China’s Vice Premier lauds Pakistani media role for promotion of CPEC, BRI
Highlighting the importance of media, China’s Vice Premier Zhang Gaoli has lauded the support and active role of Pakistani...
No Indian boots on the ground in Afghanistan: defence minister
India will not deploy troops in Afghanistan, its defence minister said Tuesday, but promised to boost support for a...
Dawoodi Bohras in the Mainstream
It has been almost 19 years since the Syedna or the spiritual leader of the Bohra community has graced...
Younus Khan makes yet another century as Pakistan declare at 566-3
High-scoring batsman Younis Khan Monday wished his run of big scores had come in Pakistan where international cricket is suspended due to terrorism. Pakistan have been forced to play international cricket on the neutral venues of United Arab Emirates since terrorist attacks on the Sri Lankan team bus in... Read more
World’s first ever supersonic car breaks the 500mph mark
The world’s first ever supersonic car, presently in the making, has breached the 500mph (804km/h) — 50 per cent of the speed the Bloodhound Supersonic car will ultimately travel. The Bloodhound Project started the 12-month countdown last week to its first land speed record attempt and celebrated Jaguar joining... Read more
And Now: An app that tells you how long you will live
A new iPhone app named `Deadline’ claims that instead of just asking you 20 questions about your smoking habits and whether or not you live in an earthquake danger zone, it’ll accurately work out the date of your demise by using medical data from Apple’s new HealthKit app. HealthKit... Read more
Obama arrives in Beijing on Asia tour
US President Barack Obama arrived in Beijing Monday for a regional summit, his first stop on a week-long Asian diplomatic tour. Obama is due to meet new Indonesian President Joko Widodo during the morning, and then address an Asia-Pacific Economic Co-operation (APEC) meeting in the Chinese capital. The president... Read more
Taliban bombs kill 10 cops in Afghanistan
Two Taliban bombs killed at least 10 policemen in Afghanistan earlier today. Officials said the latest attack is against the security forces who are suffering huge casualties as US-led Nato troops pull out. Seven police, including their commander, died when a suicide bomber detonated his explosives next to a... Read more
Afghan president keen on having good relations with Pakistan
Afghan President Ashraf Ghani wants to build real and honest cooperation and friendship with Pakistan during his visit to Islamabad later this week his spokesman was quoted as saying in a dispatch published in the Wall Street Journal yesterday. Reporting from Kabul the newspaper said the visit was aimed... Read more
MI, ISI personnel cannot be part of judicial commission: Dar
Finance Minister Ishaq Dar on Monday said officials of security agencies cannot be included in the judicial commission formed to probe alleged rigging in the 2013 general elections. He was addressing a news conference in Islamabad today along with Federal Minister for Information Pervaiz Rashid and Minister for Science... Read more
47 students lose their lives in ‘suicide bomb attack’ in Nigeria: Police
A suicide bomb attack killed 47 students and injured 79 others early morning today as they gathered for morning assembly at their school in northeast Nigeria, a massacre likely carried out by Boko Haram, police told the media. “There was an explosion detonated by a suicide bomber,” national police... Read more
PM Disqualification: SC bench refers case to CJP
A Supreme Court bench on Monday referred the petitions seeking Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif’s disqualification to the Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP). A three-member bench of the apex court headed by Acting Chief Justice Jawwad S. Khwaja hearing the case at Quetta Registry of the apex court also recommended... Read more
Bulls on rampage: KSE hits all time high!
Karachi stocks hit an all-time high today with an increase of 402.25 points reported to take the 100-share index at 31,332 points. The Karachi Stock Exchange’s (KSE) index moving above 31,000 points is a positive sign towards country’s economic revival. The previous peak of 30,474 points came in July, but... Read more
Na Maloom Afraad’s Kubra Khan to make Bollywood debut with ‘Welcome to Karachi’
Pakistani model and actor Kubra Khan (also known as Rabia Khan), who played the bank manager in the recently released Pakistani hit film, Na Maloom Afraad, is now all set to make her Bollywood debut with film Welcome to Karachi. Kubra said that she was independently approached by the... Read more
Son of ‘Alpha Bravo Charlie’ star dies in Chicago fire
A 10-year-old Pakistani boy died of burn injuries suffered during an apartment fire early on Monday at Kimball Avenue in Chicago. “Both parents of the boy jumped out of the fourth floor to save their lives and are reportedly in critical condition undergoing treatment at a hospital,” Consul General... Read more
“Bollywood is a yes if it’s SRK, a big no if Emraan Hashmi”: Saba Qamar on HSY
Adnan Siddiqui is all for Pakistani actors crossing borders to work in Bollywood, the gorgous Saba Qamar, known for being more straightforward, has slightly different views. In a candid interview on this week’s Tonite With HSY, the two stars shared stories and also threw in impressions of Meera and... Read more
Polio workers refuse to initiate campaign in Karachi
Polio workers on Monday rejected to participate in anti-polio drive in Karachi due to delay in their salaries. According to details, anti-polio campaign by Sindh Government was to be launched today in Landhi, Korangi, Baldia Town and Ibrahim Haidri but polio workers in Ibrahim Hairdri refused to participate as... Read more