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PML-N rejects JIT report on Sahiwal incident: Rana Sanaullah

LAHORE: Expressing reservations on the joint investigation team (JIT) formed by the Punjab government to investigate the Sahiwal police encounter incident, the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) on Wednesday dismissed its report, ARY News reported. Talking to media, senior PML-N leader Rana Sanaullah said, “The JIT drama is a joke with the nation and we completely reject this drama of the government.”  Rana Sanaullah said Punjab Law Minister Raja Basharat said that the Sahiwal operation was 100 percent correct…

Air China incident linked to co-pilot smoking e-cigarette

SHANGHAI: An emergency descent by an Air China aircraft after oxygen levels dropped in the cabin has been linked to a co-pilot who was smoking an e-cigarette during the flight, state media said on Friday, citing China’s aviation regulator. “In the preliminary investigation, the co-pilot was found to be smoking an e-cigarette,” state-owned China News said in a report, citing a news conference by the Civil Aviation Administration of China investigating Tuesday’s incident. “Smoke diffused into the passenger cabin and…

LHC begins probe into Ahmedpur Sharqia inferno incident

LAHORE: Beginning probe into Ahmedpur Sharqia inferno incident, the Lahore High Court (LHC) on Friday said whoever would be found responsible for the incident will have to face the repercussions, ARY News reported. Chief Justice LHC Syed Mansoor Ali Shah held the hearing which was faced by the officials of Explosive Department, Oil and Gas Regulatory Authority (OGRA), Shell Pakistan Limited (SPL) and highway police. The tragic incident of oil tanker blast, which claimed over 200 lives, took place a day before…

Putin slams Netanyahu over ‘unfounded accusations’ on Syria

MOSCOW: Russian President Vladimir Putin on Thursday slammed “unfounded accusations” over the “incident with chemical weapons” in Syria in a phone call with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, the Kremlin said. “There was an exchange of opinions over the incident with chemical weapons that took place in the Syrian province of Idlib on April 4,” the Kremlin said in a statement. “Putin in particular underlined the unacceptability of making unfounded accusations against anyone before a thorough and impartial…

Harrison Ford called himself a ‘schmuck’ after plane incident

LONDON: Harrison Ford is heard calling himself a "schmuck" in an audio recording released on Friday of his exchange with an air traffic controller following a February incident in which the actor landed his private plane on a taxiway instead of a runway. "Yeah, hi, its Husky Eight-Niner Hotel Uniform," Ford is heard saying on the recording, using the phonetic pronunciation of his aviation call sign. "I'm the schmuck that landed on the taxiway." The star of "Star Wars" and "Raiders of the Lost Ark" then goes on to…