Govt revises fuel prices, petrol price hiked by Rs 1.48 per litre
From the month of December 2017 the government increased prices of petroleum products. According to notification, the price of...
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...
Indian lady doctor comes Pakistan to get married
A beyond border friendship that started on the internet soon turned into love, making an Indian lady doctor come to Layyah and marry the love of her life after leaving everything behind. The couple tied the knot after the bride-to-be converted to Islam, the religion of the groom-to-be. Following... Read more
Top political parties are positive about Nawaz Sharif’s decision to accept Modi’s Invitation
Top parties of Pakistan including PPP, PTI, JUI, ANP and AMP welcomed Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif’s decision to visit India to participate in the oath ceremony of Indian Prime Minister-elect Narendra Modi. PPP co-chairman Asif Ali Zardari said, that the decision was tough but necessary and political leadership should continue... Read more
Suicide bombing mastermind Sabir, and other terrorist commanders killed in North Waziristan operation
According to military sources, the aerial strikes carried out on militant hideouts in North Waziristan. led to the deaths of five terrorists including suicide bombing mastermind Sabir, Uzbek Commander Abu Ahmed and others. Federal Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar on Saturday confirmed that the airstrike carried out in North Waziristan is a... Read more
Zeba Bakhtiar’s ‘Operation 021’ set for release later this year
Pakistan’s spy action thriller, Operation 021, is set for release later this year on Eid-ul-Adha. The film has been produced by Zeba Bakhtiar and her son Azaan Sami Khan, in collaboration with Australian director Summer Nicks. Launched as a project of One Motion Pictures, the film has Shaan starring... Read more
ICC chief says corruption inquiry nears end
Cairns’ lawyer confirmed that he was heading to England on Saturday to be interviewed (AFP) – An inquiry into corruption that has rocked world cricket is entering its final stages, officials said Saturday, as former New Zealand international Chris Cairns was to fly to London to be interviewed by... Read more
New sensor for low-cost medical imaging developed
Researchers have developed a new type of light sensor that could allow medical and security imaging, via low cost cameras. The new ‘multispectral’ light sensor created by a team of researchers from the University of Surrey detects the full spectrum of light, from ultra-violet (UV), to visible and near... Read more
Stem cells may pave the way for treatment of incurable maladies
There is relief for those suffering from liver cirrhosis, osteoarthritis, critical limb ischemia or severe blockage of arteries if stem cell researches under way in Bangalore get the Centre’s nod. Currently, the only approved stem cell therapy in India is that of bone marrow, which is used for patients... Read more
PM Nawas Sharif accept’s Modi’s invitation
Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Saturday accepted Indian PM-elect Narendra Modi’s invitation to witness his oath taking ceremony on May 26. According to PM House spokesperson, Nawaz Sharif will proceed to New Delhi to represent Pakistan in the ceremony. The occasion will provide an opportunity to devise a strategy for... Read more
New software to help identify autism
US researchers have developed a new software that can help spot behavioural markers of autism in infants. Researchers at Duke University have developed a software that tracks and records infants’ activity during videotaped autism screening tests. Their results show that the programme is as good at spotting behavioural markers... Read more
Nawaz approves allocation for Bhasha, Dasu dams, motorways
Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Friday approved allocation for construction of Diamer-Bhasha Dam (4500 MW), Dasu Hydro Power Project (2160 MW), Construction of Faisalabad-Khanewal Motorway and Rawalpindi-Islamabad Metro Bus project. Presiding over a meeting to finalise the Public Sector Development Program (PSDP) allocation for financial year 2014-15 here at... Read more
State bank Rs. 414 billion into banking system
The State Bank on Friday injected Rs414 billion into the banking system to save the banks from a massive liquidity crunch. The banks had been investing in long-term government papers and were short of cash as indicated by the liquidity gap which was over Rs400bn. Last year the gap... Read more
SBP approves 10 agri-finance proposals
The State Bank on Friday announced the results of Financial Innovation Challenge Fund (FICF) Round 2 on promoting innovative rural and agricultural finance in Pakistan, with 10 proposals being approved. The challenge is being held under the UK Department for International Development (DFID) funded Financial Inclusion Programme. The FICF... Read more
Drastic cuts in subsidies planned in coming budget
The government has decided to drastically reduce subsidies in the new budget and squeeze out higher amounts of surplus from the provinces to meet fiscal deficit limits set under international commitments.  Pakistan and the International Monetary Fund (IMF) agreed this month on a fiscal deficit target of 4.8 per... Read more
5.6 magnitude quake strikes Myanmar – China border
A 5.6-magnitude earthquake hit the border between Myanmar and China early on Saturday, geologists said, but there were no immediate reports of casualties or damage. The epicentre of the quake, which hit at 2049 GMT on Friday, was located 65 kilometres (40 miles) southeast of Myitkyina, capital of Kachin... Read more