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August 16, 2017 7:31 PM Azadi Train to depart for Multan tomorrow

LAHORE: The Pakistan Railways special Azadi Train will depart for Multan after two-day stay at Lahore Railway Station. Officer Incharge Azadi Train Iftikhar Hussain told APP that train would stay for one to two hours at various railway stations including Raiwind, Okara, Sahiwal and Chichawatni, adding later the Azadi Train would reach Multan. He said after 1

August 16, 2017 2:07 AM PML-N mulls over options for new party chief

LAHORE: Leaders of the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) have been unable to arrive at a decision over who would replace former prime minister Nawaz Sharif as the party chief in accordance with a notice from the top electoral watchdog following Mr Sharif’s disqualification from office. At a consultative meeting on Tuesday, chaired by Mr Sharif at his Raiwind 1

August 16, 2017 1:38 AM Cabinet meeting called on by PM today

Prime Minister Khaqan Abbasi called on a cabinet meeting today to discuss the security situation of the country and the ongoing projects. According to the sources, PM will give approval for ad-hoc relief of federal and state ministers. He will also increase the basic salaries of the Cabinet chairperson, deputy chairperson of the Senate, parliamentary 1

August 15, 2017 11:54 PM Country needs one mega dam every decade: Wapda

LAHORE - Pakistan Water and Power Development Authority (Wapda) Chairman Lt Gen (R) Muzammil Hussain on Tuesday visited Nai Gaj and Darawat dams located in districts Dadu and Jamshoro of Sindh. During a briefing after the visit, the chairman said that Wapda is committed for optimal development of water resources in Pakistan in view of rapid surge in water 3

August 15, 2017 9:38 AM Pakistan reiterates its support to China's stance on Tibet, South China Sea

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan has reiterated its support for the China regarding the issues of South China Sea and Tibet. President Mamnoon Hussain expressed concern over the reported Indian incursions into the Chinese territory and said that Pakistan fully supports the stance of China on the issue. "The president, while talking to Chinese Vice Premier Wang Yang at the President

August 15, 2017 5:38 AM Top recruit Marvin Bagley III picks Duke and intends to play in 2017

Marvin Bagley III was seen as 2018’s No. 1 college recruit. Now he may become the NBA’s No. 1 pick in 2018 — after spending a year at Duke. In an announcement that aired late Monday on ESPN, Bagley picked the Blue Devils, more than adding to the treasure trove of talent heading to Durham, N.C., this fall. Bagley, a 6-foot-11 Arizona native who played 1

August 15, 2017 2:02 AM Nawaz plans mass contact drive outside Punjab

LAHORE: Former prime minister Nawaz Sharif is planning to reach out to the party workers and office-bearers as a part of his mass contact drive in the provinces other than Punjab. He is likely to choose Khyber Pakhtunkhwa as the first province for the purpose where his arch rival Imran Khan’s Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) leads a coalition government 1

August 14, 2017 10:27 AM Pak-China relationship attained new heights after CPEC: PM Abbasi

Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi on Monday affirmed Pakistan-China relationship to have attained new heights after CPEC initiative, Radio Pakistan reported. In a meeting with Chinese Vice-Premier Wang Yang in Islamabad, Abbasi stressed the relationship between the two countries was time-tested, adding that “Pakistan and China are all weather friends 2

August 14, 2017 6:09 AM President, Prime Minister urge people to unite in Independence day messages

ISLAMABAD: President Mamnoon Hussain stressed on Monday that the people need to shun their differences and come together to secure the country’s future. He was addressing the main flag hoisting ceremony being held at Convention Centre, Islamabad. Hussain prayed for the country’s welfare and thanked the Chinese guests for attending the ceremony. “This [presence]

August 14, 2017 6:02 AM Sri Lanka team to tour Pakistan in September in first visit since 2009 attack

Sri Lanka's cricket board has approved a tour to Pakistan, eight years after a deadly militant attack on the team brought top international games in the country to a standstill, officials said on Monday. Sri Lanka Cricket chief Thilanga Sumathipala said that after a security assessment, the team had been cleared to play three Twenty20 internationals