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Student tortured after being kidnapped from Lahore hostel

LAHORE: A Punjab University law college’s student was abducted from his hostel room despite presence of guards and left outside the premises after being tortured by unknown people. The student identified as Sohail was abducted by around 15 people from his hostel. The guard present at that time was unable …

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Pakistan not to accept external pressure on IWT: Asif

ISLAMABAD: Minister for Defence, Water and Power Khawaja Muhammad Asif Tuesday said Pakistan would not accept any external pressure on the Indus Waters Treaty (IWT) reached with India in 1960 for distribution of water between the two countries. “Each and every clause of the IWT should be followed by both …

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PML-N, PTI at loggerheads after Panama case hearing

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) and Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) leaders were at loggerheads after the hearing of Panama leaks case on Tuesday. Talking to the media, Federal Minister for Railway Khawaja Saad Rafique said that PTI chairman Imran Khan changes his stance so frequently that even a chameleon doesn’t change …

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PML-N stalwart hints Pakistani politicians dabbling in drugs

During Tuesday’s Senate committee session, the main focus of the debate revolved around alcohol and drug consumption. Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam Senator Hammdullah Khan said that empty liquor bottles were found on the premises of the Parliament Lodges. “Children inquire, where do these bottles come from,” he said. This is not the …

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Star stops show to rescue harassed girl

A Pakistani singer has been praised after stopping his concert mid-song to rescue a girl from the audience who was allegedly being harassed. A video of Atif Aslam interrupting his live performance in Karachi on Saturday has been shared thousands of times. The popular singer told the alleged harassers: “Have …

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Bradford teen terror suspect praised Jo Cox killer

Image copyright Brendan Cox Image caption The accused posted a picture of Jo Cox on the day she died and hailed her killer a hero, the court heard A teenager accused of preparing acts of terrorism was a member of a “secretive neo-Nazi” group who branded MP Jo Cox’s killer …

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Herbal cannabis worth £100,000 recovered from postal system

Image copyright PSNI Image caption The package was intercepted in England earlier this month Herbal cannabis, valued at £100,000 and destined for Northern Ireland, has been recovered from the postal system, police have said. The package was intercepted in England on Saturday 7 January. No arrests have been made but …

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La La Land is big hit at UK box office

Image copyright Lionsgate Image caption Emma Stone and Ryan Gosling La La Land took more than £6m in its first weekend in UK cinemas, nearly £5m more than any other film. The musical, which broke the record for the most Golden Globe awards with seven, has also been nominated for …

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