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...
PPP, MQM, PML(N) stage political rallies in Karachi today
Pakistan Muslim League Nawaz (PMLN), Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) and Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) will stage rallies in Karachi...
Cricket: West Indies 278-9 as rain brings early close
West Indies were 278 for nine in their first innings against Pakistan when rain brought an early close to...
Imran Khan vows not leave Islamabad sit-in… Come what may
Chairman Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) Imran Khan has given a call to entire Pakistan to attend the sit-in in Islamabad on November 30. He said that he will not leave the container without Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif’s resignation. “I will continue standing for human rights in Islamabad sit-in”, he claimed.... Read more
1st Test in Dubai: Pakistan in command
 Pakistan s spin bowlers shared six wickets between them to take control of the first Test against Australia despite a brilliant hundred by David Warner on the third day on Friday. Warner smashed 133 for his ninth Test century and his third in as many innings to match the indomitable... Read more
SC accepts two Petition seeking annulment of General Election 2013
Supreme Court of Pakistan (SCP) Friday admitted two identical petitions seeking to annulment of the  General Elections 2013. According to sources, two different petitions were submitted before the SCP by Justice (r) Mehmood Akhtar Shahid Siddiqui and former federal minister Zahid Sarfaraz. Petitioners had requested to declare the General... Read more
Newly discovered ‘goofy dinosaur’ blends Barney with Jar Jar Binks
Nearly 50 years ago, scientists found bones of two large, powerful dinosaur arms in Mongolia and figured they had discovered a fearsome critter with killer claws. Now scientists have found the rest of the dinosaur and have new descriptions for it: goofy and weird. The beast probably lumbered along... Read more
Provinces not up to the mark collection of tax on farm income
As part of the 7th National Finance Commission (NFC) Award, all the four provinces were supposed to improve tax collection, but they fell behind their commitment to collect tax on farm income and real estate to improve the country’s falling tax-to-GDP ratio. It was agreed in the award that... Read more
Wheat imports up as prices fall globally
The import of wheat rose substantially in the July-September quarter of this year, mainly because of decline in world prices. Imported wheat, which is slightly low in quality, is available at Rs3,200 per 100kg in the open market while the locally produced wheat is selling for Rs3,400. Quality of... Read more
SBP launches Rs10bn loan scheme for flood affected farmers
State Bank of Pakistan has announced concessional refinance scheme of Rs10 billion for the revival of economic activities and to facilitate the flow of fresh credit in flood affected areas. The SBP issued a circular for the banks and DFIs and a press release yesterday which said that under... Read more
“Maula Jatt”: Bilal Lashari version all set to roll
Some time it was announced that the iconic Maula Jatt film will be remade by not one but two producers. But the film’s remakes, which are being produced by Bilal Lashari and Faisal Rafi of Crew Motion Pictures, have triggered a controversy. After the original Maula Jatt franchise’s producer,... Read more
Burka Avenger: ‘the lady in black’
“In Pakistan, you can’t just do entertainment for entertainment’s sake. There’s got to be a message,” says Aaron Haroon Rashid, the creator of Pakistan’s first animated superhero series, Burka Avenger. On Thursday, Haroon and the team from Unicorn Black – the production house behind the internationally acclaimed cartoon series... Read more
Operation Khyber 1: 60 militants killed, more than 25 injured in 8 days
Operation Khyber 1 is successfully continued in district Bara and Tirah in Khyber Agency. In the duration of eight days since the operation commenced, at least 60 militants got killed and more than 25 injured whereas more than 100 militants including a key commander surrendered to the security forces.... Read more
Lt Gen Naveed Mukhtar assumes command of Karachi Corps
Lieutenant General Naveed Mukhtar on Friday assumed the charge of Karachi Corps in a change of command ceremony. The change of command ceremony held at the Karachi Corps headquarters, which was attended by the senior officials of Pakistan Army, Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR), said in a statement. Read: COAS makes... Read more
Let´s ´finish the job´ and reach a deal on neuclear weapons, US tells Iran
America´s top negotiator leading talks to curb Tehran´s nuclear ambitions yesterday, called on Iranian leaders to “make the right choice,” saying now was the time to reach a deal. “If Iran truly wants to resolve its differences with the international community — and facilitate the lifting of economic sanctions... Read more
Lone Canadian shooter planned to go to Syria: Police Sources
The shooter who attacked Canada´s parliament in Ottawa was in the city applying for a passport to travel to Syria and he acted alone, the federal police commissioner said yesterday. The man´s killing of a soldier at a cenotaph in downtown Ottawa and the storming of parliament Wednesday were... Read more
Quetta observes shutter down strike today
In the wake of three separate incidents of terrorism that struck Quetta yesterday (Thursday), Hazara Democratic Party (HDP) and Tahafuz-e-Azadari Council announced to observe shutter down strike on Friday. Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam (JUI) and other political parties have also supported the call. Traffic was lesser than the normal routine whereas... Read more