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December 16, 2018 12:00 AM Operation after Karachi Central Jail links found with outside world

KARACHI: A search operation was conducted on Saturday at the Karachi Central Jail after the authorities came to knew about the links of some inmates with the outside world. Juvenile prison and Ghousia Colony — a neighborhood adjacent to the jail — were also thoroughly searched on a tipoff to thwart any terrorist activity from taking place in the city, local

December 16, 2018 12:00 AM Punjab set priorities after reviewing resources: Buzdar

LAHORE: Punjab Chief Minister Sardar Usman Buzdar has said the Punjab government has set its priorities after a detailed review of resources and circumstances of the province. He was speaking at a seven-hour long marathon meeting held here on Saturday to review the progress of the 100-day agenda of the provincial government. Ministers and secretaries

December 15, 2018 7:54 PM Special cabinet meeting reviews performance of 10 ministries

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan Saturday chaired a special meeting of the federal cabinet wherein the performance of 10 different ministries and departments during the previous 100 days was reviewed. The cabinet meeting also examined the future plans of the ministries on agenda, a PM Office statement said. Among the ministries on agenda included 1

December 15, 2018 12:00 AM SC forms body to resolve acute water shortage in Balochistan

ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court Friday constituted a two-member commission for resolving the acute shortage of drinking water in Bhagnari area of Bolan in Balochistan and directed the commission to formulate recommendations for overcoming shortage of drinking water there. A three-member bench of the apex court headed by Chief Justice Mian Saqib Nisar resumed

December 15, 2018 12:00 AM State-run TV, radio to be reformed: Fawad

ISLAMABAD: Minister for Information and Broadcasting Chaudhry Fawad Hussain here on Friday said state-run television and radio would be reformed, brought under single administrative umbrella and would be taken out of financial deficit under a comprehensive plan. Speaking during question hour in the National Assembly, he said state-run TV and Radio would

December 12, 2018 12:00 AM Four cops killed in IHK

HELD SRINAGAR: Suspected Mujahideen attacked a police post in Indian-Held Kashmir on Tuesday killing four officers, police said, two days after soldiers killed two teenagers in the restive territory. The assailants mounted a surprise attack in Zainpora village of southern Kashmir valley and stole four rifles. They killed three police officers instantly 1

December 12, 2018 12:00 AM Appointment of KPEZDMC chief executive challenged in PHC

PESHAWAR: Appointment of Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and members of the Board of Directors of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Economic Zones Development and Management Company (KPEZDMC) were on Tuesday challenged in the Peshawar High Court (PHC). Ali Gohar Durrani, a lawyer, filed a writ petition in the high court. He sought an order to declare the appointment 1

December 11, 2018 12:00 AM Overseas Pakistanis deeply concerned over action against Bahria Town

PARIS: Pakistanis living in different European countries have expressed grave concern over the action against the residential scheme of Bahria Town in Pakistan. Several overseas Pakistanis said while talking to The News that they purchased plots in Bahria Town with money earned after hard work of their whole life in foreign countries. They said some overseas

December 11, 2018 12:00 AM Israel becomes member of watchdog on money laundering

OCCUPIED-AL-QUDS: Israel on Monday became a full member of the global financial watchdog on money laundering and terror financing, officials said, after having previously been blacklisted by the organisation. Justice Minister Ayelet Shaked said that membership of the Paris-based Financial Action Task Force (FATF) would make Israel part of the group of countries

December 11, 2018 12:00 AM Snap vote: Armenian PM’s bloc wins polls

YEREVAN: Armenia’s acting Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan has won a landslide victory in snap parliamentary elections, results showed on Monday, cementing his authority months after he swept to power in a peaceful revolution. Pashinyan, a 43-year-old former journalist, has pledged to root out endemic corruption and address widespread poverty in the impoverished