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January 16, 2019 12:00 AM Two children per family enough: CJP

ISLAMABAD: Terming the burgeoning population a ticking time bomb, Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP) Mian Saqib Nisar on Tuesday suggested that two children per family would help control it. The suggestion from the top judge came during the hearing of a suo motu case pertaining to unchecked population growth. The chief justice directed the government, civil 1

January 16, 2019 12:00 AM KP health minister says plan drawn up to fill out vacant posts

PESHAWAR: Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Minister for Health Dr Hisham Inamullah Khan has said that a comprehensive plan has been finalised to fill out the vacant posts of doctors and other staff in all the small and big hospitals throughout the province. He expressed these views while presiding over a meeting at his office here. The minister said that data of specialist 4

January 13, 2019 10:51 AM Faisalabad University condemned for replacing Valentine's with 'Sister's Day'

FAISALABAD: The University of Agriculture, Faisalabad (UAF) has come under fire for their decision to celebrate ‘Sisters Day’ in place of Valentine’s Day on February 14. In an attempt to promote Islamic and eastern values amongst pupils, the academic institution’s Vice Chancellor Dr Zafar Iqbal Randhawa was reported by local media to have announced at an event 2

January 13, 2019 12:00 AM Govt working for people welfare: minister

LAHORE: Provincial Minister for Industries and Trade Mian Aslam Iqbal has said healthy society is created by promoting sports activities. The Punjab government has made a comprehensive plan for the revival of sports activities in all the government schools. Talent in sports appears through promotion of sports activities in schools, therefore, the government 3

January 12, 2019 12:00 AM Ijaz Wasti appointed Chief Economist

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan has approved a summary for appointment of Ijaz Wasti as Chief Economist, government of Pakistan. He has already assumed his charge in the Planning Commission. It is first time in last 12 years since 2006 that any professional belonging to Economist Group (EG) has been appointed as Chief Economist, Government of Pakistan 3

January 11, 2019 12:00 AM Turkey vows to launch Syria offensive

ISTANBUL: Turkey will launch an offensive against Syrian Kurdish forces if the United States delays the withdrawal of its troops from the war-torn country, the foreign minister said on Thursday. "If the (pullout) is put off with ridiculous excuses like Turks are massacring Kurds, which do not reflect the reality, we will implement this decision," Mevlut 2

January 6, 2019 12:00 AM Iran to deploy warships to Atlantic

TEHRAN: Iran is to deploy its newest warship to the Atlantic Ocean on a five-month mission — the navy’s longest in a decade, the conservative Fars news agency reported on Saturday. “The navy has had a plan to deploy a flotilla to the Atlantic Ocean for a few years and now everything seems prepared to launch the mission,” said Fars, which is considered 1

January 5, 2019 10:19 AM CDA operation on PPP leader's lawn is 'political oppression', claims Bilawal

The Capital Development Authority (CDA) on Saturday demolished the lawn of PPP Secretary General Nayyar Bukhari's house, claiming that it was built on encroached land that belonged to the Quaid-i-Azam University (QAU). The move was strongly condemned by PPP Chairman Bilawal Bhutto-Zardari, who described the operation on Bukhari's residence as "a tool of political 1

January 5, 2019 9:05 AM Accountability court extends remand of Khwaja brothers till Jan 19

An accountability court in Lahore on Saturday extended the physical remand of PML-N leader Khwaja Saad Rafique and his brother Khwaja Salman Rafique till January 19 in connection with the Paragon Housing Scheme ‘corruption’ probe. Accountability court judge Syed Najamul Hassan extended the remand after NAB representative Waris Ali Janjua claimed that billions 1

January 4, 2019 10:37 PM PM Imran Khan approved Rs 50 bn for development of Karachi, claims Governor Imran Ismail

KARACHI: Sindh Governor Imran Ismail on Friday said that Prime Minister Imran Khan has approved Rs 50 billion for the infrastructure development of Karachi to transform it into a developed and beautiful city. Addressing at the inaugural ceremony of Pakistan Lifestyle Furniture Expo at Expo Center, Sindh Governor said that the city needs a master plan to prevent 3