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  • Great great great! Stunning win helps Windies smile again

    MUMBAI: West Indies captain Darren Sammy said he hopes to help Caribbean fans smile again by completing a unique hat-trick at the World Twenty20 after stunning India to reach the final...

    An emotional Sammy said the West Indies had their backs to the wall before shocking India by seven wickets to emulate their women's team, who also won their semi-final hours earlier...

  • Lawmakers lose interest in drawn-out sitting

    PESHAWAR: Both the treasury and opposition benches appear to have lost interest in the ongoing session of the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Assembly, which has been continuing for the last six months, the longest in the house’s history...

    The assembly business on Monday lasted for 14 minutes only...

  • Sitting with Aussies last straw for Edgar

    WELLINGTON: Bruce Edgar said on Sunday that lack of support and having to watch the World Cup final sitting among Australia players’ wives and girlfriends were factors in him stepping down as a New Zealand cricket selector...

    Edgar, credited with being one of the brains behind the Black Caps’ revival over the past year, resigned last week claiming he received little support from New Zealand officials...

  • Place honour killing bill in joint sitting, Rabbani asks govt

    ISLAMABAD: Senate Chairman Raza Rabbani stalled on Tuesday a resolution seeking to pay tribute to two-time Oscar winner Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy and directed the movers to include in it the names of those women activists who had faced police brutalities for raising their voice against honour killings...

    “Besides the name of a woman who has received an award from the US, the resolution should also have a mention of those women who had...

  • Sindh PA sitting ends amid Muttahida protest

    KARACHI: The Sindh Assembly session was prorogued sine die on Friday amid uproar by Muttahida Qaumi Movement legislators over deputy speaker’s rejection of an adjournment motion moved by a colleague discussing plight of over 33,000 allottees who were deprived of plots in Gulistan-i-Sarmast Housing Scheme, Hyderabad, despite having paid Rs7 billion collectively...

    As Deputy Speaker Syeda Shehla Raza ruled against the motion, MQM...

  • NAB sitting on complaints against builder

    LAHORE: The National Accountability Bureau headquarters has directed its Lahore office to hold a ‘fact-finding inquiry’ to ascertain why no complaint verification has been carried since 2007 (till date) against different housing projects of a leading builder...

    In an official correspondence, the NAB (monitoring and complaint cell) has expressed surprise why the matter of Eden Housing Ltd has been kept into complaint verification...

  • PM sitting on CDA’s ‘lucrative plan’

    ISLAMABAD: While the Supreme Court is deliberating upon the Capital Development Authority (CDA)’s ‘lucrative plan’ to develop an upscale housing colony on the land of the National Agricultural Research Centre (NARC), no one in the federal government is ready to comment on the issue...

    Even the Cabinet Division, which forwarded the CDA plan to Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, would just inform the chief justice of Pakistan and his two...

  • Journalists boycott PA sitting

    PESHAWAR: Journalists boycotted covering the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Assembly’s sitting on Tuesday over the alleged derogatory remarks of a Jamiat Ulema-i-Islam-F lawmaker against them...

    “The journalists only occupy seats, parking areas and enjoy refreshments, but there is no coverage of the proceedings in the media...

  • PIA’s fate to be decided at joint sitting of parliament

    ISLAMABAD: A crucial joint sitting of parliament that commences on Monday (today) will not only determine the future of Pakistan International Airlines (PIA), but will also set the tone for the two remaining years of this government’s tenure...

    Yet again, Finance Minister Ishaq Dar — who is Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif’s point man — will attempt to take the opposition into confidence over the government’s intentions regarding PIA,...

  • Senate to take up resolutions for joint sitting

    ISLAMABAD: The Senate on the opening day of its new session on Monday will take up two resolutions seeking a joint session of parliament for considering the bills that have lapsed after the National Assembly failed to approve them...

    The house is also set to take up a resolution moved by the Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) urging the government to appoint a foreign minister, according to the 35-point agenda issued for the private...

  • ‘MQM sitting on ice block, melting away because of influx into city’

    KARACHI: The third and concluding day of the Fourth International Karachi Conference on Sunday saw discussions on governance and citizenship with an eye on case studies about civil society development initiatives, the traffic and transport drama in the city and environmental degradation...

    The first session of the day, ‘Governance and citizenship’, chaired by architect and town planner Arif Hasan served as an interesting start to the...

  • Bacha Khan University bars male and female students from 'sitting idle' together

    Charsadda's Bacha Khan University administration sent out a notification earlier this month banning male students or employees from "idle sitting" or roaming with female students, a move which stirred a controversy on social media after the notification became public on Monday...

    The notification, issued by the university's Chief Proctor Muhammad Shakeel, also imposed a ban on smoking, the use of chaadar, using the rooftops of campus...

  • Social welfare adviser says around 4,500 NGOs sitting idle in Sindh

    KARACHI: Announcing that there was a ban on the registration of new non-governmental organisations (NGOs), the Sindh social welfare department on Tuesday said more than half of the registered NGOs were sitting idle for years and a significant number of them had been ‘de-listed’ by the government...

    “There is a ban on the registration of new NGOs in Sindh,” said Shamim Mumtaz, adviser to the chief minister on social welfare...

  • AJK Legislative Assembly, council sitting approves amendments to constitution

    MUZAFFARABAD: The PML-N dominated joint sitting of the Azad Jammu and Kashmir Legislative Assembly and the AJK Council on Friday approved amendments to the AJK Constitution abolishing the council’s administrative and financial powers and reducing it to an advisory body...

    The opposition walked out in protest before the bill was put to a vote by Speaker Shah Ghulam Qadir...

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