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January 20, 2018 12:00 AM Pak-Iran railways authorities meet

Islamabad: The minutes of the Joint Expert Committee Meeting between Pakistan Railways and Iranian Railways were finalised at the Ministry of Railways, here on Friday. It was jointly decided that a relief train and relief crane will be positioned at Dalbandin Station, Pakistan. The roster for passenger train between Pakistan and Iran is not decided yet. It will be mutually 1

January 19, 2018 12:00 AM Emirates offers global sale

KARACHI: Emirates has launched a global sale to encourage travellers from Pakistan to explore new destinations and revisit their favourite cities, a statement said on Thursday. The airline is offering special offers on Business and Economy class fares to a wide range of cities across six continents. Bookings have to be made between January 16 to January 2

January 13, 2018 12:00 AM NAB chairman for strict action against illegal housing societies

Islamabad: National Accountability Bureau (NAB), as part of its special initiative, has nabbed 15 corrupt proclaimed offenders (POs) during last three months. National Accountability Bureau Chairman Justice (r) Javed Iqbal, besides issuing directions to arrest corrupt elements, also ordered arrest of POs to curb corruption, a statement Friday said. He directed 2

January 8, 2018 1:41 AM Islamabad, four provincial capitals to get more NA seats

ISLAMABAD: In what would reflect the growing trend of rural population’s migration to urban areas, particularly to big cities, the federal and all the four provincial capitals are set to have an increased share of National Assembly seats following the delimitation exercise in accordance with the provisional census results. Though Punjab’s share is to go down from 148 to 141 out of the total 9

January 4, 2018 12:00 AM Noman stars in Lyari Academy victory in Leisure Leagues KYI Football

KARACHI: Mohammad Noman netted four goals as Lyari Academy thumped Nabi Bux FC 4-0 during their Leisure Leagues Karachi Youth Initiative Football Tournament matches here at Lyari’s Gabol Park Football Ground the other day. The Leisure Leagues Karachi Youth Initiative exploded into action with eighty matches played at four venues — namely 16-Star Football 6

January 4, 2018 12:00 AM Man involved in scam arrested

LAHORE: FIA immigration officials at Allama Iqbal Airport, Lahore arrested the owner of a private company. According to an FIA official, the accused was identified as Ahmed Sial. The accused was nominated in four FIRs of FIA Faisalabad. The FIA official said Ahmed Sial was involved in motorcycle scam of billions of rupees. The bail of accused had been rejected 4

December 30, 2017 12:00 AM Iran, Pakistan to sign MoU to enhance parliamentary cooperation

ISLAMABAD: The head of Iran-Pakistan friendship group and member of Iranian Parliament said Tehran and Islamabad are determined to sign a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to enhance parliamentary cooperation. In an interview with IRNA, Ahmad Amirabadi Farahani said Speaker of Pakistan’s National Assembly of Pakistan Sardar Ayaz Sadiq is scheduled to travel 3

December 29, 2017 12:00 AM Five-year plan: Planning Commission to focus on rural uplift, gender empowerment

ISLAMABAD: The Planning Commission is working on the 12th five-year plan with the main focus on rural development and gender empowerment, an official said on Thursday. “The examples of rural growth and SMART cities existed in China, Laos, the Philippines, Indonesia and Cambodia, said Sartaj Aziz, deputy chairman of the Planning Commission, while addressing 1

December 27, 2017 12:00 AM Young Rising Stars Women win soccer event

ISLAMABAD: Young Rising Stars Women FC wrest the honours with Diya FC ending up runners-up as the Right-To-Play and Total Football celebrated International Human Rights Day through the transformative power of sport. The duo collaborated to bring together 12 teams from across the twin cities in a Human Rights Girls’ Football Tournament concluded the other 1

December 20, 2017 12:00 AM Schools shut in Iran due to high pollution

ANKARA: Iran has shut schools in the capital and some other major cities because of dangerous levels of air pollution, Iranian media reported on Tuesday. State TV said schools, closed since Sunday, would remain closed on Wednesday in Tehran, which has a population of 14 million and more than 8 million cars and motorbikes. To reduce the pollution, Iranian