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Trump’s fiery UN address redefines US role in the world

United Nations: President Donald Trump’s debut speech at the United Nations featured saber-rattling aplenty, but it also showed glimmers of a Trump doctrine that could transform America’s place in the world. It was described by one observer as a “42-minute tweetstorm” and by another as president George W. Bush’s “‘axis of evil’ speech on steroids.”…

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Pakistanis to get free visa on arrival in Qatar

DOHA: Pakistani citizens are now eligible for free tourist visa on arrival to enter Qatar for a period of 30 days. The Qatar embassy in Pakistan posted on their website that Qatar will grant free tourist visa valid for 30 days on their arrival in Qatar provided they meet certain conditions. The requirements for the…

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PCB bans Khalid Latif for five years over PSL spot-fixing

LAHORE: Anti-corruption tribunal of Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) on Wednesday banned opener Khalid Latif for five years and fined him one million rupees ($9,489) over a spot-fixing case, the second casualty after teammate Sharjeel Khan was banned late last month. “Latif is banned for five years and fined one million rupees after the proceedings of…

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Pakistan urges OIC to play role in Myanmar Rohingya carnage

Pakistan has urged upon the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation to play a leading role for Rohingya Muslim brothers and sisters. Addressing the OIC Contact Group meeting in New York, Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi reiterated Pakistan’s commitment to take full part in any humanitarian effort by the OIC or UN to help the Rohingya Muslims….

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Happy 49th Birthday Ijaz Ahmed

By:Omair Alavi He may have had the most unusual of batting styles but Ijaz Ahmed was Pakistan’s best bet when it came to scoring quick runs and confusing the opposition. Selected for his superior fielding in the early years, he became a team regular after scoring multiple centuries Down Under. His status was further elevated…

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Ashraf Ghani appealed Pakistan to work together to curb extremists

Afghan President Ashraf Ghani appealed Tuesday to Pakistan to work together to curb extremists, seeing an opportunity as the United States sends in more troops. Addressing the UN General Assembly, Ghani said US President Donald Trump’s new Afghan strategy sent a signal to Taliban guerrillas that they cannot win on the field and must negotiate…

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Marriyum unravels details of fact finding inquiry regarding drafting of law to curb print media

ISLAMABAD: Minister of State for Information, Broadcasting and National Heritage, Ms Marriyum Aurangzeb revealing the details of a fact finding inquiry into the drafting of an ordinance to put curbs on the print media at a press conference here Tuesday said that Director General of the Internal Publicity Wing of the ministry Nasir Jamal was…

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25 short films screened on second day of Asia Peace Film festival

ISLAMABAD: As many as 25 short films and documentaries were screened on the second day of the first Asia Film Festival on Tuesday being organized by the Pakistan National Council of the Arts (PNCA). The films from Iran, Syria, Iraq, Myanmar, India, Turkey, Korea, Bangladesh, Nepal, China and Philippines mostly focused on the violation of…

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COAS visits Engineers Centre Risalpur

RAWALPINDI: General Qamar Javed Bajwa, Chief of Army Staff (COAS) Tuesday visited Engineers Centre Risalpur. According to ISPR press statement issued here, COAS installed Lieutenant General Javed Mahmood Bukhari as Colonel Commandant of Corps of Engineers. The COAS pinned the badges of rank at the ceremony, the statement said adding Lt Gen Javed Mahmood Bukhari…

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Nawaz Sharif must not appear before NAB court: Maryam

LONDON: PML-N leader Maryam Nawaz said that former premier and her father Nawaz Sharif must not appear before the accountability court. Her statement came hours after the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) gave former premier Nawaz Sharif and other family members another seven days to appear before the accountability court in connection with the Supreme Court-mandated…

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Kiln worker in Gujranwala dies after selling kidney to repay loan

GUJRANWALA: A kiln worker from Sheikhupura became yet another victim of the kidney mafia when he sold his organ in an attempt to repay a loan, on Tuesday. Khizar Hayat lost the battle for his life when he sold his kidney in order to repay a loan of Rs 250,000. He used to work at…

