Quake kills two, injures hundreds in Iran

Quake kills two, injures hundreds in Iran

by Agencies TEHRAN:  A 5.7 magnitude earthquake near Iran’s border with Turkmenistan killed two people, injured hundreds and caused widespread damage, state media reported on Sunday, citing the country’s seismological centre. The quake, which struck at 1800 GMT Saturday in and around the city of Bojnurd, North Khorasan province, killed a 54-year-old woman and a […]

Sisters move court after marriages threatened

Sisters move court after marriages threatened

Our Correspondent LAHORE: Husbands threatened two sisters with divorce after a cyber criminal uploaded their pictures on fake Facebook profiles. The two victims of this crime reached a district and sessions court to seek the filing of a case against unidentified suspects. Nabila, a petitioner, said in the plea that they sought the immediate arrest of […]

Lahoriite celebrates Mother’s Day with triplets

Lahoriite celebrates Mother’s Day with triplets

LAHORE:  There are millions of women who long for just one child, but a lucky Lahoriite woman was blessed with three kids in one go, that too just ahead of Mothers’ Day. She and her three offspring are safe and healthy, while the woman can celebrate Mother’s Day in its true spirit. The young woman, […]

Over 400 buildings marked for demolition

Over 400 buildings marked for demolition

Our Correspondent RAWALPINDI:  The city administrators have issued eviction notices to owners of dilapidated buildings. The crumbling buildings along the drain need to be demolished to avoid any mishap, officials said. The Rawalpindi Municipal Corporation [RMC], Rawalpindi Cantonment Board [RCB] and district management have issued notices to the owners and tenants of over 400 dilapidated […]

Police bring LG reps up to speed on Local Eye

Police bring LG reps up to speed on Local Eye

Our Correspondent LAHORE:  The city administration and police came together to discuss the revolutionary Local Eye software which would promote community policing and sensetise elected representatives. The moot was held at the Al Hamra Hall on Saturday and attended by Lord Mayor Colonel (Retd) Mubashir Javed, deputy mayors, union council chairpersons and vice chairpersons, CCPO […]

The trains and sea ports of China’s new Silk Road

The trains and sea ports of China’s new Silk Road

AFP BEIJING:  China opened its Silk Road summit on Sunday to showcase its ambitious plans to revive ancient trade routes from Asia to Europe and Africa. President Xi Jinping hailed the initiative for a massive network of rail and maritime links – dubbed One Belt, One Road – as “a project of the century” in […]

Four drown during picnic at Karachi’s Paradise Point

Four drown during picnic at Karachi’s Paradise Point

Our Desk Four people, including three teenagers, drowned in the sea near the Paradise Point beach in Karachi on Sunday, police said. The four were residents of the Buffer Zone area. They drowned early Sunday morning while at the beach for a picnic, Station House Officer (SHO) Maripur Muhammad Iqbal said. The deceased were identified […]

Geo-economics must take precedence over geo-politics, PM says in Beijing

Geo-economics must take precedence over geo-politics, PM says in Beijing

Our Desk Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Sunday addressed the plenary session of the Belt and Road Forum (BRF) for International Cooperation in Beijing, where he stressed that geo-economics should take precedence over geopolitics, Radio Pakistan reported. PM Sharif, who had arrived in the Chinese capital on Friday to participate in the One Belt, One […]

In a polarized world, we need Sufi to bridge gap, Bilawal Bhutto Zardari tells Sufi Conference

In a polarized world, we need Sufi to bridge gap, Bilawal Bhutto Zardari tells Sufi Conference

KARACHI, May 5: Chairman Pakistan Peoples Party Bilawal Bhutto Zardari has said that now as the world becomes increasingly polarized, today we need the Sufi, more than ever before. We need that universal language of the mystic to unite us. “To bridge the gap across religions, cultures and people. To remind us that at our […]

Bilawal Bhutto condemns putting off-air two Bol Network Channels by Federal government

Bilawal Bhutto condemns putting off-air two Bol Network Channels by Federal government

KARACHI, May 3: Chairman Pakistan Peoples Party Bilawal Bhutto has condemned putting off-air two Bol Network Channels by Federal government through PEMRA and warned Sharif brothers to desist threatening free media. “World is celebrating Press Freedom Day and the Nawaz Sharif government is attacking media on the day” the PPP Chairman said in a statement. […]

Former President Asif Ali Zardari calls for freedom of expression, RTI Legislation and end to impunity of crimes against media persons

Former President Asif Ali Zardari calls for freedom of expression, RTI Legislation and end to impunity of crimes against media persons

“There is a systematic erosion of freedom of expression in the name of ideology and national security on the one hand and crimes against media persons are being committed with impunity on the other”. This has been stated by former President Asif Ali Zardari in a message on the international Press Freedom Day on Wednesday […]