Indian Maoist rebels kill 24 commandos in Chhattisgarh
Suspected Maoist rebels killed 24 paramilitary commandos and wounded six on Monday in a remote part of central India...
Younis breaks 10,000-run barrier as Pakistan build reply
Younis Khan became the first Pakistan player to complete 10,000 Test runs as his team reached 201 for four...
Messi hits Barca 500 with last gasp El Clasico winner
Lionel Messi struck his 500th Barcelona goal with the last kick of the game to blow the La Liga...
England dismiss Australia for 308, lead by 122
England turned the screw in the first Ashes test by bowling out Australia for 308 on the third morning on Friday to take a first innings lead of 122. Australia, resuming on 264 for five, were immediately on the back foot when they lost Shane Watson (30) and Nathan... Read more
COAS welcomes surrendering Baloch rebels
General Raheel Sharif, Chief of Army Staff (COAS) visited Headquarters Southern Command, Quetta today. According to press released by the Inter Services Public Relations, COAS was given a detailed briefing on overall security and law and order situation of  Balochistan. Both civil and military officials including Chief Secretary, IGFC... Read more
China to provide security assistance to Afghanistan
China will provide Afghanistan with security equipment and training, as the govt battles a resilient terrorist insurgency as the Afghan President Xi Jinping told his Afghan counterpart earlier today. Beijing is keen to see a stable Afghanistan, worried about what it says are separatist groups in China’s far western... Read more
Punjab Ombudsman to form province wide Jail Inspection Committess
Punjab Ombudsman Javed Mahmood, acting on orders received from  the Supreme Court of Pakistan, has constituted an Ombudsman’s Jail Inspection Committees for all districts and tehsils of the province, as par media reports. Members of the committees conducted their first inspection visitations to district and tehsil sub-jails on earlier... Read more
Cinema targeted by militants reopens after one year
Peshawar: Shama cinema, rocked by militants with grenade attacks last year, has been reopened for screening Pashto flicks on Eidul Fitr. Pashto films industry — Pollywood — is releasing seven new Pashto movies focusing social issues with strength of music and powerful storyline. Around 15 surviving production houses in... Read more
EMI Pakistan sends legal notice, bars use of ‘Bhar Do Jholi’ in Bajrangi Bhaijaan
While many were talking about Adnan Sami Khan’s comeback in Bajrangi Bhaijaan in the not-so-liked rendition of ‘Bhar Do Jholi’, it turned out that the singer, filmmakers, distributors as well as music distributors had never acquired the rights to use the popular qawali. The qawali’s copyright holders, EMI Pakistan,... Read more
Use of Urdu to be implemented in govt offices within 3 months: SC
Islamabad: The Supreme Court has been informed that the prime minister has issued orders for enforcement of Urdu in government offices within three months. A three-member SC bench headed by Justice Jawwad S Khawaja took up a case regarding the implementation of Urdu as official language and promotion of... Read more
Five witnesses identify Safoora bus attackers
Karachi: Five witnesses in a local court identified two accused Tahir Hussain and Saad Aziz in the attack on an Ismaili community busy which claimed 45 lives. The witnesses included two women, a man, a child and the person who drove the bus to the hospital. According to an... Read more
Bank transactions tax reduced from 0.6% to 0.3%
Islamabad: The Federal Board of Revenue and members of the business community reached an agreement on Thursday to reduce withholding tax from 0.6 percent to 0.3 percent on banking transactions for non-filers of income tax returns, reportedly. The new rate will be in force till September 30, the last... Read more
Former president AJK Sardar Abdul Qayyum passes away
Islamabad:Former president of Azad Jammu and Kashmir Sardar Abdul Qayyum Khan passed away in Islamabad on Friday, sources reported. Khan was considered one of the founders of the Kashmir Liberation Movement and the Supreme Leader of the Muslim Conference, which is the oldest political party in Azad Jammu and... Read more
KP minister Ziaullah Afridi sent on 13-day physical remand
Peshawar: Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Minister for Mineral Development, Ziaullah Afridi was sent on 13-day physical remand in custody of the Ehtesab Commission on Friday. Talking to the media after his hearing today, Afridi hurled a barrage of accusations on KP Chief Minister Pervez Khattak. Afridi was arrested amongst others on... Read more
Stocks extend overnight losses on profit-taking
Karachi: Stocks continued to decline on Thursday, with the KSE-100 index giving up 181.70 points (0.51 per cent) to settle at 35,147.13. Index heavy-weights Luc­ky Cement, United Bank and Engro Corp declined 2.7pc, 1.8pc and 1.1pc, respectively, contributing 78 points to the fall. Some market players thought that a... Read more
ADB signs Rs218m loan accord on flood recovery
Islamabad: The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has signed a $218 million loan agreement with Pakistan for the Flood Emergency Reconstruction Resil­ience Project. The agreement was signed by Mohammad Saleem Sethi, Secretary of Economic Affairs Division, and Werner E. Liepach, Country Director of the ADB. Under the project, the governments... Read more
Modi accepts invite for first Pakistan visit: joint statement
Ufa: India´s Prime Minister Narendra Modi accepted an invitation Friday from his counterpart Nawaz Sharif to attend a regional summit in Islamabad next year in what would be his first visit to Pakistan. “Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif reiterated his invitation to Prime Minister Modi to visit Pakistan for the... Read more