Wall Street wanes as tech rebound fades; copper dulls
Wall Street pulled back on Tuesday as a technology stock rebound lost steam and enthusiasm from a tax-cut proposal...
Ronaldo deserves more respect, says Real Madrid coach Zidane
Cristiano Ronaldo deserves more respect, Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane said on Tuesday as he backed the usually prolific...
Lebanon’s Hariri rescinds resignation, drawing line under crisis
Lebanese Prime Minister Saad al-Hariri rescinded his resignation on Tuesday, drawing a line under a month-long crisis triggered when...
Police held civil society activists in Karachi
Protests have broken out after Karachi Police arrested at least 40 members of civil society Jibran Nasir. According to sources, Police personnels all of a sudden crackdown on peaceful protestors. Police shifted all of  of them to the Frere Police Station lockup while others in Defence Police Station. Police alleged... Read more
Pakistan, Afghanistan to play friendly
Pakistan and Afghanistan will play a friendly football match in Lahore on Friday, which team officials describe as part of a “football friendship between the two nations”. The two teams last met for a friendly in Kabul in 2013 — won by the host 3-0 — which marked the... Read more
Taylor Swift tops Billboard 200 for 10th week
Taylor Swift’s “1989” regained the top spot in the weekly Billboard 200 album chart, giving the pop star the distinction of being the second woman in history to have two albums hit No. 1 for at least 10 weeks, Billboard said on Wednesday. Swift’s milestone puts her behind the... Read more
Monumental Hypocrisy: Cowardly government reneges on its commitments and arrests Jibran
Lawyer and activist  referred to as the ‘Quaid-e-Jawan’ Mohammad Jibran Nasir, who has been leading protesters in Karachi against activities of the banned Ahle Sunnat Wal Jamaat (ASWJ), was arrested earlier today from near the Chief Minister House in Karachi, police sources confirmed. Earlier he had led a marathon... Read more
Mekaal Hasan Band bags Global Indian Music Award nod
KARACHI: After receiving recognition in Pakistan, Mekaal Hasan Band continues to gain ground across the border, as their latest album Aandholan has been nominated for this year’s Global Indian Music Awards (GiMA) in the ‘Best Rock Album’ category. With a new Indo-Pak line-up in place, Mekaal Hasan tells that... Read more
SC orders suspension of two SHOs in fake encounter case
KARACHI: The Supreme Court of Pakistan on Wednesday ordered the police authorities to suspend two station house officers who were facing investigation for allegedly killing a man in a fake encounter, and restrain the police from posting them in the province without seeking prior permission of the court. Sachal... Read more
Balochistan govt to approach SC to challenge houbara bustard ban
QUETTA: In clear violation of an order issued by the Balochistan High Court (BHC), high-ups in the Balochistan government permitted Governor of Tabuk, Saudi Arabia, Prince Fahad Bin Sultan Bin Abdul Aziz for hunting the houbara bustard. The Balochistan government has issued 28 allotments to Arab royal families and... Read more
Imran welcomes former AJK premier’s inclusion in PTI
ISLAMABAD: Former Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK) prime minister and Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) leader, Barrister Sultan Mehmood Chaudhry on Thursday announced that he has joined the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI). PTI Chairman Imran Khan has expressed joy over the announcement, saying he welcomes the senior leader in the party... Read more
Blast outside private college in Peshawar, no casualty
A planted bomb outside a private school in Peshawar exploded on early Thursday morning. According to police, some unidentified persons planted  a time bomb outside the gate of a private college in Hayatabad Phase-V which exploded with on night between Wednesday and Thursday. The explosion was so severe that it was... Read more
Sledging remains slippery issue
The World Cup promises to feature plenty of big-hitting and dramatic bowling but will there be verbal fireworks too? Not if the International Cricket Council can help it. “Over the last six months, or even going back further to the last Ashes series, there have been too many examples... Read more
Pakistan marks Kashmir Solidarity Day today
Pakistan will observe Kashmir Solidarity Day Thursday with traditional patriotic passion. On February 05 each year Pakistan pledge to continue support for Kashmiris’ rightful struggle against the illegal Indian occupation over Jammu and Kashmir. Besides, ‘Fifth of February’ is also observed with the objective to call on the world community... Read more
Harvard graduate Ali Sethi, who is also a singer trained in Hindustani classical music and is a disciple of Ustad Naseeruddin Saami of the Delhi Gharana, has decided to pay tribute to Pakistan’s renowned folk singer, Reshma, through a song set to launch at the Karachi Literature Festival (KLF)... Read more
Gujranwala police has arrested Zahid Inayat alias Tumma Butt along with 4 of his accomplices on Wednesday. Tumma Butt was involved in celebratory firing on the occasion of Station House Officer (SHO) Inspector Tahir Farooq Cheema’s son’s wedding. In a press conference Senior Superintendent Police (SSP) Operations Captain (Retired)Ali Zia informed that Tumma Butt... Read more