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August 18, 2018 7:59 AM Balochistan Assembly: Jam Kamal voted in as 16th chief minister

The Balochistan Assembly elected Jam Mir Kamal Khan Alyani, chairman of the Balochistan Awami Party (BAP) as the 16th leader of the house on Saturday. The election for the leader of the house was conducted through a secret ballot in which Alyani secured 39 votes against the opposition's nominee, Mir Younus Aziz Zehri, who secured 20 votes. Apart from his own party

July 23, 2018 3:21 PM Justice Tahira Safdar becomes first female chief justice of Balochistan high court

Chief Justice of Pakistan Justice Saqib Nisar on Monday appointed Justice Tahira Safdar, the first ever woman chief justice, to take charge of Balochistan high court. Justice Safar will be taking on her new role subsequent to the retirement of the present Balochistan High Court Chief Justice Mohammad Noor Muskanzai who reaches superannuation on August 157

July 22, 2018 12:00 AM Arrest warrant issued for man suspected of knife attack on German bus

BERLIN: A German court has issued an arrest warrant for a German-Iranian man suspected of carrying out a knife attack on a bus in the northern city of Luebeck but there is no indication that it was a terrorist attack, police and prosecutors said on Saturday. Police said the 34-year-old German citizen wounded 10 people in the attack on Friday but there 1

July 17, 2018 8:45 PM Google pays homage to Mehdi Hassan on 91st birthday with doodle

KARACHI: Google is paying tribute to Pakistan’s legendary ghazal singer Mehdi Hassan with its doodle feature on his 91st birthday (July 18) . Google honours prominent personalities and occasions with special logos that it calls 'doodles'. In the past, Google also paid tribute to Pakistan’s prominent personalities, Nusrat Fateh Ali khan, Abdul Sattar 4

July 16, 2018 12:00 AM Waseem goes down in IBF flyweight world title bout

KARACHI: Pakistan’s professional boxer Mohammad Waseem on Sunday went down against South Africa’s Moruti Mthalane in the International Boxing Federation (IBF) flyweight world title shot in Kuala Lumpur. The former IBF world champion Mthalane regained the belt as he prevailed over the former two-time WBC world silver flyweight champion Waseem through 2

July 15, 2018 12:00 AM Liverpool sign Swiss winger Shaqiri

LONDON: Liverpool have signed Switzerland international Xherdan Shaqiri from Stoke City, the English Premier League giants announced Friday. The Reds said he had signed “a long-term contract”, with British media reports saying Shaqiri had arrived at Anfield in a five-year deal for £13 million ($17 million, 15 million euros). The 26-year-old winger’s 2

July 14, 2018 12:00 AM World Junior Weightlifting C’ships: Medal hopeful Nooh to compete tomorrow

KARACHI: Pakistan’s highly talented young weightlifter Nooh Dastagir Butt is expected to pull off a medal when he competes in the World Junior Weightlifting Championships in Tashkent on Sunday (tomorrow). He will feature in the +105kg competitions. This is the first time that Pakistan is participating in the event.Nooh, along with his coach Irfan Butt and manager 6

July 11, 2018 12:00 AM Southgate’s WC waistcoats fit for London museum

LONDON: England manager Gareth Southgate’s waistcoats have become such a hit at the World Cup that the Museum of London has announced plans to acquire one for its fashion collection. Marks and Spencer, official tailors to the England team, declared last Saturday #NationalWaistcoatDay in honour of Southgate and his team.The Sun newspaper has urged fans to wear one on “Waistcoat 1

July 8, 2018 7:16 AM Pakistan marks second death anniversary of Abdul Sattar Edhi

KARACHI: Pakistan is remembering renowned philanthropist and social worker Abdul Sattar Edhi on his second death anniversary today (Sunday). Born in 1928, Edhi migrated to Pakistan in 1947 along with his family and dedicated his life to the poor . After noticing that people in Pakistan were without shelter, food medicine and clothing, he begged people 1

July 7, 2018 12:00 AM Waseem eyes IBF title

KARACHI: Pakistan’s prolific professional boxer Mohammad Waseem on Friday said that he had worked extremely hard and would win the International Boxing Federation (IBF) world title in Kuala Lumpur. “I have laboured hard in the ring and am 1000 percent ready. I am confident about my win,” Waseem told The News in an interview just hours before moving from Las Vegas 7