Harry Potter showcased with bones and cauldrons in London
The British Library has conjured to life the magical world of Harry Potter in a new exhibition featuring the...
15 injured in Mastung grenade attack
At least 15 people were injured in a grenade attack in Balochistan’s Mastung on Thursday. According to police, in...
Nawaz Sharif, Maryam Nawaz and Safdar indicted in corruption cases
National Accountability Court indicted former disqualified prime minister Nawaz Sharif, Maryam and Capt (retd) Safdar in corruption cases filed...
PML (N)’s candidate wins PK -45 By election
PMLN candidate Sardar Farid won the by-election of PK – 45 provincial assembly seat on Thursday. According to the unofficial results, PMLN’s candidate Farid secured 29,978 votes whereas the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) candidate Ali Asghar secured a total of 22,104 votes and stood second. The voter turnout was 48%. Read more
Altaf Hussain in “high morale” – Imran Mirza
British Foreign and Common Wealth Office on Thursday granted Consular access to Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) chief Altaf Hussain. Acting High Commissioner of Pakistan Imran Mirza visited Altaf Hussain at London’s Wellington Hospital. According to Imran Mirza, he held a meeting with Altaf Hussain for 20 minutes. According to him Altaf... Read more
Fuel crisis looming ominously as Karachi endures prolonged shutdown
A  fuel crisis is looming large not only in Karachi but in the whole country following two days of supply disruptions. A two-day lockdown of Karachi after the arrest of MQM chief in London has severely disrupted fuel supply operations of the oil marketing companies not only for Karachi but... Read more
Cash hungry Govt increases taxes without even passing the budget
The government on Thursday increased the General Sales Tax (GST) without the passing of the federal budget. In this regard, the Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) has issued a notification. The government has levied a 240% GST hike in five major export sectors with immediate effect. The GST rate... Read more
4 members of banned terror outfit arrested by  Rangers
Rangers arrested four members of a banned terrorist outfit were arrested in the Port city of Karachi earlier today. According to Rangers’ spokesman, they were arrested from Manghopir area of the city. Read more
ECP decides to use electronic vote machines in next polls
The Election Commission of Pakistan has decided to use electronic voting machines in the next general election in the country. The ECP will introduce reforms in the electoral system including use of electronic voting machine and biometric system in next general elections. Read more
Pakistan won’t be given access to Altaf since he is a British citizen
Pakistani government representatives will not be given access to Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) chief Altaf Hussain as he is a British national. Moreover, police had concluded the search of Hussain’s house which had been going on since Tuesday 5:30 am. The MQM Rabita Committee had said on June 3... Read more
Spain’s dominance faces ultimate test in FIFA 2014
Spain’s desire for glory on the international stage is as strong as ever. They are after all the only nation from the continent to triumph in soccer’s global showpiece outside Europe, thanks to their triumph in South Africa four years ago, La Roja got an indication of the task... Read more
Nadal and Murray beat opposition to enter French open semi-finals
Facing a rival who had beaten him the last time they had met, dropped his first set of the tournament against Ferrer. While Nadal improved his mindboggling French Open win-loss record to 64-1, Murray was relieved to silence the pantomime boos that greeted his arrival on Philippe Chatrier Court.... Read more
3 police officers dead, 2 injured in New Brunswick shooting
Three police officers were shot dead and two others injured in a rare case of gun violence in the east coast Canadian province of New Brunswick. Authorities were searching for a suspect.   Read more
‘Al-Qaeda’ linked gunmen kill 12 Yemen soldiers, civilian
Suspected Al-Qaeda gunmen killed 12 Yemeni soldiers and a civilian earlier today in a southern province where troops have been battling the militants since late April, a security official said. The militants attacked a checkpoint near the Shabwa province village of Bayhan with sophisticated assault weapons.  The army has... Read more
New Indian PM Modi and Obama to meet in spetember
New Indian Premier  Narendra Modi will go to Washington for his first meeting with President Obama in September, media reports said today. Modi, who assumed office last month after a landslide election victory, has accepted the invitation from Obama. However the argenda is yet to be finalized.  The election... Read more
Pakistani Film Review: ‘The System’
The young hero in Shahzad Ghufoor’s The System just can’t take it anymore. The corrupt politicians, immoral villains and police, rising expense – makes him very angry indeed, so he does the filmy thing and decides to take them down. Or as he says in his own words: “Main... Read more
Police submits report in court in Lahore honour killing
Police on Thursday submitted its report in Lahore High Court (LHC) regarding the Farzana Parveen murder case outside the court. A division bench of the LHC headed by Justice Umar Atta Bandial heard the case, in which CCPO Lahore Shafeeq Ahmed Gujjar submitted the written report. Farzana Parveen was recently bludgeoned to death... Read more