The 'Magici­an' manage­d a string of Belgia­n clubs as well as Sporti­ng in Portug­al and nation­al teamsBRUSSELS: Former Belgium national team manager Robert Waseige died on Wednesday at the age of 79, Belgian television reported on Wednesday. “Belgian football has lost a great personality with the death of Robert Waseige,” Belgian Prime Minister Charles Michel tweeted. He won only two trophies, the now discontinued League Cup in 1986 with RFC Liege and the Belgian Cup in 1990 with the same club. Waseige took over as national coach in 1999 ahead of Euro-2000, where Belgium was joint host but were eliminated in the group phase. He appeared for RFC Liege, Racing White Brussels, KFC Winterslag and Genk between 1959 and 1973.

July 17, 2019 15:11 UTC

LAHORE: The National Accountability Bureau (NAB) on Wednesday banned the sale, purchase and transfer of all properties belonging to Opposition Leader in the National Assembly Shehbaz Sharif and his family members. In separate letters written to various departments, the anti-corruption watchdog ordered freezing of all properties owned by the former Punjab chief minister and his family members, including Hamza Shehbaz, Sulaiman Shehbaz, Nusrat Shehbaz and Tehmina Durrani. During its probe into this case, NAB arrested few suspects including Shehbaz’s son, Punjab Assembly Opposition Leader Hamza Shehbaz. Some suspects revealed that they had been doing the job for Sharif family. However, now NAB has decided to freeze his asset as Shehbaz and his family members could not satisfy its investigation team.

July 17, 2019 15:00 UTC

WASHINGTON: US President Donald Trump on Wednesday hailed the arrest of Hafiz Muhammad Saeed — chief of the banned Jamaatud Dawa (JuD) — who India accuses of being the mastermind of the deadly 2008 Mumbai attacks and Washington has declared a global terrorist. “After a ten-year search, the so-called ‘mastermind’ of the Mumbai Terror attacks has been arrested in Pakistan. Great pressure has been exerted over the last two years to find him!” said Trump without naming Saeed. After a ten year search, the so-called “mastermind” of the Mumbai Terror attacks has been arrested in Pakistan. Trump’s tweet comes days before Prime Minister Imran Khan’s scheduled visit to Washington on July 22.

July 17, 2019 14:48 UTC

Sebast­ien Haller scored 20 goals in 41 appear­ances for Bundes­liga club Eintra­cht last seasonLONDON: West Ham smashed their transfer record on Wednesday signing French striker Sebastien Haller from Eintracht Frankfurt. “West Ham United is delighted to announce the arrival of prolific French striker Sebastien Haller, the club’s new record signing,” a statement read. It means a lot (to be record signing). It proves that the club really wanted me for a long time,” Haller told West Ham’s website. Haller joins Spain midfielder Pablo Fornals and goalkeepers Roberto and David Martin in signing for West Ham since the end of last season.

July 17, 2019 14:48 UTC

Intern­ationa­l Court of Justic­e reject­s New Delhi’s plea to acquit, releas­e self-confes­sed Indian spyThe International Court of Justice (ICJ) on Wednesday rejected New Delhi’s plea to acquit and release self-confessed Indian spy Kulbhushan Jadhav but ruled that he be allowed consular access. The international court also ordered Pakistan for “effective review and reconsideration of the conviction and sentence”. Judges at the UN’s top court ruled Pakistan had breached the Vienna Convention on diplomatic relations, which gives countries the right to consular access when their nationals are arrested abroad. The ICJ was set up in 1946 to rule in disputes between countries. It, however, has no means to enforce its rulings which are final and without appeal.

July 17, 2019 14:37 UTC





NEW YORK: The notorious Mexican drug kingpin Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman has been sentenced to life behind bars in a U.S. prison. The guilty verdict triggered a mandatory sentence of life without parole. The Mexican drug lord known as El Chapo says he was denied a fair trial. Guzman faces a mandatory life sentence for murder conspiracy and drug charges. The wife of the Mexican drug lord known as “El Chapo” has arrived at her husband’s long-awaited sentencing in New York.

July 17, 2019 14:15 UTC

PALERMO: Italian and U.S. police have launched a coordinated crackdown on a Sicilian Mafia family that was seeking to rebuild its power base after years of exile in the United States, Italian investigators said on Wednesday. “The investigation “has registered the strong bond established between Cosa Nostra Palermo and U.S. organised crime,” particularly the Gambino clan, a police statement said. FBI officers and Italian colleagues with international search warrants carried out raids on three properties in New Jersey, Staten Island and Philadelphia, police said. Italian police said the suspects arrested on Wednesday faced a string of charges, including membership of the mafia, aggravated extortion, fraud and “unfair competition”. Amongst those detained was Salvatore Gambino, the mayor of a village near Palermo, and Tommaso and Francesco Inzerillo, close relatives of Salvatore Inzerillo who was killed by Riina in 1981.

July 17, 2019 14:03 UTC

LAHORE: A sessions court on Wednesday issued a notice to journalist and TV anchorperson Sami Ibrahim in connection with a defamation suit filed by Minister for Science and Technology Fawad Chaudhry. On July 5, Chaudhry filed a defamation suit against the journalist for making “false allegations” against him “without any legal justification in order to defame and blackmail him”. As per Chaudhry’s suit, a “series of continuous defamatory allegations were made by accused as [a] TV anchor and on social media”. ” […] on failure [he] started a defamatory campaign against the complainant which resulted in defamation as defined under Pakistan Penal Code, hence accused should be proceeded against in accordance with the law.”In his petition, Chaudhry called for Ibrahim to be summoned and punished in accordance with the law. Additional Sessions Judge Amjad Ali Shah issued a notice to the journalist and summoned a reply on July 19.

