Drone strike killed three in Kurram Agency
At least three people were killed in a drone strike at a hideout of Taliban commander in Kurram Agency ...
US Embassy to lead Pakistani delegation on power generation
Economic Counselor of US Embassy William Laitinen will be leading a delegation of Pakistani government and business officials to...
Pakistan auctions Sukuk, Euro Bonds worth $2.5 bn
Pakistan has successfully executed US $ 1.0 billion five years Sukuk and US $ 1.5 billion ten years Eurobond...
European Parliament passes resolution against drone strikes
On the morning of February 27, the majority (534 to 49) of the members of the European Parliament (MEPs) voted in favour of passing a resolution that demanded European Union Member States not to “perpetrate unlawful targeted killings or facilitate such killings by other states” and called on them to “oppose and... Read more
Sangakkara hits 103, Sri Lanka beats India
Kumar Sangakkara hit a brilliant 103 as Sri Lanka  overcame India by two wickets in a thrilling last-over finish effectively sealing their second win in the Asia Cup. The victory was set up by spinners Ajantha Mendis and Sachithra Senanayake, who shared seven wickets to restrict the reigning world... Read more
Bhatta mafia more dangerous than Taliban – DG Rangers
DG Rangers Doctor Rizwan stated  that the threat posed to Karachi from the Taliban was not as serious as the threat from land grabbers and extortionists. Meanwhile, Rangers’ personnel conducted targeted operations Federal B area, Garden, Usmanabad, Ranchor lines and several other areas of Karachi and detained over 50... Read more
Imran talks of spreading message of justice to Sindh
Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan said on Friday that he would visit every district of Sindh, admitting his failure to reach out to the impoverished province ahead of landmark parliamentary elections held in May last year. Addressing a gathering here, Khan said that he would spread his message... Read more
Fuel prices take a dive
The federal government today decreased the price of petrol by Rs. 2.73 a liter for the month of March. The drop in fuel price has been attributed to lower international oil price. According to details, the price of supreme/super petrol has been fixed at Rs.110/litre, kerosene oil at Rs.106.76/litre... Read more
Illegal refugees to be sent back – Sharjeel Memon
While talking  to local news channels Sindh Information and Local Bodies Minister Sharjeel Memon stated that illegal Afghanis and others would be sent back to their homes  and the Sindh government would not compromise over security as peace is the first priority. The minister also revealed that extortionists, living abroad, are giving threats... Read more
Govt. sold PIBs work Rs. 247bn
In the 2nd auction of 2014, the government has sold PIBs worth Rs. 247 billion. It is more than four times of the set target. For this quarter Govt. has set target of Rs. 60bn. In the first auction for the 3rd quarter which was held on January 29,... Read more
Aga Khan Compares Sunni-Shia Conflict to Ireland
Speaking to both houses of the Canadian  parliament He said differences between the Shia and Sunni communities have been exacerbated by external factors  To help bring an end to sectarian strife in the Muslim worlds, the Aga Khan said “it is important for (the West) to communicate with both... Read more
18inch Diameter Gas Pipeline explodes
Gas supply to Jacobabad, Kashmore and its adjacent areas was suspended after 18-inch diameter pipeline exploded near Kashmore The blast in the pipeline took place near village Abdul Raheem Bajarani and supply to Shikarpur was also affected.     Read more
GCHQ (British Spy Agency) intercepted millions of people’s webcam chats and Stored still Images
Britain’s surveillance agency GCHQ, with aid from the US National Security Agency, intercepted and stored the webcam images of millions of internet users not suspected of wrongdoing, secret documents reveal. GCHQ files dating between 2008 and 2010 explicitly state that a surveillance program code-named Optic Nerve collected still images of Yahoo webcam chats... Read more
North Korea Fired Four Short-Range Missiles Over The Sea
According to South Korea’s  defense ministry. The North Koreans have fired four short-range missiles into the sea in an  apparent show of force to coincide with the South’s joint military exercises with the US. A ministry spokesman said the missiles, with an estimated range of 200km (125 miles), were fired off... Read more
Morning Briefing (February 28, 2014) on Market and Economy
Extract’s  of Market and Economy Commerce      Ministry has been directed to submit a summary on trade normalization      process with India to Federal Cabinet for final clearance. Fifteen      days to one month extension is expected in the PM’s multi-pronged tax      incentive package expiring today, providing a... Read more
The green team comes through
Pakistan won the 3rd ODI of the Asia Cup by 72 runs. Umar Akmal was declared man of the match because of his unbeaten ton (102). Bating first Pakistan scored 248, while Afghanistan were all out at 176 runs. Umar Gul  and Saeed Ajmal took 2 wickets each and Shahid Afridi got 1 wicket. Read more
KPK  has completed the of delimitation Councils
The KPK government has completed the divided the province into 3,493 village and councils as the government plans to hold local government election in April 2014. Under the Local Government Act, 2013, creation of village and councils is mandatory for local bodies’ elections. The  LG&RDD (Local Government and Rural... Read more