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July 23, 2018 1:21 PM President asks caretaker PM to ensure timely treatment of Nawaz Sharif

ISLAMABAD: President Mamnoon Hussain has directed caretaker Prime Minister Justice (retd) Nasirul Mulk to extend timely treatment to former prime minister Nawaz Sharif. The president telephoned the caretaker premier and urged, "Nawaz should be provided with all medical facilities." The president expressed concern over the former premier's health, who is presently 129

July 22, 2018 1:58 PM HRCP slams attacks on Jibran Nasir

Lahore: The Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP) said it was gravely concerned at the escalating threat to independent candidate Jibran Nasir in Karachi. Nasir and his supporters – who have been canvassing on rights-based issues such as access to water, housing and education – have been targeted consistently by right-wing elements, especially over the last week. ‘No member 13

July 22, 2018 12:00 AM Elahi blames Nawaz for dried rivers

LAHORE: Pakistan Muslim League-Q senior central leader Chaudhry Pervaiz Elahi has said the country's rivers are now dry due to the foreign policy of Nawaz Sharif in his tenure while Shahbaz Sharif in Punjab forced the people to drink contaminated water, so both brothers jointly have made the people suffer from diseases. Addressing a joint public meeting 4

July 21, 2018 12:56 PM US: Nine family members among 17 dead in 'duck boat' tragedy

CHICAGO: Nine members of one family were among 17 people killed when a US tourist boat capsized during a sudden storm on a Missouri lake, relatives told US media on Friday, with accusations they were told there´d be no need for life jackets. The accident occurred Thursday night in full view of witnesses, at least one of whom captured video of the amphibious 4

July 21, 2018 12:00 AM Tax abolition on cotton import urged

KARACHI: Opposing customs duty and other levies on import of raw cotton, the Karachi Cotton Association on Friday said the country needed at least four million bales due to the shortage of the commodity. KCA Secretary Aftab Alam expressed concerns over the decision of the government to impose three percent customs duty, two percent additional customs 5

July 20, 2018 10:24 PM PTI will reform institutions, work for conservation of water: Imran Khan

BAHAWALPUR: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan has said that his party would reform the institutions to ensure accountability, work for conservation of water and build Bhasha Dam besides empowering the farmers if its comes to power. Addressing election campaign rally in Bahawalpur, Imran Khan said “One who cannot reform the institution 9

July 19, 2018 8:27 PM Raza Haroon concerned over security of election candidates

KARACHI: Pak Sarzameen Party (PSP) senior leader Raza Haroon has expressed concerns over security arrangements for election candidates by caretaker government. Talking to media at Pakistan House Thursday, Raza Haroon said candidates are bombarded with new directions on daily basis. PSP leader explained that how most of the candidates drain out their 4

July 18, 2018 12:00 AM Women get quay cranes operating licence

KARACHI: Hutchison Ports Pakistan, the country’s first and only deep-water container terminal, has passed a milestone by licensing the country’s first women management engineering trainees to operate remote-controlled ship to shore (STS) gantry cranes. Breaking new ground in a male-dominated field, management engineer trainees Faryal Anwar, 24, and Umama 1

July 16, 2018 12:00 AM Car crash victim Degenkolb wins 9th stage of Tour de France

PARIS: John Degenkolb won the Arras-Roubaix ninth stage of the Tour de France on Sunday ahead of Greg Van Avermaet as dozens of falls and multiple withdrawals made for a slapstick spectacle amidst clouds of dust. The win marks a return to form for the German, a former winner of Paris-Roubaix, who was knocked down by a car in Mallorca two years ago. Van Avermaet 3

July 16, 2018 12:00 AM GDA-MMA announce electoral alliance for Khairpur

SUKKUR: The seat adjustment between Grand Democratic Alliance and Muttahida Majalis-e- Amal (MMA) was concluded following negotiations between GDA Sindh President Syed Sadruddin Shah Rashdi and JUI-F Sindh President Allama Rashid Khalid Mahamood Soomro. The JUI-F candidate Moulana Mir Muhammed Merik from NA-208 is withdrawing in favour of GDA candidate 2