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Army chief to visit Waziristan today

Army chief General Raheel Sharif will visit North and South Waziristan on Tuesday to overlook ongoing Operation Zarb-e-Azb and inaugurate development projects. “COAS will spend his day in South and North Waziristan today on the invitation of local tribes. Significant development projects are being inaugurated,” DG Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) Lt-Gen Asim Bajwa said on Twitter. On Monday, Army chief ... Read More »

Can New Zealand trump Pakistan this time?

The last time Pakistan lost to New Zealand during a tour to the country was back in 1985 where the Kiwis, under the leadership of Geoff Howarth, beat Javed Miandad-led visitors 2-0 in the three-match Test series. Before that and since then Pakistan have always dominated the Black Caps on their turf in Tests — no series loss in last ... Read More »

New Islamabad Airport: PM wants 2017 deadline met

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif has directed the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) to ensure completion of the much-delayed New Islamabad Airport project within the stipulated timeframe. A couple of months back, the PM had stated that airport would be functional by August 2017. According to the official statements, more than 82 per cent of the work on the project ... Read More »

London flats were bought through Qatari investments, Sharif family tells SC

ISLAMABAD: Submitting documentary evidence on the ‘legitimacy’ of their assets before the Supreme Court on Tuesday, Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and his daughter, Maryam Nawaz, claimed a Qatari prince paid for their London apartment. Along with a 397-page document consisting details of transactions as well as receipts of payments since 2011, the Sharif family submitted a letter from a Qatari ... Read More »

Govt asks Ogra not to hike gas rates

ISLAMABAD: In a move that may lead to a tricky legal situation for the regulator, the petroleum and natural resources ministry on Monday asked the Oil and Gas Regulatory Authority (Ogra) not to invoke a binding law to notify an increase in gas prices. “The Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Resources is informing Ogra to maintain gas prices at the ... Read More »

Nurses to protest outside Dungarvan hospital this afternoon

Members of the Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation (INMO) will hold a lunchtime protest from 1.30-3pm today at Dungarvan Community Hospital, Waterford. The action is aimed at highlighting what the organisation says is a shortage of nurses at this 146 bedded care of the older person facility. This will be followed by the commencement of a work to rule at ... Read More »

Lawmakers call for review of security pact with US

KABUL (Pajhwok): Several Wolesi Jirga members on Monday claimed the government had failed to ensured security, calling for a review of the Bilateral Security Agreement (BSA) with the United States. Speaker Abdur Rauf Ibrahimi expressed concern over the worsening security situation, saying ensuring security for the nation was an integral part of the government’s core responsibilities. However, he regretted the ... Read More »

Parliament: 2017 presidential election will be reserved for Malay candidates, says PM Lee

SINGAPORE – The next presidential election, due in 2017, will be reserved for candidates from the Malay community. Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong, announcing this in Parliament on Tuesday (Nov 8), said: “That means if a qualified Malay candidate steps up to run, Singapore will have a Malay president again… this would be our first after more than 46 years, ... Read More »

Finally, Mollywood enters 100-crore club

THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Pulimurugan, directed by Vysakh has become the first Malayalam film to collect Rs 100 crore. Mohanlal, who plays the eponymous hero in the film centred on man-animal conflict thanked the viewers and the crew as the film crossed 100 crores in his Facebook post. The film has broken the record set by another Mohanlal-starrer, ‘Drishyam’, which had grossed over ... Read More »

Pakistan Supreme Court issues notice to PM Nawaz Sharif

Pakistan SC has issued notice to Nawaz Sharif in the ‘Panama Papers’ leaks case. According to report, three of Sharif’s four children’s name figure in Panama Papers. Imran Khan’s party has threatened an ‘Occupy Islamabad’ sit-in on November 2. A file photo of Nawaz Sharif.A file photo of Nawaz Sharif. ISLAMABAD: Pakistan’s Supreme Court on Thursday issued notice to Prime ... Read More »