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January 23, 2018 12:00 AM Emerging economies: WEF ranks Pakistan better than India

ISLAMABAD: The World Economic Forum (WEF) has ranked Pakistan ahead of India in terms of emerging economies of the world. The WEF ranked India at 62nd position in the list of emerging economies, while China and Pakistan were ranked at 26th and 47th position respectively. According to the Inclusive Development Index shared by the WEF, Norway continues 1

January 15, 2018 12:00 AM Guatemalan lawmaker arrested over killing of journalists

GUATEMALA CITY: Police in Guatemala arrested a ruling party lawmaker late on Saturday for involvement in plotting a 2015 killing of journalists. Julio Juarez, of the FCN-Nacion party, was arrested near his home in San Bernardino, Suchitepequez, south of the capital. He is suspected of having masterminded the killings, a spokeswoman for prosecutors said. In December 5

January 11, 2018 12:00 AM US decision to put Pakistan on watch list resented

LAHORE: Pakistan Ulema Council rejected the decision of US administration for putting Pakistan on watch list of religious freedom. It said that faithful of all religions and believers of different schools of thought enjoy complete religious freedom in Pakistan as the Constitution of Pakistan has categorically defined rights of Ahmedis as well as for Muslims 5

January 10, 2018 12:00 AM Ex-Chinese mly chief of staff under investigation

BEIJING: A former chief of staff of China’s military is under investigation on "suspicion of bribery", state media said o Tuesday, as Xi Jinping’s sweeping anti-graft crackdown claimed another top general. Fang Fenghui was appointed to the PLA’s top post in 2012. But he was abruptly replaced in late August amid a stand-off with India over a territorial 2

January 7, 2018 9:43 AM Action to be taken against govt doctors in Sindh with private practices

Sindh Health Minister Sikandar Mandhro has directed the provincial Health Department to take action against fake doctors as well as government doctors involved in private practice, health officials said on Sunday. Mandhro warned that the department would launch a province-wide crackdown if government doctors do not immediately end their practices in private

January 4, 2018 12:00 AM Kyrgios battles injury as Raonic crashes out

BRISBANE: Australian third seed Nick Kyrgios overcame a leg injury to reach the quarter-finals of the Brisbane International on Wednesday as fourth seed Milos Raonic was bundled out by wildcard Alex De Minaur. Kyrgios came back from losing the first set to fellow Australian Matthew Ebden to win 6-7 (3/7), 7-6 (7/5), 6-2, finishing the match with his leg heavily 3

January 4, 2018 12:00 AM Another name being considered for post of finance secretary

ISLAMABAD: Ruling out the possibility of granting an extension to Finance Secretary Shahid Mehmood, who is going to retire tomorrow (Friday), the prime minister is considering different names, including one top bureaucrat Mohammad Jehanzeb Khan, for appointment to the powerful seat in the Finance Ministry. Mr Jehanzeb is currentlyworking in Punjab as Planning 4

January 3, 2018 12:00 AM Pakistan, India exchange nuclear installations, facilities lists

ISLAMABAD: In accordance with Article-II of the Agreement on Prohibition of Attacks against Nuclear Installations and facilities between Pakistan and India, signed on 31 December 1988, the list of nuclear installations and facilities in Pakistan was officially handed over to a representative of the Indian High Commission at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs 1

January 2, 2018 12:00 AM Sabbir loses BCB central contract, fined and suspended

DHAKA: Bangladesh batsman Sabbir Rahman has been stripped of his BCB central contract as punishment for assaulting a fan during a first-class match. Sabbir has also been fined Tk 20 lakh (US$25,000 approx) and barred from playing domestic cricket for the next six months.Sabbir was the first cricketer in Bangladesh to be punished in such a way. He was in Grade 1

January 1, 2018 7:57 AM Pakistan, India swap list of prisoners with start of new year

The Pakistani government on Monday handed over a list of 457 Indian prisoners held in the country to the Indian High Commission in Islamabad. The Foreign Office in a press release said that a list of Pakistani prisoners was also given to the Pakistan High Commission in New Delhi. The FO said that the step is "consistent with the Consular Access Agreement