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Oil tanker tragedy victims trapped in fireball
BAHAWALPUR: Alerted by an announcement over a mosque’s loudspeaker that an overturned tanker truck had sprung a leak, scores of villagers raced to the scene with fuel containers on Sunday to gather the oil. Then the wreck exploded, engulfing people in flames as they screamed in terror. At least 153 men, women and children were killed, with dozens more in critical condition, hospital and rescue officials said. “I have never seen
 
 
Bajwa urges Kabul to ‘do more’ in fight against terror
ISLAMABAD: Chief of Army Staff General Qamar Javed Bajwa has called on other stakeholders in the fight against terrorism ─ particularly Afghanistan ─ to “do more,” according to a statement issued by the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR). Bajwa’s latest statement, made during a high-level meeting, came in the wake of a spate of terror activities, which killed at least 85 people and left many others wounded. “Pakistan has
   
‘Toy’ bomb kills six children in South Waziristan
Peshawar: A bomb resembling a toy killed at least six children on Sunday in Pakistan’s northwestern tribal area bordering Afghanistan, officials said. The bomb exploded while the children were playing with it in Speenmark village in the South Waziristan tribal district. “Six children aged between six to 12 years, all boys, were killed by a toy bomb and two others wounded critically,” a local government official told AFP on
 
 
15,000-strong force deployed for Chinese security
Islamabad: Pakistan has deployed a 15,000-strong military force to protect Chinese nationals working on energy and infrastructure projects in the country, the president said Sunday, after the abduction of a Chinese couple raised safety concerns. President Mamnoon Hussain told visiting Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi in Islamabad that the protection of Chinese citizens working in Pakistan was the “top priority” of the
   
PPP former minister Babar Awan joins Imran party
ISLAMABAD: Former federal law minister of Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) Senator Babar Awan has joined the Pakistan Tehrik-e-Insaf (PTI), severing his 21-year-old association with it. He will also quit as the member of the Pakistan Senate. However, his six-year tenure as senator expires in February next year. PTI Chairman Imran Khan visited Awan’s residence where the PPP leader announced switching sides. “The godfather has managed
 
 
PM’s son-in-law records statement before probe body
ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif’s son-in-law Captain (retd) Safdar on Saturday appeared before the Panama Joint Investigation Team (JIT) to record his statement in the probe against the first family. A large number of Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) workers were present outside the Federal Judicial Academy (FJA), where the JIT holds its session. Tight security arrangements were made on the occasion. Safdar waved to
   
FIA names high-level panel for probe against SECP
ISLAMABAD: A four-member committee of Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) has been constituted to investigate the allegations of tampering of record of the Security and Exchange Commission of Pakistan (SECP) levelled by the Joint Investigation Team (JIT) in its report submitted to the Supreme Court. The committee comprising Hazrat Ali, Ayaz Khan and Tahir Tanvir would be headed by Director of the FIA’s Anti-Corruption Wing
 
 
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