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QAU standoff continues as student protest enters 9th day

ISLAMABAD: Quaid-e-Azam University (QAU) Islamabad remained shut for the ninth day on Thursday as students continued their strike against the university administration. The students at the varsity have laid a list of 13 demands before the administration, saying that they will not call off their strike till their demands are met. …

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Pangolin trade forces Ghana to look at new wildlife laws

Ghana is facing calls to update its laws on wildlife crime after fears the country has become a transit route for the illegal trade in pangolin scales. More than 31,000 kilograms (68,000 pounds) of scales from the nocturnal mammal have been seized across the world this year, according to the …

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Karzai says Pak role in Afghan peace process critical

KABUL: Former Afghanistan president Hamid Karzai on Thursday said the holding of a Loya Jirga was critical and that it was extremely important for Afghanistan to project a united front. He said this was in order for people to come together to resolve the crisis the country is facing. He said a …

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Afghan delegation, Khyber tribal elders discuss border-related matters

PESHAWAR: In a bid to strengthen bilateral relations and resolve rifts and misunderstanding between the two neighbouring countries, a delegation of Afghan ulema visited Torkham and Landi Kotal Khyber Agency on Wednesday. Upon entering Pakistan, the Afghan delegation was warmly received by the political administration’s officers, including Tehsildar Shamsul Islam. The …

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A-level students barred from applying to MBBS, BDS on foreign quota

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Medical and Dental Council (PMDC), in a recent meeting, has barred A-level students from applying for admissions to MBBS/BDS programmes at public and private medical and dental colleges of the country on foreign quota, a report in local media stated. During the PMDC’s meeting, chaired by Federal Minister …

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Will make sure Imran Khan is presented before ECP: Daniyal Aziz

ISLAMABAD:  Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) leader Daniyal Aziz on Thursday stated that Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan will be presented before the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP). Talking to media, Aziz apprised that Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi had categorically stated that the concerned authorities will arrest Khan following …

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Pakistan, US engagements beneficial for both countries: Aizaz

WASHINGTON: Pakistan’s Ambassador to the United States Aizaz Chaudhry said that Pakistan and the US had begun to engage at multiple levels to overcome the stalemate in their relations following the US’s announcement of its new strategy in South Asia. He was speaking as the chief guest at an event called …

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Showbiz pays on basis of stardom, not gender: Aamir Khan

Superstar Aamir Khan, rated among the highest paid actors in Bollywood, feels that artists in the entertainment industry are paid on the basis of their fan following and not gender. Aamir will next be seen playing a supporting role in Secret Superstar, based the life of a teenage girl named Insia, …

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