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Trial date set for man charged with conspiring murder of exiled Pakistani blogger

LONDON: A trial date has been set against a British Pakistani man who was charged with plotting murder against exiled Pakistani blogger Ahmad Waqas Goraya. Muhammad Gohir Khan, a British Pakistani was charged with conspiring murder plan against blogger Ahmed

News channel fined in London: Can Pakistani media be similarly held accountable?

The recent case of private channels New Vision TV, the broadcaster of ARY UK, apologising to Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) leader Ishaq Dar over false allegations has grabbed many people’s attention. Not just the channel apogised the former finance minister

Rumours of Nawaz Sharif’s second marriage in London circulate online

LONDON: Rumours of PML-N leader and former prime minister Nawaz Sharif marrying in London for the second time for British citizenship are circulating on social media. Nawaz Sharif’s picture with a mysterious woman has gone viral on social media in which

Sarah Everard case: British policeman receives life sentence for murder, rape

LONDON: A police officer was jailed for life for abducting marketing executive Sarah Everard on a London street as she walked home then raping and murdering her in a case that shocked Britain and stirred protests over violence against women.

Princess Diana honoured with blue plaque at former London flat

LONDON: The late Princess Diana has been honoured with a “blue plaque” at her former flat in west London where she lived before she became engaged to British heir-to-the-throne Prince Charles. The plaque is on the building that was her

Four masked men ‘attempt to attack’ Nawaz Sharif in London

LONDON: Four unidentified men on Friday attempted to barge into the office of former prime minister Nawaz Sharif’s son, Hassan Nawaz, in London “with an intention of attacking” him, PML-N President Shehbaz Sharif said. The four men were stopped at

Protests in London as thousands join ‘kill the bill’ rallies across Britain

LONDON: Thousands of demonstrators joined rallies across Britain on Saturday against a proposed law that would give police extra powers to curb protests, with some scuffles breaking out in London. The Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts bill aims to toughen

Shahid Khaqan meets Nawaz Sharif in London, discusses political situation

ISLAMABAD: Former Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi reportedly met PML-N Supremo Nawaz Sharif in London and discussed the political situation in Pakistan. Abbasi arrived in London a day ago after a visit to the United States where he met his

UK reactivates emergency COVID-19 hospitals, closes schools in London

LONDON: Britain reactivated emergency hospitals built at the start of the pandemic and shut primary schools in London to counter the rapid spread of a much more infectious variant of the coronavirus. With more than 50,000 new daily cases of

Remittances remain above $2bn for fifth consecutive month

KARACHI: The remittances from overseas workers in the country remained above $2 billion for the fifth consecutive month. The State Bank of Pakistan (SBP) has said that remittances from overseas Pakistanis reached $2.3 billion in October 2020 and have increased

London High Court freezes six properties of MQM founder

LONDON: The High Court in London has ordered immediately to freeze all six trust properties controlled by the Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) founder Altaf Hussain. Deputy High Court Judge Peter issued an order to freeze six properties including the palatial

Zulfi Bukhari returns to Pakistan after brief visit

ISLAMABAD: Special Assistant to Prime Minister (SAPM) on Overseas Pakistanis Zulfikar Abbas Bukhari has returned to Pakistan amid speculation that he left the country. His return had ended all speculations that he had left the country and would not be

British Airways resumes flights to Lahore after 40 years

LAHORE: British Airways has resumed direct flights to Lahore as the airline’s first flight touched down at Allama Iqbal International Airport on Tuesday after nearly forty years. Flight BA-259 with 214 passengers on board took off from Heathrow airport and

Pregnant police officer brutally kicked, punched by gang

LONDON: A pregnant British police officer has reportedly been kicked by a violent gang as she tried to protect her husband, also a fellow officer who was stabbed twice. The two officers named Joanna and Jack Wilber have been nominated

Uber wins London licence after appeal

LONDON: Uber won a London court appeal allowing the ride-hailing giant to operate in the capital for the next 18 months. Uber overturned Transport for London’s (TfL) refusal last year to renew its operating licence around the issue of unauthorised

