ADB appoints first woman country director Xiaohong Yang to Pakistan
The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has appointed China’s Xiaohong Yang as new Country Director for Pakistan. According to ADB...
Musicians in aquariums make sounds in a silent world
Talk about fluid tunes: A group of innovative Danish musicians submerged like fish in an aquarium have created an...
Ghulam Mustafa Khar joins PTI
Ghulam Mustafa Khar has joined Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) on Monday. Khar made the announcement after meeting Imran Khan at...
Govt forces NEPRA to increase electricity rates
The National Electric Power Regulatory Authority (Nepra) bowed down to federal government pressure earlier today, effectively depriving consumers of a reduction in electricity price by imposing a surcharge of up to Rs4 per unit on power consumers. In addition to surcharges, the regulator has however approved a cut of Rs2.50... Read more
Pakistani nation is the  most resilient nation in the world: COAS
Rawalpindi: Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Raheel Sharif,  presided over Formation Commander’s Conference at GHQ today. According to ISPR press release, Conference was attended by Corps Commanders, Principal Staff Officers and all Formation Commanders. The forum was given comprehensive briefings on security environment and professional issues. In his... Read more
Pakistan wins at the International Gourmand Awards
Pakistan’s premier independent publisher Markings, proudly represented Pakistan for the second time in a row at the coveted Gourmand Award ceremony, for the Hindi-Urdu, Pakistan-India collaborative cookbook Zaiqay Frontier Kay – Dera Ismail Khan Kay Bhulay Bisray Pakwan. The cookbook has been honoured by the prestigious Gourmand World Cookbook... Read more
Humayun Saeed walks the ramp after 15 years
The lavish Telenor Bridal Couture Week 2015 held at The Palm in Karachi gave attendees a finale worth remembering when the entire cast of ‘Bin Roye’ along with their producer Momina Duraid walked the ramp in exclusive designer outfits at what served as the official ‘Bin Roye’ music launch.... Read more
Ali Zafar is fighting to get fit for role in upcoming film ‘Deosai’
Pakistani singer-turned-actor Ali Zafar is undergoing intense training to prepare for his role in upcoming film Deosai. Training in martial arts and kickboxing for his next movie the actor has been seen working out a great deal in the gym. The 35-year-old actor, who is not just acting in... Read more
Pakistan is in war with Afghanistan: Afghan President
Kabul: President Ashraf Ghani said Pakistan is in undeclared war with Afghanistan for the past 36 years. President Ghani, while talking at a gathering of government officials in Kandahar, said Pakistan has been given notice of the concerns. On Tuesday, Ghani said, “Peace with Pakistan is our first priority... Read more
Handicaps stage protest outside Punjab Assembly
Lahore: Blind people today continued their protest on third day outside the Punjab Assembly, seeking increase in employment quota and permanent jobs. Earlier, the government had vowed to meet their demands. However, special people believe that the government did not keep its word. On June 8, the protesters conducted a... Read more
Journalist burnt alive for publishing allegations against politician
New Delhi: A journalist has reportedly been burned alive in India after publishing allegations of corruption and land grabs against a local politician. Ram Murti Verma, a cabinet minister on Uttar Pradesh’s legislative assembly, has been arrested alongside five others in connection with the death of Jagendra Singh, the... Read more
Pakistan plans carbon-cutting policies
Islamabad: As Pakistan struggles with the rising risks of floods and melting glaciers, it is crafting a plan to cut its planet-warming emissions under a new global climate deal due to be agreed in Paris in December. The South Asian nation is currently considering a goal to reduce its... Read more
Pakistan wants OIC committee to help Rohingya Muslims in Burma
Pakistan has proposed the establishment of a high-powered committee, comprising foreign ministers of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) member countries so as to press Myanmar (Burma) to stop its systematic violence against its long suffering minority –The  Rohingya Muslims. Members of the committee, to be established by the... Read more
PML-N clinch first position as ECP issues official results for LG election in Swat
Swat: The Election Commission of Pakistan has issued official results of the successful candidates of the districts and tehsil councils of Swat. Pakistan Muslim League (PML-N) and Pakistan Tahrik- e- Insaf (PTI) shared 22 seats each in the district council while 11 independent candidates were declared successful. However, PML-N took... Read more
Pak-China sign agreement for MSA patrol vessels
Islamabad: Pakistan and China signed a landmark agreement on Wednesday for construction of six patrol vessels for Maritime Security Agency (PMSA). The agreement was signed on Wednesday during a ceremony at the Ministry of Defence Production (MoDP) in Rawalpindi. Documents were signed by M/s China Ship Trading Company (M/s CSTC)... Read more
Newly elected councillor shot dead in Charsadda
A freshly  elected general counselor was shot dead by unidentified gunmen in Charsadda city, while two others were injured in firing on his Suzuki van late yesterday night.   Police official Maza Ullah Khan from the district head quarter hospital Charsadda while giving initial information about the incident stated that... Read more
Groundwater level threatens Pakistan food security
Pakpattan: Until recently, Ghulam Mustafa made a living growing sugarcane, rice, barley and wheat on his 10-acre farm in Punjab province. But these days he is struggling. The water available in wells in the area is dwindling, and the cost of pumping it to his crops is rising. Like many... Read more