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March 22, 2018 2:04 AM Tribunal told to rehear plea seeking Jhangvi disqualification

LAHORE: The Lahore High Court on Wednesday directed an election tribunal to rehear a petition seeking disqualification of MPA Masroor Nawaz Jhangvi, son of defunct Sipah-i-Sahaba Pakistan’s founder Haq Nawaz Jhangvi. Justice Atir Mahmood passed the order, disposing of a writ petition moved by a voter of PP-78 in Jhang, who contended that the tribunal

March 22, 2018 1:53 AM Pakistan's flag flown over London’s Westminster Abbey

LONDON: Pakistan Day Special Memorial Service was held at the Westminster Abbey. In keeping with the past practice, Pakistani flag was also flown on top of the north tower of the Abbey. As per details, Abbey organized a special Evensong in connection with the National Day of Pakistan. Special prayers were offered for the strengthening of Pakistan-UK

March 22, 2018 12:00 AM Czech Republic, Pakistan to ink deal

ISLAMABAD: Czech Republic would sign an agreement with Pakistan on trade cooperation and foreign affairs to further strengthen economic ties between the two countries, an official said on Wednesday. “The global economic environmental and financial changes have led to a lower trade volume between the two countries,” Ivan Jancarek, deputy minister for foreign

March 21, 2018 12:00 AM Saudi billionaire Al-Waleed ‘forgives’ Ritz ordeal

Riyadh: Billionaire Saudi Prince Al-Waleed bin Talal says all is forgiven after his three-month detention in an anti-corruption crackdown, dismissing speculation he had forfeited control of his assets in exchange for his freedom. The prince, dubbed the Warren Buffett of Saudi Arabia, was released from the now-notorious Ritz-Carlton hotel in early January

March 21, 2018 12:00 AM Amnesty calls for resolving missing persons’ cases

ISLAMABAD: Human rights watchdog Amnesty International has called on Pakistan to resolve cases of enforced disappearances for which "no one has ever been held accountable". "Disappearances are a tool of terror... if committed as part of a widespread or systematic attack, they constitute a crime against humanity," a statement issued by the rights watchdog

March 21, 2018 12:00 AM FPCCI forms body on culture, heritage

PESHAWAR: The Federation of Pakistan Chamber of Commerce and Industry (FPCCI) has formed Regional Standing Committee for Culture and Heritage. The committee held its first meeting of the regional standing committee on Tuesday here at FPCCI regional office with Mohammad Israr Madani in the chair. The importance of raising awareness about the invaluable

March 20, 2018 12:00 AM UAE contingent to take part in Pak Day parade

DUBAI: The military contingent of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) is going to Islamabad to participate in the Pakistan Day Parade on March 23. Pakistan’s Defence Attaché Air Commodore Muhammad Akhtar confirmed The News that the UAE military contingent would parade along with their band at the official ceremony in Islamabad. Currently, the preparations 1

March 20, 2018 12:00 AM CJP orders Rao Anwar to appear

ISLAMABAD: Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP) Mian Saqib Nisar remarked if Rao Anwar appeared before the court, he would be saved and if he came in the court, he would be provided with protection. He further remarked, “If we come to know about the facilitators of Rao Anwar, they will also be held accountable. The CJP gave these remarks while presiding over a 3-member

March 20, 2018 12:00 AM PSL matches security PFF headquarters to remain closed

KARACHI: Pakistan Football Federation’s (PFF) headquarters in Lahore would be closed for three days due to Pakistan Super League (PSL) eliminators which will be held at Gaddafi Stadium. “Yes, the security forces have cordoned off the whole area. Because of this not only the PFF secretariat will be closed during the next three days but hockey secretariat 1

March 18, 2018 12:00 AM J&K becomes top agenda item in UNHCR policy statement

ISLAMABAD: Jammu and Kashmir has become a top agenda item in the policy statement of the UN high commissioner of Human Rights (UNHCR) in its Geneva Headquarters as it happened for the first time in the history of the commission. The UNHRC has included Kashmir in the list of other urgent international conflicts, like Syria. The human rights activist Ahmad 2