Drone strike killed three in Kurram Agency
At least three people were killed in a drone strike at a hideout of Taliban commander in Kurram Agency ...
US Embassy to lead Pakistani delegation on power generation
Economic Counselor of US Embassy William Laitinen will be leading a delegation of Pakistani government and business officials to...
Pakistan auctions Sukuk, Euro Bonds worth $2.5 bn
Pakistan has successfully executed US $ 1.0 billion five years Sukuk and US $ 1.5 billion ten years Eurobond...
CTD cracks Indian Spy agency RAW’s network in Karachi
Counter-terrorism Department (CTD) claimed to break a terror network associated with the Indian spy agency Research and Analysis Wing (RAW) in Karachi. According to SSP CTD Naveed Khawaja, the arrested suspects, identified as Shafiq alias Pappu, Khalid alias Dada, Mohsin and Jabbar alias Zafar Tension, are political party’s activists, who had... Read more
We will beat Imran: Declares Pervaiz Rashid as PML N decides to contest by-elections
The ruling Pakistan Muslim League (PML-N) has made its decision that Sardar Ayaz Sadiq and Siddique Baloch will contest the by-elections. The two leaders were disqualified by the election tribunal ending their tenures as members of the national assembly, of which Sadiq was the speaker of the house. Pervaiz... Read more
Gen. Raheel spends the day on the front line in Shawal, NWA
Chief of Army Staff, General Raheel Sharif spent the day with front line troops in Shawal to review the ongoing military ground offensive against militants. During his visit the Army Chief commended the troops for the speed and gains of the operations. The Army Chief directed troops to comprehensively... Read more
Pakistan to inform host countries about Indian involvement in terror activities: FO
Foreign Office (FO) spokesman Qazi Khalilullah said earlier today that Pakistan’s ambassadors stationed abroad have been instructed to inform their host countries about India’s involvement in promoting terror activities in Pakistan. During the foreign office’s weekly briefing, the spokesman added that, “Pakistan’s Permanent Representative to UN has also taken... Read more
Two killed as police engage terrorists  in gun battle in Kamalia
At least two people have been killed in a raging gun-battle between police and heavily-armed terrorists holed up inside a house in Kamalia. Toba Tek Singh Police officials claimed they raided the house in Pir Mahal Housing colony of Kamalia around 1:00 PM in search of wanted criminals. The... Read more
Vying for viewers: Swaarangi’s release to clash with much awaited Manto
Many filmmakers here are pushing their films for a later release so as not to clash with each other. Resham’s comeback film Swaarangi too is going through the same phase, as the film which was set to be released on August 28 (tomorrow) will now hit screens on September... Read more
Muslim leaders in Indonesia ask man to change  name they deem inappropriate
Muslim leaders in Indonesia have reportedly demanded that a man whose first name means ‘God’ should change his name as it is considered inappropriate and ‘unseemly’. Tuhan Banyuwangi, 42, whose first name means ‘God’, has been asked by the Indonesian Council of Muslim Scholars (ICMS) to either change his name... Read more
US agrees to sell AH-1Z attack gunships to Pakistan
US Department of Defence (DoD) announced earlier yesterday that it has awarded Bell Helicopter a $581 million contract that includes the delivery of AH-1Z Viper attack helicopters to Pakistan. The contract covers the manufacture and delivery of 15 Lot 12 UH-1Y Venom utility helicopters, 19 Lot 12 AH-1Zs, one... Read more
Hijab-wearers reveal true feelings on anonymous app ‘Whisper’
Several Muslim women took to Whisper, an app that allows people to secretly admit to things they’d never dare say in public, to reveal their true feelings about wearing hijab and the negative attention they receive. Many women who wear the hijab complained that the sight of the headscarf invited... Read more
HEC officer home robbed of official laptop carrying plagiarism case records
An officer of the Higher Education Commission (HEC) was robbed of an official laptop carrying records of plagiarism cases and other valuables earlier yesterday. Besides the laptop, the unidentified individuals also stole a hard disc, mobile phones and a television. HEC Deputy Director Quality Assurance Munir Ahmed had been... Read more
Shahnaz Sheikh resigns as Pakistan hockey head coach
Pakistan hockey head coach, Shahnaz Sheikh has stepped down from the post after the hocky team’s failure in the Olympic qualifying event. Shahnaz Sheikh said under his coaching Pakistan team played three out of four finals of the tournaments. He said his decision to resign for the betterment of... Read more
Authorities move swiftly to tighten noose around Sindh corruption suspects
Islamabad: Authorities have prepared the legal ground to investigate several key politicians, former government officials and influential businessmen accused of financial corruption and graft in Sindh, sources told the media. According to the sources, red warrants have been prepared for former provincial minister Syed Owais Muzaffar, former Karachi Municipal... Read more
Afridi urges PCB against making hasty decisions regarding return of disgraced players
Twenty20 captain Shahid Afridi advised the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) today, warned  against making hasty decision regarding the return of tainted cricketers Salman Butt, Muhammad Asif and Muhammad Amir to competitive cricket. “I would only ask the PCB to make any decision on these players very carefully after giving... Read more
Newly re-launched CNG buses break down before hitting Karachi roads
Karachi: The fanfare with which the transport department announced the re-launch of 16 new CNG buses died considerably on Wednesday as the vehicles are unfit to hit the roads. Given the shortage of public transport options in Karachi, Sindh Chief Minister Qaim Ali Shah and local government minister Syed Nasir... Read more