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February 20, 2019 | 12:12:12 PM

Ban on Shehbaz from travelling abroad

Interior ministry bans Shehbaz from travelling abroad

Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) president Shehbaz Sharif's name has been placed on the provisional national identification list (PNIL) or 'stop list', barring him from travelling abroad due to the ongoing case against him for owning assets beyond known sources of income.

February 20, 2019 | 12:11:04 PM

Game changer for Pakistan

Was MBS's visit a game changer for Pakistan?

The two major takeaways for Pakistan were MBS's order for the immediate release of 2,107 Pakistanis incarcerated in Saudi jails and the signing of memorandum of understandings worth $20 billion by the two countries. But was the two-day visit of Crown Prince MBS a game changer for Pakistan?

February 20, 2019 | 12:09:39 PM

Depth of surveillance in Xinjiang

Exposed Chinese database shows depth of surveillance in Xinjiang

The Chinese database Victor Gevers found online was not just a collection of old personal details. It was a compilation of real-time data on more than 2.5 million people in western China, updated constantly with GPS coordinates of their precise whereabouts.

February 20, 2019 | 12:08:25 PM

PM Khan on Pulwama attack

Pakistan will address actionable evidence if shared by Delhi, PM Khan tells India after Pulwama attack

In a video message, Prime Minister Imran Khan on Tuesday said Islamabad will take action if Delhi shares any actionable evidence concerning last week's suicide bombing in occupied Kashmir's Pulwama area which had targeted Indian paramilitary soldiers.

February 20, 2019 | 12:06:55 PM

Pakistani prisoners from Saudi Arabia

PIA offers to bring Pakistani prisoners home from Saudi Arabia

Can't connect right now! retry Pakistan Airlines has offered to bring back home to Pakistan the prisoners from Saudi Arabia. According to the PIA Spokesperson PIA's President and CEO Air Marshal Arshad Malik has offered that the national flag carrier is ready to bring back the Pakistanis imprisoned in Saudi Arabia once released.

February 20, 2019 | 12:04:58 PM

Mountain ranges bigger than Everest

Earthquake reveals mountain ranges 'bigger than Everest' buried in Earth

Where Mount Everest were thought to be the biggest mountain ranges globally, a study might prove it wrong as scientists have claimed to find huge mountain ranges buried several kilometers in Earth and could be bigger than Everest.

February 20, 2019 | 12:03:47 PM

Salman Butt to replace injured Mohammad Hafeez

Salman Butt to replace injured Mohammad Hafeez in Lahore Qalandars squad

Veteran batsman Salman Butt is set to replace injured Mohammad Hafeez in the Lahore Qalandars squad for the remainder of the 2019 Pakistan Super League (PSL), the organisers announced on Tuesday. Qalandars captain Hafeez was ruled out of the tournament after he fractured his thumb during the match against Karachi Kings on February 16.

February 20, 2019 | 12:02:08 PM

In a first, Pakistani artist to participate in Venice Biennale

Artist Naiza Khan to make Pakistan's debut at 2019 Venice Biennale in May

The biennale is scheduled to take place between May 11 and November 24. According to an article published by The Art Newspaper, Khan, who was trained in the UK and is based between London and Karachi, produces paintings, drawings and mixed-media pieces that examine how specific places in Pakistan are evolving, within the context of wider issues affecting the Global South.

February 20, 2019 | 12:00:52 PM

Gold prices hit all-time high

Gold prices reach a new high and touch Rs68,500 per tola

Gold is trading at its highest level as bullion prices have reached a new high of Rs68,500, according to data compiled by the All Sindh Saraf and Jewellers Association. The price of a tola increased by Rs350 in the last two days, crossing its previous all-time high of Rs68,150 of the previous week.

February 20, 2019 | 11:59:13 AM

US presidential candidate

Bernie Sanders announces he is running for US president

WASHINGTON: Senator Bernie Sanders announced Tuesday he is running for president, launching a second bid for the White House after a surprisingly strong run for the Democratic nomination in 2016. Sanders, 77, made the announcement in a radio interview in his home state of Vermont.

