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January 21, 2018 12:00 AM Street children footballers to be honoured

RAWALPINDI: Team Kick Off will hold a function on January 25 in honour of the Pakistan football team which has qualified for the 2018 FIFA Street Children World Cup, says a press release. The event — at the Kick Off facility in Jinnah Park here — will be attended by Commander 10 Corps Lieutenant General Nadeem Raza and other senior army officials, with the purpose

January 14, 2018 12:00 AM Bautista Agut beats del Potro

AUCKLAND: Roberto Bautista Agut received a big confidence boost going into the Australian Open when he beat Juan Martin del Potro in three sets in the ATP Auckland Classic final on Saturday. Del Potro, who had not dropped a set all week, was unable to hold serve once in the first set as the Spaniard fought his way to a 6-1, 4-6, 7-5 win. Both players 2

January 13, 2018 5:08 PM Pakistan's nuclear capability a 'weapon of deterrence': DG ISPR responds to Indian army chief

Responding to a remark by the Indian army chief that his country's armed forces are ready to call Pakistan’s “nuclear bluff”, the chief of Pakistan Army's media wing has said that India should not harbour any illusion about Pakistan's defence capabilities, while the Foreign Office (FO) warned India against any misadventure. Indian Army Chief Gen Bipin 1

January 13, 2018 12:00 AM UN, WHO to collaborate on environmental health risks

Islamabad: UN Environment and the World Health Organisation (WHO) have signed up for a new collaboration to accelerate action to curb environmental health risks that cause an estimated 12.6 million deaths a year. Only two days ago in Nairobi, the heads of both UN agencies signed an agreement to step up joint actions to combat air pollution, climate change 3

January 11, 2018 12:00 AM AIOU to hold moot on regional languages

Islamabad: Allama Iqbal Open University (AIOU) will hold soon an international conference on Pakistani languages to promote national integrity and cohesion. It will be the second such event in the recent years that aimed to maintain national unity through language and literature, Vice Chancellor Prof Dr Shahid Siddiqui Wednesday said. It will provide 2

January 11, 2018 12:00 AM SSGC face UBL in first semi-final today

KARACHI: Last edition’s runners-up Sui Southern Gas Company (SSGC) will lock horns with United Bank Limited (UBL) in the first semi-final of the National One-day Cup for departments here at the NBP Sports Complex on Thursday (today). Initially both the semi-finals were scheduled to be held on Thursday but the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) on Wednesday 2

January 10, 2018 12:00 AM Juncker seeks bigger EU budget after Brexit

Brussels: European Commission chief Jean-Claude Juncker called Monday for nations to pay more into the EU budget after 2020 to fill a Brexit void and meet growing needs on defence, migration and climate change. Brussels proposed increasing contributions from one percent of GDP (gross domestic product) in the 2014-2020 budget to 1.1 percent of GDP in the next multi-year 3

January 10, 2018 12:00 AM Ex-Chinese mly chief of staff under investigation

BEIJING: A former chief of staff of China’s military is under investigation on "suspicion of bribery", state media said o Tuesday, as Xi Jinping’s sweeping anti-graft crackdown claimed another top general. Fang Fenghui was appointed to the PLA’s top post in 2012. But he was abruptly replaced in late August amid a stand-off with India over a territorial 2

January 9, 2018 9:48 PM Mufti Qavi announces to arrange Walima for Imran Khan

MULTAN: Terming Imran Khan’s third marriage as a good news, cleric Mufti Abdul Qavi has announced that he will hold a Walima ceremony for the couple after three days of Khan’s officially admission to marriage. Mufti Qavi claimed on Tuesday that Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chief Imran Khan has tied the knot for the third time while a change has also occurred

January 8, 2018 12:00 AM Imran doesn’t deserve respect, vote in Punjab: Rana Sana

LAHORE: Punjab Law Minister Rana Sanaullah said on Sunday Punjab is the land of honourable people who regard their host’s honour (sister or mother) as their honour. Talking to Geo News, he said the people of Punjab should hold this man (PTI chief Imran Khan) accountable. Rana said he (Imran) went to Pakpattan two years ago to seek prayer from a woman 6