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...
PIA steward jailed for five years over smuggling fake passports in underwear
A Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) steward has been jailed for five years for trying to smuggle fake passports by hiding them in a pair of specially adapted underpants. Shaukat Ali Cheema, 59, was arrested at Birmingham airport in March after 26 passports and 37 passport biodata pages were discovered... Read more
FIA decides to arrest PML-N MNA and his wife over vaccine scandal
Islamabad: The Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) has decided to arrest PML-N MNA Ramesha Kumar and Expanded Programme on Immunisation (EPI) Deputy Programme Manager, the former’s wife, Dr Saveeta Vankwani in the vaccine scandal case, media reports said. Dr Saveeta, who is the Deputy Programme Manager of Expanded Programme on... Read more
‘Arrested Safoora attack mastermind confesses to Sabeen Mahmud’s murder’
A man arrested for the devastating attack on the bus carrying members of the Ismaili community in Karachi claimed on Wednesday that he killed T2F director Sabeen Mahmud, sources privy to the development. Gunmen on a motorcycle shot dead the director of the popular arts center, T2F, shortly after... Read more
Pakistan gears up for return of international cricket
Lahoe: Bemused players said they hoped to take the focus off security and put it back on cricket after authorities mounted an unprecedented operation to guard insurgency-hit Pakistan´s first home international in six years. Thousands of police and paramilitaries have been deployed and helicopters will be buzzing over Lahore´s... Read more
Amir fired up after ‘tough’ fix ban
Sydney: Fast-bowler Mohammad Amir admits he almost gave up cricket after being hit with a five-year ban for spot-fixing, but the paceman is now fired up to take wickets and repair his reputation. The left-arm quick, along with new-ball partner Mohammad Asif and then-captain Salman Butt, was banned for... Read more
Innocence of Muslims back on Youtube
London: An anti-Muslim film that sparked violence in the Middle East and death threats to actors has been reposted to YouTube, one day after a federal appeals court ruled the website should not have been forced to take it down. The roughly 14-minute trailer for “Innocence of Muslims” was... Read more
Geared up for by-elections in Multan
Multan:The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) has finalized arrangements to hold by-elections in Multan’s Punjab Assembly constituency, PP-196, on Thursday, according to local media sources. The PP-196 seat was vacated by PML-N’s former provincial minister for prisons Chaudhry Abdul Waheed Arain after he was disqualified by an election tribunal... Read more
Balochistan launches Polio eradication Campaign
A polio eradication campaign was launched amid extremely tight security in Quetta’s 18 union councils early morning today. More than 400,000 children below the age of five years would be administered the polio vaccine in Quetta. Dr Saifur Rehman, the Coordinator of Polio Emergency Operation Center, said the Balochistan... Read more
Ex Brigadier tipped off CIA to OBL’s secret location
London: A UK-based former senior officer in the Pakistan Army has been accused of being a supergrass who sold the secret location of Osama bin Laden to the CIA. Retired Brigadier Usman Khalid, a British citizen, has been named as the informant whose tip-off led to the assassination of the... Read more
ANF arrests 3 for supplying drugs to elite schools in twin cities
The Anti-Narcotics Force (ANF)  earlier today claimed that they have arrested three members of a gang supposedly involved in supplying drugs in educational institutions in the twin cities (Islamabad/Rawalpindi) An ANF spokesman said its personnel, acting on a tip-off, launched an operation and apprehended three accused, Habibullah, Bilal Suleman... Read more
Pakistani heart patient saved by Indian doctors: report
Mumbai: A Pakistani national was given a new lease on life by Indian doctors who performed a risky heart surgery on him at Bandra’s Asian Heart Institute in Mumbai, said a report published on The Times of India. 57-year-old Zafar Ahmed Lali, who weighed over 125 kilograms, had five... Read more
13 suspected militants killed in North Waziristan blitz: ISPR
Datta  Khel: Pakistan Air Force (PAF) fighter jets pounded hideouts of militants hiding in the Datta Khel area of North Waziristan as part of the operation Zarb-e-Azb killing 13 terrorists. According to Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR), fighter jets struck and destroyed at least five suspected hideouts of the militants.... Read more
6 Cops arrested for shooting 2 young motorcyclists
Five policemen and their in-charge were suspended and arrested for shooting and killing two motorcyclists in Karachi’s upscale  Bahadurabad area early Sunday morning, Senior Superintendent of Police East Syed Pir M Shah said on Sunday. The motorcyclists, Danish and Ali, were shot dead by a patrol party of Bahadurabad... Read more
Cleric convicted of hate speech: sentenced to 5 years
An anti-terrorism court (ATC) sentenced earlier today, a prayer leader of Kasur to five years in jail for delivering a hate speech at a public gathering. A case under Section 9 of the Anti-Terrorism Act had been registered against Qari Abubakar at Kot Radha Kishan police station on a... Read more