Swiss climber Ueli Steck dies after fall, preparing for Mount Everest ascent
An experienced Swiss climber died on Sunday after he fell in the Everest region of Nepal during preparations to...
JI stages protest over load-shedding, over-billing at Sindh Governor House
Jamaat-e-Islami has staged sit-in on Sunday outside Sindh Governor House  on load-shedding and over-billing by the Karachi Electric. JI...
Violence in IoK is Indian state-sponsored terrorism: COAS
Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa on Sunday was briefed on the situation along the LoC...
ATC  allows Amir Khan to perform Hajj
A Karachi  Anti-Terrorism Court (ATC) has allowed senior Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) leader, Amir Khan, to leave the country for Hajj pilgrimage. According to reports, the ATC on a plea of Amir Khan to allow him to leave the country has directed Federal Interior Ministry and Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) to takeoff... Read more
15 terrorists killed in Khyber air strikes
Rawalpindi: At least 15 terrorists were killed in air strikes conducted by security forces in Khyber Agency, ISPR said on Monday. The air strikes were carried out in the Rajgal area of Khyber Agency near the Pak-Afghan border. According to the ISPR there are reports of two suicide bombers... Read more
Indian soldier killed for trying to save girl from harassment in UP
Meerut : An Indian army soldier was beaten to death in Uttar Pradesh’s city of Meerut after he tried to rescue a girl from harassment, said a report published on NDTV. 35-year-old Vedmitra Chaudhury, who was a Lance Naik in 416 Engineering Brigade, saw some men teasing the daughter... Read more
Boxing coaches around the world operate like generals; shouting orders and even mocking fighters if they feel they can get more out of their charges. In Pakistan, the coach does a little bit more. Armed with a needle and thread, the trainer, Ali Bux, can be seen stitching worn... Read more
Tribunal to announce NA-122 verdict on Aug 22
Lahore: An election tribunal on Monday reserved its verdict in the high-profile case of alleged rigging on Lahore’s NA-122 seat. Pakistan Tehreek-i-Inaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan had challenged the election of National Assembly Speaker Sardar Ayaz Sadiq from the NA-122 constituency in the 2013 general elections, alleging that Sadiq... Read more
Putting railways back on track in Pakistan
Thinking fast and slow is what Daniel Kahneman, the Nobel Laureate in Economics, thinks humans do. Planning fast and moving slow is what Pakistan Railways does. With cumulative liabilities reaching 74 billion Rupees, Pakistan Railways is one state-owned enterprise that has not delivered a profit in ages. Despite when... Read more
GB gang rape case: 2 of 3 culprits arrested
A local court  in GB remanded into police custody two of the three men who allegedly gang raped a woman. An investigator told the media that  Zulfiqar and Asif were produced in a civil court by the police. During the hearing, the court handed them to the police on... Read more
Almost 100 dead in Syrian airstrikes
The toll in a deadly series of Syrian government air raids on a rebel-held town outside Damascus rose to 96 people early morning today, a monitoring group said. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said regime warplanes on Sunday had conducted at least 10 air strikes on Douma, most... Read more
Kasur victims boycott JIT formed to probe scandal
Kasur: Victims of the Kasur video scandal have announced they will be boycotting the probe being conducted by the Joint Investigation Team (JIT). Speaking at a press conference the lawyer of the victims said police wanted to harass his clients by registering kidnapping and murder cases against them. According... Read more
Karachi Se Lahore crew takes over Hollywood
Karachi: It’s a great time for Pakistani cinema. Two releases on Eid. Three on Independence Day and one in between; a total of six within a month. Pretty amazing if you think about it. And what’s even more exciting is that one of these movies has just had a premiere in... Read more
CJP summons NAB chairman in private bank recovery case
Islamabad: Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Pakistan, Justice Jawad S Khwaja remarked on Monday that the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) cannot conduct recovery operations for any private bank without the approval of the Governor State Bank of Pakistan. Hearing the NAB private bank recovery case, where the... Read more
Sindh CM approves another cabinet reshuffle
Karachi: Sindh Chief Minister Qaim Ali Shah on Monday approved yet another reshuffle of portfolios allocated to his ministers, less than a month after Sharjeel Memon was replaced by Nisar Khuhro as the provincial government’s spokesperson. According to a spokesperson for the chief minister, Information Minister Nisar Khuhro has... Read more
PM, CJCSC discuss national security
Islamabad: Chairman Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee (CJCSC) General Rashad Mahmood called on Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif here on Monday. During the meeting Pakistan’s national security and professional matters of the army were discussed.   Read more
PPP FATA leader’s nine-year-old son kidnapped in Bajaur
Khar: Pakistan People Party (PPP) central executive committee member and the party’s FATA coordinator Akhunzada Chitan’s nine-year-old son was kidnapped early Monday morning by unidentified persons from outside his home. Political administration official and Chitan family source confirmed the kidnapping. According to them, the nine-year-old was going to school with his... Read more