‘Kwaussie’ named Australian word of the year
Inspired by a dual citizenship crisis plaguing politics in Australia, the term “Kwaussie” — a mix of Kiwi and...
Pakistan has potential for strong economic growth: study
Pakistan has the potential for achieving strong economic growth till 2030, says a study, provided it successfully overcomes five major...
Emir of boycott-hit Qatar to attend Gulf summit: minister
Qatar’s Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al-Thani will attend a crucial summit of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) this...
Saudi Arabia: 6th Pakistani executed in 3 weeks
Saudi Arabia on Thursday executed a Pakistani for heroin smuggling, bringing to six the number of convicted Pakistani drug smugglers beheaded over the past three weeks. The sentence against Amin Allah Zar Gul was carried out in Riyadh after he was “found guilty of trying to smuggle heroin in... Read more
BBZ directs to issue show-cause to Shah, Wasaan over Thar situation
Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) issued show-cause notice to Sindh Chief Minister (CM) Syed Qaim Ali Shah and provincial minister Manzoor Wasaan over negligence  in famine-hit Tharkarpar. According to Bilawal House spokesperson, the notice was issued on directives of the PPP Chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari (BBZ). The spokesman said that... Read more
COAS meets Afghan President in Kabul
Chief of Army Staff (COAS) Gen. Raheel Sharif met with Afghan President Ashraf Ghani Ahmedzai  in Kabul on  Thursday The Director General Inter Services Public Relations, Maj Gen Asim Bajwa tweeted on Twitter According to a military sources, during the meeting with the Afghan President, COAS emphasised that a peaceful... Read more
CJCSC meets Chinese civilian, military leadership
General Rashad Mahmood, Chairman Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee (CJCSC), held  talks with civilian and military leadership in China. According to melitary sources, CJCSC met  Zhang Dejiang, Chairman of Standing Committee of National People’s Congress. General Rashad Mahmood while visting China Institute of Contemporary International Relations, highlighted the convergence of... Read more
KPK Local Bodies election: ROs to be hired from bureaucracy
The Election Commission has decided to appoint Returning Officers (ROs) from Khyber Pakhtunkhwa bureaucracy for local bodies elections in the province. The role of ROs appointed by the judiciary for last year’s general elections had been questioned by the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) and almost all political parties... Read more
PTI MNA Siraj Khan requests speaker not to accept his resignation
Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Member National Assembly (MNA) Siraj Muhammad Khan has submitted a written request to Speaker Ayaz Sadiq, asking him not to accept his resignation. According to sources, Siraj Muhammad Khan from NA-6 constituency of Nowshera, met speaker Sardar Ayaz Sadiq in Islamabad and submitted his written plea.... Read more
“Govt to carry out reforms in govt depts”: PM
Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif addressing the Federal Cabinet meeting, said problems facing the farmers should immediately be addressed. He said the government will soon decide on reforms in public-sector departments. He called for increasing exports of rice and cotton. Both cash crops in Pakistan The PM said Pak China will sign... Read more
Bangladesh pile on 65-run lead over Zimbabwe
Zimbabwe, replying to Bangladesh’s first innings total of 433, were bowled out for 368 before lunch on the fourth day of the second Test in Khulna on Thursday. The tourists, who resumed at 331-5, lost their last five wickets quickly to hand Bangladesh a lead of 65 runs. The... Read more
Ali Zafar to paint graffiti to promote ‘Kill Dil’
After the smashing results of his live sketch of veteran Amitabh Bachchan on Kaun Banega Crorepati,it turns out that the supremely talented actor/singer can also paint as well. In fact before he became a superstar, Ali used to work at the Pearl Continental Hotel’s lobby as a sketch artist.... Read more
Mekaal Hasan Band’s ‘unique’ outlook
Musician Mekaal Hasan has been adding Indian artistes to his band, Mekaal Hasan Band. He holds that this ‘unique band’ includes some of the best talent from Pakistan and across the border. The band, which recently released their new album titled Andholan, has become more adventurous in its writing... Read more
Leader of the Opposition Shah proposes three names for the post of CEC
Syed Khursheed Shah, Leader of the Opposition in the National Assembly, said earlier today that he has proposed three names for the post of Chief Election Commissioner. Talking to media after a meeting with Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, he said that he put forth names including Saeeduz Zaman Siddiqui,... Read more
“Gujrat policeman kills man in custody with an axe:” alleges blasphemy
A police officer yesterday  night murdered a detained man with an axe, later alleging that the man had committed blasphemy. 45-year-old Jhang resident Syed Tufail Haider was arrested a day earlier for wounding two people from a locality in Gujrat. According to police authorities, Tufail came to Madina Syedan... Read more
2 FC men killed, 57 injured in road accident in Peshawar
At-least two officers died while 57 others sustained injuries when a Frontier Constabulary (FC) bus was involved in a head on collision with an  oil tanker on Kohat Road earlier today. FC bus collided with the oil tanker near Zangali checkpost, killing 2 personnel of FC on the spot... Read more
Trade activities resume across Wagah border
Trade activities between Pakistan and India through the Wagah border recommenced early morning today, after a four day hiatus that was due to a deadly suicide attack that killed over 60 people. Goods-laden trucks that have been stuck at both sides crossed the border check posts on each side.... Read more