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Farewell dinner: We raised the bar of tolerance, says Zardari

ISLAMABAD:  Outgoing President Asif Ali Zardari attending a dinner given in his honour by Leaders of Opposition in the National Assembly and the Senate stated that his party would extend complete support to the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz to steer the country out of crisis. Interacting with journalists at the Speaker’s Banquet Lounge, Parliament House, President Zardari said that though the ...

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Lal Masjid operation: IG constitutes team to conduct probe

ISLAMABAD:  A team of senior police officials will investigate and determine whether former president General (retd) Pervez Musharraf is responsible for the murder of Lal Masjid cleric Abdul Rashid Ghazi in the 2007 military operation in the mosque. Till then, the former president will not be arrested on allegations of murder. Inspector General of Police Sikandar Hayat has constituted a ...

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Funding boost for cancer research

Multi-million pound research projects into cancer treatment are undertaken in Belfast in a partnership between Queen’s University and pharmaceutical company, Almac.

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Obama to make G20 push for Syria strike

SAINT PETERSBURG: World leaders meet Thursday at a G20 summit in Russia where US President Barack Obama will strive to bridge deep divisions over his push for military action against the Syrian regime’s alleged use of chemical weapons. Obama  cleared the first hurdle Wednesday in his race to win domestic congressional backing for punitive strikes but is also seeking broader international ...

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Dealing with sectarian strife: Peace talks progress as 48 suspects surrender

MULTAN: After prolonged negotiations between the Shia and Sunni peace committees, 48 criminals have surrendered to the police courting arrest in the district coordination office in Bhakkar on Wednesday. They include 24 members of the two communities. A total of 119 members from both sects are alleged to be responsible for 10 sectarian killings in different areas of Bhakkar district. The ...

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Drug addicts: ‘Psychiatric support camps needed’

KARACHI:  Several human rights groups and political activists have demanded the government establish psychiatric support camps around the city for drug addicts and people with other psychiatric conditions. Expressing their views during a session organised at the Karachi Psychiatric Hospital on Wednesday, they said that the initiative taken by senior psychiatrist Dr Syed Mobin Akhtar, needed to be replicated by ...

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VIDEO: Syria set to dominate G20 summit

Leaders of the G20 nations are gathering in St Petersburgh in Russia on Thursday. They will be doing their best to focus on a host of economic issues but Syria is set to dominate the two-day summit.

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State: Extradite birth father in Native American custody dispute

The high-profile case of a girl adopted by a South Carolina couple is moving toward another legal showdown after Oklahoma’s governor ordered the extradition of the girl’s biological Native American father, who is accused of custodial interference.

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Decision made: Jamshed Dasti set to join PTI

MULTAN: Member National Assembly Jamshed Dasti has finally decided to join Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI). Dasti, a staunch champion of the Seraiki province cause, has also demanded from PTI to work seriously for a separate province in south Punjab. Talking to The Express Tribune, he said that he had personally convened the political processions of PTI in Jampur and DG Khan for ...

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Fort Hood gunman forcibly shaved

The man sentenced to death last week for the 2009 Fort Hood shooting rampage has been forcibly shaved, a US Army spokesman says.

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