Stunning Lyon, Starc catches floor England
Two freakish Australian catches rocked England´s diminishing hopes of saving the second Ashes Test on a fast-moving third day...
‘Kwaussie’ named Australian word of the year
Inspired by a dual citizenship crisis plaguing politics in Australia, the term “Kwaussie” — a mix of Kiwi and...
Pakistan has potential for strong economic growth: study
Pakistan has the potential for achieving strong economic growth till 2030, says a study, provided it successfully overcomes five major...
Imran urges Karachiites vote for PTI
Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan said that his dream for naya Pakistan would materialize with the support of Karachi. “I have a dream of Naya Pakistan and it can’t be realized until people of Karachi play their role,” he told his supporters who gathered on Shara-e-Pakistan as parts... Read more
Bangladesh secure first series victory over Pakistan
Dhaka: Bangladesh recorded their first series win against Pakistan after opener Tamim Iqbal’s second successive century secured a seven-wicket victory in the second one-day international on Sunday. After restricting Pakistan to a modest 239 for six, the hosts returned with Tamim, who had scored 132 in his team’s victory... Read more
President summons joint sitting of Parliament
Islamabad: The President has summoned the the joint sitting of the National Assembly and Senate here at the Parliament House  on April 21 (Tuesday) at 9.25 am. The President has summoned the joint session of the Parliament in exercise of the powers conferred by Clause (1) of Article 54... Read more
Nasim, Riaz steer Pakistan to 239-6 against Bangladesh
Saad Nasim and Wahab Riaz smashed unbeaten half-centuries to lift Pakistan to a competitive 239 for six in their second one-day international against Bangladesh in Dhaka on Sunday. Pakistan, needing a win to level the three-match series 1-1, were reduced to 77-5 by the 22nd over after electing to... Read more
GB Elections and Diaspora voting rights
 The government of Pakistan had offered to arrange external vote-casting for Afghan citizens/refugees in Afghanistan elections (2004) which was respectfully turned down by friends of Pakistan –the Afghan government. If a similar offer were to be made to at least Pakistan-based Gilgit-Baltistan (GB) kinfolks in their upcoming legislative assembly... Read more
Unchanged Pakistan opt to bat VS Bangladesh
Pakistan captain Azhar Ali won the toss and chose to bat in the second one-day international against Bangladesh at the Sher-e-Bangla stadium in Dhaka on Sunday. Pakistan retained the same side that lost Friday’s first one-dayer by 79 runs. Bangladesh, looking to seal their first-ever series win over Pakistan,... Read more
From GC Lahore to Lucasfilms
Karachi: This summer, when the audiences see the The Hulk and the Hulkbuster going head-to-head in The Avengers: Age of Ultron, they would be well advised to remember that a Pakistani visual effects artist played an integral part in making that scene a reality. Originally from Lahore, Wajid Raza... Read more
Pappu Saeen rocks the capital on the second day of music festival
Islamabad: There is nothing like Bhangra to get an audience pumped and when it is the king of dhol Pappu Saeen himself, he rules the stage. Day two of the Second Annual Music Mela 2015 was a day of festivity with fireworks, confetti, good food and dancing to traditional... Read more
Chinese President arriving on Monday
Islamabad:  All preparations have been completed for Chinese President Xi Jinping’s two-day state visit to Pakistan beginning tomorrow (Monday). This would be the Chinese President’s first foreign visit this year during which he will address Joint Session of the Parliament besides holding talks with country’s leadership. Reports said agreements... Read more
Car assemblers reluctant to cut prices
Karachi: Falling world steel prices, a weaker Japanese currency and low transportation cost on account of drop in diesel prices certainly make a case for cut in car prices. Local assemblers, however, appear reluctant in sharing the benefits with consumers amid robust growth in demand. Despite severe criticism by... Read more
Revenue collection rises 12pc in July-March
Islamabad: The Federal Board of Revenue’s (FBR) collection rose 12.2 per cent to Rs1,766.819 billion during first nine months (July-March) of this fiscal year compared to Rs1,574.698bn in the corresponding period last year. The government has already reduced the projected revenue target of Rs2,810bn to Rs2,691bn for 2014-15. In... Read more
Sufi Muhammad acquitted in 16 terrorism cases
Peshawar: A local anti-terrorism court on Saturday cleared the chief of the banned Tehreek-e-Nifaz-e-Shariat Muhammadi (TNSM), Sufi Muhammad, in 16 more terrorism cases. Sufi Muhammad was acquitted due to lack of evidence against him in the cases, all of which were registered under the anti-terrorism act. Judge Abdul Rauf... Read more
Steps in Karachi: ‘Restoring peace is PM’s main goal’
lslamabad: Bringing peace to Karachi is the main target of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, Information and Broadcasting Minister Senator Pervaiz Rashid said on Saturday, while PTI chief Imran Khan’s efforts in the same city were directed at gaining a seat there. In a statement, the minister said that Imran Khan’s... Read more