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January 21, 2019 | 09:52:07 PM

PM departs for two-day visit to Qatar

PM Imran reaches Qatar on two-day official visit

Monday Jan 21, 2019 ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan on Monday reached Doha (Qatar) on a two-day official visit. Upon his arrival, the prime minister was received by the foreign minister of Qatar. The premier is visiting the country on the invitation of Emir of Qatar Sheikh Tamim bin Hammad Al Thani.

January 21, 2019 | 09:50:51 PM

Russia to create backup manned vehicle for Moon flights

Russia to create backup manned vehicle for Moon flights without NASA funding

Russia's State Space Corporation Roscosmos chief Dmitry Rogozin has said that NASA had asked Roscosmos to create a lunar version of the Soyuz spacecraft as a backup manned space transport system for flights to the Moon. A senior Russian space industry source told Sputnik that Moscow will develop an ugraded Soyuz version at its own expense, and no funding from NASA is expected.

January 21, 2019 | 09:48:22 PM

PM Khan makes it to Foreign Policy magazine's 2019 Global Thinkers list

PM Khan named in global thinkers list of Foreign Policy

A reputed international journal Foreign Policy has issued the list of 2019 global thinkers. The global list of thinkers and public intellectuals also carries the name of Prime Minister Imran Khan. According to Foreign Policy magazine, former cricketer turned politician Imran Khan is facing difficult situation including fiscal and debt crisis ever since assuming the office of prime minister.

January 21, 2019 | 09:47:10 PM

Woman gives birth to sextuplets after 9 years of her marriage

Bahawalpur woman gives birth to sextuplets | The Express Tribune

BAHAWALPUR: After nine years of being married, a resident of Jalalpur Pirwala gave birth to sextuplets,at Civil Hospital, Bahawalpur. Reportedly, 28-year-old Hina Javed was brought to Civil Hospital two days ago after she went into labour. Late Sunday night, she gave birth to four girls and two boys.

January 21, 2019 | 09:45:29 PM

Nawaz Sharif is unwell: Maryam Nawaz

I have been told Nawaz Sharif is unwell: Maryam Nawaz

Can't connect right now! retry LAHORE: Maryam Nawaz has lamented that her family was not being kept informed about the medical condition of her father Nawaz Sharif. Responding to a tweet, Maryam said that she had also written to the Punjab Home Department after pleading with jail authorities.

January 21, 2019 | 09:44:30 PM

US withdrawal to drag neighbours back into Afghan war

US withdrawal to drag neighbours back into Afghan war, warns report

WASHINGTON: The Taliban will lose interest in negotiating peace and Afghanistan's neighbours will get even more involved in war if the United States withdrew its forces, a US report warns. But a Republican senator, Rand Paul, said after a recent meeting with Donald Trump that the US president was ready to end America's 17-year involvement in Afghanistan.

January 21, 2019 | 09:43:35 PM

Top US senator urges Trump to meet PM Imran

Top US senator urges Trump to meet PM Imran

Monday Jan 21, 2019 ISLAMABAD: Leading US Senator Lindsey Graham vowed Sunday to urge President Donald Trump to meet Prime Minister Imran Khan and Afghan President Ashraf Ghani to boost Washington's Afghanistan peace efforts.

January 20, 2019 | 11:56:45 AM

AJK president lauds UN chief's statement on Kashmir issue

AJK president lauds UN chief's statement on Kashmir issue

MUZAFFARABAD: Azad Jammu and Kashmir President Sardar Masood Khan on Saturday lauded the statement of United Nations Secretary General Antonio Guterres on Kashmir issues and said that dialogues were the only way to resolve the Kashmir issue. Sardar Masood said Pakistan and people of Azad Jammu and Kashmir have always supported to settle the Kashmir issue through dialogues.

January 20, 2019 | 11:55:10 AM

Gulbuddin Hekmatyar enters Afghan presidential race

Gulbuddin Hekmatyar enters Afghan presidential race

KABUL: Former warlord Gulbuddin Hekmatyar entered Afghanistan's presidential race on Saturday in a new challenge to President Ashraf Ghani who allowed him to return from exile two decades after he was forced out by the Taliban. Gulbuddin Hekmatyar led fighters during the civil war of the 1990s and has remained a divisive figure since his return from exile in 2016.

