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Crazy Summers in Karachi continue, sea breeze halts, mercury shoots to 40

KARACHI: The sweltering heatwave in the city and elsewhere in Sindh is likely to extend its unwelcome stay by four to five days, Geo News reported, citing an official at the country's weather monitoring authority. Mercury in Karachi touched 41°C around noon on Sunday. The heatwave is expected to peak between Monday and Wednesday, drastically pushing the temperatures even higher,...

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Crazy Summers in Karachi continue, sea breeze halts, mercury shoots to 40

KARACHI: The sweltering heatwave in the city and elsewhere in Sindh is likely to extend its unwelcome stay by four to five days, Geo News reported, citing an official at the country's weather monitoring authority. Mercury in Karachi touched 41°C around noon on Sunday. The heatwave is expected to peak between Monday and Wednesday, drastically pushing the temperatures even higher,...

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Israeli atrocities: Abbasi calls for unity among Muslim states

ISTANBUL: Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi has reiterated Pakistan’s support to Palestinian people in the face of tyranny and said member states of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) should enlist other countries’ support to put an end to killings of Palestinians and help establish an independent and contiguous state of Palestine on the basis of internationally agreed parameters and...

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NSC condemns Indian atrocities in occupied Kashmir

ISLAMABAD: National Security Committee (NSC) meeting chaired by Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi on Saturday has condemned Indian army's ceasefire violation along Line of Control, Newsone reported. The NSC raises concern over ceasefire violations by Indian Army in IoK. The committee has further decided to raise the matter on international level. Matters pertaining to national and regional security as well as...

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Just Married! Prince Harry and Meghan Markle tied knots, declared husband and wife

Britain's Prince Harry and American actress Meghan Markle were pronounced husband and wife on Saturday by the Archbishop of Canterbury in a glittering union that brought a measure of modern Hollywood glamour into the 1,000-year-old monarchy. The star of the TV drama "Suits" walked unescorted in a pure white, long-sleeved dress to the middle of the 15th-century St George's Chapel...

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In Pictures: The wait for much awaited Royal Wedding is over

The wait for the much-awaited royal wedding is over as Prince Harry arrived at Britain’s ancient Windsor Castle on Saturday for his wedding to Meghan Markle, who supporters hope will help recast the 1,000-year-old monarchy for the 21st century. Prince Harry arrives at Windsor Castle Prince Harry arrived at Windsor Castle accompanied by his best man Prince William. Harry was...

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Pakistani student among 10 killed in Texas high school firing

SANTA FE: On Friday, 10 people, mostly students, were killed when a teenage classmate armed with a shotgun and a revolver opened fired in a Texas high school, the latest deadly school shooting to hit the United States after the Florida massacre earlier this year. Among those killed was Sabika Sheikh, a Pakistani exchange student studying in the US facilitated...

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Woman, three children embrace martyrdom by Indian unprovoked firing at Sialkot

SIALKOT: According to Inter Service Public Relation (ISPR) four Pakistani civilians suffered martyrdom by the Indian unprovoked firing Working Boundary in Sialkot. The statement further stated that martyrs involve three children and one woman. Army Media Wing further informed that the Punjab Rangers conducted retaliatory fire, and an exchange of fire is taking place intermittently. Indian forces frequently conduct cross-border violations...

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Court gives more time to Nawaz, family in Avenfield reference to record testimonies by Monday

ISLAMABAD: On Friday, the Accountability Court gave more time, extending it to Monday for the  former prime minister Nawaz Sharif, daughter Maryam and son in law Captain(R) Safdar to record their testimonies in Avenfield Reference. As of today, the testimonies are not recorded as defence counsel, Khawaja Harris, sought more time to ponder over the questionnaires which relates to the...

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Security forces foil major terror attempt at FC center in Quetta

QUETTA: Law enforcement agencies (LEAs) on Thursday have foiled major terrorist attack at Frontier Corps Madadgar center near Chaman housing scheme in Quetta, ISPR reported. According to Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR), five terrorist tried to the centre with a explosive laden vehicle, but the immediate action from security forces have killed all the militants and cleared the compound. "All Suicide bombers apparently...

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Three killed, eight others injured in a suicide attack at Nowshera near CM Khattak hometown

NOWSHERA: At least three people were killed and nine others injured in a suicide attack on a security forces convoy on Thursday in Nowshera’s Kachehri Chowk area, confirmed a senior police official. Three security personnel were among the injured. District Police Officer Nadeem Bukhari, confirmed the casualty count. Twelve injured have been shifted to Combined Military Hospital, Nowshera while two have been taken to District Headquarters...

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Balochistan Operation: Colonel Sohail Abid funeral prayer offered at his home town

Funeral prayer of the slain military officer Colonel Sohail Abid, who headed an operation against Lashkar-e-Jhangvi (LeJ) high value target in Balochistan yesterday, has been offered at his home town Vehari. His body was transported to his home town today. On Wednesday, security forces killed a high-value target of banned terror outfit Lashkar-e-Jhangvi (LeJ), along with two other terrorists, involved in the...

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Intelligence based operation kills LEJ high value target, two suicide bombers in Balochistan operation: ISPR

RAWALPINDI: On Wednesday, security forces killed a high-value target of banned terror outfit Lashkar-e-Jhangvi (LeJ), along with two other terrorists, involved in the killings of more than 100 innocent people of Hazara community and police personnel, the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) said in a statement. "Security Forces conducted an IBO [intelligence-based operation] in Killi Almas, Balochistan on pointation from apprehended HVT...

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Power supply restored in KP, Punjab after major breakdown

ISLAMABAD: Power supply has been partially restored in different parts of Punjab, Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa province after major breakdown happened due to technical fault at Tarbela Power Plant, said power division spokesperson. Earlier the sudden blackout due to technical difficulties affected Lahore, Multan, Bahawalpur along with other cities in Punjab. The breakdown also affected several cities in KP as well, including Peshawar,...

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Ramazan moon sighted in Pakistan, holy month to begin from Thursday

KARACHI: The Islamic holy month of Ramazan will commence in Pakistan from Thursday, Chairman of the Central Ruet-i-Hilal Committee Mufti Muneeb-ur-Rehman announced. Mufti Muneeb said evidences of moon-sighting were reported from various areas of the country, confirming the commencement of the month of fasting. Muslims all over the world fast during the days of this holy month, and make special...

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Chairman NAB excuses himself from appearing before parliamentary committee

ISLAMABAD: Chairman National Accountability Bureau(NAB) Justice(R) Javed Iqbal has excused himself today from appearing before the Parliamentary committee, which had summoned him over the allegations  made by anti- graft body against former prime minister Nawaz Sharif for laundering money worth billion of Dollars to India. According to sources, the Chairman could not appear before the committee as the former has...

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‘Palestine Solidarity Day’ to be observed on Friday across Pakistan

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan will observe May 18 (Friday) as “Yaum-e-Yakjehti-e-Palestine” (Palestine Solidarity Day) on the directives of Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbas, said statement issued by PM's office. Yaum-e-Yakjehti-e-Palestine aims at demonstrating complete solidarity with the Palestinian brethren. On this day, special prayers will be offered for the Palestinian people, affected by severe atrocities and barbarism. Palestinians were gathering Tuesday for...

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