Car production up 6.28% in 11 months, 19.35% in May
The production of jeeps and cars increased by 6.28 percent during first eleven months of the fiscal ear 2016-17...
Faryal Talpur’s former security official gunned down
A former security officer of Pakistan Peoples Party MNA Faryal Talpur, was gunned down on Wednesday. According to police,...
Repealing Obamacare alone would leave 32 million more uninsured: CBO
Thirty-two million Americans would lose their health insurance by 2026 if Obamacare is repealed without a replacement, the US...
No aircraft available for ‘wet lease’ for PIA
Pakistan’s embattled flag-carrier is struggling to hire planes and crew, a company spokesman said Thursday, following deadly incidents at two of the country’s airports. Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) inducted two Airbus A320s into its fleet earlier this week and is expected to take on two more in the coming months.... Read more
Arsalan Iftikhar resigns from Vice Chairmanship of BIB
Arsalan Iftikhar has voluntarily stepped down from the position of Vice Chairman, Board of Investment Balochistan (BIB). The son of former Chief Justice of Pakistan, Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry, forwarded his resignation to the Chief Secretary Balochistan. The Pakistan Muslim League-N government had been facing severe criticism over the appointment... Read more
Dr. Tahir to bring down government within weeks.
Pakistan Awami Tehreek (PAT) chief Dr Tahirul Qadri said earlier today that the present government would be toppled “within a few weeks”. He said he was committed to bringing a revolution in Pakistan, adding that a “People’s Revolutionary Council” would be constituted shortly. The PAT chief called upon people... Read more
Facebook acqires video advert technology firm
Facebook has acquired LiveRail – a tech start-up that helps companies place more relevant ads in the videos that appear on their websites and apps. LiveRail also provides a real-time bidding platform for marketers looking to place ads on online videos. The firms did not reveal the financial terms,... Read more
You can learn a new language even in your sleep
A study conducted at the universities of Zurich and Fribourg has shown that German-speaking students are better at remembering the meaning of newly learned Dutch words when they hear the words again in their sleep. “Our method is easy to use in daily life and can be adopted by... Read more
Libya declares oil crisis over after state reclaims ports
Libya’s acting Prime Minister Abdullah al-Thinni said the government had reached a deal with a rebel leader controlling oil ports to hand over the last two terminals and end a blockade that crippled the OPEC nation’s petroleum industry. “We have successfully reached an agreement to solve the oil crisis.... Read more
Eunuchs on patrol!
If you don’t stop profiteering, you will go to hell!” shrieked Payal, a transgender as she clapped her hands loudly at a poultry seller. “Who are you to say that to me?” came the burly man’s meek response. He knew full well that he was helpless against this moral... Read more
‘Bitcoin could have future’: Russian Central Bank
Russia’s central bank said on Wednesday that virtual currencies such as Bitcoin could have a future but warned that it could move to regulate their use in Russia. “One shouldn’t reject these instruments, perhaps they really have a future, but in our country the criminal world immediately starts to... Read more
CDA, Iesco still at odds over power bill
The Islamabad Electric Supply Company (Iesco) and the Capital Development Authority (CDA) have yet to carry out an investigation to determine how much power the streetlights in Islamabad actually consume. Both entities have been at odds for quite some time over the question of electricity consumption by the streetlights,... Read more
PM approves recruitment on 540 ASF’s vacated seats
Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Thursday approved the recruitment on five hundred forty vacated seats in Airports Security Force (ASF). Prime Minister has directed the training for the force personnel as per the ‘international standards’. He also directed to begin the process as soon as possible. Airports across the... Read more
Six corpses found in NWA
Six bodies of unidentified persons riddled with bullets were found dumped at a roadside in Tehsil Mir Ali’s village, first time after the launch of operation Zarb-e-Azb, sources said on Thursday. According to the latest reports, the identities of the deceased were yet to be ascertained. The dead bodies have... Read more
Asifa & Nabeel: Stepping into new territory
Over time, designer duo Asifa and Nabeel have delved into both prêt and couture.However their forte is bridal couture. The pair has gained momentum for its formals and bridals, and with retail stores opening up left right and centre, the design house shifted their premises from the ever bustling... Read more
Meet Bloody Nasreen – the anti-hero you’re not supposed to like
Female fictional characters conceptualised in the Muslim world are either veiled or portrayed as meek and oppressed in the public eye. However, Lahore-based Shahan Zaidi’s debut superhero can finally help combat these stereotypes. The main character of Zaidi’s English-language graphic novel Bloody Nasreen is a 27-year-old girl from Karachi... Read more
Govt removes Sindh IGP Iqbal Mehmood
The government has removed IG Sindh Police, Iqbal Mehmood, from his office, barely three months after his appointment for the high-level post, on Thursday. According to sources, Ghulam Hyder Jamali has been assigned the charge of acting IG Sindh, whereas Iqbal Mehmood’s services were transferred back to the federal... Read more