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Lawmakers come close to exchanging blows over PM’s criticism

Lawmakers come close to exchanging blows over PM’s criticism

ISLAMABAD: The government and opposition lawmakers came close to a fist fight after an exchange of hot words during a session of the National Assembly on Monday.The pandemonium started when Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) leader Shazia Marri mentioned General AK Niazi and drew his parallel with ‘Prime Minister Imran Khan Niazi’.The remarks led to Minister for […]

Explosions at a Syrian military airport close to Damascus

Explosions at a Syrian military airport close to Damascus

Explosions rocked a Syrian military airport near the capital Damascus late on Saturday, with an NGO saying it was a “possible Israeli missile” but state media blaming a technical issue at a munitions depot. The military airport of Mazze, in the west suburbs of Damascus, was hit by a “possible Israeli missile, which hit a […]

Survey shows elections too close to call

Survey shows elections too close to call

A PUBLIC opinion survey conducted by the Herald magazine shows that the Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) enjoys a slim lead at the national level over the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PMLN). This lead of four percentage points, however, is outside the survey’s national margin of error — + 1.3 percentage points — and does not take into account the […]

Rebels call for ‘mobilisation’ as Yemen forces close in on key port

Rebels call for ‘mobilisation’ as Yemen forces close in on key port

HODEIDA ;Yemeni government forces are closing in on the rebel-held port of Hodeida, the war-ravaged country s main conduit for humanitarian aid, the Saudi-led coalition has said, prompting the defiant militants to call for a “mass mobilisation” to thwart any offensive.The Red Sea port has been a key point of contention since the coalition intervened on […]

Market watch: KSE-100 plunges close to 500 points in intra-day trading

Market watch: KSE-100 plunges close to 500 points in intra-day trading

Market watch: KSE-100 plunges close to 500 points in intra-day trading By NEWS DESK KARACHI: The stock market recouped some of the losses as investors bought shares on dips after offloading in the final hour on rumours of Panama Papers case verdict that caused a decline of almost 500 points. At close, the Pakistan Stock Exchange’s […]

Rangers issue details of raids on offices of Zardari’s close aide

Rangers issue details of raids on offices of Zardari’s close aide

KARACHI: Pakistan Rangers Sindh on Friday afternoon released information regarding raids conducted at offices located on I.I. Chundrigar Road and near the hockey stadium. The offices are said to belong to a close aide of Asif Ali Zardari. According to the statement issued by the Rangers PRO, the raids were conducted on verified reports regarding […]