January 20, 2019 | 11:54:15 AM

NOC granted to Raheel for heading Saudi-led military coalition

NOC granted to Raheel for heading Saudi-led military coalition

ISLAMABAD: The government has issued a no-objection certificate (NOC) regarding appointment of former army chief retired Gen Raheel Sharif as head of a Saudi Arabia-led military alliance comprising personnel from 41 Muslim countries. The NOC has been issued in view of an approval that was granted by the federal cabinet during its meeting held on Jan 10, according to a source.

January 20, 2019 | 11:53:16 AM

Pak exports expected to be record-high in 2019

Exports to be record-high this year

KARACHI: Adviser to the Prime Minister on Commerce, Textile, Industry and Investment Abdul Razak Dawood on Saturday vowed that Pakistan's exports will reach an all-time high this year. Addressing a press conference here, he said the country's economy was headed towards an improvement despite difficulties.

January 20, 2019 | 11:51:58 AM

Mukesh Ambani plans to take on Amazon, Walmart

Mukesh Ambani plans to take on Amazon, Walmart

MUMBAI: India's richest man Reliance Industries Mukesh Ambani is planning to create an online-to-offline platform that would take on the world's largest retailers like Amazon and Walmart, which are both betting big on India's e-commerce market. Indian media reported that Mukesh Ambani is intending to take on the world's largest retailers by combining his Jio telecom service, mobile devices and a physical retail network.

January 20, 2019 | 11:50:33 AM

Missing persons returning home in Balochistan

Missing persons start returning home in Balochistan

QUETTA / GWADAR: Around a dozen people missing for many years reached home over the past three days in different areas of Balochistan, including Kalat, Mashkay, Noshki, Gwadar and Pasni. Official sources confirmed that after the assurance of Chief Minister Jam Kamal Khan Alyani and Home Minister Zia Ahmed Langove to the leaders of the Voice of Baloch Missing Persons (VBMP) recently, the missing persons started reaching their homes.

January 20, 2019 | 11:47:34 AM

Lunar eclipse 2019

Everything you need to know about Sunday's 'super blood wolf moon' eclipse

Photo credit: /CC0 Creative Commons Just occasionally on its journey through space, the moon passes into the Earth's deep shadow and turns red. The internet usually goes insane, and this January is no different in advance of Sunday/Monday's rare celestial event.

January 20, 2019 | 11:45:52 AM

Ali Zafar reveals why he isn't a part of PSL anthem

As PSL anthem releases, Ali Zafar reveals why he isn't a part of it this year - Daily Times

Actor and singer Ali Zafar rendered his vocals to the first three editions of the Pakistan Super League (PSL) but in a break from tradition, the latest anthem was sung by another sought after actor and singer Fawad Khan. Fans were left wondering regarding why Ali Zafar did not sing the anthem for this year's ...

January 20, 2019 | 11:43:44 AM

Former Afghan national security adviser announces candidacy

Former Afghan national security adviser announces candidacy

by Agencies , (Last Updated 2 days ago) KABUL: A former national security adviser has registered as a candidate for president of Afghanistan and called on the Taliban to engage in peace negotiations to end the country's 17-year war.

January 20, 2019 | 11:42:26 AM

PML-Q to take up issues with Imran

PML-Q to take up issues with Imran as differences deepen

LAHORE: The Pakistan Muslim League-Quaid (PML-Q) has decided to take up a host of issues with Prime Minister Imran Khan after Chief Minister Usman Buzdar failed to placate the Chaudhrys of Gujrat. "There is a host of issues the PML-Q is having with the Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI), particularly in Punjab.

January 20, 2019 | 11:40:52 AM

Nawaz Sharif's medical condition

Maryam says family still in the dark about Nawaz Sharif's medical condition

Can't connect right now! retry LAHORE: Maryam Nawaz, daughter of former premier Nawaz Sharif, has expressed her concerns about the health of her jailed father. Taking to Twitter on Saturday, Maryam Nawaz said that the family was being kept in the dark by jail authorities about the actual condition of Nawaz Sharif.

January 20, 2019 | 11:39:55 AM

Afghan Taliban rule out talks with US in Pakistan

Afghan Taliban rule out talks with US in Pakistan | The Express Tribune

PESHAWAR: The Afghan Taliban rejected media reports that they were prepared to resume meetings with US special envoy Zalmay Khalilzad in Islamabad and repeated their refusal to deal directly with the Afghan government. Media reports suggested that a meeting in Islamabad was in prospect following discussions between Khalilzad and Pakistani officials including Prime Minister Imran Khan on Friday.

