“Five employees were located deceased inside the building,” and preliminary reports indicated they were killed before police arrived, Ziman told reporters. Three more officers were shot but none of the five appeared to be in a critical condition, Ziman said. In January a gunman killed five people at a bank in Sebring, Florida. A coalition of gun control advocacy groups also condemned the murderous attack, saying it was the 198th mass shooting in the last 10 years. Definitions of “mass shooting” vary, but a Washington Post database has recorded 162 cases in which four or more people were killed since 1966.
February 16, 2019 08:15 UTC
DUBAI: Following the victory against Lahore Qalandars in their maiden match, the defending champions Islamabad United look to continue the winning momentum as they take on Multan Sultans at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium today. Islamabad United – two times champions – defeated the all-new Lahore Qalandars by five wickets in the opening match of the fourth season of the celebrated Pakistan Super League (PSL) on Thursday. United, which feature many cricket heavyweights, is now eyeing victory over Ali Tareen-owned Multan Sultan who lost their opening match by seven runs against Karachi Kings in a nail-biter game on Friday. Sultans’ captain Shoaib Malik will remain the centre of attraction as he smashed a half-century off 24 balls but could not spare his team the maiden defeat. In the second play of the day, Fawad Rana-owned Lahore Qalandars will take on Karachi Kings which is expected to be close call as both the teams feature renowned domestic and international names.
February 16, 2019 08:15 UTC
“The SCC affairs will be looked after by the crown prince and Prime Minister (PM) Imran Khan,” Chaudhry revealed. Referring towards the agreements, likely to be signed during the crown prince’s visit, the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaaf (PTI) stalwart said that “the [expected] Saudi investment will be the biggest foreign investment in the history of Pakistan”. 🇵🇰🇸🇦#CrownPrinceinPakistanDuring the visit of HRH the Saudi #CrownPrince a MoU on establishment of an integrated complex, petrochemical refinery to be signed during the visit. According to the Foreign Office, the crown prince, who was expected to land on Saturday, will now arrive on Sunday. All commercial flights will be suspended just after the crown prince’s plane enters Pakistan.
February 16, 2019 07:58 UTC
Arrests made in connection with Thursday's explosion in PulwamaIndian police and troops arrested 13 Kashmiri youth on Saturday during raids in Pulwama and Islamabad districts, Radio Pakistan reported. The police conducted raids in different areas including Midoora, Laribal, Kakapora and Marhama. The arrests were made in connection with Thursday’s explosion at Lethpora in Pulwama that left 49 Indian soldiers dead. Two buses, with 35 people each, bore the brunt of the massive blast, heard miles away, around 20 kilometres from the city of Srinagar on the main highway to Jammu. Read full story
February 16, 2019 07:52 UTC
LAHORE: An accountability court on Saturday extended the judicial remand of Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) leader Khawaja Saad Rafique and his brother Khawaja Salman Rafique by 16 days in the Paragon Housing Scheme scam. The National Accountability Bureau (NAB) – which is probing into the notorious scam – produced Khawaja brothers before the court as their 14-day remand ended on Saturday. The court then further extended their judicial remand by 16 days. On February 2, the court, after rejecting the bureau’s appeal for an extension in their physical remand, sent Khawaja brothers to jail on a 14-day judicial remand. Besides, the bureau is also looking into some contracts of buying locomotives during the tenure of Saad Rafique as railway minister.
February 16, 2019 07:46 UTC
Perry and Bloom began dating in 2016 but split for a time before getting back togetherLOS ANGELES : Pop star Katy Perry and her Hollywood actor boyfriend Orlando Bloom have hinted they are engaged, posting a picture of the American singer sporting a large diamond-encrusted ring. Perry and Bloom began dating in 2016 but split for a time before getting back together. Perry, known for hits such as “Roar” and California Girls, captioned her posting “full bloom”. The British Lord of the Rings actor, 42, added the caption “Lifetimes”. Perry, one of the biggest pop stars in the world, was previously married to British comedian Russell Brand.
February 16, 2019 07:30 UTC
US NSA John Bolton, Indian counterpart Ajit Doval vow to work together against regional, global threatsThe United States supports India’s right to self-defence against cross-border attacks, India’s foreign ministry said on Saturday after a deadly car bombing in occupied Kashmir raised tensions with Pakistan. The ministry said the two NSAs vowed to work together against all regional and global threats, and “resolved to hold Pakistan to account for its obligations under UN resolutions”. Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has promised a strong response after a suicide attack reportedly claimed by Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM) killed 44 paramilitary policemen in occupied Kashmir. Islamabad has strongly condemned the attack and rejected India’s allegations. The attack outside Srinagar saw an explosives packed inside a van rip through buses in a convoy of 78 vehicles, carrying some 2,500 members of the Indian force.
