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‘Solo’ stays aloft but loses altitude in North American theaters

‘Solo’ stays aloft but loses altitude in North American theaters

LOS ANGELES ;”Solo: A Star Wars Story” clung to the top spot in North American theaters this weekend but again fell below expectations, taking in $29.3 million, just over a third its opening-weekend receipts, said box office tracker Exhibitor Relations. The three-day estimate left the film well behind two recent predecessors in the popular sci-fi […]

Sarfraz proud of England draw despite Headingley hammering

Sarfraz proud of England draw despite Headingley hammering

LEEDS;Pakistan captain Sarfraz Ahmed insisted he was proud of his youthful side even after an innings and 55-run defeat at Headingley denied them a Test-series victory in England. That overwhelming loss, completed inside three days on Sunday, meant the two-match campaign ended all square at 1-1 following what Sarfraz said was Pakistan s “perfect” nine-wicket victory […]

LHC directs demolition of illegal houses in Miani Sahib Graveyard

LHC directs demolition of illegal houses in Miani Sahib Graveyard

LAHORE ;The Lahore High Court (LHC) on Monday directed to demolish all the houses constructed illegally in Miani Sahib Graveyard. Justice Ali Akbar Qureshi heard the case. “Those violating the orders of court should be jailed for one month,” ruled the judge. Thecourt expressed resentment over the chief security officer Bashir Ahmad and said, “The […]

North Korea ‘military reshuffle’ raises eyebrows in Seoul

North Korea ‘military reshuffle’ raises eyebrows in Seoul

SEOUL;South Korea is monitoring developments in the North’s armed forces, it said Monday after reports Pyongyang replaced three of its top military officials ahead of a summit with the United States. President Donald Trump is due to meet with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un on June 12 in Singapore, with Pyongyang’s nuclear arsenal high […]

Al-Azizia reference: Defence lawyer continues cross-examination of Wajid Zia

Al-Azizia reference: Defence lawyer continues cross-examination of Wajid Zia

ISLAMABAD ;Accountability court in Islamabad on Monday has resumed hearing of Al-Azizia Steel Mills against former Prime Minister (PM) Nawaz Sharif and his family members. During the hearing headed by Justice Muhammad Bashir, defense counsel Khawaja Haris has continued to cross examine Joint Investigation Team (JIT) head Wajid Zia. Talking to media on the occasion, […]

SC directs ECP to submit reply over elections code of conduct today

SC directs ECP to submit reply over elections code of conduct today

ISLAMABAD;Supreme Court (SC) on Monday has sought code of conduct from Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) for upcoming general elections 2018. During the hearing, Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP) Mian Saqib Nisar said that the proceedings related to elections should be carried out on first priority. Won’t allow to delay elections, he reiterated. The court […]

Punjab CM to appear before NAB in Saaf Pani case tomorrow

Punjab CM to appear before NAB in Saaf Pani case tomorrow

LAHORE ;National Accountability Bureau (NAB) on Sunday summoned Punjab Chief Minister (CM) Shehbaz Sharif in Saaf Pani Company case, reported Dunya News. As per details garnered, Shehbaz Sharif will appear before NAB at 2PM to submit his reply. It is worth here to mention that Dunya News had unearthed mammoth irregularities worth Rs56 bn in […]

Nomination papers: SC suspends LHC’s verdict

Nomination papers: SC suspends LHC’s verdict

LAHORE ;Supreme Court of Pakistan (SC) on Sunday suspended the Lahore High Court (LHC) verdict in case challenging the changes in nomination papers, reported Dunya News. As per details garnered, the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) and former National Assembly (NA) speaker Ayaz Saqid had filed a petition against LHC’s verdict. “Elections [2018] will be […]

Saudi Arabia reshuffles cabinet with eye on culture

Saudi Arabia reshuffles cabinet with eye on culture

  RIYADH (AFP) – Saudi Arabia announced another cabinet reshuffle Saturday with a heavy focus on culture and religion, as the kingdom undergoes a major image overhaul. This is the second significant government change since the appointment of Prince Mohammed bin Salman, son of the king, as heir to the region’s most powerful throne. The crown […]

US isolated as trade outrage roils G7 ministerial meet

US isolated as trade outrage roils G7 ministerial meet

Group of Seven finance ministers ended their annual meeting Saturday with US allies united in condemning Washington s aggressive protectionism, calling on President Donald Trump to reverse his decision to impose punishing metal tariffs. The lack of common ground meant the dispute would continue into next week s G7 summit in Quebec, Canada, where Trump is expected […]

Govt plans to form population commission to curb high growth rate

Govt plans to form population commission to curb high growth rate

The government plans to formulate Population Commission of Pakistan and Population Task Force in order to sensitize policy makers about alarming population growth rate. The task force will work under the proposed Commission and objectives are to have a consolidated forum of all stakeholders for devising plan of action according to national priorities of Pakistan […]