Stunning Lyon, Starc catches floor England
Two freakish Australian catches rocked England´s diminishing hopes of saving the second Ashes Test on a fast-moving third day...
‘Kwaussie’ named Australian word of the year
Inspired by a dual citizenship crisis plaguing politics in Australia, the term “Kwaussie” — a mix of Kiwi and...
Pakistan has potential for strong economic growth: study
Pakistan has the potential for achieving strong economic growth till 2030, says a study, provided it successfully overcomes five major...
Elected LG raps. to aid in anti Polio drive in Baluchistan
 Secretary Health Balochistan Noorul Haq Baloch has said his department is going to restructure the anti-polio campaigns by involving more local elected members at the union council level across Balochistan. He was presiding over a high-level meeting to review the anti-polio campaigns in the largest but most sparsely populated province... Read more
Govt trying its best to extradite Uzair Baloch
The government of Pakistan is utilising all its resources to seek custody of Uzair Baloch, leader of the now defunct Peoples Aman Committee and a Lyari-based gang. This was revealed by the police before the Sindh High Court (SHC) The police disclosed this information in a report submitted to... Read more
Punjab Assembly enhances penalties for child marriage
It was a busy day at the punjab assembly as the legislators earlier today, passed  as many as 11 bills and amendments in the existing law, three of which deal with family laws and courts, as well as enhancing penalties on child marriages – all within an hour during the session.... Read more
PLO decides to end security cooperation with Israel
The Palestinian Liberation Organisation’s central council decided earlier yesterday  to end security cooperation with Israel, in a potentially explosive move after the Jewish state cut off a key source of funds. The PLO council decided “to stop security cooperation in all its forms with the occupying power” which it... Read more
High level German delegation in Pakistan
A high-level German delegation will visit Pakistan for exploring investment opportunities in different sectors of the country, Radio Pakistan reported earlier today. The German Ambassador to Islamabad Dr. Cyrill Nunn met Chairman Board of Investment Dr. Miftah Ismail in Islamabad and made an announcement about his visit. Nunn said German... Read more
Govt intent on making car makers pay interest to buyers
The government is considering the option of forcing local car assemblers to pay “interest” on the upfront money they collect from customers,in case they fail to deliver vehicles in a stipulated period, according to a proposal in the new auto policy. In market parlance the amount is known as “Own” ... Read more
KSE Market Watch: Bull firmly in control
The stock market, which had been in steady decline continued to rise yesterday, driven by the oil sector. The Karachi Stock Exchange (KSE) benchmark 100-share index closed with a rise of 0.38% or 125.88 points to end at 33,368.83. JS Global analyst Muhammad Mobeen said that the Fatima Group of Companies... Read more
Unimaginable Barbarity continues: ISIL destroys ancient city of Nimrud
The self styled “Islamic State” group has begun bulldozing the ancient Assyrian city of Nimrud in Iraq, the government said, in the terrorist group’s latest attack on the country’s historical heritage. IS “assaulted the historic city of Nimrud and bulldozed it with heavy vehicles,” the tourism and antiquities ministry said... Read more
Shall i send tail-ender Irfan to Bat? asks Misbah
Captain Misbahul Haq lashed out after scathing criticism from ex-players who advised him to think out of the box,. He asked: Should (hapless) tailender Mohammad Irfan be sent in as a World Cup opener? Team green’s top order has flopped miserably in the last four games with opening stands... Read more
SC orders ECP to give schedule for LB polls within 4 days
The Supreme Court (SC) earlier today ordered the Election Commission of Pakistan to present a schedule for holding local government (LG) polls on March 10. During the hearing, Justice Jawwad S Khawaja said unjustified delay in holding polls will not be allowed in any case. “We are trying to... Read more
US newspaper voices fears over Karachi atomic plants
A leading American newspaper, ‘The Washington Post’ reported what they claim is a  ‘real nightmare’ that  could  (potentially) be unfolding in Karachi, as Pakistan will be supplied with two large nuclear reactors from China to aid the country in its energy crisis. There has always been fear among world... Read more
Swat women’s rights activist recieves coveted award
After Swat’s own Nobel Peace Prize laureate Malala Yousafzai, the valley has cause for joy yet again. Tabassum Adnan , founder of her NGO Khwendo Jirga, or Sister’s Council, a women-only jirga was awarded the 2015 Secretary of State’s International Women of Courage Award in recognition of her services... Read more
Expats play major role in Nation’s economy: Nawaz Sharif
Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif said earlier today in Saudi Arabia (where he  is on a three day state visit) that the Pakistani expatriate community has an important role to play in improving the economy of the country. Addressing a delegation of Pakistani community in Madina, the premier lauded the... Read more
Jew viciously beaten  by fundamentalists in Karachi
Fishel Benkhald, is a member of the Jewish community who is leading a campaign to restore Karachi’s Jewish cemetery. He was attacked after agreeing to debate over minority rights. Benkhald, from his Twitter account @Jew_Pakistani alleged Fishel Benkhald, while speaking to Arutz Sheva on Thursday said “I was debating over Twitter with... Read more