Stunning Lyon, Starc catches floor England
Two freakish Australian catches rocked England´s diminishing hopes of saving the second Ashes Test on a fast-moving third day...
‘Kwaussie’ named Australian word of the year
Inspired by a dual citizenship crisis plaguing politics in Australia, the term “Kwaussie” — a mix of Kiwi and...
Pakistan has potential for strong economic growth: study
Pakistan has the potential for achieving strong economic growth till 2030, says a study, provided it successfully overcomes five major...
NAB arrests ex-KPK revenue minister Murid Kazim
The National Accountability Bureau (NAB) Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KPK) has arrested former KPK revenue minister Syed Murid Kazim along with other officials on the charges of corruption and misuse of authority. The former minister and the revenue officials had been accused of illegal transfer of 1976 kanal state land in... Read more
Karachi police arrest three suspects working for South Africa-based extortion network
Karachi Police have arrested three suspects working for an extortion network being operated from South Africa. According to police, three suspects identified as Wasif Rafiq, Faizan alias Matho and Hassan Tufail the Ajmir Nagri police  on Monday. The police claimed that the accused used to send extortion chit wrapped in a bullet to the... Read more
Govt dismisses rumours of replacing army chief
Islamabad: Interior minister Chaudhry Nisar dismissed on Monday rumours that the government was considering replacing the army chief. “It is baseless speculation; we have complete trust in the incumbent top command of our military,” he told reporters at the inauguration of an online system for the renewal of national identity... Read more
Balochi dictionary formally launched
Quetta : The voluminous Balochi Dictionary was launched formally at the Balochi Academy in Quetta at a gathering of top intellectuals of the province on Sunday. Vice-Chancellor of the University of Makran Dr Abdul Razak Sabir, performed the launching ceremony. Chief editor of the dictionary Mir Jan Mohammad Dashti, Dr Abdul... Read more
Pakistani diplomat appointed permanent observer at UN
Veteran Pakistani diplomat Qazi Shaukat Fareed has been appointed as the new Permanent Observer of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Mediterranean to the United Nations. Fareed presented his credentials to UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on July 31, according to a statement issued by UN. Before being appointed as a permanent... Read more
‘Pakistan to eradicate polio virus by 2016’
Islamabad :State Minister for National Health Services, Regulation and Coordination Saira Afzal Tarar has said that sincere efforts are being made to eradicate polio virus from Pakistan by year 2016. As a result of steps being taken by the government, situation is getting better day by day as only 26... Read more
US ‘softly’ says no to Iran-Pakistan gas pipeline project
Washington : US State Department spokesperson Mark Toner has said that the Iran-Pakistan gas pipeline project will not yet benefit from the nuclear agreement that may ease economic sanctions on Tehran, a private TV channel reported on Monday. On July 14, the United States and five other world powers signed... Read more
Govt data shows rain affect 0.7m people in Punjab, Sindh
Islamabad: National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) spokesperson Ahmed Kamal has said that around 0.7 million people from Punjab and Sindh were affected due to monsoon rains in Pakistan. Talking to the Radio Pakistan, Kamal said that at least 109 people have died so far due to monsoon rains and mostly... Read more
AJIP to merge with PTI this independence day
The Awami Jamhoori Ittehad Pakistan has officially announced that it will formally merge with Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf on independence day, August 14. The decision was made at a high-level party meeting held at Tarakai House in Swabi yesterday. The meeting was attended by AJIP chief Shahram Khan Tarakai, Senator Liaquat... Read more
President says modern education necessary for development
Islamabad: President Mamnoon Hussain has stressed the need for acquiring modern education as it is imperative for the development of the country. He was addressing the 39th Convocation of National University of Computer and Emerging Sciences Islamabad on Monday. The President said education has great importance in creating awareness... Read more
Rs60 million paid to blacklisted contractor for Parliament lodges
Rawalpindi: Despite cancellation of a contract regarding renovation of suits in parliament lodges, the Capital Development Authority (CDA) member engineering has allegedly made a payment of Rs60 million, to the construction firm. According to sources, the CDA awarded Rs2.90 billion contract to Habib Rafique construction firm, in 2011 and... Read more
Sharif brothers not concerned about areas away from Lahore: Imran
Rojhan: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf chairman Imran Khan on Monday strongly criticised the Pakistan Muslim league-Nawaz (PML-N) leadership during his visit to flood hit areas of South Punjab. Addressing flood victims in Rojhan, Khan said Sharif brothers are reigning Punjab from their throne in Lahore, showing complete apathy towards remote areas... Read more
Floods claimed 73 lives in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa: PDMA
Peshawar: A report by the Provincial Disaster Management Authority (PDMA) states that 73 people died from flooding in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa during the last month. According to the PDMA report 31 people have been injured and 11 are missing. The highest number of deaths were reported in Chitral with 34,... Read more
5 people mowed down in Balochistan
Five people have been murdered in two separate incidents of firing in Turbat and Khuzdar districts earlier yesterday. At least three people were killed in the Satellite Town area of Turbat, police said. According to Turbat police official Inam Ahmed, unidentified men barged into a house in Satellite Town... Read more