Hassan Nawaz denies receiving Nawaz Sharif’s arrest warrant

LONDON: Hassan Nawaz, son of former prime minister Nawaz Sharif has denied receiving his father’s arrest warrant. Hassan Nawaz while denying the receiving any arrest warrant said that his signature is not on the report sent by London High Commission

MQM founder fined £2 million for tax evasion in UK

LONDON: Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) founder Altaf Hussain has reportedly been fined for tax evasion of more than £2 million in the United Kingdom. Altaf Hussain has been fined for not paying over £2 million over a period of twenty

Dr Asim Hussain allowed to seek medical treatment in London

KARACHI: An accountability court in Karachi has allowed former petroleum minister Dr Asim Hussain to travel to London for medical treatment. Dr Hussain’s counsel Advocate Owais Jamal said that his client is unwell and wants to travel abroad for the

Zakaria presents Islamic calligraphy paintings to London Central Mosque

LONDON: Pakistan’s High Commissioner to the United Kingdom Nafees Zakaria on Friday visited the London Central Mosque Trust and Islamic Cultural Centre and presented Islamic calligraphy paintings. Speaking on the occasion, the high commissioner said Pakistan and its diaspora in

Tens of thousands join anti-racism protests in London

LONDON: Tens of thousands took to the streets of London on Sunday, rallying for a second day running to condemn police brutality after the killing of an unarmed black man George Floyd in United States city of Minneapolis. Thousands gathered

Nawaz Sharif’s personal physician arrives from London

LAHORE: The personal physician of former prime minister Nawaz Sharif on Sunday arrived in the country from London after more than six months. Dr Adnan arrived in Lahore on a PIA flight from the British capital after air travel resumed.

UK to introduce quarantine for international arrivals from June 8

LONDON: United Kingdom will introduce a COVID-19 quarantine for travellers arriving from abroad from June 8, interior minister Priti Patel said on Friday, to help slow the spread of coronavirus. All international arrivals, including returning Britons, will have to self-isolate

Repatriating Nawaz Sharif

It has been several months that former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif went to London on the pretext on seeking medical treatment. We have not heard much about him ever since except he is suffering from a complicated ailment and is

London street named after singer Freddie Mercury

LONDON: A street in the London suburb where Freddie Mercury lived as a teenager was renamed Freddie Mercury Close. The street was renamed at a ceremony attended by the late Queen singer’s sister. Their family moved to Feltham in west

Nawaz’s stubbornness

Ever since former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif left for safer pastures in London on the pretext of seeking medical treatment, there have been doubts raised over his health. Now the recent statement by his brother Shehbaz has reinforced rumors that

Nawaz’s cardiac operation delayed due to Maryam’s absence: Shehbaz

LONDON: Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) President Shehbaz Sharif said on Wednesday that the health situation of Nawaz Sharif remains serious and that they have to defer medical procedures twice because of the absence of Maryam Nawaz. The PML-N president said

Nawaz’s health update

There was immense political upheaval when former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif departed for London on the pretext of seeking medical treatment. Now things are about shake up after the Punjab government has given the final deadline to submit an update

Shehbaz lodges defamation suit against Daily Mail, David Rose

LONDON: PML-N President Shehbaz Sharif filed a defamation suit against ‘Daily Mail’ newspaper and British journalist David Rose in London High Court over earthquake funds story. Addressing a press conference, Shehbaz Sharif alleged that the Daily Mail’s story was a

Madonna cancels London show due to injuries

Pop star Madonna has cancelled  the first London concert of her Madame X Tour because of an injury. The singer was scheduled to perform the first of 15 shows on Monday at the London Palladium. In an Instagram post on

Islamabad declared safer than London and Paris

Islamabad has been ranked among the safest cities in the world with a crime index of 28.63%, according to survey reports. The survey was conducted by Numbeo. Islamabad ranked at 302 in the list of 374 cities after climbing 30