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December 13, 2018 10:46 PM Pakistan to host Asia Cup 2020

DHAKA: Pakistan will host the 2020 Asia Cup or the first time in over a decade, the decision was made during the ACC Executive board meeting in Dhaka. As per details, Asian Cricket Council (ACC) has given the hosting right of next Asia Cup to Pakistan , ACC President Nazmul Hassan announced on Thursday. "The next Asia Cup, would be palayed in 2020, will be hosted

December 13, 2018 5:21 PM BBC says omission of Kulbhushan remark from Asad Umar interview 'not an act of censorship'

After criticism from Pakistani Twitterati, the BBC on Thursday stated that the omission of Indian spy Kulbhushan Jadhav's mention from its interview with Finance Minister Asad Umar was "not an act of censorship" and that it was edited out because the programme was too long to be broadcast on TV. In an interview to BBC’s Stephen Sackur for the well-known

December 12, 2018 12:00 AM 27,000 trees planted in Multan parks, green belts

MULTAN: Parks and Horticulture Authority Tuesday completed plantation of 27,000 trees in parks and green belts in Multan while the drive continues to install more plants. Addressing a ceremony at Qila Qasim Bagh, PHA Director General Ali Akbar Bhatti said more saplings would planted. He said all stakeholders and civil society was collaborating with the PHA in the current 1

December 12, 2018 12:00 AM Work on policy about Afghan refugees in process

PESHAWAR: A spokesman of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government Ajmal Khan Wazir Tuesday said as per the directives of Prime Minister Imran Khan work on a comprehensive policy about Afghan refugees was under process. There is no sanction on movement of Afghan refugees in Pakistan, however the criminals’ elements would be dealt with iron hands, he said while addressing 1

December 11, 2018 12:00 AM Kashmiris free 200 doves to send message of peace to world

ISLAMABAD: International Kashmir Lobby Group (Youth Forum for Kashmir-YKF) sets free 200 doves to send a message of peace to the world on World Human Rights Day at Fatimah Jinnah Park, Islamabad on Monday. A number of renowned people joined YFK activists including politicians, media persons, human rights defenders, volunteers & civil society members

December 9, 2018 12:00 AM FFF announce profit for fifth straight year

PARIS: The French Football Federation (FFF) announced on Saturday a fifth successive year of profit with their accounts up by 821,000 euros ($935,000) for the season 2017-2018. Their annual financial report, which concluded on June 30, showed a 9,000 euros ($10,2000) increase compared to the previous year. The association’s yearly income grew from 236.45m euros

December 8, 2018 3:43 PM Brig. Abid Hameed: A loss for HRCP and human rights

Lahore: The Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP) deeply grieves the loss of Brigadier (Retd) Rao Abid Hameed, who passed away in Lahore on Friday. In a statement issued today, HRCP has said: ‘The late brigadier was a committed human rights activist and remained a member of HRCP’s general body for over 25 years. In keeping with the Commission’s 1

December 4, 2018 12:00 AM Pakistan Refinery transfers Shell’s 29pc stake to PSO

KARACHI: Pakistan Refinery Limited (PRL) on Monday announced the transfer of around 29 percent of its shares held by British Shell to Pakistan State Oil (PSO), more than doubling the total shareholding of the leading state-owned oil marketing firm in the refinery. Total 84 million class-B shares of Shell Petroleum Company Limited, United Kingdom in Pakistan 2

December 3, 2018 1:56 AM Struggle for rights to continue, says Achakzai

QUETTA: Pakhtunkhwa Milli Awami Party (PkMAP) chairman Meh­mood Khan Achakzai has said that his party will continue its peaceful struggle for protection of people’s constitutional and dem­­­ocratic rights. Speaking at a public meeting held here on Sunday to commemorate the 45th death anniversary of Khan Abdul Samad Khan Achakzai, he said: “This is our country 6

December 1, 2018 12:00 AM Suu Kyi to be stripped of freedom award

Paris city will strip Aung San Suu Kyi of her honourary freedom award of the French capital over her failure to speak out against a crackdown on Myanmar’s Rohingya Muslims, a mayor’s spokeswoman said on Friday. Mayor Anne Hidalgo decided to revoke the honour because of the "multiple violations of human rights recorded in Myanmar and the violence and persecution 1