Car production up 6.28% in 11 months, 19.35% in May
The production of jeeps and cars increased by 6.28 percent during first eleven months of the fiscal ear 2016-17...
Faryal Talpur’s former security official gunned down
A former security officer of Pakistan Peoples Party MNA Faryal Talpur, was gunned down on Wednesday. According to police,...
Repealing Obamacare alone would leave 32 million more uninsured: CBO
Thirty-two million Americans would lose their health insurance by 2026 if Obamacare is repealed without a replacement, the US...
MQM demands  JI  come clean on ties with terrorists
In its counter blast to Jamat-e-Islami’s stinging remarks, Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) Tuesday blindsided the former for its alleged ties with extremist militant groups. “JI better come clean on their association with al Qaeda, Taliban, and Daish (Islamic State of Iraq & Syria) before the nation,” MQM Rabita Committee... Read more
Four sentenced death penalty in ISI office attack case
An Anti Terrorism Court (ATC) sentenced four militants to death for targeting the office of Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) in Multan. In the attack in Multan on December 8 2009, two suicide attackers fired on soldiers while driving a pick-up truck packed with explosives past security checkpoints in an attempt... Read more
LeJ terrorist Akram Lahori to be hanged on Jan 17
Death warrants for convicted sectarian terrorist Ikramul Haq alias Akram Lahori have been re-issued after he dodged his execution by winning an eleventh hour pardon from the victim’s family last week. Lahori’s, who was to feel the hangman’s noose tightening around his neck on January 8, will now be... Read more
US declares TTP’s Chief Fazlullah as global terrorist
The US Department of State has designated Mullah Fazlullah, as a ‘Specially Designated Global Terrorist’ under Executive Order (E.O.) 13224, which targets terrorists and those providing support to terrorists or acts of terrorism. According to a statement posted on State Department website, the consequences of these designations include a... Read more
Misbah vows to give his all at his World Cup 2015 Swansong
Retiring Pakistan captain Misbah-ul Haq stated his intention  to, ‘roll back the years and lead his team to victory in the World Cup starting in Australia and New Zealand next month’. Misbah, 40, announced he would quit the one-day game after the mega-event in February and March. He is... Read more
10 fruitless years on: Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas ups the ante
After a decade in power, Palestinian President and hair to the legendary Yasir Arafat, Mahmoud Abbas has little to show. He is no closer to a deal on Palestinian statehood, has failed to reclaim the Gaza Strip from political rival Hamas and is being disparaged by some as a... Read more
Chinese “Apple Man” arrested with 94 Iphones
 A man nabbed for attempting to smuggle 94 smartphones into China by strapping them to his body was mocked by amused internet users earlier today after pictures of his “iPhone armour” went viral. Online images of the man show him covered in dozens of handsets, held together under his... Read more
Facebook ‘likes’ reveal your true personality
A computer program that analyzes your Facebook “likes” may be a better judge of your personality than your closest friends and family, according to research carried out yesterday. The study in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences was led by researchers at the University of Cambridge and Stanford University. Through data analysis,... Read more
Japanese University professor left naked.. after young girlfriend steals clothes
A 55-year-old Japanese university teacher stripped down to ‘his birthday suit’ (naked)  on campus in a bid to prove his love for a 21-year-old student, the versity stated earlier today, only for his young beloved to make off with his clothes. The older man, who taught computer sciences at... Read more
Clerics in Peshawar ‘celebrate’ Paris carnage
While last week’s attack on French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo sparked global outrage, dozens of people in Peshawar paid tribute earlier today to the brothers who carried out the murders. Local cleric Maulana Pir Mohammad Chishti led some 60 people in prayers for Cherif and Said Kouachi, who shot... Read more
Maharishi’s ‘Utility Chic’ collection comes under fire
A  male model at a London catwalk resembled a militant due to his black hooded outfit. The ‘utlity chic’ collection of a London-based designer resembled the outfits of the terrorists who were involved in the recent Paris attacks, reported the UK media. A model walked the ramp wearing a... Read more
Gwadar’s new airport to be constructed for Rs. 26.6 billion
The Executive Committee of National Economic Council (Ecnec)  approved the construction of the New Gwadar International Airport at a sanctioned cost of Rs26.6 billion. Called the apex project-sanctioning authority, Ecnec directed the Aviation Division to change the design of the Gwadar project in order to facilitate the landing and... Read more
1HFY15: Remittances increase by 15.26% hit $8.98b
Overseas Pakistanis sent remittances amounting to $8.98 billion in the first half of 2014-15, which translates into a year-on-year increase of 15.26%, according to data released by the State Bank of Pakistan yesterday. Remittances amounted to $7.79 billion over the same six-month period of the preceding fiscal year. Pakistanis... Read more
Sales of cars and tractors show upward trend
The tractor segment witnessed robust growth in sales during the first half of fiscal year 2015, benefitting from the reduction in General Sales Tax (GST), according to a report by Topline Securities. During the six-month period that ended on December 31, tractor sales surged 9% to 20,857 units compared... Read more