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June 20, 2018 12:00 AM Swati claims rift over PTI tickets in Hazara ended

MANSEHRA: The Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Tuesday claimed that differences in the party ranks over the distribution of tickets in Hazara had been resolved. "We have been facing rift at many national and provincial assemblies' constituencies in Hazara, which we settled after the marathon sessions in each constituency," Senator Azam Khan Swati, a central

June 20, 2018 12:00 AM 11-member Pak team set to feature in Asian Sailing C’ship

KARACHI: An 11-member Pakistan sailing team is set to feature in the 17th Asian Sailing Championship which will begin at Jakarta National Sailing Centre from June 21-25. The team will be accompanied by two officials. Pakistan Sailing Federation (PSAF) spokesman Tofique Ahmed told ‘The News’ on Tuesday that 250 sailors from more than 15 countries were participating

June 20, 2018 12:00 AM Former diplomat Mahdi Masud passes away

KARACHI: Former senior diplomat Mahdi Masud passed away on Tuesday at the age 91 at a local hospital, after brief illness. Masud had topped the 1952 CSS exams and went on to join the foreign services. He served as Pakistan’s Deputy Permanent Representative to the UN and the Deputy High Commissioner in Delhi, and Calcutta. He also served at the country’s

June 20, 2018 12:00 AM Americans own 40 percent of world’s firearms: study

UNITED NATIONS, United States: Americans make up only four percent of the global population but they own 40 percent of the world´s firearms, a new study said Monday. There are more than one billion firearms in the world but 85 percent of those are in the hands of civilians, with the remainder held by law enforcement and the military, according to the Small

June 19, 2018 12:00 AM Turkey begins mly patrols around Syria’s Manbij

ISTANBUL: Turkey on Monday said it had started military patrols in an area around the Kurdish-held city of Manbij in northern Syria, in line with an agreement with the United States to scale down tensions in the region. The Turkish army said in a statement that “patrol activities had begun” between Manbij and an area it controls after a 2016-2017 military 1

June 19, 2018 12:00 AM FIA arrests TTP commander from Peshawar airport

PESHAWAR: The Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) arrested a commander of the outlawed Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) from the Bacha Khan International Airport who was on his way to Dubai, officials said on Monday. An official of the FIA said that Maulvi Bahadur Jan, a senior TTP commander from Bannu, was travelling to Dubai via a private airline when the authorities

June 19, 2018 12:00 AM Kulsoom’s condition: Nawaz, Maryam postpone return to Pakistan

LONDON: Former prime minister Nawaz Sharif and his daughter Maryam Nawaz have delayed their return to Pakistan owing to precarious condition of Begum Kulsoom Nawaz. Sources said the condition of Begum Kulsoom Nawaz was very serious and doctors had decided not to remove her from life support machine. Sources said Nawaz Sharif, Hussain Nawaz and Maryam 1

June 19, 2018 12:00 AM Pak-Afghan border officials exchange Eid greetings

LANDIKOTAL: Pakistan and Afghan border officials exchanged Eid greetings and sweets at Torkham border. The border officials of both the countries warmly met at Torkham border and exchanged gifts and Eid greetings. The Pakistani side was led by Commandant of Khyber Rifles Col Farrukh Humayun and Col Mubashir while Col Muhammad Siddique led the Afghan

June 19, 2018 12:00 AM Fierce clashes at Libya oil sites

TRIPOLI: Libya’s National Oil Company said on Monday that it suffered “catastrophic losses” when two storage tanks were destroyed during fierce clashes in the country’s northeastern oil crescent. Armed groups on Thursday attacked the Ras Lanuf and Al-Sidra terminals held by forces loyal to Libyan strongman’s Khalifa Haftar around 650 kilometres (400 miles) 1

June 18, 2018 3:16 PM Iftikhar Chaudhry launched against PTI after 'Reham’s flop show': PTI

ISLAMABAD: In a scathing attack on Iftikhar Chaudhry, PTI spokesman Fawad Chaudhry said that former chief justice was launched by rivals to malign his party after “Reham Khan’s flop show.” “Iftikhar Chaudhry is like a tumor in Pakistani system and the game being played by him will damage the politics. Why can’t NAB see cases against Iftikhar Chaudhry