Dr. Asim Hussain leads prayer
Former petroleum minister and close aide of co-chairman Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) Asif Ali Zardari Dr. Asim Hussain led...
Govt re-appoints Dr. Irshad as FBR chairman
The federal government has appointed Dr. Irshad as chairman of the Federal Board of Revenue. According to sources sources, a...
Overweight Marlon Tapales stripped of off championship
Filipino Marlon Tapales has been stripped of his World Boxing Organization bantamweight title after failing to make the weight...
Mohsin Ali and Khalid Shamim to shift Islamabad
Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan has asked Inspector General of Frontier Corps (FC) Major General Sher Afgan to shift  the suspect Mohsin Ali and Khalid Shamim to Islamabad. Frontier Corps (FC) today have arrested two suspects Mohsin Ali and Khalid Shamim from  Chaman border. Read: FC arrests key suspects of Dr.... Read more
Silva, Sangakkara defy Pakistan in first Test
Sri Lanka’s opener Kaushal Silva frustrated Pakistan with an unbeaten 80 when the rain-hit first Test finally got underway on the scheduled second day in Galle on Thursday. Veteran Kumar Sangakkara chipped in with 50 to leave the hosts on 178 for three at stumps after Pakistan captain Misbah-ul... Read more
Three more ROs testifies before inquiry commission
Three more Returning Officers (ROs) on Thursday recorded their testimonies before the General Election Inquiry Commission (GEIC), probing alleged widespread systematic rigging in the 2013 general elections. The Inquiry Commission further summoned three ROs who performed their duties during 2013 general elections in NA-171 Dera Ghazi Khan I, NA-130... Read more
Powerful bureaucrat arrested in Sindh over corruption charges
The National Accountability Bureau (NAB) has arrested Sindh’s most influential municipal officer Mumtaz Zardari, ex-TMO Sujawal, over his alleged involvement in the embezzlement of Rs.100 million, according to media reports. The arrest came after DG Rangers Major General Bilal Akbar briefed the apex committee this month over the alleged... Read more
Cat Murder: Lahore High Court summons SHO
Justice Raja Shahid Mahmood of Lahore High Court (LHC) earlier yesterday summoned the Nawab Town (Lahore) SHO for July 16 on a petition seeking registration of a case against a veterinary doctor for the death of a pet cat. At the last hearing, Justice James Joseph had sought a... Read more
Corps Commander, DG Rangers Karachi vow to continue targeted operations
Corps Commander Karachi, Lt-Gen Naveed Mukhtar, on Thursday visited Rangers headquarters. According Rangers spokesperson, the Corps Commander attended a meeting a meeting with Director General Rangers Sindh, Major General Bilal Akbar DG Rangers  briefed over the ongoing ‘targeted operation’ against criminals, militants and land mafia in Karachi. The spokesperson also added... Read more
FC arrests key suspects of Dr. Imran Farooq Murder case
The Frontier Corps arrested earlier today two suspects reportedly involved in MQM leader Imran Farooq’s murder from the Pakistan, Afghanistan border town of Chaman. “The men identified as Khalid Shamim and Mohsin Ali were arrested on a tip-off,” a FC spokesperson said, adding that the men belong to a... Read more
Man burnt alive by wife, bro in law
A man trying to recover his money from his in-laws sustained 90% burns when his wife and brother-in-law threw petrol on him and set him alight in Multan’s Muradabad area earlier today, as par media reports. Muhammed Salim went to the home of his in-laws to collect Rs. 210,000... Read more
CM Khattak announces construction of Bab-e-Peshawar flyover
Chief Minister Pervez Khattak has announced that the construction of Bab-e-Peshawar flyover will be completed within 120 days. The deadline for the mega project was announced during the inauguration ceremony yesterday. The event was attended by the chief minister, Minister for Local Government Inayatullah Khan and other government officials.... Read more
Ready for some Halla Gulla? This Javed Sheikh starrer hits cinemas on Aug 20
This year’s August is turning out to be a very filmi month. The Independence Day opening of Moor, Dekh Magar Pyaar Say and Shah will soon be followed by Halla Gulla‘s release on August 20. Layari King Live director Kamran Akbar Khan will make his film debut with this romantic... Read more
Police arrest key suspect in Indian nun’s gangrape
Indian police said earlier todaythat  they had arrested the main suspect in the rape of an elderly nun that sent shockwaves through the country’s Christian community. The nun, who is in her 70s, needed surgery after the attack in March, when a gang of robbers broke into the convent... Read more
‘Sindh must spend more on development’
Karachi: Sindh will have long-term implications if it doesn’t increase its development expenditure and improve the social safety net, said Mohammad Sabir, the principal economist of the Social Policy and Development Centre (SPDC), on Wednesday. Addressing a post-budget seminar titled “Dialogue on Sindh Post Budget 2015”, he said: “The... Read more
Committee to analyse privatisation of Neelum-Jhelum Power Project
Islamabad: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Thursday chaired the 15th meeting of the Cabinet Committee on Energy at Prime Minister House during which it was decided that a committee will be formed to look into the possibility of privatising the Neelum-Jhelum Power Project. The meeting which lasted nearly four... Read more
Rs54.5bn earmarked for development
Quetta : Balochistan has allocated Rs54.5 billion for next fiscal year’s Annual Development Programme (ADP), a rise of 7.5 per cent compared to this year’s Rs50.7bn, the budget documents showed on Wednesday. The province plans to spend 60 per cent of the ADP, which includes foreign project assistance of... Read more