Arrest warrants were issued for Shoro by the anti-graft bodyKARACHI: The Sindh High Court on Thursday granted protective bail to former Sindh minister for local government Jam Khan Shoro. Earlier during the day, the Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) leader had approached the SHC for protective bail after the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) issued arrest warrants for alleged involvement in corruption during his tenure. Earlier in July, the acceptance of nomination forms of Jam Khan Shoro for PS-62 Qasimabad constituency was challenged in Sindh High Court (SHC). He alleged that the former provincial minister was involved in forging the land record and for failing to declare his assets. Abro had prayed the court to set aside decisions of the RO and the Election Tribunal Karachi and disqualify Shoro.
October 18, 2018 07:41 UTC
ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan chaired a meeting of the federal cabinet on Thursday. The meeting discussed a 10-point agenda pertaining to the country’s economic crisis and political strife. Speaking with office bearers of Council of Newspapers Editors (CPNE), Pakistan Broadcasters Association (PBA) and All Pakistan Newspapers Society (APNS), the prime minister had expressed confidence that the government will soon solve problems being faced by the country through its policies. The prime minister blamed the previous governments for drowning the country in debt by resorting to luxury expenditures. But I assure you that after six months, all will be good,” he had added.
October 18, 2018 07:30 UTC
The IBCC’s failure to establish a new Karachi premises indicates neglect on the part of authorities. A Bahawalpur sub-office, advertised alongside the need for a Karachi one, started functioning following the acquisition of a building. However, the IBCC was not able to buy or hire a building in Karachi for an office. The IBCC office was recently shifted from the Board of Intermediate Education Karachi premises in North Nazimabad to the Sindh Board of Technical Education building in Gulshan-e-Iqbal. Although the shift in location has facilitated many students as the office is now easily accessible, the office is unable to cater to their requirements.
October 18, 2018 06:33 UTC
KERALA, INDIA: Hindu hardliners blocked intersections, threatened drivers and ordered a 12-hour strike on Thursday as they stepped up their campaign to bar women from one of India’s holiest temples. The Lord Ayyappa temple at Sabarimala in the southern state of Kerala was meant to allow women from Wednesday following an order last month by India’s highest court. Angry young men also surrounded and smashed the car windows of female television reporters and threatened others, including an AFP reporter. Overnight local Hindu groups declared a 12-hour shutdown of local businesses, telling drivers that their vehicles would be attacked if they took anyone towards the temple. “They warned drivers at several nearby parking lots and hotels.
October 18, 2018 06:22 UTC
WASHINGTON: US President Donald Trump plans to nominate former Air Force General David Stilwell to be the State Department’s top diplomat for East Asia, a post that has remained unfilled for more than a year despite major challenges in the region. The nomination must be confirmed by the Senate, but experts said Stilwell would likely receive broad support from the chamber. Stilwell retired from the US Air Force in 2015 with the rank of brigadier general after 35 years of service. Stilwell joined the Air Force in 1980 as a Korean linguist and served in South Korea before earning degrees in Asian studies and the Chinese language. He also served with the Air Force in Japan, as well in a senior Asia planning role at the Pentagon and as defense attache in Beijing from 2011 to 2013.
October 18, 2018 05:48 UTC
Ranveer Singh’s reported wedding to Deepika Padukone has been generating a lot of buzz, and every couple of days a new speculation arises. In a recent interview, Ranveer addressed the rumours of his supposed nuptials saying that his focus in life right now is acting and films. I’ve been very blessed to have some really amazing projects at hand and I tremendously value these opportunities,” Ranveer said. Speculations surrounding Ranveer and Deepika’s wedding have been going on since long and most reports claim that the two will tie the knot next month in November. On whether he allows himself to feel the pressure of failing the expectations of others, he said, “I actually never feel pressure because I never allow it [to] creep [in].
October 18, 2018 05:37 UTC
Pakistan needs to determine the motivation for such Indian belligerence in order to conduct a realistic policy towards India while protecting its national interests. But the most important motivation for Indian belligerence is a curious combination of both arrogance and frustration. Therefore, the growth in Indian military power is generating a more belligerent Indian policy towards Pakistan. Backing down against China without any tangible Chinese concessions to India, is the underlying reason for Indian frustration vis-à-vis China. There is no reason for Pakistan to be intimidated by Indian belligerence born out of arrogance and frustration.
October 18, 2018 05:04 UTC
Staffed by a mere two officials and four clerks, the Karachi office receives 200 equivalence applications daily. Therefore, in a cumbersome procedure, the certificates are sent to the Quetta office only for one signature. However, the Karachi office staff remain taxed and students desperate. The IBCC office was recently shifted from the Board of Intermediate Education Karachi premises in North Nazimabad to the Sindh Board of Technical Education building in Gulshan-e-Iqbal. When contacted for comments, IBCC Secretary Hussain Madni avoided answering questions about the IBCC office.
