PM Imran inaugurates shelter home in PeshawarPrime Minister Imran said Chief Minister Mehmood Khan is an honest and simple man and that he completely trusts his honesty. “I like [K-P CM] Mehmood Khan because he is an honest and simple man. “No matter how intelligent a man is, if he isn’t honest or simple, he is of no use,” he added. SC orders Khattak to deposit Rs1.3m for being featured in govt ad“I was very happy to see the shelter home which Mehmood Khan has made in Peshawar. He will make five more such shelter homes.”Earlier in the day, Prime Minister Imran inaugurated a shelter for the homeless in the K-P capital.
December 14, 2018 12:49 UTC
Yousafzai is the father of Malala Yousafzai, who was shot by the Taliban in 2012 for speaking up for the right of girls education in Pakistan. In 2014, Malala won the Nobel Peace Prize and made history by becoming the youngest Nobel laureate to ever receive the award. In 2013, Yousafzai and her father set up the Malala Fund, a global non-profit organisation which advocates education for all, especially girls. We have also built a few other schools for Syrian refugees and poor children from Lebanon, but most of our work is based on advocacy for girls education. In the eleven point agenda of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chief Imran Khan, who is now the prime minister of Pakistan, education is a top priority.
December 14, 2018 12:18 UTC
The minister further said that even though the government had conceded to the opposition’s demand to appoint Shehbaz as PAC chief, the opposition parties were still threatening the functionality of the National Assembly. On Thursday, the ruling Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) decided to backtrack from its earlier stance and agreed to let National Assembly Opposition Leader Shehbaz Sharif have the chairmanship of the PAC. The breakthrough came as a result of a meeting between Shehbaz Sharif and PTI’s Minister for Parliamentary Affairs Ali Mohammad Khan and Defence Minister Pervaiz Khattak. During the meeting, it was decided that the NA opposition leader would chair the committee, while a subcommittee headed by a PTI lawmaker would handle audit matters related to the PML-N government. GOVT ENDORSES SCHOOL FEES CUT:Meanwhile, Fawad Chaudhry endorsed the Supreme Court’s directives to reduce private schools fees, saying “schools are looting parents”.
December 14, 2018 12:11 UTC
LONDON: Liverpool may be top of the Premier League but Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho said that it is trophies in the cabinet that count ahead of the sides’ showdown at Anfield on Sunday. Klopp’s side remain the only unbeaten team in the league this season, but the German has yet to clinch an honour in his three years on Merseyside. United languish 16 points behind their rivals in sixth place, but Mourinho led the Old Trafford outfit to Europa League and League Cup victories in his first season in Manchester in 2017. “I think trophies matter, it matters, especially when you have the potential to fight for trophies and especially when you clearly say the objective is to win the trophy,” the Portuguese told a news conference on Friday. “I think Juergen told already they want to win the Premier League, is their objective,” he added.
December 14, 2018 12:11 UTC
HYDERABAD: Sindh Police on Friday arrested a madrassah teacher who was captured on video beating his students that went viral on social media. “Shabir Ahmed s/o Ghulam Hussain by caste Ansari r/o Sarfaraz colony. Ghulam Hussain is a Pesh Imam in Sarhandi masjid and Shabir is Hafiz e Quran and teaches Quran-Pak in Sarhandi Masjid Arrested by SHO Cantt. Shabir Ahmed s/o Ghulam Hussain by caste Ansari r/o Sarfaraz colony. Ghulam Hussain is pesh Imam in Sarhandi masjid and Shabir is Hafiz e Quran and teaches Quran pak in Sarhandi Masjid Arrested by SHO Cantt.
December 14, 2018 11:26 UTC
PERTH: Australia doggedly overcame a green-tinged Perth Stadium pitch in fierce heat to wrest back control of the second test on Friday after India had threatened to take advantage of some favourable bowling conditions on day one. India captain Virat Kohli ensured that India maintained the pressure after tea when he snared a spectacular full-stretched, one-handed catch off Sharma to dismiss Peter Handscomb for seven as Australia crashed to 148-4. Head and Shaun Marsh watchfully dug Australia out of a hole, though, before the latter fell for 45 to a sharp Ajinkya Rahane catch at slip off Vihari. South Australian Head chanced his arm with an 80-ball 58, but needlessly holed out straight after India had taken the second new ball. “Our plan was to be disciplined and I think we did very well in that aspect after bouncing back in all three sessions,” he said.
December 14, 2018 11:26 UTC
‘93% of Pakistani women experience sexual violence’Prabhu Ramamoorthy, 34, was sitting between his wife and another woman. When the other woman fell asleep he unbuttoned her clothes and sexually assaulted her. She woke up to find her shirt and trousers unbuttoned and his hand in her trousers. The prosecution had initially sought an 11-year jail term but the US District Judge sentenced the man to 9 years in jail. The flight attendants denied these allegations and confirmed instead that only the alleged victim had asked for her seat to be changed.
