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...
US drone strike accounts for senior TTP commander
The Pakistani Taliban earlier today admitted that a US drone strike in eastern Afghanistan had killed a senior commander who was a close associate of two of the group’s former chiefs. “Commander Khawery Mehsud embraced martyrdom in a US drone strike, along with two others, in Afghan territory” near... Read more
Sindh governor refutes resignation rumours
Governor Sindh Dr Ishratul Ebad Khan has categorically denied that he was considering to resign from his post in the aftermath of startling revelations by former MQM activist and death row convict Saulat Mirza. He stated that all such speculation were rumours. Speaking to the media, the governor said... Read more
Saulat’s execution extended for a month
 Former Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) worker, Saulat Mirza’s execution now has been extended for 30 days. Initially it was for 72 hours. Earlier, authorities had delayed by three days the hanging of the political activist convicted of a triple homicide, as a video of him emerged claiming his party chief... Read more
Cricket: India reach World Cup semi-finals — Pakistan next?
Sydney: India cruised into the World Cup semi-finals Thursday with a crushing 109-run win over Bangladesh, setting up a possible showdown with bitter rivals Pakistan for a place in the final. Rohit Sharma’s 137 helped the defending champions shake-off Bangladesh’s shackles to pile-up 302 for six at the Melbourne... Read more
Kim Kardashian on mission to get pregnant
Los Angeles: Reality TV star Kim Kardashian is “on a mission” to get pregnant. She is determined to have another baby with her husband Kanye West after their 20-month-old daughter North West. Speaking at the premiere of the new “Keeping Up With The Kardashians” series, Kim said she has... Read more
Shafqat Hussain death reprieve cheers up family
Karachi: The brother of a Pakistani man condemned to death as a teenager spoke Thursday of his relief after the president granted a stay of execution. Shafqat Hussain, convicted of killing a seven-year-old boy in Karachi in 2004, was just hours away from the gallows when the delay order... Read more
PPP calls-off coalition with MQM
Karachi: Another blow for Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) as Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) has decided not to form a coalition with MQM in the provincial government of Sindh. According to PPP sources, in a high level meeting chaired by Co-chairman Asif Ali Zardari in Bilawal House, Karachi came to the conclusion that... Read more
Govt decides to form a JIT to interrogate Saulat Mirza
Karachi: After  Saulat Mirza’s unexpected video statement on Wednesday night, government has decided to form a new  JIT to interrogate Mirza. According to sources, government has decided to form a new JIT to interrogate Mirza following his revelations. On the other hand, jail authorities in a letter to the court seeked a... Read more
UN also tells Pakistan to stop hanging convicts
Taking a cue from the European Union, the United Nations (UN) has urged Pakistan to reinstate the moratorium on the death penalty with immediate effect, expressing deep concern at the increasing number and pace of executions in the country since December 2004. “The right to life is a fundamental... Read more
Tunis museum attack: Govt promises merciless war
Tunisia’s president promised to wage a “merciless war against terrorism” after gunmen killed 17 foreign tourists and two Tunisians in a daylight attack in the birthplace of the Arab Spring. As the international community denounced yesterday’s assault on the National Bardo Museum in Tunis, which also left more than... Read more
MQM Rabta committee condemns arrests of party workers
Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) Rabita Committee has condemned the recent arrests of party workers and raids on their houses in Karachi. In a statement, the Rabita Committee issued details of 19 workers and office-bearers who have been arrested by police and Rangers. “Privacy and sanctity of homes is being... Read more
Oregon women sets herself on fire, crashes car, jumps of highway… and lives
An Oregon woman who set herself on fire while driving, crashed her car on an interstate and then jumped off a highway bridge to a park below, survived the ordeal and was being treated at Portland area hospital, police said on Friday. Another driver reported in an emergency call... Read more
World Cup 2015: All conquering India rout Bangladesh with crushing win
Defending champions India crushed Bangladeshi minnows World Cup dreams  with a crushing 109-run win at the Melbourne Cricket Ground to roar into the semi-finals earlier today. The two-time champions stretched their unbeaten tournament run to seven wins and will now face either co-hosts Australia or Pakistan in Sydney on March... Read more
Pappu: Perveen Rehman’s target killer arrested
Mansehra police arrested a notorious target killer involved in murder of social worker Parveen Rehman. The renowned social worker and Director Orangi Town Pilot Project was gunned down near her office in Karachi’s Orangi Town in 2013. According to DSP Headquarters, target-killer Ahmed Husain alias Pappu Shah was residing... Read more