Dr. Asim Hussain leads prayer
Former petroleum minister and close aide of co-chairman Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) Asif Ali Zardari Dr. Asim Hussain led...
Govt re-appoints Dr. Irshad as FBR chairman
The federal government has appointed Dr. Irshad as chairman of the Federal Board of Revenue. According to sources sources, a...
Overweight Marlon Tapales stripped of off championship
Filipino Marlon Tapales has been stripped of his World Boxing Organization bantamweight title after failing to make the weight...
British teacher jailed for trying to join IS
London: A chemistry teacher was jailed for six years in Britain on Thursday for trying to join Islamic State jihadists fighting in Syria, against the wishes of his family who desperately tried to stop him. Jamshed Javeed, 30, one of a group of radicalised Muslims from Manchester in northwest... Read more
New Delhi: India said Thursday it had asked YouTube to block access to a documentary about a savage gang-rape in Delhi, after barring broadcasters from airing the film. The authorities also confirmed that a legal notice had been issued to the BBC late Wednesday, asking it not to broadcast... Read more
Play on young muslim female boxers in UK to be staged soon
The portrayal of Muslims in Bradford is that everyone is really extremist and people don’t let their girls do anything. A group of young British Pakistani girls from Bradford punch and jab heavy bags that hang from the ceiling of Huggy’s Boxing Gym — a stark comparison to the... Read more
PMLN leads Upper house by 16 seats
Islamabad: According to the unofficial results for the Senate Elections 2015 Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) has the majority party in the upper house by securing 16 seats and Pakistan People’s Party 5. The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) has postponed the election for four Senate seats from FATA while polling time for... Read more
Another legal blow for Dr Shakil Afridi
Peshawar: A Pakistani doctor jailed after helping the CIA in the hunt for Osama bin Laden faces fresh legal turmoil after the tribunal hearing his appeal was dissolved, officials said Thursday. Shakeel Afridi was jailed for 33 years in May 2012 after he was convicted of ties to militants,... Read more
Sonam Kapoor yet to get discharged
Mumbai: Actress Sonam Kapoor says she is recuperating well from swine flu, but will not be discharged from Kokilaben Hospital yet. The daughter of actor-producer Anil Kapoor took to micro-blogging site Twitter to update her fans about her health condition and dismiss reports of her being discharged later Thursday. Sonam... Read more
India trying to distract Pakistan from war on terror : Khawaja Asif
With Pakistan aggressively fighting militants in the wake of Peshawar school attack, Minister for Water and Power Khawaja Asif blamed India for disturbing border peace with incessant ceasefire violations and trying to divert Pakistan’s attention away from the Western border. In an interview with the BBC, the federal minister... Read more
Iran demands extradition of arrested terrorist commander
Iran earlier today demanded the extradition of a senior Jundullah commander, who was arrested over the weekend from Balochistan, Iran’s semi-official Fars news agency reported, according to an Associated Press report. The Fars agency quoted Chief of Iran’s branch of Interpol General Masoud Rezvani as saying that Tehran is... Read more
Bomb Blast outside City courts Karachi
An explosion was heard outside the city court in Karachi this afternoon as a result of a hand grenade attack. According to initial reports, a storage room was targeted by the blast during afternoon prayers. No casualties have been reported so far. The Bomb Disposal Squad has arrived at the scene... Read more
National savings: A purview
According to the latest data released by the State Bank of Pakistan (SBP), savings mobilised under the NSS in January alone amounted to Rs34.4 billion, which is 11.1% less than the corresponding figure for the same month of the last fiscal year. Overal savings mobilisation by the National Savings... Read more
KSE market watch: Bulls make cautious return
The bourse saw yet another day of highly volatile trade, making an intra-day high of 33,464 but failed to maintain its momentum amid reports of foreign institutional investor selling. At the close of the business day, the Karachi Stock Exchange (KSE) benchmark 100-share index rose 0.16% or 54.17 points... Read more
US Jury convicts Pakistani of terror plot
A Pakistani man was convicted yesterday in the US of charges of conspiring with Al Qaeda to bomb targets in Europe and the United States. Abid Naseer, 28, was found guilty by a federal jury in Brooklyn for providing material support to al Qaeda and conspiring to use a destructive... Read more
US ambassador to Korea has his face slashed open
The U.S. ambassador to South Korea was slashed in the face by an unidentified assailant at a public forum in the capital early morning today, police and a witness said. Ambassador Mark Lippert was attending a breakfast forum in central Seoul when a man attacked him, slashing him in... Read more
Apex court orders LB elections within 4 months
The Supreme Court yesterday directed the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) to complete the process of holding local body elections in Punjab and Sindh within four months. Rejecting the commission’s proposed schedule, the apex court asked the ECP to complete the process in four months instead of 10 months.... Read more