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Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) government on Thursday removed Asad Umar as finance minister. In a tweet the finance minister confirmed that as part of a cabinet reshuffle the PM had desired that Umar take the energy minister portfolio instead of finance which he refused. The finance minister will address a press conference today 03:15pm. Umar was offered the portfolio of energy minister, however, he decided...
A Facebook sign is seen during the China International Import Expo (CIIE), at the National Exhibition and Convention Center in Shanghai, China November 5, 2018. Facebook is working to develop a voice assistant to rival the likes of Amazon.com’s Alexa, Apple’s Siri and Alphabet’s Google Assistant. “We are working to develop voice and AI assistant technologies that may work across our...
QUETTA: At least 14 passengers, including Pakistan Navy personnel, were offloaded from buses and were shot dead by terrorists on the Makran Coastal Highway early Tuesday. “The martyred include personnel from the Pakistan Navy,” said a spokesperson from the service. A passenger bus – travelling between Karachi and Gwadar – was stopped by around 25 unidentified attackers in the Buzi pass area near Hangol after...
LAHORE: Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, the United Arab Emirates (UAE) vice president, prime minister and ruler of Dubai, on Wednesday gifted 18 big cats to the Lahore Zoo. The big cats include four white tigers, six Bengal tigers, as well as, eight African lions. The wild animals have reached Islamabad and will be shifted to the zoo on April 22. The white tigers...
The helicopter was part of an Indian naval warship which was deployed in the sea. PHOTO COURTESY: THE PIONEER/FILE In the latest revelation, Indian Navy said its helicopter ditched at the Arabian Sea last week. According to a local media report, all three crew members were safe. A board of inquiry was ordered to investigate the cause of the technical failure...
ISLAMABAD: The Trump administration has turned down Pakistan’s demand for duty-free market access to the US for its products, disclosed a prime minister’s aide. “We want duty-free market access for Pakistan’s exports to the United States, but Trump is a main hurdle,” Adviser to Prime Minister on Commerce, Textile and Industry Abdul Razak Dawood said during a meeting of the National...
ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan on Wednesday said that the testing times currently being faced by citizens would end soon and the country would emerge stronger from the ongoing crisis. “There are ups and downs in every struggle and it’s never an easy path,” the prime minister said while addressing the launching ceremony of the Naya Pakistan Housing Scheme in Islamabad. He...
A massive fire ripped through Notre-Dame Cathedral in central Paris, toppling the spire on the 850-year-old Gothic monument and leaving France in shock over the extensive damage to one of the nation’s most iconic landmarks. Flames jumped up the ornate spire before it collapsed onto the blaze-engulfed roof, sending smoke billowing out into the evening skyline of the French capital....
Israeli researchers have printed a 3D heart using a patient’s own cells, something they say could be used to patch diseased hearts -- and possibly, full transplants. The heart the Tel Aviv University team printed in about three hours is too small for humans -- about 2.5 centimeters, or the size of a rabbit’s heart. But it’s the first to...
Frank F. Islam Pakistan and India came to the brink of war in February this year when their air-forces clashed following a deadly suicide attack in Indian Kashmir’s Pulwama district.   This was frightening because the only rational way forward for these two nuclear armed rivals must be peace and not war. This is the point that Tarun Basu makes in his...