February 16, 2019 07:30 UTC
KARACHI: Karachi police on Saturday claimed to have arrested 11 suspects from different parts of the metropolis. According to the details, police arrested a man who used to wear a police uniform and stop people on roads for snap-checking, following which he would deprive citizens of cash, mobile phones and other valuables. The police said that the arrested accused was identified as Naseem Khan. Police recovered weapons, fake police cards, police uniforms, snatched cash and valuables from the arrested criminals. Separately, during search operations in New Karachi Industrial Area, Landhi and Chakiwara areas, the police detained 10 suspected criminals and recovered pistols, hashish and contrabands from their possession.
February 16, 2019 07:28 UTC
CHICAGO: Five people were killed and multiple police officers wounded Friday when a gunman opened fire in an industrial area on the outskirts of Chicago, police said. The chief said multiple officers were wounded, including two of the first who entered the building in a manufacturing complex where the shooting occurred at approximately 1:28 pm (1928 GMT). The gunman, who was killed, was identified as 45-year-old Gary Martin, believed to be an employee of the facility. Witnesses told local media they locked themselves into nearby buildings as a man in his 30s or 40s began firing off rounds at a manufacturing complex in Aurora, Illinois. “We were just scared.”The local Daily Herald newspaper said on its website four police officers and “multiple civilians” had been wounded.
February 16, 2019 07:23 UTC
Former Indian cricketer questions what Kashmir attack has to do with Kartarpur corridor? He asked if an entire nation can be blamed for the actions of a handful of people. In November 2018, Prime Minister Imran Khan had laid the foundation stone of the Kartarpur corridor in district Narowal. New Delhi also withdrew the Most Favoured Nation (MFN) trade status given to Pakistan in the aftermath of the Kashmir attack. Rejecting Indian versions of the incident, Pakistan expressed grave concern on the Kashmir attack.
February 16, 2019 07:18 UTC
KARACHI: A man was killed after he was hit by a passenger train in Malir area of the city on Saturday. According to rescue sources, a 33-year-old unidentified man was hit by a passenger train while crossing the railway track. As a result, he suffered severe injuries and died on the spot. The body was shifted to Jinnah Postgraduate Medical Center for medico-legal formalities.
February 16, 2019 07:17 UTC
Referring to it as the Day of the Shining StarPYONGYANG: The Day of the Shining Star dawned bitterly cold in Pyongyang. But thousands of North Koreans lined up in temperatures of minus 8 degrees Celsius on Saturday to pay their respects to late leader Kim Jong Il on his birthday. Kim, the son of the isolated North’s founder Kim Il Sung and the father and predecessor of current leader Kim Jong Un, was born on February 16. Outside historians point instead to official Soviet records, which say he was born a year earlier in a Siberian village where Kim Il Sung was in exile. Kim Jong Il was a film director himself and renowned cinephile, to the extent he had a top South Korean director and actress kidnapped so they could develop the North’s cinema industry.
February 16, 2019 06:51 UTC
British Airways to also resume operations in Pakistan from JuneISLAMABAD : Federal Minister for Petroleum Ghulam Sarwar Khan said that the French flag carrier Air France is set to resume its operations in Pakistan after 11 years. British Airways to resume flight operations in Pakistan after a decadeWhile making the announcement on Friday, the minister added that the airline had been planning to resume its services after seeing a conducive business environment in Pakistan. The petroleum minister lauded Prime Minister Imran Khan for strengthening the country’s trade and bilateral relations. In December, British flag carrier British Airways decided to return to Pakistan and resume its flight operations in Islamabad from June. The airline had suspended its operations from Pakistan in September 2008.
February 16, 2019 06:45 UTC
Judge censures IO for slow investigation, told reference to be complete before March 11LAHORE: An accountability court on Saturday approved a 16-day extension in the judicial remand of Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) leaders Khawaja Saad Rafique and Khawaja Salman Rafique. The court ordered the authorities concerned to present the brothers for the next hearing of the Paragon Housing case on March 4. Court approves 14-day judicial remand of Rafique brothersThe judge directed the officer to speed up the pace of investigation and told him to submit a final report at the earliest. The Rafique brothers were arrested by NAB on December 11, after the Lahore High Court rejected their request for an extension in their pre-arrest bail. NAB alleges that the housing scheme was set up illegally and the Rafique brothers, in connivance with Nadeem Zia and Qaiser Amin Butt, defrauded a large number of buyers.
February 16, 2019 06:27 UTC
A source close to the Arth star confirmed that the reel life couple is in talks for a possible projectKARACHI: Remember the 90s? A source close to the Arth star confirmed to The Express Tribune that the reel life couple is in talks for a possible project. Speculations arose when Shaan shared a picture of a poster on his Instagram account. The poster, titled Pyaar Hojata Hai Phirse, features a couple who resembles Shaan and Reema. While details of the project are yet to be revealed, the source shared that a Shaan and Reema-starrer is on cards.
February 16, 2019 06:22 UTC