World T20: Javeria Khan’s 74* helps Pakistan defeat Ireland

GUYANA: On Tuesday, Pakistan Women captain Javeria Khan’s unbeaten knock of 74 off 52 balls gave Pakistan their first win of the ICC Women’s World T20 2018 in West Indies. In a must-win game for both the teams, Khan led the way as Pakistan stayed alive in the tournament with a 38-run defeat of Ireland at the Providence Stadium. Batting...

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Saad Rafique files petition against DG NAB Lahore for becoming party

LAHORE: On Tuesday, Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) leader Saad Rafique filed a petition in the Lahore High Court against National Accountability Bureau (NAB) DG Lahore Saleem Shahzad. In his petition, the PML-N leader stated, “Saleem Shahzad has become a party against PML-N and his recent media interviews prove that. When he is no longer an independent person then how can...

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FM Qureshi meets Dr Aafia Siddiquis’s sister at Foreign Office

ISLAMABAD: On Tuesday, Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi met the sister of Dr Afia Siddiqui, a Pakistani neuroscientist and mother of three jailed in the US for almost a decade, at the Foreign Office. During the meeting, efforts to bring back Dr Aafia were discussed. The foreign minister apprised Dr Fouzia Siddiqui of the efforts undertaken in Dr Aafia’s case....

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Telephone Banking Fraud: FIA claims to arrest a Gang from Hafizabad

GUJRANWALA: On Monday late night, a key member of a group involved in telephone banking fraud was arrested from Hafizabad late Monday night. As per Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) officials, the group was involved in scamming people and withdrawing millions from over 60 bank accounts in Gujranwala region. The key group member, Shabbir, was arrested from Hafizabad on a tip-off...

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Possessing Weapon with expired license: Actor Asad Malik released on bail after arrest

LAHORE:  On Tuesday, Actor Asad Malik who was taken into custody over the possession of an automatic weapon with an expired license last night was granted bail against a surety bond of Rs50,000. The actor was arrested on Monday night from the Allama Iqbal International Airport over the possession of an automatic weapon with an expired license. According to the Airport Security...

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Fish oil cuts heart attack threat, vitamin D lowers chances of cancer death

A large US study designed to gauge the health benefits of vitamin D and fish oil supplements concludes that the omega-3 oil can dramatically reduce the odds of a heart attack while vitamin D’s benefits seem to come from lowering the risk of death from cancer. Neither vitamin D nor fish oil lowered the odds of stroke or of getting...

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Qatar mulls over offering to host World Cup teams abroad: organizer

PARIS: Qatar is considering offers from other countries to host teams during the 2022 World Cup, but no decision has been taken yet, the head of the organising committee told AFP on Monday. Iran has recently offered to host teams who will play in tiny Qatar in the World Cup which starts in just over four years time. When asked...

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Food Poisoning Killing of minors: Samples of 30+ items taken from home of Karachi minors

KARACHI: According to investigation sources, a statement from the mother of the two minor boys, who passed away allegedly after consuming substandard food at a local eatery, was recorded Monday night, According to the sources, samples of more than 30 items from the residence of the bereaved family were taken and are scheduled to be sent to a laboratory for...

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Accountability court decides to seek another extension in deadline over Sharifs graft cases

ISLAMABAD: On Tuesday, an accountability court hearing the remaining two corruption references against the Sharif family decided to write a letter to the Supreme Court to seek another extension in the deadline to conclude the cases. Accountability Court Judge Arshad Malik heard the Al-Azizia and Flagship Investment references today. Former premier Nawaz Sharif appeared before the court for the hearing....

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IMF team expresses dissatisfaction over tax collection in Pakistan: Sources

ISLAMABAD: The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has expressed its dissatisfaction at the current state of Pakistan's tax collection, a team representing the body that arrived here in the city to discuss the country's ongoing financial crisis said late Monday. Earlier in the day, the delegation, which has already concluded the technical discussions with the Pakistani representatives, commenced its policy-level talks...

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