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June 19, 2018 12:00 AM Toy guns sale goes unchecked

PESHAWAR: The district administration failed to stop the sale of toy guns in provincial capital on Eidul Fitr. The shopkeepers sold the toy guns without any check from the authorities as the people celebrated the festival. The sale of phony pistols, shotguns and rifles witnessed a sharp increase in Peshawar city and other localities. The shopkeepers

June 19, 2018 12:00 AM Askari unhappy over poor cleanliness in Gujranwala

GUJRANWALA: Punjab caretaker Chief Minister Dr Hassan Askari paid a surprise visit to the city on Monday and expressed concern over poor cleanliness situation. He directed the commissioner to take personal interest and improve the cleanliness situation as early as possible. Provincial ministers Zia Haider Rizvi and Ahmed Waqas Riaz were present on the occasion

June 14, 2018 1:52 AM PTI demands removal of interior secretaries, Nadra chairman

ISLAMABAD: The Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) has asked the Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) to replace federal and provincial interior secretaries and the National Database and Registration Authority (Nadra) chairman for impartial elections. According to details issued by party’s media department, PTI information secretary Fawad Chaudhry on Wednesday 4

June 14, 2018 12:00 AM Five Pakistani students graduate from South Asian University

New Delhi: Five Pakistani students have graduated from South Asian University this year, the Pakistani High Commission here said, Geo News reported. They were awarded degrees during the 3rd convocation of SAU held on June 7, which was attended Pakistan’s High Commissioner to India Sohail Mahmood. The five Pakistani students completed their Masters from SAU in diverse 3

June 13, 2018 12:00 AM Major parties in KP submit lists of women, minority candidates for reserved seats

PESHAWAR: The major political parties on Monday submitted priority lists of the proposed women and minority candidates for the reserved seats of national and provincial assemblies. As per the priority lists received from the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP), the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) submitted a priority list of 15 proposed women candidates 2

June 12, 2018 12:00 AM Two dozen wrestlers to visit Pakistan for 2nd grand wrestling event

LONDON: Around two dozen international wrestlers will be visiting Pakistan next month to take part in Pakistan’s second international professional wrestling event which will take place in August across various Pakistani venues. Well-known wrestlers Bram, Tiny Iron, Pram and Chardonhay attended a press conference with Pakistan’s High Commissioner to the UK Syed Ibne Abbas 3

June 9, 2018 12:00 AM KP officer suspended for involvement in politics

PESHAWAR: Chief Secretary Muhammad Azam Khan has suspended Jehangir Azam Wazir (B-18), additional deputy commissioner, Lakki Marwat, and son of Pakistan People’s Party leader and former provincial minister Sher Azam Wazir, for his involvement in political issues in Bannu district. According an official notification, the chief secretary suspended Jehangir 1

June 7, 2018 12:00 AM Steps being taken to facilitate tourists at Shandur Polo Festival

PESHAWAR: The three-day polo festival will kick off in Shandur, the world's highest polo ground in Chitral, on July 7. "The festival will be organised from July 7 to 9. For a couple of years, the annual three-day event could not be held on the old dates due to Ramazan," Muhammad Tariq, secretary Sports, Tourism, Archaeology, Museums, Culture and Youth 1

June 7, 2018 12:00 AM UN rights chief slams BD drug war

GENEVA: The UN rights chief on Wednesday condemned the recent killing of more than 100 alleged drug dealers in Bangladesh, insisting that extra-judicial killings cannot be justified in the fight against narcotics. Some 130 people have reportedly been shot dead by Bangladeshi security forces since May 15 and another 15,000 arrested in the Philippines-style 1

June 4, 2018 10:39 PM Chief Justice takes notice of acute water shortage in country

ISLAMABAD: Chief Justice Mian Saqib Nisar Monday took notice of the acute shortage of water supply throughout the country. Notices have been issued to Attorney General for Pakistan, Advocate General Islamabad, Secretary CADD, Mayor of Metropolitan Corporation Islamabad, Chief Commissioner of Islamabad and Chairman CDA. The matter has fixed in court at Islamabad 1