Judiciary do not want a confrontation: CJP
Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP) Justice Mian Saqib Nisar said that the judiciary did not want a confrontation with...
In Mexican cartel country, priests have uneasy ties with narcos
When 15 armed men descended on his church last year demanding a blessing, Father Jesus Mendoza asked them to...
PML-N issues new tickets for the Senate elections
The Pakistan Muslim League–Nawaz (PML-N) issued new tickets for the Senate elections following the Supreme Court’s ruling in the Elections...
295 dead as Malaysian flight MH17 crashes in Ukraine
A Malaysian airliner carrying 295 people from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur has crashed in rebel-held east Ukraine, regional officials said Thursday, as Ukraine’s president said the jet may have been shot down. Malaysia Airlines said it had “lost contact” with flight MH17, which Ukrainian officials said came down near... Read more
Malaysia Airlines plane crashes on Ukraine-Russia border
A Malaysia Airlines passenger plane has reportedly crashed in Ukraine, on the border with Russia. The Malaysian airliner was shot down over eastern Ukraine by militants on Thursday, killing all 295 people aboard, a Ukrainian interior ministry official was quoted as saying by Interfax-Ukraine news agency. The Boeing 777... Read more
Sri Lanka contain Proteas after de Kock´s 50
Rookie batsman Quinton de Kock hit a maiden half-century as South Africa moved to 331-7 at lunch on the second day of the first Test against Sri Lanka today. De Kock, playing his second Test after making his debut in February, hit six fours in his promising 90-ball innings... Read more
Issue of Faizullah’s arrest taken up with Afghanistan
The Foreign Office (FO) said that Pakistan strongly took the issue of Pakistani journalist’s arrest with the Afghan authorities. Yesterday, an Afghan court has sentenced a Pakistani journalist to four years in jail for “contacting terrorists”, officials said. Faizullah Khan, was currently working for ARY news channel. He was... Read more
PM Nawaz visits GHQ, meets General Sharif
Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Thursday visited the General Headquarters (GHQ) where Chief of Army Staff General Raheel Sharif welcomed him. The prime minister was presented with guard of honour on arrival to the GHQ. Defence Minister Khwaja Asif, Adviser to PM on National Security and Foreign Affairs Sartaj Aziz and Minister... Read more
Eid holidays for 4 days this year!
Earlier today the federal Government has announced four holidays on the eve of Eid-ul-Fitr According to the announcement,  Eid holidays will be from July 29 (Tuesday) to August 1 (Friday). The Interior Ministry has issued a notification to this effect. Read more
Do friends have similar genomes?
A study from a controversial pair of US researchers claims that we are more genetically similar to our friends than we are to strangers. Looking at differences between nearly 2,000 people, recruited as part of a heart study in a small US town, they found that friends shared about... Read more
“Why I support Assisted Dying?”:Stephen Hawking:
Cambridge scientist Stephen Hawking is backing the Assisted Dying Bill which is being debated by peers today. The 72-year-old cosmologist said it was “discrimination against the disabled to deny them the right to kill themselves that able bodied people have.” He said safeguards would be needed to ensure the... Read more
Serena Williams heads women´s field for U.S. Open
World number one Serena Williams, coming off a surprise third round loss at Wimbledon, heads the women´s field for the U.S. Open, which starts in New York in late August. Players from 36 countries are represented, the U.S. Tennis Association announced on Wednesday, with two-time defending champion Williams heading... Read more
Sanam Saeed happy at her hit serial “Zindagi Gulzar hai’s popularity in India
Having immortalized strong women-oriented roles on TV screens here, young and multi-faceted Sanam Saeed, known to Indian audiences as Kashaf Murtaza of Zindagi Gulzar Hai, says that while India makes the most of its filmmaking capacity to tell stories, the medium in Pakistan is TV. The 29-year-old is ecstatic... Read more
Strings: A day in entertainment history
This photograph is that of the original members of the popular Pakistani band Strings . Pictured above are lead vocalist Faisal Kapadia (L) and guitarist Bilal Maqsood (R) along with former Strings synthesiser Rafiq Wazir Ali and bassist Kareem Bashir Bhoy. Taken in 1989 during the band’s first photo... Read more
‘Incubator’ exhibition at Sanat art gallery
The exhibition titled ‘Incubator’, a result of the Artist-in-Residence Programme by Sanat Initiative under way at its gallery, is an examination of how Pakistani art wants to stick to its traditional roots and at the same time wishes to move shoulder to shoulder with contemporary trends. Rohail Ghouri’s untitled... Read more
Return on govt bonds raised to attract investment
The government yesterday,increased cut-off yields on Pakistan Investment Bonds (PIBs) to encourage banks and others to invest in long-term papers. However, the current fiscal year’s first auction of PIBs witnessed a fall in investors’ interest as the amount realised was Rs56 billion against the target of Rs100bn. The cut-off... Read more
Dry ports to be set up at three border points
The government has decided to establish dry ports at Tor­kham, Chaman and Wagha border points at a cost of Rs20.196 billion to facilitate trade with neighbouring countries. The project will be completed in 36 months, which will make Pakistan the third country in South Asia after Bangladesh and India... Read more