16 killed, 19 injured in Lahore’s Ferozepur road blast
At least 16 people were killed and 19 injured in an explosion at the Kot Lakhpat vegetable market near...
Teenage maid recovered from house of anchorperson Gharida Farooqi
Police have recovered a teenage maid from the residence of anchorperson Gharidah Farooqui. Teenage maid’s parents lodged an application...
China warns India not to harbour illusions in border stand-off
China’s defense ministry on Monday warned India not to harbor any illusions about the Chinese military’s ability to defend...
South Asian women take on serious dramatic roles
A trio of films stepped beyond Bollywood song-and-dance to show South Asian women grappling with child marriage, male-dominated sport, and sexual desire of people with disability in their premieres at the Toronto Film Festival. While the stories told vastly different tales, all sought to challenge their home audiences and... Read more
Dr. Qadri launches ‘Go Nawaz Go’ campaign
Pakistan Awami Tehreek (PAT) leader Allama Tahir ul Qadri kicked-off ‘Go Nawaz Go’ campaign by writing it on currency notes. Addressing the participants of Inqalab March in Islamabad on Sunday, Dr. Qadri said “Law and democracy should observe a hunger strike. If there is any conscience left in the nation,... Read more
PML(Q), PAT leaders meet ambassadors of different countries
Leaders of Pakistan Awami Tehrek (PAT) and Pakistan Muslim League- Quaid (PML-Q) separately visited ambassadors of different countries including Canada, Australia, Italy, Bosnia, Cuba, South Korea, Argentina, Uzbekistan and Egypt on Sunday.  PML-Q leaders Chaudhry Shujaat Hussain, Mushaid Hussain and PAT leaders Khurram Nawaz Gandapur, Raheeq Abbasi, Waseem Sajjad separately met the... Read more
Scientists capture the ‘sound of an atom’
 The interaction between atoms and light is well known and has been studied extensively in the field of quantum optics. However, to achieve the same kind of interaction with sound waves has been a more challenging undertaking. The researchers at the Chalmers University of Technology in Sweden have now... Read more
Chinese woman without crucial part of brain living a normal life
In a report published in the scientific journal Brain, Feng Yu and his colleagues at a military hospital in Shangdong province, China, say that the woman is married and has a daughter. She has felt slightly dizzy when walking right from childhood and her speech is slightly slurred. Otherwise... Read more
Azadi and Inqilab Marches have no destiny: Javed Hashmi
Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf’s (PTI) rebel president Javed Hashmi on Sunday said that the Islamabad sit-in protests have no furture and that there would be a massive revolt if Amry tried to imposed martial law. Addressing the media at his his Multan residence, Hashmi said that the PTI leadership should confront... Read more
Azaan Sami Khan writes open letter to dispel rumours surrounding delay of Operation 021
With rumours that Shaan Shahid starrer Operation 021 may be delayed beyond its stated release date of Eidul Azha, the film’s producer on Saturday wrote an open letter firmly reaffirming the that the film will be released on time. According to the letter, Azaan Sami Khan, on behalf of... Read more
“I am Karachi-Youth Festival” wraps up at the Arts Council
The Arts Council Pakistan, Karachi, in collaboration with the Ministry for Youth Affairs, arranged a week long programme ‘I am Karachi – Youth Festival’ on its premises recently. The festive look attracted a large number of youngsters, with nearly 9,000 participants taking part in the seven-day event open to... Read more
Despite being scheduled for September 7, the start of season 7 was earlier delayed owing to the Islamabad protests which were arresting national attention and extensive media coverage. As all-out coverage of the sit-ins in the capital has substantially diminished one month later, the platform has announced its decision... Read more
$7bn debt servicing a challenge to economy
External debt servicing rose to an alarmingly high level as it reached close to $7 billion in FY14 which is almost 80 per cent of the current reserves of the State Bank while the reserves are declining on week on week basis. A recently produced data of the State... Read more
ADB extends support to deal with natural disasters
The Asian Development Bank (ADB) yesterday offered its expertise to Pakistan to deal with natural calamities. During a meeting with Finance Minister Ishaq Dar, the ADB Country Director Leipach said that “we have deep-felt sympathies for the people of Pakistan, and would gladly share our experience in the reconstruction... Read more
Tuwairqi Steel Mills ltd.offers 7% equity to govt
Tuwairqi Steel Mills Limited (TSML) is ready to transfer seven per cent equity to the government as soon as the project becomes viable. The project that was commissioned in May 2013 had to suspend production in November same year as the decision on the supply of feedstock gas at... Read more
Australia commits 600 troops to anti-ISIL war
Prime Minister Tony Abbott said earlier today that Australia would deploy 600 troops to the United Arab Emirates to join the US-led international coalition gearing up for war against Islamic State jihadists. Abbott´s announcement comes two days after Canberra lifted its terror alert level to “high” on growing concern... Read more
“US ´shoulder to shoulder´ with Britain after (brutal) hostage murder”: US President Obama
“The United States strongly condemns the barbaric murder of UK citizen David Haines by the terrorist group ISIL,” Obama said in a statement, using an alternate acronym for the group. “The United States stands shoulder to shoulder tonight with our close friend and ally in grief and resolve. “The... Read more