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  • The Saudis talk the talk — again

    And Pakistani foreign ministry officials said they only found out about the Saudi pipe dream from the media...

    Much of the time, they sit in the sun until they are replaced by the latest shiny toys...

  • Pemra bars anchors from offering opinions in talk shows

    ISLAMABAD: In what appears to be another move to curb the media, the Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) has barred television anchors from giving their “opinions” during talk shows and limited their role to “moderator”...

    In a scathing directive issued on a weekly holiday, the electronic media watchdog also directed the anchors hosting regular shows “not to appear as experts” in talk shows in their own or other...

  • Trump team takes issue with Pakistani version of phone talk

    WASHINGTON: The Trump transition team has issued its own version of the Sharif-Trump telephone call, saying that Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and US president-elect Donald Trump did have a ‘productive conversation’ on Wednesday, but it lacked the “flowery language” included in the Pakistani version of this talk...

    “President-elect Trump and Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif spoke … had a productive conversation about how the United States...

  • 6 Pakistani comedy shows that need to make a comeback

    Laughter is the best medicine they say, but in a country like ours where real life is often more ridiculous than reel life and everyday news stories make you ROFL, comedy shows don't stand a chance...

    Or do they?The recent surge in comedy-based shows like Bulbulay, Dugdugi, Namak Paray and Ye Meri Family has one wondering whether humour is just another avenue for misogyny on TV...

  • Pakistan needs latest farm-tech to achieve food security

    He said the fact should be an eye-opener that China produces two times more cotton and wheat per hectare and Egypt produces around three times more rice and sugarcane per hectare as compared to Pakistan...

    “The 21st century belongs to biotechnology and Pakistan has tremendous potential to emerge as biotechnology leader but to achieve the goal private sector, scientists, researchers and government will have to work hand-in-hand,” he...

  • Pakistan in talks with US to procure latest F-16 jets: Air chief

    ISLAMABAD: Chief of Air Staff Air Chief Marshal Sohail Aman on Monday said Pakistan is in negotiations with the United States to procure the latest F-16 fighter jets, but did not specify an exact number...

    “We are in talks with US defence officials to get some latest F-16s but the deal may take some time,” the Air chief said while talking to reporters after the rolling out ceremony of the 16th JF-17 Thunder aircraft at the Pakistan...

  • Pakistan among latest countries to get Paris Club debt relief

    The Paris Club of creditor nations have agreed to suspend debt service payments from Pakistan, Chad, Ethiopia and the Republic of Congo as part of a G20 debt relief deal, the group said...

    The latest agreements bring to 12 the number of countries to receive debt relief under the deal with a total of $1...

  • Bolt serious about football career

    AUSTIN: Retired sprint king Usain Bolt says he is serious about starting up a football career — and believes he could even be good enough to play for Jamaica...

    “It’s a personal goal, I don’t care what people really think about it,” Bolt told reporters on the sidelines of the US Formula One Grand Prix on Sunday...

  • Bolt predicts his records could stand for decades

    KYOTO: Usain Bolt is feeling no pressure in retirement, confident his best times can remain world records for decades...

    The only sprinter to capture the 100- and 200-metre track titles at three consecutive Olympics, Bolt retired last month after the world championships in London...

  • Americans too fast for Bolt to catch

    NASSAU (Bahamas): Not even Usain Bolt could overcome a big American lead as the US team, led by Justin Gatlin and anchored by Ryan Bailey, won the 4x100 relay, sprinted to a convincing victory over Jamaica in the 4x100m relay at the IAAF World Relays meet on Saturday...

    Bolt, who had missed last year’s inaugural World Relays, made up ground on Bailey in their anchor leg at the Thomas A...

  • Bolt vows to silence Gatlin in Beijing

    NEW YORK: Usain Bolt says he is not yet ready for a duel with Justin Gatlin but is looking forward to silencing the confident American in a Beijing sprint “explosion” at the world championships in August...

    “Gatlin has been doing a lot of talking, saying a lot of things,” Bolt said with a chuckle in an interview on Thursday ahead of the adidas Grand Prix at Randall’s Island...

  • Jamaicans win without Bolt as US men drop baton

    NASSAU (Bahamas): Jamaica won the showcase 4x200 metres relay without Usain Bolt as their American rivals dropped the baton on the second and final day of the IAAF World Relays meet on Sunday...

    Bolt did not run as a precaution, his manager said, after the world’s fastest man felt tightness in his hamstring warming up...

  • Bolt faces Gatlin showdown at World Relays

    NASSAU: Six-time Olympic gold track medallist Usain Bolt will face a showdown against American arch-rival Justin Gatlin at this weekend’s IAAF World Relays in the Bahamas...

    Bolt, who has anchored Jamaica to two Olympic titles and three world golds in the 4x100m relay, missed last year’s inaugural competition in Nassau in an injury-ravaged season...

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