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Sheikh Rasheed says not replacing Fawad as information minister

KARACHI: Minister for Railways Sheikh Rasheed on Saturday rejected media reports and said neither he had any difference with Information Minister Fawad Chaudhry nor he was taking over his ministry, ARY News reported. To a query, if Sheikh Rasheed is taking charge of Fawad Chaudhry's ministry, the former said, "Nobody is taking anything from anyone. Everyone is doing his best uptil now."  Talking exclusively to ARY News, he said respect for the prime minister apart, but even if Imran Khan asked him to assume charge…

State should inquire if cases registered against Farooq Sattar are genuine, says Izhar

KARACHI: Muttahida Qaumi Movement-Pakistan (MQM-P) leader Khawaja Izharul Hassan on Tuesday said the state should inquire whether the cases registered against Farooq Sattar were genuine or not. "First the state should inquire whether FIRs lodged against Farooq Sattar and hundreds of other MQM workers were based on truth or falsity," he said, while talking to media, in response to the returning officer's rejecting Farooq Sattar's nomination papers. A returning officer has rejected nomination papers filed by Farooq…

False tsunami alert sent to US coasts

NEW YORK: A tsunami warning test was accidentally sent as a real alert to the phones of residents along the US East and Gulf Coasts and the Caribbean on Tuesday -- just weeks after a false missile alert triggered panic in Hawaii. The National Weather Service issued what it characterized as a "routine test message" at approximately 8:30 am (1330 GMT), but the message was erroneously transmitted by at least one weather app to smartphone users as a push notification alerting them of a tsunami. Social media posts indicated…

PTI chief consistently levelling false allegations against PM, his family: Marriyum

ISLAMABAD: Minister of State for Information Marriyum Aurangzeb said on Tuesday that Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chief Imran Khan was consistently levelling false allegations against the prime minister and his family. "Those who could not provide record of ten years money trail are demanding money trail and record of thirty years from Sharif family," she said while addressing a news conference along MNA Daniyal Aziz in Islamabad. She said Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif never sought immunity despite having the…

Thailand to tackle ‘false’ foreign media reports after king’s death

BANGKOK: Thailand said on Thursday it would inform the world about the royal succession following the death of King Bhumibol Adulyadej after "false" foreign media coverage created misunderstanding and hurt the feelings of its people. The death of the revered king a week ago after seven decades on the throne plunged the country into mourning and heightened sensitivity about the monarchy. The government has said Crown Prince Maha Vajiralongkorn will succeed his father soon, after an unspecified period of mourning. The…