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Met Police’s top counter terrorism officer to retire

LONDON: The Metropolitan Police's Assistant Commissioner for Specialist Operations and the national lead for counter terrorism has announced his retirement. Mark Rowley will be leaving policing after 31 years in service. In June 2014...

Theresa May defends rail fare rises, more needs to be done for the NHS

LONDON: Prime Minister Theresa May has defended rail fare increases by insisting investment is needed. The Prime Minister said rises in regulated fares are kept to inflation, with 97p of every pound paid towards...

Nawaz says “Allah has taken a job from him in Saudi visit”

ISLAMABAD: Avoiding going into details, ousted prime minister Nawaz Sharif has said that he is grateful for blessing that Almighty Allah has taken a job from him in Saudi Arabia. Addressing a press conference...

New stamp duty – a real difference: May

LONDON: Changes to stamp duty are helping thousands of people get on the housing ladder, Prime Minister Theresa May has said. The reforms, announced last year's autumn Budget, cut stamp duty for 95% offirst-time...

Pakistan says Trump’s allegations ‘unfounded’ , aimed to prop India as a regional power

Nasser Janjua accuses US of fomenting unrest in SA, speaking India’s language ISLAMABAD: While rejecting US President Donald Trump’s allegations, Pakistan has termed his speech as propping India as a regional power. The Foreign Office...

US expresses concern over Hafiz Saeed’s political activities

WASHINGTON: The United States has expressed concern over Jamaatud Dawa (JuD) chief Hafiz Mohammad Saeed running for office in the upcoming General Election. US State Department Spokesperson Heather Nauert, in a daily press briefing, called...

Govt to complete term, interim set-up in June, election in August; says Abbasi

LONDON: Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi has said that the assemblies would be dissolved after completing their tenures in June, and that the election would take place in August 2018 as scheduled. Talking to waiting...

Gen Bajwa holds significant meetings with world leaders at GHQ

RAWALPINDI: In rapidly changing scenario in the region especially in Pakistan, the country’s Chief of Army Staff Gen Qamar Javed Bajwa’s role is being considered as crucial and he is acting accordingly. World’s dignitaries and...

Trump says US recognises Jerusalem as Israeli capital

WHEN I came into office, I promised to look at the world's challenges with open eyes and very fresh thinking. We cannot solve our problems by making the same failed assumptions and repeating the...

US slashes Pakistan’s military and economic aid

WASHINGTON: A steep decline in US economic and military assistance to Pakistan, detailed in a Congressional report released on Tuesday, could also hurt Washington’s desire to prevent cross-border attacks into Afghanistan, statistics show. The...