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Saudi king orders newspaper columnist to stop piling on the praise

RIYADH: Saudi Arabia's King Salman bin Abdulaziz has ordered an over-enthusiastic columnist to be suspended from his job after he equated him with God, Saudi media reported on Sunday. King Salman has frequently been lauded by columnists in local media, in traditional deference to authority, since the 81-year-old assumed office in 2015. But Ramadan al-Anzi's column in al-Jazirah newspaper describing King Salman as "Haleem", or forbearing, and "Shadeed al-Eqab", strict in punishment - both terms associated in Islam with…

PM praises services of Bhagwan Das

ISLAMABAD/KARACHI: Prime Minister, Nawaz Sharif on Tuesday wrote a condolence letter to the wife of Justice (R) Rana Bhagwan Das and praised the services of the late judge for the nation and the country, ARY News reported.

COAS praises progress of Zarb-e-Azb

NORTH WAZIRISTAN: The Chief of Army Staff General Raheel Sharif on Monday visited the North Waziristan where he was briefed on ongoing military operation 'Zarb-e-Azb', ARY News reported.

PML-N minister showers rare praise on KP govt

PESHAWAR: In a rare praise over measures for power sector improvement by Khyber Pakhtonkhwa (KP) government, State Minister for Water and Power Abid Sher Ali said there was significant decline in line losses and power theft in the KP, ARY News reported. Talking to media at Governor House Peshawar, the minister said recovery had also immensely increased in the province. He thanked the KP government for making visible progress in this regard. The minister said inauguration of Dasu Dam after successful nuclear tests was the…