July 17, 2019 14:03 UTC

He and lunar module pilot Buzz Aldrin are the two surviving members from the mission that would change the way humanity saw its place in the universe. Collins described how the mission was broken into discrete goals such as breaking free of the Earth’s gravity or slowing down for lunar orbit. Collins said he was later offered command of the Apollo 17 mission, but turned it down to spend more time with his wife and children. –Despite being an introvert, Armstrong was the best spokesman among the crew, Collins said, making audiences feel like they had been along for the ride. Under a giant Saturn V replica, 900 people dined with former astronauts and von Braun’s children.

July 17, 2019 14:03 UTC

ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court (SC) on Wednesday issued a detailed written judgement regarding the rejection of review appeal filed by Mukhtaran Mai against the acquittal of 13 people accused in the gang-rape case. A three-member SC bench in June this year headed by Justice Gulzar Ahmed had announced the verdict. The top court noted, “It is now well settled that the power of review stems from the possibility of judicial fallibility and is exercised in exceptional circumstances, in aid of justice, to avoid gross injustice and in view of the necessity to avoid perpetuating such illegality, which cannot be allowed to remain on the record.”Justice Gulzar while authoring the five-page decision said, “Formulations and submissions of Mai’s attorney Aitzaz Ahsan are based materially on the evidence on record, meaning thereby that the [SC] court, exercising review jurisdiction, is required to read the evidence, the very such exercise, in our view, is not permissible in law while sitting in review jurisdiction.”The written SC order said, “A review is not synonymous with an appeal and does not include rehearing of the matter in issue nor will be warranted merely because the conclusion drawn is wrong or erroneous but is limited to eventualities where something obvious has been overlooked or where there is a glaring omission or patent mistake of fact or law, which is self-evident, manifest and floating on the surface, materially affecting the outcome of the adjudicatory process.”“The formulations of Mai’s lawyer do not seem to attract any of the provisions under which the review jurisdiction could be exercised by this [SC] court and thus, we are of the considered view that the present review petitions are not justifiable and are liable to be dismissed on this score alone.”It added, “Needless to observe that the formulations and submissions, as they appear, are such which can be raised and addressed by this [SC] court in an appropriate proceeding in some other case attracting the same, however, in the instant case under the review jurisdiction, where this court has already given its judgment, these formulations and submissions cannot be gone into. Thus, for the above reasons, the criminal review petitions are dismissed.”

July 17, 2019 14:03 UTC

by INP , (Last Updated about 1 hour ago)CHICHAWATNI: At least four people, including a woman and child, died when a speeding car hit a motorcycle here on Wednesday. Police said that a recklessly driven car knocked down a motorcycle carrying four people at Kamalia Road near Ravi Toll Plaza in Chichawatni. A woman and child among four people died in the accident and the car driver fled the scene. The bodies were shifted to hospital for postmortem. The police impounded the car and after registering a case against the driver have started conducting raids for his arrest.

July 17, 2019 13:41 UTC

NAB on October 5, 2018 arrested Shehbaz, also the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) president, in connection with Ashiana-e-Iqbal Housing Scheme case. However, it also initiated another inquiry against Shehbaz for allegedly owning assets beyond his known sources of income. During its probe into this case, NAB arrested few suspects including Shehbaz’s son, Punjab Assembly Opposition Leader Hamza Shehbaz. Some suspects revealed that they had been doing the job for Sharif family. However, now NAB has decided to freeze his asset as Shehbaz and his family members could not satisfy its investigation team.

July 17, 2019 13:41 UTC

by Staff Report , (Last Updated about 1 hour ago)LAHORE: Pakistan Meteorological Department (PMD) on Wednesday said that more monsoon rains will lash parts of the country. As per Met Office, rain-thundershower/windstorm with isolated heavy rain is expected at scattered places in Hazara, Rawalpindi, Gujranwala, Sargodha, Faisalabad, Lahore divisions, Islamabad and Kashmir, while at isolated places in Malakand, Peshawar, Kohat, Mardan, Bannu, Zhob, Multan and Sahiwal divisions.

July 17, 2019 13:30 UTC

(Disclaimer: this is a work of fiction. Learn to take a joke; you’ll live longer.) The federal government is reportedly considering replacing the Federal Bureau of Revenue (FBR) chief that it would appoint after replacing the incumbent Shabbar Zaidi. “Yes, by that time, the next chief would be the incumbent at that point in time, making him ripe for replacement,” said a source inside Q Block, civil secretariat, speaking to The Dependent. “Additional rumours of his being removed immediately are unfounded because he isn’t FBR chief yet, so he cannot be removed from his position as FBR chief yet,” the source added, requesting anonymity.

July 17, 2019 13:18 UTC

ISLAMABAD: The ruling Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) has linked critical coverage by the press to potential “treason” in its latest broadside against the country’s beleaguered media. The official account of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) fired off over two dozen tweets in English and Urdu late Tuesday, lambasting the press for criticism, saying it can be deemed “Anti-State”. Expressing Enemy’s Stance is Not Freedom of speech but treason against its people,” read one tweet. “Media houses & journalists must take care that in their quest for criticism on State, they intentionally or unintentionally do not end up propagating enemy’s stance,” read another, with the hashtag JournalismNotAgenda. Among other tweets, the PTI also warned that the media was a “powerful tool of depicting the positive image of our country.

July 17, 2019 13:18 UTC