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PM Khan holds talks with crown prince of Abu Dhabi in Islamabad

ISLAMABAD: Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi Sheikh Mohammad Bin Zayed Al Nahyan on Sunday arrived in Islamabad on a day-long official visit, ARY News reported. Sheikh Mohammed was given a red carpet welcome upon his arrival at the Nur Khan airbase. Prime Minister Imran Khan received him personally and drove him to the PM House. The Abu Dhabi crown prince was given a guard of honour and a fly-past salute during a welcome ceremony at the Prime Minister House. Later, PM Imran Khan held a one-on-one meeting with the UAE crown…

Shortage of vets spells misery for Karachi zoo animals

KARACHI: A white African lioness stares blankly at the spectators crowded outside her small, steel-barred cage, her extraordinary coat dotted with numerous spots, the result of a fungal skin disease that has marred her once pristine fur. The ailment is curable — or, rather, it should be. But at the Karachi Zoological Garden, there are not enough vets to give proper treatment to its more than 850 animals, many held in cages built over a century ago. "Here we have a mere two veterinaries and three paramedics. They are…

Met office forecasts sporadic rains in Karachi

KARACHI: As Eid-ul-Azha festival celebrations will begin tomorrow (Saturday), the Pakistan Meteorological Department (PMD) has predicted more rainfalls in the metropolis for next 12 hours. However, the weather forecasting department has predicted sporadic rains this time at isolated parts of the city. The past downpour has already wreaked havoc on the power supply system and municipal infrastructure as electrocution and falling billboard incidents left at least 17 people dead in various parts of the city. According…

Celebratory gunfire kills two in Naushero Feroz

NAUSHAHRO FEROZE: A festive environment at a wedding ceremony turned into mourning in the Naushahro Feroze district of the Sindh province after celebratory gunfire left two people, a child among them, dead, ARY News reported. Police sources said that two of the groom's relatives sustained bullet wounds as a result of aerial firing at the wedding. Before the injured could be taken to any hospital for treatment, they succumbed to their injuries. Both the deceased have been identified as Ramazan and Muhammad Sharif.…

Five of a family die in Sehwan road accident

SEHWAN: At least five people, two women and a child among them, were killed and four others wounded when a speeding truck rammed into a rickshaw in the vanity of Sehwan late Saturday night, ARY News reported. Police and rescue sources said a speedy mazda truck collided with a rickshaw coming from the opposite direction near Lakki Shah Saddar, leaving five members of a family dead and four others with life-threatening injuries. Rescue officials said the deceased and injured have been shifted to a nearby health facility…

PM Nawaz off to Saudi Arabia on ‘personal visit’

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif departed for Saudi Arabia on a personal visit on Sunday morning, ARY News reported. As is the usual practice of the premier he will spend the last days of the holy month of Ramazan in the kingdom. He will perform Umrah and then will proceed to Madina to pay visit to Masjid-e-Nabvi. This is his third visit to Saudi Arabia in over a month. On May 21, PM Sharif attended the US-Arab-Islamic Summit addressed by US President Donald Trump. On June 13, PM Sharif paid a one-day visit to…

PM creates history by appearing before JIT, says Mariam

ISLAMABAD: As Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif left his residence to take test of accountability in the wake of the allegations of money laundering against the Sharif family, his daughter Mariam Nawaz Sharif took to Twitter to declare the day of his appearance before the JIT as historical. In an initial tweet, she announced, "Prime Minister Leaves PM House for Judicial Academy. His comrades see him off”. Prime Minister leaves PM House for Judicial Academy. His comrades see him off. pic.twitter.com/eBapb0xjI2 — Maryam Nawaz…

SC to resume hearing about hurdles faced by Panama JIT today

ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court will resume its hearing today on an application of the Joint Investigation Team (JIT) complaining about hurdles faced by it in carrying out investigation into the Sharif family’s alleged involvement in money laundering, ARY News reported. A three-judge bench of the apex court headed by Justice Ejaz Afzal Khan – a special bench constituted to oversee the implementation of the Supreme Court’s verdict in the Panama Papers – would take up the matter around 1:00pm. During previous hearing, the…

Investigation into IS claim of murdering two Chinese underway: FO

ISLAMABAD: The government is yet to confirm the veracity of the militant Islamic State’s claim of killing two Chinese teachers who were abducted from the provincial capital of Balochistan last month, ARY News reported on Saturday. IS had claimed earlier this week that its militants had killed two Chinese nationals who were kidnapped from Quetta on March 24. The investigation into the claims of IS was being carried out, said a statement issued by the Foreign Office in Islamabad on Friday evening. It added that the…