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August 15, 2018 2:03 AM US, Pakistani diplomats share hopes for reviving ties

WASHINGTON: US Secretary of State Michael Pompeo said on Tuesday that the United States wanted to further strengthen its ties with Pakistan while Pakistan’s US envoy hoped that the Trump administration would soon restore the suspended training facility for the Pakistani military personnel. Secretary Pompeo’s Independence Day message went beyond customary

August 14, 2018 2:03 AM Hamza PML-N choice for CM, opposition leader slots

LAHORE: The PML-N parliamentary meeting nominated on Monday its president’s son Hamza Shahbaz for the slots of chief minister and in case of losing the slot, he would be the opposition leader in the Punjab Assembly. The Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf, however, has yet to announce its candidate for the post of chief minister. The meeting was presided over by the Shahbaz

August 13, 2018 1:07 AM PTI insists IMF is a ‘fallback’

ASAD Umar, the man expected to get the most important job of bringing the faltering economy back on its feet in the incoming Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) government, views an International Monetary Fund (IMF) bailout as a “fallback option”. He does not rule out the possibility of knocking at the door of the lender for its dollars to prop up the depleting 2

August 12, 2018 2:09 AM PTI nominates Sheikh for opposition leader in Sindh PA

KARACHI: Pakistan Teh­reek-i-Insaf on Saturday nom­inated Haleem Adil Sheikh as its candidate for leader of the opposition in the Sindh Assembly, who within hours of the anno­uncement won support from party allies Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) and Grand Democratic Alliance. After the party decision, Mr Sheikh met leaders of the MQM and GDA at their 2

August 7, 2018 7:24 AM BHC dismisses plea filed by Hazara MPA-elect in nationality case as non-maintainable

The Balochi­stan High Court on Tuesday dismissed a petition filed by MPA-elect of Hazara Democratic Party (HDP) Ahmed Ali Kohzad, who had challenged the National Database and Registration Authority’s (Nadra) move to block his computerised national identity card. A division bench comprising Justice Naeem Akhtar Afghan and Justice Abdullah Baloch rejected 4

August 5, 2018 2:27 AM Trump and Erdogan square up for a fight

PRESIDENT Donald Trump may have squabbled with Western European leaders on a trip to Nato headquarters last month and cast the European Union as a “foe” but he displayed plenty of warmth for Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. According to one account, Trump “fist-bumped” his Turkish counterpart when they met in Brussels, praising a leader known 24

August 5, 2018 2:26 AM Erdogan sanctions American officials in retaliatory move

ANKARA: President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Saturday said Turkey would impose sanctions on two US officials in retaliation for a similar move by Washington, hitting back in an unprecedented row between the Nato allies. Turkey’s holding of pastor Andrew Brunson on terror-related charges for almost two years has sparked one of the most intense crises between 5

August 2, 2018 4:35 AM Firebrand PML-N leader Talal Chaudhry disqualified for five years in contempt case

The Supreme Court of Pakistan on Thursday held PML-N leader Talal Chaudhry in contempt of court, and sentenced him till the rising of the court, which renders him disqualified to hold public office for a period of five years, DawnNewsTV reported. During his speech at a PML-N rally in Jarranwala in January 2018, Chaudhry had said: "There was an era when the Kaabah 4

July 23, 2018 12:00 AM Pakistan go down against Chinese Taipei

KARACHI: Pakistan made a disappointing start when they went 1-3 down to Chinese Taipei in their Group E opener of the 19th Asian Men’s Under-20 Volleyball Championship at the Isa Sports City in Riffa, Bahrain, on Sunday. Pakistan’s juniors failed to live up to the billing, allowing their rivals to record an easy win in the 24-team event, which serves 10

July 22, 2018 12:00 AM Israel, Hamas agree to restore calm in Gaza

GAZA: Hamas said on Saturday it had agreed a truce with Israel in the Gaza Strip, a day after clashes killed an Israeli soldier and four Palestinians along the border. Israel´s army declined to comment on the reported ceasefire, but a spokeswoman said there was no known military activity in the area. On Friday, Palestinian gunmen killed an Israeli soldier 2