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  • ‘Bilawal’s statement against PTI laughable’

    LARKANA: Pakistan Peoples Party chairman Bilawal Bhutto-Zardari’s statement branding Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf as Tehreek-i-Intiqam is simply laughable as only corrupt elements who are seeing the noose being tightened around their necks are crying foul, said PTI Sindh president Amir Bakhsh Bhutto...

    Mr Bhutto said in a press statement on Friday that instead of criticising PTI Bilawal should look into the deeds of his party’s 10-year rule...
  • Sinister attempt to ‘tame’ media

    THE government seems bloody-minded in wanting to ‘regulate’ media through a ‘one-window’ operation; which will be achieved through a new law and regulatory body that will represent a clubbed-together version of all media regulators in existence today...

    Information Minister Fawad Chaudhry has told the Senate Standing Committee on Information & Broadcasting that the draft of the law had been sent to ‘all the stakeholders’ and listed them
  • Show-cause notice issued to banned Shehzad

    LAHORE: Discarded Test opener Ahmed Shehzad, who is currently serving a four-month doping ban, was given a show-cause notice by the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) on Friday to explain why he has played club matches during the period of ban...

    “The PCB today issued a show-cause notice to cricketer Ahmed Shehzad to explain why proceedings should not be initiated against him for apparently violating the terms of the agreed sanction agreement...
  • Politicians have done more for country than military: Nehal

    KARACHI: Former PML-N Senator Syed Nehal Hashmi, who previously faced imprisonment for his controversial remarks against the judiciary, on Friday criticised the armed forces while defending the role of politicians in the development of the country...

    The politician, addressing a function at the Karachi Medical and Dental College, alleged that the armed forces had “done nothing for the defence and betterment of the country” and that the...
  • WWF-Russia alerts conservationists to Saker Falcon in Balochistan

    ISLAMABAD: A Saker Falcon fitted with a satellite tracking device by the World Wide Fund (WWF) Russia for research purposes was caught by trappers in Balochistan some 10 days ago...

    Declared endangered by the International Union for Conservation of Nature, the falcon was bred in captivity and fitted with a satellite tracking device as conservationists were interested in studying the bird’s 5,000km plus migratory journey from Siberia all...
  • Next IMF programme to be Pakistan's last, Asad Umar tells stockbrokers

    Finance Minister Asad Umar on Saturday claimed that Pakistan's monthly current account deficit has already halved to $1 billion and that the IMF programme that the government is pursuing will be its last...

    Umar made those remarks during a question and answer session following his meeting with a delegation of stockbrokers at the Pakistan Stock Exchange in Karachi
  • 50 revellers die in Amritsar train disaster

    AMRITSAR: At least 50 people were killed on Friday after a train ploughed into revellers celebrating a Hindu festival in northern India, police said, the latest major accident on the country’s crumbling rail network...

    A crowd had gathered on railway tracks in the city of Amritsar in Punjab state to watch a fireworks show marking the Dussehra festival when the train barrelled down the line at speed
  • Kabul pushes Afghan Taliban for peace talks

    PESHAWAR: Afghan consul general in Peshawar Mohammad Hashim Niazi on Friday declared talks the only way forward for peace in his country and asked the Afghan Taliban to try to come to power by contesting election and not by using force...

    He was speaking to the reporters after attending the funeral prayers held by the ANP at its Bacha Khan Markaz here in absentia for the victims of the attack at the Governor’s House in Kandahar
  • Saudi Arabia admits Khashoggi was killed in 'fistfight' inside Istanbul consulate

    Saudi Arabia on Saturday admitted that dissident journalist Jamal Khashoggi was killed inside its consulate in Istanbul, state media said, two weeks after his disappearance sparked a global furore...

    The kingdom also announced the sacking of a top intelligence official Ahmad al-Assiri and royal court media adviser Saud al-Qahtani, both top aides to Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman who has faced mounting pressure over the Khashoggi affair
  • Fixed charges for bulk domestic consumers of gas increased by 345pc

    ISLAMABAD: The Oil and Gas Regulatory Authority (Ogra) notified on Friday that the minimum fixed charges for bulk domestic consumers of natural gas had been increased by 345 per cent...

    In a notification, Ogra said the minimum fixed charges for the bulk domestic consumers had been increased to Rs4,680 per month from Rs1,053, as notified on Oct 4
  • Quetta train link cut off from rest of country after bomb attack

    QUETTA: Train service remained suspended for sev­eral hours between Quetta and the rest of the country on Friday after twin bomb explosions at the main railway track near the Hirak area of Bolan district...

    The Peshawar-bound Jaffar Express narrowly escaped the explosions, which were reportedly planned by unknown militants, said a railway official
  • PA hit by quorum crisis

    LAHORE: The Punjab Assembly collapsed twice to the quorum crisis on Friday in a short span of less than two hours proceedings though the Treasury was able to meet the number game on both occasions...

    Deputy Speaker Dost Muhammad Mazari also must have set a new tradition as, after the second quorum call, he kept instructing the Treasury to bring members sitting in the lobbies to the House and then waited for the members to sneak in before...
  • Envoy to US doesn’t appear before NAB in Rs150m transaction case

    LAHORE: Ambassador of Pakistan to the United States Ali Jahangir Siddiqui did not appear before the National Accountability Bureau (NAB), Lahore, on Friday in connection with a transaction of Rs150 million between him and Fawad Hasan Fawad, the former principal secretary to the prime minister...

    NAB had summoned Mr Siddiqui to quiz him on charges that he had transferred Rs150m to the account of Mr Fawad before his appointment as...
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