In a day, 2nd fire erupts in Karachi
In a day second fire incident erupted inside a building located on Karachi’s I.I. Chundrigar Road late Saturday. Early on...
Eight military personnel die in Cuba plane crash
A plane crash in western Cuba on Saturday killed eight military personnel, the ministry in charge of the island´s...
20 die in Colombia building collapse
Twenty people died in the collapse of a residential building in the northern Colombian city of Cartagena, the mayor...
Four dead in Swedish car explosion
A car explosion outside the southwestern Swedish city of Gothenburg on Friday evening has left four dead, police said Saturday. The explosion took place as the car with four passengers entered a roundabout. Police have not determined the cause of the blast nor released details of the victims’ identities.... Read more
Remembering legendary ‘Ghazal King’ Mehdi Hassan
Third death anniversary of `King of Ghazal’ Mehdi Hassan observed on June 13 Saturday with tributes paid to his contribution in music field. Mehdi Hassan was born on 18 July 1927 in a village called Luna, Rajasthan in Jhunjhunu district in India into a family of traditional musicians, PTV... Read more
US encourages Pakistan, India to reduce tension, move towards dialogue
The United States on Friday asked Pakistan and India to take steps to reduce tension and move towards resuming talks, saying the two countries have mutual interest in addressing the threat posed by violent extremism and terrorism. “The relationship between India and Pakistan is critical to advancing peace and... Read more
Pakistan to review Bangladesh cricket rout
Pakistan cricket authorities on Saturday said they would include the national team’s shambolic whitewash against Bangladesh this year as part of a review to improve its performance. Pakistan were humiliated during their neighbour’s April-May tour this year, which saw them slump to their lowest ever ranking in the ICC... Read more
Sindh government presents Rs739.3 bn budget for FY 2015-16
Sindh Minister for Finance Syed Murad Ali Shah presented the budget for next financial year 2015-16 with a total outlay of around Rs 739.3 billion in Sindh Assembly Saturday. Presenting the budget Shah said that the development expenditure of the province is estimated at Rs 213.6 billion including the provincial Annual Development... Read more
Rao Anwar escapes yet another attack, 4 assailants killed
Karachi:  SSP Malir  Rao Anwar’s convoy came under attack in the Malir area of Karachi where assailants opened fire on the police vehicles. According to police sources, all four assistants were waiting for Rao Awar’s convoy when they were intercepted and  four attackers were killed in retaliatory fire. Read: SSP Rao Anwar escapes a... Read more
20 terrorists killed in North Waziristan: ISPR
At least 20 terrorists were killed when security forces carried out aerial strikes in North Waziristan Agency, ISPR said in a statement. The strikes were carried out in the Datta Khel area of the agency near the Pak-Afghan border on Saturday. Operation Zarb-e-Azb was launched by the Pakistan Army... Read more
Ready to pay any price to safeguard national interests: COAS
Karachi: Chief of Army Staff General Raheel Sharif said the entire world endorsed Pakistan’s security concerns. Addressing the Naval Academy passing out parade on Saturday, General Raheel Sharif said ceasefire violation; bloodletting in Balochistan, FATA and Karachi manifested the enemies hostile intent. Army chief added that Pakistan had shown... Read more
Five killed, two injured in roof collapse
Multan: Three women and two minor girls were killed, while two others sustained injuries when roof of an under-construction house caved in, here on Saturday morning. Rescuers said the incident took place at an area on Vehari road near Tawakkal CNG pump station where a roof of under-construction house... Read more
Pakistan’s stand on death penalty to hurt investment, says Germany
Karachi : Germany asked Pakistan on Friday to rethink its stand on death penalty as it would affect both investment opportunities and Islamabad’s image in Europe. Addressing the representatives of Pakistan German Business Forum (PGBF) and Germany Pakistan Trade and Investment (GPti) at a local hotel, German State Secretary... Read more
Internet escapes tax net
Lahore: The Punjab government on Friday withdrew tax on internet services apparently on ‘pressure of social media’. Hundreds of websites in the country had been displaying a message “Don’t tax the internet” as part of their blackout campaign against the tax. The Punjab government on May 28 through an... Read more
YouTube getting into game of streaming play
Sa Francisco: YouTube on Friday said it is creating an online arena devoted to video game play, jumping onto a hot “e-sports” trend and challenging Amazon-owned Twitch. YouTube Gaming will debut in Britain and the United States in the coming months, according to product manager Alan Joyce. “YouTube Gaming... Read more
Stocks finish weekend session with 57-point gain
Karachi: Stocks continued the winning streak for the fifth successive session on Friday with the KSE-100 adding 56.59 points to close at 34,651.29. Volume increased by 13 per cent to 431 million shares and value slightly declined by 3pc to Rs15.5 billion over the previous day. Following the gains... Read more
Sindh’s budget to be presented today
Karachi: Sindh Assembly will be in session on Saturday at 11 am for presentation of the annual budget 2015-16. Sindh Minister for Finance Syed Murad Ali Shah said that efforts are being made to present a development-oriented provincial budget 2015-16 and to improve the service delivery in the province.... Read more