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US says Saudis promise accountability but deny knowledge over missing writer

ANKARA: Saudi Arabia promised to ensure a thorough probe and accountability over a missing Saudi journalist but stood by denials the kingdom killed him, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Wednesday, as he paid a supportive visit to the under-fire ally.President Donald Trump dispatched Pompeo on an urgent mission to Riyadh to defuse a crisis […]

Reports PM unhappy over Asad Umar’s performance refuted

Reports PM unhappy over Asad Umar’s performance refuted

Hours after a section of media reported that Prime Minister Imran Khan has expressed serious reservations over Finance Minister Asad Umar’s performance, Special Assistant to PM on Media Iftikhar Durrani dismissed the news calling it ‘fabricated’ and ‘baseless’.According to the reports, Prime Minter Imran had criticised Finance Minister Umar’s approach to seek a bailout from the International […]

Govt, Tareen served notices over disqualified leader chairing official meeting

Govt, Tareen served notices over disqualified leader chairing official meeting

LAHORE:The Lahore High Court (LHC) on Friday issued notices and sought replies from the federal government and Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) leader Jahangir Tareen in a petition filed against the latter for chairing an official meeting of top government officials.In his constitutional petition, Advocate Chaudhry Shoaib Saleem cited the top court’s April 13 verdict disqualifying PTI […]

No injunction for Beyonce over ‘Feyonce’ knockoffs: U.S. judge

No injunction for Beyonce over ‘Feyonce’ knockoffs: U.S. judge

NEW YORK (Reuters) – One letter can make all the difference. A federal judge rejected Beyoncé’s request for a permanent injunction to stop a Texas company catering to people engaged to be married from selling dozens of shirts, tank tops, hoodies and other items bearing the name “Feyoncé.”The pop superstar complained in a lawsuit brought […]

Federal ombudsman orders action over harrassment of woman

Federal ombudsman orders action over harrassment of woman

ISLAMABAD / ISLAMABAD: The Islamabad Club administration on Friday was directed by the secretariat of the federal ombudsman for protection against harassment at the workplace to immediately remove a member of its managing committee from his post with immediate effect.The club was told to restore the female employee* while it was also slapped with a heavy […]

PM Imran presides over CCI meeting in Islamabad

PM Imran presides over CCI meeting in Islamabad

ISLAMABAD – A meeting of the council of common interests (CCI) with Prime Minister Imran Khan in the chair is underway in Islamabad today (Monday).Chief Minister Sindh Murad Ali Shah, Chief Minister Punjab Usman Buzdar, Chief Minister Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Mehmood Khan and Chief Minister Balochistan Jam Kamal Khan are attending the meeting. Summaries with regard […]

Over the boundary! The cricket-loving India, Pakistan couples bowled over in UAE

Over the boundary! The cricket-loving India, Pakistan couples bowled over in UAE

DUBAI (AFP) – While India and Pakistan’s fierce cricket rivalry has been on display at the Asian Cup in the United Arab Emirates, some families in the country have divided loyalties.The UAE is home to many cricket-loving cross-border couples from India and Pakistan who find it an easier option than living on the subcontinent, where […]

Senate committee seeks explanations over recovery of stamped ballot papers

Senate committee seeks explanations over recovery of stamped ballot papers

The Senate’s Standing Committee on Interior has sought explanations from the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP), provincial secretaries and inspector generals of police over the recovery of stamped ballot papers following the general election last month. A letter, dated August 6, has been sent to the Ministry of Interior, the Ministry of Law and Justice, the ECP, […]

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