KARACHI: Sui Southern Gas Company (SSGC) announced that it is withdrawing its earlier decision to shut down Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) stations in Sindh tonight. According to the latest notification released by the SSGC, the stations will now close at 8am on Monday morning instead of tonight. In an earlier notification, SSGC said that CNG stations will be closed by 8pm on Sunday and will be reopened by Tuesday 8am. Subsequently, Karachiites had suffered a serious transport crisis when a majority of the public transport vehicles stayed off the roads because of suspension of gas supply to CNG stations by SSGC. “The SSGC move is against Article 158-B of the Constitution,” Sindh Transport Minister Syed Owais Qadir Shah had said in a statement.
December 16, 2018 11:48 UTC
–Govt-mandated jirga to negotiate with fighters to surrenderISLAMABAD: A jirga in Diamer, Gilgit-Baltistan (GB) is conducting negotiations to make the militants responsible for the burning of more than a dozen schools in the region earlier this year to surrender. GB government spokesperson Faizullah Faraq made the announcement on Sunday, adding that the 30-member jirga was given the mandate to hold the negotiations with the militants. During the night between August 3 and 4, some unidentified militants set on fire 12 schools for girls in Gilgit-Baltistan and later on reports were received that two more schools were set ablaze. Earlier this month, police in GB claimed that it had arrested a suspected militant commander reportedly involved in the attacks. A police spokesperson said that police, GB Scouts and other law enforcement agencies conducted the operation with assistance provided by a local tribal Jirga.
December 16, 2018 11:48 UTC
Gumm, a Pakistani movie scheduled for release in January 2019, is all set to surprise the audience with an action and thriller packed trailer. It hits all the right notes with a powerful cast including Sami Khan and Shamoon Abbasi in the lead roles. This pair seems to offer an interesting chemistry which is yet to be seen on the Pakistani silver screen. The trailer gives an insight in the characters of the film and how they develop in relation to each other. To begin with, Shameen Khan and Sami Khan are shown as love interests and their sweet little love story is represented through a romantic song.
December 16, 2018 11:26 UTC
Soon, the target of the attack was confirmed; gunmen had stormed the Army Public School, where Asfand studied. The Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan, an umbrella group of armed groups that had been fighting the Pakistani state since 2007, soon claimed responsibility for the assault. In all, the military says it killed more than 4,000 members of armed groups since it launched Zarb-e-Azb, losing hundreds of soldiers in the process. These groups have often found themselves targeted by armed groups. “The action against armed groups happened in a patchwork,” says Hussain.
QUETTA: A joint investigation team (JIT) was formed by the Balochistan government on Sunday to probe the reported kidnapping of Dr Shiekh Ibrahim Khalil and submit a report in 15 days. Representatives from the Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI), Military Intelligence (MI), Intelligence Bureau (IB), Special branch, Counter-Terrorism Department (CTD) and an investigation officer would be part of the team headed by the Quetta SSP investigation. The reputed neurosurgeon was reportedly kidnapped while returning home from work last week with his car recovered from Shehbaz Town. Bolan Medical Teachers Association (BMTA) and Young Doctors Association (YDA) condemned the incident with the former issuing a province-wide boycott call. Further, the Pakistan Medical Association (PMA), which also condemned the reported kidnapping incident, called an emergency meeting at Civil Hospital over the matter.
COLOMBO: Sri Lanka’s president on Sunday reappointed as prime minister the same man he sacked from the job nearly two months ago, ending a power struggle that paralysed the island nation. The ousted premier had long asserted his dismissal was illegal, a view supported by Sri Lanka’s parliament which six times voted against Rajapakse’s claim to rule during tumultuous sessions that erupted into brawls. Officials said priority will be given to the 2019 budget — without which Sri Lanka risks government shutdown and defaulting on its sizeable foreign debt. Some factions within Sri Lanka’s parliament have pushed for Sirisena to be investigated — and possibly impeached — for orchestrating what they say was a coup. However, the strongman, whose past administrations were accused of gross rights abuses and whose family still holds considerable sway in Sri Lanka, promised to make a comeback at local elections next year.
Seems like the Ambani wedding had superstars do everything they never thought they would do... The Ambani wedding held recently by Indian billionaire Mukesh Ambani saw the likes of who’s who of Bollywood. For those people who laughed at Salman Khan dancing in background, watch this, Aamir Khan as server in Ambani wedding. pic.twitter.com/1Gyz4KB78t — Shiv (@being_shetty) December 14, 2018Mr Amitabh Bachchan serving food at Ambani wedding. The bride’s family is to make sure that they are served everything on the menu.”Have something to add to the story?
