Chief of Mission Chinese Embassy visits ISPR
Mr Lijian Zhao Deputy Chief of Mission (DCM) Chinese Embassy visited ISPR today and interacted with DGISPR Major General...
KMC, Bahria Town sign MoU to lift garbage from Karachi
The Karachi Metropolitan Corporation (KMC) and Bahria Town have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to lift garbage from...
Fire erupts in Islamabad’s ‘Sasta Bazaar’
Fire erupted in Islamabad’s ‘Sasta Bazaar’ on Wednesday morning. According to the Capital police, fire has erupted in clothing...
Heartbreaking Final Letter of Reyhaneh Jabbari
Reyhaneh Jabbari, who was hanged in Iran for killing the man she alleged was trying to rape her sent a moving final letter to her mother. —————————————————————————- Dear Sholeh, today I learned that it is now my turn to face Qisas .... Read more
One killed and nine injured in Karachi cracker blast
At least one child killed and  nine people, including six women and a child were injured in a blast near Islamic Research Centre at Ayesha Manzil, on Tuesday night. According to police sources, assailants on a motorcycle lobbed a cracker from the Ayesha Manzil flyover on participants who came... Read more
Waqar warns hurt Australia will bounce back
Pakistan coach Waqar Younis on Tuesday warned his team to be prepared for a backlash from wounded Australia in the second Test. Pakistan thrashed Australia in the first Test by 221 runs in Dubai on Sunday. They now seek their first series win over Australia for 20 years in... Read more
Indian firing in Pounch sector claims civilian life
Indian aggression on Line of Control (LoC)has claimed several lives already. According to security sources,  in a recent event an innocent Pakistani civilian lost his life due to unprovoked Indian firing on the LoC on Tuesday. Read more
Four Karachi airport attack suspects arrested
Pakistan police have arrested four men for planning and financing the deadly attack on Karachi international airport in June that left 38 dead, officials said on Tuesday. The brazen attack on the Pakistan’s busiest airport was claimed by the Pakistani Taliban and lead to the collapse of peace talks... Read more
British PM invites PM Nawaz to attend Afghanistan conference in London
British Prime Minister David Cameron has invited Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif to attend an international conference on economic assistance to Afghanistan to be held in London in the last week of November. According to an official handout, Cameron invited PM Nawaz via telephone earlier today.  The conference is being co-chaired by... Read more
US special envoy meets Sartaj Aziz
US Special Representative for Afghanistan and Pakistan Dan Feldman met Adviser for National Security and Foreign Affairs Sartaj Aziz at the foreign ministry in Islamabad earlier today. Feldman will meet with civilian and military officials as well as representatives from civil society during his visit. The American envoy will... Read more
Salmaan Taseer’s killer incited shooting of mentaly ill blasphemy accused in Adiyala
A policeman jailed for murdering then Punjab Governor Saalman Taseer in a religiously-motivated attack incited a prison guard to shoot an elderly British man convicted of blasphemy, according to an internal inquiry. Mohammad Asghar, whom British doctors say is seriously mentally ill, was shot and wounded by a guard... Read more
India’s apex court slams failure to form  government in Delhi
India´s top court slammed top officials Tuesday for dragging their feet in forming a new government in the national capital more than eight months after the last administration resigned in chaos. New Delhi, a city of some 17 million people, has been without a proper government since February, when... Read more
Studies indicate Cocoa helpful in reversing age related memory loss
Cocoa has been found to reverse age related memory loss and give people in their sixties the memory of a “typical 30 year-old”. In what is a previously unknown benefit of the chocolate ingredient, scientists have found that flavanols — the antioxidants inside cocoa beans reversed age-related memory decline... Read more
Saad Haroon: The 2nd Funniest Person in the World
Pakistani stand-up comedian Saad Haroon secured second position in the final of the first World Famous Laugh Factory’s Funniest Person in the World competition. The contestants faced off in an online voting competition for the prize. During the voting, which started at 7pm (US Pacific time) on October 24... Read more
Robust growth in e-banking
According to the annual payment system review for 2013-14, issued by the State Bank of Pakistan (SBP) on Monday, country’s electronic and mobile banking witnessed visible progress and emerged as fastest growing payment channels among all alternative delivery channels (ADCs) in terms of volume and value. Internet banking shows... Read more
Army Trust all set to buy shares in Askari General
The Army Welfare Trust (AWT) proposes to acquire all shares of the Askari General Insurance Company Limited (AGICO) held by the Askari Bank Limited (AKBL) at Rs25.50 per share, separate filings by AWT and AKBL at the stock exchange on Monday said. AGICO was incorporated in 1995 and is... Read more
Electricity costlier by 83 paisas
Just mere days after the government imposed a 30 paisa per unit surcharge, the National Electric Power Regulatory Authority (Nepra) allowed yesterday, a 53 paisa per unit increase in electricity tariff for all distribution companies, except K-Electric. The consumers will now have to pay an additional 83 paisa per... Read more