ADB appoints first woman country director Xiaohong Yang to Pakistan
The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has appointed China’s Xiaohong Yang as new Country Director for Pakistan. According to ADB...
Musicians in aquariums make sounds in a silent world
Talk about fluid tunes: A group of innovative Danish musicians submerged like fish in an aquarium have created an...
Ghulam Mustafa Khar joins PTI
Ghulam Mustafa Khar has joined Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) on Monday. Khar made the announcement after meeting Imran Khan at...
Pakistan invites Sri Lankan cricket team to play in Pakistan 5 years after Lahore attack
 Pakistan’s freshly restored cricket chief Najam Sethi said Thursday that his board is inviting Sri Lanka to play a home series, five years after they survived a terrorist attack. The move by the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) came two days after Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapakse promised his Pakistani counterpart Mamnoon... Read more
Pakistani troops, artillery and gunships attack Taliban hideouts
– Pakistani troops, artillery and helicopter gunships hit targets in the country’s tribal areas on Thursday, officials said, in a second day of military action against Taliban insurgents. The attacks in North Waziristan, a militant stronghold on the Afghan border, destroyed hundreds of shops and houses, officials said. They... Read more
PML (N) won PP-136 by-polls in Narowal
Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz’s Col (Retd) Shujaat Ahmed Khan wion the by-election for Punjab Assembly constituency PP-136 Narowal. According to unofficial results, Col (Retd) Khan got 42, 374 votes while PTI Muhammad Wakeel Manj received 31, 314 remains runner-up. Read more
Thai army chief formally announces military coup
Thailand’s army chief announced in an address to the nation on Thursday that the armed forces were seizing power after months of deadly political turmoil. “In order for the country to return to normal quickly the National Peace Keeping Committee comprised of the army, the Thai armed forces, the... Read more
ICC ‘Devastated’ by match fixing leaks
The International Cricket Council (ICC) will investigate how evidence given to a matchfixing probe had been leaked to the media and take action against anyone employed by them if involved, chief executive Dave Richardson said yesterday. The latest matchfixing scandal broke last December when New Zealand media reported that... Read more
Pakistan ball maker to fulfill World Cup dream
It was when he felt the roar of the crowd at the 2006 World Cup in Germany that Pakistani factory owner Khawaja Akhtar first dreamt up a goal of his own: to manufacture the ball for the biggest soccer tournament on the planet. “The people were chanting all around... Read more
broadband users touch 3.35 million mark in Pakistan
The number of broadband users in the country has reached 3.35 million, an increase of around 10 per cent from the previously reported figure of 3.02m. According to latest figures issued by Pakistan Telecommunication Authority, PTCL is still leading the market as it added 317,481 subscribers in the last... Read more
No channel should go off-air, says Rashid
Pervaiz Rashid, the federal information minister, said on Thursday that no television channel should go off-air as the right of expression has to be ensured in a democratic dispensation. He was talking to the media after a meeting with senior anchor Hamid Mir who was injured in a gun attack... Read more
Senior cop Shahid Hayat removed; Thebo appointed AIG Karachi
Additional Inspector General (AIG) Karachi Shahid Hayat among four AIGs and five deputy inspector general (DIGs) serving on Own Pay Scale (OPS) have been removed from their positions via court order. The OPS officers were promoted to senior posts despite their ‘ineligibility’. Ghulam Qadir Thebo has been appointed as additional... Read more
Syrian govt. forces break  siege of Aleppo prison
Syrian troops have broken a year-long rebel siege on Aleppo’s main prison after heavy fighting with al Qaeda fighters and other Islamist brigades,  The anti Syrian govt. mouthpiece SOHR ( the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights) announced earlier today. It said forces loyal to President Bashar al-Assad entered the... Read more
Pakistan wins “Gourmand World Cookbook Award”
Pakistan’s leading independent publishers, Markings, are proud  to announce that their fifth title, also their first dessert based cook book, ‘Deliciously Yours’ by  Pakistani chocolatier Lal Majid of the eponymous Lals Chocolate, has been honoured by the prestigious Madrid base Gourmand World Cookbook Award committee as the Best Pastry... Read more
Tehreema Mitha gives lively dance performance
Poetry in motion is the best way to describe dance movements that are graceful and a pleasure to watch. Those who attended the event showcasing Pakistani classical dance artiste, Tehreema Mitha at Kuch Khaas got the chance to watch her perform live.  The event began a little late and... Read more
Fond remembrances of Parveen Shakir by a contemporary
Glowing tributes were offered to the late poetess Parveen Shakir at a meeting held to mark her contribution to poetry and literature under the aegis of the Oxford University Press (Pakistan) at their bookshop yesterday evening in Karachi. The main talk on the late poetess was delivered by Dr... Read more
eBay hacked!! 145 million users at risk
EBay Inc said that hackers raided its network three months ago, accessing some 145 million user records in what is poised to go down as one of the biggest data breaches in history, based on the number of accounts compromised. It advised customers to change their passwords immediately, saying... Read more