National

PM’s Chitral speech censored on state media

Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif on Thursday not only out at his political opponents especially the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) and the Pakistan People’s Party but also the Joint Investigation Team (JIT) and

Columns

Pacts are meant to be kept      

Sultan M Hali

Why China demanded Indian troops withdraw   Indian obduracy and hegemonic designs have irked all its neighbours including superpowers like China and impoverished ones like Bhutan and Nepal. Sikkim was annexed by

Editorials

Financial Year 2017

No sound strategy in place At a whopping $12.1 billion Pakistan’s current account deficit is now double what it was last fiscal year which translates into 4% of GDP. Although an increase

Business

Gerry’s dnata opens new marhaba lounge at Karachi airport

KARACHI Gerry’s dnata, the largest ground handler in Pakistan, has opened a new marhaba lounge at Jinnah International Airport – Karachi, further developing its portfolio and cementing its position as a key aviation partner in the country. The lounge was...

Foreign

John McCain has brain cancer, US senator’s office says

WASHINGTON: Senator John McCain, the 2008 Republican presidential nominee known for his independent streak over more than three decades representing Arizona in the Senate, has brain cancer, his office disclosed Wednesday night

City

Issuance of health cards begins in Hyderabad

HYDERABAD: Out of the 600,000 poverty stricken people in Hyderabad district, 123,526 have been selected in the first phase to avail the benefits of free medical treatment under Prime Minister’s Health Cards Scheme.

Issuance of health cards begins in Hyderabad

HYDERABAD: Out of the 600,000 poverty stricken people in Hyderabad district, 123,526 have been selected in the first phase to avail the benefits of free medical treatment under Prime Minister’s Health Cards Scheme.

Arts / Entertainment

Malaysia bans the song ‘Despacito’ over explicit lyrics

Muslim-majority Malaysia has stopped playing the sexually charged song “Despacito” on public broadcast stations, a senior minister said Thursday after critics labelled it un-Islamic. Salleh Said Keruak, communications and multimedia minister, told

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