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Pakistan Ulema Council condemns IS militants

ISLAMABAD: A leading group of Muslim clerics on Friday condemned the Islamic State organisation, amid concerns the hardline militants could gain a foothold in the militancy-ridden nuclear state. The Pakistan Ulema Council…

NAB made arrest in Rs350m Modarba scam case

RAWALPINDI: The National Accountability Bureau (NAB) Rawalpindi on Friday arrested Mohammad Saqib of M/s Global Concerns in connection with the Modaraba scam case, which is worth Rs350 million. During the investigation it…

Drama as West Indies pull out of India tour

West Indies have dramatically pulled out of their ongoing tour of India, cancelling the fifth one-day international and three-Test series because of a pay dispute with their board. The BCCI confirmed that…

India's top court grants bail to Jayalalithaa Jayaram

NEW DELHI: India’s top court granted bail Friday to a powerful south Indian film star turned politician jailed last month for corruption, sparking jubilation in her home state. Jayalalithaa Jayaram, a 66-year-old…

New administrative units need of the hour: Altaf

KARACHI: The Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) chief Altaf Hussain has again advocated for new administrative units in Pakistan as a need of the hour, saying their importance could not be denied, a…

India test-fires nuclear-capable cruise missile

India on Friday test-fired a nuclear-capable cruise missile from Balasore in Odisha state, the Times of India (ToI) reported. The missile, with the name of Nirbhay, has a range of over 700…

Multan tragedy an accident

LAHORE: A three-member inquiry committee regarding the Multan tragedy on Thursday submitted its report to the Punjab government, declaring it an accident without any element of subversion. An announcement to this effect…

No one can warn India, China told

NEW DELHI: After a barrage of warnings to Pakistan in recent weeks, ranging from the terse to the ominous, it was China’s turn on Thursday to get an earful from India. “Today,…