KARACHI: An official of Sindh Police on Wednesday unveiled the incompetence of his institute by showing the faulty and unusable weapon issued to him and his fellow officers by the department, media reported. In an online viral video, a traffic warden can also be seen showing a faulty Sub-Machine Gun (SMG) issued to him by the department. Officials told media that how can one expect them to save the lives of the citizen when their own lives are at risk due to the unusable weapons. In another case, a policeman showed magazine of his weapon which was broken into two pieces and was unable to load bullets in the gun.
June 19, 2019 15:33 UTC
ISLAMABAD: Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP) Asif Saeed Khosa on Wednesday said that the Supreme Court (SC) has introduced a new system based on artificial intelligence (AI) to facilitate efficient disposal of justice. The chief justice said that SC is the first apex court in the entire world which has started hearing cases online. He announced to add one more judge to every district and within a few months, there will model courts in the entire country. The chief justice said that national judicial policymaking committee is meeting on Monday and its agenda is to now move to the civil side. The chief justice said that the courtroom has been specially designed, which will look like a home, where children can speak their heart without any fear.
June 19, 2019 14:26 UTC
In the absence of positive triggers, the market looked like a see saw as it constantly moved between red and green zones till the close of trading. JS Global analyst Maaz Mulla said equities closed on a flat note, with the benchmark KSE-100 index shedding 26 points. Overall, trading volumes decreased to 99.35 million shares compared with Tuesday’s tally of 104.13 million. Maple Leaf Cement was the volume leader with 14.13 million shares, gaining Rs0.07 to close at Rs25.36. It was followed by The Bank of Punjab (XD) with 12.82 million shares, losing Rs0.26 to close at Rs9.19 and WorldCall Telecom with 9.6 million shares, losing Rs0.01 to close at Rs0.75.
June 19, 2019 14:03 UTC
Pakistan Billiards and Snooker Association manager Naveed Kapadia believes country will win a medalKARACHI: Pakistan’s Muhammad Bilal, Babar Masih and Asjad Iqbal have made it to the ACBS Asian Men Snooker Championship 2019 pre quarter-finals in Doha. Pakistan Billiards and Snooker Association manager Naveed Kapadia believes that the country will win at least one medal at the event. “Our players have performed really well,” Kapadia told The Express Tribune. Muhammad Bilal reaches Asian Snooker Championship finalAccording to Kapadia, Asian 6 Red Championship 2018 silver medallists Babar and Bilal had the best run out of four Pakistani cueists in the competition. Babar remained unbeaten in Group D, as did Bilal in Group B, whereas Zulfiqar A Qadir and Asjad Iqbal lost one match each in Groups H and F respectively.
June 19, 2019 14:03 UTC
Former finance minister and Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) leader Ishaq Dar has reportedly once again approached the British Home Office in London to apply for political asylum, a media outlet claimed on Wednesday. This is the second time that Dar has approached the Home Office in London to present his case. According to the report, Dar remained in the Home Office for over 4 hours. Before this, Ishaq Dar had applied for political asylum in the United Kingdom in October 2018. It should be mentioned here that Pakistan has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with British authorities to extradite Ishaq Dar.
June 19, 2019 13:54 UTC
Provincial authorities deny move as union leader says mines encroached after cancellation of leaseKARACHI: A three-year legal battle has culminated with the Sindh government allegedly flouting court orders by occupying around 120 Lakhra coal mines and selling coal in the open market without inviting competitive bids. A senior official in the coal department, however, said the lease was cancelled in the wake of a Sindh High Court [SHC] ruling. The dispute between the Sindh government, which owns the mines, and LCDC began soon after the 18th Constitutional Amendment came into force. Lakhra was the first-ever coal mining set up in Pakistan and runs a 150MW power plant using indigenous coal, which can earn substantial profits. The notification was issued by the Sindh directorate of coal mines development on April 30, 2019.
June 19, 2019 13:07 UTC
Tsonga and Paire were competing in the round of 32 at Halle OpenJo Wilfried Tsonga and Benoit Paire on Tuesday showed why France won the football World Cup as both players suddenly turned their tennis match into a football one. Paire was serving at 1-1 during the second set when he let slip his racquet. However, he did not let the game go out of hand as he started using his feet to return the ball. Tsonga the won the second set 7-5 after winning the first 6-4. Here’s what unfolded:Jo Wilfried Tsonga and Benoît Paire just wanted a break from tennis… ️ pic.twitter.com/Y4MFw3riTS — SPORTbible (@sportbible) June 19, 2019Read full story
June 19, 2019 13:07 UTC
30-year-old defender twice won the Bundesliga title with Dortmund before joining Bayern for 35 million euros in 2016BERLIN: Bayern Munich confirmed on Wednesday that veteran defender Mats Hummels is to rejoin Borussia Dortmund, as Bayern continue to overhaul their squad ahead of next season. Bayern confirmed Hummel’s departure to AFP subsidiary SID on Wednesday afternoon, after German magazine Kicker reported that Dortmund had signed Hummels on a three-year deal for an estimated fee of €38 million ($43.6m). The 30-year-old defender twice won the Bundesliga title with Dortmund before joining Bayern for 35 million euros in 2016. After Arjen Robben, Franck Ribery and Rafinha, Hummels is the latest senior player to leave Bayern in 2019. The Munich giants signed Lucas Hernandez for a club record 80 million euros, as well as fellow French World Cup winner Benjamin Pavard for 35 million euros.
