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  • Monitoring teams formed in Lower Dir

    June 22, 2018 12:00 AM

    TIMERGARA: The Election Commission of Pakistan has constituted election monitoring teams, headed by deputy commissioner, for conducting free and fair elections in Lower Dir district. The district Election Commission Officer Lower Dir, Noor Said Khan Khattak, told journalists at his office on Thursday that different monitoring teams would monitor the upcoming

  • KSA gives Pakistan 150 tons of dates

    June 22, 2018 12:00 AM

    ISLAMABAD: Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA) has provided Pakistan 150 tons of high quality dates for distribution among the needy as a tradition this year. The distribution was made mostly in the Holy month of Ramadan. According to media section of the Saudi embassy the dates were made available on the instructions of Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman

  • Ikhtiar Baig leaves for Greece

    June 21, 2018 12:00 AM 1

    KARACHI: Dr. Mirza Ikhtiar Baig, Director World Federation of Consul (FICAC), left for Thessaloniki, Greece to attend the second FICAC South East Europe Consular Conference.The conference would be held from June 21st to 24th and would be addressed by renowned speakers. The host of this year’s event is Thessaloniki, Greece. Dr. Baig, who is also the President

  • SC restrains Axact CEO from leaving country without court’s permission

    June 21, 2018 12:00 AM 1

    KARACHI: The Supreme Court on Wednesday restrained Axact and Bol TV Chief Executive Officer Shoaib Ahmed Sheikh from leaving the country without the permission of the court. Hearing proceedings regarding non-payment of salaries of Bol TV employees, an SC three-member bench headed by Chief Justice Mian Saqib Nisar took an exception over the conduct of Axact

  • Al-Shifa Eye Trust cautions public against eye infections

    June 21, 2018 12:00 AM 1

    Rawalpindi: Al-Shifa Trust Eye Hospital on Wednesday cautioned against increased incidents of eye infections which are common during the season of monsoon and asked masses to observe extra care. Monsoon brings high humidity which is the leading cause of many eye infections; it could trigger an attack of conjunctivitis, unwanted corneal ulcers and other

  • CDA approves Aleem Khan’s housing society

    June 21, 2018 12:00 AM 1

    ISLAMABAD: The Capital Development Authority (CDA) on the first day of caretaker setup approved the layout plan of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) senior leader Abdul Aleem Khan's housing society in the green zone of the capital which was earlier cancelled by the civic authority and endorsed by the Islamabad High Court, documents reveal. Aleem Khan’s

  • $6m UN funds to control cattle diseases

    June 21, 2018 12:00 AM 2

    Islamabad: The United Nations will provide Pakistan with over $6 million funds to control foot-and-mouth disease in the cattle. An agreement in this respect was signed in Islamabad by the UN Food and Agriculture Organisation and the national food security and research ministry. At the request of the government of Pakistan, the FAO will implement the project

  • At least 60 dead after migrant boat sinks

    June 21, 2018 12:00 AM 1

    ROME: At least 60 migrants died in the Mediterranean sea when their rubber dinghy sank last week, according to survivor testimonies gathered by a rights group in Sicily. The Diciotti, an Italian coastguard ship carrying more than 500 migrants, docked Tuesday night at the Sicilian port of Pozzallo. Among those on board were around 40 survivors of an accident

  • IS ‘danger’ grips Iraqi desert

    June 20, 2018 12:00 AM

    BAGHDAD: Seven shepherds and farmers have been found murdered after the Islamic State Jihadist group kidnapped dozens of people in the desert region of central Iraq, a local official said on Tuesday. In a renewed threat to the region, IS attacked several remote villages and seized 30 locals from their homes, Ali al-Nawaf, a municipal council chief, told AFP. "The bodies

  • Eid trains win passengers’ hearts

    June 20, 2018 12:00 AM

    Islamabad: Special Eid package introduced by the Pakistan Railways has received an overwhelming response from the passengers who visited their loved ones in their native towns. Passengers expressed satisfaction over operational improvement of trains on Eid-ul-Fitr. Concession in fares and improved timings saved our time and money, they said, while talking