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  • Removal of committee head may turn situation sour in KP Assembly

    January 16, 2019 12:00 AM 142

    PESHAWAR: The removal of Member Provincial Assembly (MPA) Khushdil Khan as chairman and member of a Standing Committee in the provincial assembly may strain the otherwise friendly relations between the treasury and opposition benches as the lawmaker has moved the court against the speaker Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Assembly. Khushdil Khan, former deputy speaker

  • Ex-US envoy Munter calls on PM

    January 16, 2019 12:00 AM 151

    ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan said Tuesday the government was striving for bringing about meaningful transformation in lives of people through socio-economic development and equitable distribution of resources. The prime minister said this while talking to former US ambassador to Pakistan Cameron Munter, who called on him here. Imran emphasised

  • Woman killed for ‘honour’

    January 16, 2019 12:00 AM 147

    MINGORA: A woman was allegedly killed for honour in the Matta tehsil of the Swat district, police said on Tuesday. They said one Hayatullah with the assistance of his father Bakhtzada and mother Rehmania allegedly strangulated his wife to death in Arambagh in Matta. The police arrested Hayatullah and Bakhtzada and started an investigation. Also, two persons

  • KP health minister says plan drawn up to fill out vacant posts

    January 16, 2019 12:00 AM 182

    PESHAWAR: Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Minister for Health Dr Hisham Inamullah Khan has said that a comprehensive plan has been finalised to fill out the vacant posts of doctors and other staff in all the small and big hospitals throughout the province. He expressed these views while presiding over a meeting at his office here. The minister said that data of specialist

  • Govt urged to pass law on child marriages

    January 16, 2019 12:00 AM 133

    PESHAWAR: The civil society organisations and human right activists have urged the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government to table and pass the pending legislation of Child Marriage Restraint Amendment Bill, 2018 and raise the minimum age of marriage to 18 without any delay. Speaking at a joint press conference at Peshawar Press Club, they said Saudi Arabia’s

  • 18 injured in Tirah accident

    January 16, 2019 12:00 AM 143

    BARA: Eighteen persons, including women and children, were injured when a passenger van plunged into a ditch in Mastak area in lower Tirah valley of Khyber tribal district on Tuesday. The sources said a passenger van was on its way from Maidan to Bara when it fell into the ravine apparently due to the failure of brakes. As a result, 18 people including

  • Three killed in Zimbabwe protests

    January 16, 2019 12:00 AM 150

    HARARE: Three people were shot dead and many were injured when Zimbabwean security forces cracked down on protests, the main opposition MDC party said Tuesday. "The information we have received is that two people were shot dead in Chitungwiza (on the outskirts of Harare) and one person in Kadoma (town)," MDC spokesman Jacob Mafume told AFP. "This is needless

  • French FM visits Iraq holy city in first, pledges loan

    January 16, 2019 12:00 AM 141

    NAJAF, Iraq: France´s top diplomat Jean-Yves Le Drian met with a leading cleric in Iraq´s Najaf on Tuesday, the first time a French foreign minister has visited the holy city. The visit to the revered southern city capped Le Drian´s packed two-day trip to Iraq, during which he announced new support for the country´s reconstruction efforts. France would

  • US, Russia meet on disputed nuclear treaty in Geneva

    January 16, 2019 12:00 AM 81

    GENEVA: US and Russian diplomats were meeting on Tuesday to discuss the fate of a major nuclear missile control treaty that Washington has threatened to ditch over alleged violations by Moscow. The discussions come amid widespread concern over the fate of the bilateral treaty, after US President Donald Trump said in October his country would pull out of the deal unless

  • Germany arrests German-Afghan army adviser for ‘spying for Iran’

    January 16, 2019 12:00 AM 79

    BERLIN: Germany on Tuesday detained a German-Afghan man on suspicion he was spying for Iran while working for the German army as a linguistic and cultural adviser. The 50-year-old identified as Abdul Hamid S. was arrested in western Germany, federal prosecutors said in a statement. “The accused was a language evaluator and cultural issues adviser of the German