China’s Vice Premier lauds Pakistani media role for promotion of CPEC, BRI
Highlighting the importance of media, China’s Vice Premier Zhang Gaoli has lauded the support and active role of Pakistani...
No Indian boots on the ground in Afghanistan: defence minister
India will not deploy troops in Afghanistan, its defence minister said Tuesday, but promised to boost support for a...
Dawoodi Bohras in the Mainstream
It has been almost 19 years since the Syedna or the spiritual leader of the Bohra community has graced...
TTP accepts responsibility for Pindi attack
Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP)  claimed responsibility for the Rawalpindi attack earlier today. A suicide bomber crashed into a security forces double-cabin vehicle near Rawalpindi today, killing two military officers and three civilians. According to the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR), the military officers were identified as Lieutenant Colonel Zahir Shah and... Read more
Altaf Hussain hospitalised
Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) chief Altaf Hussain underwent medical checkup at London’s Wellington Hospital earlier today.. The medical test showed high blood sugar for which he is under medication. According to doctors, Altaf Hussain was unable to appear for interview to police due to his health condition. The MQM... Read more
England not pleased as Sri Lanka claim ODI series after ‘controversial run-out’
Sri Lanka won the final one-day international in Birmingham by six wickets on Tuesday, a game that will be remembered for the controversial run-out of England’s Jos Buttler, to triumph 3-2 in the five-match series. After winning the toss England laboured to 199 for six but had the dangerous... Read more
Sharapova, Djokovic move into semi finals of the French Open
Maria Sharapova and Novak Djokovic reached the semi-finals of the 2014 French Open after winning their quarter finals yesterday. Maria Sharapova survived a scare against Spain’s Garbine Muguruza. She lost the first set to 1-6 but made a solid comeback into the match and won the remaining two sets... Read more
Taliban release video of US soldier’s handover
The Taliban on Wednesday released  footage of their handover of army sergeant Bowe Bergdahl to US forces after five years in captivity. “Don´t come to Afghanistan again. Next time, nobody will release you,” one of the gun-toting militants is heard telling Bergdahl in the 17-minute video. It shows a... Read more
Big business & industry happy with budget
Businessmen believe the “business- and industry-friendly” budget should spur investments in the manufacturing sector and boost exports. Mian Mohammad Mansha, the chairman of MCB Bank and Nishat Group, was encouraged to see the government cut subsidies and do away with certain tax exemptions. However, he wanted the gov­ernment to... Read more
Govt. announces 11pc increase in defence spending
The government announced on Tuesday an 11 per cent increase in defence spending for the next fiscal. According to the budget documents placed before parliament, the government has allocated Rs700 billion to the armed forces for the fiscal year 2014-15 against the revised amount of Rs629.5bn for the outgoing... Read more
Misbah hails Fitness based central contract
(Reuters) – The Pakistan Cricket Board s (PCB) plans to introduce fitness-based central contracts for the cricketers received a thumbs-up from captain Misbah-ul-Haq who believes the team will reap its benefit in the 2015 World Cup in Australia and New Zealand. The PCB is set to introduce the new contracts... Read more
Three-parent test tube babies only a couple of years away
A British experts scientific panel gave its backing yesterday to potential new 3-way fertility treatments that would for the first time allow ‘genetically modified’ embryos to be implanted into women aspiring pregnancy. The “three-parent” IVF (In vitro fertilisation) techniques are designed to help families with particular genetic faults who... Read more
‘Godzilla of planets’ discovered, weighs 17 times as much as earth
The first ever mega earth,a gigantic super planet with a diameter in excess of 18,000 miles. ie.  2.3 times as large as Earth has now been discovered. It is called  the “Godzilla of Earths.” Astronomers have announced that they have discovered a new type of planet – a rocky... Read more
PM chairs high level meeting over legal assistance to MQM supremo Altaf Hussain
A high level meeting has been underway in Islamabad with Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif in chair, to consult over extending legal assistance to MQM leader Altaf Hussain and other important issues. The meeting is being attended by Federal Minister of Interior Chaudhry Nisar Ali, Raja Zafarul Haq and other... Read more
2 shot dead in Karachi: Body found
At least three people were killed in different violence incidents across the city. A man was killed near Sultanabad area, PIDC when unknown armed men opened fire on him. He died on the spot. In another incident, a man was shot dead in Ajmer Nagri, area of North Karachi.... Read more
Zardari’s  Acquittal plea decision deferred till June 24 in ARY, Ursus Tractors cases
The decision on Asif Ali Zardari’s plea for acquittal in ARY and Ursus Tractors references has been deferred until June 24, as the accountability court judge was on leave today (Wednesday). Meanwhile, Asif Ali Zardari has been summoned for indictment in Cotecna reference. Sources said that the decision on... Read more
Altaf’s London home’s search completed by British police
Police have finished their search of the North London home of MQM chief Altaf Hussain. Sources confirmed that the specialist operations unite left at midnight. The MQM chief’s residence was raided by around 40 specialist unit detectives at dawn yesterday. The control of the house has been handed to... Read more