Peru’s Congress prepares to oust President Kuczynski
President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski’s chances of surviving the political crisis gripping Peru faded on Friday after Congress passed a...
World Bank approves $300mn for Agriculture and Rural Transformation in Punjab
The World Bank’s Board has approved US$300 million under the ‘Strengthening Markets for Agriculture and Rural Transformation’ (SMART) project...
Pakistan to play against India in Asian Netball Championship final
Pakistan will face off against arch-rival India in the final of the Second Asian Men’s Netball Championship on Sunday....
CAA holds pilot responsible for Bhoja aircraft crash report
The Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) has issued the investigation report of Bhoja flight Boeing 737-200 rash on April 20 2012. According to report,  the pilot of the aircraft responsible for the crash that killed at least 127 people. The report states that the first officer kept on warning the pilot about... Read more
IS terrorist Yousaf Al-Salafi held in Lahore raid
Pakistani security forces have arrested a member of the Islamic State jihadist group and two accomplices in eastern city of Lahore, officials said Wednesday. “A Pakistani Syrian man named Yousaf Al-Salafi and two of his accomplices have been arrested two days ago,” a senior security official told AFP. “During... Read more
‘Divorcing wife thrice at one time un-Islamic’: CII
The Council for Islamic Ideology today ruled that a man divorcing his wife thrice at one time is un-Islamic, adding that ‘this should be made an offense punishable by law’. The council’s chairman Maulana Sherani said that a man can pronounce one divorce at a time as per the... Read more
Misbah-ul-Haq may miss world cup 2015
Skipper Misbah-ul-Haq‘s presence in the ODI’s against New Zealand and in the World Cup 2015 is doubtful due to the hamstring injury he had suffered in a match against the Kiwis last month. Talking to the media, a PCB official said Misbah hasn’t played even a single match after... Read more
Major terror outrage stopped in Lahore: 3 arrested
Law enforcement agencies thwarted a major terror attack  today as three alleged terrorists including a pesh imam of a mosque were arrested in a suburban area of Lahore. According to intelligence sources, the counter-terrorism department and secret agencies conducted joint raids in Shahdara, arresting three suspects. The sources said... Read more
New born donor’s organs transplanted in UK
Doctors in the UK  have performed the first organ transplants from a new born in the country. In what is being called a milestone in neonatal care, a six-day-old baby girl’s kidneys and liver cells were given to two separate recipients after her heart stopped beating. The baby girl... Read more
City of Paris to sue Fox News for epic mistake
The city of Paris said yesterday that it plans to sue US mainstream media network Fox News for reports that there were “no-go zones” in the French capital that police and non-Muslims could not go to. The reports in the wake of the attacks in Paris two weeks ago... Read more
President  Obama: “We will continue to hunt down terrorists”
“We stand united with people around the world who’ve been targeted by terrorists – from a school in Pakistan to the streets of Paris,” Obama said in his State of the Union address, just days after militant attacks in the French capital left many dead. As he asked US... Read more
Japanese PM back home in response to IS hostage crisis
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe  rushed  home from the Middle East earlier today to take charge of Tokyo’s response to the dreaded terror group the self proclaimed Islamic State’s militants threatening to kill two nationals unless he pays a $200 million ransom. The premier vowed he would not bow... Read more
12 wounded in Tel Aviv attack
A  Palestinian armed with a knife attacked passengers on a bus in Tel Aviv earlier today  wounding at least 12 people before being shot by and arrested by a passing prison officer, Israeli police said. The attacker struck in the morning rush hour in the heart of Israel’s commercial... Read more
Sugar Row: Mills & growers offered compromise
The Sindh government offered yesterday to reduce the minimum purchase price of sugarcane to around Rs168 and Rs170, down from its current price of Rs182 per 40kg for the crushing season 2014-15,  with the cravat that both the sugar mills owners and growers agree upon it. The suggestion was... Read more
Massive govt. borrowing from pvt. banks creates liquidity crunch
The government borrowed extensively from the market (scheduled banks) rather then the SBP, as a matter of policy in the first six months of the current fiscal, the State Bank stated in a report yesterday. Since the government is busy in exploring options to accumulate liquidity needed to pay... Read more
4 TTP terrorists arrested from Islamabad
Four Tehreek-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) members were arrested in Islamabad during a late night raid by law enforcement personal. According to intelligence sources, a group of terrorists from Khyber Pakhtunkhwa entered the capital to carry out a terrorist attack. The authorities did not reveal the identities of the four TTP... Read more
Muhammad Hafeez to be tested by ICC before  World Cup
Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has requested the International Cricket Council (ICC) to conduct an official bio-mechanics test of all-rounder Mohammad Hafeez’s bowling action in the first week of February. Pakistan’s ace all-rounder, Hafeez, had been suspended from bowling when his bowling action exceeded the 15 degrees limit as set... Read more