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Elements running smear campaign identified: Rana Sanaullah

FAISALABAD: Interior Minister Rana Sanaullah on Monday warned the PTI of “worst repercussions” if its protesters resorted to violence, created chaos or indulged in blackmailing during the party’s upcoming protest on August 13 at Islamabad’s Parade Ground. “Remember that you

TLP to hold public gathering in Faizabad on August 13

RAWALPINDI: Tehreek-e-Labbak Pakistan(TLP) will hold a public gathering in Faizabad, Islamabad on August 13 and for this, the party on Monday called on its workers to gather at the spot for organizing the Nazriya Pakistan March and Conference. TLP’s Information

ISI officials included in team probing propaganda against Lasbela tragedy

ISLAMABAD: The government on Monday while expanding the scope of the joint inquiry team on the issue of investigating the negative propaganda on social media related to the Lasbela helicopter crash and the martyrs, included two officials of the intelligence

Was approached for minus-Imran before no trust motion: Asad Umar

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Secretary-General Asad Umar claimed Monday that he was approached for a minus-Imran Khan formula ahead of the no-confidence vote against the then-prime minister, a private TV channel reported while quoting Umar. “This is an incident that

Police arrests security guard for brutally beating up woman in Karachi

KARACHI: On the order of Chief Minister Sindh Syed Murad Ali Shah, the police on Monday arrested a security guard for beating up a female outside an apartment building in Gulistan-e-Jauhar, Karachi after a video of the incident was widely

Baidu CEO says EV arm’s autonomous driving tech will be ahead of Tesla

BEIJING:  Baidu’s electric vehicle (EV) firm Jidu Auto will be one-generation ahead of Tesla in terms of autonomous driving technologies, Baidu chief executive Robin Li said in a statement on Monday. “Our understanding of smart vehicles is that being electric is

9th Muharram processions underway across Pakistan amid highly alert security

Muharram 9 mourning processions are being taken out countrywide amid strict security arrangements, with mobile phone services suspended in some areas under a comprehensive security plan devised by law enforcement agencies to prevent any untoward incident. The Sindh government last

NIH reports 3 deaths, 628 new Covid cases in last 24 hours

ISLAMABAD: National Institute of Health (NIH) on Monday reported three deaths and 628 new Covid-19 cases during the past 24 hours. The NIH stated that a total of 19,451 COVID-19 diagnostic tests were conducted, of which 628 samples found positive.

Private security guard brutally beats woman in Karachi, video goes viral

KARACHI: A private security guard violently beat a woman into unconsciousness in the Gulistan-e-Jauhar area of Karachi. A video of this incident has gone viral on social media. According to the media reports, the security guard of a residence in the

TTP confirms Khorasani, other commanders’ killing in IED blast

Tehreek-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) spokesperson on Monday confirmed that a senior TTP official, Omar Khalid Khorasani, has been killed along with other commanders of the banned outfit in a blast in Afghanistan. TTP Mohmand Chief Omar Khalid Khorasani alias Abdul Wali

Who was APS’ mastermind Omar Khorasani?

Omar Khalid Khorasani, APS attack mastermind and a senior commander of the outlawed Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan has been killed in eastern Afghanistan. The TTP leader was reportedly travelling in the Birmal district of Paktika “for consultation” when his vehicle hit a

Karachi may receive heavy rain today’s evening: PMD

KARACHI: There are chances of more rain with thunderstorms in the port city today (Monday), says Pakistan Meteorological Department. Giving an update on the latest weather forecast, PMD said Karachi may get moderate to heavy rain today evening or night,

Lewandowski stars as Barca trounces Pumas in Joan Gamper Trophy

Robert Lewandowski opened his account for Barcelona and Pedri scored twice in a resounding 6-0 win against Pumas UNAM in the Joan Gamper Trophy at Camp Nou on Sunday. Robert Lewandowski scored his first Camp Nou goal as a Barcelona

TTP’s top commanders including Omar Khalid Khorasani killed in Afghanistan

ISLAMABAD: A vehicle carrying senior commanders of the outlawed Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP), including Omar Khalid Khorasani, has been targeted with a mysterious explosive device in eastern Afghanistan, according to Afghan officials and locals sources, a Pakistani news website reported on

Six people suffocated to death during Rohri’s Muharram procession

SUKKUR: Six people have suffocated to death during the Muharram 9 procession on Rohri, upper Sindh. The mourning procession started in the morning and as usual attracted thousands of people. Rohri is a small city and its alleyways are quite

Who is CWG Javelin Gold Medalist Arshad Nadeem?

