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  • Solar-powered aeroplane lands in New York City

    THE solar-powered aeroplane on a globe-circling voyage that began more than a year ago in the UAE reached a milestone on Saturday, completing a trip across the US with a Statue of Liberty fly-by before landing in New York...

    Pilots Andre Borschberg, who flew the plane to New York, and Bertrand Piccard, who will start the next leg of the journey, expect to leave “soon” to cross the Atlantic Ocean for Europe or South Africa on their way...

  • Australia claims foiling ‘terror plot’ to bring down aeroplane

    Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull said the plot appeared to be “elaborate” rather than planned by a lone wolf, as security was strengthened at major domestic and international airports across the nation...

    Australian Federal Police Commissioner Andrew Colvin described the plot as “Islamic-inspired” and said four men had been arrested in a series of raids across Sydney on Saturday...

  • ‘Italy aware of investment scope in Pakistan’

    ISLAMABAD: Italian Deputy Minister for Economic Development Ivan Scalfarotto has called for establishing an inter-governmental framework to boost trade relations between Italy and Pakistan...

    Speaking at the Italy-Pakistan Trade and Business Investment on Tuesday, he said Italian investors are well aware of the investment scope and potential in Pakistan...

  • Scope of bus attack investigation widened

    KARACHI: While police widened the scope of investigation into Wednesday’s brutal attack on a bus carrying Shia Ismailis, Sindh Rangers claimed to have arrested 145 suspects in targeted operations in the city...

    A spokesperson for the paramilitary force said on Thursday that the raids had been conducted in Sohrab Goth, Gulshan-i-Iqbal, Orangi Town and other areas and those held included alleged target killers and members of banned...

  • Scope of model graveyards in major cities discussed

    LAHORE: Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif chaired a meeting on Friday to review the scope of establishment of state-of-the-art graveyards on the pattern of Shehr-i-Khamoshan in other major towns of the province...

    Keeping in view the rising population, the need for model graveyard is being felt and Shehr-i-Khamoshan established near Kahna Nau is a response to this need, said the chief minister...

  • Mahesh explores scope of Punjabi movie Dushman

    LAHORE: Indian film director and producer Mahesh Bhatt says that during his stay in Pakistan, he will explore the possibilities of making a Punjabi film, jointly produced in India and Pakistan with the help of a Pakistani production house...

    He told a press conference at a hotel on The Mall on Friday the movie -- Dushman -- would be a real co-production in terms of artistes, technicians, music and other segments...

  • Govt in process of reducing scope of Rangers-led operation, says CM

    HYDERABAD: Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah has said that fruits of Karachi targeted operation will be sustainable when Sindh’s civil institutions and police are strengthened and ‘we are now in a process of strengthening institutions, so, we are in fact trying to reduce scope of operation instead of expanding it’...

    He told journalists at the press club on Wednesday evening that Sindh would mount pressure on the federal...

  • Jamaat moves SC to widen scope of Panamagate case

    The application has asked the court to make all the family members and business entities of the people mentioned in the Panama Papers parties in the case...

    A five-judge bench headed by Chief Justice Anwar Zaheer Jamali will resume the proceedings in the case on Tuesday and senior counsel for the Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) Naeem Bokhari will recommence his arguments from the point where he was at the end of the last hearing... ...

  • Army chief calls for widening scope of madressah education

    QUETTA: Army Chief Gen Qamar Javed Bajwa has called for widening the scope of education at madressahs (religious seminaries) to enable the students to play a more positive and productive role in society...

    Speaking at a seminar on ‘Human resource development — opportunities and challenges’ here on Thursday, he categorically stated that he was not against religious seminaries...

  • Panama Papers probe beyond NAB scope, SC told

    ISLAMABAD: It is beyond the scope of the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) to probe Panama Papers leaks which involved members of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif’s family, Prosecutor General Waqas Qadeer Dar told a five-judge bench of the Supreme Court on Tuesday...

    The bench, headed by Chief Justice Anwar Zaheer Jamali, expressed dismay over the NAB’s stance on the issue and called its reply disappointing...

  • Changes proposed to expand scope of bank loan act

    ISLAMABAD: The inter-ministerial committee set up by the government to review the Loans for Agriculture, Commercial and Industrial Purposes Act 1973’, with a view to enlarge the scope of the law, has proposed amendments for the provision of loans for other sectors also...

    There is a dire need for the financial institutions to extend the credit facilities to allied industries for a balanced economic growth and development in the...

  • CJP wants to determine scope of Supreme Court’s suo motu powers

    ISLAMABAD: Chief Justice of Pakistan Mian Saqib Nisar on Friday expressed his intention to examine and determine the scope and jurisdiction of the Supreme Court under Article 184(3) of the Constitution that empowers the court to intervene in order to enforce fundamental rights...

    The chief justice as head of a three-judge Supreme Court bench had taken up a case relating to the scope of the article that also allows the court to...

  • FIA widens scope of probe after Indian’s arrest

    A day earlier, the FIA had arrested Panjam Tiwari who had been living in Gujranwala by converting to Islam for the last many years and his facilitator Kamran...

    Investigation Officer Inspector Naveed Ahmad told Dawn that Masood Ashraf, Qaiser and Rukhsana, members of Kamran’s family, were called for interrogation...

  • IHC frames questions over scope of president’s powers

    ISLAMABAD: The Islam­abad High Court (IHC) on Friday framed questions to determine the scope of powers vested in the president under Article 89 of the Constitution and the fate of the ordinances promulgated by Dr Arif Alvi to run routine business of the federal government, on a petition...

    The court appointed senior lawyers Babar Awan, Abid Hassan Minto, Raza Rabbani and Makhdoom Ali Khan as amici curiae to seek their opinions besides...

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