Panama JIT summons Maryam Nawaz on July 5
The Panama Joint Investigation Team (JIT) has summoned Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif’s daughter Maryam Nawaz on July 5. According...
Transformers 5 tops box office, opens at franchise low
Transformers: The Last Knight smashed its way to the top of the North American box office, data showed Monday,...
MET forecastes rainfall in upper Punjab on Tuesday
Rain and dust-thundershowers (with isolated heavy falls) with strong gusty winds are expected at scattered places in upper Punjab,...
Imran Khan vows to ensure smaller protocol
Claiming that government was trying to misguide the public with regards to mutually agreed ‘Terms of Reference’ (TORs), the once-bitten-twice-shy Imran Khan today swore off any multi-vehicle security escort particularly for his own person henceforth. Chairman Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI), who had been extremely vocal against VIP ‘Culture’ during his... Read more
Punjab in the grip of a major fuel crisis
The petrol shortage in Punjab intensified as only four hundred thousand  litres petrol was provided to the customers on January 14 whereas the demand of Lahore is at least 25 lac litres per day. Around 70 percent petrol pumps are closed due to the shortage out of a total of at... Read more
Churhail demon in the desert
A video reputed to be that of a  female scubas demon known in local folklore as a  “Churail” has been doing the rounds on social media. The video was supposedly shot by a police patrol unit somewhere in the Saudi Desert late at night. The Arabic speaking police officers... Read more
Imran Claims his Protocol consisted of only 6 vehicles on APS Visit
Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chairman Imran Khan on Thursday reiterated during his visit to Army Public School (APS)  he had only six protocol vehicles Peshawar on January 14. In a press conference in Bani Gala he also said that ” It seems that Minister for Information Pervaiz Rasheed is retard “. Khan... Read more
Terrorists of all militant outfits being targeted: DG ISPR
Director General (DG) Inter Services Public relations (ISPR) Major General Asim Saleem Bajwa on Thursday  said that the Pakistan Army is conducting operation without any  discrimination of  “good or bad militants” among all extremist organisations. While talking to media in London DG ISPR said that the operations against terrorists in North Waziristan are continuing successfully.... Read more
Karachi’s loses iconic Nishat cinema
Mandviwala Estate put in an advertisement for the sale of the 66-year-old theatre on Tuesday. “The journey of entertaining millions at Karachi’s prominent landmark, the glorious Nishat Cinema has now come to the end,” the ad reads. During the violent protests by angry mobs over the controversial video Innocence... Read more
Chand Tara Orchestra take on the legendary qawali “Makki Madni”
The song ‘Makki Madni’ was originally a qawali/naat in its traditional form, sung by classical maestro Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan. The timeless ode has now been re-imagined by Karachi-based Chaand Tara Orchestra. They have recrafted the original track that breaks all traditional boundaries, yet maintains the depth of Nusrat... Read more
Peshawar School Massacre: 5 suspects arrested in Afghanistan
  Five men suspected of involvement in the attack on Army Public School, have been arrested across the border in Afghanistan. The arrests came after Pakistan supplied information to the Afghan government. Afghan officials denied reports that the five had been handed over to Pakistan, saying they would be... Read more
KSE Watch: Return of the Bulls
The index’s run to record breaking hights continued as investors placed bets on improving macros ahead of a possible rate cut in the upcoming monetary policy. At close, the Karachi Stock Exchange (KSE) benchmark 100-share index rose 0.64% or 214.46 points to end at 33,585.75. Trade volumes rose to... Read more
Local Steel industry hails import duties
Welcoming the latest policy, leading steel melters and re-rollers  yesterday defended the imposition of 15% Regulatory Duty (RD) on steel imports, citing that the heavy imports were adversely affecting the local industry. The government’s decision has come as a response to lengthy lobbying on part of the steel industry,... Read more
P@SHA launches ‘technology incubator’
Taking a leaf out of the globally thriving trend of start ups, Pakistan is gradually taking its first tentative  steps as a growing number of ventures have emerged. One of the leading players of this field would be the Pakistan Software Houses Association for IT and IT-enabled Services (P@SHA),... Read more
5 Canadians died fighting alongside ISIL
Five Canadians have died fighting alongside the self proclaimed  “Islamic State“ militants in Syria, including a man who called for lone wolf attacks in Canada, local Canadian media reported. The National Post said that the “Ottawa-born John Maguire, who joined IS jihadists in Syria in January 2013, died yesterday in the flashpoint town Kobane”.... Read more
World Oil prices fall further
Crude oil prices fell earlier today, with both Brent and U.S. WTI futures dropping below $48 a barrel because of a global oversupply, following a volatile session the previous day when prices had rebounded sharply from near-six-year lows. By 0721 GMT, Brent was down over a dollar, or 2... Read more
NA passes unanimous resolution against blasphemous caricatures
National Assembly (NA) today unanimously approved a resolution against blasphemous caricatures published in French magazine. Speaker of National Assembly Ayaz Sadiq chaired the session during which a resolution against blasphemous caricatures published in the French magazine was approved. The resolution says global community, United Nation (UN) and Organization of... Read more