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May 20, 2018 12:00 AM Punjab leads in Human Development Index

ISLAMABAD: Punjab is ahead of all the provinces in Human Development Index according to the Pakistan National Human Index Report, released by the United Nation Development Programme. The thresholds used for this report categorise Pakistan as a country with medium level of development. Punjab stands first securing 0.732 points followed by Sindh with 0.640 points

May 14, 2018 3:10 PM Investiture ceremony held at Air Headquarters

ISLAMABAD: An Investiture Ceremony was held at Air Headquarters, Islamabad, in which Operational and Non Operational Military awards were conferred upon Officers and Airmen of Pakistan Air Force for their distinguished services. Air Chief Marshal Mujahid Anwar Khan, Chief of the Air Staff, Pakistan Air Force was the Chief Guest on the occasion. In the ceremony

May 12, 2018 12:00 AM Preparing for IBF world title bout Waseem to leave for Birmingham soon

KARACHI: Pakistan’s professional boxer Mohammad Waseem will leave for Birmingham in the next few days to train for his International Boxing Federation (IBF) world title bout against Moruti Mthalane of South Africa later this summer. “Yes, all training arrangements have been made. I will apply for England visa on Monday and it will take a week. I am very much confident

May 10, 2018 2:27 PM Pakistan army chief Gen Bajwa among Forbes 'World's Most Powerful' people

Chief of the Army Staff General Qamar Javed Bajwa has claimed a spot on the Forbes 'most powerful people in the world' list. General Bajwa is Pakistan’s 10th army chief and recipient of Nishan-e-Imtiaz and Hilal-i-Imtiaz. He is one of the 17 newcomers on the list, along with Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman of Saudi Arabia and French President Emmanuel

May 3, 2018 12:00 AM Kanpur leads WHO blacklist of cities with worst air pollution

LUCKNOW: Residents of Kanpur reacted with dismay Wednesday after the Indian city was found to have the worst air quality in a global World Health Organization survey that urged the nation to clean up its act. Fourteen Indian cities, led by the northern metropolis known for its leather and shoe industries, feature in the 15 cities with the dirtiest air in the WHO´s global 6

April 27, 2018 12:00 AM PBF to hold badminton league

ISLAMABAD: The National Ranking Badminton Tournament will get under way at the Rodham Hall from today (Friday). The tournament that carries Rs150,000 in prize money would see all affiliated units competing in the event. Apart from hosts Islamabad, teams from Fata, AJK, Sindh, Punjab, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Army, SNGPL, NBP, PTCL and Police will take part in the competition 14

April 27, 2018 12:00 AM ICC grants T20 status to all 104 member countries

KOLKATA: The International Cricket Council (ICC) announced on Thursday that all its 104-member nations - both men and women’s team - will be granted T20I status. ICC CEO David Richardson confirmed the development in a press conference in Kolkata, and also stated that a global ranking system will be launched for the format. At present, there are 18 members 14

April 22, 2018 12:00 AM 253 graduating students conferred degrees in 116th convocation of Comsats

Islamabad: The 116th convocation of Comsats Institute of Information Technology (CIIT) was held on Saturday at CIIT, Wah Campus. During the Convocation, degrees were conferred to 253 graduating students of Wah Campus at undergraduate and graduate levels in the discipline of Management Sciences, Electrical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Computer Science 1

April 18, 2018 12:00 AM CNS vows to make Asian Tour event at KGC huge success

KARACHI: The organisers of the CNS Open Golf Championship, which will mark the return of the Asian Tour to Pakistan, on Tuesday vowed to make the US$300,000 tournament a mega success. Admiral Zafar Mahmood Abbasi, the Chief of Naval Staff, said in a statement that Pakistan’s golfing fraternity was thrilled to welcome back the Asian Tour.The Asian Tour will make a welcome 7

April 10, 2018 7:40 AM Saudi considering proposal to set up military base, nuclear waste site on Qatar border

Saudi Arabia could consider a proposal to dig a maritime canal along the kingdom's border with Qatar, turning the peninsula-nation into an island and transforming its only land border into a military zone and nuclear waste site, state-linked Saudi newspapers reported on Monday. The project has not been given official approval and faces many obstacles 3