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  • Rawal Dam, 7th Avenue flyovers to be opened for public on Aug 14

    ISLAMABAD: City managers are all set to inaugurate two main projects of the federal capital — Rawal Dam flyover and the 7th Avenue interchange — on Independence Day (Aug 14)...

    A meeting in this regard was held at the Capital Development Authority (CDA) headquarters, presided over by the authority’s chairman Amer Ali Ahmed
  • Farah Khan sends another legal notice to PML-N's Attaullah Tarar against alleged defamation

    Farah Khan, a close friend of PTI chairman Imran Khan’s wife Bushra Bibi, has sent a legal notice as a "final reminder" to PML-N's Attaullah Tarar, asking him to refrain from defaming her...

    In the legal notice dated August 10, Farah's lawyer Azhar Siddique said Tarar had refuted all contentions raised without "corroborating any of the defenses taken by him with concrete evidence"
  • Boult released from NZ contract to spend more time at home

    WELLINGTON: World class fast bowler Trent Boult was released from his central contract with New Zealand Cricket (NZC) at his own request on Wednesday so he can spend less time travelling and more time at home with his family...

    The 33-year-old, who has played 70 tests and 137 limited overs internationals since 2011, will continue to play for his country but have a “significantly reduced role”, NZC said
  • ‘Extreme’ weather warning in force in Britain as new heatwave hits

    A four-day “extreme heat” warning came into force in parts of England and Wales on Thursday, with temperatures poised to top 35 Celsius in another heatwave that could cause wildfires and pressure water supplies and transport services...

    The Met Office said its amber warning, its second-most severe after red, will last until the end of Sunday, and cautioned that people vulnerable to extreme heat could face adverse health effects
  • Former NA speaker Qaiser challenges FIA inquiry against him in Peshawar High Court

    PESHAWAR: Former National Assembly speaker Asad Qaiser on Wednesday moved the Peshawar High Court against the start of an inquiry by the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) into two bank accounts of his party, Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf, managed by him from 2008 to 2013 as its then provincial president...

    Mr Qaiser filed a petition requesting the court to set aside a notice issued by a FIA official to appear before him in connection with...
  • Four-member committee to probe boxers’ disappearance after CWG

    LAHORE: The Pakistan Olympic Association has formed a four-member committee to probe the disappearance of two boxers from the athletes’ village at the end of the Commonwealth Games in Birmingham, Pakistan Boxing Federation secretary Nasir Ijaz Tung said on Wednesday...

    Suleman Baloch and Nazeerullah Khan were nowhere to be found as the Pakistan contingent prepared to leave for home on Tuesday with the duo classified as missing and their...
  • Karachi fishermen save ‘Chinese’ man struggling to stay afloat in sea

    KARACHI: A group of fishermen belonging to Ibrahim Hyderi saved the life of a seemingly Chinese individual on Wednesday morning while out on a fishing expedition just outside the creek areas of the city...

    The Pakistani fishermen on board their fishing trawler, Al-Madina, spotted a bright orange object floating at a little distance from them at 9:30am
  • Supreme Court cancels full court reference for Justice Sajjad Ali Shah

    ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court on Wednesday cancelled a full court reference earlier scheduled for Aug 11 to bid farewell to Justice Sajjad Ali Shah who is reaching superannuation on Aug 14...

    According to an official handout, the full court reference scheduled in honour of Justice Syed Sajjad Ali Shah on Aug 11, has been cancelled on the request of the judge
  • TV journalist faces jail for speaking out against Putin

    MOSCOW: Russian investigators on Wednesday laun­ched a criminal probe against Marina Ovsya­nnikova, who denounced President Vlad­imir Putin’s attack on Ukraine on live TV, and detained the journalist, her lawyer said...

    In mid-July, Ovsyannikova staged a one-woman protest near the Kremlin, holding a poster that read “Putin is a murderer, his soldiers are fascists
  • One killed, 10 injured in grenade, bomb attacks in Khuzdar and Noshki

    KHUZDAR/GWADAR: One person was killed and 10 others, including a woman, were injured in grenade and bomb attacks in Khuzdar and Noshki areas over the past 24 hours, officials said on Wednesday...

    In one incident at Khuzdar’s Azadi Chowk, the police said unknown motorcyclists targeted a stall selling Pakistani flags and other decoration items ahead of Independence Day on Aug 14
  • An inconvenient freedom

    THIS Monday, Pakistan’s media regulator took aim at one of its top news channels and pulled the trigger...

    As of writing this, ARY News has reportedly been taken off air across the country
  • Parvez lifts ban on timing condition for shops, markets in Punjab

    LAHORE: The Parvez Elahi government on Wednesday withdrew former chief minister Hamza Shehbaz decision of closing business centres, markets, super stores and shops at 9pm made to conserve electricity and fuel...

    The Punjab government has notified the announcement by Chief Minister Parvez Elahi to lift the ban on the timing condition on business centres, markets, super stores and shops
  • Return to the dark ages

    IT is a year since the Taliban stormed Kabul to retake control of Afghanistan some two decades after the conservative Islamic regime was routed by American forces following the events of 9/11...

    It was a return of the old order though with the promise of some moderation
  • ‘Personal animus’ may have led to New Mexico killings

    WASHINGTON: A false sense of honour seems to have caused a 51-year-old man to kill four men in the US state of New Mexico because he believed they facilitated his daughter’s marriage against his will...

    The suspect, Mohammed Syed, killed three men in the last two weeks and one in November in Albuque­rque, a city in New Mexico
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