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  • Baig elected to BoD of Make-A-Wish international

    November 16, 2018 12:00 AM

    KARACHI: Ishtiaq Baig, founder of Make-A-Wish Foundation Pakistan was elected on the board of directors of Make-A-Wish Foundation International USA at an annual wish leaders conference held in Toronto, Canada. The conference was attended by Markos Tambakeras, Chairman, Jon Stettner, President of Make-A-Wish international, and delegates from affiliates

  • Cold, dry weather predicted

    November 16, 2018 12:00 AM

    LAHORE: Met officials said continental air is prevailing over most parts of the country. They predicted that mainly cold and dry weather is expected in most parts of the country. On Thursday, weather remained cold and dry in most parts of the country. However, rain-thunderstorm (with snowfall over the hills) occurred at isolated places in Malakand, Hazara

  • Realistic, reform based measures taken: Punjab labour minister

    November 16, 2018 12:00 AM

    LAHORE: A delegation of Members Provincial Assembly from Sargodha led by Minister for Labour and Human Resource Ansar Majeed Khan, called on Punjab Governor Chaudhry Sarwar on Thursday. MPA Faisal Farooq Cheema, PTI’s District President in Sargodha Ansar Iqbal Haral, Regional President PTI Sargodha along with others were among the participants. Matters

  • Bail of ex-VC Sargodha varsity, others rejected

    November 16, 2018 12:00 AM

    LAHORE: The Lahore High Court on Wednesday rejected the bail petition of six suspects including former vice-chancellor of Sargodha University facing charges of minting millions of rupees after permitting establishment of the varsity’s sub-campuses at Lahore and Mandi Bahauddin in violation of rules and regulations. A two-member bench comprising Justice

  • Sikh Yatris visit Lok Virsa

    November 16, 2018 12:00 AM

    ISLAMABAD: A group of ninety Sikh Yatris from Malaysia, Singapore, Australia and New Zealand, who came in Pakistan for pilgrimage, visited the National Institute of Folk and Traditional Heritage (Lok Virsa) on Thursday. The delegates were received by senior officials of Lok Virsa who showed them around various three-dimensional creative displays at the Pakistan

  • Upgraded gas supply line for Peshawar inaugurated

    November 16, 2018 12:00 AM

    PESHAWAR: Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Finance Minister Taimur Saleem Jhagra and Member National Assembly Arbab Sher Ali Thursday formally inaugurated newly upgraded gas supply line (Segment-4) for the provincial metropolis. Sui Northern Gas Pipelines Limited General Manager Arbab Saqib and Peshawar Development Authority Director General Israrul Haq were also present

  • Kuwait halts flights due to rains

    November 16, 2018 12:00 AM

    KUWAIT CITY: Kuwait on Thursday halted flights at its international airport after heavy rains flooded the Gulf state’s capital, diverting incoming flights to neighbouring countries not affected by deadly storms. "Rains overnight on Wednesday submerged main passages at the airport, resulting in diverting several incoming flights to Dubai, Bahrain and Dammam

  • Rosmah hit with new graft charges

    November 16, 2018 12:00 AM

    KUALA LUMPUR: The wife of Malaysia’s toppled ex-leader was hit with two new corruption charges on Thursday for allegedly accepting bribes worth 189 million ringgit ($45 million) to help a firm secure a government solar power contract. Rosmah Mansor -- widely reviled in Malaysia due to her penchant for lavish overseas shopping sprees -- has already been charged

  • Sindh governor seeks details of Ombudsman’s office

    November 15, 2018 12:00 AM

    KARACHI: Sindh Governor Imran Ismail sought the detailed information of provincial Ombudsmen office regarding the disposal of cases specially relating to decisions of alternative plots and land, salary and perks of Ombudsman, details of vehicles purchased, budget and details of audit of last ten years. Provincial governor who is the appellate forum of provincial

  • NFC Award: ANP criticises nomination from Punjab to represent KP

    November 15, 2018 12:00 AM

    PESHAWAR: Awami National Party (ANP) has expressed reservations over the nomination of a member from Punjab to represent Khyber Pakhtunkhwa in the National Finance Commission (NFC). Through a statement issued here on Wednesday, ANP provincial President Ameer Haider Hoti said that Khyber Pakhtunkhwa had no dearth of economists and nomination of an expert