Pakistan celebrates modest Eid amid gloom over Bahawalpur tragedy
Pakistan offered Namaz-e-Eid Ul Fitar early Monday morning amid gloom over Bahawalpur tragedy and recent terror attack in Quetta...
5.5 magnitude earthquake hits north-eastern region; no casualties
A 5.5 magnitude earthquake hits north-eastern region early Monday morning. Citizens in Lahore, Islamabad, Peshawar, and surrounding areas in...
Boat in Colombia carrying 150 tourists goes down in reservoir: Air Force
A boat carrying some 150 tourists on a reservoir in Colombia went down late Sunday night, the air force...
Our fight is against the government, not army – Javed Hashmi
Senior PTI leader Javed Hashmi today lambasted the federal government for calling in army in Islamabad under Article 245 of the Constitution. While talking to the media he said “The government has made the army controversial before people” Read more
Zarb-e-Azab Updates: 70 percent areas in Mirali cleared of terrorists
According to Inter Services Public Relations (ISPR), 70 percent area in the suburbs of Mirali has  been cleared of the terrorists while a house to house search is underway in the area. It said that security forces also captured two arsenal factories, explosives and 30 drums full of explosive... Read more
Yet again: Mufti Popalzai might declare double Eid celebrations
The chances are high for the people of KPK  to have two Eids again as the unofficial Ruet-e-Halal committee for moon-sighting is underway at Jamia Masjid Qasim Ali Khan. Mufti Shahabuddin Popalzai, is famous for holding two Eids in the country. *Photo “Geo News” Read more
Blast at Quetta’s Baacha Khan Chowk kills at least one
At least one person was killed and 10 people were injured in a blast at Baacha Khan Chowk in Quetta on Sunday. The wounded have been shifted to Civil Hospital Quetta where three persons are reported to be in a critical condition. Security forces have surrounded the area and the blast site is... Read more
Nisar defends imposition of Article 245 in Islamabad
Federal Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan said that politicising every issue is not appropriate. Speaking at a press conference, Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan said that the detailed statement regarding the imposition of Article 245 in Islamabad was shown in a wrong way. He added that the article has... Read more
Bloody Nasreen to be released in cinemas by 2017
The 27-year-old protagonist of Shahan Zaidi’s graphic novel, Nasreen, is here to fight the ills of society. Clad in a skull-patterned kameez and leggings with a blood-red dupatta around her neck , but what instantly rivets our attention is her holding a gun, signifying that the aggressive yet hot... Read more
Four new Pashto flicks to be released this EID
PESHAWAR:  The posters are up and the word is out. Hopeful publicity campaigns have been kicked off in Peshawar to draw in large crowds for four new movies screening this Eid. “It is during these holidays that most people will come to watch films,” said one of the producers,... Read more
Remittances double in Ramazan
Remittances from overseas Pakistanis have doubled during the last 10 days of Ramazan, and are expected to be around $2 billion during the holy month. The flood of dollars through banking channel and exchange companies produced a fine equilibrium between the interbank and open market where dollar price remained... Read more
Better sales despite high prices
Eid shopping is gaining momentum as improved law and order situation has facilitated buyers to visit shopping centres. Market traders project overall sale of Rs80 billion in Karachi alone as against Rs60-70bn last year. Traders said that like previous two to three years, a large number of people did... Read more
PIA gets fuel efficient Airbus A-320
Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) has acquired another fuel-efficient Airbus A-320 on lease from Ireland for six years as part of its plan to lease six aircraft to improve its performance. Secretary Aviation Mohammad Ali Gardezi said this while talking to media personnel on the occasion of inducting the Airbus... Read more
IS militants dynamite shrine of Hazrat Shish (A.S) in Iraq
Militants from the Islamic State group that controls large parts of Iraq have blown up a shrine in the city of Mosul, an official and witnesses said Saturday. Jihadists destroyed the shrine of Hazrat Shish (A.S) in Mosul, the de facto Iraqi capital of the “caliphate” proclaimed last month... Read more
ISIS jihadists order genital mutilation of all women in Iraq
Jihadists in Iraq have ordered that all women between the ages of 11 and 46 must undergo female genital mutilation, which could affect up to four million women and girls in the war-ravaged country, a UN official said on Thursday. The UN’s second most senior official in Iraq, Jacqueline... Read more
Prisoners involved in petty crimes released ahead of Eid-ul-Fitr
Several prisoners imprisoned for petty crimes have been released by the federal government ahead of Eid-ul-Fitr. In Faisalabad, 199 prisoners were released from all three jails in the city. Jail sources have said that 182 prisoners from District Jail, 14 from Central Jail and three inmates from Borstal Jail were released. District and... Read more
Nawaz lambasts Imran, Qadri
Prime Minister of Pakistan Nawaz Sharif has said that the government will never allow any undemocratic conspiracy to prevail, come what may. Meeting with Pakistan Muslim League – Nawaz (PML-N) representatives Rana Khalid, Chaudhry Majeed and Mohammad Karamat in Jeddah, Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif said that no undemocratic plot will be... Read more