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...
‘Special force’ to guard Pakistan-China projects
Islamabad: A special security force is being formed to ensure smooth operations of the Chinese development projects in Pakistan, military said Tuesday. “A special security division comprising army battalions and Civil Armed Forces (CAF) wings (is) being raised as a dedicated force for Pakistan-China economic projects,” said a tweet... Read more
Saudi military ends Yemen offensive
Riyadh: The Saudi Arabia has announced to end bombing campaign in Yemen against Huthi rebels. The Saudi military spokesperson announced late on Tuesday to end the bombing campaign against Huthi rebels in Yemen. The spokesperson said that the campaign has achieved its military goals. A new operation focusing on a... Read more
Twitter moves to stem violent threats, abuse
Twitter on Tuesday began implementing a new policy aimed at curbing use of the social network to incite violence, and to crack down on abuse and harassment on the service. The new rules are the latest implemented by social networks aiming to stem violence and harassment while attempting to safeguard... Read more
ICC clears Hafeez bowling action
All-rounder Muhammad Hafeez on Tuesday claimed thatInternational Cricket Council (ICC) has cleared his bowling action. In a message on Twitter Hafeez tweeted “Thanks to Almighty Allah for the clearance of my official bowling action test. I am happy and thankful to Allah.” He also appreciated the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) and National... Read more
Five MQM workers get life sentence for police van attack
Karachi: An anti-terrorism court (ATC) on Tuesday sentenced five workers of Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) to life in prison for an attack on a police van in Karachi. The convicts Irfan alias Unit In-Charge, Farhan alias DSP, Faisal Naseer alias Kachu, Shahzad and Shahbaz ud Din, had attacked a... Read more
Rangers free ex-ABAD chairman
Karachi: Sindh Rangers released Babar Chughtai, former Chairman of Association of Builders and Developers of Pakistan (ABAD), a spokesman said on Tuesday. Chughtai was arrested earlier this month on suspicion of involvement in targeted killing and land grabbing. His arrest had drawn strong criticism from the Muttahida Qaumi Movement... Read more
Rangers give nine-day deadline to surrender illegal weapons
Karachi: Director General Pakistan Rangers (Sindh) Maj. Gen. Bilal Akbar on Tuesday gave nine-day deadline to Karachiites for surrendering illegal weapons and fake arms licenses. Our correspondent said that the top Rangers official under fresh directives set April 30 as the deadline to deposit illegal weapons to the authorities.... Read more
Public holiday on April 23 in NA-246 constituency
Karachi: Deputy Commissioner Central Dr. Saif Ur Rehman on Tuesday announced a public holiday for April 23 in the NA-246 constituency of Karachi where by-elections will be conducted on that day. Use of cellular phones by voters during the electoral process has also been prohibited. Voters will not be... Read more
New REIT regulations ease funds creation
Islamabad: The Securities and Exchange Commission of Pakistan (SECP) has notified new regulations for the Real Estate Investment Trust (REIT), easing the requirements for establishing funds. REIT Regulations 2015 have replaced REIT Regulations 2008, considered a failure as only five funds were established under its ambit. These included AKD... Read more
A formation of eight JF-17 Thunder aircraft of Pakistan Air Force (PAF) escorted the Chinese President, Xi Jinping, who arrived in Pakistan on a two-day official visit on Monday. The Thunder formation, led by Wing Commander Nauman Khalil, escorted the VVIP aircraft of the Chinese President, the moment it... Read more
Textile exports decline 16pc in March
Islamabad: Exports of textile and clothing witnessed a negative growth of 16.23 per cent to $1.033 billion in March 2015 from $1.233bn in the same month last year, Pakistan Bureau of Statistics data showed on Monday. The fall was witnessed for the second consecutive month, after posting a positive... Read more
Mexico investigates alleged police massacre
Mexico : Mexican prosecutors and the federal police’s internal affairs are investigating allegations that officers gunned down 16 unarmed civilians in January, officials said on Monday. Interior Minister Miguel Angel Osorio Chong spoke a day after a media report concluded that federal police opened fire on people wielding nothing more... Read more
S.Korea PM tenders resignation over bribery scandal
Seoul : South Korean Prime Minister Lee Wan-Koo was left in political limbo Tuesday after offering to resign over a scandal involving bribery allegations against senior members of President Park Geun-Hye’s administration. Park is currently on a trip to Latin America and a presidential spokeswoman said that she would formally... Read more
Terrorist involved in Shikarpur attack arrested
Shikarpur : The police arrested a key terrorist involved in facilitating the carriers of Shikarpur Imambargah suicide attack on Monday. The SSP said that on the information provided by two detained terrorist suspects, a team of police conducted a search operation during which a terrorist identified as Zameer Marfani... Read more