Dr. Asim Hussain leads prayer
Former petroleum minister and close aide of co-chairman Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) Asif Ali Zardari Dr. Asim Hussain led...
Govt re-appoints Dr. Irshad as FBR chairman
The federal government has appointed Dr. Irshad as chairman of the Federal Board of Revenue. According to sources sources, a...
Overweight Marlon Tapales stripped of off championship
Filipino Marlon Tapales has been stripped of his World Boxing Organization bantamweight title after failing to make the weight...
First Test: Pakistan take charge against Lanka
Younis Khan smashed 177 during a valiant fightback with the lower order batsmen as Pakistan gained the upper hand in the first Test against Sri Lanka in Galle on Thursday. Younis Khan, who came in to bat at 19-2 on the first morning, anchored the innings admirably to enable... Read more
2 PTI workers shot dead in Karachi
Two workers of the PTI were shot dead in Garden area, Karachi  late evening Thursday. According to sources, unknown gunmen opened fire at two people near Garden police check-post.The deceased were identified as the workers of the PTI. PTI Karachi division’s spokesperson has also confirmed that the two deceased were PTI... Read more
China to build lighthouses on disputed islands in defiance of U.S. calls
China plans to build lighthouses on five islands in the South China Sea, state media reported on Thursday, in defiance of calls from the United States and the Philippines for a freeze on such activity to ease tension over rival claims. At least two of the islands upon which China said it... Read more
Prince William set to become ‘air ambulance helicopter pilot’
Britain’s Prince William, second-in-line to the throne, is to start work as an air ambulance helicopter pilot next year, his office said on Thursday. William, 32, was previously a search and rescue pilot with the Royal Air Force and took part in over 150 search and rescue operations. William will be... Read more
Fourth Test: India five wickets down against England
India lost five wickets before lunch after suffering a dramatic top-order collapse on the first day of the fourth Test against England at Old Trafford on Thursday. At lunch the tourists were 63 for five, with captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni — who won the toss — 25 not out... Read more
Nawaz holds meetings with political leaders
Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has had been holding meetings  all day long with the delegations of political parties in Islamabad on Thursday. Sharif held meetings with the delegations of People’s Party, Awami National Party and National Party, Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) After meeting with Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, People’s Party’s... Read more
“Sharif family plan to flee Pakistan”:  Tahirul Qadri
Chairman Pakistan Awami Tehreek (PAT) divulged earlier today  that Sharif family is indenting to flee the country and seek asylum in the United States. Speaking to media in Model Town Lahore, the PAT chief said Sharif family had decided to shift to US and for the purpose they have requested... Read more
Bieber Facetimes Malala, expresses desire to meet activist
In a somewhat  unexpected move, pop icon Justin Bieber took some time out from breaking the law and get in touch  with youth activist Malala Yousufzai over social media, who survived an assassination attempt by the Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) in 2012. Yousafzai was just 15 when she was shot... Read more
“My idea of romance is old-school” claims cross border tv hearthrob Fawad Khan
The hit television drama, Zindagi Gulzar Hai, has catapulted Pakistani actor, Fawad Khan to stardom across the border. According to Hindustan Times, Fawad has claimed he is not yet used to being so admired. “I blush … that’s the effect all the affection has on me,” said Fawad. He... Read more
The Future: Robots set to take over many jobs done by people
Robots and artificially intelligent devices will take over many jobs now done by people, and experts are divided as to whether their spread will do human society more good than harm. The Pew Research Centre said experts see a growing role for self-driving cars, delivery drones, robotic workers, smartphone-based... Read more
Disney toy division’s focus on franchises makes it a star
Walt Disney Co. retail stores these days are  packed with products linked to the company’s famous characters, ranging from Mickey and Minnie to Guardians of the Galaxy, Iron Man and Doc McStuffins. Ten years after being sold off and six years after Disney bought them back, Disney’s 336 retail... Read more
Punjab govt considers putting Qadri’s name on ECL, funds issued to stop PTI’s “Azadi march”
The Punjab government is considering to put Dr Tahirul Qadri’s name on exit control list (ECL). The final decision will be taken tonight. The provincial government has also issued Rs 70 million to police to stop PTI’s long march and PAT’s revolution day. The police have also geared up... Read more
European Central Bank lambasts Hungary over mortgage relief plan
The Euro­pean Central Bank attacked plans by Hungary to ease household debt, warning the move could put the Hungarian banking sector at risk, in a statement issued by the ECB that was made available yesterday. In a legal opinion signed by its president Mario Draghi, the ECB heavily criticized... Read more
Pakistan rejects Afghan allegations of cross-border terrorism
The Foreign Office (FO) earlier today rejected the Afghan government’s statements that accused Pakistan of involvement in cross-border terrorism. Spokesperson Tasnim Aslam in her weekly briefing told reporters that Pakistan has expressed dismay over the string of allegations by Afghanistan’s National Security Council and Ministry of Foreign Affairs maligning Pakistan’s security institutions. “Pakistan... Read more