October 18, 2018 05:04 UTC
A police officer’s son allegedly raped a girl in Faisalabad, a local media outlet reported. The victim stated that she had befriended the accused Muneeb Masood on social media, who told her that his father was a DSP in Punjab police and a British national. Following the proposal, the victim collection cash and jewellery from her house and went with Muneeb, who then took her to a house and offered her food. After consuming the food, she fell unconscious when the accused allegedly sexually assaulted her and recorded a video as well. The victim further stated that a friend of the accused, Shafique, and a police officer’s wife were his accomplices.
October 18, 2018 05:03 UTC
ABU DHABI: Pakistan will start their second innings on 144 for two on the third day of the second Test against Australia in Abu Dhabi. Pakistan have a lead of 281 runs with Azhar Ali not out on 54 and Haris Sohail not out on 17. Medium pacer Mohammad Abbas registered a five-wicket haul to steer Pakistan into a dominating position in Abu Dhabi after bowling out Australia for a paltry 145 runs. Abbas finished with five for 33 to give Pakistan a 137-run lead in the first innings on the second day at Sheikh Zayed Stadium. He then had Head caught in the second slip to leave Australia at 56 for four.
October 18, 2018 04:41 UTC
: In a significant move, Hungary and Pakistan have reiterated stance to strengthen mutual cooperation in improving diplomatic and economic ties. In this regard, he mentioned the role of MOL Pakistan as a flagship corporate entity of Hungarian-Pakistani bilateral cooperation. “For the last two decades, MOL Pakistan has been executing mega projects in Karak, Kohat, Mardan and other parts of Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa in collaboration with the Government of Pakistan,” he said. Together, we would explore mutually beneficial prospects for both Pakistan and Hungary, that would also help mitigate energy crisis in Pakistan,” added Abbas. “Belonging to K-P, I feel proud to see investments MOL Pakistan has made in the province.
October 18, 2018 04:07 UTC
Despite promises, authorities denied him a final meeting with Imran Ali, the killer of his little girl and at least six others. The questions the father wanted to ask included where his daughter was kept before her untimely demise and if he had any accomplices. As Imran Ali was being escorted to the gallows before his eyes, Ansari asked authorities to keep their promise. There were as many as nine cases of abduction, rape, murder and attempted rape of minor girls against Imran Ali. The first six streets surrounding Zainab’s house were marked for DNA samples from men of the mentioned age group.
October 18, 2018 03:45 UTC
Justice Nisar said it was the Supreme Court that granted the overseas Pakistanis the right to vote in the recently held by-elections “but credit is being taken by the PTI (Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaaf) government”. In 1993, overseas Pakistanis were given the right to vote and it was made part of the Constitution. During the proceedings of the case, the SC ordered a third-party technical audit of the i-voting system developed by NADRA. Following the SC verdict, the ECP launched the i-voting system in collaboration with NADRA for the October 14 by-elections. The official added that 70,364 overseas Pakistanis registered for i-voting and 6,233 of them cast their votes for National and provincial assembly candidates, with a turnout of over 84 percent.
October 18, 2018 03:33 UTC
A teenage girl in California allegedly baked her grandfather’s ashes into cookies and handed them out to her school friends, local media reported on Wednesday. The student is said to have given her baked goods to at least nine students, the Los Angeles Times said, citing police in Davis, near the state capital Sacramento. Some ate the cookies without knowing about the macabre extra ingredient and were horrified, Lieutenant Paul Doroshov said, according to the Times. In a bizarre twist, others among the Da Vinci Charter Academy students were fully aware and ate the cookies anyway, Doroshov told the newspaper, adding that he found the claims credible. The Davis Joint Unified School District said in a statement its students were safe and there was “no health risk” to anyone involved.
October 17, 2018 22:41 UTC
KARACHI: Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) Chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari on Wednesday paid tribute to the martyrs of October 18 Karsaz massacre when terrorists bombed reception of three million people gathered to receive Shaheed Mohtarma Benazir Bhutto eleven years ago in Karachi. On the 11th martyrdom anniversary of 180 martyrs, the PPP chairman said that his party has crossed rivers of blood during its valiant struggle for restoration and strengthening of democracy. Bilawal said that dictatorship and terrorists joined hands in conspiring and executing the terror bombing on the truck carrying Shaheed Mohtarma Benazir Bhutto and central leadership of the party in the midst of millions of people. The PPP chief said that Shaheed Mohtarma Benazir Bhutto continued to challenge the dictatorship and terrorists even after the Karsaz attack and eventually laid down her life on December 27, 2007. Bilawal said that PPP leadership and workers will always remember the martyrs who sacrificed their lives fighting dictators and terrorists bravely.
October 17, 2018 19:18 UTC