Day archives: October 21st, 2016

ALEPPO: A “humanitarian pause” in the Syrian army’s Russian-backed assault on Aleppo took effect on Thursday, but despite a drop in violence there was little sign residents were heeding calls to leave. Moscow said the truce would be extended by 24 hours, and the UN said it hoped to carry out the first medical evacuations …

India’s attempts to isolate Pakistan

ISLAMABAD:  India’s attempts to isolate Pakistan have backfired, Foreign Secretary Aizaz Ahmed Chaudhry told a Senate panel on Thursday. “India wants to use the United Nations platform to defame Pakistan… [but] its efforts to isolate Pakistan have backfired,” he said while briefing the Senate Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs. “In fact, New Delhi itself stands …

IS militants attack Iraq’s Kirkuk in Mosul diversion

IS militants attack Iraq’s Kirkuk in Mosul diversion KIRKUK, Iraq (AFP) – Militant gunmen, some of them wearing suicide vests, attacked the Iraqi city of Kirkuk Friday, an apparent effort to divert the thousands of troops and militiamen closing in on their Mosul stronghold. The assault, together with another further north, left at least 22 …

No arms Race in south Asia

UNITED NATIONS: In an obvious reference to India, Pakistan  has voiced concern over the growing transfers of conventional armaments in volatile regions, saying it has every potential of fueling instability and jeopardizing the delicate regional balance. “South Asia is a sensitive region where one state’s military spending grossly and vastly out-shadows all others,” Ambassador Tehmina …

SC says schizophrenia ‘not a permanent mental disorder’

SC says schizophrenia ‘not a permanent mental disorder’     Last Updated On 21 October,2016 02:18 pm The verdict relied on two dictionary definitions of the term ‘schizophrenia’. ISLAMABAD (Reuters) – Government doctors in 2012 certified Imdad Ali, 50, as being a paranoid schizophrenic, after he was convicted and sentenced to death for the 2001 murder …

ISLAMABAD: Today’s hearing of the case was presided by ATC judge Kausar Abbas Zaidi who inquired why the police had not been able to submit an implementation report on the court’s arrest orders. Expressing his displeasure over the police’s failure to submit the implementation report, the judge directed authorities to carry out the arrests of …