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September 25, 2018 12:00 AM ‘Holding Asian-level shooting event impossible for now’

KARACHI: National Rifle Association of Pakistan (NRAP) has been asked by its president to organise an Asian-level shooting event in Pakistan. Ghazanfar Abbas of NRAP recently stated that their president Zafar Mehmood Abbasi had directed them to try to organise an Asian-level event in Pakistan. “I think organising an Asian-level shooting event in Pakistan

September 25, 2018 12:00 AM Shangla coalminers to present demands on Sept 27

SHANGLA: The Coalminers' Safety Committee members on Monday announced that they would present the charter of demands to the government about the rights of coalminers on September 27. Talking to reporters, the members of the committee Altaf Gulab and Sohrab Khan said they would hold a news conference at the Islamabad Press Club on September 27 to inform

September 23, 2018 9:43 PM FM Qureshi says cancellation of agreed meeting by India is beyond comprehension

WASHINGTON: Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi Sunday said that cancellation of agreed meeting by India is beyond comprehension, adding that Indian external affairs ministry gave dismal response to Pakistan's dialogue offer. Addressing a press conference in Washington, Foreign Minister said that he wanted to meet his Indian counterpart to improve

September 23, 2018 12:00 AM PM visits Lahore today

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan will arrive in Lahore on Sunday on a day-long visit. During his stay, the prime minister will hold meeting with Punjab Chief Minister Sardar Usman Buzdar. The members of the provincial cabinet will also call on the prime minister, PTI central media department said in a press release. Besides, the prime minister is scheduled 1

September 23, 2018 12:00 AM Avenfield reference: NAB examines legal aspects of IHC verdict tomorrow

ISLAMABAD: The National Accountability Bureau (NAB) will hold its important meeting on Monday to review and examine the legal aspects of the Islamabad High Court's decision of suspending the conviction of ex-prime minister Nawaz Sharif, Maryam Nawaz Sharif and Captain (retd) Muhammad Safdar in the Avenfield case. The NAB Chairman Justice (retd) Javed 1

September 22, 2018 2:17 PM Indian war mongering detrimental to regional peace: DG ISPR

RAWALPINDI: Pakistan army chief spokesman Maj-Gen Asif Ghafoor said that India was trying to divert attention from domestic problem by calling off talks with Pakistan and resorting to baseless propaganda. “Pakistan army is a professional institution. It is part of army’s professional code of conduct. No Pakistani troop was involved in mutilation of Indian 1

September 22, 2018 3:18 AM FM Qureshi leaves for US to attend 73rd Session of UN General Assembly

ISLAMABAD: Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi left for the United States to participate in the UN General Assembly session early on Saturday. Foreign Secretary Tehmina Janjua is also accompanying the Minister in his week-long visit to the United States. Qureshi will present Pakistan's stance on host of issues including the Kashmir dispute in the UN General 1

September 21, 2018 12:00 AM Gulf states should be party to proposed ‘Iran talks’

CAIRO: Washington’s Gulf Arab allies should be included in proposed treaty negotiations with Iran over its ballistic missile programme and regional behaviour, a senior Emiriati official said on Thursday. Brian Hook, US special envoy for Iran, said on Wednesday the United States is seeking to negotiate a treaty with Iran to include Tehran’s ballistic 4

September 20, 2018 6:19 PM India rejects PM Imran’s proposal of hosting SAARC summit in Pakistan

NEW DELHI: India has rejected Prime Minister Imran Khan’s proposal to host South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) Summit in Pakistan, India media reported. Spokesman for the Indian Ministry of External Affairs Raveesh Kumar, while responding to a question during media briefing Thursday, said, “It is difficult to hold the SAARC Summit 4

September 19, 2018 7:38 AM Asia Cup 2018: Pakistan favourite to win against India, says Sunil Gavaskar

NEW DELHI: Indian cricket great Sunil Gavaskar picked Pakistan as favourites in Virat Kohli’s absence on Wednesday ahead of their Asia Cup group stage clash in Dubai. The last time the two arch-rivals played what is always an emotionally charged fixture -- the final of the Champions Trophy last year -- Pakistan thrashed India by 180 runs. On Tuesday 3