December 14, 2018 11:09 UTC
Comedian host is contemplating retirement, leading to uncertainty regarding her show's futureThe Ellen DeGeneres Show is probably one of the most popular talk-shows around the world. But it seems like comedian host Ellen DeGeneres is contemplating retirement, leading to uncertainty regarding the show’s future. In a recent interview with The New York Times, Ellen shared how her wife, actor Portia de Rossi, wants her to leave daytime TV while her brother, also a comedian, Vance DeGeneres urges her to stay. I don’t see the end of her show as her career ending.”Ellen is all set to have her stand-up comedy special titled Relateable release on Netflix on December 18, 2018. Ellen DeGeneres takes on Trump for attacking WinfreyThe 60-year-old has indeed renewed her contract, even though she was very close to declining.
December 14, 2018 11:03 UTC
Apex court orders submission of report after amount is depositedISLAMABAD : The Supreme Court (SC) on Friday ordered former Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (K-P) chief minister Pervez Khattak to deposit Rs1.3 million within 10 days for being featured in government-sponsored advertisements. The bench, headed by Chief Justice Saqib Nisar, heard the suo motu case against elected officials appearing in government ads. CJP directs Shehbaz Sharif to return Rs5.5m spent on govt ads“The amount shall be deducted from his own pocket,” the additional attorney general said. The apex court ordered the submission of a report after the amount has been deposited. Former Punjab chief minister Shehbaz Sharif also submitted Rs5.5 million and Sindh Chief Minister Murad Ali Shah deposited Rs1.4 million in the same case.
December 14, 2018 11:03 UTC
–CJP says no RO plant installed in Balochistan for clean drinking water despite spending Rs2.4bn–Asks two-member commission to give recommendations on resolving potable water issue in remote Balochistan area within two weeksISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court (SC) on Friday formed a commission to give recommendations on solving the water crisis in Balochistan’s Bhagnari area. The top court issued these directives while hearing a suo motu case on the non-availability of clean drinking water in the region. He told the court that several issues in the area could be pinned down to the water crisis. He added that the issue of clean and pure drinking water is not just restricted to Bhagnari. He added that areas sensitive to the water crisis in the province need to be highlighted.
December 14, 2018 10:53 UTC
LAHORE: The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) on Friday revealed the complete schedule of the fourth edition of Pakistan Super League (PSL) in which it has been revealed that eight matches will be played in Pakistan. The fourth edition of celebrated PSL will be played between Friday 14 and March 17 next year. The league, then, will move local for the last eight matches including the knock-outs. Karachi’s famous National Stadium will host five matches, while Lahore will host three fixtures in its historical Gaddafi Stadium. In addition to the matches scheduled to be played domestically, 14 matches will be played at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium in Dubai, four at the Sheikh Zayed Stadium in Abu Dhabi and eight matches at the Sharjah Cricket Stadium in Sharjah.
December 14, 2018 10:43 UTC
Absence of policies and reliance on miraclesCOAS Bajwa has assured local and foreign investors of a secure environment in the country. Underlining the need for manpower training, education and expansion of health facilities would be futile in the absence of mega funds required to run these projects properly. Unless effective measures are taken to expand the tax net, manpower training on the required scale would remain a pipedream. Again as under the PML-N government, consumers are required to pay for transmission losses caused by the concerned institutions’ inefficiency. A recent World Bank report on power sector distortions in South Asia suggests power sector reforms that could save Pakistan’s economy $8.4b in business losses and could increase total household incomes by at least $4.5b a year.
December 14, 2018 10:41 UTC
LAHORE: A day after the PP-168 by-poll, the Returning Officer (RO) concerned on Friday ordered a vote recount in the constituency on an application filed by the defeated Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) candidate, Rana Khalid Mehmood. PML-N stalwart and former minister for railways Khawaja Saad Rafique had vacated the seat of the provincial assembly after reclaiming his NA-131 seat won in a by-poll held on October 13. On Thursday, a total of 11 candidates from different political parties and independents had vyed for the vacant provincial assembly seat with the actual contest being between the PTI and PML-N. The Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) was also backing the PML-N candidate in the constituency where the total number of voters is 126,912. As many as 83 polling stations had been set up and Rangers deployed for the security during the polling process.
December 14, 2018 10:36 UTC
A little earlier, Shah Mehmood too held the ‘interest of democracy’ and all that responsible for the compromise on the part of the prime minister. And you can’t get anywhere in the business of lawmaking, with such a thin majority, when the opposition is not on board. Now that the logjam has been broken, hopefully the business of appointing committees to facilitate the work of the House will be undertaken promptly. By letting Shahbaz Sharif take the Public Accounts Chairman (PAC) chairmanship the government has also, in a way, put the spotlight on the opposition. Sharif has promised no hindrances in lawmaking that is clearly in the interest of the people.
December 14, 2018 10:30 UTC
A video of Summers mocking fellow contestants – Miss Cambodia Rern Sinat and Miss Vietnam H’Hen Nie, went viral on Wednesday night. In the clip, Summers asks her fellow contestants, “What do you think of Miss Vietnam (Nie)? Morales then asked her “how” and Miss USA started imitating Nie again. One critic said, “You are in a competition called Miss Universe and not in an English class my dear! I am grateful for opportunities to speak with Nat, Miss Cambodia, and H’Hen, Miss Vietnam, directly about this experience.
December 14, 2018 10:30 UTC