ADB appoints first woman country director Xiaohong Yang to Pakistan
The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has appointed China’s Xiaohong Yang as new Country Director for Pakistan. According to ADB...
Musicians in aquariums make sounds in a silent world
Talk about fluid tunes: A group of innovative Danish musicians submerged like fish in an aquarium have created an...
Ghulam Mustafa Khar joins PTI
Ghulam Mustafa Khar has joined Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) on Monday. Khar made the announcement after meeting Imran Khan at...
Murderers of Sindh police, PPP workers must be caught and brought to justice: BBZ
Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari  (BBZ) demanded the arrest of culprits behind murders of Sindh police officials and PPP party workers. In a message at Twitter @BBhuttoZardari, BBZ said that ‘NamaloonAfrad” killed PPP’s district office bearer and local councilor Nazir Baloch. He said police personnel and... Read more
LPG prices likely to be slashed by Rs 17.50/Kg
The Liquefied Petrolium Gas (LPG)  price is likely to be reduced by Rs 17.50/ Kg. According to the All Pakistan LPG Distributers Association, prices of domestic-usage and commercial-usage cylinders will lessen by Rs. 206 and Rs. 795 respectively. Manufacturing cost of the LPG, in the international market, is reduced... Read more
Pakistan eye series win after Aussie batsmen fail again
Pakistan tightened their grip on the second Test and the series after the third day’s play against Australia, stretching their overall lead to 370 at stumps in Abu Dhabi on Saturday. Pakistan were 61-2 at the close in their second innings with Azhar Ali unbeaten on 21 and Younis Khan... Read more
Mobile phone services to remain suspended on from 8 to 10 Muharram
The interior ministry has decided to suspend mobile phone services in all major cities on the 8th, 9th and 10th of Muharram. According to initial reports mobile services could be suspended in Karachi, Hyderabad, Sukkur, Khairpur and Larkana, however a final decision is still to be made in this... Read more
Petrol pumps shut across country to protest price reduction
Petrol pump owners across country shut down petrol stations on Saturday to protest the reduction in prices. On the first day after the reduction of fuel prices announced Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif , petrol pump owners cross the country has shut down pump stations. Whereas the operational petrol stations are... Read more
Reema wins US award, asks India to allow Pakistani films in cinemas
In partnership with AAM in 2013, Reema starred in the Pakistani television series Reema Khan’s America, a series which follows the 43-year-old actor as she set out to discover her new country through the eyes of a Pakistani, testing stereotypes about life in the US and exploring what it... Read more
Ali Zafar who will next be seen in Yash Raj’s Kill Dil alongside Ranveer Singh, Parineeti Chopra and Govinda has a lot to be excited about since the song he sang for the movie, ‘Nakhriley’ was released yesterday. The song has been written by Gulzar, composed by Shankar Eshaan... Read more
In the second Test, Aussie captain Michael Clarke asked Steve Smith to mind his ow business we he had a friendly chat to Pakistan batsman Azhar Ali. The incident occurred when Smith, who was fielding pitch side, had a friendly yarn to Azhar, Clarke gave him a rock.  ... Read more
AGP detects irregularities in tax collection
ISLAMABAD: The Auditor General of Pakistan (AGP) has detected irregularities in sales tax, income tax and federal excise duty worth over Rs124 billion during scrutiny of receipts and expenditures of taxes. In its audit report for 2013-14 on Federal Board of Revenue’s inland revenue taxes, the report identified 217... Read more
Muharram processions underway amidst tight security
Martyrs of Karbala mourning processions are being taken out across the country to commemorate the martyrdom of Imam Hussain (AS) and  his companions in Karbala. On the eve of 7th day of Muharram Mehendi mourning processions of Hazrat Qasim (AS) will be taken out to commemorate the martyrdom of Hazrat Qasim... Read more
Fire at State Bank building extinguished
Fire erupted at  State Bank building on I.I Chundrigar Road on Saturday morning. According to the State Bank authorities, fire erupted today morning and firefighters doused the fire after struggle of half an hour. However, only no record has been damaged except few keyboards of computer, fans and cupboards have... Read more
Federal Ombudsperson directs LUMS to sack teacher on sexual harassment
The Federal Ombudsperson has directed the Lahore University of Management Sciences (LUMS) to sack the teacher over sexual harassment. According to details, Federal Ombudsman Secretariat (Protection Against Harassment of Women At Work Place) after detailed investigation  and considering decision of inquiry committee of the LUMS and hearing arguments of... Read more
Lukewarm response to Gadani power projects
ISLAMABAD: The government on Friday received expressions of interest (EoIs) from six international companies for 10 coal-fired power projects of 660mw generation capacity each at PML-N’s flagship Gadani Power Park Project. The government had sought in July this year invitations for setting up of projects to be based on... Read more
Pakistan Oilfields earnings up 15pc
KARACHI: Pakistan Oilfields Limited (POL) recorded an after-tax profit of Rs4.2bn for the first quarter of this fiscal year, translating into earnings per share (eps) at Rs17.62. It represented a growth of 15pc over Rs3.6bn profit (eps Rs15.25) in the year-ago period. Investment analyst Muhammad Affan Ismail at BMA... Read more