Pakistan invites Saudi Arabia to be third partner in CPEC

ISLAMABAD: Information Minister Fawad Chaudhry has said Islamabad has invited Saudi Arabia to invest in the Beijing-funded, multi-billion dollar infrastructure corridor being constructed in Pakistan. The China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) is an ambitious plan to build energy and transport links connecting the western Chinese region of Xinjiang with the Arabian Sea via Pakistan, as part of Beijing’s broader Belt...

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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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Asia Cup: Afghanistan win toss, decides to Bat first against Bangladesh

ABU DHABI: Afghanistan have won the toss and decided to bat first Bangladesh in the last group stage encounter being played at Abu Dhabi here on Thursday. The Tigers have decided to opt for a new opening combination while keeping the bowling department steady. Both the teams have won their first match to already advance to the Super Four stage...

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SDO HESCO among tow others killed in Nawabshah

NAWABSHAH: Kareem Bux, a Sub Division Officer in Hyderabad Electric Supply Company (HESCO) among two others were shot dead by armed men in Dur, Nawabshah, Newsone reported on Thursday. According to details, the all three deceased belongs to same family. Police has stated old enmity behind the reason of killing. The bodies of deceased has been shifted to nearby hospital for...

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Karbala teaches lesson to never bow before forces of tyranny

Web Desk: Martyrdom of Hazrat Imam Hussain (R.A) is a lesson for everyone to never refrain from fighting against terrorism, extremism and intolerant ideology and emphasized on promoting affinity and brotherhood. On this day, we will have to shun our sectarian, ethnic and provincial differences and have to inculcate equality, harmony, discipline and the traits of sacrifice in ourselves. The...

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Alibaba’s Ma says 1m US jobs pledge thwarted by trade row

Alibaba founder Jack Ma said his ambitious pledge to create one million jobs in the US had been scuppered by the trade row between Beijing and Washington, Chinese state news reported Thursday. The billionaire owner of China’s largest online shopping portal made the headline-grabbing promise to Donald Trump last year, as Beijing courted the then-newly elected president. But Ma told...

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Landslide in Philippines kills four, dozens feared trapped

MANILA: A landslide triggered by heavy rains on Thursday killed at least four people in the central Philippines, with dozens feared trapped in the latest of a string of deadly incidents over six days. Four people were pulled out alive after boulders and earth loosened by rain engulfed a cluster of homes near a limestone quarry on the fringes of...

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Pogba propels Man United to victory against Young Boys

Paul Pogba's brilliant opening goal was the catalyst as Manchester United overcame a difficult start to beat Young Boys 3-0 in Bern in their opening Champions League game on Wednesday. Skipper Pogba struck to cut down the Swiss champions in their prime before he then doubled United's lead from a penalty just before the break. The France star also set...

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US ready to resume North Korea talks, seeks denuclearisation by 2021

WASHINGTON/SEOUL: The United States said it was ready to resume talks with North Korea after Pyongyang pledged on Wednesday to dismantle its key missile facilities and suggested it would close its main Yongbyon nuclear complex if Washington took unspecified actions. US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said he had invited North Korea’s foreign minister to meet in New York next...

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PM Imran writes to Modi, calls for resumption of dialogue

Prime Minister (PM) Imran Khan has written a letter to Indian Prime Minister Nerendra Modi for the resumption of peace dialogues, Indian media claimed. According to Times of India, Khan’s letter was in response to Modi’s own communication to him seeking a "meaningful and constructive" engagement between the 2 countries. According to sources, PM Imran in his letter called for...

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