Dr. Asim Hussain leads prayer
Former petroleum minister and close aide of co-chairman Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) Asif Ali Zardari Dr. Asim Hussain led...
Govt re-appoints Dr. Irshad as FBR chairman
The federal government has appointed Dr. Irshad as chairman of the Federal Board of Revenue. According to sources sources, a...
Overweight Marlon Tapales stripped of off championship
Filipino Marlon Tapales has been stripped of his World Boxing Organization bantamweight title after failing to make the weight...
Comedian-turned-musician Ali Gul Pir started the new year by launching  a new single titled ‘Kaisa Diya’. The Taroo Maroo singer who sings about issues that plague our society such as VIP culture is back with a satirical song.. This time about the entertainment industry. The video is likely to... Read more
A pukhtun youth that croons of peace
A young Pushtun named Naseer Afridi, singing of peace and love: “If you hit me with stones, place a gun to my head, I’ll greet you with a flower in return. I am Pakhtun.” So touching are the resilient smiles of the displaced Pakhtun children in Naseer’s music video... Read more
marble products exports decline
Marble expo­rts during the first half (July-Dec) of this fiscal year plu­ng­ed by 24.73 per cent to $28 million as compared to $37.2m in the same period last year. All Pakistan Marble Min­ing Processing Industry and Exporters Association Chair­man Sanaullah Khan attributed the decline to slower demand for semi-finished... Read more
Govt to decrease borrowing to boost private sector
The government’s plan to curb borrowing will create fiscal space for the private sector to access more bank lending. Moreover, the low inflation supports expectation for cheaper credit in the coming weeks. The government has announced it would borrow less than Rs1 trillion — Rs825bn through short-term treasury bills... Read more
Boko Haram Kidnaps 40 Boys in Nigeria
Suspected Boko Haram gunmen have kidnapped 40 boys and young men in a remote village in northeast Nigerian Borno state on New Year’s Eve, residents who fled the isolated settlement said  late last week. Scores of Boko Haram militants stormed the Malari village and whisked away the males, aged... Read more
Ashraf Ghani wants US to re-examine NATO forces withdrawal deadline
Afghan President Ashraf Ghani said in an interview that the United States might want to “re-examine” the timetable for removing the remaining US-led coalition troops in the country by the end of 2016. “Deadlines concentrate the mind. But deadlines should not be dogmas,” Ghani told the CBS program “60... Read more
LHC acquits 4 accused

LHC acquits 4 accused

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The Lahore High Court’s (LHC) Rawalpindi bench earlier today, acquitted four death row convicts who were earlier handed the death penalty for their involvement in the suicide attack at Shah-i-Najaf Imambargah in Rawalpindi in 2002, which left 19 people dead and 35 injured. The four convicts — Fazal Mohammad,... Read more
Security official embraces martyrdom in Mohmand agency explosion
A security official was martyred today morning in a landmine explosion during a search operation in Mohmand Agency. According to official sources, the explosion took place in Biazi tehsil of the agency. Just a day ago, at least 10 people were killed when a marble mine collapsed in the... Read more
Arms smuggling bid foiled in Peshawar
Police today  foiled an attempt to smuggle weapons and arrested three suspects, including two women, near Peshawar. According to initial reports, the car was en route to Peshawar when it was stopped at a check post for security check. Twenty-five pistols, five Klashinkovs, two SMG guns and three G-3s... Read more
Salmaan Taseer’s death anniversay: FIR lodged against attackers
Police today  filed a First Information Report (FIR) against seven arrested suspects for attacking a vigil in Lahore held to commemorate the death anniversary of slain Punjab governor Salmaan Taseer. The late governor was killed by his bodyguard in 2011 in Islamabad for demanding amendments in the widely misused... Read more
“3D Printing  may change the world as we see it” Experts
3D printing has the potential to revolutionise war and foreign policy, say experts, not only by making possible incredible new designs but by turning the defence industry — and possibly the entire global economy — on its head. But with key patents running out this year, new printers that... Read more
The “Pied Piper of Peshawar”
The people of Pakistan s northwestern city of Peshawar have lived through innumerable bombings, shootings and kidnappings in recent years, but now a new peril boldly walks the streets at night- huge house rats. Residents of the city, on the front line of battle against homegrown Taliban militants, say... Read more
NA set to pass ‘Constitutional Amendment Bill’ today
The National Assembly (NA) will resume its session today (Monday) to pass the 21st Constitutional Amendment Bill to provide constitutional cover to the military-led speedy trial courts (STCs) in terrorism-related cases. The Bill seeking Amendment in the Constitution would be repealed after  two years. The National Assembly is also... Read more
Ace Bowler Muhammad Hafeez fails bowling action test
Pakistan offspinner Mohammad Hafeez failed an unofficial test of his bowling action in India after six of his deliveries were found to have elbow extension of over 15 degrees, according to a laboratory report. Hafeez had opted for unofficial testing at a laboratory accredited by the International Cricket Council... Read more