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March 18, 2018 7:34 AM Gunmen kill two polio monitors in NW Pakistan

PESHAWAR: Gunmen ambushed and shot dead two members of a polio monitoring teami in tribal region near the Afghan border, officials said Sunday. The incident happened Saturday night in the Saafi area of the Mohmand tribal district, where authorities imposed a curfew and launched a search operation led by the paramilitary Frontier Corps. "A monitoring

March 18, 2018 2:41 AM Amir Liaquat Hussain all set to join PTI

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) senior leader Imran Ismail has claimed that former Muttahida Qaumi Movement leader and TV anchor Amir Liaquat Hussain will be joining Imran Khan’s party. Speaking to a private TV channel, Imran Ismail claimed, “Amir Liaquat Hussain will formally announce joining PTI in a press conference with Imran Khan on Monday

March 18, 2018 12:00 AM ‘Clash with institutions not in country’s interest’

TAKHT BHAI: Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) provincial president Humayun Khan on Saturday said that clash of the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) leadership with the institutions was harmful for the integrity of the country. Addressing a press conference at the Takht Bhai Press Club, he said that Nawaz Sharif had always hatched conspiracies against

March 17, 2018 12:00 AM Turkey seeks up to 15 years jail for opposition daily staff

ISTANBUL: Turkish prosecutors on Friday demanded prison sentences of up to 15 years for 13 staff from the opposition Cumhuriyet newspaper, the daily and state media reported. A total of 17 current and former writers, cartoonists and executives from Cumhuriyet ("Republic") are currently on trial on terror charges in a case which has raised alarm over press 1

March 17, 2018 12:00 AM K-Electric Girls Football League launched

KARACHI: The 1st K-Electric Girls Football League was launched here on Friday at the KPT Sports Complex with an exhibition match dedicated to young footballer Shahlyla Baloch who died in a road accident late last summer. The initiative makes K-Electric the first corporate entity in the country to organise an exclusive female football tournament.Col (retd)

March 17, 2018 12:00 AM Rabada Test ban appeal to be heard on Monday

CAPE TOWN: Kagiso Rabada’s appeal against his two match Test ban will be heard on Monday, the International Cricket Council (ICC) announced on Friday. A senior New Zealand lawyer, Michael Heron QC, has been appointed the Judicial Commissioner and will conduct the hearing by teleconference.Heron will have 48 hours to reach a decision — which means Rabada’s

March 16, 2018 9:01 AM Air Marshal Mujahid Anwar Khan designated new chief of air staff

Air Marshal Mujahid Khan will take command on March 19, when incumbent Air Chief Marshal Sohail Aman retires from his post. Air Marshal Khan was first commissioned in the GD (P) Branch of the PAF in December 1983. During his time at the PAF Academy Asghar Khan, Air Marshal Khan received the coveted Sword of Honour, Best Pilot Trophy and the Chairman 2

March 15, 2018 12:00 AM Braehmer plans legal challenge to force Smith bout

BERLIN: Jurgen Braehmer is planning a legal challenge in the hope of facing Callum Smith in the super-middleweight final of the world boxing super series (WBSS) final. “I’m assuming I’m going to box and I’ve already got my lawyer on the case,” Braehmer told German newspaper the Maerkische Oder Zeitung.“I will prepare intensively for a fight against Smith 5

March 15, 2018 12:00 AM Kolyadin becomes first Kazakh Paralympic winner

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea: A professional snow sculptor on Wednesday became Kazakhstan’s first ever gold medallist in the Winter Paralympics after storming to victory in cross-country skiing. Alexandr Kolyadin comes from a small town in the vast Central Asian country, and when he’s not racing over snow in skiing competitions, he’s crafting models out of it.Kolyadin 7

March 15, 2018 12:00 AM Zalmi exude confidence ahead of crunch games

SHARJAH: Defending champions Peshawar Zalmi know that they are walking on thin ice.With just six points from eight matches, they have to win back-to-back weekend games against Karachi Kings and Lahore Qalandars in Sharjah to qualify for the HBL Pakistan Super League eliminators in Lahore next week. Another hiccup and they will join the Qalandars as the two teams 6