Stunning Lyon, Starc catches floor England
Two freakish Australian catches rocked England´s diminishing hopes of saving the second Ashes Test on a fast-moving third day...
‘Kwaussie’ named Australian word of the year
Inspired by a dual citizenship crisis plaguing politics in Australia, the term “Kwaussie” — a mix of Kiwi and...
Pakistan has potential for strong economic growth: study
Pakistan has the potential for achieving strong economic growth till 2030, says a study, provided it successfully overcomes five major...
“Friends of Taliban, are traitors of Pakistan”: Roars Bilawal
Chairman Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) Bilawal Bhutto Zardari has said that there is no room (in the country) for cowards. He said that PPP is ready to fight terror. He said Nawaz Sharif is his Prime Minister. However, he said that nobody could allow the Prime Minister to use... Read more
Indian ad belittles Bilawal over Kashmir speech
Leading Indian dairy manufacturing company Amul recently released an illustrated advertisement depicting Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) Chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zaradari being banished by Amul’s mascot. It shows a figure which is likely to mean as one representing Bilawal holding a microphone while sitting on the front seat of a... Read more
Coke Studio Season 7 takes Muharram break
Coke Studio Season Seven on Saturday released four songs from its fifth episode on its social media accounts and website before taking a break in respect of Muharram. Coke Studio will recommence from Sunday, November 16, 2014.  The songs released included: Abbas Ali Khan’s  Mujhe Baar Baar from his... Read more
Research shows TV is dominant medium in Pakistan’s media market
The Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG), along with Gallup, conducted a research in Pakistan regarding the use of media in Pakistan and concluded that 76.2 per cent of the people in the country watch the television weekly. BBG is an independent federal agency of the United States government responsible... Read more
‘Manto’ all set for release at year end
Manto, directed by Humsafar famed Sarmad Sultan Khoosat is nearing its last post-production stages and is expected to be released by the end of 2014. Written by award winning playwright, Shahid Mahmood Nadeem, the film is based on the life of renowned literary figure Saadat Hasan Manto and has... Read more
Two FC personnels killed in Bajaur Agency blast
Two Frontier Corps (FC) personnels were killed and two others were injured in a roadside blast in Salarzai. According to APP, an FC water tanker drove over the explosives that were planted on the road, causing the blast as a result. FC personnel along with the injured were transported to a... Read more
Pakistan Man is back Takes on “the Banner”
After defeating the Corruptor, Pakistan Man is back to take on the Banner. The Banner blocked YouTube and is also going to denying the internet users their basic right to information and entertainment. Dressed in Pakistan’s flag-green suit and cap and wearing a truck driver mustache, Pakistan Man is... Read more
Foreign investment falls by 26pc in Jul-Sept
Foreign investment further fell in the first quarter of the current fiscal year. The government is inviting investors from the entire world, particularly from Arab counties and China, but it is facing difficulties in motivating investors. Foreign direct investment fell by 26 per cent during July-September as compared to... Read more
Income Tax collection on demand falls 10pc
Income tax collection on demand fell by 9.9 per cent in 2013-14 from a year ago. According to official statistics, collection on demand, an important component of income tax, dropped to Rs80.582 billion in FY14 from Rs89.427bn. The Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) has established 19 regional tax offices... Read more
WHT on imported used cars not collected claims PAADA
The Pakistan Automobile Assemblers and Dealers Association has claimed that the government had lost over Rs100 million in three months since July as the Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) could not collect withholding tax on imported used cars. In a statement, Chairman Iqbal Shah said that the FBR collected... Read more
Qasim Bagh tragedy: Petition against top PTI leadership filed in Multan court
A petition against senior leadership of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) has been filed in a session court in Multan on Saturday. The petitioner Advocate Malik Khalil seeking registration against PTI chairman Imran Khan, Vice Chairman Shah Mehmood Qureshi, Secretary General Jahangir Tarin, PTI Punjab president Ejaz Chaudhry, party’s southern Punjab president... Read more
Attorney general and Nepra both issued notices in overbilling case
Justice Athar Minallah of Islamabad High Court (IHC), on Friday, issued notices to the attorney general (AG), the National Electric Power Regulatory Authority (Nepra) and power distribution companies on a petition challenging excessive electricity bills. The petition was filed by Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) leaders Asad Umar, Arif Alvi and... Read more
NAB  Mufti Saqib in Rs350m Modarba scam case
The National Accountability Bureau (NAB) Rawalpindi earlier yesterday arrested Mohammad Saqib of M/s Global Concerns in connection with the Modaraba scam case, which is worth Rs350 million. During the investigation it became apparent that the accused in connivance with each other induced the public to invest heavily in their... Read more
UN Security Council exhorts world to step up and help Iraq
The UN Security Council earlier yesterday urged the world to step up support for the Iraqi government and its security forces in their intensifying battle against IS(IL) fighters. In a unanimous statement, the 15-member council condemned the “vicious string of suicide, vehicle-borne and other attacks” in Baghdad and surrounding... Read more