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September 25, 2018 12:00 AM Workshop on school libraries association held

KARACHI: School Libraries Association, a volunteer group setup by school and university librarians across the city is a first of its kind, working actively with the vision to empower school librarians for the 21st century challenges, says a press release. The association organized its first workshop entitled Future Ready School Libraries - A strategic

September 24, 2018 5:24 PM Pakistan, Egypt celebrate 70 years of bilateral relations

CAIRO: In celebration of the passage of 70 years of diplomatic relations between Egypt and Pakistan, a summit was held by South Asian Strategic Stability Institute University (SASSI) in collaboration with the Embassy of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan in Cairo. Titled "Women Trade and Enterprise- The Key to Development", the summit was held under the auspices

September 24, 2018 12:00 AM NCA acted on FIA claim Junejo laundered Rs180-250m from Pakistan

LONDON: Pakistan’s Federal Investigation (FIA) got former government official Farhan Junejo arrested by the National Crime Agency (NCA) on the basis of claims that the former aide of Makhdoom Amin Faheem allegedly laundered around Rs180 to Rs250 million out of Pakistani into his overseas accounts through “corruption and corrupt practices”. The News has obtained

September 24, 2018 12:00 AM ILM Trust, UMT elects new President, Chairman

Lahore: A meeting of the Board of Trustees of ILM Trust was held at UMT that unanimously announced the appointment of Ibrahim Hasan Murad as the executive president of ILM Trust and UMT Board of Governors, besides appointing Dr Ahmad Omar as the chairman and Farooq Salman as the vice chairman of the trust. The meeting was convened in the wake of sudden

September 23, 2018 12:00 AM US taps Lerrick as IMF acting executive director

WASHINGTON: U.S. Treasury official Adam Lerrick has been tapped by the Trump administration to serve as the country’s acting executive director at the International Monetary Fund (IMF), the Financial Times reported on Friday, citing a source. Lerrick, who is a counselor for international affairs, will be temporarily appointed U.S. executive director 1

September 21, 2018 12:00 AM Food department imposes Rs127,500 fine on 31 outlets in capital

ISLAMABAD: The Islamabad Capital Territory (ICT) administration’s food department has imposed Rs127,500 fine during its week-long raids and inspection visits of various restaurants, milk shops, ‘tandors’ and eateries in various sectors of the city. The ICT food and health teams overall carried out 31 inspections of food outlets and imposed fines as per the law on hotels 4

September 21, 2018 12:00 AM ‘Fesco spending millions of rupees every year to purchase safety gadgets’

FAISALABAD: Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Faisalabad Electric Supply Company (Fesco) Mujahid Islam Billah on Monday said the Fesco was for the first time obtaining services of a psychologist. Addressing a safety seminar at the Wapda Engineering Academy (WEA), jointly arranged by the Fesco’s first and second circles here, he said although uninterrupted 4

September 20, 2018 12:00 AM Punjab Home Department paroled 750 convicts in nine years

LAHORE: The Punjab Home Department released only 750 convicted prisoners on parole across Punjab during the last nine years, The News has learnt. According to sources in the home department, 750 convicted murderers, who had completed their 1/3rd convictions, had been released on parole from 2009 to up till now. They were released after observing their 7

September 20, 2018 12:00 AM Punjab to install 1,000 solar powered drip irrigation systems in 100 days

LAHORE: The Punjab Agriculture Department will install 1,000 solar systems for operating drip irrigation system within 100 days. Spokesman of Agriculture Department said: “It is a fact that our country is facing water shortage. To arrest the trend of shortage of water resources, new techniques are being explored on how to save water and use it optimally 5

September 19, 2018 12:00 AM Struggling Schalke accused of ‘selling future’

BERLIN: Schalke, who return to the Champions League on Tuesday after a four-year hiatus, have been accused of “selling their future” for allowing three rising stars to leave. The Royal Blues, who finished second in the German league last season, host Porto in Gelsenkirchen in their Group D opener, but are struggling after losing their first three Bundesliga 3