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August 19, 2017 8:53 AM Dr. Ruth Pfau departs world with three last wishes – Daily Pakistan

KARACHI – Renowned leprosy fighter Dr Ruth Pfau, who passed away on August 10 and is being accorded state funeral, made three final wishes before leaving the world. Pfau, who was rightly credited for eradicating leprosy from Pakistan wished that she should not be put on a ventilator, probably for living a natural life, how long it was. Her second wish reflected 1

August 19, 2017 7:56 AM Trump to 'cut all military aid to Pakistan', thinks Washington is being 'ripped off' by Islamabad: report

US President Donald Trump is mulling cutting off all military aid to Pakistan because ‘Washington is being ripped off by Islamabad’, claims a Foreign Policy report. As Trump reviewed an array of options for a strategy on Afghanistan with his top national security aides at Camp David, he made no decision on whether he would commit more troops to America’s 1 1

August 19, 2017 6:09 AM Last rites of Pakistan's 'Mother Teresa' Ruth Pfau being performed with state honour

KARACHI: Last rites of Pakistan's 'Mother Teresa' Dr Ruth Pfau are being performed in Karachi with full state honours. Pakistan government had announced to accord a state funeral to the country’s leprosy fighter Dr Ruth Pfau, who passed away last week at a local hospital in Karachi. Dr Ruth's body was brought to St Patrick's Cathedral in Saddar in a gun convoy

August 19, 2017 4:25 AM Bannon out as Trump chief strategist

WASHINGTON DC: Donald Trump parted ways with his controversial chief strategist Steve Bannon on Friday as the White House reels from the fallout over the president’s response to a violent white supremacist rally. As Bannon became the fifth high-profile casualty in Trump’s inner circle in just six months, former Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney

August 19, 2017 12:00 AM TPL Maps launches Urdu service

KARACHI: TPL Maps has introduced “TPL Maps Urdu”, a detailed mapping service in the national language, a statement said on Friday. The customised solutions and enhanced features in Urdu language will play an integral part for individuals and corporations, it added. The updated maps with Urdu language support will show user’s the name of city, localities

August 19, 2017 12:00 AM PCB Women’s Wing to hold trials for National U21 C’ship

KARACHI: The PCB’s Women Wing is holding regional trials for National Junior Under-21 Championship from August 20 in 12 regions. The open trials will commence on August 20 and continue till August 31 in Rawalpindi, Quetta, Faisalabad, Islamabad, Lahore, Abbottabad, Sialkot, Peshawar, Bahawalpur, Multan, Karachi and Hyderabad. The women’s national selection

August 19, 2017 12:00 AM British aerial skier Wallace suffers head injury

LONDON: British aerial skier Lloyd Wallace has sustained a serious head injury after a training accident and is in hospital in Switzerland, the International Ski Federation and British Ski and Snowboard (BSS) said. The 22-year-old aerial specialist, who is hoping to participate in the 2018 Winter Olympics at PyeongChang, suffered the injury while training

August 19, 2017 12:00 AM Shabbir sizzles with 64 to take lead in UMA-CNS Open

KARACHI: When Shabbir Iqbal played a par-round on the opening day of the UMA 22nd Chief of Naval Staff Open Golf Championship on Thursday, he was asked as to why he didn’t go for the kill right from the word go. “It’s a four-day championship and I like to play it like a Test match,” he responded.But Shabbir knew that with defending champion Matloob Ahmed

August 18, 2017 5:46 PM Finland stabbings: Two dead and suspect shot in Turku

Two people have been killed and at least six others wounded in a stabbing in Turku in south-west Finland, say police. Police, who were on the scene within minutes, shot the suspected attacker and arrested him. The attack took place in the Puutori-Market Square area of Turku. Police initially asked people to stay away from the city centre but then said the incident 1

August 18, 2017 1:25 PM 14 dead as Spanish police launch manhunt

Spanish police hunted Friday for the driver who ploughed a van into crowds of pedestrians on a busy avenue in Barcelona, just hours before a second such assault hit a nearby resort, in twin attacks that left 14 dead and over 100 injured. Police said they killed five “suspected terrorists” during the night and three others were arrested as Spain reeled 2