Drone strike killed three in Kurram Agency
At least three people were killed in a drone strike at a hideout of Taliban commander in Kurram Agency ...
US Embassy to lead Pakistani delegation on power generation
Economic Counselor of US Embassy William Laitinen will be leading a delegation of Pakistani government and business officials to...
Pakistan auctions Sukuk, Euro Bonds worth $2.5 bn
Pakistan has successfully executed US $ 1.0 billion five years Sukuk and US $ 1.5 billion ten years Eurobond...
Pakistan gets $1.2 billion offers for HBL shares
Karachi: The Pakistani government has had offers of more than $1.2 billion for its remaining stake in the country’s largest private bank HBL, exceeding expectations, a minister said Friday. The deal to offload the goverment’s 41.5 percent share in HBL, likely to be approved on Saturday, would be the... Read more
NASA names asteroid Malala
Washington: Nobel Peace Prize winner Malala Yousafzai now has an asteroid named after her, according to the Malala Fund. Dr. Amy Mainzer, astronomer at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in California, USA, named Asteroid 316201 after Malala. It is an asteroid in the Main Belt between Mars and Jupiter; it... Read more
Sadqay Tumhare Bags Most Awards
Hosted by Hamza Ali Abbasi, Sanam Jung, Vasay Chaudhry and Ahmad Ali Butt, the third HUM TV Awards 2015 declared the love-intrigue dramaSadqay Tumhare as the clear winner with it winning in 10 categories! Sadqay Tumhare bagged 10 awards in the following categories: Best Drama Serial (Popular) Ehtesham Ud... Read more
Zimbabwe may end international cricket draught in Pakistan
Lahore: The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) and the Zimbabwe Cricket Union (ZCU) are close to finalising a one-day international series that will be held in Karachi and Lahore next month. A senior official of the PCB confirmed Thursday that it had sent a tentative itinerary of three one-day internationals... Read more
Continuation of the Yemen conflict will impact regional security: Corps Commander
Rawalpindi: The 18th Corps Commander’s Conference was held at General Headquarters (GHQ) today (Friday) to reviewed the crisis in Yemen. Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Raheel Sharif chaired over the conference. According to ISPR, Participants dwelt on professional matters, operational preparedness of the army and internal and external security situation... Read more
Promoted Sarfaraz says Bangladesh will not be taken lightly
Lahore : Fast-rising wicketkeeper Sarfaraz Ahmed on Thursday vowed to take the new-look side to the next level after his elevation to the one-day and Twenty20 vice-captaincy. Under new one-day captain Azhar Ali, Pakistan are hoping for a fresh start when they start their Bangladesh tour next week following... Read more
Turkey’s top religious authority deems toilet paper ‘halal’
Turkey’s top religious authority stated in a fatwa on Thursday that Muslims are ‘allowed’ to use toilet paper if water is not available, clarifying that water is still ‘preferable’ for cleansing after using the washroom. “If water cannot be found for cleansing, other cleaning materials can be used,” the... Read more
The trailer for Humayun Saeed and Mahira Khan’s much anticipated Bin Royereleased today and has left us more impatient than ever for its release. The trailer starts off with Mahira running around in fields, looking chirpy as ever and goes on to show multiple shots of Armeena Rana Khan’s... Read more
Lakhvi released from Adiala Jail today, India outraged
Islamabad:Zaki ur Rehman Lakhvi was released from Adiala Jail Friday (today), after the government failed to present sensitive records against him in the court. Justice Muhammad Anwarul Haq of Lahore High Court suspended the detention of Lakhvi (55) under Maintenance of Public Order.The judge ordered Lakhvi to submit two... Read more
Pakistan reiterates to stand by Saudi Arabia; observe neutrality in Yemen crisis
Islamabad:Parliament of Pakistan on Friday resolved to stand by Saudi Arabia if its sovereignty or territorial integrity is threatened and reaffirmed efforts for brining normalcy to Yemen crisis. The Parliament also resolved to observe neutrality in the Yemen crisis and continue political and diplomatic efforts for peaceful resolution of... Read more
15 killed in Afghan bombings, including attack on NATO convoy
JALALABAD: A Taliban suicide car bomb targeted a NATO convoy in eastern Afghanistan Friday, killing at least three civilians as security forces brace for a full-blown insurgent offensive in the spring fighting season. Separately, 12 civilians onboard a minivan were killed when a roadside bomb struck their vehicle in... Read more
Evacuation of Pakistanis from Yemen concludes: FO
Islamabad: The emergency evacuation of Pakistanis stranded in Yemen concluded on April 7, Foreign Office Spokesperson Tasneem Aslam said in a statement. The FO spokesperson said 1,019 Pakistanis had been evacuated during the last ten days from Yemen via special flights, navy ships and through land from Oman. According... Read more
Parliament passes resolution urging neutrality in Yemen crisis
Islamabad: Pakistan’s parliament on Friday urged the government to stay out of the conflict in Yemen, rejecting Saudi demands for Islamabad to join its coalition against Huthi rebels. A unanimous resolution passed by a special session of parliament backed the government’s commitment to protect Saudi Arabia’s territory, which has... Read more
Non-verified SIMs will be shut on April 12: PTA Chairman
Islamabad: Pakistan Telecommunications Authority (PTA) Chairman Dr Syed Ismail Shah said on Friday that all non-verified SIMs will be shut in the country on April 12. Speaking to reporters in Lahore, Dr Ismail emphasised there would be no extension in the date for SIM verification. “The SIMs not verified... Read more