Ehsanullah Ehsan confession statement
Inter Services Public Relations (ISPR) has released a video confessional statement of former Tehreek-e-Taliban (TTP) and Jamaat-ul-Ahrar (JuA) spokesman...
Serena to be back on the court after baby
Superstar athlete Serena Williams late Tuesday promised she would be back on the court after becoming a mom, with...
Uber wants to launch ´flying cars´ by 2020
Uber said Tuesday it wants to launch a system of flying cars to move people around cities, with a...
Afghanistan’s military and Intelligence delegation will be arriving tomorrow
Afghanistan’s high-level military and Intelligence delegation will be arriving tomorrow in Islamabad, where matters of mutual concern will be discussed . According to the Foreign Office official, who was talking to journalists in Islamabad today, Pakistan will take up the matter of Taliban hideouts (with the Afghan delegation) that... Read more
Roger Federer beats Stan Wawrinka to reach Semi-finals
Roger Federer booked a place in the semi-finals of SW19 for the ninth time in his career, recovering from dropping the first set of the championships to win in four against his compatriot and friend Stan Wawrinka. It was a hard fought match in which he was stretched to his... Read more
CM Sindh urges officials to administer polio drops to IDPs
Chief Minister Sindh, Syed Qaim Ali Shah today directed the officials concerned to ensure administration of polio vaccine to Internally Displaced families of North Waziristan at entry points of the province. He also directed themto conduct intensive anti-polio campaign specially in vulnerable areas of Karachi, simultaneously, to prevent spread... Read more
Imran Khan’s charges are baseless – UNDP
The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Wednesday ruled out Chairman Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Imran Khan’s charges of ‘disruption’ in its election project on May 11, 2013. “None of our consultants were forced out of Returning Officers’ (ROs) offices on the election day” Country Director UNDP Marc-Andre Franche told local... Read more
Ex. army officers  should be prudent while giving statements – Interior Minister
Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan on Wednesday said the senior retired army officers should be very careful while making statements regarding issues of national security in the backdrop of sensitive situation in the country. Responding to a question about the statement of former Director General ISPR Major General... Read more
Sindh Police kills four TTP leaders in Karachi
Four terrorists linked with a banned militant outfit were killed in a shootout with police in Karachi earlier today. Senior police officer Rao Anwar Khan said that acting on a tip-off, they launched a search operation at the convergence of the Northern Bypass and the Super High Way. Police... Read more
2 major lollywood offerings to be released this 14 August
August 14 will not only mark Pakistan’s 67th birthday, but will also bring with it a breath of fresh air for Pakistani cinema. After a long time, two major Pakistani films will be competing against each other to take the lion’s share at the box office. Zeba Bakhtiar and... Read more
Inflation rises to 8.2pc
Monthly inflation rose to 8.22 per cent in June, according to data compiled by the Pakistan Bureau of Statistics (PBS). The inflation rate crossed government’s annual target of 8pc for 2013-14 compared to 7.38pc in 2012-13. It rose mainly due to increase in prices of food items, especially vegetables.... Read more
Cotton prices fall by Rs300
Cotton prices fell yesterday due to a decline in consumption by spinning mills. According to a dealer, monthly average consumption of the country’s textile sector was between 1.3 million and 1.4m bales, but it has now been plummeted to around 400,000 bales since the start of Ramazan. He said... Read more
Food makers slow to embrace the internet
Grocery manufacturers are struggling to adapt to the online world and need to invest in smarter packaging, presentation and supply chains to reap the long term benefits. E-commerce accounts for just 3.7 per cent of sales for fast-moving items like food, drinks and personal care products, market researcher Kantar... Read more
$2m VHT plant dumped at Expo Centre
A $2 million Vapour Heat Treatment (VHT) plant, imported by the previous management of the Trade Development Authority of Pakistan (TDAP) from Japan in August 2013, was found dumped at the warehouse backyard of Expo Centre Karachi in May 2014 after clearance from the port. Soon after arrival of... Read more
KCCI urges goverment to reduce import duties
Abdullah Zaki, President Karachi Chamber of Commerce and Industry (KCCI), on Tuesday urged the government to cut duties and taxes on imported goods particularly the smuggling prone items. In a statement, the KCCI president claimed that lower duties and taxes would discourage smuggling and misuse of Afghan Transit Trade... Read more
Monetary expansion shrinks in FY14
On the first day of the new fiscal year, the State Bank reported that monetary expansion was much lower than last year; While borrowing for budgetary support was sharply low while private sector borrowing picked up pace. According to a report issued by the State Bank on Tuesday, monetary... Read more
Hundreds of thousands march for more democracy in Hong Kong
Waving colonial-era flags and chanting anti-Beijing slogans, more than half a million protesters took to the streets of Hong Kong to rally for democratic reforms yesterday, organisers said, claiming the largest turnout since the city was handed back to China. The scale of the rally reflects surging discontent over... Read more