‘Musharraf mulled using nukes against India after 2001 attack’

‘Musharraf mulled using nukes against India after 2001 attack’

DUBAI: Pakistan’s former military dictator Gen Pervez Musharraf says he mulled the use of nuclear weapons against India amid tensions following the 2001 terror attack on the Indian Parliament, but decided against doing so out of fear of retaliation, according to a media report. Musharraf, 73, also recalled that he had many sleepless nights, asking […]

Pak SC concludes Panama case hearing against Sharif, family

Pak SC concludes Panama case hearing against Sharif, family

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan’s Supreme Court on Thursday concluded hearing the sensitive Panama Papers case against beleaguered Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and his family for alleged corruption and money laundering, but reserved its verdict that could jeopardise his political future. The judgment was reserved after counsels of both sides concluded their arguments before a three-judge bench of […]

Pak officials fear ISIS trying to recruit varsity students

Pak officials fear ISIS trying to recruit varsity students

KARACHI: Pakistan’s counter-terrorism officials fear terror groups like ISIS are trying to recruit varsity students as they held a series of meetings with vice- chancellors of 11 universities in Sindh province to counter any such attempt. The vice-chancellors of the universities have been asked to increase the vigilance, security and intelligence network to save students […]

20 dead, 30 injured in blast in Pakistan

20 dead, 30 injured in blast in Pakistan

LAHORE: A powerful suicide blast near residence-cum-office of Pakistan’s Punjab province Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif in Lahore on Monday killed at least 20 people, including policemen, and wounded 30 others. Lahore police chief Capt (R) Amin Wains said the “target of blast was police”. He also confirmed that it was a suicide blast. According to […]

Muslim woman assaulted, hijab pulled off in UK

Muslim woman assaulted, hijab pulled off in UK

LONDON: A Muslim woman’s hijab was pulled off allegedly by a man in a vicious assault in London, amid a spike in hate crime incidents following a series of terror attacks in the UK. Aniso Abdulkadir was waiting for a tube at Baker Street station on July 16 when she says the man grabbed her […]

China shuts down over 3,900 illegal websites

China shuts down over 3,900 illegal websites

BEIJING: A total of 3,918 illegal websites were shut down by China’s Internet watchdogs from April to June this year, official media reported on Sunday. The websites included those that published content that jeopardised national security, and those that spread violence, vulgarity or ungrounded rumours, according to the statement by the Cyberspace Administration of China […]

Engage in direct dialogue: Pentagon tells China, India

Engage in direct dialogue: Pentagon tells China, India

WASHINGTON: India and China should engage in direct dialogue free of any “coercive aspects” to reduce the tension over a military standoff in Dokalam, the Pentagon has said. Chinese and Indian soldiers have been locked in a face- off in Dokalam area in the southernmost part of Tibet in an area also claimed by Indian […]

Pak may face economic instability if reforms stop: IMF

Pak may face economic instability if reforms stop: IMF

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan’s macroeconomic stability earned in the past three years could be undermined if the country fails to continue with its reforms, the IMF has warned, amid the political tension over the sensitive Panama Papers case. Resident Representative of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) to Pakistan Tokhir Mirzoev said the economic stability needed to be […]

Nawaz’s brother Shehbaz Sharif to replace him in case of conviction’

Nawaz’s brother Shehbaz Sharif to replace him in case of conviction’

ISLAMABAD: Beleaguered Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif’s younger brother and Punjab province Chief Minister Shehbaz Sharif is expected to replace him if he is disqualified by the Supreme Court for alleged corruption and money laundering in the sensitive Panama Papers case, according to a media report. Since Shehbaz is not a member of the National […]

Pak SC concludes Panama case hearing against Sharif, family

Pak SC concludes Panama case hearing against Sharif, family

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan’s Supreme Court on Friday concluded hearing the high-profile Panama Papers case against Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and his family for alleged corruption, but reserved its verdict that could jeopardise his political future. The three-member bench headed by Justice Ejaz Afzal and comprising Justice Sheikh Azmat Saeed and Justice Ijazul Ahsan did not immediately […]

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