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State should inquire if cases registered against Farooq Sattar are genuine, says Izhar

KARACHI: Muttahida Qaumi Movement-Pakistan (MQM-P) leader Khawaja Izharul Hassan on Tuesday said the state should inquire whether the cases registered against Farooq Sattar were genuine or not. "First the state should inquire whether FIRs lodged against Farooq Sattar and hundreds of other MQM workers were based on truth or falsity," he said, while talking to media, in response to the returning officer's rejecting Farooq Sattar's nomination papers. A returning officer has rejected nomination papers filed by Farooq…

Resolution of issues of tribal people state’s first priority: DG ISPR

MIRANSHAH: Director General Inter Services Public Relations (ISPR) Major General Asif Ghafoor on Sunday said redressal of issues of tribal people was the first priority of the state and all the issues should be resolved through negotiations, ARY News reported. "There's no such an issue that could not be resolved through talks. Tribal people rendered great sacrifices along security forces personnel and because of those sacrifices peace could be restored in Federally Administered Tribal Areas. Now we have to move on from…

Pakistan has done more than enough in war on terror, says DG ISPR

RAWALPINDI: Director General Inter Services Public Relations (DG ISPR) Asif Ghafoor on Friday said government of Pakistan will respond to the United States threat hours after US Vice President Mike Pence's remarks criticising Pakistan, ARY News reported. “No one plays blame game with allies and partners. No country has sacrificed as much as Pakistan has in the name of war on terror that was launched by the US,” he said in response to US Vice President Mike Pence’s recent statement against Pakistan. Mike Pence during…

US state allows children younger than 10 to hunt with guns

CHICAGO: One of America's most permissive hunting laws takes effect Saturday, allowing children younger than 10 years old to carry their own guns in Wisconsin's forests. The new law was signed last weekend by the midwestern state's Republican governor Scott Walker, and goes into effect almost two weeks after a mass shooting at a Sunday church service in Texas renewed debate over gun violence. Dozens of states do not bar young children from hunting with adult supervision. But many limit hunting of bigger animals such as…

Britain’s Merlin to open $350 million Legoland in New York state

A third North American Legoland theme park celebrating the distinctive multi-colored toy bricks is to be built in New York state in a $350 million investment by Britain’s Merlin Entertainments, the company said on Thursday. The park dedicated to the children’s toy favorite will be built in Goshen, Orange County, 60 miles northwest of New York City and serving a catchment area of 23 million people. Merlin, which operates attractions such as London’s Madame Tussauds waxworks museum, said the new Legoland was planned to…

Ukraine rebels announce new ‘state’

DONETSK: Russian-backed rebels fighting against Kiev announced on Tuesday the creation of a new “state” that they said would take the place of Ukraine and have its capital in their territory. The proposed country — which has no chance of getting off the ground — would be founded after a referendum and called Malorossiya, a tsarist-era name meaning “Little Russia” that once described most of the area covering modern-day Ukraine. A constitution presented by rebel leader Alexander Zakharchenko said representatives from…

IS cell busted, operatives arrested in Sialkot

SIALKOT: The counter-terrorism department claimed to have busted a cell of global terror outfit – Islamic State – in Sialkot and arrested eight suspects as well as seizing weapons, explosives and other gadgets to be used for terrorism activities.