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  • ECP notifies returned candidates in by-polls

    October 19, 2018 12:00 AM

    ISLAMABAD: The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) Thursday notified names of the returned candidates in the recent bye-election, holding back names of 13 for their inability to submit details of their poll expenses. The ECP issued notification of winning candidates of seven National Assembly constituencies and 15 provincial assemblies. Those whose

  • Qabail Awami Tehreek launched

    October 19, 2018 12:00 AM

    BARA: Elders and political leaders belonging to all tribal districts on Thursday formed a new political party in the name of "Qabail Awami Tehreek." A former federal minister Hameedullah Jan Afridi was selected as interim president of the party. The announcement was made at a meeting of elders from all the tribal districts at the residence of former

  • Vehicles registration barred without driving licence

    October 19, 2018 12:00 AM

    LAHORE: The Lahore High Court on Thursday ordered the excise and taxation department to stop registration of vehicles to applicants having no driving licence. Justice Ali Akbar Qureshi also summoned secretary excise department for Friday (today) to assist the court on implementation of the restriction. Hearing a petition moved by civil society member

  • Ex-adviser to sue channel for fake news

    October 19, 2018 12:00 AM

    LONDON: Ex-adviser to the prime minister on foreign investment Sahibzada Jahangir has announced legal action against a private TV channel. Talking to this correspondent, Sahibzada Jahangir said that his track record shows that he has never been charged in any criminal charges nor he had been bankrupted in the United Kingdom (UK). He said, “Official positions

  • ‘Russia, Turkey give more time for Idlib deal’

    October 19, 2018 12:00 AM

    GENEVA: Russia and Turkey plan to give more time for the implementation of their de-escalation deal in the Syrian province of Idlib, a "great relief" for 3 million civilians in the area, UN humanitarian adviser Jan Egeland told reporters on Thursday. But there were still "a million unanswered questions" about how the deal would work, and what would happen

  • Thailand’s infamous ‘jet-set monk’ convicted of raping a minor

    October 18, 2018 12:00 AM

    BANGKOK: Thailand’s infamous "jet-set monk" was convicted of raping an underage girl on Wednesday, a court official said, in a case that has rocked an already scandal-mired Buddhist clergy. Wiraphon Sukphon, 39, earned his evocative moniker after footage emerged of him wearing designer sunglasses with a Louis Vuitton bag on a private jet. He was extradited

  • Canada becomes first nation to legalise cannabis

    October 18, 2018 12:00 AM

    TORONTO: Canada became the first industrialised nation to legalise recreational cannabis on Wednesday, but a lawful buzz will be hard to come by in its biggest cities like Toronto and Vancouver, which will have no stores open. Weed enthusiasts in Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada’s easternmost province, kicked off the first permissible sales at midnight

  • Rs34.5 billion for transport sector earmarked

    October 17, 2018 12:00 AM 1

    LAHORE: The Punjab government has earmarked Rs34.5 billion for transport sector with whopping Rs33.6 billion for the ongoing scheme of mass transit—Lahore Orange Line Metro Train Project. In terms of percentage decrease, the overall budget of transport sector is 64 per cent less than the allocation of previous fiscal year 2017-18 when the previous government

  • Another journalist shot dead in Haripur

    October 17, 2018 12:00 AM 1

    HARIPUR: A journalist was shot dead by unidentified men in the limits of Hattar Police Station here on Tuesday. Suhail Ahmad, 30, a resident of Hattar village, worked as a reporter for a local newspaper, K2, and a news channel in Haripur. He was going home from district courts when unidentified men shot him dead. According to an initial investigation

  • Hussain Iqbal Agha Elected BQATI president

    October 17, 2018 12:00 AM 1

    Elections for the Managing Committee of Bin Qasim Association of Trade & Industry (BQATI) for the term of 2018-19 were held with the closing date, the following candidates have been declared elected unopposed as Members of the Managing Committee. The Managing Committee in its meeting unanimously elected Mr. Hussain Iqbal Agha as president, Mr. Iftikhar