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Govt looking for new FBR chief

ISLAMABAD: (Web Desk) The government is looking for a new chairman for the Federal Board of Revenue (FBR), an official told Dawn on Saturday. The incumbent, Dr Mohammad Irshad, is going to retire on June 30. Dr Irshad reached the pension age in April, but was given an extension until …

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ICC lends support to World XI series in Pakistan later this year

DUBAI: (Web Desk) Plans for the full resumption of international cricket in Pakistan moved forward Friday when the sport’s global governing body said it wanted to send a World XI team to the country later this year. With the exception of Zimbabwe’s tour two years ago, Pakistan have had to …

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JIT report will be the beginning of long legal process

ISLAMABAD: (Web Desk) Despite the hype over the joint investigation team (JIT) and its ongoing investigations of the prime minister and his family, legal and investigation experts feel the report, once it is presented to the court, will simply be the beginning of a long process. While the slightly breathless …

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Arms sales to India no threat to Pakistan: US

WASHINGTON: (Web Desk) The Trump administration has authorised the sale of unarmed surveillance drones to India but the White House says the deal does not threaten Pakistan’s security. On Friday afternoon, a US arms manufacturer General Atomics Aeronautical Systems In said the Trump administration had approved the sale of a …

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100 killed in oil tanker fire in Bahawalpur

BAHAWALPUR: (Web Desk) At least 100 people were killed as an oil tanker caught fire after it overturned in Bahawalpur’s Ahmed Pur Sharqia on Sunday morning, media reported. Seventy-five others were severely injured as the oil tanker caught on fire and exploded on the National Highway. People had gathered around the …

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PM says Panama Papers case not accountability ‘but a joke’

LAHORE: (Web Desk) Raising questions about the proceedings of the Joint Investigation Team (JIT) about his family’s financial affairs in the wake of the Panama Papers revelations, Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has said that he will “bravely face conspiracies” and will not let them succeed. Talking to reporters on his …

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China begins push for Pak-Afghan detente

ISLAMABAD: (Web Desk) China on Saturday began its efforts to normalise relations bet­ween Pakistan and Afgha­nistan and encourage cooperation between the two countries for a political settlement of the Afghan conflict. Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi reached Islamabad in the evening after visiting Kabul during the day where he held …

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Iran arrests Daesh-linked terrorists planning attacks in religious cities

TEHRAN: (Web Desk) Iranian security forces have arrested a number of terrorists linked to the Daesh Takfiri group before they could carry out any act of terror in the country’s religious cities. According to a statement by Iran’s Intelligence Ministry on Saturday, Iranian security forces managed to identify and arrest …

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Iraqi forces open civilian escape route in Mosul

BAGHDAD: (Web Desk) The Iraqi army has successfully established exit corridors for civilians being used as human shields by Daesh in west Mosul. On Saturday, Iraqi force were able to let hundreds of civilians flee their Takfiri captors as they continued to retake the final part of the city still …

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