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...
PPP, MQM, PML(N) stage political rallies in Karachi today
Pakistan Muslim League Nawaz (PMLN), Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) and Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) will stage rallies in Karachi...
Cricket: West Indies 278-9 as rain brings early close
West Indies were 278 for nine in their first innings against Pakistan when rain brought an early close to...
KPK quota reduction led to long power cuts: Khattak
Khyber Pakhtunhkwa (KPK) Chief Minister Pervez Khattak Wednesday urged the federal government to take steps for resolving the electricity load-shedding problem. Khattak, in a statement, claimed that his province was not getting its due share in daily power generation. The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, he added, received 531 megawatt electricity less... Read more
Lahore police found five family dead under mysterious circumstances
Lahore Police on Wednesday found five dead bodies from a house located in Model Town. According to details, on complain of local residents police broke into a house and recovered 5 dead bodies. Police officials suspect the head of the family  killed his wife and three children before committing suicide. The... Read more
India beat Bangladesh in third ODI to avoid whitewash
India beat Bangladesh by 77 runs in the third one-day international to avoid a whitewash in a three-match series on Wednesday. Replying to India’s 317-6, Bangladesh were all out for 240 in 47 overs at the Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium in the Bangladeshi capital Dhaka. The home side took the... Read more
Pakistan privacy activists slam ‘unethical’ British hacking claims
Pakistani rights campaigners have urged Islamabad to take action to protect the privacy of its citizens after leaked top-secret documents appeared to show British intelligence had gained access to almost all the country’s Internet users. The revelations were based on a cache of files from 2008 released by former... Read more
Shaheed Lt Col Iftikhar laid to rest with military honour
Shaheed Lt Col Iftikhar Ahmad Jameel, a brave Army officer martyred in operation Zarb-e-Azb, was laid to rest in his ancestral area here with full military honour on Wednesday. Funeral prayers of the valiant soldier was held at the Multan Garrison Sports ground. Garrison Commander Maj Gen Hasnaat Amir... Read more
MQM receives funding from Indian authorities : BBC report
BBC is about to up to air a special report on MQM Chief, Altaf Hussain’s connections to the Indian government. According to the BBC report, a official has told the BBC that India has trained hundreds of MQM militants over the last 10 years. However, Indian authorities described the claims as “completely... Read more
Salman Khan’s ‘Sultan’ to clash with Mahira-starrer ‘Raees’
Superstars Salman Khan and Shahrukh Khan are all set to fight it out at the box office with their respective films ‘Sultan’ and ‘Raees’ slated to hit the screens on Eid next year, Zee News reports. Produced by Aditya Chopra and written-directed by Ali Abbas Zafar, ‘Sultan’ will commence... Read more
Cockroach robot uses shell to overcome obstacles
US-based researchers have created a robot that can use its body shape to move through a densely cluttered environment. The team from the University of California, Berkeley based the robot on the humble cockroach and hope their design could be used to inspire future robot designs for use in... Read more
Rs100 Asaan accounts introduced for unbanked
Karachi: The State Bank of Pakistan (SBP) on Tuesday issued guidelines for opening Asaan accounts with simplified due diligence and minimum of Rs100 initial deposit to enhance the outreach of financial services across the country. “Individuals can open the Asaan account with a simple and one-page account opening form,”... Read more
Stocks extend slump on futures rollover pressure
Karachi: Equities fell for the second day, with the Karachi Stock Exchange’s (KSE) benchmark 100-share index retreating by 144.59 points (0.42 per cent) to close at 34,133.83. Volume and trading value were both higher than Mon­day as 258 million shares of the trading value of Rs10 billion changed hands... Read more
Khawaja Asif says nation suffering due to negligence of former govt
Islamabad: Minister for Water and Power Khawaja Asif on Wednesday said that the federal government being blamed for the heatwave deaths in Karachi is unjust as actually the entire nation is suffering due to the criminal negligence of the former government. Asif went on to say that since the... Read more
Altaf Hussain supports construction of Kalabagh Dam
Karachi: MQM Chief Altaf Hussain has announced support for the construction of Kalabagh Dam and urged the government, to complete this project after disposing of the reservations of Sindh people. Chief of MQM demanded the federation to summon a joint meeting of experts, from all the four provinces to address Sindh... Read more
Court allows Axact CEO, four others to be transferred to Islamabad
Karachi: A Sessions Court on Wednesday allowed the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) to transfer Axact CEO Shoaib Shaikh and four others to Islamabad. Besides Shoaib Shaikh, Zeeshan Ahmed, Zeeshan Anwar, Muhammad Sabir and the company’s COO Viqas Atiq will be transferred to Islamabad. In a letter the FIA had... Read more
PM lauds SPD’s role in national security, safety
Islamabad: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Wednesday said the Strategic Plans Division (SPD) was playing an important role in strengthening Pakistan’s defence capabilities and appreciated its mechanism of national security and safety. The prime minister stated this in a meeting with Strategic Plans Division (SPD) Director General of Lt... Read more