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March 20, 2018 12:00 AM LCCI urges PSQCA to stop raids

LAHORE: The Lahore Chamber of Commerce and Industry (LCCI) has demanded the Pakistan Standard and Quality Control Authority (PSQCA) to stop crackdown against cosmetics and food sector, as government should aim at standardisation registration, but not at a cost to business commodity, a statement said on Monday. LCCI acting president Khawaja Khawar Rashid

March 18, 2018 12:30 PM Pakistan NSA, Afghan Chief Executive discuss peace offer to Taliban in Kabul meeting

KABUL: National Security Adviser Nasser Januja on Saturday called on Afghanistan's Chief Executive Abdullah Abdullah during his one-day visit to Kabul. He under took the visit on the invitation from his Afghan counterpart Haneef Atmar. According to details of the meeting posted on Dr Abdullah's official Twitter account, Nasser Janjua and the Afghan Chief

March 18, 2018 12:54 AM Naval Chief Admiral Abbasi calls on Western Fleet Commander of Royal Saudi Naval Forces

ISLAMABAD: Chief of the Naval Staff, Admiral Zafar Mahmood Abbasi, is on an official visit to Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA). During the visit, the Naval Chief called on Western Fleet Commander of Royal Saudi Naval Forces, Rear Admiral Hamed Bakheet Al Johani and also visited RSNF Ship and establishments. During the meeting with Western Fleet Commander 1

March 18, 2018 12:00 AM ‘FIFA mission to visit Pakistan on March 23’

KARACHI: A FIFA mission will arrive in Lahore on March 23 to assess the situation days after it restored Pakistan’s membership. An insider told ‘The News’ that Pakistan Football Federation’s (PFF) president Faisal Saleh Hayat revealed this at a press briefing in Lahore on Saturday. “Faisal said in a press conference today that FIFA mission is coming 1

March 16, 2018 7:08 PM Murad approves distribution of free of cost wheat in Thar

KARACHI: Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah has approved distribution of free of cost wheat among the poverty-stricken people of Thar. The chief minister had constituted a committee under Local Government Minister Jam Khan Shoro to visit Thar to assess overall situation whether there was still need of distribution of wheat among the people or not. Mr Shoro

March 14, 2018 12:00 AM Bomb targets Rami’s convoy in Gaza visit

GAZA CITY, Palestinian Territories: A bomb blast targeted Palestinian prime minister Rami Hamdallah’s convoy during a rare visit to the Gaza Strip on Tuesday, leaving him unhurt but provoking outrage over what officials called an assassination attempt. The attack is likely to further increase tensions between Hamas -- which denied any involvement -- and president 6

March 14, 2018 12:00 AM ‘King Abdulaziz Medal of Excellence’ conferred on naval chief

ISLAMABAD: Chief of the Naval Staff (CNS) Admiral Zafar Mahmood Abbasi, who is on an official visit to Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA), has been conferred with “King Abdulaziz Medal of Excellence” by Chief of General Staff Royal Saudi Armed Forces at Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. The Chief of the Naval Staff called on Chief of General Staff Royal Saudi Armed Forces 6

March 13, 2018 2:06 AM New Islamabad airport to be functional by end of April: PM's adviser

RAWALPINDI: The new Islamabad airport will be functional by the end of April, Adviser to the Prime Minister on Aviation Sardar Mehtab Abbasi told airport officials during a visit on Monday. Mr Abbasi was briefed on operational preparedness and facilities for passengers. Officials from the Aviation Division, the Civil Aviation Authority, the Airport Security 7

March 13, 2018 12:33 AM London artist creates mural to honour his 'inspiration' Edhi

LONDON: Abdul Sattar Edhi, the man who dedicated his life to providing social services to those in need, continues to be an example to people across the world even after his death. Moved by Edhi’s efforts towards humanity, a London-based artist has paid homage to the late philanthropist. Artist and social worker Daniel Swan drew a mural of Edhi at Trafalgar 15

March 13, 2018 12:00 AM UN official speaks of Kashmir crisis urgency

ISLAMABAD: Conversation between a top UN official and a top Kashmiri leader played out in front of more than 500 representatives of major international human rights organisations, where the top UN official issued his latest statement on the urgency of the crisis in Kashmir. The unprecedented conversation occurred at the UN Headquarters in Geneva when Zeid Ra’ad 7