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Pakistan needs Islamic revolution, says Siraj-ul-Haq

PESHAWAR: Ameer Jamaat-e-Islami (JI) Siraj-ul-Haq on Tuesday said the country desperately needed Islamic revolution, ARY News reported. "We will make Pakistan an ideological and Islamic country. We will bring the change from our personal self," he said while addressing a youth convention in Peshawar. He said Pakistan's actual assets were youths and not the nuclear arsenal. He said Pakistan's over 65 percent of population was young. "Young people of Pakistan should not follow any plunderer of public exchequer,…

Facebook needs ‘a few years’ to fix problems: Zuckerberg

Facebook will likely need "a few years" to fix the problems uncovered by the revelations on the hijacking of private user data, chief executive Mark Zuckerberg said in an interview released Monday. Speaking to the news site Vox, Zuckerberg defended the company's business model and shot back at criticism of the social networking giant from Apple CEO Tim Cook last week. Zuckerberg maintained that one of Facebook's problems was that it was "idealistic," focusing on the positive aspects of connecting people and that "we…

Population sector needs immediate attention for economic growth: PM

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi on Saturday said the unchecked population growth was a major challenge in ensuring sustainable growth and needed greater investment. "The growth needs immediate attention of provincial governments and there is need for enhancing access and quality of service delivery in the sector especially for the people of far-flung areas," he said while talking to a delegation of Population Council in Islamabad. He also stressed for integrating these programs with health service…

Finance Ministry rejects media reports about Pakistan’s gross financing needs

ISLAMABAD: Finance Ministry on Sunday rejected media reports about Pakistan’s gross financing needs and said that it was highly exaggerated. Rejecting a media query regarding high gross external financing requirements of Pakistan and the risks, the spokesman of the Ministry of Finance said that such media reports misinterpret external account data and are entirely misleading. Pakistan's gross external financing requirements in FY 2018 have been misreported with different media reports putting the figure differently…

For tsar’s great-grandson, Russia needs a strong leader

ZURICH: A century after the October Revolution that ended his family’s three-century reign of Russia, Hans Georg Yourievsky believes the country needs a tough leader. But -- for now at least -- it is not a role for him, the last living great-grandson of a Russian emperor. Yourievsky, born and raised in Switzerland, traces his line to Tsar Alexander II, the reformer known as the Liberator for freeing Russia’s serfs, modernizing the legal system and pushing for a constitution that would introduce democracy to Russia.…

Karachi needs no more ethnic politics, says Shahi Syed

KARACHI: Awami National Party (ANP) leader Senator Shahi Syed on Saturday said Karachi does not anymore need politics based on ethnicity, ARY News reported. “Karachi is in distress. Areas of the Urdu-speaking community, which once used to be a well-off community, are deprived of electricity. What have they got from the ideological politics,” he questioned while talking in ARY News program ‘Aitraz Hey’. He said slogans of politicians were never implemented. Everybody wanted others to be held accountable, but nobody was …

Rehmu Baba of Ainak Wala Jin is critically ill, needs help

LAHORE: Actor Mukhtar Ahmad Shaad alias 'Rehmu Baba' of PTV's classic drama 'Ainak Wala Jin'  is critically ill due to paralysis, former executive producer drama at PTV Hafeez Tahir disclosed this news on his social media account. The actor who played the servant in 90's most popular drama is in medical ward three in Lahore General Hospital and needs help because of  his poor financial condition. Tahir Hafeez has also shared Mukhtar Shaad’s contact numbers for the people interested in helping him. His contact numbers…