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Nawaz, family meet Shehbaz Sharif at NAB office

LAHORE: Former prime minister Nawaz Sharif and his family members on Sunday called on Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) President Shehbaz Sharif at the office of National Accountability Bureau, Lahore, ARY News reported. According to details, the meeting continued for more than an hour. Maryam Nawaz, Nusrat Shehbaz, Hamza Shehbaz and other members of the Sharif family were also present on this occasion. They had also brought homemade meal for the leader of the opposition in the National Assembly. Later, all the…

Two people came to meet Sami-ul-Haq prior to assassination: servants

RAWALPINDI: Servants of Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam-S (JUI-S) Chief Sami-ul-Haq on Saturday revealed that two people came to meet Maulana at his residence prior to his murder, ARY News reported. This was revealed by the servants who were arrested after assassination of the JUI-S chief on Friday. "When two acquaintances had arrived to meet him, Maulana asked us to leave for they wanted to talk to him in person and when we reached back home we found him dead in a pool of blood," they said. On the other hand a team of…

North Korean leader Kim visits China, meets Xi

BEIJING: North Korean leader Kim Jong Un visited the Chinese city of Dalian this week and met President Xi Jinping, the official Xinhua news agency said on Tuesday. During his visit on Monday and Tuesday, Kim told Xi he hoped relevant parties would take “phased” and “synchronized” measures to realize denuclearization and lasting peace on the Korean peninsula. Xi hosted a banquet and told Kim of his support for North Korea’s strategic shift towards economic development, Xinhua added. The visit, part of a flurry of…

G7 ministers meet on Russia, Iran and North Korea threats

TORONTO: The foreign ministers of the Group of Seven industrialized nations met in Toronto on Sunday seeking a common front against what they see as aggression from Vladimir Putin's Russia. The envoys were also keen to glean clues from their US colleague about whether President Donald Trump will tear up the Iran nuclear deal and how he will handle a planned summit with North Korea's Kim Jong Un. The ministers from the world's most powerful democracies are meeting to plan for June's G7 summit of rich-world leaders in…

As US, North Korea plan to meet, Iran warns against Trump deals

NEW YORK: A US push to change the Iran nuclear deal was sending a “very dangerous message” that countries should never negotiate with Washington, Iran’s foreign minister warned as US and North Korean leaders prepare to meet for denuclearization talks. Speaking to reporters in New York on Saturday, Mohammad Javad Zarif also said that for French President Emmanuel Macron and German Chancellor Angela Merkel “to try to appease the president (Donald Trump) would be an exercise in futility.” Trump will decide by May 12…

Pakistan rejects Indian allegation of not letting Indian high commissioner meet Sikh pilgrims

ISLAMABAD: Foreign Office Spokesperson Dr Mohammad Faisal on Sunday rejected Indian allegation that the High Commissioner of India was "prevented" from meeting the visiting Sikh pilgrims. "Indian allegations regarding prevention of meeting of the Indian High Commissioner with Sikh Yatrees are reprehensible attempts to try to mutate the truth. Indian HC agreed to cancel the visit due to Sikh protests against India for screening of controversial movie in India," he said responding to a question regarding the press release…

Trump to meet with video-game industry in wake of Florida shooting

WASHINGTON: After criticizing video games in the wake of a school shooting in Florida last month, U.S. President Donald Trump will meet with industry executives on Thursday to discuss what the president believes is a link between the games and violent acts. Trump, a Republican, cited the influence of video games after a 19-year-old gunman was accused of killing 17 people at a high school in Parkland, Florida and injuring more than a dozen others. “I’m hearing more and more people say the level of violence on video games…

At joke-filled dinner, Trump suggests US will meet with North Korea

WASHINGTON: In the midst of a joke-filled monologue at a dinner with journalists, President Donald Trump suggested on Saturday that the United States will be meeting with North Korea but has told Pyongyang it must first “denuke.” “Now we are talking and they, by the way, called up a couple of days ago. They said that ‘we would like to talk.’ And I said ‘So would we, but you have to denuke, you have to denuke,’” Trump told attendees at the annual Gridiron Club dinner. “We will be meeting and we’ll see if anything…

Meet first monkey clones produced by method that made Dolly

The first primate clones made by somatic cell nuclear transfer (SCNT) technology are two genetically-identical long-tailed macaques born recently at the Institute of Neuroscience of Chinese Academy of Sciences in Shanghai. The newborns have been named Zhong Zhong and Hua Hua—born six and eight weeks ago, respectively—after the Chinese adjective 'Zhōnghuá,' which means Chinese people.  The technical milestone, presented on January 24 in the journal Cell, makes it a realistic possibility for labs to conduct research…

Mushaal says India not allowing Kashmiri leader Yasin to meet his family

ISLAMABAD: In a reaction to Indian spy Kulbhushan Jadhav's meeting with his family in Islamabad, Kashmiri freedom movement leader Yasin Malik's wife Mushaal Mullick said a proclaimed terrorist was allowed to meet his family but a Kashmiri leader's family was not allowed a meeting in three years. It has been at least three years since Yasin Malik's wife and daughter had not been allowed to meet with him, she said in a video statement. Read More: ‘Viewing circumstances of Palestine, Kashmir, Human Rights Day holds no…