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May 24, 2018 9:59 PM Social media users laud FATA's merger with KPK

ISLAMABAD: The National Assembly on Thursday approved the much-awaited merger of the Federally Administered Tribal Areas (Fata) with Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP), the decision lauded by social media users. The seven tribal districts -- Bajaur, Khyber, Kurram, Mohmand, North Waziristan, Orakzai and South Waziristan -- are home to some 5 million residents

May 24, 2018 6:15 AM Indian officer involved in tying Kashmiri youth to Jeep detained with girl at IHK hotel

SRINAGAR: Indian army major Nitin Leetul Gogoi, who tied a Kashmiri civilian to the bonnet of his Jeep in occupied valley last year, was detained with a teenage girl by the police at Kashmir hotel on Wednesday. According to Indian media, The Kashmir Police detained Indian major with a teen age girl from a Srinagar hotel, where Gogoi had booked room in his own name. While

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 23, 2018 12:00 AM Comonwealth Games: Indian, Pakistani athletes ‘vanished’

CANBERRA: More than 200 Commonwealth Games athletes including some members of Pakistani and Indian teams and officials went ‘missing’ in Australia after applying for refugee visas, with another 50 staying in the country illegally. The figures were revealed by Immigration Department officials to a Senate committee hearing on Monday night. A total of 8,103 athletes

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 23, 2018 12:00 AM India’s secular fabric withering: archbishop

NEW DELHI: The archbishop of New Delhi has waded into Indian politics, urging Catholics to pray for democracy and marginalised people ahead of national elections next year, bringing a quick rebuke from the ruling party, world media reported. India is "witnessing a turbulent political atmosphere which poses a threat to the democratic principles enshrined

May 22, 2018 10:29 PM US General Joseph calls COAS General Bajwa, condoles death of Sabika Sheikh

RAWALPINDI: US Army General Joseph Votel, commander of the US Central Command USCENTCOM, called Chief of Army Staff General Qamar Javed Bajwa and condoled unfortunate death of Pakistani student Sabika Sheikh in Texas school firing. According to Inter Services Public Relations, the media wing of the military, General Joseph Votel also conveyed his grief

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 Ramazan transmission guidelines: TV channels issued show cause notices

ISLAMABAD: Justice Shaukat Aziz Siddiqui of the Islamabad High Court (IHC) here on Monday directed CEOs of five TV channels and anchors of the game shows in these TV channels including Sahir Lodhi, Nabeel Zafar, Fahad Mustafa and Amir Liaquat to personally appear before the court on May 23 after a petitioner alleged violation of Ramazan transmission

May 22, 2018 12:00 AM Kishanganga project: Pak meeting with World Bank kicks off

WASHINGTON: The three-day water talks between the World Bank (WB) and Pakistan began here on Monday to discuss the Indian violations of the Indus Water Treaty. A four-member delegation led by Attorney General of Pakistan, Ashtar Ausaf reached the World Bank head office to apprise the Bank’s president about the country’s concerns over more than a dozen 2