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January 16, 2019 12:00 AM Eight, including bride-to-be, killed in house fire

RAWALPINDI: Eight people, including five young women and a bride-to-be, were killed when a fire broke out in a house at around 12.30pm where mehndi celebrations were on. The deceased also included three children who were asphyxiated by smoke on the first floor. The unfortunate incident occurred in a Satellite Town house on the Sixth Road. As per reports 17

January 16, 2019 12:00 AM Removal of committee head may turn situation sour in KP Assembly

PESHAWAR: The removal of Member Provincial Assembly (MPA) Khushdil Khan as chairman and member of a Standing Committee in the provincial assembly may strain the otherwise friendly relations between the treasury and opposition benches as the lawmaker has moved the court against the speaker Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Assembly. Khushdil Khan, former deputy speaker 35

January 16, 2019 12:00 AM Woman killed for ‘honour’

MINGORA: A woman was allegedly killed for honour in the Matta tehsil of the Swat district, police said on Tuesday. They said one Hayatullah with the assistance of his father Bakhtzada and mother Rehmania allegedly strangulated his wife to death in Arambagh in Matta. The police arrested Hayatullah and Bakhtzada and started an investigation. Also, two persons 37

January 15, 2019 4:21 PM Opposition forms committee for joint line of action on public issues

ISLAMABAD: Main opposition parties on Tuesday constituted a committee to prepare a joint line of action for raising issues of public importance. The decision was taken in a meeting of opposition parties, including Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP), Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PMLN), Awami National Party (ANP) and Muttahida Majlis-e-Amal (MMA) here at the Parliament 28

January 15, 2019 1:43 AM US officials due today for talks on Afghan peace process

WASHINGTON: Two key US officials — special envoy Zalmay Khalilzad and Deputy Assistant to the US president Lisa Curtis — are expected in Islamabad on Tuesday for talks aimed at ensuring the success of a US-backed peace initiative for Afghanistan. The US Department of State announced last week that Mr Khalilzad is visiting India, China, Pakistan and Afghanistan 32

January 15, 2019 12:00 AM Resolution for amendment to PA rules to deseat MPA

LAHORE: Momna Waheed, a PTI legislator in Punjab Assembly, on Monday submitted a resolution calling for amendment to PA rules for deseating any MPA who does not take oath for three months after being elected. The resolution was submitted in the PA Secretariat and it calls for empowering the House to deseat the MPA who doesn’t take oath for 90 days, so that people 16

January 15, 2019 12:00 AM Farman says tribal districts to get all facilities

PESHAWAR: Governor Shah Farman said on Monday that people of the merged districts would get all facilities like other developed areas. He expressed these views while talking to a 100-member tribal jirga belonging to erstwhile Frontier Region Peshawar at the Governor's House, said an official handout. The jirga informed the governor about their problems 12

January 15, 2019 12:00 AM Haripur district nazim removed through no-trust vote

HARIPUR: District Nazim Adil Islam was removed through a no-confidence vote by members of Haripur District Council here on Monday. Majority of the members of the district council, including PTIf and PML-N members, had formally submitted no-trust resolution against Adil Islam a few days ago. After mandatory debate on the motion on Friday, the convener 13

January 15, 2019 12:00 AM Cargo plane crashes in Iran, killing 15

TEHRAN: A military cargo plane overshot a runway, crashed and caught fire during a botched landing near the Iranian capital Tehran, killing 15 people, the army said Monday. The plane was carrying meat from Bishkek in Kyrgyzstan when it crashed near the capital Tehran, an army spokesman told state TV, adding that only the flight engineer survived. "The plane 14

January 15, 2019 12:00 AM White House sought military strike against Iran

WASHINGTON: The White House demanded that the military draft plans for strikes on Iran after attacks in Iraq last year, sparking concern at the Pentagon and State Department, The Wall Street Journal reported Sunday. The report said the move came after a mortar attack launched by an Iran-linked group on the Baghdad diplomatic quarters home to the US embassy 14