Could only pick 16 out of 25 players for England tour, says Sarfraz

Pakistan cricket captain Sarfaraz Ahmed. Photo: FileLAHORE: Pakistan cricket captain Sarfraz Ahmed finally weighed in on the Fawad Alam debate saying that only 16 players could have been selected out of 25.Speaking to the media on the last day of…

SC orders suspension of Punjab University vice-chancellor

The Supreme Court Lahore Registry ordered on Saturday the suspension of University of Punjab vice-chancellor Dr Zakaria Zakar. Photo: file LAHORE: The Supreme Court’s Lahore Registry ordered on Saturday the suspension of University of Punjab…

Neglect leaves Nawabshah hockey ground’s turf in rough condition

Hockey ground in Benazirabad, Nawabshah. Photo: Geo NewsDespite hockey being Pakistan’s national sport, it continues to receive the least amount of attention by the authorities.The state of the Benazirabad hockey ground is one such example of…

Khawaja Asif to reach Beijing on Sunday for foreign ministers’ meeting

Foreign minister Khawaja Muhammad Asif. Photo: File BEIJING: Foreign minister Khawaja Muhammad Asif will reach the Chinese capital Sunday to participate in Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) foreign ministers meeting on April 24. According to…

Only democracy can prevail in Pakistan, says CJP

LAHORE: The Chief Justice of Pakistan, Justice Saqib Nisar remarked on Saturday that only democracy can prevail in Pakistan.“Quaid-e-Azam only envisaged democracy in Pakistan,â€� he said while addressing an event in Lahore.The top judge said that…

ATC sends Rao Anwar to jail on judicial remand till May 2

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CJP takes notice of appointment of Shehbaz’s former secretary to WTO

The Chief Justice of Pakistan Justice Mian Saqib Nisar took on Saturday suo motu notice of the World Trade Organization appointment of Punjab Chief Minister Shehbaz Sharif’s former principal secretary Dr Syed Tauqir Shah. Photo: YouTube screen…

CJP hears smog case, remarks further delay over issue will not be tolerated

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Shair-e-Mashriq: 80th death anniversary of Allama Iqbal being observed today

File PhotoThe 80th death anniversary of poet and philosopher Dr Allama Muhammad Iqbal is being observed today (Saturday, April 21).Born in Sialkot, the Shair-e-Mashriq is considered to be one of the most important figures in South Asian…

Teenager arrested over suspicion of minor’s rape, murder in Gojra

GOJRA/LAHORE: The police have taken a 15-year-old boy into custody over suspicion of raping and killing a minor in Gojra.According to police, the arrested boy is the eight-year-old victim’s cousin, who was arrested after the minor’s boy was found…

Found it hard on my conscience to stay silent, Meesha Shafi opens up on harassment

Singer and actor Meesha Shafi, who sparked nationwide controversy after alleging that Ali Zafar sexually harassed her on multiple occasions, opened up on being harassment in an interview with Instep.Singer and actor Meesha Shafi, who sparked…

Opportunity knocks for Arsenal in post-Wenger era

Arsene Wenger has bowed out now due to increasing calls for him to go from frustrated fans as Arsenal slipped further behind their Premier League rivals in recent seasons. Photo: AFP Arsene Wenger’s decision to step down as Arsenal manager after…

Caretaker govt should be headed by ‘an economist’, says PTI’s Naeemul Haque

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Sikh pilgrims start returning to India after celebrating Besakhi in Pakistan

Photo: File LAHORE: Sikh pilgrims, who had come to Pakistan from India for the Besakhi festival, started returning to their country Saturday.According to officials, the first train left for India via the Wagah border with 650 Sikh pilgrims om…

Miftah says no ‘further need’ for rupee devaluation

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Saudi Arabia hosts first public screening in over 35 years

A picture provided by the Saudi Royal Palace on April 18, 2018, shows Saudi Information Minister Awwad Alawwad (C) holding a bucket of popcorn as he attends a test screening at the AMC cinema in Riyadh ahead of the first public film screening in 35…

Two children killed as roof collapses in Islamabad

A collapsed roof has resulted in the death of two children. Photo: Geo NewsISLAMABAD: At least two children were killed, while five others were injured when the roof of a house they were in collapsed due to rain. The house where the incident…

PM Abbasi summons meeting to discuss Karachi’s power crisis

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After sexual harassment row, a #MeToo moment for Japan?

Women march during a protest as a part of the #MeToo movement on International Women’s Day in Seoul, South Korea, March 8, 2018. REUTERS/Kim Hong-Ji/Files TOKYO: A firestorm in Japan over allegations of sexual harassment by the top finance…

North Korea’s Kim promises no more nuclear or missile tests

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un waves to the crowd in Pyongyang, North Korea, May 10, 2016. REUTERS/Damir Sagolj/Files SEOUL: North Korea’s leader Kim Jong Un announced Friday night his country will carry out no more nuclear or intercontinental…

Karachi police arrest dacoits who shot dead minor during fortnight-old robbery

File PhotoKARACHI: Two suspects involved in murder and street crimes were arrested Friday night from the metropolis’ Korangi Industrial Area, Geo News reported, citing authorities.The suspects, who police said have been involved in numerous…

Democrats sue Trump campaign, Russia for alleged conspiracy

US President Donald Trump steps off Air Force One upon arrival at Palm Beach International in West Palm Beach, Florida, US, April 18, 2018. AFP/Mandel Ngan The Democratic Party filed a lawsuit Friday alleging that Russia, WikiLeaks, and top…

Ayesha Omar condemns slandering women

Ayesha Omar. Photo: FileActress Ayesha Omar came forward in support of women slandered on the social media for speaking against sexual harassment in light of the recent accusations leveled by Meesha Shafi against Ali Zafar.  Speaking on Geo News…

Prevailing power woes: Karachiites take to streets in protest against K-Electric

Protesters carry banners, placards displaying slogans against K-Electric outside Karachi Press Club on April 20. — Geo NewsKARACHI: After being troubled by weeks of prolonged outages, Karachiites took to streets in protest against the K-Electric,…

NWA traders end Islamabad sit-in after talks with political administration

ISLAMABAD: The traders from North Waziristan Agency, who had been staging a protest sit-in in Islamabad, ended their demonstration after talks succeeded with officials of the political administration on Friday.The traders had been staging the…

Top DJ Avicii, 28, found dead in Oman

Reuters imageAvicii, one of the world´s most successful DJs who helped lead the global boom in electronic music, died Friday in Oman, his representative said. He was 28.The Swedish DJ, whose real name was Tim Bergling, was found dead during a…

PM Shahid Abbasi highlights plight of Kashmiri people in meeting with Theresa May

Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi on Friday highlighted the plight of Kashmiri people in a meeting with UK Prime Minister Theresa May in London. Photo: Press Information Department  LONDON: Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi on Friday…

Selling of votes: PTI women rage against CM KP

PESHAWAR: The Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf women accused of selling their votes in the Senate elections spoke against Chief Minister Pervaiz Khattak, calling him a ‘vindictive person’.The PTI female lawmakers included Naseem Hayat, Nargis Ali,…

Trump rails against high oil prices, OPEC pushes back

Trump gave no details on what action his administration might take regarding oil or OPEC, and the White House did not respond to requests for comment-Photo: FileWASHINGTON/JEDDAH: US President Donald Trump accused OPEC on Friday of…

Shooting at Florida school as students stage walkout

Police officers stand outside Forest High School after a school shooting on April 20, 2018 in Ocala, Florida-AFPWASHINGTON: A Florida high school student shot and wounded a classmate on Friday as students around the United States staged walkouts to…