June 19, 2019 12:56 UTC
The superstar singer released the video for You Need to Calm Down just two days ago and it’s already viral. It also featured Deadpool actor Ryan Reynolds and following its release, Taylor took to Twitter to give a shout out to him and everyone else who featured in it. The Twitter user, who also is the namesake of The Proposal actor, retweeted the screenshot and addressed the mistake. I said, ‘Mom, I am a rich man’.”We also see What I Need singer Hayley Kiyoko make a surprise appearance in You Need To Calm Down, hitting #5 with an arrow. This could be a hint that Kiyoko is featured on the fifth track of Lover with Taylor.
June 19, 2019 12:11 UTC
Opponents Rwanda chase target in just four ballsWhile everyone was talking about Afghan spinner Rashid Khan having a bad day in the field, Mali’s female cricket team was making their own history, and not a good one. During the Kwibuka Women’s T20, Rwanda women dismissed the whole Mali women team for just six runs in nine overs, with only one coming from the bat. In pictures: Highlights of Pakistan’s rout by IndiaMali now have the lowest score by any international women’s team in T20Is, as they beat China women who earlier held the unwanted record where they scored only 14 against UAE women in January this year. China were chasing a 200-plus target when they toppled, but Mali women were batting first and it took only four balls for Rwanda women to chase the target. Why Pakistan lost to India, even before World Cup startedFor Rwanda, 19-year-old medium-pacer Josiane Nyirankundineza picked up three wickets without conceding a run, while medium-pacer Marie Diane Bimenyimana and legspinner Margueritte Vumiliya picked up two wickets apiece.
June 19, 2019 12:00 UTC
LONDON: An 83-year-old woman was in a serious condition in a British hospital on Wednesday after being hit by a motorbike in the convoy carrying Prince William and his wife Kate. The royal couple was travelling from their central London home to Windsor, west of the capital, on Monday when a police outrider collided with the pensioner. Kensington Palace said they were “deeply concerned and saddened” and had contacted the woman, identified as “Irene”. The couple was reported to have sent flowers to the woman, who is in a serious but stable condition, with The Sun tabloid reporting she sustained a broken pelvis. William’s grandfather Prince Philip, the husband of Queen Elizabeth II, was involved in a car accident in January, injuring two women when he drove into their vehicle.
June 19, 2019 11:37 UTC
LONDON: The battle to make the two-man shortlist to become Britain’s prime minister, which will almost certainly include Boris Johnson, heats up on Wednesday when another contender will be eliminated. Johnson had ducked out of the first TV debate on Sunday and has carefully stage-managed his media engagements in a contest that remains his to lose. The finalists will face the ruling party’s grassroots members in a vote next month to decide who wins. Stewart fired the most direct barbs at Johnson on Tuesday by arguing that “no-deal is not a credible threat”. The Daily Telegraph suggested that Stewart and Johnson had moved closer to a face-to-face showdown “after emerging as the big winners” from Tuesday’s vote and debate.
June 19, 2019 11:37 UTC
Xi, who will be the first Chinese president to visit Pyongyang in 14 years, penned a rare front-page opinion piece in North Korea’s official newspaper, touting their “irreplaceable” bond on the eve of this two-day trip. With his visit, Xi can show that China still has some influence on its Cold War-era ally and play a role in efforts to convince Pyongyang to abandon its nuclear programme. “This op-ed is an extremely unusual event,” said Ahn Chan-il, a North Korean defector and researcher in Seoul. Russia and China on Tuesday blocked an American initiative that aimed to halt fuel deliveries to North Korea, which Washington accuses of exceeding its annual limit for 2019, diplomatic sources said. Hu Jintao was the last Chinese president to visit Pyongyang in 2005, when he met Kim’s father, Kim Jong Il.
June 19, 2019 11:30 UTC
Portuguese revealed he still has the hunger and desire to take on new challenges in footballJose Mourinho has dropped a major hint about his future plans. Former Real Madrid manager reveals that he would like to take a break from club football and take charge for an international team. 56-year-old has been out of the managerial world since being sacked by Manchester United in December 2018 and has been actively indulging in football punditry. In an interview with Eleven Sports, the Portuguese revealed he still has the hunger and desire to take on new challenges in football. “Is Portugal the right team for me?
June 19, 2019 11:03 UTC
LAHORE: An Accountability Court of Lahore on Wednesday approved the exemption plea filed by former prime minister Raja Pervaiz Ashraf in Gujranwala Electric Power Company (Gepco) illegal appointments case. Two other suspects into the case who failed to comply court’s orders of summoning were issued bailable arrest warrants. During the hearing, Raja’s lawyer apprised the court that his client will be unable to appear due to his participation in session proceedings at the Parliament House in Islamabad. The court then granted the former Premier exemption, ordering him to ensure his appearance before the court in the next hearing.
June 19, 2019 10:52 UTC