KMC, Bahria Town sign MoU to lift garbage from Karachi
The Karachi Metropolitan Corporation (KMC) and Bahria Town have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to lift garbage from...
Fire erupts in Islamabad’s ‘Sasta Bazaar’
Fire erupted in Islamabad’s ‘Sasta Bazaar’ on Wednesday morning. According to the Capital police, fire has erupted in clothing...
COAS inquires, IK prays for Kulsoom Nawaz’s health
Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa called former prime minister Nawaz Sharif and expressed his prayers...
Karachi University: illegal employees consume Rs.100m annually
KARACHI: Over 500 illegal employees of the Karachi University (KU) continue to take home millions of rupees in salaries and allowances, two and a half years after an inquiry report in this context was submitted to the varsity’s syndicate, the highest decision-making body. Since the submission of the report... Read more
Yemen rendezvous:  opposition parties against troop dispatch
ISLAMABAD: Opposition parties on Tuesday unanimously decided to oppose joining Saudi-led coalition strikes on Yemen rebels. “There is confusion in the policy statement of Federal Defence Minister Khawaja Asif,” opposition parties said, adding that the statement shows government is trying to hide something. Earlier, Khawaja Asif told the join... Read more
The Most Colorful Places On Earth
Hi. These places exist. No, not in dreams or hallucinations or Wes Anderson movies, but right here on this beautiful, mysterious planet. We just thought you should know. Lavender Fields, France In the summer months, the rolling lavender fields of Provence teem with bright purple blooms as far as... Read more
Reach Mars in 39 days with plasma rocket
WASHINGTON: A US-based rocket propulsion company is developing an engine that could take humans to the Red Planet in just 39 days and it has got funding from Nasa to accomplish the task. A spacecraft normally takes several months to reach Mars. According to Franklin Chang-Diaz, CEO of the... Read more
Sri Lanka, Pakistan sign six MoUs to enhance cooperation
ISLAMABAD: Pakistan and Sri Lanka signed several agreements on Monday to enhance bilateral cooperation in various fields. Sri Lanka’s president Maithripala Sirisena swept to power in January, ending a decade of rule by Mahinda Rajapakse, and has moved to reduce China’s influence in his country, which had irked India.... Read more
“Go Imran Go” slogans in Parliament
ISLAMABAD: Parliament’s special session on Yemen was abuzz with slogans of “go Imran go” as Chairman Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman, Imran Khan, rejoined the house after a 7-month boycott. Khan made a return to the Parliament on the occasion of joint session convened by the government to debate Pakistan’s... Read more
No compromise on Saudi security: Defence Minister
ISLAMABAD: Federal Defence Minister Khawaja Asif on Monday reaffirmed government’s pledge to defend Saudi Arabia’s territorial integrity and sovereignty. “There should be no ambiguity that if the security of Saudi territory is at stake Pakistan will stand by for support,” he told lawmakers at start of Parliament’s joint session... Read more
Pakistanis have gotten a new lease of life because of Bollywood: Mahesh Bhatt
Veteran filmmaker Mahesh Bhatt believes that Bollywood is largely responsible for reviving the “non-existent” cinema industry in Pakistan. Bhatt expressed this sentiment on his return to India after a successful staging of a play based on his 1989 film Daddy in Karachi. The play opened to a full house... Read more
Ali Zafar rejects 3 Bollywood films to work in Pakistani film
The famous singer-turned-actor, Ali Zafar, rejected three Bollywood films in order to concentrate on his first Pakistani film. The Channo singer revealed that this year he plans to work and dedicate his time solely towards Lollywood. Ali’s Bollywood debut film Tere Bin Laden led him to offers from six... Read more
Severe storm kills 24, injures over 50 in Bangladesh
DHAKA: A severe storm sweeping across Bangladesh killed at least 24 people and injured dozens more mostly in Bogra district in the northern part of the country, police and officials said on Sunday. Women and children were among the dead who included some victims in the capital Dhaka, they... Read more
Netanyahu blasts Iran nuclear deal
WASHINGTON: Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Sunday again denounced the agreement between Tehran and world powers as a “bad deal” that “endangers” Israel and will leave Iran with a large nuclear infrastructure. An outline deal agreed in Switzerland on Thursday paves the way for Tehran to curtail its... Read more
Army to decide about Pakistan’s role in Yemen: Sheikh
ISLAMABAD: Chief of Awami Muslim League (AML), Sheikh Rasheed Ahmed, claimed on Monday that only army would take a final decision about Pakistan’s role in Saudi-led coalition against Yemen rebels. “Anyone who thinks this Assembly can decide about Pakistan’s role in Yemen crisis is a fool. Today’s session is... Read more
Non-release of funds: Majority of development projects in doldrums
With huge revenue slippages and substantial additional expenditures arising out of security operations and the resettlement of displaced persons, the government seems to have put a tight funding squeeze on development programmes — both at the federal and provincial levels. This is indicated by the federal development spending. According... Read more
Rupee report: Rupee mixed against dollar
The rupee gave a mixed performance against the dollar last week. It fell in the first couple of trading sessions before regaining some lost value later on. At the interbank market, the rupee started the week by losing two paisas, sending the greenback up at Rs101.90 and Rs101.92 against... Read more