North Korea fires ICBM, splashes in Sea of Japan: Pentagon
North Korea fired what the US Pentagon said appeared to be an intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) that landed close...
Pak behaviour towards Taliban unchanged despite Trump statement: US general
The top US general in Afghanistan said on Tuesday that he had not seen a change in Pakistan’s support...
Pak Army’s role in focus as protestors end Faizabad Dharna
When protestors of a religious party signed an agreement with the government on Monday to end a crippling blockade...
Chimps have mental skills to cook: study
They’re not likely to start barbecuing in the rainforest, but chimpanzees can understand the concept of cooking and are willing to postpone eating raw food, even carrying food some distance to cook it rather than eat immediately, scientists reported on Tuesday. The findings, based on nine experiments conducted at... Read more
Moammar Rana debuts as a director with ‘Sikander’
After enjoying 22 successful years in the Pakistani film industry, Moammar Rana presents his very first directorial debut, ‘Sikander’ under the banner of his home production The Monarch Films’. ‘Sikander’, a commercial film, is his dream project, is a payback and dedicated to his fans who have “given unconditional... Read more
Car lover’s dream, McLaren F1 supercar to be sold at auction
New York: Deep-pocketed car lovers will have a chance to buy a rare McLaren F1 when it goes on the auction block this summer, as part of a sale of a private collection of some of the world’s finest sports and supercars. The 1998 orange, three-seater F1 “LM-Specification” car... Read more
Federal government seeks Governor Sindh’s resignation
Islamabad: The federal government has sought resignation from Sindh Governor Dr Ishratul Ebad Khan, local media quoting sources reported today. According to reports, the government holds the stance that after the allegations by executed convict Saulat Mirza, it is unsuitable for Dr Ebad to remain the Sindh governor. Sources... Read more
Harry Potter theme park to open next year
New York: “The Wizarding World of Harry Potter”, a theme park based on the hit movie franchise, will open in Universal Studios Hollywood in the spring of 2016. Unlike its Orlando counterpart, the LA-based park will have the signature flight simulation attraction, “Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey”, in... Read more
China supports Pakistan for NSG membership
Beijing : China has extended its support to Pakistan for its membership of the Nuclear Suppliers Group (NSG). “China has noted Pakistan’s aspirations for NSG membership. Pakistan has taken steps towards its mainstreaming into the global non-proliferation regime. We support Pakistan’s engagement with the NSG,” Foreign Ministry spokesperson Hua Chunying... Read more
Pakistan sees huge drop in polio cases
Islamabad: Pakistan has seen a major fall in polio cases this year, officials said Thursday, as a military operation has allowed vaccinators to reach areas previously off-limits because of militant attacks. The World Health Organization (WHO) said there had been 24 cases since January 1, a decline of over... Read more
Army capable of responding to any form of aggression: COAS
Islamabad: Chief of Army Staff (COAS), General Raheel Sharif, said on Thursday that Pakistan is capable to thwart any aggression against the country, including from India. In his informal chat with media persons in Islamabad, the army chief said “there is no need to worry about India. We have... Read more
Every Pakistani owes above .1 million debt each!
 The nation’s over all public debt has grown since 2007, with successive governments making huge borrowings, pushing the country towards an ever burgeoning debt trap. As of March 2015, the total debt liabilities of the country stood at Rs19,299.2 billion. Every Pakistani now owes a debt of about Rs101,338.... Read more
Pakistan women, seniors win BFAME crowns in Amman
Karachi: Pakistan’s women team retained their crown and their veterans completed a grand double by grabbing the seniors’ title in the 18th Bridge Federation of Asia and Middle East (BFAME) in the Jordan capital of Amman on Tuesday night. The women’s team defeated arch-rivals India by 80-79 International Match... Read more
Punjab, KPK, Balochistan to receive rains
Islamabad: Pakistan Meteorological Department (PMD) has forecast rain with gusty winds in northeast Punjab, Balochistan, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Islamabad and Kashmir. Weather next 24 hours: According to PMD, rain-thundershower with gusty winds is expected at isolated places in northeast Punjab (Rawalpindi, Gujranwala, and Lahore divisions), Hazara, Mirpurkhas, Kalat, Quetta, Sibbi,... Read more
Remand for Axact CEO, eight others extended till June 8
Karachi: A local court on Thursday extended till June 8 the physical remand of Chief Executive Officer (ECO) of Axact, the IT company accused of running fake degree empire, Shoaib Shaikh and eight others accused after they were produced by Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) authorities. FIA investigators produced the... Read more
11 drown as flood hits Khuzdar
Khuzdar: At least eleven bodies have been found so far from a flooded stream in Shah Noorani area of Khuzdar in Balochistan on Thursday. It is feared that at least 20 more bodies could be found, all of whom are local residents of the area. According to Levies sources,... Read more
Aptma seeks duty-free import of  polyester fibre
Lahore: The All Pakistan Textile Mills Association (Aptma) on Wednesday urged the government to bring down import duty on polyester staple fibre (PSF) to zero. In a press release, Aptma acting chairman Wisal Monnoo said that all imports of specialty fibres including acrylic be allowed at zero per cent... Read more