NBC said Wednesday it has fired Matt Lauer, a well-known morning news anchor, for what it described as inappropriate...
North Korea fires ICBM, splashes in Sea of Japan: Pentagon
North Korea fired what the US Pentagon said appeared to be an intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) that landed close...
Pak behaviour towards Taliban unchanged despite Trump statement: US general
The top US general in Afghanistan said on Tuesday that he had not seen a change in Pakistan’s support...
SC concerned over threats to slain Perveen Rehman’s family
The Supreme Court of Pakistan has expressed concern over the rising threats against the petitioners, as well as the family, of slain social activist Perveen Rehman, if they don’t agree to drop her murder case. Rehman, one of the country’s top development workers and director of the Orangi Pilot... Read more
ECP counts MQM richest political party of Pakistan
Election Commission of Pakistan on Tuesday published a detailed report of assets of political parties for the year 2013-2014. According to the report of ECP, Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) is the richest political party with an annual income was 218.8 million rupees. The annual income of the Pakistan Muslim League... Read more
Sindh Health department to hand over 50 hospitals to NGOs
The Sindh health department has decided in principle to hand over the administrative control of over 50 hospitals to non-governmental organisations in a ceremony this week. “It is an experiment,” said provincial health secretary Saeed Ahmed Mangnejo. The year-long project is a joint venture through a public-private partnership. The... Read more
Sale of toy guns banned in Peshawar, KPK
Earlier today, the district administration Peshawar banned the sale of toy guns for a period of one month in an apparent attempt to curb sky rocketing sales of the toy during Eid. The orders were given by Deputy Commissioner Riaz Khan Mehsud in keeping with Section 144. “Police will... Read more
Under utilised GB property invites CM’s attention
An untenanted property belonging to the Gilgit–Baltistan (G-B) government in Rawalpindi has attracted the attention of the new chief minister. The land owned by the G-B government is located at College Road in Rawalpindi, with a total area of 35,000 square feet. The resource-starved region of G-B annually spends... Read more
Philae comet could be home to alien life: scientists
The comet landed on by the spacecraft Philae could well be home to an abundance of alien microbial life, according to leading astronomers, The Guardian reports. Features of the comet, named 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko, such as its organic-rich black crust, are most likely explained by the presence of living organisms beneath... Read more
Martyrdom anniversary of Havildar Lalak Jan observed
The martyrdom anniversary of Havildar Lalak Jan Shaheed was observed on Tuesday (July 7) with pledges of sparing no efforts for defending the frontiers of the country. Havildar Lalak Jan was born on April 1, 1967. He was awarded Nishan-e-Haider for his dauntless courage and devotion during the Kargil... Read more
‘Bin Roye’ music to catch the fancy of music lovers
One had thought that gone are the days when a film’s entire musical score could catch the fancy of music lovers. One could cite here the examples of ‘Ashiqui’ and ‘Qayamat Se Qayamat Tak’ in India and ‘Yeh Dil Aap Ka Huwa’, ‘Choorriyaan’ and ‘Majaajan’ in Pakistan in the... Read more
World’s oldest man dies at 112 in Japan
Tokyo: The world’s oldest man, Sakari Momoi, has died in Japan at the ripe old age of 112, an official said on Tuesday. Momoi, born months before the Wright brothers made their first successful flight, passed away late Sunday, said the official at Saitama City, north of Tokyo, where he... Read more
Dar rejects proposal to privatise Neelum-Jhelum project
Islamabad: Finance Minister Ishaq Dar rejected on Monday proposals for privatisation of the Neelum-Jhelum hydropower project to meet a financing gap caused by an escalation of its cost by 52 per cent. Informed sources said the cost of the 969MW strategic project had risen to Rs418 billion from Rs274bn... Read more
Senate body okays changes in trade remedy laws
Islamabad: The Senate Standing Committee on Commerce has approved amendments to trade remedy laws, empowering the National Tariff Commission (NTC) to conduct investigations into unfair trade practices in an unhindered way. The amendments will shortly be placed before the Senate for approval, and subsequently sent to the National Assembly.... Read more
Index adds 46 points to breach 35,500 barrier
Karachi: The relentless rise on stock market witnessed last week slowed down on Monday as the KSE-100 index traded range-bound and closed with a modest gain of 45.93 points (0.13 per cent) to settle at 35,502.28. Market participants were, however, encouraged by the sight of the index closing in... Read more
Banks perform poorly in housing loans
Karachi: Lending rates for housing loans remained high during the quarter ending March 31, 2015, but the share of Islamic banks increased to 30pc. According to State Bank’s Quarterly Housing Finance Review, overall weighted average markup rate stood at 13.1 per cent at the end of the quarter. The... Read more
ANP says KP on verge of liquidation
Peshawar: Awami National Party central general secretary Mian Iftikhar Hussain has said that Khyber Pakhtunkhwa is on the verge of liquidation due to ill-planned policy of the PTI-led coalition government. In a statement issued here on Monday, he said that incompetent ministers were misguiding Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf chairman Imran Khan... Read more