Samsung chief Lee arrested in corruption investigation
SEOUL: Samsung Group chief Jay Y. Lee was arrested early on Friday over his alleged role in a corruption scandal that led parliament to impeach South Korean President Park Geun-hye, dealing a fresh blow to the world’s biggest maker of smartphones. The 48-year-old Lee, vice chairman of Samsung Electronics Co Ltd (005930.KS), was taken into...
CM Sindh visits Sehwan hospital to inquire after health of injured
KARACHI: Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah visited the Sehwan hospital to inquire after the health of injured people in deadly bomb blast yesterday at Lala Shahbaz Qalandar. At least 72 people, including 20 children and nine women, were killed and scores of others were wounded when a suicide bomber ripped through Lal Shahbaz Qalandar...
CNS places all Naval Hospitals at Karachi on high alert
ISLAMABAD: Chief of Naval Staff has placed all Naval Hospitals in Karachi on high alert and ready to receive injured persons through night capable helicopters. This was stated in a tweet issued by Director General ISPR, Major General Asif Ghafoor here on Thursday. – APP
Lahore beat Karachi by 7 runs in PSL
SHARJAH: Lahore Qalandars thrashed Karachi Kings by 7 runs in the eighth match of Pakistan Super League at Sharjah Cricket Stadium. Karachi Kings opted to field after winning the toss. Lahore Qalandars set massive target of 179 runs for the Kings with help of Fakhar Zaman’s outstanding fifty. He scored 56 off 36 balls. The...
Pakistan-Afghanistan border closed over security reasons: ISPR
RAWALPINDI: Hours after a suicide bomber killed 70 people at Lal Shahbaz Qalandar shrine Sehwan Sharif, Sindh, Pakistan closed its border with Afghanistan owing to security reasons. In a press statement, DG ISPR Maj Gen Asif Ghafoor said that the border was closed with immediate effect till further orders due to security reasons. The move...
Pakistan for constructive role on Afghan issue
ISLAMABAD: Pakistan welcomed all such initiatives which meant to help solve the Afghan issue that was pre-requisite for regional peace and prosperity, spokesperson of foreign office Nafees Zakaria Thursday said. “We expect regional countries to play their constructive role in this regard,” he said. During the weekly media briefing, he said, the 6 Party talks,...
Huge Baghdad car bomb kills at least 52: officials
A massive car bomb ripped through a used car market in the south of Iraq’s capital Thursday, killing more than 50 people in the deadliest such attack this year, security officials said. The Amaq propaganda agency linked to the Islamic State jihadist group (IS), which has claimed nearly all such attacks recently, reported the blast...
PAF inducts JF-17 Thunder in No 14 Air Superiority Squadron
KAMRA: It was a historic day for Pakistan Air Force (PAF) indeed, as the prestigious No 14 Air Superiority Squadron was re-equipped with the indigenously manufactured JF-17 Thunder aircraft in an impressive induction ceremony held at the PAF Base, Minhas on Thursday. Federal Minister for Defence Khawaja Muhammad Asif was the chief guest on this...
Bilawal denounces shrine bombing as worst form of terrorism
KARACHI: Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) Chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari has said that terrorist attack on the shrine of Hazrat Lal Shah Shahbaz Qalandar in Sehwan was a worst form of terrorism aimed at to rip apart Sufi fabric of unity and peace. Condemning the bomb attack on the Sufi shrine, the PPP Chairman said that...
Terrorists were neither Muslims nor human beings: Sindh CM
KARACHI: Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah has strongly condemned the blast at the shrine of Hazrat Lal Shahbaz Qalandar in Sehwan on Thursday evening. A statement here said, the chief minister telephoned the Inspector General of Police (IGP) Sindh and Commissioner Hyderabad and sought details about the incident. The Chief Minister declared emergency...