Two girls, trafficked to UAE by parents, repatriated

ISLAMABAD: Two Pakistani teenage girls, who were trafficked by their own parents to the United Arab Emirates (UAE), were brought back to the country on Friday. 17-year-old AR* and 15-year-old ZF* were

ECP completes arrangements for 2018 by-elections

ISLAMABAD: Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) has completed all necessary arrangements for holding of bye-elections in 36 constituencies on October 14. According to an ECP official, the elections will be held for


Newbies out, oldies in!

M A Niazi

AT PENPOINT With top picks coming from outside parliament It was perhaps inevitable that Prime Minister Imran Khan’s first Cabinet reshuffle should have been transformed into a debate on the merits of


Mishandling anti-vaccine scare

KP govt creates problems for other provinces Pakistan needs to work hard to overcome the persisting curse of polio which disables children for life. Except for three countries, Pakistan, Afghanistan and Nigeria,


PSX gains 334 points to close at 37,130

PSX gains 334 points to close at 37,130

ISLAMABAD: The Pakistan Stock Exchange (PSX) Friday witnessed bullish trend as KSE-100 index bounced by 334.60 points (0.91 per cent) to close at 37,130.63 points. In overall 56,431 trades, a total of 143,894,800 shares were traded, whereas the value of shares...



Media Watch: ‘Hail to the Chief’

There is talk, as their often is, of bringing in a presidential system in the country. Now, I do believe that in most cases, the simplest explanation is the correct one, Occam’s


Aleem Dar to umpire forthcoming World Cup

DUBAI: Pakistan’s most celebrated umpire Aleem Dar has been selected to officiate the league phase of the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup 2019. The International Cricket Council (ICC) on Friday announced the match


Malik Riaz gets pre-arrest bail in illegal land case

LAHORE: An anti-corruption court on Friday granted pre-arrest bail to Bahria Town Chairman Malik Riaz against bonds worth Rs0.5 million. Riaz was present in the court of Judge Bahadur Ali Khan along


Durrani’s remand extended till end of June

KARACHI: An accountability court on Friday further extended the judicial remand of Sindh Assembly Speaker Agha Siraj Durrani, who will now remain in custody till the fourth week of June in connection with


Buildings collapse due to rain in Balakot

BALAKOT: At least 10 shops and a hotel collapsed due to heavy rain followed by wind storm here on Thursday-Friday midnight. According to details, due to torrential rains, the roof of a

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Shefali Munshi & Aamir Mazhar hosted The Exclusive Edit in Dubai presenting Khanna Jewellers & Elan. The team behind the event kartik, aamir, khadijah, shefali, rita & Sandeep khanna The magic of elan Shefali, Rita , Falguni Shefali & Faiza...