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CM Punjab meets position holder girl, presents Rs0.5mn cheque

LAHORE: Punjab Chief Minister Usman Buzdar on Monday met Uzma Waris, an orphan student from Pando village of Lahore, who took third position in intermediate examination. The CM met the orphan girl along with her mother at chief minister’s office and congratulated her for achieving good position despite paucity of resources and presented her a cheque of Rs 0.5million along with a bouquet. The girl told the CM that her mother earns livelihood by working as a maid after her father's death. The chief minister said…

Rabada wins South Africa’s top player prize

JOHANNESBURG: Kagiso Rabada, the world’s number one Test bowler, was on Saturday named South Africa’s Cricketer of the Year. The award came at the end of a 12-month period during which Rabada, 23, was a consistent match-winner -– and subject of disciplinary hearings. Rabada took 72 wickets at an average of 19.52 in 12 Tests going back to a series in England last July. He missed one Test in England because he was banned after reaching a demerit points threshold –- and would have missed the last two Tests against…

Our prize is stable democratic Afghanistan, says defence minister

ISLAMABAD: Defence Minister Khurram Dastgir Khan has sought Europe's help to make the United States understand Pakistan's point of view on Afghanistan. “We expect the Europeans to convey our point of view to the Americans who are at the moment not very receptive to Pakistan’s point of view. It is to say that again let’s 'keep the eyes on the prize', as the Americans say. And the prize is a stable democratic Afghanistan,” he said in response to a question on Pak-US ties. This he said while talking to the national radio…

Hungarian love story wins top prize at Berlin Film Festival

BERLIN: A Hungarian love story called "On Body and Soul" about two lonely hearts working in a slaughterhouse in Budapest won the Golden Bear for best film on Saturday at the 67th Berlin International Film Festival. "This film is approachable only with a generous heart," director Ildiko Enyedi told the audience at the awards ceremony ending the 10-day Berlinale, which showcased 18 films in competition and 403 in sidebar screens. Jury president Paul Verhoeven, a Dutch director and producer, said the seven-member panel had…

Gang robbing people in the name of ‘Jeeto Pakistan’ arrested

As is the tradition, ARY News yet again uncovered a criminal gang robbing people of their hard-earned money in the name of 'Jeeto Pakistan', Pakistan's most popular game show. The gang run by residents of a village in Toba Tek Singh district of Punjab province and a led by a fraudster Akram was caught on camera by ARY News' 'Sar-e-Aam' team. The Sar-e-Aam team led by anchor Iqrarul Hassan raided the place with police and caught a number of people involved in the scam including the gang leader Akram. HERE IS THE…

Aliens land the prize at Hong Kong Flugtag

Spaceships, flying lobsters and a team based on characters from the hit mobile game "Angry Birds" attempted lift-off from Hong Kong's Victoria Harbour at the annual Red Bull Flugtag competition. Hundreds of spectators watched in amusement on Sunday as the 41 teams presented their handmade aircrafts to the crowd before mostly belly-flopping flat into the water off the six-meter (19.6 ft) flight deck. "Chinese always have this problem to express their fun part, so I think this event really helped Hong Kong…

US, Iran chief diplomats win prize for Iran nuclear deal

WASHINGTON: US Secretary of State John Kerry and Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif have won an international diplomatic prize for their part in a historic agreement on Iran's nuclear program, organizers announced on Monday. The two officials, who negotiated the deal face-to-face and together with counterparts from the P5+1 powers (the United States, China, Russia, France, Britain and Germany) between 2013 and 2015, won the Chatham House Prize "in recognition of their crucial roles" to resolve "one of the most…