January 20, 2019 | 11:38:56 AM

Rage as family killed in shady shootout

Initial post-mortem report of Sahiwal fake encounter's victims released | The Express Tribune

LAHORE : An initial post-mortem report of four people killed in an alleged encounter by the Punjab's counterterrorism police on Saturday has been released, Express News reported. According to the report, driver Zeeshan sustained 10 bullets, 13-year-old Areeba received six bullets while her mother Nabeela Bibi got four bullets and her father Mohammad Khalil sustained 13 bullets as a result of firing carried out by the Counter Terrorism Department (CTD) personnel.

January 18, 2019 | 08:17:26 PM

Vile language

PTI fires back at British magazine over 'vile' language

ISLAMABAD: The ruling Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) has hit back at noted British weekly magazine 'The Economist' for using what it called the 'vile language' in its article regarding Imran Khan's government. In a series of tweets on Tuesday, Prime Minister Imran Khan's justice party has accused the London-based magazine of running sponsored articles that are aimed at attacking the state of Pakistan.

January 18, 2019 | 08:15:04 PM

Gold-plated Kalashnikov

Saudi prince gives PM Khan gold-plated Kalashnikov

Prime Minister Imran Khan is the proud owner of a gold-plated Kalashnikov courtesy Governor of Tabuk of Saudi Arabia Prince Fahd bin Sultan bin Abdul Aziz. PM Khan received Prince Fahd at the Prime Minister House on Monday. Defence Minister Pervez Khattak and Foreign Secretary Tehmina Janjua were also present during the meeting.

January 18, 2019 | 08:13:22 PM

Car bomb attack on Colombian police academy leaves 21 dead

Car bomb attack on Colombian police academy leaves 21 dead

BOGOTA: Colombia's government declared three days of mourning Thursday after at least 21 people died in a car bomb at a Bogota police cadet training academy, and 68 were wounded - the worst such incident in the city in 16 years.

January 18, 2019 | 08:11:34 PM

Meet Aamir Khans lookalike brother Faisal Khan

Meet Aamir Khan's lookalike brother Faisal Khan

MUMBAI: Bollywood superstar Aamir Khan's brother Faisal Khan, who is making debut in singing, looks exactly like his brother. Faisal's photo that is going viral on the internet has left the netizens in deep confusion. In the photo, Faisal posing for the camera, looks a carbon copy of his brother Aamir Khan.

January 18, 2019 | 08:11:33 PM

Meet Aamir Khans lookalike brother Faisal Khan

Meet Aamir Khan's lookalike brother Faisal Khan

MUMBAI: Bollywood superstar Aamir Khan's brother Faisal Khan, who is making debut in singing, looks exactly like his brother. Faisal's photo that is going viral on the internet has left the netizens in deep confusion. In the photo, Faisal posing for the camera, looks a carbon copy of his brother Aamir Khan.

January 18, 2019 | 08:10:11 PM

Afghan Taliban, US next round of talks to be held in Pakistan: sources

Afghan Taliban, US next round of talks to be held in Pakistan: sources

ISLAMABAD: The next round of talks between Afghan Taliban and United States will be held in Islamabad Pakistan. Diplomatic sources said US Special Representative for Afghanistan Reconciliation Zalmay Khalilzad, who is in Pakistan, has expressed wish to hold talks with Afghan Taliban in Islamabad. Pakistan accepted Zalmay's request.

January 18, 2019 | 07:40:52 PM

Chief Justice Saqib Nisar: For judging too much

Chief Justice Saqib Nisar: For judging too much

Honourable Chief Justice of Pakistan Mian Saqib Nisar was engaged in an animated and largely one-sided conversation at the Lahore Registry of the Supreme Court in April 2018. He had summoned his own son-in-law to the court and wanted him to apologise to the "Office of the Chief Justice".

January 18, 2019 | 07:37:24 PM

2009 Vs 2019

This Is How Different Life Was In 2009 Vs How Life Is Like Now In 2019

Everyone from the Nawaz Family, To Mathira. We have all gotten a good look into how much of a difference ten years can really make. SO! In the spirit of realizing things ~ We decided to take it one step further and make our own kind of 'Ten-year challenge.'

January 18, 2019 | 07:36:21 PM

First Sikh PRO to Punjab governor

First Sikh PRO to Punjab governor 'appointed on merit' | The Express Tribune

A Sikh civil servant appointed as public relations officer to Punjab governor says he joined the provincial bureaucracy on merit. In a first in the country's history, Pawan Singh Arora, who was previously working as district information officer, Nankana Sahib, was nominated as Chaudhry Mohammad Sarwar's public relations officer last week.

