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October 23, 2018 9:31 AM Aslam Masood, chief suspect in 'fake accounts' case, arrested by Interpol: source

One of the chief accused in the ongoing 'fake' accounts case, Aslam Masood, was arrested by Interpol on Tuesday as he was boarding a flight from London to Jeddah, DawnNewsTV reported quoting security sources. The Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) hailed the arrest of Masood — the chief financial officer of the Omni Group of Companies and the "mastermind" 1 1

October 23, 2018 7:47 AM Fake news: Year-old screenshot of DawnNews shared online to malign PTI government

A screenshot from a TV news report aired last year on DawnNewsTV is being circulated on social media with the suggestion that the incumbent government has announced a new crackdown on social media accounts spreading negative propaganda against the prime minister and state institutions. While the screenshot itself is authentic — unlike earlier pictures

October 21, 2018 1:12 PM MQM-P, PTI workers confront at Karachi election camp during by-polls

KARACHI: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) and Muttahida Qaumi Movement-Pakistan (MQM-P) workers confronted each other on Sunday amidst the on-going process of by-polls in Karachi, reported Geo.tv. According to the news report, workers of both the party broke out into a spat in Saddar’s Lucky Star area as they hurled slogans their way at an election camp. The elevating

October 21, 2018 11:24 AM Woman who threatened cops in Islamabad taken into custody

ISLAMABAD: The woman threatening police personnel for not permitting her inside a diplomatic enclave was detained on Saturday, reported Geo.tv. According to the report citing police sources, the woman identified as Dr Shehla Shakeel Sethi was taken into custody by Islamabad police. It was further revealed by authorities that: “Dr Sethi is a doctor in the US and had recently

October 20, 2018 12:05 PM Professor reappointed after getting removed earlier for sexual harassment allegations

KARACHI: Assistant professor Abdul Ghaffar Bhutto was reappointed on Friday after getting ousted earlier over sexual harassment allegations. According to report by Geo.tv, the accused was reappointed as the deputy finance director for Directorate Colleges upon the decision made by Sindh's education minister. Bhutto had secured the same position earlier

October 20, 2018 12:00 AM Judicial commission begins probe into APS carnage

PESHAWAR: The judicial commission has started probe into the 2014 Army Public School carnage in which over 140 people, mostly students, were martyred. The Peshawar High Court on Friday issued a public notice, which stated that everyone specially the parents of the martyred students of APS, who have any evidence and want to record their statements before

October 19, 2018 12:00 AM Cotton arrival shows 0.74pc increase

MULTAN: Seed cotton (Phutti) equivalent to over 6,044,194 bales of cotton has reached ginneries across Pakistan as of October 15, showing an increase of 0.74 per cent as compared to the corresponding period last year when ginneries received 5,984,486 bales. According to the fortnightly report of PCGA issued here on Thursday, ginneries in the Punjab recorded

October 19, 2018 12:00 AM Army rescues 13 people trapped in Diamer

DIAMER: A total of 13 people, who were trapped in Bahsal due to snowfall, were rescued by the Pakistan Army on Thursday, according to Geo News report. The rescued persons included seven children and six women, all of whom were living in Bahsal area of Diamer. They had gone up to the area, along with their cattle, for summer but were trapped due to unexpected

October 17, 2018 7:03 AM Saudi Arabia agrees to abolish Umrah tax on PM Imran Khan's request

ISLAMABAD: The Saudi government has agreed to waive 2,000 riyals tax imposed on Pakistanis performing Umrah every year on the request of Prime Minister Imran Khan. According to a media report, the PM, during his visit to the Kingdom, had requested Saudi Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman Al Saud to abolish the fee. The development was shared by the Religious

October 17, 2018 12:00 AM UN warns of ‘perfect storm’ of hunger

ROME: A potent combination of hunger, climate change and man-made conflicts are creating a "perfect storm", the head of the UN’s food arm warned on Tuesday in a call to action on World Food Day. "You’ve got a nightmare, the perfect storm heading your way," David Beasley, World Food Programme (WFP) chief, said in a speech in Rome, where the United Nations’