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May 24, 2018 12:25 AM Pak CG visits Dr Aafia in Texas jail, rejects rumors of her death

TEXAS: Amid speculations of Dr Aafia Siddiqui’s death on the social media, Pakistani consul general in Houston Aisha Farooqi visited detained scientist in Carswell detention facility in Texas on Wednesday. As per statement, Pakistani consul general in Houston Aisha Farooqi has met detained Pakistani scientist Dr Aafia Siddiqui in Texas. It was the fourth

May 24, 2018 12:00 AM Pakistan launching forays in South Africa’s occupational safety market

KARACHI: A dozen of local manufacturers and exporters are heading for South Africa to market their goods and services at one of its top trade expos, launching an extensive exploration drive to tap emerging economies in the world’s second most-populous continent, a statement said on Wednesday. The Securex & A-OSH 2018 is a leading exhibition in the field

May 23, 2018 12:00 AM Israel uses F-35 in combat

OCCUPIED AL-QUDS: Israel is the first country to have used the US-made F-35 stealth fighter in combat, the Israeli air force chief said on Tuesday in remarks carried by the military’s official Twitter account. Local media further quoted Major-General Amikam Norkin as saying in a speech to the chiefs of 20 foreign air forces convening in Israel: "We are flying

May 22, 2018 3:47 AM Slain Pakistani exchange student’s body to arrive in Karachi today

HOUSTON: The body of 17-year-old Pakis­tani exchange student Sabika Sheikh, who was killed in a mass shooting at Texas high school, would arrive in Karachi today (Tuesday) around 03:00pm. Sabika, a Karachi teenager, was among 10 students gunned down on Friday inside school in US city of Houston by classmate, Dimitrios Pagourtzis, armed with a shotgun

May 22, 2018 12:00 AM Mardan butchers protest raids, fines

MARDAN: Butchers in the Mardan the district here on Monday staged a protest rally outside the Mardan Press Club here to protest raids by local administration and fines. They gathered at Shamshi Road and were holding placards and banners inscribed with slogans against the local administration. The protesters blocked the road for four hours. District Nazim

May 22, 2018 12:00 AM Vendors urged to give relief to consumers

MANSEHRA: Deputy Commissioner Zubair Khan on Monday visited various bazaars and urged the vendors to give relief to the consumers during Ramazan. Accompanied by Assistant Director Local Government Ziaur Rehman Jadoon, Assistant Commissioner Abdul Rehman, the official visited Ramazan bazaars in Kalgan Mor, old fruit and vegetable market and Lari Adda and checked

May 22, 2018 12:00 AM Lok Virsa organises seminar on importance of museums

Islamabad: National Institute of Folk and Traditional Heritage (Lok Virsa) in collaboration with Pakistan Museum of Natural History (PMNH) organised a seminar on the topic ‘Importance of Museums in Community Development’ here at Heritage Museum, marking the International Museum Day. This day is celebrated annually by the world community to raise awareness

May 22, 2018 12:00 AM ‘Punjab’s remote areas have plenty of boxing potential’

LAHORE: Secretary Sports Punjab Aamir Jan said that overwhelming success of recently-staged Punjab Open Inter-Division Boxing Championship showed that Punjab has plenty of boxing talent; he expressed these views in a statement on Monday. Aamir Jan said that Punjab Open Inter-Division Boxing Championship provided sufficient opportunity to boxers of far-flung

May 21, 2018 12:00 AM Pope names 14 new cardinals from five continents

VATICAN CITY: Pope Francis said on Sunday he would elevate 14 churchmen from five continents to the rank of cardinal, picking candidates that work with the poor or where Catholics are in a minority and putting his stamp on the group that will elect his successor. Making the surprise announcement during his weekly Sunday address, the pope said the new cardinals

May 21, 2018 12:00 AM Sister says can’t confirm reports on Aafia’s death

KARACHI: Dr Fauzia Siddiqui, sister of Pakistani scientist Dr Aafia Siddiqui who is imprisoned in the US, said on Sunday that she could not confirm any of the miscellaneous reports circulating on social media about Dr Aafia’s health or life. Dr Fauzia said that they have not been told anything in this regard by the Government of Pakistan, Ministry of Foreign