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Philippines’ Duterte threatens martial law

MANILA: Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has threatened to impose martial rule to prosecute his deadly war on drugs, three decades after the nation shed dictatorship with a famous “People Power” revolt. “If I wanted to, and it (the illegal drugs problem) will deteriorate into something really very virulent, I will …

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Gen Bajwa calls Afghan president, condoles over deaths in recent terror attacks

Army Chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa on Sunday telephoned Afghan President Ashraf Ghani to condole over the loss of life in recent terror attacks in Afghanistan and build rapport with Pakistan, said a statement issued by military’s media wing. Inter-Services Public Relations chief Maj Gen Asif Ghafoor tweeted the statement, …

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Navy rescues fishing vessel near Ormara, saves 18 fishermen from drowning

Pakistan Navy rescued 18 fishermen from a sinking fishing boat near Ormara Coast, said a statement issued on Sunday. The fishing vessel “Al-Rehman” which had sailed from Karachi on December 25 with 18 fishermen on board lost propulsion as both of its engines became defective, read the statement. Navy rescue …

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Rain in Pakistan, cool or not – peoples suffering from traffic and incidents

heavy rain starts in karachi and across the pakistan at 13th of january 2017 and after this wavy air of coolness and cool atmosphere around the country, people are suffering from traffic jam because no drainage system accuracy in karachi and across the country. also the electricity supply company The …

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Govt to establish a system for speedy trial of terrorists: Nisar

KALLAR SAYEDAN: Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan has said that there is no room for the proscribed outfits in the country. Talking to the media persons at Kallar Syedan in Rawalpindi on Saturday, Nisar said, “Either the elements of these outfits are eliminated in the operation or their cases …

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Rain-related incidents claim four lives in Karachi

KARACHI: At least four people died and five injured in the metropolis due to rain-related incidents during last 24 hours, officials and rescue sources said Saturday. As the city witnessed a spell of rain on Friday, four people lost their lives due to electrocution and road accidents across Karachi. Two …

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Abbas says US Embassy move would hurt peace

VATICAN CITY: Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas discussed the Middle East with Pope Francis on Saturday and said prospects for peace there will suffer if U.S. president-elect Donald Trump moves Washington’s embassy in Israel to Jerusalem. “We are waiting to see if it happens. If it does, it will not help …

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Nisar defends meeting leaders of proscribed organisations

ISLAMABAD: Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar on Saturday lashed out at Pakistan Peoples Party for criticising his meetings with leaders of proscribed organisations. Addressing the media in Kallar Syedan Nisar said, “It is unfair to link everything to the chief of the proscribed Ahle Sunnat Wal Jamaat (ASWJ) Maulana Ahmad Ludhi­anvi.” …

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Former army chief General Raheel to speak at World Economic Forum

ISLAMABAD: Former army chief General (retd) Raheel Sharif will speak at the four-day annual meeting of World Economic Forum in Davos-Klosters, Switzerland. The ex-chief of army staff (COAS) will discuss security issues reshaping global agenda and highlight developing opportunities in South Asia under the $55 billion China Pakistan Economic Corridor …

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Blockage of Lowari tunnel results in death of two year old

Extremely cold weather near the Lowari tunnel in Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa’s Chitral district on Saturday claimed the life of a Peshawar-bound minor, police said. An official of the Ashurat police post told DawnNews that thousands of Peshawar-bound passengers had been stuck near the Lowari tunnel due to a traffic jam following heavy …

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