Nowshera woman ‘burnt by in-laws’ dies

Nowshera woman ‘burnt by in-laws’ dies

PESHAWAR: A woman, who was allegedly tortured and burnt by in-laws in Nowshera district last month, died at the Pakistan Institute of Medical Sciences in Islamabad on Wednesday morning. The burns victim was later buried in the ancestral village, Dagi Jadeed, in Nowshera after funeral. While her relatives were optimistic about improvement of her health […]

SC finds anomalies in lower court’s handling of Tayyaba case

SC finds anomalies in lower court’s handling of Tayyaba case

ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court on Wednesday found anomalies in the way the sessions courts handled the case of the 10-year-old maid tortured by the family of a serving additional district and sessions judge (ADSJ). Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP) Saqib Nisar ordered the deputy inspector general (DIG) of Islamabad police to investigate all aspects of […]

‘SC will follow law and Constitution, not parties’ expectations’

‘SC will follow law and Constitution, not parties’ expectations’

ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court on Wednesday declared that it would dispense justice in accordance with the law and Constitution, not based on the perceptions or expectations of any one party. Asking the court to dispense “true justice”, especially when parties in Pakistan were polarised along political lines, was a very slippery slope, explained Justice Asif […]

Soft-pedalling sectarian groups

Soft-pedalling sectarian groups

Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan’s remarks in the Senate on Tuesday about sectarianism in Pakistan beggar belief. Not only are they out of touch with reality, they are deeply offensive, and — given he is interior minister of a country involved in a battle against violent religious extremism — cause for extreme concern. Responding to the […]

MUET clerk held for possessing Naila Rind, other girls’ pictures

MUET clerk held for possessing Naila Rind, other girls’ pictures

DADU: Police picked up on Wednesday a clerk working for the Mehran University of Engineering and Technology (MUET) for interrogation over the mysterious death of Naila Rind, who was found hanging from a ceiling fan in her room in Marvi hostel 11 days ago. A team of Jamshoro police led by inspector Agha Tahir, SHO […]

Amazon halts sales of Indian flag doormat after visa threat

Amazon halts sales of Indian flag doormat after visa threat

Amazon.com removed doormats resembling the Indian tri-color flag from its Canadian website on Wednesday, after an Indian government threat to rescind visas of the American company’s employees if they did not stop selling the product. “Amazon must tender unconditional apology,” India’s external affairs minister Sushma Swaraj said on Twitter. “They must withdraw all products insulting […]

Mahira Khan and Shah Rukh Khan share steamy chemistry in Udi Udi Jaye

Mahira Khan and Shah Rukh Khan share steamy chemistry in Udi Udi Jaye

And Mahira Khan makes our hearts flutter like a kite again. In the latest Raees song release, Udi Udi Jaye, Shah Rukh Khan and Mahira Khan put on quite a show. The song shows the Pakistani actor as the girl next door and in a series of progression, the relationship between SRK and Mahira blossoms, […]

Panamagate case: burden of proof lies with PM’s counsel, judges say

Panamagate case: burden of proof lies with PM’s counsel, judges say

The prime minister’s counsel, as he resumed his arguments before the Supreme Court during hearing of the Panamagate case on Thursday, was quizzed about a money trail for the London flats and asked to prove there were no inconsistencies in the PM’s speech in the National Assembly last year. The PM’s counsel Makhdoom Ali Khan […]

Japanese citizen ‘commits suicide’ in Multan

Japanese citizen ‘commits suicide’ in Multan

A Japanese citizen allegedly committed suicide by jumping off a hotel building in Multan on Thursday, police said. The man, later identified as Okumura Katfumi, jumped to his death from the third floor of a hotel situated in Multan’s Tariq Road area, City Police Officer (CPO) Multan Ahsan Younas said. The Japanese citizen was staying […]

China launches new electronic intelligence naval ship

China launches new electronic intelligence naval ship

China’s Navy has launched a new electronic reconnaissance ship, state media said on Thursday, the latest addition to an expanding fleet and as Beijing’s new assertiveness to territorial claims in the South China Sea fuels tensions. The People’s Liberation Army (PLA) now operates six electronic reconnaissance vessels, the official English-language China Daily newspaper said, noting […]

Three more Pakistani sailors stranded on ship in Egypt return home

Three more Pakistani sailors stranded on ship in Egypt return home

Another three sailors of the 17 Pakistani crew members stuck on a ship anchored in Egypt’s Suez Canal for at least three months returned home on Thursday. The workers had been stranded abroad for months after the Egyptian government had reportedly confiscated their passports. A few weeks earlier, four amongst those stranded had returned to […]

Pakistan to tour West Indies for full series in March

Pakistan to tour West Indies for full series in March

West Indies will host a full series, including three Tests, against Pakistan beginning on March 31, the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) has said. Queen’s Park Oval in Port-of-Spain will stage two Twenty20s, to be followed by three one-dayers at the Guyana National Stadium. Kingston’s Sabina Park will host the first test from April 22, […]