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...
Senior NADRA officials ‘allegedly’ involved in voting fraud in Election 2013
The National Database and Registration Authority (NADRA) had ‘allegedly’ opened dozens of sealed ballot bags of NA-118 (Lahore) to tamper with the polled votes in the May 2013 elections, say officials. PML(N) candidate Maik Riaz had won from NA 118 in the May 2013 general elections but Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf... Read more
Defence Minister not happy with PEMRA’s punishment against Geo NewsDefence Minister Pakistan, Geo News Punishment by PEMRA
The Defence Minister Khwaja Asif was dissatisfied with Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority’s (PEMRA) decision against Geo News. PEMRA had slapped a 10 million rupee fine and 15 day day ban on Geo News on charges of defaming the army and the ISI. The minister has vowed to appeal... Read more
Grand Jirga demands end to military operation in North Waziristan
A grand trial jirga held in Peshawar earlier today, validated the ‘2006 Peace Agreement. The agreement was made between the government and tribes in North Waziristan.  The grand tribal jirga released a joint communique, urging the parties to establish peace in accordance to the agreement signed in 2006. The... Read more
PTI to hold rally in Sialkot
Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaaf will hold a rally, against alleged rigging in the 20143 elections, in Sialkot today More than 35,000 chairs have been set up at Sialkot Stadium in anticipation of large crowds. Earlier, President PTI Punjab Ejaz Ahmed Ch addressing the workers in perpetration for Sialkot rally said  “the... Read more
Polio: 2 more cases reported in Bannu & N. Waziristan
Two more new polio cases have been reported in Bannu and North Waziristan. According to the National Health Centre, 18-month-old Haleema and 22-month-old Madina are the latest polio cases. Total number of polio affected children in Pakistan is 74 as yet. Experts say that polio eradication is impossible in... Read more
200k + fresh  jobs in the US market in May
US employers created more than 200k jobs for the fourth month in a row in May,. The US economy added a net 217,000 positions last month, nearly all from private companies, the Labor Department reported today. It took the total number of working Americans to a new high, surmounting... Read more
SECP registers 482 new limited liability companies
The Securities and Exchange Commission of Pakistan (SECP) registered 482 new limited liability companies in May, a rise of 29 per cent compared to the same month last year, raising the total corporate portfolio to 64,159 firms. The SECP also granted three licences to non-profit associations, said a statement... Read more
$2bn rice export sector completely ignored in budget: REAP
Badly hit by rupee appreciation, the rice sector, which fetches over $2 billion in foreign exchange, has completely been ignored in the budget. Rice Exporters Association of Pakistan (Reap) Senior Vice-Chairman Chela Ram addressing the media at the Karachi Press Club (KPC) earlier today said ‘that the sector was... Read more
Local Smartphone makers to be provided incentives
Finance Minister Ishaq Dar said today that the government would provide incentives to local manufactures of smartphones and IT-related solutions during the next three years. Chairing a meeting with a group of Chinese investors in information technology sector, the finance minister said foreign direct investment (FDI) in IT sector... Read more
Oil found near Jhelum
A major oil reserve has been discovered near Jhelum in Punjab, opening up a new area for exploitation of natural resources. With an estimated production of 5,500 barrels per day, the Ghauri X-1 oil well is expected to be the country’s largest oil-producing well and is likely to start... Read more
Nadal pulverises Murray to set up French Open final with Djokovic
Defending champion Rafa Nadal played excellent tennis to set up a much-awaited French Open showdown against Novak Djokovic with a 6-3 6-2 6-1 clinical destruction of Wimbledon winner Andy Murray in the semi-finals yesterday. World number one Nadal, an eight-times Roland Garros winner, did not concede a single break... Read more
Women’s Hockey World Cup: Australia, Netherlands record wins in respective matches
Australia and Netherlands recorded victories in their women’s hockey world cup matches at Netherlands’ capital The Hague on Thursday. Australia edged past Belgium 3-2 in a nail-biting encounter. Anna Flanagan put the Australians ahead after scoring in the first half but Belgian Stephanie De Groof equalized the match for... Read more
England, Australia record wins in Men’s Hockey World Cup
England beat  Malaysia while Australia defeated Belgium in their Men’s Field Hockey World Cup at  The Hague. England defeated Malaysia 2-0 in their encounter yesterday. Mark Gleghorne scored the opener for the British side in the fourth minute whereas Ashley Jackson scored the second for his side in the... Read more
Ukraine to swear in new president today
Ukraine will swear in its latest president today amid tiny glimmers of hope for a solution to a crisis that has pitted it against its giant neighbour, Russia. Ukraine´s new leader, Petro Poroshenko, will take the oath in Kiev´s parliament the day after he met with Russian President Vladimir... Read more