Archive for August 2017

Islam prohibits terrorism, bloodshed: Sheikh Saad

MINA (INP): Sheikh Saad bin Nasir has said that Islam prohibits terrorism, violence and bloodshed. He was delivering sermon to Hajj pilgrims at Masjid-e-Nimra in Arafat where more than two million Muslim pilgrims from across the world performed Waqoof-e-Arafat, the main ritual of Hajj in the holy land of Islam. Sheikh Nasir, a prominent Saudi…

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Shadab Khan joins Heat for Big Bash

BRISBANE (Agencies): After impressive stints in the Pakistan Super League and the ongoing Caribbean Premier League, Pakistan’s 18-year-old legspinner Shadab Khan has signed with the Brisbane Heat for the seventh season of the Big Bash League, starting December 19. Shadab replaces West Indies legspinner Samuel Badree, who took 14 wickets in 13 matches for the…

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PSA lifts ban on international tournaments in Pakistan

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: The Professional Squash Association (PSA) has confirmed that it has sanctioned two PSA world tour events in Pakistan in December, after lifting a ban imposed in February 2017 which prevented the country from hosting international events due to security concerns. “The decision to impose the ban on Pakistan was made after extensive…

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Verdict in Benazir Murder Case Disappointing, Unacceptable, says Bilawal

Naimat Khan KARACHI: Chairman Pakistan People’s Party, Bilawal Bhutto Zardari, on Thursday said that the anti-terrorism court’s verdict in Benazir Bhutto Murder Case was “disappointing and unacceptable” and that his party will “explore legal options.” In his reaction to the ATC decision handed down earlier on Thursday afternoon, Chairman PPP and son of former Prime…

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Petrol price goes up by Rs2 per litre

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: Federal government on Thursday decided to increase the price of petrol by Rs 2 per litre. The new price will come into effect from September 1. Ministry of Finance gave formal approval to the recommendations forwarded by Oil and Gas Regulatory Authority (OGRA). Petrol will now be sold at Rs. 71.50/litre after…

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Mahtab chairs meeting to discuss airports security

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: Adviser to PM on Aviation Sardar Mahtab Ahmad Khan chaired a high level meeting regarding the security and vigilance matters of airports and Pakistan International Airlines here in Aviation Division on Thursday. The meeting was attended by Secretary Aviation, Irfan Ilahi and other concerned officials of Aviation division and PIA. The meeting…

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Benazir murder case: Five accused acquitted, two former policemen sentenced, Musharraf declared absconder

F.P. Report RAWALPINDI: The Anti-Terrorism Court (ATC) on Thursday announced its verdict in the murder case of former Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto after almost ten years. The verdict announced by ATC Judge Asghar Khan at Adiala Jail cleared five accused in the case, sentenced two former police officials and declared former president General (retd) Pervez Musharraf as an absconder.…

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