China’s Vice Premier lauds Pakistani media role for promotion of CPEC, BRI
Highlighting the importance of media, China’s Vice Premier Zhang Gaoli has lauded the support and active role of Pakistani...
No Indian boots on the ground in Afghanistan: defence minister
India will not deploy troops in Afghanistan, its defence minister said Tuesday, but promised to boost support for a...
Dawoodi Bohras in the Mainstream
It has been almost 19 years since the Syedna or the spiritual leader of the Bohra community has graced...
Afghanistan and Pakistan decide to treat each others’ enemies as their own
Pakistan will treat Afghanistan’s enemies as its own and vice versa as par statements released by the leadership of the two countries. Both sides gave each other a mutual solemn pledge to this effect at a high level meeting between the Chief of the Army Staff (COAS) General Raheel... Read more
100-year-old Australian dancer still hears call of the stage
Sydney: Starring in music videos at the age of 100, Eileen Kramer is probably the oldest working dancer and choreographer in Australia, if not the world — and the centenarian revels in her age. “I don’t mind. I’m 100!,” she laughs from the Sydney rehearsal of a music video... Read more
Usman T Malik becomes first Pakistani to win Bram Stoker Award for short fiction
Pakistani English writer Usman T Malik has won the 2014 Bram Stoker Award for Superior Achievement in Short Fiction for his story The Vaporization Enthalpy of a Peculiar Pakistani Family, according to the official blog of Desi Writers’ Lounge (DWL), an online community for South Asian writers. The Bram... Read more
Saudi war planes continue relentless bombardment of Yemen on eve of truce
Saudi-led warplanes carried out new strikes on an arms depot in the rebel-held Yemeni capital today, just hours before a five-day ceasefire is scheduled to begin, an AFP correspondent reported. It was the second straight day that the coalition had hit the depot in a military base on Mount... Read more
Massive aftershocks continue in Nepal: 16 dead
At least 16 people were killed in a central Nepal town after a 7.3 earthquake shook the Himalayan nation, just weeks after a devastating temblor killed more than 8,000 people and damaged hundreds of thousands of buildings. The four people died in Chautara in Sindhupalchowk district, north of the... Read more
Bra eating doggy devours .308 bullets
After devouring a television remote, a lawn mower, gas filter and bras, Benno, a 4-year-old Belgian Malinois dog, outdid himself by consuming nearly two dozen bullets. “He acted like nothing was wrong until he threw up,” Benno’s owner, Larry Brassfield of Mountain Home, Arkansas, said on Friday adding that... Read more
White House rebuts claim Pakistan role in Laden raid
Washington: The White House on Monday flatly rejected claims that Pakistan was told in advance about a 2011 special operations raid that killed al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden. Veteran US journalist Seymour Hersh claimed in a British publication that Pakistan’s security services not only knew about the raid, but... Read more
Saulat Mirza: Calm and composed to the end!
Infamous professional hitman Saulat Ali Mirza was hanged by the neck till death at Mach prison in Balochistan province early morning today in a triple murder case. According to prison officials, he was stated to be calm and composed as he walked unassisted to the gallows. According to jail... Read more
PTI MNA sacked from NA for mis declaration of assets
An election tribunal in Multan has disqualified Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) MNA Rai Hassan Nawaz for deliberately not disclosing assets from the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP). Rai Hassan Nawaz was elected member of National Assembly from NA-162 constituency of Chichawatni, Sahiwal district in May 2013 general elections. A common citizen... Read more
Gas power plant likely to be set up by US investors in Pakistan
Islamabad:  A high-level business delegation representing M/s American Ethane Company and General Electric Pakistan visited Islamabad Chamber of Commerce and Industry. The delegation was led by Ambassador Javed Malik, Special Envoy to Prime Minister of Pakistan and showed interest to set up a 6000MW gas power plant in Pakistan... Read more
Karachi Light Rail project to cost $1.2bn: Sindh Govt
KARACHI:  The Sindh Government has decided to launch a $1.269 billion Karachi Light Rail, Brown Line project on war footings so that it could be completed by the beginning of 2018. For the purpose, a committee has been constituted to remove all the bottlenecks so that the proposed project... Read more
Bombardment in border city of Saudia kills one Pakistani, wounding four others
Riyadh: One Pakistani national was killed and four wounded when a Saudi city near the Yemeni border came under renewed bombardment, the civil defense department said. The latest fatality brings to 11 the death toll in Saudi Arabia since Houthi rebels in Yemen began firing rockets and mortar rounds... Read more
Pakistan hockey team to tour South Korea
Islamabad: Pakistan hockey team will undertake a training tour of South Korea from May 15 to 23 and will play a four match test series against the hosts. “All the four matches will be played in Incheon. The first match will be held on May 18, the second on... Read more
Leaders of Pakistan, Afghanistan discuss bilateral ties
Kabul: Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif and Afghan President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani Tuesday discussed at length bilateral ties and regional situation as they met here at the Presidential Palace. The meeting was aimed at further strengthening the positive momentum in bilateral relations and helps intensify common endeavors in the... Read more