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Kamalia man himself transacted money from his account: ARY finds out

FAISALABAD: Contrary to the media reports, it has emerged on Tuesday that the Kamalia businessman himself transacted huge amount of money from his own account in order to get a bank loan, ARY News reported. Few days ago, it was reported that bank account of Mohammad Yaseen, a poultry farm owner in village Chak-735 of district Toba Tek Singh’s tehsil Kamalia, was used for transfer of Rs64.709mn without his knowledge. However, ARY News has unearthed the reality behind all this episode, according to which the account…

China rejects reports regarding delay in CPEC construction

BEIJING: Spokesperson of the Chinese foreign ministry on Tuesday rejected a media report regarding delay in the construction of China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC), saying the Pakistani government had termed the project a priority for the country. “We have noticed the relevant reports and also noted that the officials interviewed by the Financial Times have come forward to clarify it,” Geng Shuang said during his regular briefing. He said the Pakistani Ministry of Commerce issued a statement saying that the…

Sexual assault reports on rise in US military: Pentagon

WASHINGTON: The number of sexual assaults reported in the US military increased last year by 10 percent, Pentagon officials said Monday, attributing the spike to the fact that victims feel freer to come forward. The number of sexual assaults brought to the attention of military authorities was 6,769 in 2017, up from 6,172 in 2016, according to the report from the Defense Department's sexual assault prevention and response office. For the period under review, the proportion of women in the armed forces increased…

Humanity imperiled by abuse of life-giving Nature: reports

MEDELLÍN, Colombia: Humanity is risking its own well-being by over-harvesting and harming nature's bounty, said a comprehensive survey Friday that warned animal and plant species were in decline in every world region. Four mammoth reports that took more than 550 scientists three years to compile, warned that Asia-Pacific fish stocks could run out by 2048 and more than half of African bird and mammal species could be lost by 2100. Up to 90 per cent of Asia-Pacific corals will suffer "severe degradation" by 2050, said…

Kapil Sharma pooh-poohs reports of fight with Sunil Grover

Indian comedian Kapil Sharma has dismissed the media reports of his fight with co-star Sunil Grover. There have been complaints from colleagues of the comedian-turned-actor 's attitude problem at set of Kapil Sharma Show. Once he has reportedly even hurled a shoe at Sunil, but his mid-air fight with Sunil Grover in March made a lot of buzz on social media and since than nothing seems to fall into place for the Comedian actor. Neither of them so far broke their silence on the subject as to what truly led to fall out…

Twitter reports progress on weeding out users advocating violence

BRUSSELS: Twitter said that its internal controls were allowing it to weed out accounts being used for “promotion of terrorism” earlier rather than responding to government requests to close them down. US and European governments have been pressuring social media companies including Twitter, Facebook and Google to fight harder against online radicalization, particularly by violent militant groups. Twitter said it had removed 299,649 accounts in the first half of this year for the “promotion of terrorism”, a 20 percent…

Turkey, Qatar launch joint military exercises: reports

ISTANBUL: Turkey and Qatar on Tuesday launched military exercises in Qatar that will involve some 250 Turkish troops and 30 armoured vehicles, reports said. The exercises come as Ankara presses on with its unequivocal backing of Doha in the crisis triggered by the political and economic isolation of Qatar by Gulf and other Arab states led by Saudi Arabia. Turkish state media said that the Turkish frigate TCG Gokova had docked in Doha earlier this week carrying 214 soldiers who would take part in the exercises. The…

Marriyum expresses concern over reports that JIT is still active

ISLAMABAD: Minister of State for Information and Broadcasting Marriyum Aurangzeb has expressed serious concern over reports that the Panama Leaks case Joint Investigation Team (JIT) was still active, despite submitting its final report in the Supreme Court. In a statement, she said the JIT should have formally sought more time from the Supreme Court if it could not complete its work. The minister of state said that the government would not accept any addition to the volume -10 of the JIT report after Monday last, which…

PPP rejects reports of political alliance ‘at this stage’

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan People’s Party on Sunday rejected reports of the PPP forging a political alliance with any political party ahead of the general elections of 2018. Contradicting such reports, PPP spokesperson Senator Farhatullah Babar said that neither any electoral alliance has been made with any political party nor is under consideration at this stage. “Electoral alliances by way of seat adjustments and other known methods are normally made between political parties during elections and there is nothing unusual.…

Rooney misses United trip to St Etienne: reports

LONDON: Wayne Rooney has not travelled with the Manchester United squad for Wednesday's UEFA league game against French side St Etienne despite training earlier on Tuesday, British media reported. The striker has been struggling with a muscle injury and last played at the start of February. Rooney was pictured at the club's Carrington training complex on Tuesday morning before the 20-man party left for central France. Read More: Man United’s Rooney benched for Leicester game British media has linked the…