Drone strike killed three in Kurram Agency
At least three people were killed in a drone strike at a hideout of Taliban commander in Kurram Agency ...
US Embassy to lead Pakistani delegation on power generation
Economic Counselor of US Embassy William Laitinen will be leading a delegation of Pakistani government and business officials to...
Pakistan auctions Sukuk, Euro Bonds worth $2.5 bn
Pakistan has successfully executed US $ 1.0 billion five years Sukuk and US $ 1.5 billion ten years Eurobond...
Holy Cow II: India’s Haryana state bans beef
India’s northern Haryana yesterday toughened its ban on slaughtering cows and selling beef, including doubling jail terms to 10 years, becoming the second state to move recently on the religiously sensitive issue. The Haryana government passed legislation in state parliament banning the sale of beef and beef products and killing... Read more
Iraq’s “Angel of death” terrorizes ISIS
Known as Abu Azrael, (the father of the Archangel of Death in Islam), a  bearded massive militia fighter is basically the arch-nemesis of the ISIS terror group.  A Facebook page dedicated to the fighter in the Imam Ali Brigades Shiite militia lists him as a “public figure” and has been... Read more
$25 million diamond on display in UAE
An internally “flawless” 100-carat diamond was on display in Dubai ahead of being sold at auction next month by Sotheby’s, where it is reputed to fetch up to $25 million. The stone, which was discovered a decade ago in the De Beers mines of South Africa, will go under the... Read more
State wants minorities to live in harmony: PM Nawaz
 Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif said the government want minorities to live in harmony in the country. He said this while condemning the Lahore church attacks. “Minorities are an important segment of Pakistan’s multi-ethnic society that has contributed immensely towards the country’s progress,” the premier said earlier today. Nawaz claimed the... Read more
Man hunt launched for Gilgit check post attackers
Security forces remained in search of the Basari check post attackers and raided several houses in areas bordering Gilgit-Baltistan and Kohistan district yesterday. Unidentified men reported to be around 30 in number,  had launched an assault on the checkpoint situated on the Karakoram Highway in the early hours of... Read more
Family of under aged condemned convict pleads for mercy
The family of Shafqat Hussain, a young convict who is scheduled to be executed on March 19, has appealed to the president, chief justice, prime minister and interior minister to reopen the case. The family are residents of Muzafarabad, AJK. Shafqat was handed the death penalty by an anti-terrorism court (ATC)... Read more
Bone dry: KWSB stops water supply to large parts of karachi
The water supply to different areas today has been suspended as the Gharo pumping station of the Karachi Water Board is not functioning due to technical problem in the sub-station of Karachi Electric Supply Company Limited (K-electric). According to the Karachi Water Board spokesperson, the power of the pumping... Read more
Terror owl’s reign of terror ends in Holland
A bird dubbed the “terror owl” by the residents of a city in Holland  has finally been caught after it attacked more than 50 people. The European eagle owl had unleashed a reign of terror and was in the habit of swooping silently from above and attacking residents in... Read more
Rangers file charges against Altaf Hussain in ATC
In another unfolding development after the Rangers raid at MQM headquaters Nine Zero last week, a case was registered against MQM chief,  Altaf Hussain in Karachi. The case was registered at Civil Lines Police Station in Karachi, by a top Rangers official under anti-terrorism charges. Under the charges labeled in... Read more
Saudi woman to get 70 lashes for insulting man
A 32-year-old woman will receive 70 lashes and have to pay USD 5,332 fine for defaming a Saudi man on an instant messaging application. The woman was found guilty by a criminal court in Eastern Saudi Arabia of tarnishing the reputation of the complainant through WhatsApp, local media said... Read more
Govt will not halt ‘underage’ convict Shafqat Hussain’s execution
Fed. interior minister Ch. Nisar defended the Supreme Court’s decision to award death penalty to ‘underage’ convict Shafqat Hussain and said the government will not halt his execution. “I got his execution delayed and launched an investigation into it but there is nothing more that can be done,” the... Read more
5 cops arrested in Turbat over custodial killing
Five policemen were arrested in Turbat earlier yesterday for their suspected involvement in the murder of two suspects in police custody six days ago. On March 10, two men – Nasir Baloch from Panjgur and Saddam Sudeer Baloch from Turbat – had died under mysterious circumstances after being locked by... Read more
SCA wants implementation of control price for sugercane
The Sindh Chamber of Agriculture (SCA) has urged the government to ensure that the sugar mills pay the Sindh High Court (SHC) ordered rate of sugarcane. Over four months after the beginning of the dispute over the cane price between the mills and the farmers, the SHC last week ordered... Read more
Mobile phone subscriptions surge past 10 million
Cellular mobile operators managed to pass 10 million mobile broadband subscriptions as biometric verification of subscriber identity module (SIM) cards slowed down growth in February 2015, statistics from Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) revealed. The total number of third-generation (3G) mobile subscriptions increased to 10.3 million as CMOs added 1.2... Read more