FIA forms team to probe JIT’s allegations against SECP
The Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) has formed a four-member team to probe the allegations of the Panama Joint Investigation...
Nauman Ansari appointed CEO of Bank Alfalah
The board of directors of Bank Alfalah Limited has appointed  Nauman Ansari, formerly CEO of Faysal Bank as new...
Gen (R) Raheel issued NOC as per rules: Sartaj
The Foreign Office spokesperson Sartaj Aziz on Wednesday clarified that the government issued no-objection certificate (NOC) to General (Retd)...
PM Sharif asks parties to refrain from horse trading in senate elections
Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif earlier today asked members of two different committees to contact different political parties to ensure transparency in the Senate elections and discourage the curse of  horse trading. In a meeting here at the PM House, the Prime Minister asked the members of these committees to... Read more
Chairman Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI), Imran Khan, said earlier today that any politician with a ‘clean career’ can join his party. The PTI chief’s remarks came a day after Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) MNA from Karachi, Nabil Gabol, resigned from National Assembly and announced to part ways with the party... Read more
US closes Peshawar, Lahore consulates over terror threats
Issuing travel advisory for its citizens in Pakistan, the US government has ordered to temporarily shut its consulate in Peshawar owing to serious security concerns and extended the ‘temporary closure’ of its Lahore mission for consular services, according to media reports earlier today. The advisory stated that militants are... Read more
LJ,TTP terror nexus poised to strike: NCMC
National Crisis Management Cell has issued a ‘threat alert’ to provinces that banned militant groups, Lashkar-e-Jhangvi (LeJ) and Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) may jointly carry out terrorist activities. The cell has dispatched a letter (threat alert) to home secretaries of Sindh, Punjab, KPK, Balochistan, provincial police chiefs, IG FC of... Read more
Dilpasand’s North Nazimabad outlet finally sealed
City administration finally  decided to seal the famous restaurant ‘Dilpasand”  weeks after a 13-year-old girl Kanza, died of food poisoning following consumption of a contaminated burger bought from the restaurant. Officials from the  provincial Food and Health Department sealed the restaurant and pulled down the shutters of the famous... Read more
Eddie Ray, the murderer of American Sniper Kyle gets life time
Eddie Ray Routh was sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole yesterday after a Texas jury found him guilty of murdering Chris Kyle, the former member of the elite U.S. Navy SEAL commando unit, whose autobiography was turned into the super hit movie “American Sniper.” Routh,... Read more
2 murderers sentenced to death by ATC in Karachi
 An Anti-Terrorism Court (ATC) today awarded death penalties to two hardened criminals for murdering Salahuddin Haider, former president of the Malir Bar association, and his son Arsalan Haider in 2012. Mohsin Baloch and Abid Kaloo were awarded death sentences after being proven guilty for the double murders. On March 24, 2012,... Read more
No money for Greece till it meets pledges: German Finance Minister
German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble stressed earlier today that Greece, having won breathing space in its debt talks, will not receive “a single euro” until it meets the pledges of its existing bail-out programme. If the conditions are not met and the Greek reform plans presented to creditors this... Read more
Snowfall torrential downpours disrupt life up north
Torrential downpours have wreaked havoc in different areas of Kashmir, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Gilgit-Baltistan today. In Peshawar, Budni Canal was flooded following overnight torrential rains due to which Charsadda Road was closed for traffic. District administration has called in heavy machinery to clean the canal and ease the water... Read more
Security for military courts:ordinance approved
President Mamnoon Hussain approved/promulgated an ordinance which amends the Pakistan Army Act 2015 to provide security to the recently set up military courts, their presiding officers and military prosecutors and also lawyers and witnesses appearing before them. The amendment envisages in-camera trial of terrorists and a provision for proceedings... Read more
KSE market Watch: Bears re-appear in the market
As bears continues to creep in, The KSE-100 index lost another 31.24 points yesterday to settle at 33,895.46. While foreign investors sold $1.40 million worth stocks today, the local participants were conspicuous by their lack of interest. Including yesterday’s outflow, the month-to-date foreign portfolio outflow stood at $53.34m. The... Read more
Bionic limbs controlled by thought
Three Austrian men have become the first in the world to undergo a pioneering new technique called “bionic reconstruction”. This cutting edge technology enabling them to use a robotic prosthetic hand controlled entirely by their mind. The new technique was developed by Oskar Aszmann, director of the Christian Doppler... Read more
Ancient mummy found hiding in 1000 year old Buddha statue
Scientists made a weird discovery when they took a CT scan of an ancient Buddha statue from China. Stuffed inside was a mummy sitting in the same lotus position. The  mummy had been crammed into the statue. Further investigation revealed that the organs had been removed and replaced by... Read more
UAE beat lackluster Ireland thanks to Anwar’s fighting ton
Pakistan born Shaiman Anwar scored the first hundred by a United Arab Emirates batsman at the World Cup as the Middle East side posted 278 for nine against Ireland in their Pool B match at Brisbane’s Gabba ground. The UAE, who lost the toss, were in dire straits at... Read more