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January 12, 2018 4:16 PM Karachi Film Society to host first Pakistan International Film Festival in March

KARACHI: The first Pakistan International Film Festival (PIFF) will be held from March 29 to April 1 in Karachi. This has been announced by the Karachi Film Society here at a press conference on Friday. It said that various feature length films, documentaries and short films from Pakistan and all over the world will be shown in the festival. The PIFF management 4

January 7, 2018 2:14 AM Kidnapped Afghan official returns home

ISLAMABAD: Afghanis­tan’s provincial deputy governor Qazi Mohammad Nabi Ahmadi, who was kidnapped from Peshawar in October, has quietly retur­ned home after being recovered from the abductors. It is unclear how Mr Ahmadi’s release materialised. However, his brother Habibullah, who too had been kidnapped, still remains missing. Mr Ahmadi’s recovery was confirmed 10

January 7, 2018 12:00 AM Sudan shuts border with Eritrea

KHARTOUM: Sudan has shut its eastern border with Eritrea, state media reported Saturday, days after Khartoum declared an emergency in the neighbouring state of Kasala. "The governor of Kasala issued a decree to close all border crossings with Eritrea from the night of January 5," the official Suna news agency reported. It did not explain why the border 2

January 7, 2018 12:00 AM Minister, adviser resign amid political crisis in Balochistan

QUETTA: The political situation in Balochistan is intensifying as female minister Rahat Bibi and adviser Majid Abro tendered their resignations. In the aftermath of no-confidence motion submitted by 14 MPAs against Balochistan CM Sanaullah Zehri, Rahat Bibi and Majid Abro resigned from their posts and joined hands with the angry members. Earlier, Balochistan 1

January 4, 2018 12:00 AM PTDC to launch Islamabad City Tours on Jan 10

Islamabad: Pakistan Tourism Development Corporation (PTDC) is going to launch Islamabad City Tours from January 10 and all arrangements for the grand opening of the tourist transport services have been made, said PTDC Managing Director, Ch. Abdul Ghafoor Khan. While addressing a special meeting attended by all concerned officials of the corporation 3

January 2, 2018 12:00 AM ‘Khyber Agency IDPs repatriated’

PESHAWAR: Governor Iqbal Zafar Jhagra said on Monday the internally displaced persons (IDPs) from Khyber Agency were back to native towns and development work had been expedited on several projects in those areas. He expressed these views while talking to a delegation from Khyber Agency comprising 11 members. Iqbal Afridi led the delegation, said an official 1

December 29, 2017 12:00 AM Istanbul tightens NY security, dozens arrested ahead of attack anniversary

ISTANBUL: Turkey will more than double the number of police officers on duty in Istanbul to 37,000 and ban public celebrations in key districts on New Year’s Eve for security reasons, a year after a gunman killed 39 people in a nightclub, officials said. State media said police had also detained dozens of people for suspected membership of Islamic State 10

December 29, 2017 12:00 AM Istanbul tightens New Year security

ISTANBUL: Turkey will more than double the number of police officers on duty in Istanbul to 37,000 and ban public celebrations in key districts on New Year´s Eve for security reasons, a year after a gunman killed 39 people in a nightclub, officials said. State media said police had also detained dozens of people for suspected membership of Islamic State 3

December 23, 2017 12:00 AM Third Governor Fata Youth Sports Festival from Dec 25

PESHAWAR: Director General Sports Fata Muhammad Nawaz Khan has said that the forthcoming 3rd Governor Fata Youth Sports Festival will start on December 25 at the Jamrud Sports Complex in Khyber Agency. Speaking at a press conference at the Peshawar Press Club on Friday, Muhammad Nawaz Khan said that Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi would inaugurate 1

December 9, 2017 12:00 AM CIMRAD organises book launch at Lahore School of Economics

LAHORE: Center on International Migration, Remittances, and Diaspora (CIMRAD) organized a Book launch ‘The Pakistani Diaspora: Corridors of Opportunity and Uncertainty’ at the Lahore School of Economics.The key guest speakers were Dr. Shahid Amjad Chaudhry (Rector, Lahore School of Economics), Dr. Rashid Amjad (Professor of Economics, and Director of Center 6