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SC suspends SHC ban on liquor shops

SC suspends SHC ban on liquor shops

SC suspends SHC ban on liquor shops ISLAMABAD:  The top court on Monday suspended Sindh High Court’s order to seal shops selling liquor in violation of the Hudood Ordinance of 1979. A two-judge bench headed by Justice Ejaz Afzal Khan observed that if there is a provision in Prohibition Order 1980 for taking action against […]

FBI director to testify on Russia ties, alleged wiretap

FBI director to testify on Russia ties, alleged wiretap

FBI director to testify on Russia ties, alleged wiretap WASHINGTON:   The directors of the FBI and NSA are to give keenly awaited testimony before Congress Monday on what ties President Donald Trump may have with Russia and his explosive allegation that he was wiretapped by his predecessor Barack Obama. Federal Bureau of Investigation Director James […]

US drone strike kills militant behind attack on Sri Lankan cricket team

US drone strike kills militant behind attack on Sri Lankan cricket team

US drone strike kills militant behind attack on Sri Lankan cricket team A militant wanted for involvement in attacks on GHQ and Sri Lankan cricket team was killed in a US drone strike in Barmal District of Paktika province in Afghanistan, sources said on Monday. Qari Yaseen was said to be involved in the attack against Sri […]

Sharjeel Memon granted transitory bail

Sharjeel Memon granted transitory bail

 ISLAMABAD:  The Islamabad High Court (IHC) on Monday granted transitory bail to former information minister Sharjeel Inam Memon against surety bonds worth Rs2 million. The PPP leader has been granted bail till April 5 with directions to appear before the competent court. Memon was released late Saturday night after he was arrested from the runway at the Islamabad airport. […]

Islamabad High Court acquits former religious affairs minister in Hajj corruption case

Islamabad High Court acquits former religious affairs minister in Hajj corruption case

ISLAMABAD:  The Islamabad High Court (IHC) hearing the Hajj corruption case on Monday acquitted former Religious Affairs Minister Hamid Saeed Kazmi, Rao Shakeel and Raja Aftabul Islam, suspending an earlier decision of a special trial court that had sentenced them to prison.On March 3, 2016, a special court had sentenced Hamid to 16 years in […]

PM Nawaz orders Pak-Afghan border to be reopened immediately

PM Nawaz orders Pak-Afghan border to be reopened immediately

Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Monday ordered that Pak-Afghan border be reopened immediately, Express News reported. The premier ordered authorities to reopen the border immediately as a gesture of goodwill, while keeping in sight the businesses affected. According to a statement issued by the Prime Minister House, PM Nawaz said the government is in talks with Afghanistan […]

Two children injured in unprovoked Indian firing along LoC: FO

Two children injured in unprovoked Indian firing along LoC: FO

Two children injured in unprovoked Indian firing along LoC: FO Two minors were injured in “unprovoked” cross-border firing along the Line of Control in Azad Jammu and Kashmir on Saturday night, Foreign Office Spokesperson Nafees Zakaria said in a tweet. Follow M. Nafees Zakaria ✔@ForeignOfficePk Unprovoked #CFVbyIndia again targeted innocent civilians at LoC Nikial Sec […]

Person in custody after incident at White House gates: Secret Service

Person in custody after incident at White House gates: Secret Service

Person in custody after incident at White House gates: Secret Service REUTERS One person was in custody after a suspicious vehicle drove up to a White House checkpoint on Saturday night, the Secret Service said, after CNN reported that the driver claimed to have a bomb. CNN, citing two law enforcement sources, said there was […]

Woman allegedly kills man she met on social media

Woman allegedly kills man she met on social media

Woman allegedly kills man she met on social media Agencies  GUJRANWALA: A young man was found dead in the fields of Badiana in Sialkot on Sunday, police informed. The deceased’s cousin suspects a girl he befriended on social media killed him. The cousin added that the woman and the deceased, identified as Sheron Bhatti, 22, met […]

Mira Sethi signs on to ‘Saat Din Mohabbat In’

Mira Sethi signs on to ‘Saat Din Mohabbat In’

Mira Sethi signs on to ‘Saat Din Mohabbat In’ DESK REPORT “There aren’t too many comedic roles written for women, so this was an ‘AHA!’ moment,” she says Here’s another performance we’re itching to see in Saat Din Mohabbat In. Meenu and Farjad’s upcoming rom-com starring Mahira Khan and Sheheryar Munawar Siddiqui will also feature […]

Sprinter Nadia Nazeer, son killed in road accident

Sprinter Nadia Nazeer, son killed in road accident

Sprinter Nadia Nazeer, son killed in road accident Agency Nadia Nazeer holds the distinction of winning five bronze medals in international 400 metre sprints.— Screengrab Sprinter Nadia Nazeer and her five-year-old son were killed in a road accident in Punjab’s Bahawalnagar district on Saturday, DawnNews reported. Nadia was heading back to Sahiwal from a wedding […]

7 Pakistani institutions in Asia’s top 300 universities

7 Pakistani institutions in Asia’s top 300 universities

Agency The Times Higher Education’s (THE) Asia University Rankings 2017publication includes seven Pakistani institutions in the top 300, five of which are new entrants, according to a press release. Quaid-i-Azam University received the highest ranking among local institutions, placing in the 121-130 cohort, joined by COMSATS Institute of Information Technology, which places in the 141-150 […]

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