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April 18, 2018 2:12 AM Pakistan cautions India against fanning row over pilgrims

ISLAMABAD: The Fore­ign Office (FO) denied an Indian allegation on Tuesday that Pakistan had instigated Sikh pilgrims to agitate over the Khalistan issue and cautioned New Delhi against fanning this controversy. The ongoing row has marred the Sikh pilgrimage for Baisakhi and Khalsa Janamdin ceremonies over the last fortnight. “Pakistan categorically

April 18, 2018 12:00 AM Stewart wants IPL cut-off date after Surrey lose Curran

LONDON: Surrey director of cricket Alec Stewart wants a cut-off date for county players to join the Indian Premier League (IPL) after losing seamer Tom Curran to the Twenty20 tournament just days before the start of their championship campaign. Curran went unsold in February’s IPL auction but Kolkata Knight Riders recruited him for around $247,000 earlier

April 17, 2018 12:00 AM KP Police issue quarterly crime report

PESHAWAR: The Capital City Police seized more ammunition than any other district in the province while Mansehra remained on top in recovery of narcotics during the first quarter of the current year, official statistics said on Monday. Peshawar stood first followed by Abbotabad and Lakki Marwat in recovery of arms in the first quarter of the year. In recovery 1

April 16, 2018 2:25 AM Pakistan rejects Indian charge about envoy’s visit to Gurdwara

ISLAMABAD: A day after Army Chief Gen Qamar Javed Bajwa called for a “comprehensive and meaningful dialogue” between India and Pakistan to resolve their disputes, including the core issue of Kashmir, the two countries accused each other of violating the 44-year-old protocol on visits by pilgrims. “It is ironic for the government of India to accuse Pakistan

April 16, 2018 12:00 AM Rosales beats Higa to claim WBC flyweight belt

TOKYO: Cristofer Rosales of Nicaragua on Sunday secured the WBC flyweight belt by beating Japan’s Daigo Higa, who the previous day had given up his title for failing to make the weight. Rosales began his aggressive assault early on, showering the former champion with a barrage of uppercuts followed by body blows, and Higa noticeably slowed down from the sixth 1

April 15, 2018 12:00 AM PML-N govt takes several steps to empower women, says Marriyum

ISLAMABAD: Minister of State for Information Marriyum Aurangzeb says the PML-N government has taken a number of steps to empower women at the grassroots level. She was addressing a conference on ‘Women Day’ here Saturday organised by Chartered Accountants Association of Pakistan. She said in revised curriculum the topics of women empowerment and women

April 14, 2018 12:00 AM SC verdict was expected: Mian Iftikhar

NOWSHERA: Awami National Party (ANP) general secretary Mian Iftikhar Hussain on Friday said that the Supreme Court verdict in the former prime minister Nawaz Sharif’s case was expected. Speaking at a youth convention in Pir Sabaq, he said that the situation would have been different, had parliamentarian shown political wisdom. He said that the disqualification 1

April 14, 2018 12:00 AM Disqualification for life not applicable to my case: Tareen

LAHORE: PTI leader Jahangir Tareen on Friday said he always believed that the disqualification under Article 62 (1)(f) should be for life but it was not applicable in his case. "I always believed 62 1(f) to be for life but not applicable in my case," said Tareen on Twitter on Friday. "Full money trail provided of tax paid income, property declared in assets

April 14, 2018 12:00 AM Blind girl raped for 4 days

OKARA: A blind girl was abducted and raped for four days. Accused Hussain came to the house of the blind girl, a resident of Alikay Rohela village, and took her along with him by saying that her parents were calling her in fields. Later, Hussain took the girl to a house at Vazir Dhari Virkanwali village near Minchanabad and allegedly raped her for four days. In the meantime 1

April 13, 2018 10:36 AM 7 major decisions announced by the Supreme Court on a Friday

Over the past decade, the Supreme Court of Pakistan has chosen Friday to issue several landmark judgements. Here, lists down 7 major decisions from the last 10 years which were issued by the apex court on a Friday. The SC declared Musharraf's decision to impose an emergency on November 3, 2007 as well as his Provisional Constitutional Order 1