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July 23, 2018 3:21 PM Justice Tahira Safdar becomes first female chief justice of Balochistan high court

Chief Justice of Pakistan Justice Saqib Nisar on Monday appointed Justice Tahira Safdar, the first ever woman chief justice, to take charge of Balochistan high court. Justice Safar will be taking on her new role subsequent to the retirement of the present Balochistan High Court Chief Justice Mohammad Noor Muskanzai who reaches superannuation on August 157

July 15, 2018 12:00 AM Nearly 100,000 evacuated before flood peak passes Chongqing

CHONGQING: Nearly 100,000 residents were temporarily evacuated as a flood peak passed the city proper of southwest China’s Chongqing Municipality on Saturday. Water levels in the Jialing and Yangtze rivers exceeded the warning levels by 5.92 meters and 3.78 meters, respectively, as flood peaks passed the city, according to the municipal flood control 1

July 13, 2018 12:00 AM ‘Ill-planned’ Haj flight operation PIA feared to suffer huge loss

PESHAWAR: The crisis-hit Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) may suffer a huge loss due to 'ill-planning' of the management for the forthcoming Haj flight operation, sources said. The PIA did not acquire planes on lease for the Haj flight operation to be started shortly. "And now the national flag carrier is going to cancel/reschedule flights for Europe 2

June 20, 2018 12:00 AM Pak woman reaches home after serving 12 years in Indian jail

ISLAMABAD: After serving 12 years in an Amritsar jail, 64-year-old Pakistani woman Nasreen Akhtar was freed and handed over to Pakistan. India on Tuesday repatriated six Pakistani civil prisoners who arrived home through the Wagah border crossing. The prisoners were handed over to Pakistani authorities in the presence of officials from the Pakistan High Commission 2

June 7, 2018 12:00 AM Abducted woman journalist reaches home

LAHORE: Journalist Gul Bukhari who was abducted by some unknown persons and shifted to an undisclosed location, was later released after two hours. In another incident, journalist Asad Kharal was tortured and injured on Wednesday. He was rushed to the Services Hospital. The Chief Justice of Pakistan has also taken notice of this incident and sought report 5

May 10, 2018 12:00 AM Sindh Police fail to get 20 abductees released

KARACHI: All efforts of the Sindh Police have become ineffective to get more than 20 abductees released as majority of them were kidnapped by gangs of dacoits by luring them through female voice in some districts of upper Sindh. Police sources informed ‘The News’ that this became a decade-old modus operandi of dacoit gangs active in area of Sindh province 1

April 14, 2018 12:00 AM National Seniors Cricket reaches knockout phase

KARACHI: Quite a few fancied teams have been eliminated as the 19th National Seniors Cup Cricket Tournament 2017-18 which has reached the knockout phase in both the regions. According to the information made available by the Pakistan Veterans Cricket Association (PVCA) here on Friday, stiffer competition has been witnessed this season’s National Seniors 3

March 24, 2018 12:00 AM FIFA mission reaches Lahore

KARACHI: A two-member FIFA mission reached Lahore on Friday to brief the Pakistan Football Federation (PFF) on the FIFA Forward Development Programme. ‘The News’ learnt through a highly reliable source that the delegation is headed by FIFA’s Regional Director for Asia and Oceania Sanjeevan Balasingam. Sanjeevan, a former journalist from Malaysia, visited 10

February 15, 2018 12:00 AM Halep wins on return, Wozniacki cruises

DOHA: World number two Simona Halep won on her return to competitive action since losing the Australian Open final, beating Ekaterina Makarova in straight sets in the Qatar Open Wednesday. Halep eased through 6-3, 6-0 against the Russian, in a second round match — she received a first round bye — but admitted afterwards she was still anxious about an ankle 6

February 7, 2018 12:00 AM ICC slams Chittagong pitch as ‘below average’

DHAKA: The Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium pitch has been rated “below average” by the ICC for its performance in the first Test between Bangladesh and Sri Lanka. As a result, the Chittagong ground has received one demerit point which will remain on its record for a five-year period. According to the ICC, if the venue reaches a total of five demerit points 11