Politics

Turkey under Erdogan: 10 key developments

Turkey under Erdogan: 10 key developments

By AFP ISTANBUL:  Turkish voters are to decide on Sunday whether to grant President Recep Tayyip Erdogan expanded powers in a referendum. Here are key dates since Erdogan’s ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) came to power: The AKP scores its first electoral victory on November 3, 2002 after years of political instability and an […]

For Palestinian family, an udder-ly unique power source

For Palestinian family, an udder-ly unique power source

By AFP DAHRIYA:  Power comes in many forms, but Kamal al-Jebrini’s family looked to where others may fear to tread for a new source of it: cow dung. The family has begun recycling waste from its cows to produce electricity for one of the largest Palestinian dairy plants and even to provide power to some […]

PTI submits resolution against Saudi alliance in NA

PTI submits resolution against Saudi alliance in NA

By Our Correspondent ISLAMABAD:  Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) on Wednesday submitted a resolution in the National Assembly Secretariat against Pakistan’s decision to join Saudi-led 41-nation Islamic military alliance and appointment of General (retd) Raheel Sharif as its head. Taking cogniscance of Article 40 of the Constitution of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan which states, inter alia, “The […]

Reshma’s son and daughter-in-law perform at Lok Virsa

Reshma’s son and daughter-in-law perform at Lok Virsa

Children of famous folk singers like Ustad Khameso Khan and Zarsanga were invited to participate in the annual Lok Mela Lok Virsa invited the children of legendary folk artists to take part in a live concert at its Open Air Theatre on Tuesday as part of its annual 10-day Lok Mela. The event was meant […]

Census will be completed at all costs, vows General Bajwa

Census will be completed at all costs, vows General Bajwa

Army Chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa on Monday visited the Army Census Support Centre (CSC) at the headquarters of Army Air Defence Command in Rawalpindi and said “the census would be completed at all costs”, the military’s media wing said. During the visit, General Bajwa was briefed on details about the support being extended to […]

OIC wants peaceful resolution of the Kashmir dispute: secretary general

OIC wants peaceful resolution of the Kashmir dispute: secretary general

The Organisation of Islamic Conference (OIC) is in agreement with Pakistan over peaceful resolution of the decades-old Kashmir dispute, the secretary-general of the Muslim bloc Dr Yusuf Ahmad Al-Othaimeen said Monday. Addressing a joint press conference alongside Adviser to Prime Minister on Foreign Affairs Sartaj Aziz, Dr Al-Othaimeen said the Kashmir issue was at the […]

I wanted people to be immersed in the subject of capital punishment, says Dina Mousawi

I wanted people to be immersed in the subject of capital punishment, says Dina Mousawi

Dina has directed Intezaar, a play that seeks to highlight why the moratorium on death penalty needs reinstatement The death penalty has been a controversial subject since the moratorium on it was lifted in the wake of the terrorist attack on a school in Peshawar. Rights activists have long called for reinforcement of the moratorium, […]

India decries death sentence to RAW agent Yadav in Pakistan

India decries death sentence to RAW agent Yadav in Pakistan

NEW DELHI: Any move to execute an Indian convicted by a Pakistani court-martial of spying would be “premeditated murder”, New Delhi warned Islamabad on Monday. India’s foreign ministry said it had summoned the Pakistan High Commissioner (ambassador) Abdul Basit to protest after Kulbushan Sudhir Jadhav was sentenced to death at a court-martial which was closed to […]

Sitting PML-N MPA thrashes govt hospital guards

Sitting PML-N MPA thrashes govt hospital guards

FAISALABAD:  Punjab provincial assembly member Rana Shoaib Idrees on Sunday night allegedly manhandled, slapped, and thrashed a security guard at a government hospital after the guard asked him to leave his gunmen outside the building. Hospital management claims that PML-N MPA Idrees turned up in the surgical ward along with his armed guards on Sunday night at […]

Analysis: Kulbhushan Yadav’s RAW move

Analysis: Kulbhushan Yadav’s RAW move

Anaylysis Kulbhushan Yadav alias Hussein Mubarak Patel is a man the Indian media has been looking for. The arrested Indian citizen personifies counter-terror policy of Ajit Kumar Doval, India’s National Security Advisor and a proud spymaster. For the opposition parties, Kulbhushan offers a good reason to attack Modi government’s handling of the case. Indian Media on […]

I don’t understand why people love or hate me, says Sahir Lodhi

I don’t understand why people love or hate me, says Sahir Lodhi

Web Desk Sahir has a cult-like following which comprises fans and detractors in equal measure Sahir Lodhi is a phenomenon. He’s everywhere — on radio, television and film. He has a cult-like following which comprises in equal parts earnest, adoring fans and those who mock him but can’t look away from his narcissistic shenanigans. Both […]

Boko Haram kills eight, abducts women in NorthEast Nigeria

Boko Haram kills eight, abducts women in NorthEast Nigeria

By AFP KANO, NIGERIA:  Boko Haram militants have killed eight loggers near the northeast Nigerian city of Maiduguri, vigilantes and residents told AFP on Sunday. The militant gunmen on Saturday stopped nine loggers in a pickup truck near Kayamla village, 10 kilometres from the city, murdering eight while one managed to escape. “The gunmen stopped […]