Testing Service (NTS). The committee comprises Aijaz Ahmed Mahesar 8

October 26, 2017 11:34 PM PAC directs OGDCL to probe Rs 7 billion loss to exchequer

* Urges Int'l community to take notice of Indian brutalities ISLAMABAD: The Public Accounts Committee (PAC) on Thursday directed the Oil and Gas Development Company Limited (OGDCL) and the Petroleum Division to conduct an inquiry in purchasing substandard chemical for drilling of wells causing a loss of Rs 7 billion to the national exchequer. The PAC, which 2

October 26, 2017 4:23 AM Who’s the boss? PML-N lawmakers want Sharifs to clear confusion

LAHORE: Even though the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) says it is united behind party president Nawaz Sharif, rumours of a possible change at the top level have caused a great deal of confusion in the rank and file in Punjab, lawmakers have revealed. According to well-placed sources in the Punjab government, several MPAs who met Punjab Chief Minister 5

October 24, 2017 1:45 AM Sharjeel NABbed after hours-long shelter at court

| Bilawal sees different laws for Sharifs, others | Imran calls arrest voice of people’s heart KARACHI - The National Accountability Bureau (NAB) Monday arrested former Sindh information minister Sharjeel Memon and his co-accused after the Sindh High Court (SHC) denied bail. Memon has been facing charges of embezzlement of Rs5.76 billion purportedly 10

October 23, 2017 6:34 AM Haq demands elections be held on time

LAHORE: Chief of Jamaat-e-Islami Senator Sirajul Haq has said that general elections 2018 must be held on time without derailing the accountability process. “Delaying polls will plunge the country into serious crisis,” said the JI chief while addressing a large gathering at the JI’s Azme Nau Convention at Wahdat Road on Sunday. Haq said the nation was not satisfied 13