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Security on high alert in Britain after Manchester carnage

LONDON: Security has been placed on high alert across United Kingdom following the deadly explosion in Manchester which claimed the lives of at least 22 people, Samaa reported. According to details, the British military has been deployed on the street but will be working under the local police. This is the first time that military…

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Profiles of victims of Manchester Arena bomb

MANCHESTER: The following are short profiles of those identified by family or friends as being among the 22 people killed in a suicide bombing after a British concert by U.S. singer Ariana Grande. GINA (GEORGINA) BETHANY CALLANDER (18, from Lancashire) Georgina Bethany Callander was an 18-year-old health and social care student, a music fan who…

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Fans beg Justin Bieber to cancel dates as fear grips pop’s youth

LONDON: Fans of Justin Bieber pleaded on Tuesday for his upcoming British tour dates to be canceled, underscoring the potential repercussions to music acts with a young fan base from the suicide bombing at an Ariana Grande concert in Manchester. Canadian heartthrob Bieber, 23, is due to play an open air concert at London’s Hyde…

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Twenty kilograms of heroin seized from PIA aircraft

ISLAMABAD: Twenty kilograms of heroin were recovered from a Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) flight on Monday, Samaa reported. According to details, 20 kilograms of drugs were found from a London-bound PIA flight PK-785. The drugs were being smuggled into the aircraft via catering car. According to reports, Airport Security Force (ASF) and Anti-Narcotics Force (ANF)…

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Younis Khan’s career celebrated at Lords

ISLAMABAD: Days after his retirement, Younis Khan’s career was celebrated at Lords Cricket Ground of London. This farewell event took place at The Long Room, Lords, said a press release issued here on Saturday. A large number of cricket fans, players of the national cricket team, members of the community and media persons attended the…

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London City Airport’s flights to be controlled from 70 miles away

LONDON: If you fly into London City in two years’ time, air traffic controllers won’t see your plane through a window but will guide it down from screens 70 miles away as the airport becomes one of the first in a major capital to use a digital control tower. Staff will monitor planes with the…

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Sweden drops Assange investigation, UK police says he still faces arrest

LONDON: Swedish prosecutors said on Friday they had dropped an investigation of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange over a rape allegation, but British police said he would still be arrested if he left the Ecuadorean embassy in London where he has been holed up. Assange, 45, took refuge in the embassy in 2012 to avoid extradition…

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PIA in hot water over heroin recovery claim

Police in the UK claim that a “quantity of heroin” has been found on board a plane that flew to London from a Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) plane. Following the alleged recovery, 14 members of PIA crew were detained at London’s Heathrow Airport on Monday and were let off after several hours following a thorough…

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Why PIA crew taken in custody in UK?

Flight of Pakistan International Airline (PIA) was held back at Heathrow Airport of London where the pilots and other crew members were grilled for eight hours. Worried passengers remained stuck there unattended in the meantime. Watch what happened to PIA flight PK785?

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Pakistani doctor beats 64 cooks to win Masterchef title

LONDON: A Pakistani female doctor has made headlines around the world by beating 64 other amateur cooks to win BBC’s Masterchef title.  Whoever suspected that 29-year-old Saliha Mahmood-Ahmed, a British-Pakistani from Watford, will go on to become BBC’s Masterchef of 2017. The task was not an easy one since Saliha had to beat 64 other…

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British Royal Military Academy trainer speaks highly of Pakistan Army

LONDON: Major Uqbah Malik, who is currently training cadets at the British Royal Military Academy Sandhurst said that Pakistan Army is a capable professional force who is being recognised in the world for its ability to battle militants.  Terming his appointment at the British Royal Military Academy as acknowledgment of Pakistan Army’s professional capabilities, Major…

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Britain awaits local election results in test for PM

LONDON: Results of Britain’s local elections are due on Friday in what will serve as a key indicator of Prime Minister Theresa May’s chances in next month’s Brexit-dominated national election. Voters across England, Scotland and Wales went to the polls on Thursday to choose nearly 5,000 new local councillors, in the shadow of campaigning for…

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Abida Parveen to perform in London

KARACHI: Pakistani sufi maestro and qawaal Abida Parveen will be performing in London this month. According to details, the singer will be performing in the finale of Alchemy Festival on 28th May at London’s Royal Festival Hall. Her sufi performances and recitations have earned her worldwide fame not only in Pakistan but throughout the world….

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Pakistani student makes history to become first non-European president of KCL

LONDON: Pakistani student, Momin Saqib is the first ever non-European national who became president of Britain’s prestigious King’s College London (KCL) student union for one year. It should be mentioned here that Momin Saqib, a student of BSC Computer Science & Management, belongs to Lahore. He is the first Pakistani to win the honor in…

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Nawaz Sharif—A Prime Minister absent moral authority

By Shahjahan Khurram In democracies around the world, moral authority is the driving force through which one occupies a public office and more importantly, stakes his claim to remain in one. Thursday’s Supreme Court verdict regarding the Panama Leaks controversy has stripped Mian Sahib from all, in my opinion and it is for the betterment…

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Indian liquor baron Vijay Mallya arrested in London

LONDON: The Scotland Yard on Tuesday arrested absconding Indian liquor baron Vijay Mallya in London, local media reported. He was produced before the Westminster Magistrates’ Court today and was later granted bail. The court proceedings, however, will continue in the extradition case. Confirming his arrest, the Metropolitan Police issued a statement that Mallya, 61, was…

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British PM May calls for early election on June 8

LONDON: British Prime Minister Theresa May called on Tuesday for an early election on June 8, saying the government had the right plan for negotiating the terms of Britain’s exit from the European Union and she needed political unity in London. Sterling rose against the dollar after May made the surprise announcement outside her Downing…

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Thank you Younis Khan

By: Muhammad Saim Khan Pakistan produced a lot of brilliant cricketers like Hanif Mohammad, Javed Miandad, Imran Khan,Zaheer Abbas and many more. These all players have played in the nineties. Now if we come to 2000 onwards the greats are Wasim Akram, Waqar Younis, Inzeman-ul-Haq, Mohammad Yousaf, Shahid Afridi and Younis Khan. All of these…

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COAS visits Pakistan High Commission in London

LONDON: General Qamar Javed Bajwa, Chief of Army Staff (COAS) visited Pakistani High Commission in London, United Kingdom.

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London exhibition elevates selfies as an art form

LONDON: From Old Masters’ self-portraits to contemporary selfies taken on phones, a London exhibition explores the creative potential of a mode of expression whose modern form is often derided as inane. The British capital’s Saatchi Gallery on Friday launches “From Selfie to Self-Expression”, which it says will be the world’s first exhibition looking at the…

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Private funeral held for singer George Michael in London

LONDON: Born in London in 1963 as Georgios Kyriacos Panayiatou, son of a Greek Cypriot immigrant father and English mother, Michael became one of the best-selling British recording artists of all time. He sold over 115 million records worldwide by the time of his death. In his career with Wham! and as a solo singer,…

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