Police criticised for failing to probe all aspects of maid’s abuse case

Police criticised for failing to probe all aspects of maid’s abuse case

ISLAMABAD: The capital police’s failure to defend its final progress report of its investigation into the abuse of a child employed as a maid invited the ire of the Supreme Court of Wednesday, as it did not involve crucial aspects of the case, such as how an alleged settlement between the suspect and the victim’s […]

Harassment may cost three KP prosecutors job

Harassment may cost three KP prosecutors job

PESHAWAR: The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa home and tribal affairs department has recommended the sacking of three prosecution directorate officials deported from Thailand recently over ‘sexual harassment and inappropriate behaviour’. A case in this respect has been sent to the chief secretary’s office for action, officials of the home department and directorate of prosecution told Dawn on […]

Zulfikar Bhutto: Closely watched by the Pakistan army

Zulfikar Bhutto: Closely watched by the Pakistan army

The following is an excerpt from a declassified document released online by America’s Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) as part of a searchable database on its website Reading Room. Declassified documents were previously only available to the public at the National Archives in College Park, Maryland. In a weekly summary compiled by the Office of Current […]

‘They’re gonna kill me one day,’ Michael Jackson had told his daughter

‘They’re gonna kill me one day,’ Michael Jackson had told his daughter

2009 witnessed a historic moment when singing sensation Michael Jackson lost his life due to heart failure. Seven years later, his daughter Paris Jackson opens up about his death in an exclusive interview with Rolling Stone. “They always say, ‘Time heals,’” she says. “But it really doesn’t. You just get used to it. I live […]

Deepika isn’t working with Iranian filmmaker Majid Majidi after all

Deepika isn’t working with Iranian filmmaker Majid Majidi after all

Looks like this one goal hasn’t been checked off on Deepika Padukone’s bucket list. Last year, photos of Children of Heaven director Majid Majidi and Deepika in the completely de-glammed avatar of a slum-dweller went viral. It was rumoured that she’s been cast in the Iranian filmmaker’s new project Beyond The Clouds, which is based […]

Review of Scotland Yard’s decision to drop Altaf case sought

Review of Scotland Yard’s decision to drop Altaf case sought

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan has sought a review of the Scotland Yard’s decision of dropping the money laundering case against Mutta­hida Qaumi Movement (MQM) founder Altaf Hussain. An informed source told Dawn that the interior ministry had written a letter to the UK authorities, asking them to reconsider the decision on the basis of evidence provided by […]

Panamagate hearing: second letter from Qatari royal ‘clarifies’ Sharif investment in Gulf Steel Mills

Panamagate hearing: second letter from Qatari royal ‘clarifies’ Sharif investment in Gulf Steel Mills

As the Panamagate hearing resumed Thursday, a second letter signed by Qatari royal Hamad Bin Jassim Bin Jaber Al-Thani submitted to the Supreme Court attempted to offer up clarification on the Sharif family’s business ties and money trail in the Middle East. The letter attempts to shed light on “certain queries… raised with respect to […]

Trump defends restricted entry for Muslims

Trump defends restricted entry for Muslims

US President Donald Trump said late Wednesday that his plan to limit the entry of people from several Muslim countries was necessary because the world is “a total mess”. Interviewed on ABC News, Trump denied that it was a ban on Muslims. “No it’s not the Muslim ban, but it’s countries that have tremendous terror,” […]

China may be developing new long-range air-to-air missile

China may be developing new long-range air-to-air missile

China may be testing a new, long-range air-to-air missile that could take out early warning aircraft and aerial refuelling aircraft, a state-run newspaper said on Thursday, after pictures of the new missile surfaced online. President Xi Jinping is overseeing an ambitious military modernisation program that includes stealth jets and aircraft carriers. The country has also […]

Facebook takes aim at fake news with new ‘trending’ formula

Facebook takes aim at fake news with new ‘trending’ formula

Facebook is updating its “trending” feature that highlights hot topics on its social networking site, part of its effort to root out the kind of fake news stories that critics contend helped Donald Trump become president. With the changes announced Wednesday, Facebook’s trending list will consist of topics being covered by several publishers. Before, it […]

Elon Musk tweets mysterious ‘tunnel’ project

Elon Musk tweets mysterious ‘tunnel’ project

Elon Musk is already going high, and now he says he’s going low. Subterranean, apparently. Just weeks after suddenly tweeting “Traffic is driving me nuts” and “am going to build a tunnel boring machine and just start digging,” the SpaceX and Tesla founder says it’s on the verge of happening. “Exciting progress on the tunnel […]

Pemra bans Amir Liaquat’s ‘Aisay Nahi Chalay Ga’ on Bol

Pemra bans Amir Liaquat’s ‘Aisay Nahi Chalay Ga’ on Bol

The Pakistan Electronic Media Authority (Pemra) on Thursday banned Amir Liaquat’s ‘Aisay Nahi Chalay Ga’ on Bol News with immediate effect. Pemra has prohibited Amir Liaquat from hosting any programme or appearing on TV in any manner, including as a guest, analyst, reporter, actor, or in audio, video beepers, promos or advertisement of his programme. […]