News aggregator for: The Dawn

Waqar is the best man for the job: Inzamam

LAHORE: Pakistan batting legend Inzamam-ul-Haq on Thursday backed Waqar Younis to be given another chance as the country’s national cricket coach, saying he had proved his credentials in the past. Pakistan is…

Hamid Mir defiant, still accuses ISI of attack

KARACHI: Senior journalist Hamid Mir, who was wounded after being targeted in Karachi, still holds the Inter Services Intelligence (ISI) responsible for orchestrating the attack. This was conveyed on Thursday by his…

Pemra issues show-cause notice to Geo News

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Electronic Media Regulation Authority (Pemra) late on Wednesday served a show cause notice to the administration of Geo News for allegedly bringing premier spy agency Inter-Services Intelligence into disrepute and…

Airstrikes in Khyber; 10 suspected militants killed

PESHAWAR: At least 10 suspected militants were reported killed and 15 others injured when jet fighters launched a massive assault on Thursday in parts of Khyber tribal region’s Bara tehsil. The airstrikes…

Police inspector killed in Karachi explosion

KARACHI: Police inspector Shafiq Tanoli was killed in an explosion that took place near Karachi’s old wholesale vegetable market on Thursday, television reports said. At least one more person was killed and…

Police officer killed in Karachi explosion

KARACHI: Police officer Shafiq Tanoli and two others were killed in an explosion that took place near Karachi’s old wholesale vegetable market on Thursday. Three others were also reported injured in the…

Indian polls enter crucial phase

NEW DELHI: Indian elections are set to enter a crucial stage from now with 311 of the Lok Sabha’s 543 seats still to be decided, 117 of them to be put to…

Sharif likely to visit Iran next month

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif is likely to visit Iran next month on a two-day visit for a reset in relationship with its western neighbour. The trip scheduled to begin on May…