Father of Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates dies at 94

The father of Microsoft (MSFT) co-founder Bill Gates died Monday, according to his son. William Henry Gates II was 94 years old. "We have all had a long time to reflect on just how lucky we are to have had this amazing man in our lives for so many years," Bill Gates wrote on his official blog. The elder Gates was an Army veteran...

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Opposition rejects Anti-Terrorism Act (amendment) Bill 2020 in Senate

The Senate on Wednesday rejected the Anti-Terrorism Act (amendment) Bill, 2020, a day after it was passed by the National Assembly, making it the third Financial Action Task Force-related legislation to have been blocked by the opposition-dominated upper house. Last month, the 104-member Senate had rejected the Anti-Money Laundering (Second Amendment) Bill and the Islamabad Capital Territory Waqf Properties Bill, both of...

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Shehbaz Sharif’s bail extended till Sep 21 by LHC

LAHORE: Lahore High Court (LHC) on Wednesday has extended interim bail of Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) president and opposition leader in National Assembly (NA) Shehbaz Sharif till September 21 in money laundering case. During the proceedings conducted by two-member bench, the PML-N leader appeared before the court and requested to extend his bail. On the occasion, the local administration has...

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FM Qureshi says India losing credibility at global forums

Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi said on Wednesday that India is losing its "credibility on international forums" because of its aggressive posturing in the region, reported Radio Pakistan. In a statement, Qureshi said India's objection to Pakistan's political map at the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation's (SCO) meeting of national security advisers was rejected. He added that it was an "embarrassment" for...

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Nawaz Sharif’s return not possible without treatment, says Shehbaz

Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) President Shehbaz Sharif said on Wednesday that it was not possible for his brother and former prime minister Nawaz Sharif to return to the country without getting treatment. The PML-N president's statement comes a day after the Islamabad High Court (IHC) issued non-bailable arrest warrants for Nawaz Sharif during a hearing over the former prime minister's...

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12PM News Bulletin | 16th-September-2020

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Ertugrul star Cavit Çetin Guner meets Pakistani fans in Islamabad

Turkish actor Cavit Çetin Güner aka Dogan Alp mingled with Pakistani fans upon his arrival in Islamabad on Wednesday morning. Cavit Çetin Güner, who portrays the role of Dogan Alp in historical drama series Dirilis: Ertugrul, was warmly welcomed by the Pakistani fans. ‘Welcome to Pakistan #Cavitcetinguner’ became top Twitter trend upon his arrival in the federal capital. Guner mingled with...

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12PM Headline | 16th-September-2020

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Trump says COVID-19 vaccine could be available in a month

PHILADELPHIA: Despite cautionary notes sounded by some US public health officials about that accelerated timeline, US President Donald Trump on Tuesday said a vaccine against the deadly coronavirus could be three or four weeks away, Trump, speaking at a town hall hosted by ABC News in Philadelphia, defended his handling of the coronavirus crisis, and said a vaccine could be ready for...

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Trump says he wanted to kill Assad, but Mattis contrasts idea

WASHINGTON: US President Donald Trump said on Tuesday he wanted to assassinate Syrian strongman Bashar al-Assad in 2017, but that his then-secretary of defence Jim Mattis opposed the operation. “I would have rather taken him out. I had him all set,” Trump told the morning show Fox & Friends. “Mattis didn’t want to do it. Mattis was a highly overrated...

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Joint session of parliament to vote on FATF-related bills today

ISLAMABAD: President Arif Alvi has summoned the joint sitting of parliament today to vote on crucial bills related to Financial Action Task Force’s (FATF) obligations. The joint session of the National Assembly and the Senate will take up the Anti-Money Laundering (Second Amendment) bill and Islamabad Capital Territory Waqf Properties Bill to meet the requirements of the FATF for passage....

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