Iran’s Mahan Air to launch Tehran-Lahore flights from Dec 18
Iran’s Mahan Air has announced two weekly flights between Tehran and Lahore from December 18. According to Iranian state...
Modric latest La Liga player to be accused of tax fraud
Real Madrid midfielder Luka Modric has been accused by Spanish prosecutors of tax fraud of up to 870,728 euros...
North Korea tests most advanced missile yet; US mainland in range
North Korea test fired its most advanced intercontinental ballistic yet on Wednesday, putting the US mainland within range and...
At least 120 dead in Nigeria mosque suicide attack
KANO: At least 120 people were killed and 270 others wounded on Friday when two suicide bombers blew themselves up and gunmen opened fire during weekly prayers at the mosque of one of Nigeria´s top Islamic leaders. The attack at the Grand Mosque in Kano, the biggest city in... Read more
Police arrest 15 in fresh Ferguson protests
FERGUSON: Police arrested 15 people in the protest-hit St Louis suburb of Ferguson on Friday in more demonstrations demanding justice for an unarmed black teenager killed by police. There have also been sporadic demonstrations around the United States after a Missouri grand jury decided earlier this week not to... Read more
Fifteen killed in ‘terrorist attack’ in China’s Xinjiang
BEIJING: Fifteen people have been killed and 14 others wounded in a “terrorist attack” in China´s mostly Muslim Xinjiang region, the official Chinese news agency said Saturday. A group of “terrorists” launched an attack on civilians Friday in Shache county, leaving four people dead and 14 wounded. Eleven “terrorists”... Read more
PML-N MNA Ijaz Chaudhry joins PTI
ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Muslim League – Nawaz (PML-N) National Assembly member Ijaz Chaudhry has joined Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI). Ijaz Chaudhry was elected in the National Assembly as an independent candidate from Mandi Bahauddin in the general elections in 2013. He had later joined Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz who had bagged majority... Read more
Fazl calls countrywide protest against JUI-F leader’s murder
ISLAMABAD: Maulana Fazlur Rehman has announced countrywide protest and wheel jam strike against the murder of JUI-F Sindh leader Dr. Khalid Mehmood Soomro on Sunday. Addressing a news conference in Islamabad on Saturday Jamiat Ulema-i-Islam chief said that the state has failed to provide protection to the party workers.... Read more
Index sheds 72 points on political uncertainty
KARACHI: Stocks fell by 72.12 points to close at 31,197.98 on Friday. Investors’ sentiments were held hostage to worries over the outcome of PTI protest on Sunday. It was exacerbated by the plunge in commodity prices in the international market, which pulled down the stocks in heavyweight oil &... Read more
Russian bank offers $1bn credit line to Pakistan
ISLAMABAD: Pakistan and Russia on Friday expressed their determination to remove all impediments in the way of finalising plans and projects already agreed upon. In a joint statement issued at the conclusion of the third meeting of Pak-Russia Inter-Gove­rnmental Commission on Trade, Economic, Scientific and Tech­nical Cooperation in Moscow,... Read more
Pakistan’s first indigenous entry to the Grammys
KARACHI: Pakistani personalities seem to be on a global honour roll, as after bagging Oscars and Emmys, artistes are now heading towards the Grammys. A feat worth lauding, the Tehzeeb Foundation’s music compilation Indus Raag: Beyond Borders has been accepted as an entry for the ‘Best World Music Category’... Read more
Good news for Lahori fans of ‘Jeeto Pakistan’ — the widely popular game show, hosted by the much-adored actor Fahad Mustafa on private news channel ARY, is going to be making its way to the walled city next month . The game show has gained immense popularity fast, as... Read more
Masala Awards 2014: Fawad Khan Bags Best Bollywood Debut Award
It’s double celebration time for the handsome Fawad Khan! The royal Yuvraj Vikram Singh Rathore of Khoobsurat has won the ‘Best Bollywood Debut’ at the Masala Awards 2014, which took place at Madinat Jumeira in Dubai on November 28 (yesterday). And not only that, it’s also his birthday today!... Read more
FPW 2014 DAY 3: Setting the stage for winter wear
KARACHI: Fashion Pakistan Week (FPW) came to an end with 21 Pakistani designers who earned their spurs on the ramp of the three-day event. With memorable fashion trends and moments, the event comprised some of the finest offerings of designer heavyweights. Maheen Khan closed the show with modelling icons,... Read more
MQM leader’s uncle shot dead in Lahore
LAHORE: Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) Central Punjab President Amir Baloch’s uncle was killed in a firing incident at Green Town area of Lahore on Saturday. According to details, Amir Baloch and his uncle were travelling in a vehicle when five gunmen opened fire at them. Baloch remain unscathed in... Read more
PM Nawaz to inaugurate Hazara Motorway today
ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif will lay the foundation stone of the 60 kilometre Hazara Motorway on Saturday. According to a spokesperson of Prime Minister House, Hazara Motorway will be completed within 18 months. The inauguration ceremony will be held at Havelian tehsil of Abbotabad district. The prime minister... Read more
Polling underway in Bhakkar by-elections
BHAKKAR: Voting is underway for the by-election in PP-48 Bhakkar constituency on Saturday. The provincial assembly seat was vacated after the demise of Najeebullah Khan Niazi of Pakistan Muslim League – Nawaz (PML-N). More that 1,13,000 people will cast their votes in the by-poll today whereas 144 polling stations... Read more