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Rabbani seeks official response on anti-Pakistan posters in Switzerland

ISLAMABAD: Chairman Senate Mian Raza Rabbani on Tuesday sought response by the government on the display of anti-Pakistan posters in Switzerland. “Interior minister should coordinate with the Foreign Office to record its statement on floor of the house regarding anti-Pakistan posters displayed in Switzerland,” he said in his reaction to this incident. Rabbani also took…

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Armeena Khan shuts up trolls for criticising her dress

Pakistani actress Armeena Rana Khan recently lashed out on trolls on micro-blogging site Twitter for criticising her dress and labeling it vulgar. Armeena Rana Khan is not one to back down from trolls. Recently the actress won an award at the International Pakistan Prestige Awards 2017. When the actress had won the award, she dedicated…

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Gas to be provided to Khairpur Industrial Estate: Senate told

ISLAMABAD: State Minister for Petroleum Jam Kamal on Tuesday informed the Senate that the Prime Minister had already issued directives for providing gas to Khairpur Industrial Estate. In response to a point raised by senator Murtaza Wahab, the minister said the chief minister Sindh had also raised the issue in meeting of inter-provincial coordination committee….

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Video: Tania Khaskheli’s father says won’t rest till daughter’s murderer is punished

KARACHI: Father of the murdered 19-year-old student Tania Khaskheli, stated that he won’t rest till his daughter’s killer was not punished. Relatives of Tania lined up outside Sindh High Court to demand justice for the murder of the 19-year-old student from Sehwan, who was shot to death by feudal lord Khan Noohani for turning down…

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Nisar lambasts PM for backing FM’s remarks on in-house cleaning

ISLAMABAD: Former interior minister and senior PML-N leader Chaudhry Nisar Ali on Tuesday called for his party’s government to refrain from statements that could embarrass Pakistan internationally. Nisar’s remarks came a day after Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi publicly backed Foreign Minister Khawaja Asif’s statement regarding ‘putting our own house in order’ and ‘in-house cleaning’….

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4 dead, 12 injured in Sukkur cement factory blast

SUKKUR: As many as four people died and 12 were injured when a blast occurred in the Rohri cement factory in Sukkur, on Tuesday.  According to details, police arrived on the spot and surrounded the area. A search operation is underway in order to determine the cause of the blast and arrest any suspects linked…

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Man suspects wife of infidelity, kills daughter in fit of rage

  FAISALABAD: In a horrifying incident, a man on Tuesday took the life of his daughter in a fit of uncontrollable rage after suspecting his wife of infidelity. Abdul Razzaq, a resident of Faisalabad, attacked his wife and children with a sharp weapon after he suspected that his wife was being unfaithful to him. He…

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Sri Lanka name new selectors ahead of Pakistan series

COLOMBO: Sri Lanka on Tuesday appointed former Test player Graeme Labrooy as the chief selector, days before a two-Test series kicks off in the UAE against Pakistan. Labrooy’s appointment comes after a selection panel led by batting great Sanath Jayasuriya resigned en masse following the team’s humiliating 3-0 whitewash at home to India in a…

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LHC dismisses contempt petition against Maryam, Ahsan

LAHORE: The Lahore High Court on Tuesday dismissed a contempt of court petition against Maryam Nawaz and Federal Interior Minister Ahsan Iqbal, after declaring it non-maintainable. Justice Shahid Karim heard the petition filed by Muhammad Saddarud Din Shah seeking contempt of court proceedings against the respondents for criticising the judiciary. Earlier, the petitioner’s counsel submitted…

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Official result of NA-120 announced, Kulsoom polls 61,745 votes

LAHORE: The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) announced official results of the NA-120 by-election on Wednesday, according to which Kulsoom Nawaz polled 61,745 votes. According to the result announced by the ECP, 125,129 votes were declared correct while 1,717 votes were rejected as incorrect. Dr Yasmin Rashid secured 47,099 votes to finish at number second…

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