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April 19, 2018 1:36 AM Nawaz meets ailing wife, avoids talks on politics

LONDON: Ousted prime minister Nawaz Sharif late on Wednesday arrived in London with his daughter Maryam Nawaz to visit his ailing wife Kulsoom. Soon after their arrival at Heathrow Airport, they left for hospital to inquire after Begum Kulsoom Nawaz, who has been under treatment in London as her condition is said to be serious. Nawaz spent few hours 5

April 19, 2018 12:00 AM Woman asks govt, SC to help get back her two sons from ex-husband

PESHAWAR: A woman who was married to a handicapped person in Gujrat lamented how she was trapped by another man for second marriage, plunging her into a life full of miseries that ended in divorce and taking away her two children. Rabia Gul from Arbab Road in Peshawar asked the government and the authorities concerned to help her get back her two sons from her former 1

April 18, 2018 7:07 AM Promising to return, Nawaz and Maryam leave for London

Former prime minister Nawaz Sharif and his daughter Maryam Nawaz on Wednesday left for London where Sharif's wife Kulsoom Nawaz is undergoing treatment for lymphoma. The father-daughter duo, who are currently facing accountability hearings, left for London on a Qatar Airlines flight around 9:30am and are scheduled to return on April 22. However, in a tweet 6

April 17, 2018 12:00 AM Seven killed in Indonesia building collapse

BANDUNG, Indonesia: A group of teenagers practicing for a dance and music show were among seven Indonesians killed on Monday when the building they were in collapsed, police said. The accident happened in Cirebon, about 220 kilometres east of Jakarta. A tall warehouse next door collapsed and then crushed the local art centre where the junior high school 3

April 16, 2018 2:25 AM Pakistan rejects Indian charge about envoy’s visit to Gurdwara

ISLAMABAD: A day after Army Chief Gen Qamar Javed Bajwa called for a “comprehensive and meaningful dialogue” between India and Pakistan to resolve their disputes, including the core issue of Kashmir, the two countries accused each other of violating the 44-year-old protocol on visits by pilgrims. “It is ironic for the government of India to accuse Pakistan 2

April 15, 2018 12:00 AM Miles from home, disillusioned Syrians say air strikes ‘not enough’

AL-BAB, Syria: Hundreds of miles from their homes in Syria’s wrecked Eastern Ghouta, displaced Syrians say Western air strikes on Saturday in response to an alleged chemical attack there were too little, too late. The United States, Britain and France targeted military and research sites in Syria after the purported toxic attack on Eastern Ghouta’s last rebel

April 15, 2018 12:00 AM PML-N govt takes several steps to empower women, says Marriyum

ISLAMABAD: Minister of State for Information Marriyum Aurangzeb says the PML-N government has taken a number of steps to empower women at the grassroots level. She was addressing a conference on ‘Women Day’ here Saturday organised by Chartered Accountants Association of Pakistan. She said in revised curriculum the topics of women empowerment and women 3

April 14, 2018 12:00 AM Disqualification for life not applicable to my case: Tareen

LAHORE: PTI leader Jahangir Tareen on Friday said he always believed that the disqualification under Article 62 (1)(f) should be for life but it was not applicable in his case. "I always believed 62 1(f) to be for life but not applicable in my case," said Tareen on Twitter on Friday. "Full money trail provided of tax paid income, property declared in assets 2

April 13, 2018 7:27 AM Disqualification under Article 62 (1)(f) is for life but not applicable in my case: Jahangir Tareen

Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) leader Jahangir Tareen, who was disqualified on December 15 last year by the Supreme Court under Article 62 (1)(f) of the Constitution, said that the apex court's Friday ruling on lifetime disqualification is "not applicable" in his case. In a landmark verdict, the Supreme Court on Friday ruled that disqualification handed 1

April 13, 2018 12:00 AM Indonesia’s Aceh to stop whipping criminals in public

BANDA ACEH, Indonesia: Indonesia's Aceh province will stop whipping criminals in public after a wave of international condemnation of the practice, local officials said Thursday. The conservative region on Sumatra island -- the only place in Muslim-majority Indonesia that follows Islamic law -- passed a regulation Thursday that will see criminals flogged 1