Abbas asks Pope, world powers, to intervene against US Embassy move: spokesman
Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas on Tuesday urged the Pope and the leaders of Russia, France and Jordan to intervene...
E-commerce in Pakistan expected to boost to $1 billion by 2020: report
The size of Pakistan’s e-commerce market — one of the most important drivers of the digital sector — is...
Russia banned from 2018 Winter Olympics, athletes can compete under Olympic flag
Russia were banned from the 2018 Olympics on Tuesday over state-sponsored doping but the International Olympic Committee said Russian...
Pakistani cricketers embark on World Cup mission
Pakistan cricket team left on a World Cup mission Tuesday with their first destination New Zealand where they play two one-day internationals before taking part in the mega event. Paceman Junaid Khan had to pull out hours before departure because of a leg injury and was replaced by another... Read more
Iranian General killed in Israeli air raid in Syria
Iran confirmed that a general of its elite Revolutionary Guards died in an Israeli strike on Syria that also killed six members of Lebanese group Hezbollah along with at least 6 other Guards members. “General Mohammad Ali Allahdadi and a number of fighters and Islamic Resistance (Hezbollah) forces were... Read more
Ukrainian troops virtually all of Donetsk airport from rebels
Ukrainian troops have recaptured almost all the territory of Donetsk airport in eastern Ukraine they had lost to separatists in recent weeks and thousands gathered in Kiev for a state-sponsored peace march. Sunday’s offensive brought fighting close to the industrial city of Donetsk, center of a pro-Russian rebellion, while... Read more
An extortionist demands Rs 5 lac from local businessman in Lahore. The scourge of extortion, which has been afflicting businesses in Karachi for many years, is now starting to surface in Lahore. Traders and other businessmen have approached police after receiving calls to pay hefty amount of extortion. Read more
The Karachi Police has identified the extortionist who killed a factory supervisor for not complying with his extortion demands. Earlier a local news channel “Dunya News” broadcasted the CCTV footage shows at least three extortionists entering into a factory in Karachi and have a discussion with the supervisor named Saleemuddin.  The footage also shows... Read more
“Bin Roye story more mature than Humsafar” Humayun Saeed
With the much-anticipated Mahira-starrer ‘Bin Roye’ slated for release this year on Eid, filmmaker and actor Humayun Saeed says his film will resonate well with the audience. Bin Roye is a romantic drama. But it will not just be a film; it will also be turned into a serial... Read more
2 fresh planets discovered in solar system
The Solar System has at least two more planets waiting to be discovered beyond the orbit of Pluto, Spanish and British astronomers say. The official list of planets in our star system runs to eight, with gas giant Neptune the outermost. Beyond Neptune, Pluto was relegated to the status... Read more
Man saves pennies for 65 years
After 65 years of saving pennies, an 81-year-old man deposited $816 (£539) worth of one cent coins into his local bank. Ira Keys from Slaton in Texas told the media he stopped spending pennies in 1952, aged 17, after the following advice from his father: ‘Whatever you do son,... Read more
OGRA says it is not responsible for petrol crisis
Oil and Gas Regulatory Authority (OGRA) has refused to accept responsibility of ongoing petrol crisis in Punjab province. According to the sources, a post of ‘member oil’ in OGRA is vacant for the past six months which caused lack of quorum that eventually resulted in failing to make decisions.... Read more
Chehlum of APS Peshawar school children held today
The Chehlum of the Peshawar attack martyrs was observed today while Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government announced a public holiday in the province to mark the occasion. All government’s offices and educational institutions remained closed in the province today. Quran Khawani were held in all districts of the province for the martyred... Read more
Suicide bomber ‘explodes’ in bus near Rawalpindi
A suicide bomber earlier today blew himself up near Rawalpindi as the bomb disposal squad was called in to inspect a passenger bus on information of a bomb in Rawalpindi-bound vehicle. According to police, they stopped the passenger bus, coming from Peshawar, near Wah Garden and vacated the vehicle... Read more
“No one could blame PTI sit-in for the current petrol crisis” Imran Khan
Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan today declared PML-N government ‘worse’ than the previous five-year rule of PPP as petrol crisis continued on the ninth consecutive day in Punjab,. “Nawaz Sharif’s government turned out to be more incompetent than Zardari’s government,” Imran said while talking to media at Bani... Read more
Hubco announces setting up of 1,320 MW coal fired power Plant
The Hub Power Company announced that it will set up 1,320MW coal-based power plants next to its thermal power station at Hub in Balochistan and gradually enhance coal based generation to 3,600MW. Speaking to journalists, Hubco’s Chief Executive Officer Khalid Mansoor said the company’s board of directors had formally... Read more
“FIs must treat their consumers fairly” SBP Chief Ashraf Wathra
 Financial institutions must ensure that their consumers are treated fairly, the State Bank’s governor said yesterday emphasizing that increase in consumer protection eventually promotes competition in the industry. In his inaugural address to a seminar on Financial Consumer Protection, Ashraf Wathra underscored the responsibility of the board of directors... Read more