Iran’s Mahan Air to launch Tehran-Lahore flights from Dec 18
Iran’s Mahan Air has announced two weekly flights between Tehran and Lahore from December 18. According to Iranian state...
Modric latest La Liga player to be accused of tax fraud
Real Madrid midfielder Luka Modric has been accused by Spanish prosecutors of tax fraud of up to 870,728 euros...
North Korea tests most advanced missile yet; US mainland in range
North Korea test fired its most advanced intercontinental ballistic yet on Wednesday, putting the US mainland within range and...
ICC defends anti-corruption unit
The International Cricket Council (ICC) has defended the work of its anti-corruption and security unit, despite announcing a review into how the sport cracks down on fixing. A report in Britain’s Daily Telegraph on Tuesday said the ACSU, which does not have the powers of a law-enforcement agency, would... Read more
PIA reduces Umra, domestic fares on PM’s directive
Pakistan International Airlines (PIA), on the directive of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has reduced its fares on Umra and some domestic sectors. The Prime Minister had ordered  PIA to pass on the benefit to its passengers following the reduction in petroleum prices during last three months. For Umra, the... Read more
Pakistan Awami Tehrik to hold rally at Nasir Bagh, Lahore
The Commissioner and DCP Lahore has not allowed Pakistan Awami Tehrik to take out a protest rally on May 11 on Lahore’s Mall Road due to security reasons.The PAT workers will now be holding a public meeting in the city’s Nasir Bagh area. Earlier on Friday, the PAT leaders had... Read more
Former advisor to KP CM lashes out at the PTI
Former adviser to chief minister Yaseen Khan Khalil, who was expelled from the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa cabinet because of alleged  ‘bad performance,’ attacked his own government in the provincial assembly on Thursday when he said that “Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf attacked itself with a drone.” “PTI has promised to bring change. Is... Read more
PM launches solar power plant in Bahawalpur
Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Friday laid the foundation stone of the country’s first solar power project in Bahawalpur. During the ceremony, the premier said that Sino-Pak friendship was exemplary, adding that the views of the Chinese ambassador on the two countries’ cooperation were welcome. He further said that... Read more
Colin Pillinger dies after brain haemorrhage
Colin Pillinger, who has died aged 70 after suffering a brain haemorrhage, is widely known as the man who tried to land Britain on Marsg for a Beagle 3. Beagle 2 was an opportunist attempt, sketched initially on the back of a beer mat, to answer a profound scientific... Read more
Scientists invent new letters for the alphabet of life
Scientists have taken the first steps toward writing the blueprint of life in an alphabet unknown to nature. Until now, biologists who synthesize DNA in the lab have used the same molecules – called bases – that are found in nature. But Floyd Romesberg of the Scripps Research Institute... Read more
‘The Pakistan Four’ premieres in Lahore
The Pakistan Four has premiered to resounding applause at the Fulbright Center in Lahore. The documentary film by Fulbright alumnus Shehzad Hameed is an inspirational account of four Pakistani-American women who challenged cultural expectations on their journeys to fulfill personal and professional aspirations. The Pakistan Four follows award-winning Manhattan... Read more
Murray crashes out in Madrid, out-of-form Nadal through
Andy Murray was overwhelmed 6-3 6-2 by Santiago Giraldo and champion Rafa Nadal showed signs of rustiness before reaching the Madrid Open quarter-finals with a 6-1 6-4 win over Jarkko Nieminen on Thursday. Wimbledon champion Murray, returning to action after a month’s break, showed mental strength to beat Nicolas... Read more
4,500MW power units unutilised due to faults and fuel shortage
More than 4,500MW of electricity generation capacity remained unutilised on Thursday because of various technical, financial and fuel-related problems, with the total computed power shortage hovering at 4,800MW, which translated into about ten hours of loadshedding. A government official told the media that directives issued by the prime minister... Read more
PM invites Tahir & Imran to tea
Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has cordially invited both PTI chief Imran Khan and PAT leader Dr. Tahirul Qadri for a meeting to hear their concerns over alleged vote rigging in Punjab. The PM expressed his views while addressing groundbreaking ceremony of Pakistan’s first 100 megawatt solar power project in... Read more
Govt intends to bring back Swiss billions
A senior government official said today that Islamabad intends to seek details and bring back billions of dollars deposited by high-net-worth Pakistani individuals in Swiss banks. Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf MNA Munazzah Hasan raised a question on the floor of the National Assembly asking what the government is doing to bring... Read more
Potato import may cost over $60m
The imposition of 25 per cent regulatory duty on potato exports and making its import at zero per cent have not made the staple vegetable cheaper in domestic markets. The government issued two statutory regulatory orders (SROs) on May 2 to fix regulatory duty on potato exports at 25pc.... Read more
IPPs plan cut in generation amid rising circular debt
Private power producers plan to start cutting generation on the fresh build-up of their unpaid bills (known as inter-corporate circular debt of the power sector) to the tune of Rs298 billion ever since the government had liquidated the previous debt of Rs480bn at the end of the last fiscal... Read more