US drone strike that killed Iran´s top general Qassem Soleimani was “unlawful”: UN expert

GENEVA: The US drone strike that killed Iran's top general Qassem Soleimani was "unlawful", the United Nations expert on extrajudicial killings concluded in a report released Tuesday. Agnes Callamard, the UN special rapporteur on extrajudicial, summary or arbitrary executions, concluded it was an "arbitrary killing" that violated the UN charter. The US had provided no evidence that an imminent attack...

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Pakistan’s substantial plantation drive in Changa Manga increases honey production

CHANGA MANGA: Around five years ago, Pakistan's Changa Manga Forest saw a massive plantation drive, with the vision to rejuvenate the forest land that had been destroyed by illegal logging, water scarcity and fires. Now that the trees have matured, they are having an even sweeter side-effect - helping to boost the local bee population and honey production in the...

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Uzair Baloch JIT: Sindh govt questions authenticity of PTI minister’s ‘original’ report

The Sindh government on Tuesday, responding to claims made by Minister for Shipping and Maritime Affairs Ali Haider Zaidi about the alleged omission of information in the Uzair Baloch JIT report presented by the provincial government, questioned where he was getting these purported "official documents". "The Sindh government had said that it will make the JIT reports public and we have fulfilled...

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Toshakhana: Zardari’s bailable warrants sent to NAB, Nawaz given last chance to respond

An accountability court in Islamabad advertised summons for PML-N supremo Nawaz Sharif and sent bailable arrest warrants for former president Asif Ali Zardari to National Accountability Bureau, following a hearing in the Toshakhana (gift depository) reference on Tuesday. The reference accuses Nawaz and Zardari of bending the depository's rules for their own benefit to retain luxury gifts, for which they...

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Ali Zaidi asks CJP to take suo motu notice over Uzair Baloch JIT report as it is deemed tampered with

ISLAMABAD: PTI leader and federal minister Ali Zaidi asked Chief Justice Gulzar Ahmed to take a suo motu notice on the Uzair Baloch JIT report released by the Sindh government Tuesday, saying the original report had been tampered with. PTI federal ministers Shibli Faraz and Ali Zaidi were holding a press conference on the recently-released Joint Investigation Team's (JIT) report...

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Uzair Baloch indicted by ATC in murder and kidnapping case of a Karachi trader

KARACHI: An anti-terrorism court in Karachi indicted Lyari gang war leader Uzair Baloch for kidnapping and murder of trader Abdul Samad on Tuesday. While reading out the charge sheet today, the court said Baloch has been accused of kidnapping a trader named Abdul Samad and asking his family for Rs1 million for ransom. The trader was murdered after Baloch had...

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Rainfall, thundershowers to continue in Karachi today: MET office

KARACHI: Heavy downpour and thundershowers are expected in the metropolis again today, the Meteorological (MET) Department said on Tuesday. According to the MET department, it will be cloudy in the port city during the next 24 hours with the possibility of thundershowers and rain. Director MET Sardar Sarfraz said that the rain system is present in the Arabian Sea southeast...

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NEPRA to hold public hearing on July 10 amid ongoing Karachi loadshedding crisis

The National Electric Power Regulatory Authority (NEPRA)announced on to hold a public hearing on July 10 as the persistent loadshedding crisis continues to test Karachiites' patience in the sweltering heat. The authority said it would hold a public hearing via the mobile app Zoom due to the coronavirus pandemic. Citizens can be a part of the hearing by writing an...

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