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January 23, 2018 3:52 PM Naqeebullah was innocent, his death was an 'extrajudicial killing': Inquiry team chief Sanaullah Abbasi

KARACHI: Additional Inspector General of the Counter-Terrorism Department (CTD) Dr Sanaullah Abbasi, who heads the inquiry committee probing the killing of Naqeebullah Mehsud in alleged fake police encounter, has said that Naqeebullah was innocent and his death was an extrajudicial killing. Dr Sanaullah was addressing to participants of Mehsud tribe

January 20, 2018 12:00 AM Czech lawmakers strip PM Babis of immunity

PRAGUE: The Czech parliament on Friday stripped billionaire Prime Minister Andrej Babis of immunity as a lawmaker, allowing the police to investigate his alleged role in EU subsidy fraud from 2007. "The decision was adopted," said deputy parliament speaker Tomio Okamura in a 111-69 vote. Police have charged Babis with fraud, alleging the 63-year-old 1

January 19, 2018 7:45 AM Renowned columnist Munnu Bhai passes away at the age of 84

Lahore: Eminent columnist, writer and drama writer Munnu Bhai passed away after a prolonged illness. He was 84. According to the family, Munnu Bhai had been facing numerous cardiac and kidney complications since a long time and he breathed his last at a local hospital. The funeral prayers for the deceased journalist will be held after Asar at Rewaz Garden 2

January 17, 2018 9:35 AM Saudi Arabia announces $2 bn bailout for Yemen government

Saudi Arabia on Wednesday announced it would transfer $2 billion to Yemen's central bank, after desperate calls for funding from the war-torn country's president and prime minister. “To address the deteriorating economic situation faced by the Yemeni people as a result of the actions of the Houthi rebels, King Salman bin Abdulaziz has issued a directive 4

January 12, 2018 12:00 AM Jang Economic Session: Take cautious approach to ventures with China: experts

LAHORE: There is no harm in cementing financial ties with China in the wake of changing relations with the US but concerns of business community and financial experts should be addressed before bringing Chinese Yuan on a par with the US dollar for Sino-Pak trade. These views were expressed by experts in a Jang Economic Session on 'Chinese Yuan vs US Dollar 5

January 10, 2018 12:00 AM Centre responsible for chaos, claims Akhtar Mengal

LAHORE: Former chief minister Balochistan Sadar Akhtar Jan Mengal has held Islamabad responsible for the prevailing political chaos in the province, where PML-N backed Chief Minister Sanaullah Zehri resigned on Tuesday ahead of a no-confidence move. Talking to The News, Mengal, the head of Balochistan National Party (BNP), said that for the last four-and-a-half 2

January 8, 2018 12:00 AM PTI has buried NAP practically: ANP

ISLAMABAD: The Awami National Party (ANP), while criticising the participation of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Chief Minister Pervaiz Khattak in the rally of Defence of Pakistan Council (DPC), has said the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) has practically buried the National Action Plan (NAP). ANP leader Zahid Khan in a statement asked the PTI chief Imran Khan to explain 6

January 2, 2018 5:47 AM Nawaz meets Saudi crown prince, set to return to Pakistan tonight

Former prime minister Nawaz Sharif is expected to return to Pakistan on Tuesday night, his daughter, Maryam Nawaz, has said in a tweet. The former premier, who has been in Saudi Arabia for the last two days, has also met with Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman, confirmed Maryam. An initial meeting between them was earlier reportedly cancelled for 'unknown' 3

January 2, 2018 12:00 AM Gas loadshedding in Swat protested

MINGORA: The residents of various areas in Swat district on Monday took out a protest rally against the Sui Northern Gas Pipelines Limited (SNGPL) officials for carrying out gas loadshedding. Led by Malik Fazal Akbar Baba and Malik Ihsanullah, the protesters carrying banners and placards chanted slogans against the officials of the SNGPL for gas loadshedding 1

January 1, 2018 12:00 AM Asad, Malik get bye in British Junior first round

KARACHI: Asadullah Khan and Abdul Malik got byes in the first round of their categories in the British Junior Open scheduled from January 3-7. According to the draws, Mohammad Ammad is to face Yousuf Sheikh of England and Usman Nadeem is facing unseeded Yujin Ikeda of Japan in the under-13 category. In the under-15 category first round, Asadullah Khan got bye, while