‘Kwaussie’ named Australian word of the year
Inspired by a dual citizenship crisis plaguing politics in Australia, the term “Kwaussie” — a mix of Kiwi and...
Pakistan has potential for strong economic growth: study
Pakistan has the potential for achieving strong economic growth till 2030, says a study, provided it successfully overcomes five major...
Emir of boycott-hit Qatar to attend Gulf summit: minister
Qatar’s Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al-Thani will attend a crucial summit of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) this...
Germans into the last 8 with historic win
 Germany beat  France 1-0 and secured itself a place in World Cup history on Friday, by qualifying for the semifinals for the fourth straight FIFA World cup tournament. A goal from Hummels in the 13th minute was enough to seal the contest at the iconic Maracana Stadium and the Germans will now... Read more
British Pakistani boxer arrested for street fighting
British boxer of Pakistani origin, Amir Khan, has been arrested after allegedly beating two teenagers in a street fight. According to British media reports, the 27-year-old former world champion and Olympic silver medalist was arrested in the early hours of this morning after an incident in Russell Street, Heaton,... Read more
Allan Fakir’s 14th death Barsi today
The 14th death anniversary of renowned folk singer Allan Fakir was observed today. Allan Fakir was one of the all time greats of Sufi music in Pakistan. Fakir was particularly known for his ecstatic style of performance marked with extreme devotional rhetoric and Sufi dance singing. He was particularly... Read more
Bomb attack in Saddar 2 dead and 3 injured
At least two people lost their lives and three more were injured in a blast on Preedy Street of the Saddar area in Karachi earlier today. The blast occurred outside a mosque in the area right opposite parking plaza, according to reports. Reportedly, the bomb was planted on a motorcycle,... Read more
ThrowBackfrom the past” When the ‘Vital Signs’ were strong
This one is going to make you laugh, not only because this picture is a major blast from the past but also because of how all these maestros (by now) used to look back in the day. On the extreme left is Rohail Hyatt with shorter hair, who is... Read more
Sonya Battla brand shifts leaves Zamzama for E Street
After studying at the American College in London, Sonya Battla studied fashion design from the UK’s famous Central Saint Martin’s. In 1999, she officially opened up an outlet in Zamzama, where she stayed for almost 15 years until recently, when she relocated her studio on E-Street. “I was contemplating... Read more
Shortage of water poses serious threat to rice crop
The rice-growing belt having over 400,000 acres of cultivable land duly irrigated by the Rice and Warah canals and partly by Dadu canal is facing an acute shortage of irrigation water. This was stated by Siraj Rashdi, president of the Sindh Chamber of Agriculture, Larkana chapter, on Thursday. “The... Read more
Sindh mango growers increasingly worried over contaminated shipments issues
Back-to-back interceptions of fruit fly-infested mango consignments which originated from Sindh have worried mango producers of the province, for they have gone the extra mile to improve their farm management practices. Sindh’s mango orchard owners have worked hard with their Australian counterparts and the management of the United States... Read more
TCP takes legal action against 6 sugar mills
The Trading Corporation of Pakistan (TCP) has initiated legal action against six sugar mills for not releasing sugar stocks of the corporation procured a few years ago. The TCP, however, did not disclose the names of the powerful sugar mills owners and the quantity of sugar withheld by them.... Read more
Auditors find massive irregularities in both SSGC, SNGPL
The Sui Southern Gas Company (SSGC) and the Sui Northern Gas Pipelines Limited (SNGPL) are running on heavy borrowing, and auditors have identified a series of financial irregularities in these two public sector companies. The two companies refused to produce documents for audit and never replied to the questions... Read more
Minhajul Quran files petition naming PM, CM Punjab among others over Model Town tragedy
Minhaj-ul-Quran officials on Friday lodged a petition over the Model Town tragedy in a session court Lahore naming Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, Chief Minister Punjab Shahbaz Sharif and former Punjab Law Minister Rana Sanaullah among others. The petition was filed by Minhajul Quran director Jawad Hamid and pleads to... Read more
Ogra approves 5-14pc hike in gas tariff
The Oil and Gas Regulatory Authority (Ogra) appro­ved on Thursday up to 14 per cent increase in the average rates for consumers of the Sui Southern Gas Company Limited (SSGCL) and Sui Northern Gas Pipelines Limited (SNGPL). Ogra has worked out a five per cent increase in the average... Read more
Punjab AG  Mustafa Ramday resigns for ‘personal reasons’
Acting Advocate General of Punjab Mustafa Ramday has resigned from his post on Thursday, citing personal reasons. Mustafa Ramday, who is the son of former Supreme Court Judge Khalil Ramday, was appointed on July 13, 2013. The lawyers fraternity had earlier expressed their reservations over the appointment, saying that... Read more
NWA’s internally displaced persons reaches 5 lakh 72 thousand
The number of Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) over North Waziristan operation reached five hundred seventy two thousand  today.Commissioner Bannu said that the amount of Rs 30 crore has already been distributed and that the distribution of Eid package will begin today (Friday). Read more