Pakistani PM recovering after heart surgery, says family

Islamabad, June 1 : Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif is fast recovering after an open heart surgery in a London hospital on Tuesday, his family said. Maryam Nawaz, daughter of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, said surgery of the prime minister was successful. The PM Office in Islamabad said Nawaz Sharif was shifted to the Intensive-Care […]

SGPC not to send Jatha to Pakistan

Amritsar, May 31 : With Pakistan not issuing visas on time, the SGPC has decided not to send its ‘jatha’ (delegation) to the neighbouring country for the martyrdom day anniversary of Sikh Guru Arjan Dev, SGPC officials said said here on Tuesday. SGPC president Avtar Singh Makkar said that the Pakistan High Commission had not […]

1.2 million Afghans internally displaced in war

Kabul, May 31 : The number of internally displaced people has doubled to 1.2 million in the past three years due to the escalation in conflict in Afghanistan, Amnesty International said in its report on Tuesday. The document, titled “My Children Will Die This Winter” and presented in Kabul, said the number of displaced people […]

Afghan conflict gets momentum since change in Taliban leadership

Kabul, May 31 : The turmoil in Afghanistan has got impetus since Mawlawi Haibatullah Akhundzada has been appointed as the Taliban group’s supreme leader. “Kidnapping innocent passengers and barbaric killing over a dozen of them is clear indication of increase in violence committed by Taliban insurgents,” Xinhua quoted Kabul resident Farakh Shah as saying. A […]

Taliban chief’s body handed over to heirs in Afghanistan

Islamabad, May 31 : The mortal remains of Taliban chief Mullah Akhtar Mansoor, who was killed in a US drone strike, were handed over to his kin in Afghanistan after a DNA test confirmed his identity, it was announced here on Tuesday. Pakistan’s Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan said the body of Akhtar Mansoor […]

Myanmar’s growth declines to 7% in FY 2015-16

Nay Pyi Taw, May 31 : Myanmar’s economic growth declined to seven per cent in the 2015-16 fiscal, according to the World Bank’s May 2016 edition of the Myanmar Economic Monitor, released on Tuesday. According to the monitor, the country’s economic growth was 8.5 per cent in 2014-15. The descending of growth was due to […]