Security forces on Saturday recovered a large cache of weapons and ammunition during an intelligence-based operation in Balochistan. According to a statement issued by Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR), personnel of the Frontier Corps Balochistan conducted search operations in Dera Bugti, Kohlu and Dera Murad Jamali. The items recovered during the operation, included submachine guns, light machine guns, mortar rounds, grenades, detonators, explosives and communication equipment, according to ISPR. Similar operations had also been conducted in the province in the recent months which led to the arrests of several miscreants and confiscation of weapons. An ISPR statement from January 12 read that 16 suspects were arrested during intelligence-based operations in Sambaza, Sibi and Hazar Ganji areas of the province.
January 20, 2018 18:56 UTC
LAHORE: Four personnel of the Lahore Police on Saturday were suspended after they forced a citizen to remove his clothes on the pretext of inspection. After taking notice of the incident, the DIG Operations ordered an inquiry along with the suspension of the police personnel involved in the incident. The police personnel were deployed in the city when they ordered the citizen, Muzzaffar, to remove his clothes after they pulled him over. According to Muzaffar, he was passing by Haji Camp with his son when PRU (Police Response Unit) personnel stopped him and made him take off his clothes. The citizen also requested the chief minister to take notice of the incident as it was tantamount to torturing a citizen.
January 20, 2018 18:53 UTC
Tens of thousands of people took to the streets of US cities on Saturday for a second Women´s March opposing President Donald Trump on the first anniversary of his inauguration. The demonstrations come one year after more than three million people turned out nationwide to voice opposition to the president, according to a Washington Post estimate. But I´m excited to be able to fix it,” she said, clad in a red and blue Superwoman outfit. More than 300 towns and cities are organizing anniversary marches and rallies, not all of them affiliated with each other. In New York, 82,000 people have registered as “interested” in attending on the event´s Facebook page.
January 20, 2018 18:45 UTC
FAISALABAD: Minister of State for Interior Talal Chaudhary said Saturday that preserving the sanctity of vote will be made a part of the agenda of the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) manifesto for the next general elections. He said the importance of the public meeting would be further enhanced as Nawaz Sharif would highlight the issue regarding maintaining the sanctity of the vote. Highlighting the performance of his government, including continuing development work, he said development would also be placed high on PML-N’s election manifesto, he added. He said Jaranwala was a citadel of PML-N’s power and its people loved Nawaz Sharif very much. Nawaz Sharif had announced a motorway for the area and 90 per cent work on it had already been completed, he added.
January 20, 2018 18:33 UTC
The shura also called for making appointments against important posts strictly on merit and making the accountability process transparent and quick. It suggested that the tax net should be widened and net income over and above Rs600,000 per annum should be taxed. The JI chief impressed upon the people not to repeat the past mistakes in the elections. The JI chief said that the country’s rulers were obstructing the Islamic system because it demanded strict accountability. The meeting was attended by JI Deputy SecreSecretary-General Iqbal Hasan, JI Lahore chief Zikrullah Mujahid and JI Information Secretary Amirul Azeem.
January 20, 2018 18:33 UTC
All Pakistan Muslim League (APML) would hold a public meeting in Islamabad on February 4, 2018. APML Chairman Gen (retd) Pervez Musharraf will address the meeting through a video link. Islamabad public meeting is a continuation of the APML’s series of public meetings that are being held in all the major cities of the country. For Islamabad public meeting, APML has started its preparations and party Secretary General Dr Muhammad Amjad has directed the workers to put their utmost efforts for the success of this meeting. The APML leadership has already started corner meetings in the federal capital and adjacent areas for the success of this meeting.
January 20, 2018 17:59 UTC
US Vice President Mike Pence met Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi Saturday as he began a delayed Middle East tour overshadowed by Arab anger over Washington´s recognition of Jerusalem as Israel´s capital. The Palestinian leadership, already furious over the Jerusalem decision, has denounced the US administration and had already refused to meet Pence in December. Egypt´s top Muslim cleric and the head of its Coptic Church had both cancelled meetings with Pence in December in protest at the Jerusalem decision. After Jordan — the custodian of Muslim holy sites in Jerusalem — Pence will head to Israel for talks with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Monday. Pence can expect a warm welcome after Trump´s decision on Jerusalem, which Israelis and Palestinians alike interpreted as Washington taking Israel´s side in the dispute over the city.
January 20, 2018 17:48 UTC
The PAF chief recalled that Air Commodore (retd) Sattar Alvi fighting from the Syrian side had shot down an Israeli Mirage plane. The PAF chief said that the nation is very proud of its great pilots. The Pakistan Air Force would not spare any effort to make the defence of the country impregnable; the Air Chief assured. Earlier on Friday, Air Chief Marshal Sohail Aman had said that the armed forces are fully committed to safeguarding the country. Last year, Air Chief Marshal Sohail Aman had said that the Pakistan air force could shoot down any drone which violates the country’s airspace.
