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Complete US pullout not desirable: Jilani

WASHINGTON: The withdrawal of all American troops from Afghanistan is not desirable, says Pakistan’s new ambassador as the United States prepares to begin the pullout. “Even the talk of US pullout has started having its impact. Pakistan has started to receive more Afghan refugees than before,” said Ambassador Jalil Abbas Jilani. “This shows that the…

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Ahsan Iqbal for promoting preventive medicine and research

ISLAMABAD: Minister for Planning and Development Ahsan Iqbal on Monday called for introducing paradigm shift in our learning and healthcare models to develop creative, innovative and capable human resource in the country. He stated this while addressing as a Chief Guest at `RMC International Scientific Conference’, organized by Rawalpindi Medical College to mark its 40th…

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Pakistan Parliamentary delegation visits Maldives to attend 7th SAARC Speaker Conference

ISLAMABAD: Speaker National Assembly, Sardar Ayaz Sadiq will visit Maldives to attend the 7th South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) speaker and parliamentarians Conference, from December 21 to 23. Sardar Ayaz Sadiq is accompanied by a six-member parliamentary delegation comprising MNAs including Tahira Aurangzeb, Mukhdoom Syed Mustafa Mehmood, Sajida Begum, Abdul Rashid Godil, Qaiser…

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Singapore to charge 24 Indian workers for rioting

SINGAPORE: Singapore prosecutors will charge 24 Indian workers for taking part in the city-state’s first riot in more than 40 years, police said Tuesday as the government called for calm and warned against stoking racial hatred. The men face jail terms of up to 10 years plus caning for the hour-long fracas on Sunday night,…