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December 16, 2018 12:00 AM Handover of Pak-Turk schools to foundation opposed

PESHAWAR: Teachers of the Pak-Turk International Schools and Colleges in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa on Saturday opposed the handing over of the schools to a foundation, which they said would ruin working of the schools. Speaking at a press conference at the Peshawar Press Club, one of the teachers Shad Muhammad, while representing the administration of the Pak-Turk

December 16, 2018 12:00 AM Four killed in Haripur incidents

HARIPUR: Four persons, including a Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) activist, were killed and four others injured in different parts of the district, police said on Saturday. According to officials of Sera-e-Saleh Police Station, two labourers were busy cleaning a well in Changi Bandi village when one of them fell unconscious. The second one climbed down to take his colleague

December 16, 2018 12:00 AM Punjab set priorities after reviewing resources: Buzdar

LAHORE: Punjab Chief Minister Sardar Usman Buzdar has said the Punjab government has set its priorities after a detailed review of resources and circumstances of the province. He was speaking at a seven-hour long marathon meeting held here on Saturday to review the progress of the 100-day agenda of the provincial government. Ministers and secretaries

December 16, 2018 12:00 AM Qatar says Gulf alliance needs replacing

DOHA: Qatar called Saturday for a new regional alliance following the failure of the four-decade-old Gulf Cooperation Council to resolve an 18-month rift between the emirate and its neighbours. Foreign Minister Mohammed bin Abdulrahman Al-Thani said that the boycott imposed on the emirate by Saudi Arabia and its allies had irreparably damaged the existing

December 16, 2018 12:00 AM BRI conference held in Ottawa

The conference was meant to focus on economic, diplomatic and human impacts as well as opportunities for Canada to achieve trade diversification and tap the vast Asia Pacific market, according to the conference organisers. Chinese Ambassador Lu Shaye delivered a keynote speech to elaborate the core connotations of the BRI, introduced in detail its achievements

December 16, 2018 12:00 AM 233 forts built, 802km fencing on Pak-Afghan border completed: DG ISPR

ISLAMABAD: The fencing of 2,611 kilometer long Pak-Afghan border would be completed by December 2019, Director General Inter Services Public Relations (ISPR) Major General Asif Ghafoor said Saturday. In a tweet, he said the work on forts and fence continued on Pak-Afghan border as 233 of 843 forts and fencing of 802 out of 1,200 kilometers priority one areas

December 15, 2018 2:52 PM Pakistan is an attractive tourist country: Canadian diplomats

MARDAN: A ten-member delegation of Canadian Embassy Islamabad Saturday visited the archaeological sites in Takhtbhai and evinced keen interest in the historical remains of Gandhara civilization. The delegates were briefed about the historical importance of the archaeological remains by the officials of the KP Archive Department. The members of the delegation 2

December 15, 2018 2:52 PM Sherry Rehman owes me a big ‘thank you’: Fawad Chaudhry

ISLAMABAD: Almost a week after Fawad Chaudhry created a furor on Twitter for his tweet against Senator Sherry Rehman, Information and Broadcasting Minister again again took a swipe at the senior PPP leader. Taking to Twitter after meeting Yasir Shah, Chaudhry said that the cricketer had never heard of a woman Senator. “Sherry Rehman owes me a big Thank

December 15, 2018 9:52 AM 10 people martyred in Occupied Kashmir by Indian forces

Srinagar: Indian troops in their fresh acts of state terrorism martyred ten people in Pulwama district of Occupied Kashmir on Saturday, according to Kashmir Media Service. "The troops martyred three youth during a cordon and search operation in Kharpora Sirnoo area of the district," the Kashmir Media Service wrote. The killing of youth triggered protests

December 15, 2018 12:00 AM SC forms body to resolve acute water shortage in Balochistan

ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court Friday constituted a two-member commission for resolving the acute shortage of drinking water in Bhagnari area of Bolan in Balochistan and directed the commission to formulate recommendations for overcoming shortage of drinking water there. A three-member bench of the apex court headed by Chief Justice Mian Saqib Nisar resumed