Abbas asks Pope, world powers, to intervene against US Embassy move: spokesman
Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas on Tuesday urged the Pope and the leaders of Russia, France and Jordan to intervene...
E-commerce in Pakistan expected to boost to $1 billion by 2020: report
The size of Pakistan’s e-commerce market — one of the most important drivers of the digital sector — is...
Russia banned from 2018 Winter Olympics, athletes can compete under Olympic flag
Russia were banned from the 2018 Olympics on Tuesday over state-sponsored doping but the International Olympic Committee said Russian...
Pakistan Foreign Office registers strong protest over cross-border Bajaur attack
Pakistan today lodged a protest with Afghanistan over  cross-border militant fire, which left one soldier killed. “A strong protest has been lodged with the Charge d’ Affaires of Afghanistan over another cross-border attack by terrorists today”, Foreign Office said in a statement on Friday. The Pakistani soldier embraced martyrdom... Read more
Facebook remained inaccessible for more than 30 minutes
 Facebook remained inaccessible for more than 30 minutes and displayed an error message to users who were trying to log on. However, the anomaly has since, been rectified. Previously  Facebook’s homepage and other pages on the site were displaying a ‘Sorry, something went wrong. Millions of users vent their anger on... Read more
“Deliberations continue to on joining Revolution March”: MQM
Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) leader Haider Abbas Rizvi said his party supported the stance of Dr. Tahir-ul-Qadri, the patron-in-chief of Pakistan Awami Tehreek (PAT), adding that protest demonstrations would definitely be organized, but, not at the cost of the political system. Earlier, a six-member delegation of the Muttahida led... Read more
Cross-border fire in Bajaur leads to soldier’s death
A paramilitary soldier was killed earlier today by cross-border fire from Afghanistan in the northwestern mountainous tribal region of Bajaur, military officials said. “A paramilitary soldier embraced martyrdom due to terrorists’ fire from across the border (Afghanistan) near Ghakhai pass in Bajaur this afternoon,” the army said in a... Read more
PTI to hold pan Punjab  workers conventions
Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) in a bid to finalize its preparations for Azadi – march, has announced to hold workers conventions  all over Punjab. PTI Punjab chapter said workers conventions will be held from August 3-6 in different districts of Punjab. According to the schedule, workers convention will be held in Lahore on August... Read more
4 passengers dead, many injured as van plunges into ravine in GB
At least four passengers died and several injured as a van fell into ravine in Diamir district of Gilgit- Baltistan earlier today. Police said that the passenger van was on its way from Rawalpindi to Gilgit, when at Babu Sartop in Diamir it fell into a ravine as the... Read more
Commonwealth Games 2014: England leads medals race
England is leading the medals taly of the 2014 Commonwealth Games being contested in Scotland’s ancient capital, Glasgow. Riveting contests of Athletics, Badminton, Boxing, Diving, Gymnastics, Hockey, Netball, Squash and many other games will be played today. England has 123 medals to their names comprising of 41 gold medals whereas Australia... Read more
Karachi Beach Tragedy: 36  bodies recovered
Thirty-six dead bodies have been recovered from the sea at various beaches of Karachi as of today. The search is still under way for missing beach-goers at various points of Karachi beach. But as time passes hope of finding any missing persons alive has become all but extinguished. Read more
Coke Studio Version 7.0
The wait for the much awaited season 7 of Coke Studio is over and now we finally know what will be happening inside the studio with ‘no strings attached’. Strings have been too caught up with their jamming and pre-release preparations to share any information regarding their first major... Read more
Missing container cases fall after installation of sophisticated tracking systems
No major incidents of pilferage or missing of containers were reported during the past year since the installation of tracking system on Afghan Transit Trade (ATT), said an official report. Around 45,000 containers were tracked by installing security instruments, such as CSD (container security device) and Prime Mover Device... Read more
Tony Rasheed: Journalist/photographer/tvceleb/film actor par excellence
“I’m versatile. I can do five things at a time and do them well,” says Tony Navaid Rasheed. Most of the fans swarming around him at airports and restaurants know him as the saucy film critic of Malai Mar Kay, a segment dedicated to Pakistani cinema in The Nadia Khan... Read more
Raja Natwarlal: Humaima ‘not worried’ about fan reaction
The first song for Humaima Malik and Emraan Hashmi starrer, Raja Natwarlal is out and the first-time onscreen duo can be seen romancing in the rain. Titled ‘Tere Ho Ke Rahenge’, the melodious romance number is sung by  Arigit Singh. The song shows some sizzling chemistry between the svelte Humaima and... Read more
Disastrous situation in power sector
The nine electricity distribution companies (Discos) suffered line and administrative losses of 16.277 billion units during 2013-14, which are 1.172bn more than the previous (2012-13) year, and cost national economy a staggering financial loss of Rs211 billion. According to the sectoral data complied by Pakistan Electric Power Company (Pepco),... Read more
Depleting oil, gas reserves to affect energy security in Pakistan
“The depletion of oil and natural gas reserves, especially in Pakistan, will reduce energy security sustainability in the region, although coal reserves both in Pakistan and India will still be substantial in 2035″, calculates a new working paper released by the Asian Development Bank (ADB). In South Asia, the... Read more