‘Country at tipping point, with only progress ahead,’ says PM Khan at launch of Ravi riverfront project

LAHORE: Prime Minister Imran Khan on Friday said that the country has now reached a "tipping point" after which it will only see progress. His remarks came at the inauguration ceremony in Lahore of the Ravi Riverfront Urban Development Project. The premier said two years were spent saving the country from default. "And then the NRO crowd gathered around everywhere,...

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Man dies in police fire near Karachi’s Techno City over misunderstanding

KARACHI: One person was left dead and another injured when police opened fire near Karachi’s Techo City on Friday over suspicions of a robbery. The incident took place when the police mobile was on patrol in the area, officials said, adding that upon witnessing the quarrel between two groups, the personnel had resorted to action. Police said that the officer...

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Misbah responds to uproar after Sarfaraz carries shoes as 12th man during Manchester Test

Pakistan cricket team Head Coach and Chief Selector, Misbahul Haq on Friday responded to social media outcry, after the former captain Sarfaraz Ahmed was seen carrying shoes and water for the in-field players as 12th man, and said that it was not the “matter of disrespect”. The internet users were infuriated after the former team captain Sarfaraz Ahmed was seen...

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Coming Back to Life

On the reopening of various businesses the words of Asad Umer stating the "Philippines is learning from Pakistan" resonates the very plan that Ayub Khan had developed for Pakistan. At that time world leaders gave the example of Pakistan as one country to learn from where development was concerned.  From establishing PIDC, PICIC, Banks and similar, for businesses to help...

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Govt allows resumption of international flight operations at all airports from August 9

The government on Friday allowed international flight operations in Pakistan to fully resume at all airports, a day after it announced the lifting of several coronavirus restrictions in light of reducing cases and deaths. A NOTAM (notice to airmen) issued by the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) said that operations will resume from August 9 midnight. "The government of Pakistan is pleased to...

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Trump order limits Chinese internet giants TikTok, WeChat from operating in US

WASHINGTON: US President Donald Trump on Thursday ordered sweeping limitations against Chinese-owned social media giants TikTok and WeChat that could make it difficult for them to operate in the United States. The executive order, which takes effect in 45 days, bars anyone under US jurisdiction from doing business with the owners of TikTok or WeChat. It heaps pressure on ByteDance,...

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Masood’s marathon century puts Pakistan in a commanding position against England

MANCHESTER: Head coach Misbah-ul-Haq said Shan Masood had "proved himself in England" after the Pakistani opener's maiden ton against the hosts placed Pakistan in a commanding position in the first Test at Old Trafford on Thursday. Masood's Test-best 156 was the cornerstone of Pakistan's first-innings 326 all out, with England slumping to 12-3 in reply. The hosts ended the second...

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Boy drowns, 400 feeders trip, suspending power as rain lashes Karachi

KARACHI: The fourth spell of monsoon rains continued in Sindh, with heavy downpours, thunder, and lightning in various cities, including the port city, on Friday. A 12-year-old boy died after drowning in a naddi (canal) near Bhains Colony in Karachi's Surjani Town, rescue sources said. Karachi received continuous heavy rain on Thursday night and it continued through Friday, with the Pakistan Meteorological Department...

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Park Lane reference: Accountability court to indict Zardari on August 10

The accountability court rejected former president Asif Ali Zardari's petitions on Friday and directed that the PPP leader be indicted on August 10. Accountability Court’s Judge Azam Khan rejected the former president’s petition to dismiss the reference against him,  adding that the court will issue its written orders with directives today. The indictment of the PPP leader was postponed due...

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