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January 23, 2018 3:52 PM Naqeebullah was innocent, his death was an 'extrajudicial killing': Inquiry team chief Sanaullah Abbasi

KARACHI: Additional Inspector General of the Counter-Terrorism Department (CTD) Dr Sanaullah Abbasi, who heads the inquiry committee probing the killing of Naqeebullah Mehsud in alleged fake police encounter, has said that Naqeebullah was innocent and his death was an extrajudicial killing. Dr Sanaullah was addressing to participants of Mehsud tribe

January 23, 2018 1:52 AM Malala, Apple join hands to work for girls education

NEW YORK: Malala Girls Education Fund and computer giant Apple have teamed up to support girls’ education, Tech Crunch magazine reported on Monday. Founded by Malala Yousafzai and her father Ziauddin, the Fund aims to empower young girls and help them access the quality education they deserve. Malala is due to speak at the World Economic Forum in Davos

January 23, 2018 12:00 AM UBS shareholders set for bigger payout

ZURICH: UBS, Switzerland´s biggest bank, on Monday proposed an increased dividend and new share buyback programme despite a hefty writedown from a tax overhaul in the United States. The bank posted a 2.2 billion Swiss franc ($2.3 billion) net loss for the fourth quarter of 2017 as the U.S. tax reforms saddled it with a 2.9 billion franc writedown. Pretax

January 23, 2018 12:00 AM Officials seek to forge ahead with TPP even as Canada wavers

TOKYO: As trade officials gather in Tokyo this week to try and forge ahead with a trade pact that U.S. President Donald Trump abandoned last year, the new 11-member club risks getting bogged down by resistance from Canada. The member countries of the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTTP), also known as TPP 11, reached 1

January 22, 2018 4:10 PM Women lawyers urge chief justice, senior attorneys to 'choose their words with care'

A group of female lawyers released a statement on Monday registering protest against a recent remark made by the Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP) Mian Saqib Nisar, where he had compared the length of a good speech to a woman's skirt. They urged the CJP and senior lawyers to "choose their words with greater care in the future". During the speech made on January

January 22, 2018 2:59 PM Army Chief says Indian aggression, misadventure will always get most befitting response

RAWALPINDI: Appreciating effective and a responsible response of Pakistani troops to Indian unethical targeting and high morale of troops and civilians, Chief of Army Staff, General Qamar Javed Bajwa has asserted that Indian aggression or any misadventure shall always get a most befitting response. Chief of Army Staff, General Qamar Javed Bajwa on Monday

January 21, 2018 12:00 AM Guard Group team honoured

LAHORE: Guard Group honoured its team that won the two-day Water Cross Challenge Championship held at Khayer Pakhtunkhwa by giving them a reception on Saturday. Chief guests of the evening were Shahzad Malik, Momin Malik and Taimur Malik. Competitions in four categories were held in the championship in which 3400 CC cars race Nausharwan Tiwana of Guard 1

January 21, 2018 12:00 AM CJ defines how a speech should be

LAHORE: Chief Justice of Pakistan Justice Mian Saqib Nisar, while addressing a seminar in Lahore on Saturday, defined how a speech should be. During his speech, Justice Saqib Nisar said that he has been given a manuscript, asking his audience not to consider that it was a speech, adding that he had been told that, “a speech should be like a woman’s skirt 1

January 20, 2018 2:31 AM PTI lawmakers curse parliament, deputy speaker

ISLAMABAD: A day after the National Assembly adopted a resolution condemning their party chief, legislators from the Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) on Friday cursed the institution of parliament on the floor of the house. The rumpus began after the day’s business had been concluded and the deputy speaker adjourned the session until Monday evening

January 20, 2018 12:00 AM Shahbaz sides with Nisar in rift with Pervaiz

LAHORE: Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif threw his weight behind PML-N senior leader Chaudhry Nisar, after the former interior minister's tussle with fellow party leader Senator Pervaiz Rashid continued to deepen, it emerged on Friday. Shahbaz, talking to a senior journalist, broke his silence on the issue making headlines for quite some time. He said the PML-N 1