Pope Francis takes a rickshaw ride in Bangladesh
Pope Francis at the Apostolic Nunciature enjoyed a rickshaw ride during a visit to St Mary´s Cathedral in Dhaka,...
Amazon brings Alexa from home to office in a new AI push
Amazon announced Thursday it is bringing its Alexa digital assistant to the workplace, expanding artificial intelligence (AI) efforts that...
Nine martyred, 30 injured in Peshawar attack
Eleven people were martyred and around 30 injured in a terrorists attack at the Directorate of Agriculture, Peshawar early...
French directors to hold film festival in Islamabad
The Embassy of France in Pakistan will be hosting a film festival in Islamabad on November 21 and 22, 2014. According to a press release, the festival welcomes a new generation of French directors’ feature films, inspired by social aspects of South Asia. The first film to be screened... Read more
DAY 1 Pak NZ  Test: Pakistan ends day for 269-1 with Shahzad’s ton
Opener Ahmed Shehzad hit a brilliant undefeated ton to steer Pakistan to 269-1 at close on the opening day of the first Test against New Zealand in Abu Dhabi earlier today Shehzad was 126 not out for his third Test hundred — all made this year — but fellow... Read more
Pakistan’s ‘Dukhtar’ and ‘Na Maloom Afraad’ to be screened at international film festival
 Two Pakistani movies, Afia Nathaniel’s drama thriller Dukhtar and Nabeel Qureshi’s comedy thriller Na Maloom Afraad are all set to be screened at the South Asian International Film Festival (SAIFF). SAIFF is the largest film premiere destination for South Asian/Indian filmmakers in the United States. SAIFF took birth in... Read more
Pakistan Vs. New Zealand: pakistan bat first
Pakistan captain Misbah-ul Haq won the toss and decided to bat in the first Test against New Zealand in Abu Dhabi today. Pakistan kept the same side which crushed Australia by 356 runs in the second Test here for their historic 2-0 series win last week. New Zealand entered... Read more
Last 2 Americans freed by North Korea
The last two Americans serving lengthy prison sentences in North Korea were on their way home Saturday after being dramatically freed by the reclusive state following a secret mission by US intelligence chief James Clapper. The surprise release by North Korea of Americans Kenneth Bae and Matthew Miller followed... Read more
Suicide blast kills senior aide in Kabul police chief’s office
A suicide bomber walked into the offices of the Kabul police chief earlier today and detonated his explosives, killing a senior aide in an attack that highlighted poor security procedures in the Afghan capital. Kabul police chief Zahir Zahir told the media that the attacker had penetrated the force´s... Read more
IMF team gives green signal for release of $1.1bn
The International Monetary Fund mission gave the go-ahead yesterday for the release of the fifth tranche of $1.1 billion to Pakistan, possibly before Dec 15. Although Islamabad has missed three performance evaluations, the IMF’s executive board will consider in December whether to release the funds. The go-ahead was given... Read more
Rupee climbs against dollar
The US dollar shed 75 paisa against the rupee in the last two days to stay at Rs102 in the inter-bank market on yesterday. The ups and downs in the dollar prices in the past two months — from a low of Rs101 to a high of Rs103 —... Read more
OGDC shares sale delayed
The sale of 10 per cent shares of the Oil and Gas Development Company (OGDC) has been delayed. The Cabinet Committee on Privatisation and the government decided to postpone the sale during a meeting presided over by Finance Minister Ishaq Dar, according to a finance ministry statement, Dar, who... Read more
Allam Iqbal’s birth anniversary being observed
The 138th birth day of philosopher, poet and the conceiver of idea of Pakistan, Allama Muhammad Iqbal is being observed today. In their respective messages on the occasion, President Mamnoon Hussain and Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif have called for a renewed pledge to follow the philosophy and message... Read more
PTI to hold rally in Rahim Yar Khan today
The Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf is all set to demonstrate its public strength in a rally in Rahim Yar Khan today. The preparations for  public meeting have been completed. The rally will be organized in Khwaja Farid College Ground. The containers, whose atop PTI leaders will sit and deliver speeches, were brought inside... Read more
Five militants eliminated in Tirah air strikes
Pakistan military jets on Sunday morning pounded hideouts of militants in Tirah Valley, killing at least five of the terrorists. The air strikes were carried out after reports of militants’ presence in the compound. The military has vowed to wipe out the strongholds which insurgents have used to mount countless... Read more