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  • PAT lawyers body formed: PAT chief for lawyers’ role in democracy

    June 23, 2018 12:00 AM

    LAHORE: Pakistan Awami Tehreek (PAT) has set up a lawyers body namely Pakistan Awami Lawyers Movement (PALM). Addressing the first meeting of PAT’s sister organisation PALM, PAT chairman Dr Tahir-ul-Qadri said patriotic and conscious lawyers must play an effective legal and political role in restoration of true democracy in the country. He said the lawyer

  • Industrially-produced trans fats kill more than 500,000 people every year: WHO

    June 23, 2018 12:00 AM

    Rawalpindi: Industrially-produced trans fats kill more than 500,000 people every year apart from causing serious health threats for hundreds of thousands of people around the globe. According to WHO, eliminating trans fats is key to protecting health and saving lives as every year, trans fat intake leads to more than 500,000 deaths of people from cardiovascular

  • PTI has been hijacked, says disgruntled female activist

    June 23, 2018 12:00 AM

    TIMERGARA: A disgruntled female activist of the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Nusrat Begum, who had applied for a party ticket on reserved seat, said on Friday the party had been hijacked by some influential persons. "The party has been hijacked by some influential persons. And PTI Chairman Imran Khan is not aware of the situation," she told journalists

  • Summary moved for appointment of new advocate general

    June 23, 2018 12:00 AM

    PESHAWAR: The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Minister for Law and Human Rights has moved a summary to the governor for the appointment of new advocate general of the province. The two-page summary was moved on the advice of caretaker chief minister to remove Advocate General Abdul Latif Yousafzai and appoint a new one. The summary proposed the names of Abdus Samad

  • Refugee returns to Syria must be coordinated with UN: Merkel

    June 23, 2018 12:00 AM

    BEIRUT: The return of Syrian refugees to their homeland can only happen in coordination with the United Nations, German Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Friday during her two-day visit to Lebanon. Refugee returns have been a hot-button issue in Lebanon, a small country that has the world´s highest number of refugees per capita. "We want to contribute

  • Second former Kyrgyz PM charged

    June 22, 2018 12:00 AM 1

    BISHKEK, Kyrgyzstan: A former prime minister of Kyrgyzstan has been arrested and charged with corruption following a scandal that saw a power plant fail as temperatures plummeted in the ex-Soviet nation last winter. Zhantoro Satybaldiyev is the second ex-premier to be arrested in relation to the $400-million modernisation programme of the main power

  • Illegal toll plaza raided

    June 22, 2018 12:00 AM

    KARACHI: An allegedly illegal toll plaza working for last ten years at a link road joining National Highway to Superhighway (M 9) in Malir district has been raided by Anti-Corruption Establishment (ACE). ACE officials informed The News that during raid, Rs2,83,000 cash along with illegal tickets and receipts were seized. Evidence has been collected and First

  • Marriyum condemns media censorship

    June 22, 2018 12:00 AM

    LAHORE: PML-N spokesperson and former minister of information and broadcasting Marriyum Aurangzeb has condemned increasing media censorship in the country. She emphasized that such censorship is against Article 19 of the Constitution which ensures freedom of speech as a fundamental right. She stressed that free press is a fundamental pillar of mature

  • 15 member NDU team calls on acting president

    June 22, 2018 12:00 AM

    ISLAMABAD: A 15 member delegation of the National Security Workshop of National Defence University (NDU) led by Senator Mian Muhammad Ateeq Shaikh and Senator Ghous Muhammad Khan Niazi on Thursday called on acting President Muhammad Sadiq Sanjrani at the Aiwan-e-Sadr, Islamabad. During the meeting, current political and economic situation of the country

  • Massive reshuffle notified in KP Police

    June 22, 2018 12:00 AM

    PESHAWAR: The Election Commission of Pakistan has notified massive reshuffle in the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Police Department as a move to ensure transparent elections on July 25. The reshuffle of around 34 police officers had been proposed by the caretaker provincial government to the commission. As per the notified list, the Regional Police Officers (RPOs)