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June 24, 2018 12:00 AM Erdogan, rival Ince trade blows on eve of crunch Turkey polls

ISTANBUL: President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and his main rival Muharrem Ince on Saturday traded blows in mass rallies on the final day of campaigning for Turkey´s most fiercely contested elections in years. Turks vote on Sunday in snap twin presidential and parliamentary elections called by Erdogan one-and-a-half years ahead of schedule, with the president

June 24, 2018 12:00 AM Shell says sales slipped after major supply chain safety overhaul

SHEIKHUPURA: Jawwad Cheema, managing director Shell Pakistan Limited, on Saturday said the company’s sales had substantially dropped following the removal of all the sub-safety-standard trucks from the supply chain in a bid to avoid tragic incidents like the one in Ahmed Pur Shariqa, South Punjab. On June 25, 2017 and explosion took place after an oil tanker

June 23, 2018 12:00 AM Three killed in road accident

SUKKUR: Three people were killed and 20 others injured in a road accident on Friday. According to reports, the accident happened when a passenger coach was overspeeding on the Obaro Indus Highway in Ghotki. The local people and police reached the spot. The deceased driver of the coach was identified as Zakir Hussain, while the rescue team shifted nearly 1

June 23, 2018 12:00 AM CJP dissatisfied with conditions at Civil Hospital Sukkur

SUKKUR: The Chief Justice of Pakistan, Justice Saqib Nisar, visited the Civil Hospital, GMMC on Friday. The CJP, accompanied with judges of the Sindh High Court, inspected various parts of the hospital. He was shocked to find that there is no ventilator in the hospital and asked the Medical Superintendent as to how does he manage the emergencies without

June 23, 2018 12:00 AM Five martyred in IHK

HELD SRINAGAR: In Indian-held Kashmir, five people were martyred and dozens others including a woman were injured in the brutal actions of Indian troops in the Islamabad district on Friday. The troops opened fire on a house during a cordon and search operation in the Srigufwara area of the district, critically injuring the owner of the house Muhammad

June 22, 2018 12:00 AM Massive reshuffle notified in KP Police

PESHAWAR: The Election Commission of Pakistan has notified massive reshuffle in the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Police Department as a move to ensure transparent elections on July 25. The reshuffle of around 34 police officers had been proposed by the caretaker provincial government to the commission. As per the notified list, the Regional Police Officers (RPOs)

June 21, 2018 12:00 AM Election duties: ECP set to notify code for military personnel

ISLAMABAD: Code of conduct for the Pakistan Army personnel, to be involved in the election duties, will be notified by the Election Commission of Pakistan in a few days time amid reports that the military’s role will be “meaningful” during the upcoming national polls. The code of conduct, it is said, will determine the dos and donts for those army personnel 1

June 21, 2018 12:00 AM Over 2,700 candidates facing multiple charges

ISLAMABAD: In Pakistan’s democracy, corruption, money laundering, rape, murder and criminal charges really can pay. Yes, because around 2,715 out of around 21,482 candidates running for 1,070 seats in the Provincial Assemblies (PAs) as well as the National Assembly (NA) elections face corruption, criminal, rape, dual nationality, money laundering, extortion

June 20, 2018 12:00 AM Eid trains win passengers’ hearts

Islamabad: Special Eid package introduced by the Pakistan Railways has received an overwhelming response from the passengers who visited their loved ones in their native towns. Passengers expressed satisfaction over operational improvement of trains on Eid-ul-Fitr. Concession in fares and improved timings saved our time and money, they said, while talking

June 19, 2018 12:00 AM Woman gives birth on Paris train!

PARIS: A woman gave birth on a Paris train on Monday, prompting the French capital’s transport network to offer her newborn boy free rail travel until he turns 25. The train stopped at the Auber station in central Paris as the woman went into advanced labour and the baby was born at 11.40 am, helped by around 15 people including emergency workers, police 1