Former PM Shaukat Aziz’s son passes away in London
Former prime minister Shaukat Aziz’s only son, Abid Shaukat, died at a London hospital early Sunday. Abid, 43, had...
Speedo Bus Service to be launched in Bahawalpur, Lodhran
Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif says his government is spending billions of rupees for the provision of comfortable and...
Road ire claims life in Karachi
One person killed and three injured on Sunday morning after a vehicle was fired upon at the Sea View...
“Musharraf has to go abroad some day”: Khursheed Shah
Leader of the Opposition, Syed Khursheed Shah said on Friday that General (R) Pervez Musharraf has to go out of the country some day . Talking to media upon his arrival here, Khursheed Shah said if the PTI chairman is stopped from coming to Islamabad, then this could be an... Read more
Imran urges a halt to israeli aggression against palestinians in open letter to Ban Ki-moon
The chairman of Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI), Imran Khan wrote a letter to the secretary general of the United Nations (UN), Ban Ki-moon, condemning Israeli aggression on Palestine and urging the UN to play its role on the issue. Imran Khan said in his letter that, “it is written to... Read more
Notification issued for formation of an ‘Electoral Reforms Committee’
According to sources,  a notification has been issued for the formation of an  electoral reforms committee. Eleven senators have been recommended for membership of the committee. The eleven names are Israrullah Zehri from Baloch National Party (BNP), Ishaq Dar and Rafeeq Rajwana from Pakistan Muslim League – Nawaz (PML-N), Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam’s... Read more
Bad weather likely cause of fatal Air Algerie crash: French  Officer
Poor weather was the most likely cause of the crash of an Air Algerie flight in the West African state of Mali that killed all 116 people on board, French officials said on Friday. Investigators at the scene of the crash in northern Mali concluded the airliner broke apart when it... Read more
The Anams: A boy band like no other
The band called The Anams featuring the brother act of Komail Khaled (vocals) and Ammar Khaled (guitars, production). The teens have since been active on social media and being featured regularly on TV shows in a bid to promote their track. The boys claim to be on cloud nine... Read more
Humaima looks fabulous in Raja Natwarlal promos
Humaima Malik is looking amazing The star has created a buzz in India with her upcoming Bollywood debut, Raja Natwarlal, and continues to add a bit more spice with her chic looks at the film’s promotional events. Humaima Malik was seen sporting a Zara lace skirt and a Mango... Read more
Comedian Mahmood Khan passes away
Renowned Pakistani comedian and stage actor, Mahmood Khan passed away at Mayo Hospital, early Thursday morning. He was 54. Khan was suffering from diabetes and kidney ailment and was being treated at Mayo Hospital, Lahore. He was unable to afford treatment and had requested Punjab government to help him... Read more
EFU insurance group to launch sharia-compliant products
Pakistan’s largest private insurance group will offer sharia-compliant insurance products, or takaful, through its general and life units, adding further momentum to government efforts to expand the Islamic finance industry. Both EFU Life Assurance and EFU General Insurance plan to open takaful windows, a practice which allows firms to... Read more
Bestway buys Lafarge for $329m
The saga of Lafarge Pakistan Cement Limited sale came to an end yesterday when Bestway Cement Limited (LPCL) sealed the deal for buyout of 75.86 per cent shares in the cement company held by the parent Safimo SAS, for purchase consideration of $218 million. The sale price corresponded to... Read more
Stocks close weekend session at all-time high Bull Run
The stock market closed flat yesterday in the last session of the week. Friday being a holiday at the market, investors decided to take profit which saw the index close with addition of a minor 9.32 points at new all-time high 30,474.75. Foreign investors bought a huge $10.83 million... Read more
Garrison City district govt. approves Rs10 billion budget
The City District Government Rawalpindi (CDGR) yesterday approved its annual budget worth Rs10.036 billion for the financial year 2014-15 with Rs275 million allocated for Rawalpindi development projects. The budget was approved by District Development Committee led by District Coordination Officer (DCO) Sajid Zafar Dall at a meeting attended by... Read more
ADB urged to review energy strategy for Pakistan
“Asian governments must make tough choices in energy investments that can provide affordable energy while meeting environmental objectives, especially on climate change”, said an ADB study yesterday. Although some trade-offs are inevitable, these can be reduced by reforms to energy pricing, technological innovation, and access to financing for environmentally... Read more
Punjab hopes for 10m cotton bales from 5.6m acres
Punjab has been able to sow cotton on 5.67 million acres this season, 227,000 acres more than last year’s figure, and it aims to get close to 10 million bales. Out of total 5.67 million acres, only 13 per cent was sown what is termed as early crop. The... Read more
Stimpson wins first gold in Glasgow
England’s Jodie Stimpson won the opening gold of the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow on Thursday on a day when the multi-sport event was hit by the withdrawal of athletics legend Mo Farah. Stimpson, a silver medal winner in the World Triathlon Series in 2013, sprinted clear with 400 metres... Read more