Pak CJ hints at constituting high-power JIT to probe money laundering allegations against Zardari

Pak CJ hints at constituting high-power JIT to probe money laundering allegations against Zardari

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan’s Chief Justice Saqib Nisar on Monday hinted at constituting a high-power Joint Investigation Team – similar to the one formed in the Panama Papers case against Nawaz Sharif – to probe the money laundering allegations against former president Asif Ali Zardari and his sister, according to media reports. The Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) […]

Twin-engine plane crashes outside California mall, 5 killed

Twin-engine plane crashes outside California mall, 5 killed

WASHINGTON: A small plane crashed near the parking lot of a mall in the US state of California, killing all five people on board, the authorities said. The twin-engine Cessna plane was en route to John Wayne Airport when the pilot declared an emergency and crashed around 12:30 pm local time in Santa Ana on […]

Blocking digestive hormone may help prevent pancreatic cancer

Blocking digestive hormone may help prevent pancreatic cancer

New York: Blocking a digestive hormone associated with obesity may help prevent the spread of pancreatic tumours to other areas in the body, according to a study. A high-fat diet promotes the growth of pancreatic cancer independent of obesity because of the interaction between dietary fat and cholecystokinin (CCK) — digestive hormone released by the […]

20 killed in bus-tanker collision in northwest Pakistan

20 killed in bus-tanker collision in northwest Pakistan

PESHAWAR: At least 20 people, including women and children, were killed and 35 others injured when a passenger bus collided with a tanker in northwest Pakistan last night, a media report said on Sunday. The accident took place near Samari area of Kohat district in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, while the ill-fated bus was on its way […]

Pak anti-graft body approaches Interpol, seeks Red Corner Notices against Sharif’s sons

Pak anti-graft body approaches Interpol, seeks Red Corner Notices against Sharif’s sons

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan’s apex anti-graft body has approached Interpol seeking issuance of Red Corner Notices against jailed former premier Nawaz Sharif’s sons Hasan and Hussain, a media report said on Saturday. Sharif’s sons were declared as absconders by an accountability court after they failed to appear in either of the three cases launched against them along […]

Pak polls: 1.67 mn votes rejected, says report

ISLAMABAD: A total of 1.67 million votes cast across Pakistan in the 2018 general election were rejected, which was 11.7 per cent more than that of the 1.5 million ballots discarded in the 2013 polls, according to an independent election watchdog report. A ballot is rejected from the count if it does not clearly show […]