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...
‘India violated ceasefire 221 times in 2015’
“Soldiers of the Indian Border Security Force (BSF) have violated the ceasefire at the Line of Control (LoC) and the Working Boundary with Pakistan 221 times so far in the year 2015”, officials said earlier today. Briefing a session of the Senate Standing Committee on Defence being chaired by... Read more
PPP leaders meet Syed Nawaz Ali Shah in central jail Karachi
Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) leaders, Syed Khursheed Shah and Chief Minister Sindh, Syed Qaim Ali Shah, visited the central jail to meet Syed Nawaz Ali Shah who was awarded five-year imprisonment by an accountability court in a  corruption case. According to sources, Khursheed Shah and Qaim Ali Shah met Nawaz... Read more
Jan Achakzai to quit JUI-F
Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam-Fazl (JUI-F) spokesperson, Jan Achakzai earlier today announced his decision to quit the party due to differences with the party’s senior leadership. In a message on social media, Achakzai said  “Some leaders failed to understand my viewpoint,”. He further added that he had good time with the JUI-F and he... Read more
Pak Army returns Indian woman
The Pakistan Army earlier today, returned a woman to Indian authorities who had inadvertently crossed the Line of Control (LoC). “As a goodwill gesture, Shamim Akhtar, a resident of Nakarkot village in Poonch district was handed over to concerned authorities in Satwal Sector along the Rawalakot LoC,” an Inter... Read more
PM announces decrease in electricity price
Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has announced that the price of electricity will be decreased in the country. Addressing members of All Pakistan Textile Mills Association (APTMA) and exporter groups, Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif said NEPRA had been advised to decrease the per unit price of electricity by Rs2.19. The... Read more
Experts believe Green Line just another trick of the Sindh govt
“There have been as many as 20 transport-related projects that the Sindh government started with great fanfare, ran them for a while and then let them erode into obscurity”, claimed Ronald deSouza of Shehri – Citizens for a Better Environment. He was speaking at a public hearing to discuss... Read more
US companies guilty of conspiracy to export misbranded halal products to Muslim countries
Two US food companies have pleaded guilty to ‘conspiring to export misbranded beef products to Muslim countries’, including Malaysia and Indonesia. The two companies, Midamar Corp and Islamic Services of America (ISA), that distribute and certify halal food products, have pleaded guilty to conspiracy to making false statements on... Read more
UK: Islamic school teachers beat boy so badly he loses hair from stress
Two teachers of an Islamic school in England have been sentenced to a year in prison for brutally beating a 10-year-old boy with a plastic stick, causing him to lose his hair due to stress. The Birmingham Crown Court sentenced Mohammad Siddiqui, 60, and his son, Mohammad Waqar, 24,... Read more
Local industry wants incentives, protection from India
As attempts to increase exports fall flat on their face and the local industry cribs all the time, the country may impose tariff and non-tariff restrictions to discourage Indian imports. Pakistan may also look towards giving incentives to its exporters, aimed at enabling them to compete with Indians in... Read more
‘Restrictions holding women back in Pakistan’: World Bank report
 “Many restrictions hold women back in Pakistan in their quest for economic advancement”, says a new World Bank report. According to ‘Women, Business and the Law 2016’, published every two years, married women in the country need to include their husbands’ name, nationality and address in order to register... Read more
School girls affected by dengue spray readmitted to hospital
 Several school girls who fell unconscious during an anti-dengue fumigation campaign at their school were once again readmitted to hospital earlier today. Parents of the affected school girls said their children were facing problems breathing. The parents also complained about the lack of doctors and oxygen tanks at the... Read more
Suspect already arrested in journalist Aftab Alam murder case
Rangers and police personnel have arrested a suspect in connection to the murder of senior journalist Aftab Alam in Karachi earlier this week, according to media sources. It was revealed that the law enforcers have completed their initial investigation into the murder and arrested the suspect , who is currently... Read more
China starts work on new attack helicopter with stealth abilities
China has begun developing a new generation of attack helicopter which will have stealth abilities and should start deliveries to the Chinese armed forces by about 2020, the official China Daily newspaper said earlier today. The helicopter is being developed by Aviation Industry Corp of China (AVIC), one of... Read more
PM Sharif chairs meeting of industries & traders’ representatives
Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif is chairing a meeting of representatives of industries and traders today in Islamabad. The meeting will deliberate over measures to increase exports in the challenging environment of global economy. The meeting will also consider on various initiatives to improve quality and competitiveness of Pakistani exports.... Read more