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Woman’s death on floor: Three senior faculty members of LGH, Jinnah suspended

LAHORE: Three senior faculty members of two teaching hospitals here have been suspended from service in connection with the death of Zahra Bibi, a 60-year-old resident of Kasur, who died on the floor of Jinnah Hospital on Jan 5 due to lack of medical care. Prof Dr Jawwad Zaheer and ...

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Bajwa, US commander visit Miramshah

RAWALPINDI: There is a need for a bilateral security mechanism for the Pakistan-Afghanistan border for which the Resolute Support Mission (RSM) can play an important role, said Chief of the Army Staff Gen Qamar Javed Bajwa. According to a statement issued by the Inter Services Public Relations (ISPR), he said ...

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Saudi governor in Chagai for hunting

QUETTA: The Governor of Tabuk region of Saudi Arabia, Prince Fahd bin Sultan bin Abdul Aziz Al Saud, arrived in Dalbandin, the headquarters of Chagai district, in his special plane on Monday for hunting the houbara bustard. Saudi Ambassador Ab­dullah Marzouk Al Za­hr­ani, Balochistan Chief Minister’s Adviser on Forests and ...

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Experts warn against standstill in Pak-Afghan ties

KARACHI: Experts from Pakistan and Afghanistan on Monday welcomed Islamabad’s decision to extend Afghan refugees’ period of stay and said that tackling trust deficit between the two neighbours and improving security situation were crucial for bilateral relations. They said the momentum to make ‘terrorist’ outfits weaker in Pakistan was increasing ...

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Govt asked to explain Gen Sharif’s post in Saudi-led alliance

ISLAMABAD: Senate Chairman Mian Raza Rabbani directly asked the government on Monday whether former army chief Gen Raheel Sharif had sought permission from the federal government or taken it into confidence over his reported appointment as commander of the 39-nation Saudi-led military alliance. Asking Defence Minister Khawaja Asif to keep ...

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SC dissects PM’s ‘contradictory’ statements on money trail

ISLAMABAD: A Supreme Court judge on Monday identified “honesty” as the real issue in the Panama Papers case, more so than the Sharifs’ purchase of four London flats or the time of their purchase. “The real issue is that all statements made by Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif — in his ...

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Govt begins talks for revival of military courts

ISLAMABAD: The government on Monday signalled its intent to revive controversial military courts for trial of civilians accused of terrorism, saying it had begun consultations for bringing a constitutional amendment for the purpose. “The federal government has already initiated consultations for a constitutional amendment to continue the military courts for ...

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Dar says Gen Sharif sure to weigh obligations before joining Islamic coalition force

Federal Finance Minister Ishaq Dar on Monday said he believes that retired Gen Raheel Sharif will consult the government and fulfill all his legal and constitutional obligations before taking any decision on chairing the 39-nation Islamic coalition force. While talking to anchorperson Nadeem Malik on Samaa TV, Dar revealed that ...

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PTI counsel advised to file reference with NAB to reopen Hudaibiya Paper Mills case

Justice Asif Saeed Khosa, during a hearing of the Panamagate case on Monday, advised Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) counsel Naeem Bokhari to file a reference with National Accountability Bureau (NAB) Chairman Qamar Zaman Chaudhry to reopen the Hudaibiya Paper Mills case. The judge was presiding over a five-member bench of the ...

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11 more Pakistani families clueless about sons abducted abroad

After six Pakistani youngsters abducted in Turkey were recovered, families of 11 more on Monday came forward with claims that their relatives had been abducted for ransom abroad. Families told DawnNews that four Pakistani youngsters, three from Sara-e-Alamgir and one from Mandi Bahauddin, had been kidnapped in Turkey. A video, ...

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