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August 19, 2017 4:48 AM Goodbye, Dr Ruth Pfau

The writer is a former chief secretary of Balochistan and former chairman of Wapda. He can be reached at [email protected] Rarely has lady luck rescued the most helpless section of a society in a manner that was seen in the case of the ‘untouchable’ leprosy sufferers of Pakistan. These abandoned people lay prostrate at the lowest possible depth physically

August 19, 2017 4:25 AM Bannon out as Trump chief strategist

WASHINGTON DC: Donald Trump parted ways with his controversial chief strategist Steve Bannon on Friday as the White House reels from the fallout over the president’s response to a violent white supremacist rally. As Bannon became the fifth high-profile casualty in Trump’s inner circle in just six months, former Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney

August 19, 2017 2:32 AM Nisar sees red as Pervaiz Rashid reflects on interior ministry’s ‘failings’

KARACHI: A somewhat veiled criticism by senior Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz politician Pervaiz Rashid of former interior minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan caused the latter to hit back, saying he did not know why “some people have put the burden of all their mistakes and blunders on the ministry of interior and the establishment”. In a TV interview, the first

August 19, 2017 12:00 AM Shabbir sizzles with 64 to take lead in UMA-CNS Open

KARACHI: When Shabbir Iqbal played a par-round on the opening day of the UMA 22nd Chief of Naval Staff Open Golf Championship on Thursday, he was asked as to why he didn’t go for the kill right from the word go. “It’s a four-day championship and I like to play it like a Test match,” he responded.But Shabbir knew that with defending champion Matloob Ahmed

August 18, 2017 7:23 PM ‘Govt was unable to stop Musharraf from leaving’

ISLAMABAD: Former federal minister for information and broadcasting Senator Pervaiz Rasheed, months after losing his ministry over ‘news leaks’ saga, has said that he resigned during that controversy in order to save democracy. Speaking to a private TV channel, he said that former military ruler General Pervez Musharraf was not sent abroad by the government 1

August 18, 2017 5:38 PM Musharraf's 'ghost' behind Nawaz's ouster, claims Pervaiz Rashid

A "ghost" which haunts Pakistan is behind the ouster of Nawaz Sharif, PML-N leader Senator Pervaiz Rashid said in an interview to Samaa TV which aired on Friday. Rashid later elaborated that he was referring to "a particular mindset which needs to change for Pakistan to prosper." Rashid, who was fired from his post as the federal information minister 1

August 18, 2017 5:26 PM Bannonism lives on in the White House

Steve Bannon may be out as a senior White House adviser, but Bannonism - if that's what it can properly be called - is still firmly entrenched in the White House. Donald Trump, in a series of tweets on Thursday, bashed his Republican opponents and the media and defended Confederate Civil War monuments - the cause for which white supremacists and neo-Nazis 1

August 18, 2017 2:21 PM Nawaz has been winning elections with the help of 'agencies': Kaira

Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) leader Qamar Zaman Kaira claimed on Friday that deposed PM Nawaz Sharif had been winning elections with the assistance of “agencies”. “Nawaz Sharif has always robbed PPP of its mandate ,” he told reporters outside Bilawal House, Lahore. Kaira maintained that Sharif arbitrarily ran his government and also formed personal 2

August 18, 2017 12:29 PM Army to Get 6 Apache Attack Helicopters in Deal Worth Rs 4,168 Crore

This is the first time the Army will get attack helicopters. The Boeing AH-64 Apache helicopter is the most advanced multi-role heavy attack helicopter in the world. New Delhi: The Defence Acquisition Council has cleared the purchase of six Boeing Co Apache attack helicopters for the Army in a deal worth Rs 4,168 crore, a defence ministry official said on Thursday 1

August 18, 2017 7:24 AM Gulalai says PTI is a mafia that she is fighting with

ISLAMABAD: Former Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf MNA Ayesha Gulalai said on Thursday that she is fighting a political party that is a ‘mafia,’ apparently pointing out towards the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI). The lawmaker, who recently left the PTI after accusing PTI Chairman Imran Khan of sending her ‘inappropriate’ text messages, appeared in the National 5