February 20, 2019 | 11:57:21 AM

Nawaz bail depends on doctors advice

Decision to grant Nawaz bail depends on doctors' advice: IHC

ISLAMABAD: The decision to whether or not grant bail to former prime minister Nawaz Sharif on medical grounds will depend on the report of his doctors, said the Islamabad High Court.

February 20, 2019 | 11:55:43 AM

Nuclear fuel enrichment projects

PAEC gets ultimatum over pending projects | The Express Tribune

ISLAMABAD: The federal government on Tuesday directed the Pakistan Atomic Energy Commission (PAEC) to either complete five ongoing projects of nuclear fuel enrichment worth Rs43.5 billion in the next four months or shut them down. These projects, which had been approved in 2007 barring one, have fallen at least six years behind their original completion periods.

February 20, 2019 | 11:53:42 AM

Refinery at Gwadar

$11 billion refinery at Gwadar

1. Installation of two re-gassified Liquefied Petroleum Gas (RLNG) plants with an estimated cost of $4 billion 2. $10 billion oil refinery 3. $1 billion petrochemical complex 4. $2 billion investment in mineral development sector 5. Pakistan's annual oil consumption is around 26 million tons 6.

February 20, 2019 | 11:52:17 AM

India halts all trade, orders Pakistanis out

Pakistani nationals ordered to leave Indian city in 48 hours: TOI report

Pakistani nationals staying in the Indian city of Bikaner in Rajasthan state have been asked to leave the area within 48 hours, allegedly to avoid the building up of a law and order situation as anti-Pakistan and anti-Kashmir sentiment soars in India in the wake of the Pulwama attack, the Times of India reported.

February 20, 2019 | 11:51:32 AM

MBS arrives in India

Saudi Crown Prince arrives in India

Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman - known as MBS for short - arrived in India on Tuesday after visiting Pakistan. The crown prince was welcomed at the airport by Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who embraced him in a characteristic bear hug. MBS is expected to make an effort to defuse tensions between India and Pakistan.

February 20, 2019 | 11:50:08 AM

Punish Pulwama attackers

US urges Pakistan to punish Pulwama attackers | The Express Tribune

WASHINGTON DC: The United States threw its support behind India on Tuesday and urged Islamabad to punish those behind the February 14 suicide attack in occupied Kashmir. "We have been in close communication with the government of India to express not only our condolences but our strong support for India as it confronts this terrorism," said US State Department Deputy Spokesperson Robert Palladino.

February 20, 2019 | 11:49:15 AM

HR violations in IOK

FM Qureshi lauds APPG report about HR violations in IOK

Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi has said report of All Parties Parliamentary Group of British Parliament about human rights violations in Indian Occupied Kashmir is laudable. He said this while talking to Minister of State for Commonwealth and UN Lord Ahmad who called on him in Islamabad on Monday.

February 20, 2019 | 11:48:14 AM

Development in ex-FATA

UK's DFID willing to help K-P govt for development in ex-FATA | The Express Tribune

PESHAWAR: The UK's Department for International Development (DFID) is willing to help Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa government for development in the merged tribal districts. DFID head in Pakistan Joanna Reid in a meeting with CM Mahmood Khan said that her team could cooperate with the government in the resolution of problems faced by the merged districts of ex-Fata.

February 20, 2019 | 11:47:10 AM

"We rented two planes from Pakistan International Airlines and worked on them"

How Sheikh Mohammed set up Emirates airline

"We rented two planes from Pakistan International Airlines and worked on them." In the 37th chapter of his latest book, Qissati, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, reveals how he set up the Emirates airline and its journey to becoming the best in the world.

February 20, 2019 | 11:45:54 AM

Detained archaeologist of KPK

Detained archaeologist not produced before NAB chief

PESHAWAR: Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Director of Archaeology and Museums Dr Abdul Samad, who was arrested by the National Accountability Bureau recently for allegedly making illegal appointments, could not be produced before NAB chairman retired Justice Javed Iqbal on Monday.

February 20, 2019 | 11:44:50 AM

Archana Puran Singh is in

Kapil Sharma breaks silence on ouster of Navjot Singh Sidhu from his show

Kapil Sharma told Indian media that Navjot Singh Sidhu is busy with his prior commitments due to which Archana Puran Singh is shooting with us. Rumours were making rounds that the former cricketer was banned due to his pro-Pakistan stance.

