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December 9, 2018 12:00 AM Greenshirts boosted as Ammad Butt’s ban rescinded

KARACHI: Pakistan got a major boost ahead of their crucial match of the hockey World Cup against the Netherlands on Sunday (today) when the FIH lifted the one-match ban on vice-captain Shakeel Ammad Butt. Pakistan had appealed against the ban after striker Butt was suspended for running into Malaysia’s Faizal Saari during their group stage match on Wednesday

October 22, 2018 1:10 PM NAB challenges IHC’s verdict to suspend Avenfield sentences

ISLAMABAD: The National Accountability Bureau has challenged Islamabad High Court decision to suspend sentences of Nawaz Sharif, Maryam Nawaz and Capt (retd.) Safdar in the Avenfield reference. The high court had suspended lengthy jail terms given to former prime minister, his daughter and his son-in-law and ordered their release. In his plea, the anti-corruption 6

October 8, 2018 7:37 AM 'US should demand answers from Saudi Arabia about disappearance, alleged killing of journalist'

The United States should "demand answers" from Saudi Arabia about the disappearance and alleged killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, The Washington Post said late Sunday — and punish the kingdom if cooperation is lacking. Khashoggi, a contributor to the Post who has been critical of Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, vanished after an appointment 14 1

September 19, 2018 11:27 AM What happens next after IHC orders Nawaz Sharif's release?

The Islamabad High Court on Wednesday suspended jail terms handed down to Nawaz Sharif, Maryam Nawaz and Captain (retd) Muhammad Safdar. The applicants have been asked to submit suerty bonds of Rs5 00,000 each before they are released from Adiala Jail. The decision to suspend the Accountability Court decision in Avenfield Reference against the Sharif 10

September 15, 2018 10:13 AM NAB moves SC to stop IHC from hearing Sharif family petition for suspension of Avenfield verdict

The National Accountability Bureau (NAB) on Saturday knocked on the Supreme Court's door in an effort to keep the Islamabad High Court (IHC) from ruling on an application from the Nawaz family seeking the suspension of the Avenfield verdict. Nawaz Sharif, his daughter Maryam Nawaz and son-in-law retired Captain Mohammad Safdar had moved the IHC to suspend 3

September 14, 2018 12:00 AM Decision to halt Pak military aid not taken lightly: US NSA

WASHINGTON: US National Security Adviser (NSA) John Bolton has said that the Trump administration’s decision to suspend military assistance to Pakistan was not taken lightly. In an apparent address to a local think tank, the Federalist Society for Law and Public Policy Studies, Bolton had said that the decision was taken before he joined the administration 4

September 13, 2018 2:03 AM Suspending aid to N-state not done lightly: US

WASHINGTON: US National Security Adviser John Bolton said that the decision to suspend military aid to Pakistan was not taken lightly as the Trump administration was fully aware of the consequences of taking such an action against a nuclear weapons state. In his address to a Washington think-tank — the Federalist Society for Law and Public Policy Studies 2

August 30, 2018 12:18 PM No decision to expel Dutch envoy over sacrilegious sketches: Pakistan

ISLAMABAD: The Foreign Office on Thursday said no decision had been taken so far on expelling the Dutch ambassador over the issue of blasphemous sketches contest. Foreign Office Spokesman Muhammad Faisal at a weekly press briefing said Pakistan had taken serious note to the nefarious plan of the Dutch parliamentarian on holding a blasphemous caricature 2

July 18, 2018 12:00 AM Egypt targets social media with new law

CAIRO: Egypt’s parliament has passed a law giving the state powers to block social media accounts and penalise journalists held to be publishing fake news. Under the law passed on Monday social media accounts and blogs with more than 5,000 followers on sites such as Twitter and Facebook will be treated as media outlets, which makes them subject to prosecution 6

July 2, 2018 12:00 AM PPP seeks suspension of local bodies in Islamabad

ISLAMABAD: In-charge central elections cell of the Pakistan People's Party (PPP) and former senator Taj Haider has written a letter to Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) Sardar Raza Khan demanding suspension of local bodies functions in Islamabad. Senator Taj Haider in his letter stated that local bodies elections were held in Islamabad in 2015 and alleged 5