January 18, 2019 | 07:35:38 PM

FBR to get access to citizens family tree

Benami Act, 2017: FBR to get access to citizens' family tree | The Express Tribune

ISLAMABAD: In view of growing number of cases of people amassing properties in someone else's name, the government has decided to give tax authorities access to the family tree database of citizens - in a bid to catch these dodgers.

January 18, 2019 | 07:33:25 PM

What can you actually eat?

You could save the world with the 'planetary health diet' - but what can you actually eat? - Daily Times

A diet that can avoid premature death and safeguard the Earth at the same time sounds too good to be true - but that's exactly what experts are saying is possible with the 'planetary health diet'. Scientists, who have drawn up the diet as part of an international commission, say we'll have to hugely shift ...

January 18, 2019 | 07:31:45 PM

Pitbull to perform at Pakistan Super League opening

Junoon and Pitbull to headline PSL 4 opening ceremony

Friday Jan 18, 2019 KARACHI: Junoon and Pitbull will be headlining the opening ceremony of the fourth edition of the Pakistan Super League (PSL). The ceremony will be held on February 14 at 8pm at the Dubai International Stadium. Other performers include Boney M, Fawad Khan, Young Desi, Aima Baig and Shuja Haider.

January 18, 2019 | 07:29:58 PM

Taliban officials say Pakistan applying pressure over Afghan talks

Taliban officials say Pakistan applying pressure over Afghan talks

PESHAWAR: The arrest of a senior Taliban leader in Pakistan this week underlines a push by the government in Islamabad to pressure the insurgents to open talks with the Afghan government, Taliban officials said.

January 18, 2019 | 07:28:49 PM

President of UNGA to reach Pakistan today

President of UNGA to reach Pakistan today

President of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) Maria Fernanda Espinosa will arrive in Islamabad today on a five-day visit at the invitation of the Pakistani government. This will be the first visit by a president of the General Assembly to Pakistan in eight years and the first visit for Espinosa to any country in Asia since assuming office.

January 18, 2019 | 07:21:55 PM

Cargill to grow Pakistan business with $200m investment

Cargill to grow Pakistan business with $200m investment

Global food and agriculture producer Cargill on Thursday renewed its long standing commitment to Pakistan by announcing plans to invest more than $200 million in Pakistan in the next three to five years. The announcement was made after a meeting between Prime Minister Imran Khan and other senior government officials, and Cargill's global executive team at PM Office.

January 18, 2019 | 07:19:44 PM

Shehbaz demands committee to probe Mohmand dam contract

Shehbaz demands committee to probe Mohmand dam contract | The Express Tribune

ISLAMABAD: Leader of the Opposition in the National Assembly Shehbaz Sharif on Friday asked for a probe into the recent awarding of the Mohmand dam contract to Descon - a company owned by Advisor to the PM for Commerce Abdul Razzak Dawood.

January 18, 2019 | 07:19:04 PM

Justice Asif Saeed Khosa sworn in as 26th Chief Justice of Pakistan

Justice Asif Saeed Khosa sworn in as 26th Chief Justice of Pakistan

Justice Asif Saeed Khan Khosa took oath as the 26th Chief Justice of Pakistan at a ceremony at Aiwan-i-Sadr in Islamabad on Friday. Chief justice Khosa will serve as top judge for approximately 337 days and is scheduled to retire on Dec 21, 2019.

January 18, 2019 | 07:18:14 PM

California man killed in Taliban truck bombing in Afghanistan

California man killed in Taliban truck bombing in Afghanistan

Manoharan Paul Kamaleson was killed in a bomb attack in Kabul on Monday He had just returned from a holiday break in Chicago where he lived with family The Taliban claimed responsibility for the attack which killed four people His sister said he was 'thoughtful, personable' and loved his three adult sons A California bank executive with three children was killed in a suicide bombing in Afghanistan, officials said.

January 18, 2019 | 07:17:18 PM

Afghan President Ghani telephones PM Imran Khan

Afghan President Ghani telephones PM Imran Khan

Can't connect right now! retry Islamabad: Prime Minister Imran Khan received a telephone call from Afghan President Ashraf Ghani today (Thursday). PM Imran and Afghan President discussed recent efforts for peace and reconciliation in Afghanistan during the telephonic conversation.

January 18, 2019 | 07:16:42 PM

Khalilzad thanks Pakistan for facilitating talks with Afghan Taliban

Khalilzad thanks Pakistan for facilitating talks with Afghan Taliban | The Express Tribune

ISLAMABAD: US State Department's Special Representative for Afghanistan Reconciliation Zalmay Khalilzad thanked Pakistan for its efforts to facilitate the latest round of peace talks with the Afghan Taliban. In his fifth visit to the region, Khalilzad arrived at the Foreign Office in Islamabad on Friday for a meeting with Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi.

