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Myanmar sacks top general involved in Rohingya crackdown

YANGON -UNS/AFP  – Myanmar’s military said it sacked a top general who was named in fresh EU sanctions against security officials accused of serious rights violations in the Rohingya crisis, including killings and sexual violence. Myanmar is accused of waging a crackdown in Rakhine state …

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Tribunal allows Abbasi, others to contest polls

ISLAMABAD -UNS – Former Prime Minister and Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) leader Shahid Khaqan Abbasi on Tuesday has been allowed to contest the upcoming general elections from NA-53 after appellate tribunal rejected objections against his candidature. During the proceedings, the election tribunal declared returning officer’s …

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FATF meeting in Paris: Pakistan puts strong case

ISLAMABAD -UNS: Pakistan has presented a strong case before Paris meeting of global anti-terror financing watchdog, a move which might pave the way for the country to get its inclusion in the terror financing list averted, commonly known as FATF Grey List. But a few …

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Corruption charges against Ex-CJP: PTI demands NAB case against Iftikhar Chaudhry

LAHORE -UNS: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Fawad Chaudhry demanded on Monday the National Accountability Bureau to take notice of the alleged corruption of former Supreme Court chief justice Iftikhar Chaudhry. In a press conference, the PTI spokesperson alleged the family of the former chief justice is …

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Imran allowed to contest polls from NA-95, NA-131 constituencies

LAHORE -UNS– An appellate tribunal on Monday allowed Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chairman Imran Khan to contest election from NA-95 Mianwali and NA-131 Lahore constituencies. The appellate tribunal while rejecting while rejecting the appeals against the PTI chairman’s nomination papers for NA-131 and allowed him to …

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Erdogan secures sweeping new powers as rival accepts vote defeat

ISTANBUL (AFP) – Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Monday celebrated winning five more years in office with sweeping new powers after a decisive election victory, as his main rival accepted the outcome despite bitter complaints over the conduct of the campaign. A night of …

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Will clean Karachi in 6 months: Shehbaz

KARACHI -UNS – Former Chief Minister of Punjab Shehbaz Sharif on Monday said that arrangements for clean Karachi and water availability at homes will be done within 6 months and 3 years respectively. In his address to a gathering of traders in Karachi, Shehbaz said …

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Election will be held in time: PM

ISLAMABAD –UNS-  Caretaker Prime Minister Nasirul Mulk on Monday has been briefed regarding the preparations of upcoming general elections 2018. During a high-level meeting in the federal capital, the concerning departments assured the premier that they are ready to conduct elections on July 25. Meanwhile, …

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World Cup 2018: Group qualifying scenarios for every team

RUSSIA: With the second round of World Cup group games completed on Sunday, qualification for the knockout rounds is now clearer. The top two teams in each group go into the last 16. In the case of teams finishing level on points, FIFA has put …

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Libyan coastguard picks up almost 1,000 migrants in one day

TRIPOLI: Libyan coastguards picked up 948 African migrants on inflatable boats in several operations and also recovered 10 bodies on Sunday, officials and a witness at a naval base said. The operations brings the number, since last week, of mainly African migrants trying to head …

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