December 16, 2018 10:41 UTC
LAHORE: Intense foggy conditions engulfed the plains of Punjab on Sunday morning, making travel on highways difficult. The motorway section of Basti-Malook, Lodhran to Bahawalpur has been blanketed by fog restricting the visibility range, a spokesman of the Motorway Police said in statement. The visibility range at various sections of motorway including Kaswal, Cheechawatani, Mian Channu, Khanewal, Multan, Lodhran, Bahawalpur, Ahmedpur East is currently restricted due to fog. The visibility range at Khanewal-Multan section of motorway decreased to 100 meters, police explained. According to experts, the thick hazy layer understood to be winter’s fog is a noxious smog carrying serious health hazards.
December 16, 2018 10:41 UTC
Your daily dose of transfer updates, transfer news and transfer rumoursManchester United manager Jose Mourinho has been in the news for the past couple of days as his side take on Liverpool, but there is something else which has put the Portuguese coach in spotlight. According to The Express, the Special One has attracted interest from his previous club Inter Milan. Transfer update: ‘Juventus want Pogba to join Ronaldo in Italy’The Italian club are currently coached by Luciano Spalletti, but he is running out of contract at the end of the season, which has opened a window of opportunity for the Nerazzurri to consider alternatives. Inter are unsure at the moment if they should offer the Italian manager extension, and are thinking about bring Mourinho back to the San Siro. Transfer update: ‘Pulisic not for sale in January’Meanwhile, Chelsea’s discarded boss Antonio Conte is also on the watchlist of the Italian giants.
December 16, 2018 10:30 UTC
'Hunger Games' actor denies all claims of being involved with the disgraced producerDisgraced Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein has been hit with a lawsuit from an actress who claims he forced himself on her and threatened to harm her career if she objected, reported Business Standard. According to the suit, Weinstein pushed her to the ground during a meeting in his office in 2013. The disgraced producer stated that he was trying to help her and that he was the gateway to her dreams. Weinstein added, “I was intimate with Jennifer Lawrence and look where she is; she has just won an Oscar.”On Friday, Lawrence issued a statement denying that they had a sexual relationship. “My heart breaks for all the women who were victimised by Harvey Weinstein,” she said.
December 16, 2018 10:25 UTC
— Claims PPP leaders are being barred from visiting Balochistan, KPTANDO ALLAH YAR: Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) co-chairman Asif Ali Zardari said on Sunday that the ruling Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) government will get nothing by arresting him and his party members for jail is their second home. The former president was speaking at a press conference in Tando Allah Yar. He added that PPP “becomes stronger everytime action is taken against it”. Calling the government an “Under-16 team”, he claimed that it is about time they stop arresting leaders from opposition parties and focus on their work. Adding that certain parties seem to think that PPP is scared, he clarified that in fact, they don’t want to compromise institutions.
December 16, 2018 10:07 UTC
According to Filmfare, Shahid Kapoor’s wife Mira was also spotted sharing a warm hug with his ex girlfriend, Kareena Kapoor Khan at the wedding. A guest at the ceremony shared, “It was so heartening to see Kareena spontaneously hug Mira. They spoke warmly for a while before moving away to mingle with other guests.”Kareena and Shahid were in a serious relationship with each other for three years. After things turned sour between them, the Refugee star started dating Saif Ali Khan and they soon tied the knot. On the other hand, even Shahid got married to Mira in 2015.
December 16, 2018 09:56 UTC
He said that since men are now “tired of everything they’re just going around raping and killing innocent children”. His death sentence was later changed to life sentence after his family reportedly pressurised Shabnam to forgive him. However, it wasn’t until almost a month later that the Tehreek-e-Labbaik Pakistan (TLP) leaders were taken into the state’s “protective custody”. He said that the government will give eggs and chickens to the rural women so they can start their own poultry business. He said that the project has been tested and the government will provide injections to them for raising the chickens faster.
December 16, 2018 09:45 UTC
by Staff Report , (Last Updated about 1 hour ago)RAWALPINDI: 310 terrorists were given death sentences from the 717 terrorism cases sent to military courts by the federal government since the courts were established, according to details released by the Inter Services Public Relations (ISPR) on Sunday. 546 of the 717 cases have been finalised by the military courts with 234 handed imprisonment sentences and 310 given the death penalty. 56 of the 310 terrorists sentenced to death have been executed to death following a failure of their appeals in superior civil courts and rejection by the president and chief of army staff (COAS) of their mercy petitions. In addition, two of the 717 accused were acquitted by the courts as well. Once the legal process of 254 remaining terrorists is completed in superior civil courts, their death sentences will also be finalised, according to ISPR.
December 16, 2018 09:11 UTC
The attack on the Army unit also injured 13 other security personnel. The ultra-violent Islamic State (IS) or Daish terror outfit claimed responsibility for the deadly attack in a short statement. The attack claimed by the Islamic State (IS), also known as Daesh, that injured 35 people in total. November 23 attack on Chinese consulate:Four were killed when Balochistan Liberation Army (BLA) terrorists attacked the Chinese Consulate in Karachi on November 23. Survivors told media persons that the powerful explosion shook the entire bazaar and the bang was heard within a radius of several kilometres.
December 16, 2018 08:03 UTC