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Body exhumed in honour killing probe
ISLAMABAD: Pakistan police on Wednesday exhumed the body of an Italian national over claims she had been murdered by relatives in a so-called honour killing, in a case that has made headlines across Italy. Police in the eastern city of Gujrat launched an investigation earlier this week into the death of Sana Cheema − of Pakistani origin and believed to have been in her mid-twenties − after allegations she had been murdered went
 
 
Provinces, NEC spar over development budget amount
ISLAMABAD: Differences between the federal government and the provinces over the development budget emerged at a meeting of the major economic forum, prompting a walkout by the chief ministers of Sindh, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) and Balochistan. During a session of the National Economic Council (NEC), they demanded of the Centre to present a three-month budget and include their new development schemes. Sindh Chief Minister Murad
   
Security agencies flayed for failure to file sit-in report
ISLAMABAD: Justice Qazi Faez Isa on Wednesday lashed out at security agencies for “failing to produce a new report” on last year’s Faizabad sit-in. After a weeks-long protest at the Faizabad interchange that had disrupted life in the federal capital, the government and protesters reached an army-brokered agreement in November 2017, in which the former had conceded to the latter’s demands. Justice Isa is part of a two-member
 
 
Ahsan dares CJ to prove charges against him
ISLAMABAD: Federal Minister for Interior Ahsan Iqbal on Wednesday told Chief Justice Mian Saqib Nisar that “enough is enough” and asked him to bring charges against him he recently talked about. A few days back while hearing a case relating to appointment of vice chancellors (VCs of universities in Punjab, the chief justice had stated that Dr Uzma was made the VC of a women university of Lahore on Iqbal’s recommendation.
   
Noted actor, director Madeeha passes away
ISLAMABAD: Ajoka Theatre founder, playwright, actor and director of social theatre Madeeha Gohar passed away in Lahore on Wednesday after a prolonged battle with cancer. Married to director, producer and writer Shahid Nadeem, she was the elder sister of famous actress Faryal Gohar and mother of actress, director, and producer Savera Nadeem. Madeeha Gohar had been suffering from cancer for the last three years.
 
 
First milk vending machine to be launched soon
ISLAMABAD: Pakistan’s first automated milk vending machine is going to be launched next month under the aegis of Punjab government. “The basic idea behind introducing this automated milk dispenser unit, built locally at a cost of around Rs0.6 million, is to encourage dairy farmers to sell milk through this vending machine,” Saira Iftikhar, chief executive officer at Punjab Livestock and Dairy Development Board (PLDDB) said.
   
Nisar says opposed army role in Panama JIT
ISLAMABAD: Former interior minister and senior leader of the ruling PML-N Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan, who is estranged with the top party leadership, has claimed that he was against the inclusion of armed forces officials in the Joint Investigation Team (JIT) that probed the Panama Papers cases against ousted Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif. He told a TV channel that when the JIT was being formed, he had asked Sharif to meet with the
 
 
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