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Sheikh Rasheed seeks beefing up of security, says next ten days monumental

RAWALPINDI: Seeking beefing up of security in the country, Awami Muslim League (AML) chief Sheikh Rasheed on Monday said the next ten days were monumental for the nation as foreign powers were conspiring to delay the general elections, ARY News reported. "Those who foresee defeat in elections are crying foul of rigging for they want to make the polls controversial beforehand and some political parties are uniting for this evil cause," he said while talking to media during his visit to Sabzi Mandi and Raja Bazaar in…

South Korean police seek arrest warrant for Korean Air daughter

SEOUL: South Korean police are seeking an arrest warrant for the youngest daughter of Korean Air Lines’ chairman on suspicion of assault during a recent angry outburst, police said on Friday. Cho Hyun-min, the younger sister of the notorious “nut rage” heiress of the airline, who got into trouble over a petulant outburst in 2014, is being investigated over accusations that she threw a drink at people at a business meeting last month. Cho, 34, made a tearful apology during a media scrum on Monday when she made her first…

IG Sindh seeks intelligence agencies’ help to hunt Rao Anwar

KARACHI: Inspector General Sindh Police Allah Dino Khawaja has sought help of intelligence agencies in hunt for ex-SSP Malir Rao Anwar, ARY News reported. He wrote a letter to the intelligence agencies calling for search and arrest of Rao Anwar who is suspected of staging fake encounter killing of Naqeebullah Mehsud and his three friends in Karachi. AG Khawaja has asked the agencies to provide necessary intelligence/ technical information to arrest the absconding accused in compliance with the Supreme Court orders.…

Mahira Khan demands justice for Zainab

Notable Pakistani actress Mahira Khan on Thursday sought justice for Zainab Ansari and innumerable unknown likes of her across the country. "Justice should be served to Zainab. Maybe we have taken to streets over the death of this minor because we have ourselves witnessed the dead body (in pictures). "What about those children and women who have been killed throughout all these so many years and we have not taken to streets for we could not find their pictures. Who will provide them justice," she asked while talking to…

LHC seeks report on security measures to eradicate smog

LAHORE: Censuring the government for lack of serious steps against prevailing smog in Punjab, the Lahore High Court (LHC) on Monday ordered to submit report on security measures to counter and eradicate smog, ARY News reported. Hearing the case, Chief Justice LHC Syed Mansoor Ali Shah issued orders to the environment department to submit report on security measures to counter smog in the province, as heavy smog continues to batter life and vehicular traffic across Punjab, while several people have lost their lives in…

Hasan Ali seeks to bowl out Hashim Amla at cricket World XI

LAHORE: Pakistani bowling sensation Hasan Ali said Friday he wants to bowl out South Africa's Hashim Amla when he plays an international before a home crowd for the first time at next week's World XI tour in Lahore. Ali, 23, the highest wicket-taker at the Champions Trophy which underdogs Pakistan won earlier this year, said he "can't wait" to take on the star-studded World XI in the three-match Twenty20 series. It is the highest-profile international fixture to take place in Pakistan since a deadly militant attack…

Maryam Nawaz says judiciary system needs to be changed

LAHORE: Daughter of former prime minister Nawaz Sharif, Maryam Nawaz on Friday demanded to change the system of judiciary, ARY News reported. “There is a need to change the system of judiciary rather than prime minister, when the system is not so strong that it could punish a dictator,” she said while addressing a prayer ceremony held at St. Anthony's Church in Lahore for early recovery of Maryam’s mother Begum Kulsoom Nawaz. Kulsoom has undergone a surgery in London after she was diagnosed with throat cancer. Maryam…

UN chief seeks ‘dream’ of Israel-Palestinian peace in first visit

JERUSALEM: UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres held talks with Israeli leaders Monday on his first visit since taking office, making a forceful argument for a two-state solution with the Palestinians and speaking of his "dream" for peace. Guterres also spoke of what he called obstacles to peace when meeting Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, including Israeli settlement building and the need for Palestinian leaders to condemn "terrorism". "I dream that I will have the chance to see in the Holy Land two states able to…

US regulator seeks to fine Pakistan’s HBL up to $630 million

ISLAMABAD: The New York State Department of Financial Services (DFS) is seeking to fine Pakistan's Habib Bank nearly $630 million over what it calls "deficiencies relating to compliance with state and federal laws" at the bank's only US branch, ARY News reported on Monday. The move is being termed as an attack on Pakistan's financial institutions after US President Donald Trump's August 22 speech, in which he overlooked Pakistan's sacrifices in war on terror and instead accused Pakistan of "sheltering terrorists".…

Sindh CM seeks permission for state funeral for Ruth Pfau

KARACHI: Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali on Thursday requested the federal government to allow state funeral of Sister Ruth Katharina Martha Pfau. The leprosy doctor passed away at the age of 88 here today morning. The German nun lost her battle with life while she was undergoing a surgery at the Marie Adelaide Leprosy Centre. In a letter sent to the federal government, Murad expressed sorrow over demise of Ruth Pfau, who devoted 50 years of tireless struggle fighting the stigmatized disease of leprosy in Pakistan.…