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...
Op. leader claims Imran Khan at war with all other parties
Leader of the Opposition in National Assembly Syed Khursheed Shah said that Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan was at war with all political parties. Speaking to the media in islamabad Shah said that Imran Khan cannot control the people in his own party. “Imran Khan has proved that... Read more
Australia and Pakistan chalk up easy wins against minnows
A ruthless Australia hit the highest ever World Cup score today when they piled-up 417-6 in a record 275-run triumph over Afghanistan as Pakistan cruised to a 129-run win against the UAE. At the WACA in Perth, four-time champions Australia went past the previous World Cup best of 413-5... Read more
PAF Mirage crashes: Both pilot, copilot dead
A Pakistan Air Force (PAF)Mirage aircraft crashed today a little while ago in Miran area of D I Khan district. District police (DP) has so far confirmed deaths of both the pilot and the co-pilot. The bodies have been mutilated beyond recognition. Officials said the plane was on a training... Read more
The Great Escape: Wardens brainwashed by inmates
Gilgit: Militants who escaped in the Gilgit-Baltistan (G-B) jailbreak had ‘brainwashed’ prison officials into helping them successfully escape, BBC Urdu reported earlier today. On February 26, four prisoners, including two involved in the Nanga Parbat attack on 10 foreign climbers, attempted to escape from G-B jail. During the jailbreak, one... Read more
Lahore versity receives threat from ISIL
Security around the University of Engineering and Technology Lahore, today was put on high alert by police after the university in Lahore received a threatening letter from the terror group the self styled ‘Islamic State’. The letter threatened to attack the university with a suicide attack or a series of... Read more
Dissident PTI lawmaker thrown out of the party
Javed Nasim, the dissident Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) lawmaker in the K-P Assembly, has been expelled from the party and a request has been sent to the speaker to strip him of his seat. According to sources within the Assembly Secretariat, PTI sent a request to the office for Nasim’s... Read more
Loralai DPO attacked: 2 cops die, 2 including DPO wounded
A police convoy came under attack earlier yesterday,by some unidentified gunmen in Loralai district of Balochistan, leaving two policemen dead and two others wounded, including the District Police Officer (DPO) who is in a critical condition after sustaining three bullet injuries. “The District Police Officer Sherani, Shakir Kakar, received... Read more
Woman gang raped by brother-in-law and accomplices
A woman was allegedly raped by her brother-in-law and two other men in Mansehra city, police said yesterday. Police quoted 28-year-old X* of Mohallah Nogazi saying she married Muhammad Naeem about five years ago and has four children. Last week, on Saturday, she had an altercation with her husband... Read more
Nizam-e-Salat system likely to implement in Islamabad
Islamabad: The federal government has decided to implement Nizam-e-Salat system in the federal capital Islamabad. According official sources of federal minister of religious affairs, the ministry has decided specific timing of ‘Azaan’ and ‘Nimaz’ (prayers). Under this decision, ‘Azaan and Nimaz’ would be also offered at one particular time throughout the... Read more
Controversial rapist documentary banned in India
An Indian court has formally banned the country’s media from broadcasting a documentary in which one of the men who gang-raped and murdered a New Delhi student is shown actually blaming the victim, police said earlier today. Spokesman Rajan Bhagat said New Delhi police had obtained a court order... Read more
Lal Masjid affiliated madressa sealed in Punjab
The Punjab police chief informed a senate panel earlier that law enforcement agencies have sealed a seminary affiliated with the notorious Lal Masjid in the Rujhan area of the province. Addressing the Senate Standing Committee on Privileges, IG Police Punjab Mushtaq Sukhera said the seminary was sealed last week... Read more
KSE Market Watch: Volatile market still bearish
The Karachi based bourse opened in the positive yesterday, plunge below the 33,000 level, rose again to the black before its jump was brought to a halt again. A highly volatile session saw the index end in the red for the seventh successive time, bringing the combined seven-day decline to... Read more
Clinical Pakistan march on with UAE victory
Pakistan continued their revival in the World Cup with a professional batting and bowling performance in a 129-run win against United Arab Emirates in Napier on Wednesday. Opener Ahmed Shehzad fell seven short of his maiden World Cup hundred while Haris Sohail (70) and skipper Misbah-ul-Haq chipped in with... Read more
TAPI pipeline project runs into snags
The government, while voicing concern over the gas price agreed by the previous Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) administration for a transnational pipeline, considers the project structure very complex that will require a conflict resolution mechanism to settle issues that arise in dealing with India and Afghanistan. This is the... Read more