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April 18, 2018 7:07 AM Promising to return, Nawaz and Maryam leave for London

Former prime minister Nawaz Sharif and his daughter Maryam Nawaz on Wednesday left for London where Sharif's wife Kulsoom Nawaz is undergoing treatment for lymphoma. The father-daughter duo, who are currently facing accountability hearings, left for London on a Qatar Airlines flight around 9:30am and are scheduled to return on April 22. However, in a tweet 1

April 18, 2018 12:00 AM Pakistan to tee off first Asian Tour golf in 11 years

KARACHI: Pakistan will host its first golf tournament with the Asian Tour in 11 years, organisers announced Tuesday, as international sports gradually returns to a terror-hit country where security has improved. The Chief of Naval Staff Open Golf Championship is set to tee off from July 24 to 27 in Karachi, attracting a talented cast of Asian Tour stars

April 15, 2018 12:00 AM Hashish worth Rs1b confiscated from boat

KARACHI: The Pakistan Maritime Security Agency (PMSA) recovered a huge cache of hashish from a boat the previous night, a spokesman for the agency announced on Saturday. The PMSA spokesman said officials of the agency and the Pakistan Navy had deployed their ships and fast response boats in the western maritime region. He said a PMSA ship intercepted

April 15, 2018 12:00 AM The IPL juggernaut is back

The 11th edition of Indian Premier League (IPL) has rolled into action. Mumbai Indians are the defending champions, who won IPL-10 by beating Rising Pune Supergiants by one run in the final last year. IPL Auctions 2018 were the biggest auction in the history. A total of 578 players were finalised by the IPL. Top Indian stars Mahendra Singh Dhoni, Virat 1

April 14, 2018 12:00 AM Trump, Abe to focus on N Korea in talks

WASHINGTON: US President Donald Trump and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe will focus heavily on the challenge posed by North Korea´s nuclear arms program when they meet next week in Florida, a senior Trump administration official said on Friday. The Trump-Abe summit at Trump´s Mar-a-Lago retreat in Palm Beach comes as US officials are working to set up a summit

April 13, 2018 12:00 AM FBR selects 44,000 cases for three major taxes

ISLAMABAD: After excluding salaried class dependent upon sole income from audit exercise, the Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) on Thursday selected around 44,000 cases for all three major taxes through computer balloting on the basis of certain parameters. The government is also considering to amend Section 214D (automatic selection for audit) of the Income 1

April 7, 2018 12:27 PM Pakistan may hold a full cricket series by 2020, says Sethi

Pakistan Cricket Board Chairman Najam Sethi hope the country can host a full series by 2020, after a successful tour by the West Indies sparked hopes of an international revival. The three-match series against the World Twenty20 champions, staged in the once militancy-wracked port city of Karachi, was accompanied by a wave of optimism, with enthusiastic 2

April 7, 2018 12:00 AM Student killed, 10 injured in separate incidents in KP

PESHAWAR: The police during a successful action with the help of bomb disposal unit here Friday averted a sabotage attempt and defused an explosive device planted in fields. The action was carried out by Nusri Bharat police on information about presence of suspicious object in the fields. The police along with bomb disposal unit rushed to the scene and recovered 3

April 6, 2018 12:00 AM Two seminary students drown, 11 rescued in Charsadda

CHARSADDA: Two seminary students drowned and 11 others were rescued on Thursday as a boat capsized in Kabul River here at the Sardaryab picnic spot. The students of Madrassa Al-Sayedia had come to enjoy boating in the Kabul River at Sardaryab but their boat capsized due to strong currents in the river. The locals and officials of the Rescue 1122 rushed 4

April 5, 2018 12:00 AM Pakistan invites England cricket team after 13 years

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan’s interior minister has invited the England cricket team to tour the country for the first time since 2005, after a successful visit by the West Indies amid improved security boosted hopes of an international revival. A visit by a major Test-playing nation such as England would be hugely significant, in terms of both cricket as well as Pakistan’s 6