Nuclear deal may take over one meeting with North Korea’s Kim: Trump

ABOARD AIR FORCE ONE: US President Donald Trump said on Thursday it may take more than one meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un to seal a denuclearization deal and that he would like Pyongyang to dismantle its nuclear weapons programme as quickly as possible under any agreement. Trump, in a brief interview with […]

Sharapova anticipates return to the limelight in Paris

PARIS: It came as a surprise that Maria Sharapova, a two-time French Open champion and former world number one, was sent to Court One for her second-round match, but she’ll most likely be back in the spotlight on Saturday. The Russian, back at Roland Garros as 28th seed after a two-year hiatus, beat Croatia’s Donna […]

Farooq Bandial expelled from PTI over involvement in Shabnam rape case: Naeemul Haque

ISLAMABAD: After criticism from all quarters, Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) on Thursday announced that party chief Imran Khan has expelled Farooq Bandial- a rape convict- from party, ARY News reported.  “This was a 40 year old case and none of us knew about it, it was party’s local leadership which arranged his meeting with Khan […]

Corruption inquiry initiated against 31 SHOs of Karachi police | Pakistan

KARACHI: A two-member committee under Additional Inspector General Counter Terrorism Department Dr Sanaullah Abbasi has started probe against 31 SHOs for their alleged involvement in corruption and other crimes under the directives of Supreme Court. In the first phase of the probe, as many as nine SHOs were probed by the committee including DIG Headquarter […]

Danish parliament bans the wearing of face veils in public

COPENHAGEN: Denmark has banned the wearing of face veils in public, joining France and other European countries in outlawing the burqa and the niqab worn by some Muslim women to uphold what some politicians say are secular and democratic values. Parliament voted on Thursday for the ban proposed by the centre-right government, which says veils […]

Chris Pratt expresses hope to visit Pakistan | Entertainment

Actor Chris Pratt. Photo: Reuters American actor Chris Pratt known for his roles in Jurassic World and Guardians of the Galaxy franchises has said he hopes to visit Pakistan one day. Responding to a tweet from a user sending love from Pakistan, Pratt said, “Love back at you Pakistan! I had a cool Bowie knife […]

PM approves Rs4mn for two locals in bridge collapse incident

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi on Thursday approved Rs4 million for those who risked their lives while attempting to save others during the unfortunate incident of bridge collapse in District Neelum, Azad Jammu and Kashmir on May 13. In recognition of their sacrifice and heroic efforts, Rs3 million will be given to the parent […]

World XI win toss, to bowl against Windies | Sports

Lord’s cricket ground. Photo: Reuters  LONDON: ICC World XI won the toss and elected to field first against West Indies on Thursday at Lord’s.   The match is being staged to raise funds to rebuild and restore five major cricket venues in the Caribbean that were damaged by Hurricanes Irma and Maria last year. Windies skipper […]

Govt refrains from hike in petroleum prices

ISLAMABAD: On the last day in power, the government has refrained from a massive hike in the price of petroleum products. Finance Minister Miftah Ismail said that the prime minister, on the recommendation of the ministry has decided to leave the prices of petroleum products unchanged till June 7. He said that the incoming caretaker […]

Federal government to complete its five-year term tonight | Pakistan

An inside view of the National Assembly of Pakistan. — Geo News FILE ISLAMABAD: The federal government will be completing its five-year constitutional term at 12am tonight, after which the interim government will take over the reins of the country from Friday. After the completion of the incumbent government’s tenure, former chief justice of Pakistan […]