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October 21, 2018 12:00 AM Cop stopped from arresting minor

PESHAWAR: Senior officers have stopped the police from arresting a minor after he was mistakenly mentioned in a case of gas theft in Sarband. The Sarband police had lodged a case for illegal gas connection on the complaint of the SNGPL against one Asad. Later it was found that the accused mentioned in the case was a 10 years boy. It embarrassed the police

October 21, 2018 12:00 AM Govt plans for building underground gas storages

ISLAMABAD: In a major initiative, the Petroleum Division (PD) is going to pitch very important summary in the forthcoming ECC meeting seeking the permission for embarking upon the updated feasibility study for developing the strategic underground gas storages across the country to ensure energy security. Pakistan currently possesses no capacity to store

October 20, 2018 12:00 AM Shahbaz telling lies, not asked to become approver: Pervaiz Elahi

LAHORE: Punjab Assembly Speaker Chaudhry Pervaiz Elahi has challenged the claims made by leader of the opposition in National Assembly Shahbaz Sharif that National Accountability Bureau (NAB) was pressurising him for becoming an approver against Khwaja Asif MNA in Nandipur power plant corruption case. Talking to the media, Pervaiz Elahi said: “Shahbaz

October 20, 2018 12:00 AM Ahmed Shehzad asked to explain ban violation

LAHORE: The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has issued a show cause notice to Ahmed Shehzad for violating the terms of the ‘Agreed Sanction Agreement’ that he had entered with the board during the proceedings of a doping case. Ahmad has been asked to explain why proceedings should not be initiated against him for apparently violating the agreement on PCB Anti Doping

October 20, 2018 12:00 AM Judicial commission begins probe into APS carnage

PESHAWAR: The judicial commission has started probe into the 2014 Army Public School carnage in which over 140 people, mostly students, were martyred. The Peshawar High Court on Friday issued a public notice, which stated that everyone specially the parents of the martyred students of APS, who have any evidence and want to record their statements before

October 19, 2018 12:00 AM Ex-adviser to sue channel for fake news

LONDON: Ex-adviser to the prime minister on foreign investment Sahibzada Jahangir has announced legal action against a private TV channel. Talking to this correspondent, Sahibzada Jahangir said that his track record shows that he has never been charged in any criminal charges nor he had been bankrupted in the United Kingdom (UK). He said, “Official positions

October 18, 2018 12:00 AM BCCI’S refusal: WADA starts process to make ICC non-compliant

DUBAI: The International Cricket Council’s (ICC) failure to convince one of its member boards - the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) - to allow dope testing of its cricketers by the country’s anti-doping watchdog, NADA, has prompted the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) to set in motion the process to make the ICC noncompliant to its revised

October 18, 2018 12:00 AM Thailand’s infamous ‘jet-set monk’ convicted of raping a minor

BANGKOK: Thailand’s infamous "jet-set monk" was convicted of raping an underage girl on Wednesday, a court official said, in a case that has rocked an already scandal-mired Buddhist clergy. Wiraphon Sukphon, 39, earned his evocative moniker after footage emerged of him wearing designer sunglasses with a Louis Vuitton bag on a private jet. He was extradited

October 17, 2018 12:00 AM Istanbul thrives as Arab media hub despite Khashoggi anxiety

Istanbul, the buzzing Turkish metropolis where Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi disappeared two weeks ago, has since the Arab Spring become a hub for Arabic-language media despite Turkey’s own reputation for eroding press freedoms. Arabic-language journalists from countries who have found refuge in the city from authoritarian regimes or war say they have been rattled 1

October 17, 2018 12:00 AM Money laundering case against Zardari, Faryal adjourned

KARACHI: The money laundering case against former president and sitting Co-chairman of Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) Asif Ali Zardari, his sister and PPP leader Faryal Talpur, Hussain Lawai, Anwar Majeed and others, was adjourned to November 13, as the judge of the special banking court was on a three day leave to Islamabad. All the accused including