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,...
Sarwar’s exit endorses PTI’s stance: Imran Khan
Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf’s (PTI) Chief Imran Khan claimed that resignation of governor Punjab has evidenced the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz’s (PMLN) despotic government, “The government has turned Punjab into a police state as they use the law enforcement agency to victimize their political and non-political opponents alike,” Khan told reporters here... Read more
Smart mirrors help try out clothes virtually
New “smart mirrors” have recently been developed that allows people to virtually try on clothes, it has been reported. Created by MemoMi, the mirrors allows people to virtually try on clothes, digitally change the colours of the garments and share their choices with friends via email and social media.... Read more
Bangladesh cinemas ban top actor over Hindi film protests
Bangladesh cinemas will boycott movies starring the nation’s top actor after he led protests against the first screening of a Hindi film in decades in the Muslim-majority nation, an official said Thursday. Bollywood blockbuster “Wanted” opened in cinemas on the weekend after Bangladesh’s censor board cleared its nationwide release,... Read more
Pakistan’s first noir film Tamanna has been acquired by Britain-based independent distributor Mara Pictures and is set to make its international release in March, according to  the international media. Directed by renowned British director Steven Moore and produced by Sarah Tareen of Concordia Productions, Tamanna is based on Anthony Shaffer’s 1970 play Sleuth and features... Read more
Lanken chief justice reinstated yesterday: Retires today
Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena has removed from office the Supreme Court Chief Justice Mohan Peiris and reinstated the latter’s predecessor, Shirani Bandaranayake, who will retire on Thursday (today). Mr Peiris was sacked on the grounds that the government of former president Mahinda Rajapaksa had removed Ms Bandaranayake through... Read more
PSO commences fuel imports again
Pakistan State Oil (PSO) has resumed fuel oil imports for delivery over the first and second quarters after skipping them in January, stated a tender document posted on its website. The state-owned company is seeking a total of 830,000 tonnes, or a monthly average of 277,000 tonnes. PSO had... Read more
Pak Iran gas pipeline to be completed by 2017
Pakistan on Wednesday said the construction of Iran-Pakistan gas pipeline was currently in progress and would be completed by the end of 2016 or early 2017, but the first shipment of liquefied natural gas (LNG) expected by March 31 this year would be provided to the transport sector. Speaking... Read more
EASA wants Airline Operators to use “extreme caution” over Pakistan airspace
European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) has warned airline operator to exercise ‘extreme caution’ while flying over Pakistan airspace. “EASA recommends all operators to exercise extreme caution of planning to fly into, out of, within or above Pakistan airspace and to monitor all relevant information, including NOTAMs, according to safety... Read more
Abortion rate doubles in Pakistan
 A recent study disclosed that an estimated 2.25 million abortions were conducted in Pakistan in 2012. Almost all these abortions were clandestine and the health and lives of women were at risk. There were 50 abortions per 1,000 women aged 15-49 in 2012 and 27 in 2002. The study... Read more
Apple’s $18bn profit biggest in corporate history
Apple’s quarterly profit rocketed to a corporate record $18 billion at the end of last year on booming sales of big-screen iPhone models, especially in China. The California tech titan also announced on Tuesday that it had sold its one billionth device powered by its iOS mobile operating system,... Read more
Chaudhry Sarwar resigns as Punjab governor
Punjab governor, Chaudhry Muhammed Sarwar has resigned from his position and sent his resignation to Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif for approval. According to sources, he will hold a press conference at 2 PM today in which he would disclose the reasons that led him to step down as governor. Earlier,... Read more
Zombie cat uses up one of its 9 lives
A cat in Florida is healing well  after clawing his way back from the dead, surfacing five days after he was hit by a car and buried for dead, according to the Humane Society of Tampa Bay. Bart the cat is recovering from a broken jaw and facial injuries,... Read more
MQM’s ‘Day of Mourning’: Karachi shuts down
Karachi is completely lock-down on Thursday as  Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) called a  “Day of Mourning” over Karachi Polices’ killing of its worker. All Private schools, transport operators and traders associations have announced to suspend their activities for a day on the call of Karachi’s largest political party. President of... Read more
Pm takes personal notice of MQM worker’s killing
Taking personal notice of MQM worker Sohail Ahmad’s alleged extra-judicial killing, Prime Minister (Nawaz) Sharif yesterday ordered an immediate investigation of the incident. According to the Prime Minister House, the premier has directed the concerned authorities that a report into the case should be on his table first thing... Read more