Iran’s Mahan Air to launch Tehran-Lahore flights from Dec 18
Iran’s Mahan Air has announced two weekly flights between Tehran and Lahore from December 18. According to Iranian state...
Modric latest La Liga player to be accused of tax fraud
Real Madrid midfielder Luka Modric has been accused by Spanish prosecutors of tax fraud of up to 870,728 euros...
North Korea tests most advanced missile yet; US mainland in range
North Korea test fired its most advanced intercontinental ballistic yet on Wednesday, putting the US mainland within range and...
Zimbabwe expected to tour Pakistan for one-day series
Zimbabwe have agreed to tour Pakistan for a five-match one-day series next month, the first Test-playing nation to visit in six years, Pakistan’s cricket chief said Thursday. “Zimbabwe’s final reply is that yes we want to come to Pakistan and although there are some details to be finalised we... Read more
Rangers to deploy for NA-246 by-polls: ECP
Karachi: Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) has decided to deploy the paramilitary Rangers inside and outside the polling stations of NA-246 on April 23. According to the ECP, the decision has been taken in the wake of law and order situation in Karachi. The head of the Rangers team during... Read more
JC asks political parties to submit statment over rigging
The Judicial Commission (JC) to probe allegations of rigging in the 2013 General Elections sought proposals from political parties to submit brief statement accompanied by supporting evidence or material. The JC also asked to submit proposals to the Secretary to the Commission by April 15. The JC has decided... Read more
Steps being taken for Balochistan’s development: PM
Islamabad – Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Thursday said that the government was taking steps for the development of Balochistan to improve the living standard of its people. Talking to Pakistan Muslim League-N (PML-N) Balochistan President and senior Minister Sanaullah Zehri here at the PM House, the prime minister... Read more
Hamza first Pakistani to qualify for Asia Golf Tour
Islamabad: Pakistan’s proud golfer Hamza Amin, son of former Pakistan star golfer Taimoor Hassan, becomes the only Pakistani to qualify for the golf’s highly prestigious Asia-Oceania Circle which makes him eligible to participate in Australian Open Golf Championship to be held in November this year. Hamza, 27, said: “I... Read more
Massive plant that waited 80 years to flower is taken down
A University of Michigan horticulture expert has sawed down a towering plant that lived an unexpectedly long 80 years before completing its one-time-only flowering process. Matthaei Botanical Gardens horticulture manager Mike Palmer used a hand saw to bring down the American agave on Wednesday. Palmer says although he was sad... Read more
PPP’s Chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari not mature for politics yet: Co-Chairman
Karachi: Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) Co-Chairman, Asif Ali Zardari said on Thursday that PPP Chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari is under training in London adding that he is still in his youth and needs to mature before he is re-launched on the political stage. Addressing the media in Karachi at... Read more
‘’World first’’ for extreme premature baby dialysis in Poland
Legnica: An extremely premature Polish infant weighing just 820 grammes (1.8 pounds) has become the world´s smallest and youngest patient to escape death thanks to an artificial kidney, according to the doctor who oversaw the treatment. Born 15 weeks early, Kamil nearly died from organ failure a few days... Read more
True Brew Records : Pakistan’s largest independent music fest presents 2nd edition of ‘Storm in a Teacup’
Following its triumphant success in 2014, Jamal Rahman, music producer and CEO of True Brew Records, is all set to yet again present Pakistan’s largest independent music festival ‘Storm in a Teacup’ for the second time, on Sunday 12. A collaboration between True Brew Records, 141 schools project, the... Read more
PFDC Sunsilk Fashion Week announces dates
In the lead up to the 8th PFDC Sunsilk Fashion Week being held from the April 18-21, 2015, the Pakistan Fashion Design Council (PFDC) reveal their participating designers, textile houses and high-street brands along with information on their evolving corporate synergies. Indeed the 8th PFDC Sunsilk Fashion Week marks... Read more
Paper to reel: ‘Karachi, You’re Killing Me’ to be adapted for Bollywood
Pakistani journalist and author Saba Imtiaz’s debut novel Karachi, You’re Killing Me is now set to be filmed with a reworked plot based in Delhi by the filmmakers of Bollywood flick ‘Airlift’. The film is set to be shot in Delhi instead of Karachi, the actual setting of the... Read more
Pakistan nowhere close to reaching 2015 education goals: UN
Paris: Pakistan, Yemen and several countries in sub-Saharan Africa were nowhere close to meeting their 2015 education goals, UN said on Thursday in its annual report. The intergovernmental organisation gave a third of the world’s countries a passing grade for efforts to provide universal basic education, but said most governments had... Read more
SBP restores advance payment facility
Karachi: The State Bank has restored advance payment facility (up to $10000) for importers without requirement of letters of credit or bank guarantee. In a circular to all banks on Wednesday, it said that in order to facilitate importers to cater to their genuine small import needs, “it has... Read more
Chinese group plans to invest in $2.1bn Pakistan coal-fired power project
Karachi: State-run Power Construction Corp of China Ltd plans to invest in a $2.1 billion coal-fired power project in Pakistan as part of a broad economic cooperation between Beijing and Islamabad, the company said on Thursday. It will get a 51 per cent stake in the project near Karachi,... Read more