Trump and Kim raise summit hopes after days of brinkmanship

Trump and Kim raise summit hopes after days of brinkmanship

SEOUL: Plans for a landmark summit with North Korea’s Kim Jong Un are moving “very nicely”, US President Donald Trump said Sunday, as the South’s leader said Kim told him the talks would be a historic opportunity to end decades of confrontation. The latest conciliatory declarations capped a turbulent few days of diplomatic brinkmanship on the […]

Karachi likely to brave hot weather from Tuesday, warns Met Office

Karachi likely to brave hot weather from Tuesday, warns Met Office

KARACHI: After few days of relief, Karachiites should roll up their sleeves again for another spell of heatwave likely to start in the city from Tuesday. The Pakistan Metrological Department (PMD) in its latest weather alert said that residents of the city are likely to experience hot to very hot weather from Tuesday to Thursday. The […]

PM inaugurates Gilgit Baltistan Assembly building

PM inaugurates Gilgit Baltistan Assembly building

GILGIT: Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi on Sunday inaugurated the newly constructed building of Gilgit Baltistan Legislative Assembly in Gilgit. The state of the art assembly building has been completed at a cost of Rs910 million. Earlier, upon his arrival the prime minister was received at Gilgit Airport by Governor Mir Ghazanfar Ali Khan, Chief […]

Sons beat up elderly mother, leave her in trash heap in Sukkur

Sons beat up elderly mother, leave her in trash heap in Sukkur

SUKKUR: An 80-year old woman was found in a trash heap near Sukkur’s Bus Terminal in a semiconscious state after allegedly being beaten up by her stony-hearted sons, ARY News reported. According to details, the sons of the elderly woman left her at a garbage dump after allegedly subjecting her to torture over a domestic […]

Qatar bans goods from UAE, Saudi Arabia

Qatar bans goods from UAE, Saudi Arabia

DUBAI: Qatar said it was banning products originating from the United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia, Egypt and Bahrain, almost a year after those states imposed an embargo on Doha, accusing it of supporting terrorism. “Products originating from the blockading states, which as a result of the blockade cannot pass the Gulf Cooperation Council Customs Territory, […]

Federal govt yet to release Rs166 bn to Sindh, says Murad

Federal govt yet to release Rs166 bn to Sindh, says Murad

KARACHI: Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah has said that the center has been dragging its feet to release Rs166bn to the provincial government. Addressing a ceremony here, he said: “Development is impossible without peace. It is due to the security measures taken by the provincial government that the cases of kidnapping for ransom have […]

Karachiites warned to prepare for another heatwave

Karachiites warned to prepare for another heatwave

With temperatures continuing to rise, Karachiites have been warned to prepare for yet another heatwave which is expected to start during the second ashra  of the holy month of Ramazan. According to meteorologists, temperatures are said to be rise beyond 40 degree Celsius Monday onwards. Despite the weather forecasts, Sindh government has not initiated any […]

Imran sees making of ‘Naya Pakistan’ on July 25

Imran sees making of ‘Naya Pakistan’ on July 25

ISLAMABAD: Hours after the top poll organising authority announced general elections to be held on July 25, Imran Khan’s Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) vowed on Sunday to oust ‘corrupt’ rulers. The poll will bring to a head political tensions that have been building since former prime minister Nawaz Sharif was ousted by the Supreme Court on corruption charges and later barred […]

Protesters block access to KP assembly ahead of Fata merger bill’s approval

Protesters block access to KP assembly ahead of Fata merger bill’s approval

Jamiat Ulema-i-Islam (JUI) workers on Sunday gathered outside the Khyber Pakhtunkhawa assembly, blocking access to the building in a bid to prevent lawmakers from Protesters are holding a sit-in outside the assembly’s entrances while district administration and the police, according to DawnNewsTV, have been trying to convince the protesters to vacate the area in front of […]

PPP protests move to finalise census results without audit

PPP protests move to finalise census results without audit

ISLAMABAD: The main opposition, Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP), has protested against the government’s  from the Council of Common Interests (CCI), terming it a violation of the agreement in which the ruling Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) had agreed to conduct a of five per cent of the population blocks. In a statement issued on Saturday, former PPP senator […]

ECP proposes ban on collection of ‘party funds’ from candidates

ECP proposes ban on collection of ‘party funds’ from candidates

ISLAMABAD: The Elec-tion Commission of Pakistan (ECP) has proposed a bar on political parties from collecting money from aspiring electoral candidates.“No political party shall receive any amount from any of its prospective candidate in the name of party fund for issuance of party ticket to that candidate,” a draft code of conduct prepared by the […]