Pak SC asks Imran Khan govt to lift travel ban on opposition leaders

Pak SC asks Imran Khan govt to lift travel ban on opposition leaders

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan’s Supreme Court Thursday ordered the government led by Prime Minister Imran Khan to lift the travel ban imposed on opposition leader Bilawal Bhutto-Zardari and the Sindh Chief Minister, and asked the country’s anti-corruption body to probe their involvement in Rs 35 billion ‘fake accounts case’. As many as 172 suspects were placed on […]

6.0 magnitude earthquake jolts Nicobar Islands region

Port Blair: A strong earthquake of magnitude 6 hit the seismologically prone Andaman and Nicobar Islands Thursday, National Centre for Seismology (NCS) said. There was no tsunami alert issued as sea levels around the Andaman Nicobar archipelago showed no major rise, said SPS Shenoi, Director INCOIS. The earthquake hit the region at 8.43 am and […]

Pak national carrier PIA bans entertainment on flights to Saudi Arabia

Pak national carrier PIA bans entertainment on flights to Saudi Arabia

Lahore: The Pakistan International Airlines has banned in-flight entertainment for pilgrims travelling to Jeddah and Madina and will only play Quranic verses and naats for them, an official of the national carrier said Thursday. The decision was taken “in light of the peoples’ sentiments,” PIA spokesman Mashhood Tajawar told PTI. Cash-strapped PIA has been running […]

UN chief hails ‘historic’ moment as Palestine takes over reins of G77

UN chief hails ‘historic’ moment as Palestine takes over reins of G77

UNITED NATIONS: UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres welcomed the “historic leadership” of Palestine which assumed the chairmanship of G77, the global body’s largest intergovernmental organisation of developing countries including India. Egypt was the previous Chair of the Group of 77 (G77), a coalition of 134 members, along with China which aligns itself with the bloc. India’s […]

One in three UN employees have been sexually harassed: Survey

UNITED NATIONS: A third of United Nations employees have reported experiencing sexual harassment at the world body over the last two years, according to the findings of the first-ever survey on such misconduct released Tuesday. UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres told staff in a letter that the study contained “some sobering statistics and evidence of what […]

China rapidly building robust lethal force to impose its will in the region: US official

WASHINGTON: China, seeking “great power status”, is rapidly building a robust lethal force with advanced capabilities in the air, at sea, in space and in cyberspace to enable it to impose its will in the region and beyond, according to a top US intelligence official. “The strategic objectives of the Chinese Communist Party include securing […]

Landslide kills 9 labourers in Pakistan

Landslide kills 9 labourers in Pakistan

Kohistan: Nine labourers were killed when their van was buried in a sudden landslide in mountainous northern Pakistan, authorities said. The incident occurred on Monday night near Khushi point on the Karakoram Highway, authorities confirmed. Rescue workers “have successfully recovered the bodies of nine people from inside the van”, the station house officer (SHO) at […]

Government shutdown because of Democrats: Trump

Government shutdown because of Democrats: Trump

WASHINGTON: President Donald Trump has attributed the partial government shutdown, which is now into its 24th day, to the opposition Democrats who have blocked his proposal of USD 5.7 billion in Congressional funding to build a wall along the US-Mexico border. He also said that he will “never ever back down” when its comes to […]

Hindus, Sikhs to get cremation grounds in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa

Hindus, Sikhs to get cremation grounds in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa

Peshawar: Pakistan’s ,Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province has identified sites for the construction of a cremation ground for the Hindu and Sikh community and a graveyard for Christians. Nearly 1.25 acre of land has been identified in Samarbagh near Northern bypass Peshawar of which 0.5 acre will be allocated for the construction of the cremation ground and […]

Pak govt puts major CPEC power project on hold

Pak govt puts major CPEC power project on hold

ISLAMA BAD: The Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) government has decided to shelve a major power project pushed by the Pakistan Muslim League- Nawaz regime under the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) and will axe hundreds of other schemes under the Public Sector Development Programme (PSDP) later this month. DawnNews reported on Monday that background discussions with government […]

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