President Donald Trump says it "certainly looks" like Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi is dead. After 17 days since his disapperance, Saudi Arabia confirmed that journalist Jamal Khashoggi was killed inside the Saudi consulate in Istanbul, Turkey. Arab allies have rallied to Riyadh’s support, but Western pressure has intensified on Saudi Arabia to provide convincing answers. See what Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi wrote in his final column for the Washington Post before he went to the Saudi consulate in Istanbul where he was killed. The US Congress is controlled by Trump’s fellow Republicans, some of whom have called for tough action against Saudi Arabia.
October 19, 2018 22:47 UTC
Afghan Taliban have reportedly released photo and details of the bodyguard who killed one of most powerful security commander and the governor police chief in Kandahar on Thursday. On Thursday, General Abdul Raziq was killed when a bodyguard opened fire following a meeting in the governor’s compound in Kandahar. “Taliban sources say the attacker of Genera Razik waited for his target for six years. Afghan officials have not confirmed the identity of the attacker yet,” a Twitter post said. Saturday’s parliamentary election in the southern Afghan province of Kandahar will be delayed by a week following the attack.
October 19, 2018 19:50 UTC
Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) Senator Sherry Rehman has said that her party will not accept the unconstitutional cuts by the federal government in the National Finance Commission (NFC). The PPP senator said on Twitter, “The PPP will not accept unconstitutional cuts by the federal govt in the NFC. In fact, no such cuts are possible without a constitutional amendment.”Sherry Rehman also rejected the formation of task forces under the supervision of governor, saying “Setting up task forces under the supervision of a governor, who is an arm of the executive, is a roadblock on provincial autonomy.”The federal cabinet on Thursday decided to allocate three per cent share of the NFC to erstwhile Federally Administered Tribal Areas (Fata) by reducing the share of provinces.
October 19, 2018 19:30 UTC
They embraced martyrdom during a siege and search operation in Boniyar area of Baramulla districtISLAMABAD . : Indian troops, in their fresh act of state terrorism, martyred four youth in occupied Kashmir on Friday. They were targeted during a siege and search operation in Boniyar area of Baramulla district. ‘Kashmir has become dreadful battleground’The call for shutdown was given by the Joint Resistance Leadership comprising Syed Ali Gilani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and Muhammad Yasin Malik to pay homage to Dr Wani and his associate. Foreign Office spokesperson Dr Muhammad Faisal said that the Indian forces are committing heinous crimes in occupied Kashmir and the same was documented by the UN Human Rights Commission in its recent report.
October 19, 2018 19:07 UTC
The United Nations and a host of member countries have condemned on friday the brutal and senseless attack on Ko Ko Korina. “This is a terrible, meaningless tragedy,” said António Guterres, Secretary General of the United Nations. There is an emerging consensus amongst certain nations that perhaps Pakistan is not doing enough to tackle the groups that carry out such strikes. “It is quite clear that the umbrella network known as Coke Studio operates with impunity in the country,” said Sushma Swaraj, the Indian minister for external affairs. “There is an attempt to mainstream Coke Studio and take out the hardened terror groups within.
October 19, 2018 18:56 UTC
Award-winning actor and singer-songwriter Fakhre Alam, who is on a 28-day journey across the globe, has entered the Indian airspace with a special message for the neighbouring country. I hope that someday we can work together.”WATCH VIDEO:Flying from Pakistan airspace into Indian air space…. my message to the neighbors from the flight deck of #MissionParwaaz pic.twitter.com/Fvqmdy6yUK — Fakhr-e-Alam (@falamb3) October 19, 2018“It’s the same land. As I fly over it I see it’s the same texture, the same topology… I see no borders from up here,” Fakhar said. He added that there was a need to understand each other better and promote an atmosphere of positivity.
October 19, 2018 18:44 UTC
Information Minister Fawad Chaudhry, while welcoming the Ambassador’s offer and interest to resolve Pakistan’s energy issues, said that Pakistan would also like to enhance cooperation with Azerbaijan in the realm of tourism besides the fields of media and information. We will also want Azeri tourists to come and enjoy the scenic beauty of these high-altitude areas,” he added. The minister said Pakistan attached great importance to its relations with Azerbaijan and Pakistan was one of the first three countries that recognised the independence of Azerbaijan. He emphasised the need for the start of direct flights between Pakistan and Azerbaijan. He added President of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev greatly valued his country’s ties with Pakistan, adding, “We also support Pakistan’s stance on Kashmir.”
October 19, 2018 18:33 UTC
According to sources, tremors were felt when PM Khan was chairing a meeting with fellow party leaders. Imran has not lost hope on Saudi aidMost party leaders stood up from their seats when jolts were felt during the meeting, said sources. The prime minister denied leaving the room, saying that earthquake would also be felt whichever place he would be evacuated to. PM Khan’s composure encouraged other party leaders to get back to their seats and the meeting continued. Ministers and party leaders were being briefed on energy, gas and economic issues.
