PM appoints Dr Musharraf Rasool Cyan as new PIA CEO
Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif  has appointed former bureaucrat Dr Musharaf Rasool Cyan as Pakistan International Airlines’ new Chief Executive...
Indian musician plays guitar as doctors perform brain surgery
Musician Abhishek Prasad strummed his guitar throughout his neurosurgery to help doctors zero in on the part of the...
Linkin Park US tour canceled after suicide of Chester Bennington
Rock band Linkin Park on Friday cancelled its North American tour after the suicide of frontman Chester Bennington on...
Malala donates $50,000 to Gaza schools
Nobel Peace Prize laureate Malala Yousafzai said Wednesday she is giving her entire winnings from a children’s rights award to help rebuild schools in war-ravaged Gaza. The UN Palestinian refugee agency UNRWA, which has launched a massive $1.6 billion appeal for aid for Gaza, said she would be donating... Read more
Three soldiers martyred in Khyber Agency clash
Three security personnel were martyred and four others injured in a clash with militants in the restive northwest, officials said Wednesday. “The incident occurred at Spin Qabar neighbourhood near Bara area of Khyber tribal district when the security forces were carrying out a clearance search operation for suspected militants,”... Read more
OGRA proposes cut in petroleum prices
Oil & Gas Regulatory Authority (OGRA) has decided to reduce fuel prices  upto Rs14/liter. The decision has been taken keeping in view the downward trend of Oil prices in the global market. According to sources,  Finance Ministry a summary sent by OGRA proposed to slashed Petrol price by Rs 9.82 and High... Read more
Syrian rebels cross from Turkey to join Kobane battle
A group of fighters from the rebel Free Syrian Army (FSA) crossed into Syria from Turkey earlier today to join Kurdish fighters defending the border town of Kobane against Islamic State jihadists, a local Turkish official said. The pro-rebel Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, confirmed the information but... Read more
Death sentence awarded to Bangladeshi Jamaat-e-Islami chief
A Bangladesh war crimes court earlier today  handed the death sentence to the leader of Jamaat-e-Islami in a long-awaited verdict. A judge found Motiur Rahman Nizami, 71, guilty of murder, rape and looting during Bangladesh’s 1971 war and sentenced him “to hang by the neck until his death”. Security... Read more
Afghanistan Govt not cooperating with Pakistan Army: DG ISPR
Talking to the media after walking out of Speakers’ lounge where they kept waiting for the verification of resignations at the National Assembly (NA) on Wednesday, Vice Chairman Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Shah Mehmood Qureshi said 25 of the PTI members kept waiting for two and a half hours till... Read more
JI pleads with govt. to refrain from accepting PTI MNAs resignations
A delegation of the Jamaat-e-Islami has called on prime minister Nawaz Sharif and advised the government not to accept resignations of Pakistan Tehrik-i-Insaf MNAs  in Islamabad today. JI Secretary General Liaquat Baloch, who headed the delegation, insisted that acceptance of resignations will worsen the country’s political situation. The meeting... Read more
MQM’s Altaf Hussain to hold key press conference today
According to Muttahida Qaumi Movement’s (MQM’s) British Information Department in-charge Syed Mustafa Aziz Abadi, chief MQM Altaf Hussain will hold an emergency press conference at 6 pm today via telephone at MQM headquarters Nine Zero Karachi. According to the sources, Altaf Hussain would highlight the current political and law... Read more
ANF foils heroin smuggling attempt
The Anti-Narcotics Force (ANF) raided the International Cargo of Karachi Airport earlier today and foiled an attempt to smuggle more than 6 kilograms of heroin. One man accused has also been taken into custody as a result of the operation. According to the details, heroin worth Rs 600 million... Read more
Sweden all set to operate world’s first remote-controlled airport
ORNSKOLDSVIK (SWEDEN ) On a clear day, Per Granquist cannot see forever. But from his perch inside the airport control tower here, he does have an unobstructed view of the future. The big picture is provided from a 33-foot mast where a gray turret holds an array of digital... Read more
Tharparkar draught death toll rises to 36 this month
At least two more new born babies died here on Wednesday pushing the death toll to thirty six in October alone. According to media reports, both the children died at Mithi Hospital and they were not more than a week old. Hospital doctors said that more than 100 people,... Read more
Apex court rejects petitions seeking to annul 2013 elections
The Supreme Court of Pakistan today rejected petitions seeking to annul May 2013 general elections, The petitions were heard by a three-member bench of the apex court, chaired by Chief Justice Nasirul Mulk. After arguments with the counsels of the petitioners, the court rejected the application. The petitions which... Read more
Artist Imran Mir passes away
Imran Mir, an eminent artist and a leading figure of the advertising industry, died in Karachi yesterday, after a prolonged illness. He was 64. He leaves behind his wife and two sons. He was laid to rest in the Defence Phase I graveyard. Imran Mir was born in Karachi... Read more
Folk singer Gulzar Alam launches academy to revive traditional Pashto music
Popular Pashto folk singer Gulzar Alam launched his own academy and audio studio named ‘Awaz’ in Khyber Super Market, Saddar, in Peshawar yesterday. Mr Alam also launched an organisation ‘Pakhto Hunaree Tolana’ (PHT) for the welfare of artistes and singers. Speaking as chief guest at the launching ceremony, noted... Read more