Dr. Asim Hussain leads prayer
Former petroleum minister and close aide of co-chairman Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) Asif Ali Zardari Dr. Asim Hussain led...
Govt re-appoints Dr. Irshad as FBR chairman
The federal government has appointed Dr. Irshad as chairman of the Federal Board of Revenue. According to sources sources, a...
Overweight Marlon Tapales stripped of off championship
Filipino Marlon Tapales has been stripped of his World Boxing Organization bantamweight title after failing to make the weight...
Cricket: Ton-up Sarkar helps Bangladesh rout Pakistan 3-0
Opening batsman Soumya Sarkar hit a maiden one-day century as Bangladesh thrashed woeful Pakistan by eight wickets in Dhaka on Wednesday to sweep the one-day series 3-0. The 22-year-old left-hander smashed an unbeaten 127 as the fired-up hosts surpassed Pakistan’s modest 250 all out in the 40th over at... Read more
Atif Aslam’s concert cancelled due to Indian political party opposition
The singer who has charmed his way into the hearts of Pakistanis and Indians had to cancel his event because of strong opposition from India’s far-right regional political party. “The neighbouring country is sending terrorists to India, blasting bombs, attacking our Parliament, then how do we welcome their artistes,”... Read more
PM, COAS to leave for Saudi Arabia on Thursday
Islamabad : Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif will leave for Saudi Arabia on a day-long visit on Thursday, the PM’s Office said Wednesday.During the visit, the prime minister will discuss the evolving situation in Yemen and express solidarity with the leadership and people of Saudi Arabia.Defence minister Khawaja Muhammad Asif, Chief... Read more
Index sheds 269 points after four-day rally
Karachi: The four-day rally at the stock market that saw the KSE-100 index gain 3.7 per cent came to a halt on Tuesday as the index shed 268.87 points, or 0.81pc, to close at 33,035.77. Profit-taking was witnessed across all sectors as the visit of the Chinese president came... Read more
PTI submits documentary evidence of vote rigging
Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) submitted a documentary evidence in judicial commission  regarding alleged vote-rigging in 2013 general elections today. The Three-member judicial commission, headed by Chief Justice of Pakistan, Justice Nasir-ul-Mulk,continued hearing on Wednesday. Earlier, the judicial commission in its first public hearing on Thursday ordered the National Database and Registration... Read more
47 criminals held with contraband
Multan : Police claimed on Wednesday to have arrested 47 criminals including 30 proclaimed offenders during separate raids across the district.According to police, conducted raids at various locations and arrested 30 proclaimed offenders who were wanted by police in different cases of dacoities, robberies, theft and other crimes. Police... Read more
Europeans keen to invest in Karachi’s infrastructure: Stefano
Karachi : European countries are keen to make more investment in Karachi in the fields of energy, infrastructure, agriculture and fisheries, as it is an ideal place for business. This was stated by Stefano Gato, who as the head of a European Union’s (EU) delegation called on Sindh Governor... Read more
Saudi-led coalition ends Yemen military operation
Dubai: The Saudi-led coalition bombing Yemen for almost a month announced on Tuesday the end to its military operation, but a Saudi spokesman said forces would continue to target the Iran-allied Houthi movement as necessary. “Operation Decisive Storm has achieved its goals…(including) removing the threat to Saudi Arabia and... Read more
Give new team, Ajmal some time to settle: Misbah
Pakistan Test captain Misbah-ul-Haq Wednesday urged fans to have patience with the struggling one-day team and returning off-spinner Saeed Ajmal, following below-par performances in Bangladesh. A new-look Pakistan team trail the three-match one-day series 2-0 and face the prospect of a whitewash in the final match in Dhaka on... Read more
3rd ODI: Pakistan bat first against Bangladesh
Dhaka: Pakistan won the toss and elected to bat first in the 3rd and last ODI series against Bangladesh on Wednesday. Pakistan’s skipper Azhar Ali said “This is a big challenge for me and I am trying to do my best. The whole team is behind me and when... Read more
22 terrorists killed in North Waziristan air strikes
Air strikes in North Waziristan killed 22 terrorists late on Tuesday night. According to ISPR, Pakistan Air force jets targeted hideouts of terrorists  in Datta Khel area of North Waziristan were targeted and destroyed. Scores of terrorists have been killed in the restive tribal areas since the launch of operation... Read more
Pakistan welcomes end of air strikes in Yemen
Islamabad: Pakistan Foreign Office  welcomed the end of Saudi-led coalition’s air strikes against Huthi rebels in Yemen. Pakistan’s Foreign Office Spokesperson Tasneem Aslam in a statement said, that the end of air strikes in Yemen will pave way for a political solution to curb the crisis in Middle-Eastern country. Aslam... Read more
Facebook shifts News Feed, gives priority to friends
Washington: Facebook said Tuesday it was reconfiguring its News Feed, in a move aimed at giving people more information about what is happening to “the friends you care about. The world’s biggest social network unveiled changes which decrease reliance on “referral” traffic — or the sharing of news articles... Read more
Govt may allocate Rs575bn for development in next budget
Islamabad: The federal government is expected to allocate Rs575 billion for the Public Sector Development Programme (PSDP) and increase salary and pension of its employees by about 10 per cent in the budget 2015-16. A senior government official said a budget strategy paper (BSP) had been finalised and it... Read more