Pak court issues arrest warrant against Zardari in money laundering case

Pak court issues arrest warrant against Zardari in money laundering case

KARACHI: A banking court here on Fridday issued non-bailable arrest warrants against Pakistan’s former president and PPP co-chairman Asif Ali Zardari and 15 other suspects in the fake bank accounts scam case, according to a media report. During the hearing of Rs 35 billion money laundering case, the court directed authorities to arrest and present […]

Scientists create mini Mona Lisa using bacteria

LONDON: Scientists have created an accurate millimetric replica of Leonardo da Vinci’s Mona Lisa, using approximately one million bacteria cells that were genetically engineered to respond to light. The researchers used light patterns to control the swimming speed of bacteria and direct them to form different shapes. Controlling bacteria in this way means it could […]

Pakistan releases 30 Indian prisoners ahead of Independence Day

Pakistan releases 30 Indian prisoners ahead of Independence Day

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan on Monday released 30 Indian prisoners, including 27 fishermen, from jail as a goodwill gesture ahead of the country’s Independence Day on Tuesday. The release of the prisoners “is in line with Pakistan’s consistent policy of not politicising humanitarian issues,” Foreign Office Spokesperson Mohammad Faisal said in a statement. The 30 prisoners being […]

Iran’s Khamenei: ‘No war, no negotiations with the US’

Iran’s Khamenei: ‘No war, no negotiations with the US’

TEHRAN: Iran’s supreme leader on Monday said there would be neither war nor negotiations with the United States, and that the country’s problems were the result of government mismanagement more than renewed sanctions. Ayatollah Ali Khamenei’s comments add to the pressure on President Hassan Rouhani following a collapse in the currency and widespread protests over […]

Six climbers, crew rescued in Tajikistan chopper accident

DUSHANBE: Six climbers and a crew member were rescued from the site of a helicopter accident in a remote mountainous region of Tajikistan while nine others remain missing after a “hard landing”, emergency services said. The Tajik Committee for Emergency Situations told AFP that a rescue helicopter reached the site in the east of the […]

Imran Khan borrows waistcoat from NA employee for official photo

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan’s Prime Minister-in-waiting Imran Khan on Monday borrowed a waistcoat from an employee of the National Assembly to pose for a photograph for his parliamentary registration card, a media report said on Monday. Khan, 65, arrived in parliament wearing a traditional white shalwar kameez to attend the maiden session of the National Assembly. He […]

Fake, low-quality medicines prevalent in developing countries

Fake, low-quality medicines prevalent in developing countries

Washington: Sale of substandard and falsified medicines – including those used to treat deadly diseases like malaria – are prevalent in the developing world, say scientists who found that 13 per cent of the sampled medicines in low and middle-income countries were below par. When looking specifically at African countries, almost 19 per cent of […]

Imran Khan’s party bags 33 reserved seats; PTI NA tally stands at 158

Imran Khan’s party bags 33 reserved seats; PTI NA tally stands at 158

ISLAMABAD: The Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) has been allotted 28 reserved seats for women and five for non-Muslims by the election commission, taking the party’s tally to 158 in the National Assembly — just 14 short of the number required for simple majority. The Election Commission of Pakistan on Saturday distributed the reserved seats among the […]

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