Tuesday , 25 April 2017

From the Vatican: Bishop Arshad new apostolic admin for twin cities

RAWALPINDI: The Vatican Saturday named Bishop Joseph Arshad as the new Apostolic Administrator for the Diocese of Islamabad and Rawalpindi. Bishop Arshad will be replacing Bishop Rufin Anthony who passed away last month. “Pope Francis appointed Bishop Joseph Arshad, the present Bishop of Faisalabad, as also the Apostolic Administrator of …

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Man impersonating intelligence officer held

ISLAMABAD: Police have arrested a man who allegedly abducted two people from Sector G-8 last month while posing as an intelligence officer. The suspect was remanded into police custody for two days by a magistrate on Saturday. Karachi Company police said Safiullah allegedly asked a couple to leave their house …

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Beijing approves funding for three short-term projects under CPEC

ISLAMABAD: Beijing has given final approval to Islamabad for providing financial assistance worth $1.14 billion for short-term projects under the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC). Members of the fourth Joint Working Group expressed satisfaction over the completion of pre-requisites, including the feasibility report, PC-1 of these three short-term projects. Khattak urges …

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Misconduct allegations: Special SC bench formed to hear LHC judge’s case

ISLAMABAD: Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP) Anwar Zaheer Jamali formed on Saturday a special bench to hear the plea of a serving Lahore High Court (LHC) judge over a show-cause notice against an alleged misconduct. The three-judge bench of the apex court, headed by Justice Amir Hani Muslim and comprising …

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Panamagate case: Ruling party seeks refuge from SC heat in populist projects

ISLAMABAD: In a bid to counter any ‘unfavourable’ situation arising from the Panamagate case being heard in the Supreme Court, the ruling Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz is fast-tracking a two-year development plan it launched in July this year. According to sources, the federal government has prioritised all projects which fall under …

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In old Faisalabad locality, inter-faith harmony has a beacon

FAISALABAD: Pakistan has often made headlines in international media and triggered debates in liberal intellectual circles for its controversial treatment of religious minorities. The condition of minorities is always described as deplorable, but residents of a neighbourhood in Faisalabad city have proved that sweeping generalisation is wrong. Nazimabad, a lower-middle …

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Panama leaks hearing: PML-N peeved by judges’ remarks

ISLAMABAD: The ruling Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) is still in a fluster over the probing remarks of judges in the Panamagate case. A senior PML-N leader told The Express Tribune on Saturday that the party wanted to transfer the case from a five-member larger bench to a one-judge commission, as …

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Health scare: Toll in twin cities soars above 3,000

RAWALPINDI: Even as the rate of infections subside owing to falling temperatures, at least 33 more cases were confirmed at the allied hospitals of Rawalpindi. This takes the total toll of confirmed cases at hospitals in the garrison city to 3,044. Among the latest cases of dengue fever confirmed, a …

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Mumbai attack case: FO to file report on Indian witnesses

ISLAMABAD: An anti-terrorism court (ATC) has sought a detailed report from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs regarding Indian witnesses in the Mumbai attack case. ATC-II judge Sohail Ikram, during a recent hearing of the case, directed the director general of the South Asian desk at the ministry to submit a …

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What Happens Between Aishwariya Rai And Abhishik Bachan

What Happens Between Aishwariya Rai And Abhishik Bachan

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