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Pakistan elected as Member OIC Water Council for two years

ISLAMABAD: The Conference of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) Ministers for Water has elected Pakistan as Member to the OIC Water Council for two years tenure, 2019-2020, during its fourth session held at Cairo. Pakistan was also elected as the vice chairman to the ICMW (Islamic Conference of Ministers Responsible for Water) Bureau, said a press release. In his statement to the plenary session, Ambassador of Pakistan to Egypt Mushtaq Ali Shah highlighted the importance that the government attached to…

HTC’s June sales slump 68 percent, biggest drop in over two years

TAIPEI: Taiwanese smartphone maker HTC said its sales fell nearly 68 percent in June, its biggest slump in more than two years, as the struggling firm continues to lose customers amid intensifying competition with nimbler manufacturing rivals. Once a favorite with consumers and investors, HTC’s popularity has dwindled with the emergence of rivals such as Apple, Samsung Electronics Co Ltd, and more recently China’s Xiaomi Corp. HTC said its June sales fell to T$2.2 billion ($72 million), from T$6.9 billion a year ago…

Rangers recover schoolboy’s body after two years of his missing

KARACHI: Rangers on Thursday recovered dead body of a schoolboy after two years of his abduction and murder in Karachi, ARY News reported. Lyari Gang War (LGW) members had abducted and murdered the student of grade 9th, Yaseen alias Munna, in 2016. The body has been recovered from Ali Hamal Goth's cemetery after one of the three arrested LGW suspects, Asad, confessed of the murder and pointed out about it during interrogation, the Rangers spokesman said. It was not a kidnapping for ransom incident, but the…

MQM-P leader Haider Rizvi arrives in Pakistan after two years

KARACHI: Muttahida Qaumi Movement Pakistan (MQM-P) Central Leader Haider Abbas Rizvi on Wednesday arrived in Pakistan after spending more than two years in Canada. He held a meeting with Bahadurabad faction of his party. MQM-P leader Faisal Sabzwari confirmed the news saying that he reached at Bahadurabad Office soon after landing. Rizvi was recently reported to be seen driving with Uber, ride-hailing service, in Canada. Some claimed that the MQM leader was mere trying to gain public sympathy while others appreciated…

Mickey Arthur tells why he dropped Wahab Riaz for UK tour

Pakistani coach Mickey Arthur has revealed why he did not include the experienced left-arm pacer Wahab Riaz in the 25 probable players who are chosen for a training camp ahead of Pakistan’s Test series against Ireland and England. “He has not won us a game in two years,” Mickey Arthur said in an interview with a cricket website. “I expect players that have been around for a long time to be winning us games and setting standards,” he said. 'Kyun Nikala Mujhe' Coach Mickey Arthur reveals the reason for not selecting…

‘Pakistan to send satellite mission into space in two years’

ISLAMABAD: Chief of the Air Staff Pakistan Air Force (PAF) Air Chief Marshal Sohail Aman on Thursday announced that Pakistan will send a satellite mission into space in next couple of years in collaboration with China. "Pakistan is engaged with Chinese experts in manufacturing the next generation aircraft. China is also providing technical assistance for launching the satellite programme," he said addressing the inaugural session of AirTech’17 conference, hosted by Air University in Islamabad, a press release issued by…

Bajrangi Bhaijaan actress sent to jail for two years

MUMBAI: Indian TV actress Alka Kaushal, who is also known for her roles as Kareena Kapoor Khan’s mother in ‘Bajrangi Bhaijaan’ and Kangana Ranaut’s mom in ‘Queen’, was recently sentenced to a two-year jail term along with her mother. Apparently, the actress and her mother had borrowed Rs 50 lakh from a farmer based in Lagrian village, to make a serial but failed to return his money. Alka had handed over two cheques of Rs 25 lakh each but the farmer's advocate claimed that they bounced. The farmer had moved the…

China killed, imprisoned 18 CIA men in two years: report

BEIJING: Beijing systematically dismantled CIA spying efforts in China beginning in 2010, killing or jailing more than a dozen covert sources, in a deep setback to US intelligence there, The New York Times reported on Sunday. The Times, quoting 10 current and former American officials who spoke on condition of anonymity, described the intelligence breach as one of the worst in decades. It said that even now intelligence officials are unsure whether the US was betrayed by a mole within the CIA or whether the Chinese…

Military courts to be conditionally extended for two years: speaker NA

ISLAMABAD: Speaker National Assembly Ayaz Sadiq on Thursday said military courts would be conditionally extended for two years and a bill in this regard would be submitted in National Assembly on Monday, ARY News reported. “Four out of the nine points of the Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP)'s proposals have been agreed upon. A committee comprising parliamentarians would be formed on national security to regularly monitor military courts and implementation of all security actions,” he said while addressing a press conference…