Musharraf served notice to record statement in Karsaz bombing probe

Musharraf served notice to record statement in Karsaz bombing probe

KARACHI: Former president Pervez Musharraf was on Wednesday served a notice pertaining to the investigations of Karsaz tragedy. The notice was sent to the former president by an official of the Counter Terrorism Department (CTD), who has been investigating the tragic Karsaz bombing, which had targeted a motorcade carrying former premier Benazir Bhutto, leaving at […]

Afridi terms arrest of Indian fan ´shameful´

Afridi terms arrest of Indian fan ´shameful´

KARACHI: Pakistan all-rounder Shahid Afridi said Wednesday the arrest of an Indian student for wearing a shirt bearing his name was “shameful”, but would not deter the subcontinent´s cricket-mad fans from supporting rival players. Ripon Chowdhury, 21, was arrested on Sunday in Hailakandi, a small town in the northeastern state of Assam, while watching a […]

Mahira Khan turns 32 today

Mahira Khan turns 32 today

Our very own entertainment industry’s charming, super-talented leading actress Mahira Khan is celebrating her 32nd birthday today. Mahira started her career as a VJ, though in a short span of time proved her mettle and now she ranks as among crème de la crème of Pakistani entertainment industry. Mahira’s real claim to fame came with her TV […]

Raisani, Majeed to return Rs2bn in NAB plea bargain

Raisani, Majeed to return Rs2bn in NAB plea bargain

QUETTA: The National Accountability Bureau (NAB) on Wednesday accepted a request for plea bargain by former finance secretary Balochistan Mushtaq Raisani, who faces charges of massive financial embezzlement. Raisani was apprehended in May, this year, during a raid on offices of the finance department at Quetta Civil Secretariat, after over Rs650 million in cash including […]

Plessis loses appeal against ball-tampering conviction

Plessis loses appeal against ball-tampering conviction

KARACHI: The independent judicial commission has rejected an appeal by the South African captain Faf du Plessis against the ICC’s decision which found du Plessis guilty of tampering with ball and, subsequently, fined him 100% of his match fees. The decision was announced by the ICC on Wednesday, which confirmed that Faf du Plessis was […]

German police search migrant shelter near Netherlands border: media

German police search migrant shelter near Netherlands border: media

BERLIN: German police have begun searching a shelter for migrants in western Germany where a Tunisian man suspected of involvement in the truck attack in Berlin is believed to have lived, a newspaper said on Wednesday. Rheinische Post said the shelter is in the town of Emmerich, which lies some 140 kilometres (87 miles) north of […]

Turkey blocks Dutch TV website for showing Russian envoy shooting images

Turkey blocks Dutch TV website for showing Russian envoy shooting images

THE HAGUE: The internet site of Dutch public broadcaster NOS has been blocked in Turkey after it showed online images of the assassination of the Russian ambassador, the company said Wednesday. “Sources in Ankara have indicated to NOS that it is linked to the images of Monday´s assassination of the Russian ambassador in Ankara,” the […]

Talal says PTI demands only for hiding embarrassment

Talal says PTI demands only for hiding embarrassment

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) leader Talal Chaudhary while responding to PTI over Nisar’s resignation demand, said that the party was making demands only to hide its embarrassment. Talking to media, he said that PTI chairman Imran Khan should also attend Parliament session like his party. He further said that the same PTI used bad […]

Suicide bomber kills at least 30 soldiers in Yemen’s Aden: officials

Suicide bomber kills at least 30 soldiers in Yemen’s Aden: officials

A suicide bomber killed at least 30 soldiers in the southern Yemeni port city of Aden on Sunday, officials there said, a week after an attack by the militant Daesh group killed 50 troops nearby. The officials said the soldiers were queuing to collect salaries near a military base in the Khor Maksar district when […]

Witness to history: Bangladesh’s oldest jail opens to public as a museum

Witness to history: Bangladesh’s oldest jail opens to public as a museum

DHAKA: Many of Bangladesh´s most significant political prisoners have been incarcerated within the walls of the two-century old Dhaka Central Jail. Now the prison that has borne witness to much of the country´s brutal history has opened to the public as a museum. The last inmates of the 228-year-old prison in the capital´s old Mughal […]

Indonesian air force plane crashes in Papua, killing 13: official

Indonesian air force plane crashes in Papua, killing 13: official

JAKARTA: An Indonesian air force transport plane has crashed into a mountain, killing all 13 people board, during a training exercise in the remote region of Papua, a search and rescue agency official said on Sunday. The Hercules C130 plane had taken off from the city of Timika, before crashing near its destination of Wamena at around 6:15 AM […]