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Army chief confirms death sentences of 12 hardcore terrorists

RAWALPINDI: Chief of Army Staff General Qamar Javed Bajwa on Monday confirmed death sentences of 12 hardcore terrorists. A statement issued by media wing of armed forces, the Inter Services Public Relations (ISPR) said the terrorists were involved in heinous offences related to terrorism, including killing of innocent civilians, attacking the law enforcement agencies and armed forces of Pakistan.  "These terrorists also include those who planned and executed attack on Markazi Imam Bargah Parachinar. On the whole,…

Imran apologises from party workers who couldn’t be awarded election tickets

MIANWALI: Launching countrywide election campaign from Mianwali, Chairman Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Imran Khan on Sunday apologised from the party workers who could not be granted party tickets for General Elections 2018, ARY News reported. Excusing from his party workers, Imran said he had received 4,500 applications for tickets and it was impossible to award tickets to all of them as only 500 candidates were to be granted tickets to the maximum.  He said he had awarded tickets to the aspiring candidates on…

Abdul Razzaq awarded honorary life membership of MCC

Former all-rounder Abdul Razzaq has been awarded honoray life membership of MCC on his tremendous performance to win the ICC Twenty20 World Cup at Lord’s in 2009. Honorary life membership is awarded to some of the finest cricketers and men and women associated with the game, and his inclusion makes it four players from Pakistan to be awarded Honorary Life Membership within the past 12 months, following Misbah-ul-Haq, Shahid Afridi and Younis Khan, who were all awarded the same honour in 2017. Read More: Former cricketer…

Army chief awarded Legion of Merit in Ankara

RAWALPINDI: Army Chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa was awarded the Legion of Merit in Ankara on Tuesday in recognition of his services for promotion of Pakistan-Turkey defence ties. Speaking on the occasion, General Bajwa dedicated the award to the martyrs of both Pakistani and Turkish armed forces. Later, the army chief held a meeting with his Turkish counterpart General Hulusi Akar and discussed matters related to regional security. The two leaders agreed to further enhance defence cooperation. Turkish…

Australia 1987 World Cup heroes awarded medals

SYDNEY: The first Australia squad to win the World Cup in 1987 were presented with medals during the innings break at the fourth one-day international against Pakistan in Sydney on Sunday. The side, captained by Allan Border and coached by Bob Simpson, beat England by seven runs in a tense final in Kolkata. Australia have since won four more World Cups. Members of Australia's 1987 @cricketworldcup-winning squad were today recognised at the SCG. Champions! pic.twitter.com/fNel7fgfPF — cricket.com.au (@CricketAus)…

Pakistani digital rights activist clinches Dutch Human Rights award

Founder of Pakistan's Digital Rights Foundation Nighat Dad has been awarded the Government of Netherlands' Human Rights Tulip award 2016. Dutch Foreign Minister Bert Koenders will present her with the prize on 10th December, Human Rights Day, in The Hague, said a statement released by the government. "Human rights defenders are modern-day heroes," said the minister. "Despite the many threats she has received, Nighat Dad continues to fight to improve adherence to human rights in Pakistan in a unique and innovative way.…

Four Pakistani polio workers awarded in France

ISLAMABAD/ PARIS: Four Pakistani polio workers were awarded with prestigious Louis Pasteur medals by the Pasteur Institute of France in recognition of their laudable services towards eradication of polio from Pakistan. The polio workers, Mohammad Khuram Shehzad, Syed Latif, Azra Altaf, and Aziz Memon were awarded the medals in an impressive ceremony held on Monday in Pasteur Institute in Paris on the occasion of Polio Day. The Ambassador of Pakistan to France Moin ul Haque, representatives of the World Health Organization…