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January 15, 2019 1:44 AM NAB gets transit remand of Saad for Islamabad meeting

LAHORE: An accountability court on Monday granted the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) a three-day transit remand of former Railways Minister Khwaja Saad Rafique for his attendance in a meeting of the law and justice commission in Islamabad. The NAB special prosecutor filed an application before the court, pleading that being member of a parliamentary

January 15, 2019 12:00 AM Brazil minister blasts supermodel, invites her to be environment envoy

BRASILIA: Brazil’s agriculture minister on Monday criticized supermodel Gisele Bundchen for saying Brazil is a deforester and said she will invite the supermodel to be an ambassador for the country’s efforts to supply the world with food while preserving nature. Minister Tereza Cristina Dias said on Twitter that Bundchen would receive the invitation

January 14, 2019 12:00 AM White House asked for options to strike Iran

WASHINGTON: The White House’s national security team last fall asked the Pentagon to provide it with options for striking Iran after a group of militants aligned with Tehran fired mortars into an area in Baghdad that is home to the US embassy, the Wall Street Journal reported Sunday. The Pentagon complied with the request, but it was not known whether 2

January 10, 2019 12:08 PM PTI lawmaker vows to approach SC to seek Zardari's disqualification

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf’s (PTI) leader Khurram Sher Zaman on Thursday retracted a petition filed before the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) seeking disqualification of Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) Co-chairman Asif Ali Zardari. During the hearing in the commission, the PTI MPA told the commission that he had found new evidence against 4

January 5, 2019 5:10 PM Country handed over to incompetent people: Saad Rafique

LAHORE: PML-N leader Khawaja Saad Rafique on Saturday claimed that people who brought Prime Minister Imran Khan into power were now regretting their decision. "The country has been handed over to incompetent people," Rafique told media persons outside the accountability court. "The Imran government has pushed the country towards a crisis," he said while 1

January 2, 2019 12:25 PM Retired Major Geoffrey Langlands passes away at the age of 101 in Lahore

Retired Major Geoffrey Langlands — revered in Pakistan and abroad for his services in the education sector — passed away in Lahore at the age of 101 years. Among Langlands' students were Prime Minister Imran Khan, Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi and other high-profile personalities. The premier in a tweet said he was saddened to learn of Langlands'

December 30, 2018 12:00 AM Chinese companies offer subsidies on Huawei phones in show of support

Shanghai: Chinese firms are encouraging staff to buy Huawei smartphones following Canada´s arrest of a top Huawei executive on a US extradition request, which has triggered an outpouring of nationalist support. Several companies are offering employees subsidies for Huawei phone purchases, while others have even warned staff against buying Apple products 2

December 27, 2018 12:00 AM WASA Pindi releases Rs35m pending dues to Iesco

Rawalpindi: Water and Sanitation Agency (WASA) Wednesday releases first instalment of Rs35 million for the payment of pending dues. WASA Chairman Arif Ali Abbasi while talking to APP informed that his department was the defaulter of Islamabad Electric Supply Company (Iesco), on a special request 10 days were accorded to clear the pending dues, now Rs35 million 5

December 25, 2018 3:59 AM Nawaz to be shifted to Lahore jail today

Former prime minister Nawaz Sharif, who was on Monday taken into custody by police following an accountability court judgement, will be shifted to Lahore's Kot Lakhpat jail amid tight security on Monday (today) evening. Sharif, who is currently being held at Rawalpindi's Adiala jail, will be flown to Lahore in a Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) 19

December 23, 2018 12:00 AM Canadian judge refuses to ease former Gitmo detainee’s bail

OTTAWA: A Canadian judge on Saturday denied former Guantanamo detainee Omar Khadr’s request to ease his bail conditions while he appeals US war crimes convictions. Justice June Ross said the current restrictions on his travel and communications with an older sister who has spoken openly in support of al-Qaeda are reasonable, according to Canadian media 6