January 20, 2018 17:48 UTC
The fire trapped nearly two dozen workers on the upper floorsNEW DELHI: At least 17 workers were killed Saturday in a fire at a factory on the outskirts of India’s capital, officials said. The blaze started in the basement of a three-storey plastic manufacturing facility in the Bawana industrial area on the northern edge of New Delhi, which officials suspect was also used to store fireworks. The fire quickly spread upwards from the basement, trapping nearly two dozen workers on the upper floors, said an official at the capital’s emergency service. In November, a massive fire at a plastic factory in the northern city of Ludhiana left 13 people dead, including three firefighters who were killed when the building collapsed. Thirteen workers were killed in November 2016 in New Delhi after a makeshift factory was gutted in a fire.
January 20, 2018 17:48 UTC
The move comes as close to 7,000 used cars created a gridlock at Karachi port, causing a delay in shipments and creating a storage havoc for authorities. Used cars create gridlock at Karachi portImporters, unwilling to pick up their cargo, said at the time the gridlock was a result of government measures taken in October to reduce car imports. Import of used cars only discouraged, not stopped: DaghaImporters say that the government should have devised some mechanism before implementing new rules for used car imports. For years, car importers have been importing used vehicles through three major schemes – personal baggage, transfer of residence and gift scheme. However, according to the calculations of local car industry officials, Pakistan is spending close to $750 million a year on used car imports.
January 20, 2018 17:37 UTC
At least four gunmen attacked Kabul’s landmark Intercontinental Hotel on Saturday and started shooting at guests, officials said, in an assault that is still under way. “Four attackers are inside the building,” an official at the National Directorate of Security (NDS) spy agency told AFP. A guest hiding in a room told AFP he could hear gunfire inside the state-owned 1960s hotel. I beg the security forces to rescue us as soon as possible before they reach and kill us.” His phone was switched off when AFP tried to contact him again. Some of the occupants inside the hotel are hiding on the second floor, a security source said.
January 20, 2018 17:27 UTC
Incident took place in Naulakha when police stopped a man for checkingLAHORE: Lahore Police on Saturday forced a man to remove his clothes on a road in broad daylight for “frisking” purpose. Police recover missing girl from Lahore houseThey asked for a bribe. When the victim could not produce ‘nazrana’, they asked him stand still for checking. After frisking and abusing the man they asked him to take off his clothes for ‘proper checking’. A week ago, a CCTV footage appeared in which policemen in Nishtar Colony were thrashed a citizen with a chittar.
January 20, 2018 17:26 UTC
LONDON: Chelsea moved level on points with second-placed Manchester United after two goals in the opening six minutes put them on the way to victory over a spirited Brighton. Netherlands international midfielder Davy Propper headed against the post and Schelotto went close after the break as Brighton pushed to get back in the game. Chelsea were always a threat though and Willian saw a free-kick pushed on to the post by Brighton keeper Mat Ryan before Hazard scored his second with a fine solo effort and Victor Moses’ late goal completed the victory. Yet a mixture of misfortune and sloppy play cost them dearly, with Hazard the benefactor on both occasions. They caused Chelsea problems and had VAR been in use they could well have been awarded a penalty when Schelotto was felled.
January 20, 2018 16:18 UTC
KARACHI: The National Accountability Bureau (NAB) Chairman Justice (Retd) Javed Iqbal reportedly issued show-cause notices on Saturday to the director-general of the regional bureaus for the delay in responding to his directions to investigate and dispose-off of as many as 250 cases pending with the bureau. Many other cases including National Insurance Company Limited (NICL) scam (pending since 2011), DHA phase 9 illegal allotment of land (pending since 2016) and DHA-Marina fraud case of Rs3.5 billion (pending since 2013) have also not been sorted out. On the other hand, the NAB chairman has never conducted the performance appraisal of his own office with regard to the 250 plus cases lying unattended for many years and has not frequently visited regional offices. Since his joining as the chairman, he has conducted only one ExecBoard Board Meeting (EBM) and has shifted the burden on the investigation officers alone. Pakistan Today tried to contact NAB spokesman Asim Ali Nawazish, but he did not respond.
January 20, 2018 16:16 UTC
Putting all the rumours about the third edition of the Pakistan Super League (PSL) to rest, Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) chief Najam Sethi on Saturday tweeted that the event will take place as per the announced schedule. According to reports, franchises also had issues with the pre-tournament promotion by the PSL management, which the former believe was dull and resulted in them not being to land a title sponsor for their teams. The third edition of the PSL is set to begin on February 22. All matches will be played at four venues – Dubai, Sharjah, Lahore; and Karachi will host the final. Karachi Kings will begin their campaign against Quetta Gladiators on February 23 in Dubai.
January 20, 2018 15:56 UTC