Iran’s Mahan Air to launch Tehran-Lahore flights from Dec 18
Iran’s Mahan Air has announced two weekly flights between Tehran and Lahore from December 18. According to Iranian state...
Modric latest La Liga player to be accused of tax fraud
Real Madrid midfielder Luka Modric has been accused by Spanish prosecutors of tax fraud of up to 870,728 euros...
North Korea tests most advanced missile yet; US mainland in range
North Korea test fired its most advanced intercontinental ballistic yet on Wednesday, putting the US mainland within range and...
Ambush:DSP Sohail Abbas survives attack in Karachi
Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP) Sharfabad, Sohail Abbas survived a deadly armed ambush during a routine patrol. According to initial reports, DSP, Sohail Abbas was targeted and injured when he was on a routine patrol. Abbas drove himself to the nearest hospital. A day earlier at least six people including two... Read more
Prof. Faruqi takes back resignation
President of the Karachi City Cricket Association (KCCA) Prof Ejaz Ahmed Faruqi has taken back his resignation as the head of the association on the request of Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) chairman Shaharyar Khan. Prof Faruqi, who is also a member of the PCB Governing Board, tendered his resignation... Read more
Karachi traffic police being given anti-terrorism training
To deal with the ever increasing cases of target killing in their ranks, the traffic policemen of the city were given anti-terrorism training earlier today. Over 100 traffic policemen were trained to fire 9mm and MP5 guns at a shooting range by top marksmen of the Sindh Police. The... Read more
TTP issues threats to PTI leaders
The outlawed terror outfit, the Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) has issued threats to leaders of the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) including Shah Mehmood Qureshi and Chauhdry Sarwar. The PTI has written letters to the Chief Minister Punjab, Home Ministry and security agencies for security. Apart from Qureshi and Sarwar, threats have... Read more
Pakistan-India series would give Test cricket much-needed boost: ICC
International Cricket Council’s (ICC) Chief Executive Officer Dave Richardson said the revival of cricketing ties between traditional foes India and Pakistan will give Test Cricket a much-needed boost. “Once safety and security issues are addressed, and both parties are satisfied, it will undoubtedly give Test cricket a boost to... Read more
Remains of new human species found in South African cave: scientists
The fossilised bones of 15 bodies from a previously unknown human species have been discovered in a cave in South Africa, it was announced earlier today, in what scientists hailed as a breakthrough in evolution research. “I am pleased to introduce you to a new species of human ancestor,”... Read more
Pakistan not to accept any preconditions for talks with India: FO
Pakistan reiterated on day its stance that the country is ready for talks with India but will not accept any preconditions, Radio Pakistan reported. “Any formal talks with New Delhi would have Kashmir as part of the agenda,” Foreign Office spokesperson Qazi Khalilullah said, while addressing a weekly briefing in... Read more
Tremors felt in Swat, Malakand Division
Tremors were felt in Swat, Shangla and other parts of the Malakand Division as well as surrounding cities today afternoon. The intensity of the quake is not yet known. Tremors were also felt in the wee hours on Thursday. According to the United States Geological Survey (USGS) the earlier... Read more
Notices issued to private schools raising fees in Karachi
The provincial education department has finally  taken notice of private schools raising student fees in the city. Notices have been issued to three private schools in the city by Directorate of Private Education which has sought reasons behind the fee increase. Schools which raised their fees include City Grammar... Read more
8-year-old gets burned while ‘boiling eggs for schoolteacher’
A man claims his 8-year-old son has been burnt while being forced by his teacher to boil eggs at a government school in Bhakkar district of Punjab province. Eight-year-old Muneeb, a student at the Government Primary School in Shaheenabad, was brought to a health center in Jandawala earlier today,... Read more
PPP’s ex-minister Ali Nawaz Shah gets 5-year imprisonment in corruption case
A local accountability court  sentenced former provincial minister of Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP), Ali Nawaz Shah,  to a five-year imprisonment over misuse of authorities in the allotment of government lands. According sources, Ali Nawaz Shah was awarded the sentence after his involvement in the corruption proved. In the same case,... Read more
Beef sale outlawed in Occupied Kashmir
The High Court in Indian Occupied Kashmir (IoK) has imposed ban on sale of beef (cow meat) in the valley. According to media reports, the court outlawed the sale of beef on the petition filed by Advocate Parimoksh Seth. He had, in the plea, contended that sale of cow... Read more
The day when Queen Elizabeth haggled over the price of a carpet in Pakistan
Queen Elizabeth II graced Pakistan with her presence in 1997 to be part of the country’s 50th Independence Day anniversary celebrations. While here she haggled over the price of a carpet. Speaking to BBC’s Shaimaa Khalil, former Punjab governor Shahid Hamid narrated the story of when Her Majesty went carpet shopping in Pakistan. The... Read more
PML-N candidates  for NA-154 join PTI before re-elections
Two PML-N candidates, Rana Aslam and Hassan Mehmood for NA-154 constituency of Lodhran announced  their decision to  join PTI, scarcely a month before by-elections. Rana Aslam and Hassan Mehmood  in a press conference with senior PTI leader Jahangir Tareen in Lodhran announced this decision earlier today. Apparently this would... Read more