ADB appoints first woman country director Xiaohong Yang to Pakistan
The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has appointed China’s Xiaohong Yang as new Country Director for Pakistan. According to ADB...
Musicians in aquariums make sounds in a silent world
Talk about fluid tunes: A group of innovative Danish musicians submerged like fish in an aquarium have created an...
Ghulam Mustafa Khar joins PTI
Ghulam Mustafa Khar has joined Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) on Monday. Khar made the announcement after meeting Imran Khan at...
Russia’s Kaspersky Lab exposes extensive US Spying Programme
The U.S. National Security Agency has the highly prized ability  to hide spying software deep within hard drives made by Western Digital, Seagate, Toshiba and other top manufacturers, giving the agency the means to eavesdrop on the majority of the world s computers, according to both cyber researchers and... Read more
Pakistan, Turkey agree to work on free trade agreement
Pakistan and Turkey Tuesday agreed to work on a Free Trade Agreement (FTA) to enhance bilateral trade to US 3 billion dollars in two years and paving the way to boost it to US 5-10 billion dollars in the next few years. Addressing a joint press stakeout with his Turkish... Read more
Gen Raheel Sharif, Afghan leaders discuss security
Pakistan’s army chief General Raheel Sharif held talks in Kabul Tuesday with Afghanistan President Ashraf Ghani on boosting security and continuing operations against Taliban militants, the military said. The two praised improved relations and pledged that they would not provide a safe haven for militants from each other’s countries... Read more
PPP announces disassociation from Zulfiqar Mirza
Sindh Information Minister Sharjeel Inam Memon announced disassociation of party leader Zulfiqar Mirza from Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) . Addressing a press conference at PPP media cell in Karachi on Tuesday, Memon said Bilawal Bhutto Zardari in his recent statement on Twitter, dispelled the impression of any rifts within the party ranks. Mirza in his recent... Read more
TTP Commander/financer killed in Buner
A militant commander and financier of the outlawed Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) was killed in a security operation on the outskirts of Bajkata Town of Buner district in the morning today. Bakht Raaj, alias Asadullah, was a financier and militant commander of TTP and was involved in terror activities in... Read more
Kidnapped Polio workers and guards found dead in Zhob
The bodies of a polio worker, his driver and two Balochistan Levies constables kidnapped four days ago in Zhob district were found earlier today from a desolate place in Baluchistan province.  According to a Levies official, the polio worker, driver and Levies guards were shot dead before their bodies... Read more
KSE Market Watch:  thin turnover
The Stock market remained a trifle bearish with thin turnover as institutional-led selling pulled the benchmark index to settle near 33,800 points. The Karachi Stock Exchange (KSE) benchmark 100-share index ended the day’s trading with a fall of 0.43% or 146.76 points at 33,796.44. Elixir Securities analyst Faisal Bilwani... Read more
Zero Tolerance against insider trading: Ishaq Dar
Federal Finance Minister Ishaq Dar has asked the Securities and Exchange Commission of Pakistan (SECP) to adopt a policy of ‘zero tolerance’ against insider trading and set the example by identifying and penalising black sheep in the stock market so that it serves as deterrence. On his visit to... Read more
Justice Maqbool Baqar takes oath as SC judge
Islamabad: Chief Justice of Pakistan, Justice Nasir-ul-Mulk on Tuesday administered the oath of office to Justice Maqbool Baqar, Chief Justice, High Court of Sindh as Judge of the Supreme Court of Pakistan here at Chief Justice House, in a simple but dignified ceremony. Hon’ble Judges of Supreme Court of... Read more
Robot vaccuam cleaner eats woman’s hair
A woman whose hair was swallowed up by a robot vacuum cleaner while she was sleeping on the floor had to be freed by emergency crews. The 52-year-old, called Yoon, woke in agony at her South Korean home after the robot apparently mistook her hair for fluff. Unable to... Read more
Infamous anti hero Bloody Nasreen to hit the screen
Its an interesting time for Pakistani cinema as not one but two ground breaking movies are on the cards. First being Oscar Winner Shereen Obaid Chinoy’s 3 Badadur slated for release later this year and  producer Faisal Rafi’s film based on Shahan Zaidi’s English-language graphic novel Bloody Nasreen  which is... Read more
Pakistan’s first animated full-length film 3 Bahadur will hit the big screen on May 22 2015. 3 Bahadur, which is a brainchild of CEO Waadi Animations’ Oscar-winner Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy, will explore the adventures of three eleven-year-old children named Amna, Saadi and Kamil as they deal with criminals that terrorize... Read more
Lady Gaga says she’s engaged to actor Taylor Kinney
Lady Gaga and her longtime boyfriend, actor Taylor Kinney, have become engaged, the singer said has on social media. “He gave me his heart on Valentine’s Day, and I said YES!” Lady Gaga, 28, said on Instagram, displaying a photo of a heart-shaped ring. She and Kinney, 33, have... Read more
NASA to develop submarine to explore the seas of Titan
NASA is planning to develop a submarine and send it all the way to Saturn’s moon Titan to explore its mysterious ocean. The US space agency wants to organize a possible mission to Titan’s largest sea, Kracken Mare, Science Daily reported. Titan is the only known body in the... Read more