Pak Fin Min steps down after facing graft charges

Pak Fin Min steps down after facing graft charges

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan’s embattled finance minister Ishaq Dar, who was under a cloud following allegations of living beyond his means, has stepped down and Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi is now handling the portfolio and considering various options for choosing a replacement. An official of the Prime Minister’s House confirmed to the media on Saturday that […]

Pak must prevent militants from operating on its soil: US Gen

Pak must prevent militants from operating on its soil: US Gen

ISLAMABAD: In a blunt message to Pakistan, a top US general has told the country’s military leadership that Islamabad must prevent militants from operating within its soil and across its borders to bring in security and stability in the region. US Central Command (Centcom) Commander General Joseph Votel, who was here on a two-day visit, […]

Pakistan anti-terror court sends man to 60 yrs jail for acid attack

Pakistan anti-terror court sends man to 60 yrs jail for acid attack

LAHORE: A Pakistani anti-terrorism court has sentenced a man to 60 years in jail for throwing acid ona young woman who refused his marriage proposal. Judge Sajjad Ahmad of the Anti-Terrorism Court, Lahore yesterday sentenced Asmatullah to 25 years in jail on two separate counts under Anti-Terrorism Act, 1997, and another 10 years under Section […]

Pak summons Indian envoy over ‘ceasefire violations’

Pak summons Indian envoy over ‘ceasefire violations’

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan today summoned India’s Deputy High Commissioner J P Singh over the alleged “ceasefire violations” by Indian troops along the Line of Control which resulted in the death of an elderly woman. Director General (South Asia and SAARC) Dr Mohammad Faisal summoned Singh and “condemned the unprovoked ceasefire violations” by the Indian forces in […]

With Chabahar port, Afghanistan no Longer dependent on Pak: Abdullah

With Chabahar port, Afghanistan no Longer dependent on Pak: Abdullah

WASHINGTON: Afghanistan would no longer depend on Pakistan for transit trade with the opening of the strategic Chabahar Port, a top Afghan leader has said. Chabahar Port, located in the Sistan-Balochistan province on the energy-rich Persian Gulf nation’s southern coast, lies outside the Persian Gulf and is easily accessed from India’s western coast, bypassing Pakistan. […]

3-year-old girl survives Russia plane crash that kills 6

3-year-old girl survives Russia plane crash that kills 6

MOSCOW: A three-year-old girl was the only survivor of a plane crash in far eastern Russia, which killed six people today, officials said. An L-410 twin-engine turboprop crashed while trying to land at a small airport near the village of Nelkan. The aircraft, which belonged to regional carrier Khabarovsk Airlines, was on a regular flight […]

Another woman accuses George Bush of groping

Another woman accuses George Bush of groping

HOUSTON: Another woman has stepped forward to accuse former President George HW Bush of inappropriately touching her. Roslyn Corrigan tells Time magazine that she posed for a photo with Bush in 2003 at a gathering of CIA officers north of Houston. She was 16 at the time and attended the event with her mother and […]

EU takes step towards closer defence cooperation

EU takes step towards closer defence cooperation

BRUSSELS: The EU will move towards closer defence ties on Monday with more than 20 states signing a landmark pact that aims to boost cooperation after Brexit and counteract Russian pressure. Similar efforts to deepen military links have been frustrated for decades, partly by Britain’s fierce opposition to anything that might lead to a European […]

Xi most powerful Chinese leader since Mao Zedong: Trump

Xi most powerful Chinese leader since Mao Zedong: Trump

WASHINGTON: Chinese President Xi Jinping is the most powerful leader of China since Mao Zedong, US President Donald Trump said, underlining that the two leaders have developed a very good relationship. Trump arrived in Vietnam from China, wherein he said he had a “very successful” meeting with Xi, CNN reported. The US President praised Xi […]

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