Category: News

NA legislation paves way for timely elections

ISLAMABAD: The National Assembly on Thursday passed the 24th Constitution Amendment Bill 2017 by a 242-1 vote, paving the way for the Election Commission of Pakistan...

Pakistan, US trade blame over cross-border terrorism

ISLAMABAD: Top Pakistani and US military commanders blamed each other on Thursday for not doing enough to stop cross-border terrorism. The two-day visit of United States...

Hariri accepts invitation to France

PARIS: Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri has accepted an invitation to visit France after his surprise resignation from Saudi Arabia nearly two weeks ago that rattled...

PM announces Rs20b package for Balochistan

QUETTA – Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi on Tuesday announced a 10-year uplift package worth Rs20 billion for development of Balochistan aimed at elevating the...

Pakistan bound to rise after meeting challenges: COAS

GUJAR KHAN: Chief of the Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa on Tuesday said that Pakistan had come a long way in responding to its challenges and was bound to...

Accountability court likely to begin trial in Sharif family’s corruption references

Ousted prime minister Nawaz Sharif, his daughter Maryam Nawaz and son-in-law retired captain Muhammad Safdar on Wednesday have reached the Accountability Court to stand...

US Senate panel questions Trump’s authority to launch nuclear weapons

A U.S. Senate committee on Tuesday held the first congressional hearing in more than four decades on the president’s authority to launch a nuclear strike, amid...

Hate crimes increase second year in a row in US, FBI report says

Hate crimes in the U.S. saw a 4.6 percent increase in 2016, jumping to 6,121 reported incidents from 5,800 the previous year, an FBI report said. The report, which...

Accountability court urged to seize Hassan, Hussain Nawaz’s assets

As the deadline for Nawaz Sharif’s sons to appear in court in connection to the accountability references against them lapsed, the National Accountability Bureau...

Iran quake death toll climbs to 421, search on for survivors

TEHRAN: Teams of Iranian rescuers dug through rubble in a hunt for survivors on Monday after a major earthquake struck the Iran-Iraq border region, killing at least 421...