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Jude Law will play young Albus Dumbledore in next ‘Fantastic Beasts’

Jude Law will play young Albus Dumbledore in next ‘Fantastic Beasts’

British actor Jude Law has been cast to play a young version of Hogwarts’ venerable headmaster Albus Dumbledore, a key character in the second film of J.K. Rowling’s Fantastic Beasts movie spinoff, Warner Bros. said on Wednesday. Law, 44, best known for his role as Dr. John Watson in the Sherlock Holmes action movies, will […]

With Thar coal project, Pakistan is harnessing the dirtiest energy

With Thar coal project, Pakistan is harnessing the dirtiest energy

Leaders from around the world had gathered in Paris to sign a landmark agreement on climate change in late 2015. On the occasion, Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif told his fellow heads of states that Pakistan was committed to the cause of reducing global emissions, which are heating up the planet and triggering changes in the […]

Punjab Rangers warn against use of private security guards

Punjab Rangers warn against use of private security guards

The Punjab Rangers on Thursday warned that the display of weapons and the employment of security guards for personal safety are illegal under the National Action Plan (NAP). “It follows that only security personnel of registered government institutions will be deployed,” Punjab Rangers Col Amjad Iqbal said during a press briefing. He added that Pakistan […]

Sargodha man planned to take children to Norway to film pornographic videos: FIA

Sargodha man planned to take children to Norway to film pornographic videos: FIA

Web Desk   A man who was arrested on Tuesday in a child pornography bust in Sargodha had planned on travelling to Norway with children from his town to produce pornographic content, the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) told Dawn.comon Thursday. Saadat Amin had asked one James Lindstorm, his main client in Norway, to arrange for […]

SHC extends interim order restricting Sindh govt from removing IGP A.D. Khawaja

SHC extends interim order restricting Sindh govt from removing IGP A.D. Khawaja

Special Corr The Sindh High Court (SHC) on Thursday extended until April 19 an interim order restraining the provincial government from removing Inspector General Police (IGP) AD Khawaja from his post. A two-member SHC bench headed by Justice Munib Akhtar put off the hearing as the applicant’s counsel failed to turn up due to an […]

Syria’s Assad says chemical attack ‘100 percent fabrication’

Syria’s Assad says chemical attack ‘100 percent fabrication’

ByAFP “Definitely, 100 percent for us, it’s fabrication… Our impression is that the West, mainly the United States, is hand-in-glove with the terrorists. They fabricated the whole story in order to have a pretext for the attack,” Assad said Wednesday, in his first interview since American cruise missiles hit a central Syrian air base. He […]

Foreign officials to be given visas only after full documentation: interior ministry

Foreign officials to be given visas only after full documentation: interior ministry

Our Desk The interior ministry on Thursday ordered all relevant government departments to strictly follow immigration rules pertaining to the entry, exit and stay of all foreign officials in Pakistan. In a meeting chaired by Interior Minister Chaudhary Nisar, it was decided that all departments, including Civil Aviation, Immigration, and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, […]

No compromise on Kulbushan Yadav’s sentence: Corps Commanders

No compromise on Kulbushan Yadav’s sentence: Corps Commanders

News Desk The Corps Commanders’ Conference maintained on Thursday that no compromise will be made on the death sentence awarded to Indian spy Kulbushan Yadav, Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) said in a statement. The 201st conference held at the General Headquarters (GHQ) was presided over by Army Chief General Qamar Bajwa, who was briefed about […]

Aseefa Bhutto demands apology from Khurshid Shah over sexist remarks

Aseefa Bhutto demands apology from Khurshid Shah over sexist remarks

By News Desk Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) leader Aseefa Bhutto has demanded Opposition Leader Khurshid Shah to tender an apology over his “sexist remarks” made in the National Assembly on Thursday. Earlier today, Speaker Sardar Ayaz Sadiq told women in the House to “keep quiet or go outside the assembly if they wanted to continue talking.” […]

Mardan university student killed over alleged blasphemy: police

Mardan university student killed over alleged blasphemy: police

A student of Abdul Wali Khan University in Mardan was killed on campus and another injured on Thursday after being accused of sharing ‘blasphemous’ content online, according to initial reports. At least 15 people have been arrested in connection with the incident, and the campus has been shut down and until further notice. The hostels […]

First woman on trial in Saudi Arabia over Shia protests

First woman on trial in Saudi Arabia over Shia protests

By AFP RIYADH:  The trial has begun in Saudi Arabia of the first woman accused of involvement in protests in a Shia-majority area of the kingdom, a newspaper reported Tuesday. The Okaz daily did not name the accused, but gave her age as 43. It said she is “the first woman accused of being involved […]

Lives half-lived: The hidden cost of Kashmir conflict

Lives half-lived: The hidden cost of Kashmir conflict

By AFP MUZZAFARABAD:  Muhammad Ashraf’s eyes fill with tears, overwhelmed by grief and joy all at once, as he recounts being reunited with his family 26 years after they were torn apart by militancy in disputed Kashmir. “My son was 12 years old when we separated. Now my grandson is 16,” he told AFP of […]

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