FBR decides to probing 31 Pakistanis named in Paradise Leaks
The Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) began investigating 31 Pakistanis named in the Paradise Leaks on Tuesday. The FBR...
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...
Pak Army’s role in focus as protestors end Faizabad Dharna
When protestors of a religious party signed an agreement with the government on Monday to end a crippling blockade...
Pakistan-Norway sign MoU to build 150 MW solar power plants
Oslo, Norway : Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and Norwegian Prime Minister Erna Solberg witnessed signing ceremony of an MoU between Scatec Solar of Norway and Nizam Energy of Pakistan to jointly develop and Build-Own-and-Operate solar power plants in Pakistan. The construction of three solar power plants generating a total of... Read more
Index adds 35 points to overnight gains
Karachi: The stock market continued its record setting streak for the fourth consecutive session on Tuesday as the KSE 100-index closed at 35,537.69 after adding 35.41 points (0.10 per cent) to overnight gains. However, the market remained volatile with the index taking a plunge in the red several times... Read more
Britain’s smallest horse is called Micro Dave & he’s only 18 inches tall
In the running for title of the world’s smallest horse, Micro-Dave was born 12 inches tall – the same height as a two litre bottle of coke, Yahoo News reports. Now aged 12-days-old, the American miniature stallion from Haysden Liveries in Kent stands a full two inches shorter than... Read more
Microsoft plans new round of layoffs
Bengaluru: Microsoft Corp, the world’s largest software company, plans to announce a new round of layoffs as early as Wednesday as it tries to cut costs further, the New York Times reported. The latest job cuts are in addition to the 18,000 jobs Microsoft said it planned to cut... Read more
K-Electric claims power restored to Karachi
Karachi: A spokesman for K-Electric claimed on Wednesday that power had been restored to the port city after several areas remained without electricity for up to 20 hours. The spokesman added that the technical fault at Bin Qasim plant which had caused a breakdown in Karachi had been fixed.... Read more
Rangers to keep policing powers in Karachi: Nisar
The interior ministry on Wednesday said the Sindh government would not withdraw policing power from the paramilitary Rangers force in Karachi. “Earlier, we decided we will withdraw Rangers from the metropolis after Youm-e-Ali but after talks with Sindh Chief Minister Qaim Ali Shah we have decided to extend their... Read more
Sharif family paid Rs5.2 billion debt, never asked banks to write-off loans: Shahbaz
Lahore: Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif on Wednesday claimed that the inclusion of PM Nawaz and himself in a 35-page report on 150 mega scams by the National Accountability Bureau was “erroneous and unjust”. “We (Nawaz and I) are not loan defaulters,” said Shahbaz while addressing a news conference in Lahore, adding that they... Read more
15 booked for sexual assault, extortion and taped blackmail
Kasur: Ganda Singh police booked a gang of 15 suspects and arrested three of them on charges of sodomy, extortion and threatening `hundreds’ of boys and girls and recording their videos in Hussain Khanwala village. Sheikhupura range Regional Police Officer Sahibzada Shahzad Sultan on Tuesday visited the Ganda Sindh Police... Read more
Sindh govt seeks cellular service suspension on Youm-e-Ali
Karachi: The Sindh government has sought the suspension of mobile phone services on Youm-e-Ali which will be observed on Thursday. The Sindh Home Ministry has sent a letter to the Interior Ministry for this purpose. The Sindh government has recommended that services be suspended from 9 AM to 9... Read more
20 killed in road accident near Islamabad
Islamabad: At least 20 people were killed and dozens injured in a road accident in Turnol near Islamabad on Wednesday, police and rescue officials said. “A bus collided with a van killing 20, including women and children,” a police official said. “Majority of the passengers in the van and the... Read more
CTP announces detours for Youm-e-Ali (AS) processions
Rawalpindi: City Traffic Police (CTP) have set alternate traffic routes for Youm-e-Ali (AS) processions to be taken out on July 8 and 9. The motorists have been urged to use alternative routes, as several roads in the town cities would be closed for all kind of traffic on 21st... Read more
New train service to be launched from Pindi to Karachi
Rawalpindi: The Pakistan Railways has decided to launch a new blue line express train service from Rawalpindi to Karachi from August. An official said that all preparations were under way for developing bogeys of the train in a railway carriage factory. A green line express train is already operating... Read more
Malala calls on PM Sharif in Oslo
Oslo: Nobel Peace Prize laureate Malala Yousafzai called on Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif in Oslo on Wednesday. Advisor on Foreign Affairs Sartaz Aziz, Special Assistant Tariq Fatemi and Minister of State for Education Baligur Rehman also attended the meeting. PM Sharif and Malala discussed matters pertaining to education sector... Read more
Wet spell to continue for next few days
Islamabad: Heavy monsoon rain lashed different cities of Punjab and northwestern upper parts, with Met Office forecasting more downpour during next 48 hours. Weather last 24 hrs: Scattered rain-thundershower occurred at Islamabad, Punjab, KP, Kashmir while at isolated places in Sindh. Synoptic situation: Seasonal low lies over north Balochistan... Read more