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January 13, 2019 12:00 AM Obama protege Julian Castro set to join 2020 race

SAN ANTONIO: Former mayor of San Antonio, Texas and Obama-era cabinet member Julian Castro is expected Saturday to launch his bid to become the nation’s first Hispanic president, scheduling his announcement in a border state central to America’s immigration debate. Castro would become the most high-profile Democrat to date to officially enter the 2020 race, which 2

January 11, 2019 12:00 AM Al-Azizia sentence: IHC to hear Nawaz’s appeal on 21st

fix the earliest date possible for hearing Nawaz’ petition. Accountability Court Judge Arshad Malik had sentenced Nawaz to seven years in jail along with imposition of a fine of $25 million in Al-Azizia reference on Dec 24, 2018. However, he acquitted him in the Flagship Investment reference. Nawaz Sharif has challenged the Accountability Court-II decision 3

January 10, 2019 12:08 PM PTI lawmaker vows to approach SC to seek Zardari's disqualification

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf’s (PTI) leader Khurram Sher Zaman on Thursday retracted a petition filed before the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) seeking disqualification of Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) Co-chairman Asif Ali Zardari. During the hearing in the commission, the PTI MPA told the commission that he had found new evidence against 4

January 9, 2019 12:00 AM Indus Pharma tennis championship from Jan 19

KARACHI: Karachi Tennis Association (KTA) is organising 6th Indus Pharma national tennis championship for juniors and seniors at Modern Club here from January 19-25. The events to be played in this championship are 18 and under singles and doubles, girls 18 and under singles and doubles, boys 16 and under singles and doubles, boys 14 and under singles 1

January 8, 2019 2:20 PM Nawaz Sharif files supplementary plea in Al Azizia reference

ISLAMABAD: Former prime minister Nawaz Sharif on Tuesday submitted a supplementary appeal in Al Azizia reference before Islamabad High Court seeking early hearing of the case. The petition was submitted to the high court by Nawaz Sharif’s counsel Khwaja Haris. The petition maintained that former premier’s fundamental rights are being violated, hence 4

January 7, 2019 1:49 PM ECP continues receiving objections on tribal districts initial constituencies draft

ISLAMABAD: The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) on Monday continued receiving objections on initial draft of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) provincial assembly constituencies of tribal districts belonging to erstwhile Federal Administered Tribal Areas According to an official of ECP. The electoral body will continue receiving objections till February 1 while 4

January 4, 2019 12:00 AM NAB chief to meet opposition MPs next week

ISLAMABAD: National Accountability Bureau (NAB) Chairman Justice (R) Javed Iqbal Thursday said he was willing to meet with the opposition parliamentarians next week. “The opposition parliamentarians should fix the time and date of their choice for the meeting,” a press statement quoting him said. Justice (R) Javed said he was ready to meet with the opposition 1

December 31, 2018 12:00 AM Kim vows more summits with South Korea

SEOUL: North Korean leader Kim Jong Un vowed to meet the South’s President Moon Jae-in "frequently" next year to discuss denuclearisation of the peninsula in a rare letter sent to Seoul, Moon’s office said on Sunday. The leader of the isolated North met with Moon three times this year -- twice at the border truce village of Panmunjom and once in the North’s 1

December 30, 2018 2:05 AM Inauguration ceremony of Mohmand dam postponed

ISLAMABAD: The government has shelved the inauguration ceremony of the much-awaited Mohmand dam project, which was scheduled for Jan 2. A Water and Power Development Authority (Wapda) spokesman confir­med that the inauguration of the dam project — which was to be conducted by Prime Minister Imran Khan along with Chief Justice of Pakistan Mian Saqib Nisar 5

December 30, 2018 12:00 AM Brazil’s president-elect plans decree allowing wider gun ownership

SAO PAULO: Brazil’s far-right President-elect Jair Bolsonaro said on Saturday he plans to issue a decree allowing all Brazilians without criminal records to own firearms, welcome news to many core supporters who want him to loosen Brazil’s strict gun laws. Throughout his campaign, Bolsonaro had pledged to dismantle Brazil’s current gun legislation, which 2