February 20, 2019 | 11:43:34 AM

Meetings with MBS

PPP stays away from meeting with MBS

ISLAMABAD: A parliamentary delegation headed by Senate Chairman Sadiq Sanjrani and comprising members from all major political parties, except the Pakistan Peoples Party, called on Saudi Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman (MBS) at the Prime Minister House on Monday.

February 20, 2019 | 11:41:50 AM

Shaykh as-Sudays lauds

Shaykh as-Sudays lauds Saudi Crown Prince's visit to Pakistan

Director of the General Presidency for Affairs of the Grand Mosque and The Prophet's Mosque ash-Shaykh 'Abdur-Rahmaan ibn 'Abdil-'Azeez as-Sudays has applauded the visit of Saudi Crown Prince Mohammad Bin Salman to Pakistan. Shaykh as-Sudays stressed the value of the Crown Prince's efforts to bolster brotherly ties between the Kingdom and other Islamic and Arab nations.

February 18, 2019 | 08:37:16 PM

Nishan-e-Pakistan for Saudi crown prince

President Alvi confers Nishan-e-Pakistan on Saudi crown prince

President Arif Alvi on Monday conferred Pakistan's highest civil award - Nishan-e-Pakistan - on Saudi Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman during a ceremony held at the President House in Islamabad. According to the citation provided at the President House, Mohammad bin Salman was honoured due to his "outstanding support for reinvigorating Pak-Saudi bilateral relationship".

February 18, 2019 | 08:32:15 PM

When is the Super Snow Moon, the Biggest Supermoon of 2019?

Supermoon 2019: BIGGEST Moon of the year peaks on TUESDAY - Look out

The so-called Supermoon will peak in the afternoon hours of Tuesday, February 19, when viewed from the UK. The Supermoon will reach full illumination around 3.53pm GMT (UTC) when the Sun is still relatively high in the sky. However, once the Sun sets, astronomers are touting one of the most incredible lunar spectacles will grace the night skies.

February 18, 2019 | 08:28:53 PM

Complaint filed against Wasim Akram, Imad Wasim

Lahore Qalandars-Karachi Kings spat: Complaint filed against Wasim Akram, Imad Wasim

DUBAI: A feud between Pakistan Super League franchises Karachi Kings and Lahore Qalandars ensued after the teams competed against each other in the first fixture of the league's fourth edition on Saturday.

February 18, 2019 | 08:27:53 PM

Guard of honour at PM House

Saudi Crown Prince presented guard of honour at PM House

Upon entry into Pakistan's airspace, Mohammad bin Salman airplane was given a warm welcome. ISLAMABAD (Dunya News) - Saudi Prince Mohammad bin Salman has reached Prime Minister House, where he was presented a guard of honour. The Saudi Crown Prince was driven to PM House by Prime Minister Imran Khan himself where awaits a grand welcome line of celebrations.

February 18, 2019 | 08:26:22 PM

Release of 2107 Pakistani prisoners

Saudi Crown Prince orders release of 2107 Pakistani prisoners on PM Imran's request

ISLAMABAD: A day after Prime Minister Khan's request to Crown Prince Mohammad Bin Salman to consider cases of Pakistanis in Saudi jails, the crown prince has ordered release of 2107 prisoners.

February 17, 2019 | 10:14:29 AM

False witness

False witness disqualify for life under Islam to testify before court: CJP

ISLAMABAD: Chief Justice Asif Saeed Khosa on Friday said under the Islamic teachings a false witness becomes ineligible for life to testify before a court in a case, ARY News reported. Chief Justice of Pakistan Mr. Justice Asif Saeed Khosa remarked this while hearing an appeal against acquittal of an accused of murder.

February 17, 2019 | 10:13:36 AM

Kashmiris targeted by angry mobs across India

Kashmiris targeted by angry mobs across India | The Express Tribune

In the wake of the Pulwana attack, Kashmiris living across India have come under attack by angry mobs belonging to hard-line Hindu groups. Dozens of Kashmiris living outside the Indian occupied valley have been threatened, assaulted or forced to vacate their residences.

