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January 16, 2019 12:00 AM NAB summons Pervaiz Elahi in forest land case

ISLAMABAD: The National Accountability Bureau (NAB) has summoned Punjab Assembly Speaker Chaudhry Pervaiz Elahi in connection with its probe into illegal allotment of forest land in Rawalpindi to a private housing society during his last tenure as Punjab chief minister. A senior NAB official told The News that the Bureau is probing the former Punjab

January 16, 2019 12:00 AM Two children per family enough: CJP

ISLAMABAD: Terming the burgeoning population a ticking time bomb, Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP) Mian Saqib Nisar on Tuesday suggested that two children per family would help control it. The suggestion from the top judge came during the hearing of a suo motu case pertaining to unchecked population growth. The chief justice directed the government, civil

January 15, 2019 7:43 AM Govt will 'need to take practical steps' if PPP does not bring change to Sindh, warns Fawad

Information Minister Fawad Chaudhry warned on Tuesday that if the PPP is unable to bring change to Sindh and the chief minister does not resign, the Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf government "will need to take practical steps". Chaudhry, while speaking to reporters upon arrival in Karachi, explained that the government wants "the PPP to bring change themselves"

January 15, 2019 12:00 AM Buzdar’s adviser for early payment to sugarcane growers

JHANG: Adviser to Punjab Chief Minister for Livestock and Dairy Development Faisal Hayat has said that early payment to sugarcane growers will be ensured. He said this during his visits to sugar mills of the district here on Monday. Faisal Hayat said that deduction in weight of sugarcane would not be allowed at any cost. He said that the district administration

January 15, 2019 12:00 AM Newmont buys Goldcorp for $10bln

New York: US gold miner Newmont Mining Corporation said in a statement on Monday it was buying Canadian rival Goldcorp Inc for $10 billion, creating the world´s largest gold mining company.Colorado-based Newmont said it would buy all of Goldcorp´s outstanding common shares in a stock-for-stock transaction, acquiring each share for 0.3280 of a Newmont

January 14, 2019 6:52 PM Nawaz Sharif, Asif Zardari played last political innings: Fawad Chaudhry

ISLAMABAD: Federal Minister for Information Chaudhry Fawad Hussain Monday said that Asif Ali Zardari of Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP), and Nawaz Sharif of Pakistan Muslim League Nawaz (PML-N), had played their last political innings in the country. Both the political leaders of PPP and PML-N, did not earn even a single rupee from any work, he stated while

January 14, 2019 2:44 PM Zardari says he does not want to see Maryam Nawaz in jail

ISLAMABAD: Former president Asif Ali Zardari has said that he does not want to see Maryam Nawaz in jails. Speaking in the National Assembly, Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) co-chairman Asif Zardari said, “I do not want to see Maryam Nawaz and others who are anyone’s daughter and sisters.” Asif Zardari said, “National Accountability Bureau (NAB) chairman 4

January 14, 2019 12:00 AM CJP Nisar to open ‘free legal clinic’ after retirement

LAHORE: Chief Justice (CJ) Mian Saqib Nisar on Sunday said he would open a free legal clinic once he steps down from his post. Justice Nisar interacted with a group of journalists in Lahore, where he shared his future plans following his retirement on January 18. The CJP said that he wants to open a legal clinic to dispense free legal services to those 2

January 14, 2019 12:00 AM D Sufi emerge Tenacious Polo Cup champs

LAHORE: Polo D Sufi annexed the Tenacious Polo Cup after narrowly beating Pakistan Air Force (PAF) by 6-5½ goals in the main final played here at Fortress Stadium on Sunday. Saqib Khan Khakwani played outstanding polo for Polo D Sufi and hammered a hat-trick in his team’s title triumph while Ahmed Ali Tiwana banged in a brace and Mumtaz Abbas Niazi scored 3

January 14, 2019 12:00 AM Iran summons Polish envoy to protest US summit

TEHRAN: Iran’s foreign ministry summoned Poland’s top diplomat in the country to protest its decision to host what it called an “anti-Iranian” summit, a spokesman said Sunday. Poland’s charge d’affaires was summoned to “protest the anti-Iranian so-called peace and security conference,” said foreign ministry spokesman Bahram Ghasemi on his Telegram channel 2