Imran plays the Trump card

–US president offers to mediate between Pakistan and India on Kashmir issue –Lauds Pakistan’s increased cooperation in Afghan peace process, hints at restoring military aid to Pakistan  –White House statement says ‘we

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


Lowering’ the gaze

Hasan Aftab Saeed

A misconception England’s Moeen Ali and Adil Rashid take their religion seriously. So it is that moments before the champagne corks popped, the duo could be seen slipping away from their team’s


Imran Khan’s address to Pakistani Americans

Remembering the lslamabad sit-in Prime Minister Imran Khan addressed a charged gathering of Americans of Pakistani origin at Washington’s Capitol One Arena. Most of those present were PTI activists and sympathisers. During


BOP president fails to get FPT clearance from SBP

BOP president fails to get FPT clearance from SBP

The request for ‘Fit and Proper Test’ (FPT) clearance of Syed Muhammad Talib Rizvi for his appointment as president/CEO of the Bank of Punjab (BOP) has not been approved by the State Bank of Pakistan. In response to a BOP’s...



Media Watch: Haha, a mistake, a MISTAKE!

Readers might have seen a video clip of a talk show doing the rounds these days. In a program presumably about the economy, a gentleman is marvelling about how large a business


Ajax face awkward Champions League qualifier against PAOK

ATHENS: Last season’s Champions League semi-finalists Ajax were on Monday drawn to face Greek champions PAOK Thessaloniki in the third qualifying round for this year’s group stages. The Dutch side do not


High flood alert issued for rivers Chenab and Jehlum

The Flood Forecasting Division (FFD) in Lahore on Monday issued a flood alert in the rivers Chenab and Jehlum. According to a warning issued by the FFD, heavy rains are expected in catchment


ATC records IO’s statement in Nine Zero weapons case

KARACHI: An Anti-Terrorism Court (ATC) on Monday recorded the statement of Investigation Office (IO) in a case pertaining to the recovery of arms and ammunition from Nine Zero, the headquarters of Muttahida


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Natalie Portman confirmed as Mighty Thor in Marvel sequel

Natalie Portman confirmed as Mighty Thor in Marvel sequel

Natalie Portman will take up the mantle of Thor in the upcoming Marvel sequel Thor: Love and Thunder, announced on Saturday. Stars Chris Hemsworth and Tessa Thompson, and director Taika Waititi, will also return from 2017’s Thor: Ragnarok, and Portman...