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...
“Military courts are not the Pak army’s wish”: Gen. Sharif
Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Raheel Sharif said earlier today that the war against terror calls for extraordinary decisions and that establishment of army courts is not the Pak Army’s wish but it is the need of the time. He expressed these views in the All Parties Conference... Read more
Constitution to be amended to allow military courts
Pakistan will constitute anti-terror military courts after a number of amendments in a spate of legislation. “The political and military leadership of the country agreed on amending Protection of Pakistan Act, Army Act, Navy Act, and Air Force Act in order to set special military courts in motion,” said... Read more
Pak boat self immolates up after being chased by Indian Navy
The crew of an alleged Pakistani fishing boat blew up and sank their vessel after trying to evade capture at the hands of the Indian navy in a high-speed chase at sea, officials said Friday. All four people on board the vessel from Keti Bunder, near Karachi are believed... Read more
Civil society awaiting arrest of Laal Masjid cleric
Civil society activists, (led by Quaid-e-Jawan Jibran Nasir ) who held a number of protests against Maulana Abdul Aziz of Lal Masjid and even had a FIR registered against him, have decided to give a break to their campaign and concentrate on social media. Jibran Nasir, the main organiser... Read more
Gambian president survives coup attempt
Dozens of military personnel and civilians were arrested and a large cache of weapons and explosives found after an alleged coup attempt in the Gambia, an intelligence source said. The suspects have been interrogated and were being held in “four villas” in or near the tiny west African nation’s... Read more
Ali Zafar cancelled New Year Concert
In light on the harrowing Peshawar school attack, which claimed the lives of 141 people, including 132 children, singer-actor Ali Zafar cancelled his New Year’s Eve concert in Durban, South Africa. Ali, who recently featured in Kill Dil, is still reeling from the tragedy. “Considering that the Peshawar massacre... Read more
“Bloodhound Supersonic”: Gearing up to challenge land speed record
A jet engine – normally found in the Eurofighter Typhoon and a cluster of Nammo hybrid rockets – developed to power the next generation of space launchers, will help the world’s first ever supersonic car, “Blood Hound supersonic”  presently in the making, breach the 1000 miles per hour (1,609km/h)... Read more
Abandoned ship with 450 illegal migrants rescued by Italian coast guard
A ship carrying hundreds of migrants was on  being towed towards the southern Italian coast as fears grew that the human traffickers operating in the Mediterranean had found a new and ruthlessly effective way of combating the cancellation of Italy’s search and rescue policy, known as Operation Mare Nostrum. The... Read more
Grenade Attack in Lyari: Woman dead 2 injured
A grenade attack in Karachi’s Lyari area, left one dead and two injured earlier today. The grenade was hurled at Kamila stop in Lyari by unidentified men and resulted in the death of one woman and injuries to two others, including a young girl. Lyari has been subject to... Read more
PM Sharif suspends police officers for releasing ASWJ leader
Two city police officers have been suspended for releasing a leader of a proscribed outfit  who was caught overnight but released after a civil judge granted him bail yesterday. In a late night move, Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif ordered the suspension of Senior Superintendent of Islamabad Police Asmatullah Junejo... Read more
More then 76,000 dead in bloodiest year of Syrian war
More than 76,000 people were killed in Syria’s brutal conflict in 2014, making it the bloodiest year yet in the country’s nearly four-year war, a pro-rebel monitoring group claimed yesterday.   The conflict that began in March 2011 shows no sign of abating, with President Bashar al-Assad making a... Read more
PM asks President to reject mercy applications of 5 more convicts
Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif today  wrote a letter to President Mamnoon Hussain, urging him to reject the mercy petitions of five condemned prisoners who were convicted for their involvement in terrorism cases. The convicts include: Muhammad Ikramul Haq alias Lahori alias Farooq Haider (son of Bashir Ahmed) Ahmed Ali... Read more
SBP’s reserves down 0.57%,  at $10,305m
Foreign exchange reserves held by the State Bank of Pakistan (SBP) decreased 0.57% on a weekly basis on December 26, according to a report released by the central bank yesterday. SBP’s liquid foreign exchange reserves decreased by $60 million to $10,305 million compared to $10,365 million in the preceding... Read more
EOBI restructuring: Ishaq Dar to sets up committee
The government has set up a committee to restructure the Employees Old-Age Benefit Institution (EOBI) after having realised that merely ‘ordering’ an increase in pensions for retirees was not sufficient to implement the decision. In June 2013, the government announced that it would increase pensions of retirees insured by... Read more