Bangladesh executed Motiur Rahman Nizami for masterminding rapes, mass murders, and massacre of intellectuals during the 1971 war. File photo

Punjab wants highest
honour for Nizami

Diplomatic ties between Pakistan and Bangladesh have hit a new low after the war criminal's execution

Turning Points


Md Muslim Chowdhury

Muslim Chy at Sonali Bank helm

The finance ministry’s additional secretary will hold the post until a chairman is appointed

Newspapers containing news about Afghan Taliban leader Mullah Akhtar Mansour are on display at a stall in Peshawar, Pakistan, May 23, 2016. Reuters

Afghan Taliban name new leader

The statement appointing a new leader gives the group’s official confirmation of its ex-leader Mullah Akhtar Mansour’s death in a US drone strike

Bill Cosby departs the Montgomery County Courthouse after a preliminary hearing in Norristown, Pennsylvania, U.S. May 24, 2016. Reuters

​Cosby must stand trial: US judge

The entertainer is accused of drugging and sexually assaulting a woman in 2004