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Magnitude 4.1 quake felt in parts of Punjab

LAHORE: Quake tremors shook Lahore, Faisalabad, Nankana Sahib, Sargodha, Sialkot, Sheikhupura and other parts of Punjab on Wednesday. The 4.1 magnitude quake was recorded at a focal depth of 10 kilometres, the Pakistan Meteorological Department (PMD) said, with its epicentre near Nankana Sahib. The PMD earlier estimated the magnitude of ...

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Army-run schools in Karachi to remain closed till Jan 31

KARACHI: All army-run educational institutes in the metropolis will remain shut throughout the week starting Wednesday, school administration officials said. Students and parents were informed that all institutes under the Army Public Schools & Colleges System in Karachi will remain closed on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday and will reopen after ...

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French justice minister quits over nationality measure

PARIS: French Justice Minister Christiane Taubira quit Wednesday, apparently in protest at government moves to push through a measure that would strip convicted French-born terrorists of their citizenship if they have a second nationality. Taubira, a popular figure among the governing Socialists of President Francois Hollande but a target of ...

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Tribunal dismisses PTI petition alleging rigging in NA-122 by-poll

ISLAMABAD: An election tribunal dismissed a petition filed by Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) leader Aleem Khan challenging the results of the NA-122 by-election held in October 2015, Radio Pakistan reported. The PTI, in a petition submitted to the tribunal in November, alleged that the PML-N had attempted ‘technical rigging’ during the ...

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Reports about Fazlullah’s death not confirmed

PESHAWAR: Security officials in Peshawar said on Monday night there was no confirmation of the death of the banned Tehreek-i-Tali­ban Pakistan chief Mullah Fazlullah in a drone strike in Afghanistan’s eastern Nan­garhar province as reported by some TV channels quoting a Dubai newspaper. “We are trying to verify these reports,” ...

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Mega deals in offing as Rouhani visits Europe

ROME: Iranian President Hassan Rouhani flew to Italy on Monday at the start of his first official visit to Europe, looking to sign multi-billion dollar contracts to help to modernise Iran’s economy after years of crippling financial sanctions. Heading a 120-strong delegation of Iranian business leaders and ministers, Mr Rouhani ...

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