SECP chairman Zafar Hijazi arrested for tampering with record
Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) on Friday arrested Security & Exchange Commission of Pakistan (SECP) chairman Zafar Hijazi. FIA arrested SECP...
More rain forecasts in southern parts of country
The Pakistan Meteorological Department (MET) on Friday forecast more monsoon rain in the southern parts of the country. According...
FIR lodged for attempted murder of medical student in Lahore
A FIR has been lodged  for injuring the student of a private medical college, Lahore. According to sources, victim...
Indian minister catches camera in ladies changing room
GOA: Bharatiya Janta Party (BJP) leader and Indian Minister for Human Resources Development Smriti Irani complained that a boutique in the city of Goa had a closed-circuit TV peeping into a ladies changing room. The minister was in the changing room when she was informed by her assistant about... Read more
Jail officials receive notification to interrogate Mirza
QUETTA: Machh jail officials received a notification on Saturday to interrogate Saulat Mirza. Yesterday, moving on the directives of the federal government, Sindh government formed a new six-member Joint Investigation Team to afresh interrogate death row prisoner Saulat Mirza. The JIT will visit the Machh jail, however the date... Read more
‘Furious 7’ Tops $60 Million at International Box Office
Action film‘ Fast and Furious 7’  takes in record-breaking numbers in 45 territories over two days “Furious 7” has done $60 million at the international box office after only being open for two days. Initially it was opened in 12 territories on Wednesday and added 33 new openings on... Read more
Yemen Conflict: 150 Pakistanis board PN Ship to return home
ISLAMABAD: Around 150 Pakistanis stranded in war-torn Yemen have now boarded a Pakistan Navy vessel on Saturday to return home. Foreign Office Spokeswoman Tasnim Aslam said in a Twitter message that Pakistan Navy ship is docked at Ash Shihr port in south of Yemen at Al Mukallah. “Around 150... Read more
Rangers conduct a search operation in a government hospital
Karachi: Rangers conducted a search operation in a government hospital in Manghopir  on Saturday. According to Ranger’s sources, the paramilitary force searched several wards of the hospital and a heavy contingent of Rangers personnel was deployed in the area. However, no arrests has been confirmed yet. On March 30, around 18 men... Read more
Afghanistan’s daring, taboo-smashing feminist TV drama
Kabul: In a grimy Kabul street, the director gives the order to roll the cameras, and filming starts on a remarkable new TV drama that boldly challenges taboos about women in conservative Afghanistan. Shereen, the star, enters the scene and buys a few things from street vendors when suddenly... Read more
A positive spin: Ajmal hopes to turn back time after ‘rebirth’
KARACHI: With tighter rules regarding bowling-arm flex keeping Saeed Ajmal out of international cricket for more than seven months, the cleared-again off-spinner is keen to reassert his authority on international cricket instantly by being the best bowler against Bangladesh with his remodelled action. Ajmal sat out the World Cup after... Read more
UN Security Council to discuss pause in Yemen strikes
UNITED NATIONS: The UN Security Council will meet Saturday to discuss a Russian proposal for humanitarian pauses in the Saudi-led air campaign in Yemen, diplomats said. Russia called for the meeting amid growing alarm over the rising civilian death toll from the fighting in Yemen. UN aid chief Valerie... Read more
Khan chides Altaf after last night PTI-MQM clash in Karachi
ISLAMABAD: Following last night clashes between workers of PTI and MQM in Karachi, PTI Chairman Imran Khan on Saturday threatened to press charges against Altaf Hussain in London if any harm was done to any of his party workers during the upcoming by-polls of NA-246 Karachi. “PTI has got... Read more
Shahbaz lauds skills of the counter-terrorism force
LAHORE: The passing out parade of the second batch of Counter-Terrorism Force (CFT) Punjab held in Lahore on Saturday where besides men, women are also included in this batch of the anti-terrorism force. Addressing the passing out parade, Chief Minister Punjab Shahbaz Sharif, who was the chief guest, said... Read more
Interest payment on domestic debt up 18pc in July-Jan
KARACHI: Interest payment on domestic debts showed a growth of 18.2 per cent during July-January period of 2014-15. The government’s approach to accumulate long-term domestic debts is hurting economy as interest on such debts is much higher. The State Bank in its latest Monetary Policy Information Compendium for March... Read more
Cotton production reaches 14.838 million bales
KARACHI: Pakistan is poised to harvest bumper cotton crop of around 15 million bales this season (2014-15) as phutti (seed cotton) arrivals have increased by 11 per cent year-on-year so far. According to Pakistan Cotton Ginners Association’s (PCGA) data released on Friday, 14.838m bales reached ginners from the cotton... Read more
PM returns home after visit to Turkey
ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif returned home Friday after a day-long visit to Turkey. The Prime Minister during his visit met Turkish leaders and discussed the situation in Yemen and ways to find a peaceful resolution. The Prime Minister had in-depth consultations with Turkish Prime Minister, Ahmet Davutoglu... Read more
US seeks to boost trade ties with Pakistan
LAHORE: There is a great potential for stronger economic and trade ties between the US and Pakistan and both countries can play a vital role to further enhance bilateral trade in future. These views were expressed by US Consul-General Zachary Harkenrider while addressing a meeting at the Lahore Chamber... Read more