February 17, 2019 | 10:12:29 AM

3 Lives Shaped by War and Study Abroad

The President, the Envoy and the Talib: 3 Lives Shaped by War and Study Abroad

KABUL, Afghanistan - Today, they are representatives of three central parties to the Afghan war, caught up by a frenzied effort to find an endgame to decades of violence. But during the last stretch of peace their generation has known, in the 1970s, three young Afghans - Ashraf Ghani, Zalmay Khalilzad and Sher Mohammed - were all busy finding themselves while studying on scholarships abroad.

February 17, 2019 | 10:09:49 AM

Why Men Who Can Do 40 Pushups May Have Better Heart Health

Want to know how at risk you are to heart disease? Consider counting your pushups

Researchers at Harvard University were working with a pretty well-established idea: "Higher fitness levels would be associated with lower rates of incident cardiovascular disease." Not exactly a groundbreaking observation. But what was interesting was the reason for their work.

February 17, 2019 | 10:02:04 AM

Entire PSL 2020 in Pakistan

PM Khan has decided to hold entire PSL 2020 in Pakistan: Naeemul Haq

Prime Minister Imran Khan, according to his special assistant, has decided to bring Pakistan Super League to the country in its entirety next year. According to Special Assistant Naeemul Haq: "Empty stadiums at PSL matches in UAE justify PM Imran Khan's decision to move the entire PSL to Pakistan next year."

February 17, 2019 | 09:45:54 AM

There are no bad vibes

There are no bad vibes: Alia Bhatt on relationship with Sidharth Malhotra

Not long after Sidharth Malhotra opened up about his current equation with ex-Alia Bhatt, the Gully Boy star adds that "there's no bad blood" between the two. In an interview with DNA India, Alia said that she had watched Sidharth's episode on Koffee with Karan in which he talked about her and their relationship, and she says the feelings are mutual.

February 17, 2019 | 09:44:57 AM

Qalandars beat Kings by 22 runs

Lahore Qalandars beat Karachi Kings by 22 runs

Lahore Qalandars beat Karachi Kings by 22 runs Rahat Ali to Usman Shinwari, OUT ( c Viljoen b Rahat Ali 0) Rahat Ali to Sikandar Raza, OUT (c Devcich b Rahat Ali 5) Rahat Ali to Sikandar Raza, no run Rahat Ali to Sikandar Raza, no run End of over

February 17, 2019 | 09:44:06 AM

Review of ex-CJP's verdicts

Dozens seek review of ex-CJP's verdicts | The Express Tribune

ISLAMABAD: Since the retirement of former chief justice (CJP) Mian Saqib Nisar, the Supreme Court has been flooded with petitions, mostly seeking review of the verdicts issued by the SC benches headed by the former top judge. According to a summary of cases from January 15 to January 31, 69 review petitions have been filed.

February 17, 2019 | 09:43:09 AM

Entire nation can't be blamed for actions of some people: Sidhu

Navjot Singh Sidhu asked to leave The Kapil Sharma Show over Pulwama attack comments

Navjot Singh Sidhu, an Indian cricketer turned politician and incumbent Indian Punjab cabinet minister, has been asked to leave a popular television comedy talk show after comments he made on the Pulwama attack. He will be replaced by Archana Puran Singh on The Kapil Sharma Show.

February 17, 2019 | 09:41:57 AM

Indian baseless allegations

Pulwama attack: FO summons Indian Deputy High Commissioner over baseless allegations

The foreign office has rejected unfounded allegations of India on Pakistan. ISLAMABAD (Dunya News) - The Foreign Office on Friday summoned Indian Deputy High Commissioner Gaurav Ahluwalia and lodged strong protest over baseless allegations made by India in the aftermath of Pulwama suicide attack in the Occupied Kashmir.

February 17, 2019 | 09:40:23 AM

India's MFN move

India's MFN move: all options under study, says Dawood

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan will consider all available options to retaliate for the Indian government's decision to withdraw Most Favo≠ured Nation status, Razak Dawood, the prime minister's adviser on commerce, told the media on Friday. The response came from the adviser while giving briefing to media at the office of board of investment on the two-day visit of Saudi Crown Prince and high level business delegations.

