Sunday, June 24, 2018

Hafiz Saeed’s detention extended for one month

LAHORE: A provincial review board comprising judges of the Lahore High Court on Thursday approved one-month extension in detention of Jamatud Dawa’s chief Hafiz Muhammad Saeed but turned down a government request for extending...

Action against banned religious organisations to be taken in Pakistan

RAWALPINDI: The federal government has directed the provinces to launch action against proscribed (banned) religious outfits and those kept under observations by seizing their offices, weapons and properties. The Ministry of Interior also instructed all...

Bilquis, Faisal say ‘influential figures’ demolishing welfare centres in Sindh

KARACHI: Bilquis Edhi, the wife of eminent social worker Abdul Sattar Edhi, on Wednesday claimed that Edhi welfare centres in several cities and towns of Sindh have been illegally occupied by "influential local figures". Addressing...

Forcibly converting Hindu girls extremism not Islam; says Imran

KARACHI: Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan said that forcibly converting Hindu girls to Islam after abducting them had nothing to do with Islam, instead, "it was a wrongdoing". He was addressing a religious...

NY Times exposes venue of Tillerson-Ghani meeting

WASHINGTON: The Afghan government doctored the official photo of the Tillerson-Ghani meeting at an American base in Afghanistan to create the impression that they met in Kabul, the US media reported on Tuesday. Afghan President...

Mufti Qavi fled from court but later arrested in Qandeel Baloch murder case

MULTAN: In notorious case of murder of model Qandeel Baloch, cleric Mufti Abdul Qavi was arrested by police on the highway from Multan to Jhang on Wednesday after his application for an extension in...

Ayesha Gulalai levels new allegations against Imran Khan

PESHAWAR: In a new development in series of allegations, estranged Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) MNA Ayesha Gulalai claimed on Tuesday that party chief Imran Khan had called upon his supporters to throw acid on her...

Afghan Taliban deny former hostage’s claims of murder, rape

PESHAWAR: A Taliban spokesman denied on Sunday accusations by a Canadian man that one of his children had been murdered and his wife raped while they were being held captive by Taliban who kidnapped...

UK army chief meets Gen Bajwa, briefed LoC, Khyber Agency situation

ISLAMABAD: Gen Sir Nicholas Patrick Carter, Chief of General Staff (CGS) of the UK Army, on Friday acknowledged the Pakistan Army's achievements in the fight against terrorism and continued efforts for peace and stability...

Afghan-Pakistan border villages brace for Berlin Wall-style divide

QUETTA: Thousands of Pashtun tribal people who for decades ignored the invisible line that bisects their dusty villages and demarcates the Afghanistan-Pakistan frontier are bracing for a Berlin Wall-style divide of their neighbourhoods. Pakistan, worried...