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January 5, 2019 12:00 AM Du Plessis, Bavuma make Pakistan bowlers toil

CAPE TOWN: Faf du Plessis scored a century to put South Africa in a commanding position on the second day of the second Test against Pakistan at Newlands on Friday. Du Plessis made 103, his ninth Test century, as South Africa reached 382 for six at the close, a lead of 205 runs. The South African captain shared a fifth wicket partnership of 156 with Temba 3

December 24, 2018 6:37 AM Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi meets Afghan, Iranian counterparts on whirlwind tour

Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi met Afghan counterpart Salahuddin Rabbani and President Ashraf Ghani during a visit to Kabul on Monday. Matters of mutual interest were discussed during a meeting between the Qureshi-led Pakistani delegation comprising Foreign Secretary Tehmina Janjua and other high-ranking Foreign Office officials, and the Afghan 6

December 19, 2018 1:04 PM US envoy Zalmay Khalilzad discusses Afghan peace efforts with Gen Bajwa

Zalmay Khalilzad, the United States special envoy tasked with finding a negotiated end to Afghanistan's 17-year old war, on Wednesday called on Army Chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa to discuss regional security and the peace initiative in Afghanistan, the military’s spokesperson said. According to a statement tweeted by the Inter-Services Public Relations 20

November 17, 2018 12:00 AM ‘Antibiotics resistance to cause 10m deaths in next 35 years’

LAHORE: As per World Health Organisation estimates, globally, 700,000 deaths every year could be attributed to antimicrobial or antibiotic resistance and is expected to cause 10 million deaths in the next 35 years. “The reason to antibiotic resistance is over and misuse of antibiotics. It will lead to illnesses that were once easily treatable with antibiotics 7

October 29, 2018 12:00 AM Four militants, two troops killed in Afghan fighting

FAIZABAD, Afghanistan: Government forces had rebuffed a spate of Taliban's attacks, leaving at least four fighters and two government troopers dead and seven others including two security forces personnel wounded in Afghanistan's northern Badakhshan province in an overnight fighting, an official said Sunday. Taliban offensive, on one of the army bases 6

October 23, 2018 12:00 AM PM did not order probe against any minister: Fawad

ISLAMABAD: Information and Broadcasting Minister Chaudhry Fawad Hussain said Monday that prime minister had not ordered probe against any of his cabinet ministers. “There is no probe against any minister, neither PM commented on any such probe. PM did emphasis that he will not tolerate any corruption, it’s absolutely unethical for a newspaper to make such headline 10

September 24, 2018 1:15 PM Pakistan to engage US, China at same time, values relations with both: Qureshi

WASHINGTON: Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi has stated that Pakistan greatly values its relations with both United States and China and Islamabad would engage both at the same time. Qureshi, who is in New York to attend United Nations General Assembly session, said, “Our Policy is Pakistan, Pakistan and Pakistan.” Briefing the media at Pakistan 5

September 19, 2018 2:39 PM China will continue to support Pakistan as strategic partner, President Xi tells Gen. Bajwa

RAWALPINDI: Chief of Army Staff, General Qamar Javed Bajwa called on Chinese President Xi Jinping on special invitation and both discussed regional security environment, challenges and way forward. Chinese President said that Pakistan is our time tested iron friend and Pakistan Army has a pivotal role towards this lasting relationship, statement issued 8

September 16, 2018 12:00 AM Turkey-Russia discord over Idlib defers regime offensive

ISTANBUL: Disagreement between Turkey and Russia over how to tackle the Syrian rebel stronghold of Idlib seems to have deferred a looming regime offensive on the province, analysts say. Russia and Turkey are on opposite sides of the conflict, but key global allies. Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan met Russian and Iranian leaders Vladimir Putin 13

September 10, 2018 12:00 AM Govt to fulfill all promises, says Buzdar

LAHORE: Punjab Chief Minister Sardar Usman Buzdar has said the government is working day and night to implement 100 Days Plan of Imran Khan in its true essence and a steering committee and 15 sub committees have been set up for the purpose. A working group has been devised to fulfill the promise of setting up a province in south Punjab on administrative 6