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...
Key Pakistani-Afghan trade deals stall on India
Pakistan and Afghanistan have side-lined  a raft of agreements that promised to more than triple cross-border trade, officials said, as economic ties seen as key to regional stability fall victim to rivalry and suspicion. Afghan President Ashraf Ghani struck the trade deals with Pakistan soon after taking office last... Read more
From bombs to trophies, cricket emerges victorious in Peshawar
Peshawar won their second consecutive Twenty20 title this week with players and coaches hailing falling levels of violence for helping the sport prosper in the terror-plagued region.  The city of four million has been at the brunt of terror attacks by religious zealots. For years, Terrorist suicide bombers were able to... Read more
India has one of the highest rates of acid attacks in whole world
India has one of the highest rates of acid violence in the world, yet a backlog of criminal cases means it can take up to a decade for courts to reach a judgment and most victims receive no compensation, legal experts said earlier yesterday. Globally, there are as many... Read more
PTI trailing PML-N in NA-122, NA-125: Surveys
The Pakistan Muslim League – Nawaz (PML-N) is leading against the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) on two out of three seats made vacant by disqualifications by the election tribunals on the constituencies of NA-122, Lahore, NA-125, Lahore, and NA-154, Lodhran. Which party can win the elections in case of re-election... Read more
Contract for PM’s National Health Programme: State Life wins through
State Life Insurance Corporation has won a contract to execute the multi-billion rupee ‘Prime Minister’s National Health Programme’ by placing the lowest bid. The government opened the financial bids to execute the three-year targeted free health insurance scheme for the poorest here on Wednesday. The government-owned State Life Insurance... Read more
Massive Chile quake kills at least 5, sparks tsunami alert
 A powerful 8.3-magnitude earthquake struck the centre of Chile on Wednesday, triggering the evacuation of coastal areas and warnings that tsunami waves could reach as far as Japan. At least five people were killed and 10 hurt in Chile, while a million were evacuated and one person went missing.... Read more
PHF rebuffs India’s demand for hockey apology, demands FIH take action
Rejecting the demand of Hockey India President Narender Batra for an apology, Pakistan Hockey Federation (PHF) on Wednesday asked the International Hockey Federation (FIH) and Asian Hockey Federation (AHF) to take stern action against their counterpart’s harsh statement. Batra, in a press statement, had said that he would love... Read more
MQM wants review of LHC orders muzzling Altaf
he Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) earlier today filed a petition in the Lahore High Court on Thursday seeking a review of its earlier orders banning media coverage of MQM chief Altaf Hussain. The petition, filed through senior lawyer Asma Jahangir and Dr. Khalid Ranjha, maintains that Mr Hussain is the... Read more
Patients suffer as paramedical staff continue protest at Jinnah Hospital Karachi
 The suffering of the poor patients has not ended as the paramedical staff of the Jinnah Hospital continue their protest for the fourth consecutive day. The protest remains the reason for the closure of OPDs and laboratories at Karachi’s largest hospital. Thousands of patients have been unable to get... Read more
8 out of 10 PIA flights take off on time: CAA report
With an enhanced fleet, Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) has achieved benchmark of overall 82%  ‘on- time’ departure, meaning eight out of every 10 flights have been taking off on time. Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) on Wednesday issued a performance report on itself and its allied departments. The report remarks... Read more
Prince Aga Khan exhorts world govts to improve quality of life
Prince Karim Aga Khan, the spiritual leader of the Ismaili community, has said that “improving the quality of life is the most important component of a successful democracy.” “I believe that the progress of democracy in our world is fundamentally linked to improving the quality of human life,” he... Read more
65,000 people removed from Exit Control Lists:  Ch. Nisar
Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan stated that, “the government has removed 65,000 more names from the no-fly lists.” Giving details of the shakedown, Nisar told reporters in Islamabad that the exit control list (ECL) had been purged of a further 4,987 entries and it now only contained names... Read more
Al Qaeda systematically dismantled in Fata claims Obama
 “The United States has done “an incredible job” in going after and systematically dismantling the core Al Qaeda network in Fata,”  claimed US President Barack Obama. “They still pose a threat, but it is much diminished,” he said in a conversation with US troops deployed around the world. A... Read more
Nuclear warfare: Pakistan has 2nd strike capability against India
 Former defence secretary retired Lt Gen Naeem Khalid Lodhi has claimed that Pakistan possesses second strike capability against India. He was speaking at a seminar at Strategic Vision Institute (SVI), an Islamabad-based think-tank that works on strategic issues. The issue of second strike capability came up in the context... Read more