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October 19, 2018 6:21 AM Hamza announces PML-N boycott of Punjab Assembly

Leader of the Opposition in the Punjab Assembly Hamza Shahbaz on Friday warned that the PML-N would boycott the assembly unless six suspended MPAs were permitted to participate in sessions. Shahbaz was referring to MPAs Malik Muhammad Waheed (PP-156), Muhammad Ashraf Rasool (PP-137), Muhammad Mirza Javed (PP-172), Tariq Masih Gill (NM-371), Zaib-un-Nisa 1 1

October 19, 2018 12:00 AM Halep out of WTA Finals

SINGAPORE: World number one Simona Halep withdrew from the WTA Finals in Singapore with a back injury on Thursday, bringing her season to a premature end. The French Open champion pulled out of last month’s China Open after just 31 minutes, and withdrew from this week’s Kremlin Cup because of the persistent problem.Halep, 27, said she had hoped to compete

October 18, 2018 12:00 AM Pakistan on top again as Abbas destroys Kangaroos

ABU DHABI: Medium pacer Mohammad Abbas registered a five-wicket haul to steer Pakistan into a dominating position in the second Test against Australia in Abu Dhabi on Wednesday. Abbas finished with five for 33 to bowl out Australia for a paltry 145 to give Pakistan a 137-run lead in the first innings on the second day at Sheikh Zayed Stadium

October 17, 2018 8:52 AM Australia slump to 91-7 after Abbas and Asif strike

Fast-rising Pakistan paceman Mohammad Abbas and spinner Bilal Asif struck twice each to jolt Australia to 91-7 at lunch on the second day of the second Test in Abu Dhabi on Wednesday. Abbas dismissed Shaun Marsh for three runs and Travis Head for 14 to derail Australia after they resumed at 20-2 in reply to Pakistan's 282 all out at Sheikh Zayed Stadium

October 17, 2018 1:57 AM PM meets APNS delegation, vows to clear dues

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan has said his government will extend all-out support to the newspaper industry to enable it to deal with its longstanding problems. At a meeting with a delegation of the All Pakistan Newspapers Society (APNS) on Tuesday, Mr Khan said that dues of the print media would be cleared soon, according to a press release of the PM’s Office

October 17, 2018 12:00 AM Dengue fever outbreak gets intense

Rawalpindi: The dengue fever outbreak that has already hit population in various localities of town is getting more intense as within last one week, well over 100 confirmed cases of the infection have been reported at the three allied hospitals taking the total number of confirmed patients of the infection so far reported at the allied hospitals to over 330. According 1

October 17, 2018 12:00 AM Istanbul thrives as Arab media hub despite Khashoggi anxiety

Istanbul, the buzzing Turkish metropolis where Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi disappeared two weeks ago, has since the Arab Spring become a hub for Arabic-language media despite Turkey’s own reputation for eroding press freedoms. Arabic-language journalists from countries who have found refuge in the city from authoritarian regimes or war say they have been rattled 1

October 17, 2018 12:00 AM Mobile phones not to be blocked after Oct 20, says minister

ISLAMABAD: A delegation of All Pakistan Mobile Union held a meeting with Minister of State for Revenue Hammad Azhar here on Tuesday. During the meeting, Hammad Azhar assured the delegation that the government will not block handsets and also allow them to continue trade in used mobile phones from other countries after law amendment for the particular

October 16, 2018 1:54 AM China endorses Pakistan’s aid request to IMF

ISLAMABAD: China on Monday endorsed Pakis­tan’s request to Interna­tional Monetary Fund (IMF) for financial assistance for addressing its economic challenges, but cautioned that the facility should not affect economic cooperation between Islamabad and Beijing. “As a member of the IMF, China supports the organisation in making an objective evaluation 2 1

October 15, 2018 2:14 PM PM Imran Khan to visit China in first week of November

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan will make a three-day official trip to China in the first week of November. The prime minister is scheduled to meet Chinese president and high-level officials. According to Geo, PM Khan is also expected to hold talks on economic and defence cooperation as well as China-Pakistan Economic Corridor projects. During his three 1