The entire country late Sunday hailed Arshad Nadeem for his historic Javelin gold medal at Commonwealth Games with a monstrous throw of 90.18m in Birmingham. That brought Pakistan’s first athletics medal at the Games since 1966 and maybe a first

Oil prices up 0.2% to $95.14 per barrel

SINGAPORE: Oil prices edged up from multi-month lows on Monday as investors’ appetite improved following data on U.S. jobs and Chinese exports that eased recession concerns. Brent crude futures had risen 22 cents, or 0.2%, to $95.14 a barrel by

Risk of nuclear confrontation is back after decades: UN chief

TOKYO: United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said on Monday that the risk of nuclear confrontation had returned after decades, calling on nuclear states to commit to no first use of the weapons. Any attack on a nuclear plant is a

China says military drills to continue around Taiwan

TAIPEI: China’s military announced fresh military drills on Monday in the seas and airspace around Taiwan – a day after the scheduled end of its largest ever exercises to protest against last week’s visit to Taipei by U.S. House Speaker

MQM-P threatens to quit PDM coalition government  

ISLAMABAD: The Muttahida Qaumi Movement-Pakistan (MQM-P) – ally of the PML-N-led government –fired a warning shot across the coalition by threatening to switch sides if the Sindh government kept refusing to fulfil the agreement it had signed with the party.

Suspect arrested in connection with attack on PTI MPA

LOWER DIR:  The Counter Terrorism Department of KP has arrested one suspect in connection with attack on PTI MPA in Dir. On Saturday unidentified assailants opened fire at the vehicle of PTI provincial assembly lawmaker Malik Ali Khan in Khyber-Paktunkwa’s

No death reported in flood-hit Balochistan during last 24 hours: PDMA

QUETTA: No new death or financial loss was reported in flood-hit Balochistan during last 24 hours, The Provincial Disaster Management Authority (PDMA) said in a statement on Sunday. The PDMA report stated that 176 deaths were reported in Balochistan from

Sindh farmers suffered losses of Rs50bn during monsoon flooding: SAB

HYDERABAD: The farmers of Sindh claimed to have suffered losses to the tune of around Rs.50 billion due to flash flooding during heavy monsoon rains across the province. The Sindh Abadgar Board (SAB), which lobbies for rights of the farmers,

PSO might stop operation at unprofitable airports amidst auction row with CAA

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan State Oil (PSO) has conveyed to the concerned authority it might stop serving unprofitable airports if the money-making fueling facility at Karachi’s Jinnah International Airport is auctioned out to a private supplier. PSO officials have urged the Civil Aviation

Security plan for Karachi’s Ashura processions finalized

KARACHI: Security and management plan for Karachi’s Ashura processions was finalized, according to a press release from office of South Deputy Commissioner (DC) Tabraiz Sadiq Marri. The press release said that under the deputy commissioner’s supervision, plans for the main

President Biden deplores killings of four Muslims in US city

WASHINGTON: President Joe Biden on Sunday deplored the killings of four Muslim men in New Mexico, which police say may be linked. “I am angered and saddened by the horrific killings of four Muslim men in Albuquerque,” the US president

Pakistan’s Arshad Nadeem wins historic Javelin gold medal at CWG

BIRMINGHAM: Pakistan’s Arshad Nadeem made the nation proud as he claimed gold medal in the javelin throw event of the Commonwealth Games with a monstrous throw of 90.18m in Birmingham on Sunday. Arshad Nadeem became the first javelin thrower from

Lack of self-belief cost Man Utd, says Ten Hag

Manchester United manager Erik ten Hag said a lack of self-belief cost his side on Sunday as they slumped to a 2-1 home defeat by Brighton & Hove Albion in their Premier League opener. Brighton’s Pascal Gross scored twice in

PM Shehbaz, Qatari Emir exchange views on bilateral ties

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Muhammad Shehbaz Sharif on Sunday held a telephonic conversation with Emir of the State of Qatar Sheikh Tamim Bin Hamad Al Thani. The two leaders exchanged views on issues of mutual interest. According to a press release

Pakistan Railways dispatches medical teams, relief goods to flood-hit areas

LAHORE: Pakistan Railways (PR) have sent tones of relief goods in collaboration with several philanthropic organizations to the flood-hit areas of Balochistan and other provinces, Pakistan Railways CEO Farrukh taimur Ghilzai said on Sunday. According to PR CEO Farrukh Taimur