January 17, 2019 | 12:28:27 PM

Justice Asif Saeed Khosa CJP for 11 months

Justice Asif Saeed Khosa will remain CJP for 11 months

ISLAMABAD: Justice Asif Saeed Khosa, who replaces Mian Saqib Nisar as the chief justice of Pakistan on Friday, will serve as the topmost judge for almost eleven months to retire on December 20 this year. Saqib Nisar hangs his robes after working as the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court for twenty months.

January 17, 2019 | 12:27:38 PM

A tenure of surprise visits

A tenure of surprise visits | The Express Tribune

KARACHI : The two-year long era of judicial activism instituted by Chief Justice Saqib Nisar ends. Elevated to the top judge's rank succeeded Justice Anwar Zaheer Jamali, Mian Saqib Nisar assumed office as the 25th Chief Justice of Pakistan in December 2016.

January 17, 2019 | 12:27:02 PM

Farewell to CJP Nisar to be held today

Full court reference to bid farewell to CJP Nisar being held at the Supreme Court

A full court reference in honour of the retiring Chief Justice of Pakistan, Mian Saqib Nisar, is being held in Court No. 1 of the Supreme Court.

January 17, 2019 | 12:26:17 PM

Retiring CJPs special gift for SC employees

Retiring CJP's special gift for SC employees

ISLAMABAD: Outgoing Chief Justice Saqib Nisar on Wednesday allowed all employees of the Supreme Court of Pakistan special allowance equal to three times initial basic pay of the pay scale 2017. A notification issued by the Supreme Court on January 16, 2019, a day before Chief Justice Saqib Nisar's retirement, announced this special raise in the salary of all the employees from BS-1-22 of the Supreme Court.

January 17, 2019 | 12:25:12 PM

Chief Justice Mian Saqib Nisar

The 'populist era' of Chief Justice Mian Saqib Nisar comes to an end | The Express Tribune

ISLAMABAD: 'Populist era' of the Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP) Mian Saqib Nisar is going to end today (January 17). However, his tenure will be remembered for many years. The CJP Nisar visibly changed his approach in the last year of his tenure and started a unique' judicial activism, which was completely different from what he did as superior court judge throughout his 20-year career.

January 11, 2019 | 06:44:14 PM

Not to make credible institutions controversial

Fawad urges opposition not to make credible institutions controversial for sake of politics

ISLAMABAD: Information Minister Chaudhary Fawad Hussain has urged the opposition not to make credible institutions of Shaukat Khanum Hospital and Namal University controversial for the sake of their politics. He was reacting to a tweet message of PML-N leader Maryam Aurangzeb wherein she had accused the Prime Minister's sister Aleema Khan of being the benamidar of the Prime Minister.

January 10, 2019 | 12:41:21 PM

We are on same page, says Afghan envoy

Pakistan's govt, establishment on same page, says Afghan envoy | The Express Tribune

Afghan President Ashraf Ghani's point man in the region, Mohammad Omar Daudzai on Wednesday said that Pakistan's government and security establishment were on the same page, which would provide a suitable environment for holding talks on key issues concerning the two countries.

January 09, 2019 | 08:51:26 PM

PM removes MDs of SNGPL, SSGC

PM removes MDs of SNGPL, SSGC

However, in the meeting of the Cabinet Committee on Energy, headed by Prime Minister Imran Khan here on Tuesday, the government decided in principle not to extend the export subsidy to the refineries located in coastal areas for export of furnace oil, an official who was part of the meeting told The News.

January 09, 2019 | 08:49:07 PM

Govt to implement transformative social, economic agenda: PM

Govt to implement transformative social, economic agenda: PM

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan says the government is determined to implement a transformative social and economic agenda for a 'Naya Pakistan'. He was talking to Director General WHO Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus in Islamabad on Tuesday. He was accompanied by President of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation's Global Development Division Dr. Christopher Elias.

January 09, 2019 | 08:46:27 PM

Overtake the US economy by 2030

India projected to overtake the US economy by 2030: Report - Profit by Pakistan Today

LAHORE: A long-term economic forecast released by economists at Standard Chartered and looking forward to 2030, envisions India's economy becoming larger than that of the United States. According to the UK-based bank projections, it believes that seven of the world's top 10 economies will come from emerging markets.

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