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February 17, 2018 10:30 AM Gen Bajwa attends Security Conference in Germany

Chief of Army Staff General Qamar Javed Bajwa is the face of Pakistan at the 54th Munich Security Conference in Germany. According to a source, COAS arrived in Munich on Friday to attend the conference. Army Chief will speak at the conference in the afternoon (local time 1700h). Iraqi Prime Minister Haider Al Abadi will also speak on the same topic 1

February 17, 2018 12:00 AM SL coalition faces reform calls after vote defeat

COLOMBO: A key partner in Sri Lanka’s ruling coalition demanded "urgent" reforms on Friday after an election defeat that sparked calls for the prime minister to step down. The National Heritage Party (JHU) said the local council vote, in which the ruling parties were hammered, showed people were unhappy with Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe. "There 1

February 17, 2018 12:00 AM Fan’s catch earns him $50,000

AUCKLAND: There were a few catches put down during the record-breaking T20 at Eden Park, but one very valuable one was taken. Mitchell Grimstone, a 20-year-old student, earned himself NZ$50,000 courtesy of a local drinks sponsor when he leaned over the railing at deep midwicket to pluck Ross Taylor’s penultimate-ball six out of the air with his left hand. His reaction 1

February 16, 2018 12:00 AM Brazilians in Islamabad for Int’l Futsal

ISLAMABAD: Five-member Brazil team reached Islamabad to compete in the International Futsal Cup 2018 starting at Liaquat Gymnasium from Friday. This is the first time a Brazilian soccer team has ever landed in Pakistan to figure in the event. Malik Mehrban, chairman Pakistan Futsal Cup who received the team at Islamabad Airport told The News that the fifth

February 15, 2018 12:00 AM PSQCA seeks industry's help

KARACHI: The business community should help improve the standardisation of local products to ensure safety, cost efficiency, consistent delivery, and compliance, an official said on Wednesday. “About 50 more experts have been taken onboard to improve the performance of the Pakistan Standards & Quality Authority (PSQCA),” Muhammad Khalid Siddiq, director 1

February 15, 2018 12:00 AM Cholistan jeep rally storms into action

BAHAWALPUR: The 13th Cholistan Desert jeep rally, which has turned into annual grand festival of Cholistan Desert, was inaugurated on Wednesday evening in Bahawal Club Bahawalpur in bustling ceremony. During the ceremony the winner’s trophy was launched by Senator Saud Majeed Chaudhry along with Commissioner Bahawalpur division Saqib Zafar and MD Tourism

February 14, 2018 9:48 PM Public welfare works will continue in Karachi: says Mayor

KARACHI: Mayor of Karachi Wasim Akhtar has said that the entire city has expectations from us therefore public welfare works will continue and we will do whatever we can for solving the problems of citizens at all levels. All local government representatives are active and playing their part in the betterment works of the city. He said this while talking

February 14, 2018 12:00 AM Empowering women emancipation: USAID supports KP Assembly resolutions

PESHAWAR: Agency for International Development (USAID) and a local NGO, 'Pak Women,' supported the Women Parliamentary Caucus of KP for the passage of the three landmark resolutions from the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Assembly that would facilitate and empower women, providing them broader opportunities to earn a living. A spokesman for the USAID through a statement

February 14, 2018 12:00 AM Mari Petroleum, KUFPEC sign MoU

KARACHI: Mari Petroleum Company Limited (MPCL) and Kuwait Foreign Petroleum Exploration Company (KUFPEC) on Tuesday announced a strategic cooperation initiative for evaluating future potential business opportunities in local and international upstream exploration and production. The MoU for strategic cooperation was signed by Ayyad M E A AlKandari, vice president

February 14, 2018 12:00 AM Bjorn, Johnston to lead strong field in Indian Open golf

NEW DELHI: Ryder Cup captain Thomas Bjorn and popular England golfer Andrew Johnston will head a strong field at the 54th Hero Indian Open starting next month. They will join top Indian players including rising star Shubhankar Sharma and defending champ SSP Chawrasia in the event which offers $1.75 million in prize money.The Asian Tour tournament is co-sanctioned