The ‘Facilitator’ of Data Darbar suicide blast has been captured

In a major operation, the Counter Terr­orism Department (CTD) of Punjab and Intelligence Bureau have arrested the “facilitator” of Data Darbar suicide attack.

A senior official who is part of the joint operation toldthe media that law enforcement agencies arrested Moh­sin Khan, son of Beh­ram Khan, who belongs to Shab­qadar area in Charsadda.

White House directs former lawyer not to testify

The White House has directed one of its former legal advisers not to testify to a congressional committee about special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation. The Democratic-led House Judiciary Committee has issued a legal order for Donald McGahn to appear on Tuesday.

A member of the committee said an impeachment inquiry against President Donald Trump would be warranted if Mr McGahn does not testify. Mr McGahn told Mr Mueller that Mr Trump repeatedly tried to thwart his inquiry.

Niki Lauda, Austrian Formula 1 legend, has died at 70

Three-time Formula 1 world champion Niki Lauda has died at the age of 70, his family says, nine months after undergoing a lung transplant. The legendary Austrian took the title for Ferrari in 1975 and 1977 and McLaren in 1984.

For many, he will be remembered for his remarkable recovery and return to racing after being badly burned in a crash in the 1976 German Grand Prix. “[He was] a role model and a benchmark for all of us,” his family said.

Raza Aslan will be speaking in Karachi next month

The world-renowned writer, commentator and professor, Dr Reza Aslan, is coming to Karachi! Aslan, who also attended Lahore Literary Festival last year will be giving a talk on “Why Do We Believe” as part of Habib University’s fifth Yohsin Lecture.Raza Aslan is the author of bestsellers like Zealot: The Life and Times of Jesus of Nazareth and No God but God: The Origins, Evolution, and Future of Islam, which have been translated into dozens of languages around the world. He is also a recipient of the prestigious James Joyce Award. Born in Iran, he now lives in Los Angeles.

Intel and Qualcomm also cut off Huawei

After losing its Android license, Huawei is reportedly losing support from the major chipmakers as well. As reported by Bloomberg, manufacturers including Intel Corp., Qualcomm Inc., and Broadcom Inc. have told their employees that they will not supply their components to Huawei until further notice.

The suspension from the chipmakers came right after Google cut off Android’s license to Huawei, following an executive order from the Trump administration prohibiting US organizations from using telecommunications equipment manufactured by the companies which pose a security risk to the country.