Dr. Asim Hussain leads prayer
Former petroleum minister and close aide of co-chairman Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) Asif Ali Zardari Dr. Asim Hussain led...
Govt re-appoints Dr. Irshad as FBR chairman
The federal government has appointed Dr. Irshad as chairman of the Federal Board of Revenue. According to sources sources, a...
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...
Hundreds of thousands pack Karbala for Ashura
Hundreds of thousands of Shiite pilgrims packed the Iraqi shrine city of Karbala Tuesday, braving the threat of jihadist attack to mark one of the holiest days of their faith. Ashura commemorates the martyrdom of Imam Hussein, the grandson of the Prophet Mohammed (P.B.U.H), by the army of the... Read more
Oil prices slump on Saudi price cuts
Oil prices plunged on Tuesday, with Brent hitting a four-year low after Saudi Arabia slashed its export prices for the US market to counter demand for shale fuels. Brent North Sea crude for delivery in December slumped $2.38 to stand at $82.40 a barrel in London midday deals. It... Read more
Wasim hails ‘incredible’ Pakistan win
Fast-bowling legend Wasim Akram on Tuesday hailed Pakistan’s “incredible” Test series win over Australia — their first in 20 years. Pakistan crushed Australia by 356 runs in the second Test in Abu Dhabi on Monday, taking the two-match series 2-0. It is the first time Pakistan have beaten the... Read more
Christian couple killed for ‘desecrating Holy Quran’ near Lahore: police
An enraged Muslim mob beat a Christian couple to death near Lahore and burnt their bodies in the brick kiln where they worked on Tuesday for allegedly desecrating the Holy Quran, police said. The incident took place at the town of Kot Radha Kishan, some 60 kilometres (40 miles)... Read more
Law-enforcers arrest five terrorists in Karachi
Law-enforcing agencies on Tuesday arrested five suspected terrorists belonging to a banned outfit in Karachi where processions were being taken out to mark Ashura. Sources said the suspects were arrested during a raid conducted on a house in Karachi’s Gulshan-e-Buner locality. The alleged terrorists were shifted to undisclosed location... Read more
Trade on Wagah border route to be back to normal soon
Condemning the Wagah suicide attack in the strongest terms, the business community has expressed its optimism that bilateral trade through the land route will shortly return to normalcy. Soon after the Sunday blast, there were reports that the land route trade between Pakistan and India through trucks could remain... Read more
UN report highlights future of biofuels
As biofuels now account for one per cent of global energy use, a report on the ‘State of the Global Biofuels Market’ released by the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) on Monday says second generation technologies, climate change concerns and economic pressures are shaping the future... Read more
Petrodollars being pulled from world markets for first time in 18 years
Energy-exporting countries are set to pull their “petrodollars” out of world markets this year for the first time in almost two decades, according to a study by BNP Paribas. Driven by this year’s drop in oil prices, the shift is likely to cause global market liquidity to fall, the... Read more
Pay exorbitant premium or wait a year for new Corolla
People, who are booking Toyota Corolla now, will get the delivery in first quarter of 2015 and in some cases even in the second quarter. As a result, investors in connivance with dealers are cashing in on the late delivery situation by providing the car sooner to impatient buyers... Read more
Food sales increase by 10pc in Muharram
Mass preparation of haleem and other items during Muharram has pushed up sales of lentils, spices and other items. Wholesalers and retailers told the media that sales of such items has gone up by 10 per cent as compared to last year. The sale of such items 10 years... Read more
Huge increase in gas tariff on the cards
Amid a controversy over excessive power billing, the government is set to face another wave of public outcry as gas tariff for all categories of consumers, including domestic, is likely to be increased by three to five times in a month or so. The phenomenal increase is anticipated in... Read more
Roadside bomb kills two in Khyber Agency
A roadside bomb killed a paramilitary soldier and a civilian in a restive northwestern Pakistani tribal area on Tuesday, officials said. The bomb went off at Painda Cheena village in the lawless Khyber tribal district, where the army is mounting an operation against the Taliban and other insurgent groups.... Read more
With the majority of his roles being negative ones, he say that “I am known as a versatile actor. I have done positive roles, along with comedy but when it comes to the cinema screen, I am being labelled as one of the best negative role-players which... Read more
Clarke admits spin lesson not learnt
Disappointed Australian captain Michael Clarke admitted his team had not learned their lesson against spin after crashing to their sixth straight loss on the subcontinent against Pakistan on Monday. Pakistan inflicted a 356-run defeat over Australia in the second Test in Abu Dhabi — their third heaviest loss in... Read more