6 miners dead, 2 trapped after coalmine collapse in Balochistan’s Harnai
Six coal miners were killed and 2 trapped as  a coalmine collapsed in Balochistan’s Harnai district on Thursday night....
Perera to captain Sri Lanka in T20 series against Pakistan
Sri Lanka announced a 15-man T20 squad for the three-match T20 series against Pakistan on Saturday. Thisara Perera will...
35 Egyptian police, troops die in clashes with militants: sources
At least 35 Egyptian troops and police officers were killed in clashes with militants in the Bahariya oasis in...
Senate Committee asks Afghan govt to hand over TTP Chief Fazlullah
The Senate Standing Committee on Interior formally requested the Afghan government  to hand over Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan chief Mullah Fazlullah to Pakistan. “Please hand over the chief killer of Pakistanis (Mullah Fazlullah) to us,” chairman of the Senate Standing Committee on Interior, Rehman Malik, said earlier today. Further, the committee... Read more
PEMRA all set to stop BOL’s transmission
Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA) has started taken action to stop the transmission of BOL news channel on instructions of Ministry of Information. Earlier today, the federal ministry in a letter to  PEMRA to make sure the TV channel remains off-air for as long as its parent company Axact was... Read more
All Parties Conference gives go-ahead to CPEC
A specially convened All Parties Conference (APC) Thursday gave a go-ahead to the government on the ambitious China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) and agreed on priority development of the Western corridor to link Gwadar with Kashgar. Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif, chairing the second All Parties Conference here at... Read more
Britain’s oldest twins, aged 103, die weeks apart
Britain’s oldest twins have died just weeks apart after being inseparable for 103 years. Glenys Thomas died in April before her heartbroken sister Florence Davies passed away within a month. The great-great-grandmothers were born in 1911, the year before the Titanic sunk. They lived through two world wars, the... Read more
Indian minister’s statements a cause for global concern: FO
Islamabad: Foreign Office (FO) Spokesman Qazi Khalilullah condemned statements regarding terrorism made by Indian Defense Minister Manohar Parrikar during the FO’s routine weekly press briefing on Thursday. The FO spokesman added that Parrikar’s statements are not only a cause for concern for Pakistan but for the international community as... Read more
Govt asks PEMRA to shut down Bol’s transmission
Islamabad: The Federal Ministry of Information and Broadcasting on Thursday wrote a letter to PEMRA seeking transmission of Bol TV to be shut down after its parent company, Axact, was found to be involved in fraudulent activities. Secretary Information wrote a letter to Pakistan Electronic Media Regulation Authority (PEMRA)... Read more
Meera is back with a vengeance
Lahore: Meera may have been on a personal and professional roller-coaster, but she seems to have bounced back stronger and steadier. Gutsy and gritty, she continues to have a fiery penchant for the local film scene. As she sets up her production company Meera Films and Media House, she... Read more
Do touch the artwork at Prado’s exhibit for the blind
It’s a warning sign at art museums around the world: “Don’t touch the artwork.” But Spain’s famous Prado Museum is changing that, with an exhibit where visitors are not only allowed to touch the paintings — they’re encouraged to do so. The Prado has made 3-D copies of some... Read more
FB all set to bring its free internet project to Pakistan
 The hugley popular Facebook website, seems all set to launch its “internet.org” in Pakistan in collaboration with local telecom partner, Telenor according to media reports. At an event planned for today, where the official announcement of the launch is expected to be made, officials from both organisations will reveal... Read more
Pakistan calls for boosting efforts to protect journalists
New York: Stressing the crucial role journalists play in providing authentic information, Pakistan has called for stepped up efforts to ensure safety and security of media professionals, especially in the situations of armed conflict. “As a former journalist myself, I know the risks journalists take to unveil and uphold... Read more
Sartaj, Jubeir discuss Yemen situation
Kuwait : Adviser on Foreign Affairs and National Security Sartaj Aziz met with Saudi Foreign Minister Adel bin Ahemd Al Jubeir on the sidelines of the 42nd OIC Council of Foreign Ministers meeting in Kuwait. Regional situation and the crisis in Yemen were also discussed. The Adviser reiterated Pakistan’s unequivocal... Read more
Meet the first Muslim judge of California
Los Angeles: There is silence in Superior Court Judge Halim Dhanidina’s courtroom in Long Beach as he hands out judgement to a man found driving without a license. As the proceedings continue after lunch, the judge continues to speak to the man in monosyllabic but firm replies. It doesn’t... Read more
Hangu blast injures 3 including PTI candidate
Peshawar: At least three people including Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf’s district candidate Malik Nasarullah were injured in a roadside blast in Hangu district this morning. The PTI candidate for district council was heading towards a village for election campaign when a bomb exploded near his vehicle in Zargari area. The injured... Read more
Accountability court clears Nawaz, Shahbaz in Ittefaq Foundries case
Islamabad: An accountability court in Rawalpindi on Thursday cleared Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and Chief Minister Shahbaz Shairf in the Ittefaq Foundries case. Rejecting a request by the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) to reopen the reference, accountability court judge Sohail Nasir cleared the prime minister, his brother Chief Minister... Read more