October 19, 2018 18:11 UTC
Now, even junior officials of the media wing of the establishment boss around TV newsroom officials with the sort of impunity that the spooks used to have. Media management is jettisoning its khudday-lein status within the officer ranks and is increasingly becoming a career posting, one that leads to better prospects. But invisible forces have now teamed up with Adam Smith’s Invisible Hand as well. Market forces just might do to the media what the powers-that-be couldn’t. If news media organisations were earlier able to muster the courage to stave off powerful forces, can they do the same for powerful and well-heeled forces?
October 19, 2018 17:03 UTC
Reacting to a fresh fiery speech of ex-party member Nehal Hashmi criticising state institutions, senior Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) leader Rana Sanaullah on Friday said that Hashmi’s statement has nothing to do with his party and only reflects his personal views. Hashmi, a sacked member of the PML-N, surprised several quarters after he vehemently criticised state institutions, including the Pakistan Army, at a gathering earlier on Friday. Reacting to Hashmi’s statement, Sanaullah categorically stated the Hashmi was expelled from PML-N so party cannot take action against him. Hashmi was earlier jailed and fined for using foul language against judiciary and threatening the judges of superior judiciary. In the video, Hashmi was seen warning opponents and officials of state institutions’ of dire consequences over conducting an investigation in line with the Supreme Court’s Panamagate verdict.
October 19, 2018 16:52 UTC
LAHORE: Social activist Aadii Roy who is well-known for his bold stance on injustices in society as well as government and military actions on Friday shared that he had been threatened for exercising free speech. He made the revelation on social media website Twitter where he disclosed that someone had tried to intimidate him using the names of his family members. There is nothing important than family for us,i have been threatened again taking my siblings names.May Allah protect us. — صحرانورد (@Aadiiroy) October 17, 2018Many notable personalities from the journalist community including Gul Bukhari condemned the action. His social media account was accused of spreading ‘negative propaganda’ against state institutions.
October 19, 2018 16:41 UTC
ISLAMABAD: Hashoo Group, owner of the Pearl Continental and Marriott hotels in Pakistan will be hosting Stradivaria, a five-ensemble violin performance in four cities of Pakistan in the coming week. The musical tour starting in Islamabad this weekend, going on to Peshawar, Lahore and Karachi will welcome classical music lovers. Under the direction of Daniel Cuiller, leader and violinist of international renown, Stradivaria, specialising in 17th and 18th century baroque and classical music will be first of its kind performance in Pakistan. Hashoo Group, aiming to boost art and culture, hosted a similar Cuban and Australian festival in Pakistan last year. This time it is a classic European music project which has a historical element to it as well.
October 19, 2018 15:45 UTC
Declining to comment on the likely reasons behind the accident, Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh told reporters on Saturday that an official inquiry into the accident was underway and was expected to be completed within four weeks. “We have asked all hospitals to remain open through the night so that the injured can be treated,” Singh told reporters. Railway minister Piyush Goyal said Friday he was cancelling his trip to the US and returning to India immediately. Extremely saddened by the train accident in Amritsar. Saddened to learn of the tragic train accident in Amritsar India.
October 19, 2018 15:36 UTC
It was a much colder night early this year, when he had brutally assaulted and then murdered Zainab in her hometown, Kasur. Zainab was six. But there was something about Zainab, which when lost, brought the most of emotions in the nation; despair, shock, anger, repulse, emptiness. After Zainab was murdered, the Punjab government decided to introduce child protection curriculum in every educational institute of the province, including supplementary material based on injunctions of the Holy Quran. One Zainab is gone and so is an Imran.
October 19, 2018 15:11 UTC
Gives Islamabad first preference in trade with neighboursLAHORE: Iran wants stronger trade and economic ties with Pakistan, therefore, barter trade should be encouraged as it will be equally beneficial for both the countries. These views were expressed by Iran Consul General Reza Nazeri while addressing business community at the Lahore Chamber of Commerce and Industry (LCCI) on Friday. The consul general highlighted that Pakistan and Iran shared common borders and cultural bonds and Iran had always tried to strengthen bilateral relations with neighbouring countries. “Pakistan is its first preference in this regard.”Iran asks Pakistan to help secure borderHe extended full support of the Iranian consulate to prospective trade delegations, adding Iran would organise an exhibition of its products in Punjab. “In order to utilise each other’s strength, Pakistan and Iran will have to work jointly.”Hyder recalled his visit to Iran at the head of a business delegation in 2016 and said a great potential existed for Pakistani products in Iran.
October 19, 2018 15:11 UTC