India’s Muslim meat traders plan legal action against govt over new rules
Indian meat traders plan to take the government to court over new rules banning the trading of cattle including...
Hussain Nawaz reluctant to appear before JIT
Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif’s son Hussain Nawaz has refused to appear before the Joint Investigation Team (JIT) citing reservations...
Police arrest 44-year-old man in connection with Manchester bombing
A 44-year-old man was arrested in connection with the suicide attack on a concert in Manchester. According to Metropolitan...
Little Boy gets stuck in vending machine
A boy in South Korea managed to get himself stuck in a toy vending machine. The boy, whose last name is Lee, was on his way to school in the capital Seoul when he stopped to try and get a toy from the machine yesterday morning. Refusing to be... Read more
AJK opposition locks doors of assembly hall
The Azad Jammu and Kashmir opposition parties took to  locking up the assembly to halt a legislative session Members of the opposition parties  the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz and the All Jammu and Kashmir Muslim Conference (AJKMC) locked the doors of the assembly and sat in front of them, forcing... Read more
Ayyan Ali provides proof of $500,000
Rawalpindi: Super Model Ayyan Ali who is imprisoned in the money laundering case has submitted proof of how she had acquired $500,000. Ayyan Ali was arrested from the Islamabad Airport on March 14 by customs officials accused of attempting to smuggle $500,000 to Dubai. A money laundering case was... Read more
KPK govt presents bill to end child labour
The KPK provincial government presented the K-P Prohibition of Employment of Children Bill 2015 and K-P Bonded Labour System (Abolition) Bill 2015 before the assembly. Special Assistant to the Chief Minister for Law Arif Yousaf placed the bills before the house. The Prohibition of Employment of Children Bill aims... Read more
Sindh to include Quad-e-Azam’s 11 August speech in curriculum
The Sindh government earlier this week decided to include Quaid-e-Azam Mohammad Ali Jinnah’s speech of Aug 11, 1947 in the curriculum of classes eight to 10. The decision to include the speech made by the Father of the Nation in his address to the first Constituent Assembly of Pakistan... Read more
$2b investment: Gras Group invests in poultry sector
The Gras Group of Industries is setting up an advanced poultry processing plant with an investment of Rs2 billion aimed at providing processed and oven-baked chicken products to consumers. The group is importing machinery from the Netherlands, manufactured by world-renowned Marel Company, to meet the increasing appetite for white... Read more
Guava exports set to rise after quality control measures
After an ardous process of  research and experimentation for over two months, the government and the private sector have succeeded in producing fruit fly-free guavas through Vapour Heat Treatment (VHT). All Pakistan Fruit and Vegetable Exporters Importers and Merchants Association (PFVA) and Pakistan Agricultural Research Council (PARC) – the... Read more
KSE market Watch: Bears over-run the bourse
In spite of a cut in the discount rate, the bourse continued continued to be over ran by bears as the index took another beating yesterday. At close on the first session of the week, the Karachi Stock Exchange (KSE)-100 Index fell 1.54% or 489.53 points to close at 31,310.73. JS Global... Read more
Super model Ayyan not provided VIP facilities.. On paper
The Adiala jail authorities have refused to provide B-class (VIP) facilities to super model Ayyan Ali. In a written reply submitted to the Custom Court judge Chaudhry Mumtaz Hussain yesterday, a jail official said that as the super model has been on judicial remand, she is not entitled to... Read more
Parents of Shafqat’s victim in hiding: Ch. Nisar
In a press conference yesterday, Federal Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan claimed that the parents of Umair, the seven-year-old murdered by Shafqat Hussain, were in hiding in Karachi after having been threatened to withdraw the case against Shafqat. He said “we are cognisant of the fact that where... Read more
Fed govt likely to set up judicial commission: PM Nawaz
The federal government is likely to issue an ordinance today to set up a judicial commission that will be tasked with investigating alleged rigging in last general elections.. Yesterday, all parliamentary parties endorsed establishment of the commission; however, Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) opposed the move. The Constitution of the... Read more
Bus accident: 50 ladies injured
More than fifty female factory workers sustained injuries after their speedy bus overturned near Pindi Bhattian The accident took place near Kot Naka area where a factory bus, carrying female laborers, overturned, leaving more than fifty workers injured. The injured workers were shifted to hospital for immediate treatment while some... Read more
80+ CM Quim Ali insists that there is no retirement age in politics
Sindh Chief Minister Qaim Ali Shah yesterday said that his age was not a hurdle for governance, adding he handles the work of 10 people alone. “There is no retirement age in politics,” he maintained. He also attempted to dispel the impression of an ‘MQM-centric’ targeted operation in Karachi.... Read more
30 terrorists liquidated in Tirah valley Airstrikes: ISPR
At least thirty terrorists, including foreigners and key commander, were killed during aerial strikes in Tirah Valley earlier today. ISPR said Pakistan Air Force (PAF) jets carried out early morning strikes and pounded militants’ hideouts in Tirah Valley of Khyber Agency near Afghanistan. Pakistani troops have been engaged in a... Read more