India’s Muslim meat traders plan legal action against govt over new rules
Indian meat traders plan to take the government to court over new rules banning the trading of cattle including...
Hussain Nawaz reluctant to appear before JIT
Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif’s son Hussain Nawaz has refused to appear before the Joint Investigation Team (JIT) citing reservations...
Police arrest 44-year-old man in connection with Manchester bombing
A 44-year-old man was arrested in connection with the suicide attack on a concert in Manchester. According to Metropolitan...
UNICEF deplores appalling Kasur child sex scandal
The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) Tuesday denounced the reported abuse of large number of children in Kasur as “appalling”, and said it was in contact with the Pakistani government to “understand the full dimension of this crime.” “It is vital that the children and families affected are immediately... Read more
I was never detained at the Lahore airport: Sukhbir
Indian pop singer Sukhbir Singh who was stopped at the Allama Iqbal airport  by the airport authorities in Lahore en-route to Dubai claimed that he was carrying  the permissible amount with him. Singh in a statement on his tweeter account clarified on August 9, he had flight at 11 am from... Read more
Senate passes Pakistan Army (Amendment) Bill 2015
The Senate Tuesday passed the Pakistan Army (Amendment) Bill 2015 aimed at protecting court officials and witnesses and indemnity against prosecution in any other court of law with majority votes. Minister for Defence Khawaja Muhammad Asif piloted the bill to further amend the Pakistan Army Act, 1952 in the... Read more
NAB arrests special assistant of former chief minister
National Accountability Bureau (NAB) Khyber Pakhtunkha (KPK) Tuesday arrested Syed Masoom Shah, special assistant to former Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KPK) Chief Minister Amir Haider Khan Hoti, on the allegation of corrupt practices and accumulation of assets beyond known sources of income worth millions of rupees. As per details, the accused... Read more
Vital Signs, Junoon team up for new national chant ‘Chaand Sitaara’
The much anticipated collaboration of two of Pakistan’s most iconic musical bands Vital Signs and Junoon finally took place on Monday evening when they came together to release a brand new national song, ‘Chaand Sitaara’, complete with composing maestro Shoaib Mansoor at the helm. While Salman Ahmed gained prominence with... Read more
Home department notifies shifting Zehra Shahid murder case hearing to Central Jail
Karachi: Sindh Home Department has notified shifting the hearing of Pakistan Tehtreek-e-Insaf (PTI) leader Zehra Shahid murder case to Central Jail Karachi. The Anti-Terrorism Court (ATC) has received Home Department notification and according to it the next hearing will be held on August 19 in the central jail. Three... Read more
Abdullah Abdullah alleges Pakistan financing extremism in Afghanistan
Kabul: Abdullah Abdullah, the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Afghanistan government on Tuesday blamed Pakistan of nurturing and financing extremism in Afghanistan, Afghan media reported. While talking to a council of ministers, Abullah said that the elements who commit crimes in Afghanistan are being financed and armed in neighboring... Read more
Mother beats son to death in India to hide affair with landlord
A woman in India was arrested on Tuesday for beating her son to death with a cricket bat to hide her affair with their landlord. According to reports, Rakhi Balpande, 36, beat her partially-disabled teenage son, Chaitanya, to hide her relationship with her boyfriend Sumit More. Rakhi, who is separated from her... Read more
Appeal for complete strike in Indian occupied Kashmir
Hurriyet conference senior leader Syed Ali Gilani has appealed for complete shutdown in Indian Held Kashmir (IHK) on the Independence Day of India on August 15th. He said: “We are not against the freedom of any country including India but until this country will accept the freedom right of... Read more
Pakistan is gateway for trade energy and oil: PM Nawaz
MINSK, Belarus: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif Tuesday said Pakistan was a gateway of trade and energy between its northern eastern and western neighbours connecting the regions through trade routes, oil and gas pipelines and power transmission lines. “We have the necessary infrastructure in place as well as the manpower.... Read more
FBR announces deadlines for filing tax returns
Islamabad: Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) has announced August 31 as last date for salaried persons and September 30 for non salaried persons to file their tax returns. The deadlines for filing the tax returns is for all existing and new tax filers an official of FBR told APP... Read more
Lady Health Workers protest outside Sindh Assembly
Karachi: Lady Health Workers protested outside the Sindh Assembly on Tuesday against non-payment of their salaries for five months. The protest started in the morning from the Press Club as the Lady Health Workers proceeding to the Sindh High Court (SHC) where a sit-in was staged and slogans were... Read more
Two fishermen back from Indian jail after 22 years
Karachi: It was like waking up from a devastating nightmare for the two Pakistani fishermen, who returned home after spending 22 years in Indian prisons. The two fishermen, Mohammad Hanif Marghar and Hussain Walarhi Bianna, are among the 16 fishermen released by India and handed over to Pakistani authorities... Read more
Gabol seeks Rangers’ security after ‘MQM threats’
Karachi: Former Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) lawmaker Nabeel Gabol filed a petition in the Sindh High Court (SHC) on Tuesday seeking Rangers’ security from the government against alleged death threats issued to him by MQM. Gabol, a former MNA, maintained in the petition that he no longer has police... Read more