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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 11, 2019 12:00 AM Turkey vows to launch Syria offensive

ISTANBUL: Turkey will launch an offensive against Syrian Kurdish forces if the United States delays the withdrawal of its troops from the war-torn country, the foreign minister said on Thursday. "If the (pullout) is put off with ridiculous excuses like Turks are massacring Kurds, which do not reflect the reality, we will implement this decision," Mevlut 1

December 26, 2018 12:00 AM Seal ice cream company units: CJP

LAHORE: The Supreme Court of Pakistan on Tuesday directed the Punjab Food Authority to seal all ice cream production units of the Gourmet bakery across Punjab. A two-judge SC bench was hearing an application filed by the Director General Punjab Food Authority (PFA) at the apex court's Lahore registry. Chief Justice Mian Saqib Nisar issued the order after 3

December 25, 2018 7:25 AM Five quotes of Pakistan's founding father Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah

1-There is no power on earth that can undo Pakistan. (Speech at a Mammoth Rally at the University Stadium, Lahore on 30th October. 1947.) 2-You are free; you are free to go to your temples. You are free to go to your mosques or to any other places of worship in this State of Pakistan. You may belong to any religion, caste or creed --that has nothing 20

December 16, 2018 12:00 AM Newly-elected PFF denied charge without SC order

KARACHI: FIFA-recognised Pakistan Football Federation (PFF) on Saturday did not give charge to the newly-elected body being headed by Syed Ashfaq Hussain Shah, telling it that it will do so after getting a proper order from the Supreme Court. Three senior persons of the newly-elected PFF including vice-president Sardar Naveed Haider, Mian Rizwan and secretary 9

December 11, 2018 12:00 AM Trump claims ‘hush payments’ were legal

US President Donald Trump on Monday claimed hush payments to alleged former lovers before the 2016 presidential election were legal, pointing to a "simple private transaction". Federal prosecutors in New York on Friday urged "substantial" jail time for his former lawyer Michael Cohen who pleaded guilty in August to bank fraud and campaign finance violations 5

December 6, 2018 5:39 AM Malala Yousafzai to receive Harvard award for activism

Nobel Prize laureate Malala Yousafzai is being honoured by Harvard University for her work promoting girls' education. Harvard's Kennedy School says Yousafzai will be awarded the 2018 Gleitsman Award at a ceremony on Thursday. Yousafzai became the youngest person to win the Nobel Peace Prize in 2014 when she was recognised for her global work supporting 7

December 3, 2018 12:00 AM All about ‘The Donkey King’ — biggest-ever box office hit

The Donkey King, the first-ever animated movie by Geo Films and Talisman Animation Studios, was released countrywide on October 13. The movie has been produced with utmost expertise for children in Pakistan and those blessed with a childlike heart. It has proved to be great entertaining flick for people of all age groups. Earlier, it was an impression 20 1

November 14, 2018 12:00 AM From bad to hilarious governance

ISLAMABAD: Two officers, who were transferred four and five times in 15 days by the Punjab government, have received fresh orders regarding their postings only two days after The News highlighted their cases. Three days after the two officers were given a marching order as reflected in The News story -- “Governance in disarray in Punjab”-- appeared on Sunday 4

November 9, 2018 12:00 AM Export industry in tatters as PTI govt takes big U-turn

ISLAMABAD: The government has taken a big U-turn as it has betrayed the export industry by refusing to provide the RLNG of 189 mmcfd to export industry at subsidized rate of $6.51 per MMBTU putting the industry in tatters. Increasing the exports of the country by bringing down the cost of doing business was the corner of the economic policies of the incumbent 4