Texas set to execute serial killer
Texas was set Wednesday to execute a confessed serial killer who raped, tortured and murdered three girls and a...
Imam’s debut 100, Hasan’s five propel Pakistan to series-clinching win
A century on debut by opener Imam-ul-Haq helped Pakistan beat Sri Lanka by seven wickets in the third one-day...
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau weeps as he pays tribute to Tragically Hip singe
The death of Tragically Hip frontman Gord Downie, a music superstar beloved for songs about culture, small towns and...
Dead Indian guru frozen by devotees
Devotees of a dead guru in India have told the BBC they put his body in a freezer to preserve him as they believe he will return to life to lead them. Ashutosh Maharaj was declared dead by authorities in Punjab on 29 January after a suspected heart attack.But,... Read more
Former senator kills two brothers in Peshawar
An ex-senator Abdul Rehman shot dead two of his brothers over a property dispute here on Thursday. The firing incident took place in Chamkani area of Peshawar. Police have arrested nine accused including Abdul Rehman and his son. In his initial statement to police, former senator accused his brothers... Read more
Gaza militants fire rockets on Israel
The Israeli military says Gaza militants have fired four rockets toward Israel, resuming an onslaught after a lull overnight. The projectiles fired Thursday caused no damage. They came a day after the largest rocket barrage from Gaza since 2012, when Israel launched an eight-day air campaign to stop the... Read more
Massive corruption alleged in Youth Festival Program
The Punjab Assembly turned into a shouting contest after the opposition alleged massive corruption worth millions of rupees in the provincial government’s much-hyped Youth Festival program and demanded probe into it.  Punjab Minister for Sports and Education Rana Mashud Ahmed Khan, after rejecting the allegations, claimed that he had... Read more
Challenges to be overcome through consultations says the PM
Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif said that the government was fully committed to resolve the challenges confronting the country through consultations while meeting a 10-member delegation of Pakistan Ulema Council led by its chairman Allama Tahir Ashrafi on Thursday. “We believe in resolving the issues through consultation as consultative... Read more
Harlem explosion leaves 6 dead, 9 missing according to officials
Six people were killed and 62 injured in the East Harlem explosion that leveled two buildings Wednesday, and the search continues for nine occupants who are unaccounted for, city officials said. Griselde Camacho, 45, Carmen Tanco, 67 and Rosaura Hernandez-Barrios, 21 were confirmed as having died in the incident, with... Read more
IHC grants bail to for former Chairman OGDC
The Islamabad High Court (IHC) on Wednesday granted bail to a former chairman of the Oil and Gas Regulatory Authority (Ogra), Taqueer Sadiq, the principal accused in a multibillion-rupee scam. A two-member bench comprising Justice Riaz Ahmed Khan and Justice Noorul Haq Qureshi accepted the bail plea of Sadiq... Read more
KP CM opens snow festival
The four-day Swat Snow Festival 2014 began here at the Malam Jabba tourist resort on Wednesday. Chief Minister Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Pervez Khattak and General Officer Commander (GOC) Malakand division Major Gen. Javed Bukhari inaugurated the festival. The event was organised by the Pakistan Army aimed to promote tourism in... Read more
Taliban attack on the Kalash almost impossible: KP Govt.
The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government informed the Supreme Court that any Taliban incursion into Pakistani territory from the Afghan province of Nooristan to force the Kalash in Chitral to convert to Islam was almost impossible because the Pakistan Army was regularly patrolling the border. In reply to a suo motu notice taken... Read more
No Pakistani civilians were killed by US drones last year: UN Expert
“I am pleased to be able to report a very significant de-escalation in the use of armed drones by the United States in… Pakistan,” Ben Emmerson told reporters in Geneva. The total number of recorded strikes in 2013 was down to 27 from a peak of 128 in 2010, said... Read more
Drought may hit of the country: Warns Minister
Planning and Development Minister Ahsan Iqbal has warned that Thar like Droughts may hit half of the country if new water reservoirs are not built on a priority basis. He said the planning commission would hold a Pakistan Water Summit at Islamabad on March 20 in collaboration with the ministry... Read more
Dar agrees to increase defence budget
Finance Minister Ishaq Dar and Chief of Army Staff General Raheel Sharif on Saturday agreed to increase the defence budget from 15 to 20 per cent for the coming fiscal year, according to sources. Dar said in view of the country’s current situation, all defence needs would be adequately met,... Read more
Complaint lodged against Jamshed Dasti
A complaint was registered against MNA Jamshed Dasti by a  lawyer who approached the Secretariat police station for this purpose  on Wednesday. The lawyer complained that Dasti was guilty of defaming the country and its legislators, according to police sources. Advocate Mohammad Saeed Khan, the complainant,  stated to the media:... Read more