Iran’s Mahan Air to launch Tehran-Lahore flights from Dec 18
Iran’s Mahan Air has announced two weekly flights between Tehran and Lahore from December 18. According to Iranian state...
Modric latest La Liga player to be accused of tax fraud
Real Madrid midfielder Luka Modric has been accused by Spanish prosecutors of tax fraud of up to 870,728 euros...
North Korea tests most advanced missile yet; US mainland in range
North Korea test fired its most advanced intercontinental ballistic yet on Wednesday, putting the US mainland within range and...
NGOs not fall under  the purview of NAP: Interior Ministry
The interior ministry on Saturday clarified that NGOs and their funding do not come under the purview of National Action Plan (NAP). In a response to Supreme Court judge Justice Jawed S Khawaja’s remarks “that the NAP was a joke with the nation”, spokesman for the interior ministry said... Read more
Two London teens have married IS fighters: lawyer
Two of three teenage girls who travelled from Britain to Syria sparking criticism of the police response have married Islamic State (IS) group fighters, the lawyer for their families said Saturday. Kadiza Sultana, 16, and 15-year-olds Shamima Begum and Amira Abase left their homes in February and flew to... Read more
A Muslim mayor of London would ‘send message to the haters’, says Sadiq Khan
A Muslim mayor of London would send a message to all “the haters in Iraq and in Syria” that the city is a beacon of tolerance and respect, Sadiq Khan, one of Labour candidates for the job, has said. Khan, the first Muslim MP to be elected in London,... Read more
PM Sharif felicitates Obama on Independence Day
Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif Saturday conveyed his heartfelt felicitations to US President Barack Obama and American nation on their independence day commemorated on July 4. In a letter to the United States President, Sharif said, “Our two nations are bound by ideals of freedom, democracy and human rights.”... Read more
Pakistan football chief gets AFC nod
Pakistan’s football chief Saturday received a boost in his fight to ward off the challenge of a rival body when the Asian football body recognised his re-election. Last month a rival group, allegedly linked to the government of Prime Minsiter Nawaz Sharif, sacked the incumbent Pakistan Football Federation (PFF)... Read more
Extreme weather updates: Mercury to continue rising in Sindh, Balochistan
Islamabad: Blistering temperatures will continue across parts of the country till Sunday night only to be broken when the first spell of monsoon showers hit the upper parts of the country. Over the next 48 hours, temperatures are expected to reach a maximum of 45-48 in the plains of the... Read more
Prayer leader sentenced to 10 years in prison
Bahawalpur: An anti-terrorism court on Friday sentenced a prayer leader to 10 years and four months imprisonment after he was convicted of making hate speeches after Fajr prayers. Judge Khalid Arshad also fined Abdul Ghani Rs750,000. Prosecution said Ghani had delivered provocative speeches following Fajr prayers at a mosque in... Read more
Sindh education: NAB investigates Rs13b teacher hiring scam
Karachi: The National Accountability Bureau (NAB) is verifying a complaint against the former Sindh education minister, Pir Mazharul Haq, and others who allegedly earned up to Rs13 billion from 13,000 ‘bogus’ appointments in the education department. This was disclosed in a report submitted on behalf of the NAB authorities... Read more
Chief of Air Staff calls on PM Sharif
Islamabad: Chief of Air Staff Air Chief Marshal Sohail Amaan called on Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif in Islamabad today (Saturday). Matters pertaining to Pakistan Air Force were discussed. (APP) Read more
PEPCO’s website hacked
Karachi :Hackers, identifying themselves as ‘pak cyb3r 3xp3rt’ and apparently annoyed with excessive power loadshedding in the country, have hacked the Pakistan Electric Power Company’s (PEPCO) official website. Read: Indian Hackers, Hacked PPP’s website The website is not accessible anymore, but earlier it had a banner, saying “site ki load... Read more
Karachi’s garment factory catches fire
Karachi: A fire broke out in a garment factory, situated at SITE Area of Karachi, on Saturday morning. The fire suddenly engulfed the upper part of the factory which was extinguished after one hour. Goods of worth millions of rupees were burnt in the fire. The cause of fire... Read more
Sri Lanka 278 all out as Yasir takes another 5-wkt haul
Pallekele: Sri Lanka, sent in to bat, were bowled out for 278 in their first innings 20 minutes into the second day of the final Test against Pakistan in Pallekele on Saturday. Opener Dimuth Karunaratne top-scored with 130. Leg-spinner Yasir Shah claimed five wickets for 78 runs and seamer... Read more
Dawood was in talks to return to India: Chhota Shakeel / TOI
Dawood Ibrahim and his deputy and most trusted aide Chhota Shakeel do not wish to return to India anymore. According to Shakeel, the Indian government turned down their proposal to return after the 1993 Mumbai serial blasts, and now they are reluctant to come back. “When we wanted to... Read more
Five miscreants arrested in two rangers raids
Karachi: The personnel of paramilitary force rounded up at least five suspected people in two separate raids in different areas of Karachi in Saturday’s wee hours. The paratroopers nailed at least four people during an overnight raid near Jinnah Square area of Malir. Moving on a tip-off regarding the... Read more