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July 17, 2018 7:24 AM Eidul Azha 2018 in Pakistan: Cattle farms start luring buyers

Cattle farms in Karachi have started advertising their livestock ahead of Eid ul Azha which is expected to fall at the end of August 2018. Although a large number of people in the metropolis visit the cattle market , known as Mawaishi Mandi, to purchase sacrificial animals, some chose to buy from different cattle farms established across the city. The traditional 11

July 14, 2018 2:45 AM Nawaz Sharif, Maryam provided 'B' class facilities in Adiala jail

RAWALPINDI: Former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and his daughter Maryam Nawaz have been provided "B" class facilities in Adiala jail. The NAB officials took Nawaz Sharif and Maryam into custody,in Avenfield reference, shortly after their arrival at Lahore airport via private airline Etihad Airways flight# EY243. They were flown to Islamabad via special 2

July 9, 2018 12:00 AM Minister defends UK’s Brexit plan amid party, business concern

LONDON: A senior British minister on Sunday defended the government’s plan to adopt EU rules on goods after Brexit, amid anger from MPs who want a cleaner break and concerns it will still harm business. Environment Secretary Michael Gove, a leading Brexit supporter, admitted the proposal thrashed out by cabinet ministers during a day-long meeting on Friday 3

June 20, 2018 12:00 AM Former diplomat Mahdi Masud passes away

KARACHI: Former senior diplomat Mahdi Masud passed away on Tuesday at the age 91 at a local hospital, after brief illness. Masud had topped the 1952 CSS exams and went on to join the foreign services. He served as Pakistan’s Deputy Permanent Representative to the UN and the Deputy High Commissioner in Delhi, and Calcutta. He also served at the country’s 2

June 16, 2018 12:00 AM Saudi TV drama extolling ‘modern past’ draws awe and ire

RIYADH: A Saudi television drama that glorifies a period before the rise of religious fundamentalism has evoked nostalgia about the kingdom´s "modern past" -- and fury from arch-conservatives sidelined in a much-publicised liberalisation drive. "Al-Assouf", set in the 1970s and aired on satellite broadcaster MBC during the holy fasting month of Ramadan 10

May 29, 2018 12:00 AM I fear my girls will ask me meaning of the word rape, says Gautam Gambhir

NEW DELHI: I was introduced to the word ‘rape’ by the Hindi film Insaaf Ka Tarazu. It was released in 1980, a year before I was born. I can’t recall whether I saw it on Doordarshan or on a video tape. But I remember the film, the painful plight of the two rape victims, murder of the rapist and the shaming of our social system. As a young boy, who had women 4

May 24, 2018 8:37 PM Nawaz Sharif sends Rs1 billion legal notice to NAB chairman

ISLAMABAD: Former prime minister Nawaz Sharif has sent a legal notice to National Accountability Bureau (NAB) Chairman Justice (retd) Javed Iqbal for alleging him of transferring $4.9bn to India. In the legal notice, the former premier has termed NAB chief’s accusations as pre-poll rigging and demanded him extend an apology and publish get it published 9

May 15, 2018 12:00 AM Distribution of ads on merit: minister

ISLAMABAD: Information Minister Marriyum Aurangzeb has said that details of government ads in the media are being uploaded on the website. Addressing a conference of All Pakistan Newspapers Society APNS here on Monday, she said transparency has been ensured in quota of ads in regional newspapers. The minister said the quota of ads in regional newspapers 7

May 11, 2018 12:00 AM APNS members for Punjab, Sindh bodies named

KARACHI: President Hameed Haroon and Secretary General Sarmad Ali of the All Pakistan Newspapers Society (APNS) have nominated Mumtaz A. Tahir as Chairman and SM Munir Jilani as Vice Chairman of the Punjab Provincial Committee (excluding Islamabad and Rawalpindi). They have also nominated Javed Mehr Shamsi as Chairman and Younus Mehar as Vice Chairman 3

May 10, 2018 12:00 AM APNS discusses KPK’s new advertising policy

ISLAMABAD: An APNS delegation discussed the contours of the new advertising policy of the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government with the provincial secretary information on Wednesday. The delegation comprising APNS Secretary General, Sarmad Ali, and Syed Haroon Shah, Chairman, KPK Committee of APNS, held the meeting with Secretary Information, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa 1