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August 20, 2017 12:00 AM Asjad pips Asif, Mubashir ousts Sohail in pre-quarters

KARACHI: Second seed Asjad Iqbal edged out holder Mohammad Asif and unseeded Mubashir Raza knocked out sixth seed Sohail Shahzad in the pre-quarter-finals of the 9th NBP Ranking Snooker Championship 2017 here at the NBP Sports Complex in Clifton on Saturday. Fifth seed Shahid Aftab also reached the quarter-finals along with the unseeded lot of Abdul 2

August 19, 2017 5:34 AM Dr Ruth Pfau laid to rest in Karachi

KARACHI : Dr Ruth Pfau, the founder of Marie Adelaide Leprosy Center (MALC), was laid to rest in Gora Qabaristan following a state funeral held today amid high security. President Mamnoon Hussain, Chief Minister Sindh Murad Ali Shah and Sindh Governor Muhammad Zubair were in attendance along with officials from the German Consulate in Karachi 9 1

August 18, 2017 12:00 AM Ahsan, Shahram struggling to reach knockout round

KARACHI: Seventh seed Mohammad Ahsan Javaid and eighth seed Shahram Changezi jeopardised their chances of proceeding to the knockout phase by succumbing to defeats on the penultimate day of league matches in the 9th NBP Ranking Snooker Championship 2017 here at the NBP Sports Complex in Clifton on Thursday. Unseeded Agha Bilawal qualified for the pre-quarter-finals 3

August 16, 2017 5:41 AM Narcotics control: Senators urge stricter laws against drug smugglers

ISLAMABAD: Senators on Tuesday urged the government to adopt strict laws and take punitive action against those smuggling drugs through national and international airlines, and asked the government to provide latest equipment to the Anti-Narcotics Force (ANF). The recommendations were made during a meeting of the Senate Standing Committee on Interior 1

August 15, 2017 1:56 AM Leadership must get united on Constitution: president

ISLAMABAD: President Mamnoon Hussain on Monday urged the national leadership to get united on the Constitution and they should overcome complaints and concerns with regard to one another. He said that he expected moderation and rationality from the national leadership. He called upon the leadership to concentrate on the anxiety and restlessness of the people 2

August 14, 2017 10:54 AM Armed forces vow to defend the motherland

ISLAMABAD: The country’s armed forces, including army, air force and navy, celebrated 70 years of independence from British colonial rule with traditional zeal and enthusiasm by organising an array of events across the country. Army chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa celebrate Independence Day at forward positions on the Line of Control (LoC) where he lauded 22

August 13, 2017 9:52 PM Reasons to be proud of Pakistan

As soon as the month of August commences, the countdown begins to the day that holds great significance for us, the day we attained an independent country of our own, and everyone is engulfed in a sea of varied emotions. Those who were present at the time of the creation feel nostalgia at all that they lost and left behind as well as feel a sense of freedom 1

August 11, 2017 12:00 AM NBP Ranking Snooker begins next week

KARACHI: Former world champion Mohammad Asif will be defending his title in the 9th NBP Ranking Snooker Championship 2017 which gets underway here at the NBP Sports Complex in Clifton next week. The details about the eight-day event were announced by Pakistan Billiards & Snooker Association (PBSA) president Munawwar Hussain Shaikh at a media briefing 5

August 4, 2017 1:51 AM FBR barred from raids without notices

LAHORE - The Lahore High Court on Thursday stayed Federal Board of Revenue from conducting raids at business centers without issuing prior notices. A division bench of the LHC took up the matter on petition submitting that FBR was misusing its powers under Section 38 of Sales Tax. Under this section, the board authorities conduct raids without issuing 4

August 2, 2017 12:00 AM Parvez Abbasi Open Shooting C’ship from Aug 11

KARACHI: The inaugural edition of Parvez Abbasi Open Shooting Championship will be held from August 11 to 13 here at the Pakistan Navy’s Shooting Range in PNS Karsaz. Expert marksmen and women from all over the country will participate in various categories. More than 300 shooters will compete in air pistol, skeet, and trap events. The annual event is being 2