China’s Vice Premier lauds Pakistani media role for promotion of CPEC, BRI
Highlighting the importance of media, China’s Vice Premier Zhang Gaoli has lauded the support and active role of Pakistani...
No Indian boots on the ground in Afghanistan: defence minister
India will not deploy troops in Afghanistan, its defence minister said Tuesday, but promised to boost support for a...
Dawoodi Bohras in the Mainstream
It has been almost 19 years since the Syedna or the spiritual leader of the Bohra community has graced...
Rangers praise Karachi peope for dismissing MQM strike call
A spokesman for the para military Rangers praised residents of the megapolis of Karachi for dismissing MQM’s strike call. The spokesman in a statement said that, “the residents of Karachi had dismissed threats of those who are enemies of the city’s peace”. He added that the Rangers and people... Read more
Hafeez’s riposte over ‘bowling with illegal action’ reports
Pakistan allrounder Mohammad Hafeez earlier today came out strongly on social media to dismiss reports that he had been bowling in the National T20 Cup without remedying his action. In a tweet on the microblogging site Twitter  that he posted, Hafeez said he had been working on bettering his... Read more
Ajoka taking 4 plays to Delhi for 1st ever Pakistan theatre fest
A 40-member team of actors and technicians from Ajoka Theatre will cross the Wagah border on Saturday (today) to participate in the first ever Pakistani theatre festival in India. The ‘Humsaya Theatre for Peace Festival’ opens in Delhi on Monday, according to a press release. The festival will feature... Read more
11 including top PPP leader Amin Fahim indicted in NICL case
 Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) top leader Makhdoom Amin Fahim was among eleven people indicted by an accountability court in the National Insurance Company Limited (NICL) case. The accountability court indicted the accused in the absence of Amin Fahim and Salman Ghani. Those accused present in court today denied charges... Read more
State Bank announces monetary policy
The State Bank of Pakistan earlier today announced the new monetary policy for the next two months reducing the interest rate further by 50 basis points. The central bank reduced interest rate by 0.5 percent and brought it down to six percent. The State Bank of Pakistan noted year-on-year... Read more
Snooker: Cueist Hamza Akbar to join British professional circuit
Current Asian snooker champion Hamza Akbar will become the first Pakistani ever to make his mark in the British professional circuit later this month. “I’ve got the visa of UK and hopefully get the Schengen visa by the end of next week,” he told the media from his home... Read more
India meddling in Pakistan’s internal affairs: Insists Sartaj Aziz
Foreign Affairs Advisor Sartaj Aziz said earlier today  that India was meddling in Pakistan’s internal affairs . Aziz told reporters India was spreading terrorism in Pakistan and a dossier pertaining to this would be presented in the United Nations. “We have prepared our dossier which will be given to... Read more
Ali Azmat is back…In Coke Studio episode 5
Coke Studio is releasing the fifth batch of its singles today, and the return of Ali Azmat to the platform seems like a good enough reason to celebrate. His track titled ‘Rangeela’ is making waves: while the lyrics were written back in the day by songwriting legend Sabir Zafar,... Read more
War torn  Syrian refugees bike across Arctic border into Norway
“I looked at the map and I decided to give it a go”: Ahmad Taleb is one of a number of crafty refugees who have reached Europe by cycling across the border into Arctic Norway. Norwegian police say that since the beginning of the year, more than 200 asylum... Read more
Karachi: Rangers apprehend 10 target killers
Rangers arrested ten target killers during search operations carried out in several of the city earlier today. A spokesman for the paramilitary force said three of the arrested target killers were affiliated with Muttahida Qaumi movement (MQM) and four belonged to outlawed religious organisations. Three are members of the... Read more
‘Not to fire the first bullet’, insists Indian home minister
Indian Home Minister Rajnath Singh received a high-level delegation of Pakistan Rangers in New Delhi earlier yesterday  and assured them that India would not be the first to breach any future ceasefire between the two sides. “India wants friendly relations with all its neighbours. India will not fire the... Read more
Gulpur power project aquires $320m financing
The government, sponsors and lenders have signed a direct implementation agreement for providing financing of $320 million for the 102-megawatt Gulpur hydroelectric power project, which will be developed in Kotli district of Azad Jammu and Kashmir. The accord was inked in Islamabad earlier yesterday by Private Power and Infrastructure... Read more
35 school girls fall unconscious from anti-dengue spray in Jhelum
Jhelum: 35 school girls fell unconscious during an anti-dengue fumigation campaign being carried out at their school on Saturday. The incident took place at the Domaili Girls High School and the affected students were rushed to a local hospital for treatment. Chief Minister Punjab Shahbaz Sharif has taken notice... Read more
Prison overcrowding: a security hazard
Overcrowding in Karachi Central Jail has given prisoners many sleepless nights and stuffy, congested afternoons. An inmate Rameez lives in a barrack of the Raheem Ward, where 247 men are cramped in a space meant for 100. At night, as they spread out on the floor, some find space... Read more