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December 16, 2018 2:37 PM Kashmiris must be allowed to decide their future: PM

ISLAMABAD: Condemning the killing innocent Kashmiri civilians in Pulwama, Prime Minister Imran Khan has called for India to allow Kashmiris to decide their future. In a message on Twitter, Imran Khan said that only dialogue, not violence and killing, would resolve this conflict. “We will raise issue of India's human rights violations in IOK and demand

December 15, 2018 12:00 AM SC forms body to resolve acute water shortage in Balochistan

ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court Friday constituted a two-member commission for resolving the acute shortage of drinking water in Bhagnari area of Bolan in Balochistan and directed the commission to formulate recommendations for overcoming shortage of drinking water there. A three-member bench of the apex court headed by Chief Justice Mian Saqib Nisar resumed

December 11, 2018 12:00 AM Israel becomes member of watchdog on money laundering

OCCUPIED-AL-QUDS: Israel on Monday became a full member of the global financial watchdog on money laundering and terror financing, officials said, after having previously been blacklisted by the organisation. Justice Minister Ayelet Shaked said that membership of the Paris-based Financial Action Task Force (FATF) would make Israel part of the group of countries

December 10, 2018 12:00 AM Sindh may oppose south Punjab province: Qureshi

MULTAN: Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi said on Sunday that Sindh may oppose the establishment of South Punjab province. The FM was speaking to the media in Multan where he said that the Afghan Taliban should resort to peaceful ways and Pakistan wants to assist all the parties in the Afghan peace process. He said that during the US envoy Khalilzad’s 2

December 9, 2018 12:00 AM ‘Cotton import of 4.5mln bales needed’

KARACHI: Pakistan needs to import around 4.5 million cotton bales, which would have more pressure on the vulnerable economy, Karachi Cotton Brokers Association official said in a meeting. Naseem Usman, chairman of the association, expressed concern over declining cotton production in the country. At the time of independence of Pakistan, cotton production 1

December 9, 2018 12:00 AM Peru calls on region to sever ties with Venezuela

LIMA: Peru said Friday it will urge the so-called “Lima Group” of countries to cut diplomatic ties with Venezuela and issue travel bans against all top officials in President Nicolas Maduro’s government. The 14-member regional group refuses to recognize Venezuela’s May elections, in which Maduro won a new six-year term in a vote marred by irregularities

December 9, 2018 12:00 AM DRAP proposes raise in drug prices

KARACHI: The Drug Regulatory Authority (DRAP) has recommended an immediate raise in prices of 850 medicines while saying there would be shortage of life saving drugs in the country if the raise in prices is not done. The DRAP has made this recommendation in a report submitted to the Supreme Court which on November 14, 2018 had directed the government 1

December 7, 2018 12:00 AM Govt policies to unite opposition for joint struggle, says Baloch

MULTAN: Jamaat-e-Islami secretary general Liaqat Baloch has said that the government policies would unite the opposition for joint struggle and protest against it. Addressing a rising youth expo organised by the IJT here on Thursday, he said that the PTI government had failed to provide any relief to the people during its first 100 days.He said that Prime

December 7, 2018 12:00 AM Millions of UK O2 customers hit by data glitch

LONDON: Britain’s Spanish-owned mobile phone operator O2 said on Thursday that millions of customers are unable to use data owing to a software glitch. O2, a division of Spanish telecommunications giant Telefonica, said the same problem has also hit other mobile networks around the world. "We’re aware that our customers are unable to use data this morning

December 5, 2018 2:42 PM ECP denotifies PML-N's Ziaur Rehman as KP lawmaker over disqualification in fake degree case

The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) on Wednesday denotified PML-N's Mian Ziaur Rehman as a member of the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Assembly, after his disqualification in a fake degree case. Rehman was re-elected MPA from Mansehra’s PK-30 constituency in the July 25 general elections this year. The Peshawar High Court (PHC) had de-seated him and disqualified 2