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January 14, 2019 12:00 AM Pakistan to send 92 athletes to Special Olympics

KARACHI: A total of 92 athletes, 55 male and 37 female, will represent Pakistan in Special Olympics Summer World Games 2019 to be held in Abu Dhabi from March 8-21. This contingent of Special Olympics Pakistan (SOP) will be participating in 10 sports. They will be accompanied by 27 coaches. Out of 24 sports disciplines, Pakistani players will take part in athletics 2

January 14, 2019 12:00 AM Iran summons Polish diplomat to protest US summit

TEHRAN: Iran's foreign ministry summoned Poland's top diplomat in the country to protest its decision to host what it called an "anti-Iranian" summit, a spokesman said Sunday. Poland's charge d'affaires was summoned to "protest the anti-Iranian so-called peace and security conference," said foreign ministry spokesman Bahram Ghasemi on his Telegram channel 2

January 14, 2019 12:00 AM Iran summons Polish envoy to protest US summit

TEHRAN: Iran’s foreign ministry summoned Poland’s top diplomat in the country to protest its decision to host what it called an “anti-Iranian” summit, a spokesman said Sunday. Poland’s charge d’affaires was summoned to “protest the anti-Iranian so-called peace and security conference,” said foreign ministry spokesman Bahram Ghasemi on his Telegram channel 2

January 4, 2019 12:00 AM FIA slammed for raiding SECP HQ

ISLAMABAD: The Chairman of Securities and Exchange Commission of Pakistan (SECP) policy board Khalid Mirza has lambasted Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) for raiding the commission office calling it a criminal act. The agency officials had raided SECP headquarters last week and seized record. The FIA team acted after the Joint Investigation Team (JIT) 1

January 3, 2019 12:00 AM Mountaineers scale 13,500 feet peak in Hazara

MANSEHRA: A team of mountaineers from across the country have conquered the 13,500 feet Ladai peak in Allai area in upper parts of the Hazara division. This is our second summit in upper parts of Hazara as we started out the journey from high mountains in Shinkiari and scaled Ladai peak within five days, Yaseen Rasheed, the group leader, told reporters 1

December 31, 2018 12:00 AM Omni shifted Rs27 bn from Dubai to other locations

LONDON/ISLAMABAD: A Dubai-based private company owned by Omni Group Chairman Anwar Majeed’s family made transactions worth around Rs27 billion from Dubai to various jurisdictions including around 20 payments of nearly £1 million into the account of the son of former High Commissioner to Britain, according to the Joint Investigation Team (JIT) report 1

December 31, 2018 12:00 AM Kim vows more summits with South Korea

SEOUL: North Korean leader Kim Jong Un vowed to meet the South’s President Moon Jae-in "frequently" next year to discuss denuclearisation of the peninsula in a rare letter sent to Seoul, Moon’s office said on Sunday. The leader of the isolated North met with Moon three times this year -- twice at the border truce village of Panmunjom and once in the North’s 1

December 31, 2018 12:00 AM Anas wins U13 title at Scottish Junior Open

KARACHI: Pakistan’s Syed Anas Ali on Sunday clinched the under-13 title at the Scottish Junior Open in Edinburgh, Scotland. Top seed Anas beat 3/4 seed Egypt’s Youssef Sarhan 11-3, 11-9, 11-8 to win the title. Meanwhile, Haris Qasim and Ashab Irfan reached the finals of their respective age categories. In the under-17 semi-final, Haris defeated England’s 3

December 30, 2018 12:00 AM Russia, Turkey agree to coordinate on Syria after US pullout

MOSCOW: Russia and Turkey on Saturday agreed to coordinate ground operations in Syria after last week’s shock announcement of a US military withdrawal, Moscow’s top diplomat said. "Of course we paid special attention to new circumstances which appeared in connection with the announced US military pullout," Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said after 2

December 27, 2018 12:00 AM Possible VIP prisoners’ arrival Adiala Jail’s B class rooms got vacated

KARACHI: Adiala Jail officials have got vacated rooms of B class from the prisoners due to possible arrival of VIP prisoners. According to the sources, the prisoners, who were formally given B class rooms, were sent to barracks on 15-minute notice. The sources said that the jail officials have taken this step due to possible arrival of VIP prisoners 6