Khan Zahid

Chaos inside Emirates flight after crash landing at Dubai Airport

A mobile phone video has emerged on social media, showing chaotic scenes inside an Emirates Airlines flight which crash-landed at Dubai Airport. All 300 passengers and crew members escaped unharmed. Watch the video.

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Congo fever cases emerge in Bahawalpur

ISLAMABAD: Minister for National Health Services Saira Afzal Tarar Saturday took cognizance of the reports of the Congo fever in Bahawalpur district and directed the National Institute of Health (NIH) to provide all out support to the Punjab Health Department in meeting the challenge. Ordering cancellation of weekend holidays of relevant staff of laboratories and…

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Ed Joyce jumps 18 places in ICC rankings after two unbeaten centuries

DUBAI: Ireland opener Ed Joyce has vaulted 18 places to 24th spot in the latest MRF Tyres ICC Player Rankings for ODI Batsmen following a stellar performance in the five-match series against Afghanistan which ended in a 2-2 draw on Tuesday. The 37-year-old left-hander slammed a career-best 160 not out to help level the series…

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Euro 2016: Bale delighted to win ‘ugly’ with Wales

Wales star Gareth Bale said his side had been happy to win “ugly” after they edged British rivals Northern Ireland 1-0 to reach the Euro 2016 quarter-finals on Saturday. Bale is the tournament’s top scorer with three goals, but he was kept at bay by Michael O’Neill’s side at Parc des Princes in Paris until…

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Nick Compton unlikely to figure in Pakistan series

LONDON: England top order batsman Nick Compton is to take an immediate break from cricket after a challenging start to the season “both physically and mentally”, Middlesex and England management said on Thursday. The decision means the South African-born number three is unlikely to figure in the test series against Pakistan between July 14 and…

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Putin questions how Russians ‘beat up’ English football fans

MOSCOW: Russian President Vladimir Putin on Friday called the football hooligan violence at Euro 2016 a “disgrace” but questioned how Russian fans could have overpowered a far larger English presence. “The fighting between Russian fans with the English, that is a disgrace,” Putin said at an economic forum in Saint Petersburg. “But I truly don’t…

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UN human rights chief calls for robust gun control in US

ORLANDO: In the wake of the mass killing of 49 people by a sole gunman in a gay nightclub in Florida, the United Nations human rights chief today urged the leadership of the United States to live up to its obligations to protect its citizens from the “horrifyingly commonplace but preventable violent attacks that are…

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Efforts for saving marine ecology pledged

BHURBAN: Experts and government representatives on Monday pledged to jointly tackle degradation of marine and coastal ecosystems in the country caused by “environmentally-damaging and unsustainable” ship-recycling activities in the Gadani shipbreaking yard. They also underlined the need for concerted policy measures to protect Pakistan’s marine and coastal ecosystems from further aggravation by ensuring that ship-recycling…

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Rapid HIV tester kit wins European award for innovation

LONDON: A blood diagnostic kit that can detect infectious diseases such as HIV and hepatitis B in less than two hours won a European Inventor Award on Thursday for its developer. SAMBA (Simple Amplification Based Assay) was developed by a team of Cambridge University scientists headed by haematologist Helen Lee, who says the device, with…

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Pakistan holds first SE4ALL meeting

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan held its first National Steering Committee meeting for Sustainable Energy For All (SE4ALL) on Monday. The meeting drew participants from over 25 federal and provincial government institutions, financial institutions, development partners and the civil society to discuss the future of sustainable energy in Pakistan. The SE4ALL is the global initiative of United Nations,…

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Rare video shows Fatimah Jinnah addressing rally

KARACHI: A rare video clip of Fatima Jinnah, popularly acclaimed as the Madr-e-Millat, or Mother of the Nation, addressing a public rally at an unidentified place has emerged on popular social media sites. In the clip circulated on Facebook, Fatima Jinnah, the sister of Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah, urges her supporters to use their votes…

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