February 17, 2019 | 09:39:42 AM

Feel pain of Kashmiris

Shehbaz asks Modi to first feel pain of Kashmiris | The Express Tribune

LAHORE: Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) President Shehbaz Sharif has condemned the Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi's statement after the Pulwama attack and said that before accusing Pakistan, Modi must express remorse over severe human rights violation in Indian Occupied Kashmir.

February 17, 2019 | 09:38:36 AM

Saudi money

Why Pakistan should not take Saudi money

This weekend, Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman is visiting Pakistan with his entourage of over 1,000 people , including investors, government officials and security personnel. It is expected that the trip will result in investments in Pakistan worth up to $20bn.

February 17, 2019 | 09:38:01 AM

Meeting list of MBS in Pakistan

Afghan Taliban likely to meet MBS in Pakistan

ISLAMABAD: The Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman is likely to meet Afghan Taliban representatives during his visit to Pakistan starting today (Sunday), a security official said. The Taliban announced a few days ago their delegation would be visiting Pakistan on February 18 to meet Prime Minister Imran Khan.

February 17, 2019 | 09:36:38 AM

Holiday in Islamabad on Feb 18

Federal Govt declares local holiday in Islamabad on Feb 18

Can't connect right now! retry ISLAMABAD: The federal government has issued a notification in accordance with all Federal Government and Federal Secretariat offices situated on Constitution Avenue in Islamabad to remain closed on February 18, Monday.

February 17, 2019 | 09:35:12 AM

Saudi crown prince arriving today

Islamabad rolls out red carpet for Saudi crown prince today

ISLAMABAD: Amid heightened security, Saudi Crown Mohammad bin Salman (MBS) is arriving here on Sunday (today) on his first-ever visit to Pakistan after his elevation to the position of crown prince of Saudi Arabia in April 2017.

February 16, 2019 | 12:01:37 PM

PM Imran Khan takes notice of 'disgraceful act by NAB

PM Imran Khan takes notice of 'disgraceful act' by NAB against Dr Samad

Can't connect right now! retry ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan has taken notice of disgraceful act of National Accountability Bureau officials against Dr Samad. The NAB had arrested provincial Directorate of Archaeology and Museums Dr Samad in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa for allegedly misusing his authority.

February 16, 2019 | 12:00:32 PM

Judicial remand extended till March 4

Judicial remand of Rafique brothers extended till March 4 | The Express Tribune

LAHORE: An accountability court on Saturday approved a 16-day extension in the judicial remand of Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) leaders Khawaja Saad Rafique and Khawaja Salman Rafique. The court ordered the authorities concerned to present the brothers for the next hearing of the Paragon Housing case on March 4.

February 16, 2019 | 11:59:40 AM

Fake accounts case: review petition on Monday

Fake accounts case: CJP-led bench to hear PPP leaders' review petition on Monday | The Express Tribune

ISLAMABAD: A three-member special bench headed by Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP) Asif Saeed Khosa will on Monday hear the review petitions filed by former president Asif Ali Zardari, his son Bilawal Bhutto Zardari, sister Faryal Talpur, and Sindh Chief Minister Murad Ali Shah in the fake accounts case.

February 16, 2019 | 11:58:27 AM

PIA forgets to load luggage

Return my bags or buy me new clothes, says furious passenger after PIA forgets to load luggage

It forgot to load the luggage of over half the passengers on board the flight on Thursday and the passengers were not pleased. Related: PIA gets another Rs5.6b bailout package Worried about their bags, they staged a protest over the incident at the Multan airport.

February 16, 2019 | 11:57:05 AM

Continue winning momentum

Islamabad look to continue winning momentum against Multan

Islamabad United started off on a winning note in the tournament opener against Lahore Qalandars

February 16, 2019 | 11:56:22 AM

Glacier surge in Gilgit-Baltistan

Emergency steps being planned after glacier surge in Gilgit-Baltistan

GILGIT: Emergency measures are being taken to mitigate the effects of a possible disaster which may be caused by Shisper Glacier surge and possible burst of an artificial lake in Hasanabad village in Hunza. The Shisper Glacier, a few kilometres from Hasanabad village, started to surge in May last year.

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