9th Muharram procession ends peacefully across Pakistan

KARACHI: The 9th of Muharram was observed throughout the country today (Thursday) with due solemnity and sanctity to pay homage to the sacrifices of Hazrat Imam Hussain (R.A) and his companions in Karbala. Mourning procession of 9th Muharram-ul-Haram was brought out in different parts of the country on Thursday with full religious zeal in a peaceful atmosphere. Ulema and Zakireen highlighted...

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Cary Fukunaga to direct next James Bond film for 2020

American filmmaker Cary Joji Fukunaga is replacing Danny Boyle as director of the next James Bond movie, producers announced Thursday. Michael G. Wilson, Barbara Broccoli and star Daniel Craig said the still-untitled Bond 25 will start filming at London’s Pinewood Studios on March 4, and will be released on Feb. 14, 2020. Release was delayed from the planned November 2019...

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Information Minister denies Nawaz was released under a ‘deal’

ISLAMABAD: Federal Minister for Information and Broadcasting Fawad Chaudhry on Thursday said that no deal has been made in release of former prime minister and Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) supremo Nawaz Sharif. "Nawaz is not that important that he would have been discussed in Saudi Arabia," says Fawad Chaudhry during a press conference. He said former premiere has been released...

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US says terrorist attacks decreased in Pakistan

WASHINGTON: US State Department on Thursday has issued its annual Country Reports on Terrorism for the year 2017. According to the report, due to effective operation by Pakistan Army, the militant outfits such as Al-Qaeda and Taliban were weakened in the past few years. The United States Department of State has stated that they acknowledge the efforts made by Pakistan...

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Scandal-hit Australia vow ‘hard but fair’ series against Pakistan

Skipper Tim Paine vowed Australia will play "hard but fair" against Pakistan they embark on their first Test tour since a ball-tampering scandal and with fresh controversy raging following allegations by England's Moeen Ali. The squad jetted out late Wednesday for their first Test series since the ill-fated tour of South Africa early this year, which led to 12-month suspensions...

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SC to hear Naqeebullah murder case on September 27

ISLAMABAD: Supreme Court of Pakistan (SC) fixed a date for hearing of extra judicial murder of Naqeebullah Mehsud. According to the notification, three-member bench of the apex court, headed by Chief Justice of Pakistan Mian Saqib Nisar will hear the case on September 27. Notices in this regard were issued to the attorney general, Advocate General Sindh Advocate Salman Talibuddin,...

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