Dr. Asim Hussain leads prayer
Former petroleum minister and close aide of co-chairman Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) Asif Ali Zardari Dr. Asim Hussain led...
Govt re-appoints Dr. Irshad as FBR chairman
The federal government has appointed Dr. Irshad as chairman of the Federal Board of Revenue. According to sources sources, a...
Overweight Marlon Tapales stripped of off championship
Filipino Marlon Tapales has been stripped of his World Boxing Organization bantamweight title after failing to make the weight...
Pemra warns against criticism of Saudi response to Mina tragedy
The government asked Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) on today to take notice of talk shows and broadcasts discussing the Mina tragedy and criticising the Saudi handling of the crisis. In a statement issued directly to the top management of news channels through an SMS, Pemra said, “Some... Read more
Pakistan ad agency wins cherished award in New York for anti-drone strike poster
Advertising agency BBDO Pakistan made history as it clinched its first Gold at Clio Awards 2015 held today. The Lahore-based advertising agency picked up the coveted Gold Clio, the advertising industry’s most prestigious award globally, as well as three Silver and four Bronze awards. The Gold award was received... Read more
MQM legislators getting salaries even after submission of resignations
Inspite of tendering resignations from the Sindh Assembly nearly two months ago, the Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) lawmakers are still drawing salaries, allowances and availing the perks and privileges entitled to members of the House. The MQM lawmakers had tendered their resignations on August 12 to protest the discriminatory operation... Read more
Meera double-nikkah case: Atiq-ur-Rehman summoned
A local court heard the double-nikkah case of Lollywood actress Meera in Lahore earlier today. During proceedings the lawyer for the actress informed the court that complainant Atiq-ur_Rehman had lodged a case against Meera on the basis of an unconfirmed nikkahnama. The lawyer requested that the court dismiss the case.... Read more
Pakistan’s Mahmood Lodhi wins 6th Asian Chess Championship
14-times national champion, Pakistan’s Mahmood Lodhi has won the 6th Asian Chess Championship 2015 being held in Larestan, Iran. Lodhi sped to victory with an outstanding performance of 7 wins and 2 draws, said a press statement from the Mind Sports Association of Pakistan. As a result of the... Read more
Anti-corruption team launches raid on BSEK
Anti-corruption team earlier yesterday conducted a raid at Board of Secondary Education Karachi (BSEK) and examined the record of recruitments and examination results. According to details, the team unexpectedly arrived at the board office and sought record of the recruitments made during the past few years besides record of the... Read more
Grand Jirga to seek to bring Baloch dissidents into mainstream
PML N led federal government is all set to constitute an all-inclusive grand jirga that would discuss a political deal including a huge development package with disgruntled Baloch leaders to bring them into the mainstream national politics,  according to sources. “Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif approved the formation of the grand... Read more
“Pakistan was obliged to develop nuclear capability”: FS
Foreign Secretary Aizaz Ahmad Chaudhry categorically stated that “Pakistan had been obliged to develop nuclear capability for self-defence and deterrence.” Aizaz made the statement at an event organised today on the sidelines of the 70th United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) to commemorate the International Day for the Total Elimination of... Read more
5,000 teachers appointed in Balochistan on marit basis
 The Balochistan Education Department earlier yesterday appointed 5,000 teachers on merit in the province through tests and interviews conducted for the first time by the National Testing Service. Balochistan Chief Minister (CM) Malik Baloch said the teachers’ appointment on merit was no less than a miracle in the province.... Read more
“Punjab by-elections will be held under Army and Rangers watch”: ECP
The Pakistan Army and Rangers will be deployed inside and outside the polling centres during the by-elections in Punjab, the ECP said earlier today. By-elections will be held in the constituencies of Punjab in NA-144 (Okara) and NA-122 (Lahore) and PP-147 (Lahore-XI) and PP-16 (Attock-II). According to a notification issued... Read more
Pakistan women team crush Bangladesh  2nd T20
Pakistan Women Cricket team defeated Bangladesh by 34 runs in the second Twenty20 International at the Southend Club ground in Karachi on Thursday, winning the two match series 2-0. In reply to Pakistan’s 115-run target, Bangladesh could only score 80 runs for seven wickets in their 20 overs. Rumana... Read more
“25 terrorists killed in North Waziristan airstrikes”: ISPR
At least 25 terrorists were killed when security forces launched airstrikes in Dattakhel area of North Waziristan tribal agency, the Inter-Services Public Relations stated earlier today “Twenty-five terrorists were killed in precise aerial strikes today,” the military said in a brief statement. According to the ISPR, the military’s public... Read more
NA panel castigates HEC, Comsats over impasse
A National Assembly panel has lambasted the Higher Education Commission (HEC) and the Comsats Institute of Information Technology (CIIT) for ‘failing to sort out the dual degree programme issue of the university.’ The NA Public Accounts Committee (PAC), which met in Parliament earlier yesterday, was chaired by Opposition Leader Kursheed... Read more
2 of 5 injured in Liaquatabad shooting die during treatment
 Five people were injured in Liaquatabad B-Area , Karachi on Wednesday night when three assailants opened indiscriminate fire on two shops. Two of the injured later expired while being treated at the hospital. According to SHO Liaquatabad, Sajjad, three men attempted a robbery at a milk-shop in the B-Area... Read more