Vice Admiral Kaleem Shaukat appointed as Vice Chief of the Naval Staff
Vice Admiral Kaleem Shaukat has been appointed as Vice Chief of the Naval Staff . President of Pakistan Mamnoon...
Netflix renews ´Stranger Things´ for third season
“Stranger Things” fans, rejoice: more adventures in the Upside Down are on the way. Netflix said Friday it had...
Lebanon will only survive if Hezbollah disarms: Saudi minister
Saudi Arabia’s foreign minister said on Friday that Lebanon had been “hijacked” by Hezbollah and could only flourish if...
Europe give go-ahead to building mammoth  telescope
The European Southern Observatory (ESO) said yesterday it would go ahead with construction of the world´s most powerful land-based telescope, a behemoth designed to locate planets in other solar systems. Building work on the European Extremely Large Telescope (E-ELT) has been authorised by ESO´s governing body after funding pledges... Read more
Malaysia says 18 deaths could be linked to Myanmar unrest
Police have detained 15 people from Myanmar over a string of gruesome murders in a popular Malaysian tourist destination, and believe the killings are linked to ethnic unrest in their native country. Public anxiety has risen in Malaysia´s historic state of Penang over the past few months as mutilated... Read more
New York race protests continue to escalate
More than 500 people gathered in New York on Thursday for a second night of protests against the chokehold death of an unarmed black father-of-six by a white officer. The crowd descended on Foley Square near New York police headquarters carrying placards saying “Black Lives Matter,” “Racism Kills” and... Read more
American qawwal tours Pakistan
American qawwal party Fanna-Fi-Allah kickstarted their Pakistan tour with a performance in Karachi, showcasing their rendition of the tradition of Sufi music. Led by Qawwal Tahir Faridi on harmonium, the group of nine includes tabla player Aminah Chishti and vocalist Salim Chishti. The group features six US-based and four... Read more
Negotiations between govt, PTI expected to resume on Dec 7
Negotiations between government and Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) are expected to begin from December 7 and other political parties would also be taken into confidence over the progress. The appointment of Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) would automatically trigger progress over other issues. Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has already sent the... Read more
Cotton prices fall though the floor
Cotton prices came crashing down yesterday after reports of higher phutti (seed cotton) arrivals, and an ongoing easy trend on world markets. The undertone was highly uncertain. A 10 per cent growth in cotton output means that around 1.1 million more bales have so far been produced during the... Read more
MQM criticizes Sindh govt in Sindh Asembly session
Lawmakers from the Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) and Muttahuida Qaumi Movement (MQM) today spoke about law and order situation of Karachi and the province, blaming each other for unrest. MQM leader Khawaja Izharul Hasan said that the Sindh government must come out of TV shows and focus on real... Read more
Domestic cement sales rise
Domestic sales of cement increased while exports decreased during the first five months of this fiscal year compared to the same period last year. According to the data released by All Pakistan Cement Manufacturers Association (APCMA), despatches to domestic markets increased by 9.39 per cent while exports decreased by... Read more
Govt focused on development” PM Mian Nawaz Sharif
The government has taken on the agenda of development and reform with strong commitment and leadership specifically focusing on plans for energy and poverty eradication, Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif said yesterday. Talking to World Bank Managing Director Sri Mul­yani Indrawati on the sidelines of the London Conference, the premier... Read more
Winners announced for 2014 Lux Style Awards
The 13th Lux Style awards 2014 was a much more intimate affair which kicked off in the afternoon, followed by a modest announcement of all the winners and then hi-tea. Sanam Saeed won Best TV Actress Satellite for ‘Zindagi Gulzar Hai’. —Photo by Yumna Rafi Fawad Khan won Best... Read more
9639 lives perished in terror related incidents during 2008-2012, MOI informs NA
The Ministry of Interior submitted province-wise details of loss caused due to terrorism from 2008 to 2012 in the National Assembly today (Friday). The House was informed that nine thousand six hundred and thirty nine people lost their lives while twenty four thousand six hundred and ninety nine people... Read more
PM Nawaz meets British premier at 10 Downing Street, London
British Prime Minister David Cameron welcomed Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif to 10 Downing Street today, where they will be holding talks. The premier is on a three-day visit to the United Kingdon where he participated in the Conference on Afghanistan, co-hosted by the governments of the UK and Afghanistan. Afghan President Ashraf... Read more
4 more polio cases reported from FATA, KP & Balochistan
 Four more cases have been reported from FATA, Balochistan and Khyber Pakhtukhwa. According to recent reports, the current figures of polio cases are three hundred and sixty-six. A three-day polio campaign has been started in eleven sensitive union councils of Karachi on Friday. The campaign however could not be... Read more
OGDCL discovers oil, gas in Attock region
Oil and Gas Development Company Limited (OGDCL) has announced discovery of hydrocarbon deposits in its exploratory well Jand no. 1. In a filing with the stock exchange yesterday the oil and gas exploration and production giant declared: “This is the 102nd discovery and a significant landmark achievement.” The well... Read more