Chief of Mission Chinese Embassy visits ISPR
Mr Lijian Zhao Deputy Chief of Mission (DCM) Chinese Embassy visited ISPR today and interacted with DGISPR Major General...
KMC, Bahria Town sign MoU to lift garbage from Karachi
The Karachi Metropolitan Corporation (KMC) and Bahria Town have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to lift garbage from...
Fire erupts in Islamabad’s ‘Sasta Bazaar’
Fire erupted in Islamabad’s ‘Sasta Bazaar’ on Wednesday morning. According to the Capital police, fire has erupted in clothing...
Hyd: Match stopped as stadium transformed into helipad for CM Sindh
An ongoing match at the Niaz Stadium being played in Hyderabad earlier today, was stopped as the stadium was transformed into a helipad ahead of Chief Minister Sindh Qaim Ali Shah’s arrival. A match organised by the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) between Hyderabad and Quetta was stopped by officials... Read more
Young Pakistani entrepreneurs launch ‘Uber for rickshaws’ app
A group of young Pakistani entrepreneurs have launched an Uber-like rickshaw app service that is quickly growing popular with commuters struggling to find transport in Lahore city. Taxis and private cars are expensive to rent in the historic city, Pakistan´s second-largest, and public buses and vans are often over-crowded.... Read more
IHC:PTI challenges delimitation of constituencies for Islamabad LG polls
The Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) earlier today challenged in the Islamabad High Court (IHC) the delimitation of constituencies for the upcoming local government election in the federal capital. In a petition filed by the party’s lawyers, the PTI has argued that the delimitation of constituencies for the local bodies’ elections... Read more
New SMS system to crackdown on fake driving license holders
The Driving License Branch and a private telecom company have made a system which can determine if driving licenses’ are authentic or fake within seconds. Traffic policemen will now be able to tell within 30 seconds if a driver’s licence is fake or authentic. “Traffic policemen in Karachi will... Read more
Meryl Streep approves rape documentary ‘India’s Daughter’ for an Oscar award
The controversial BBC documentary India’s Daughter centered on the horrific Delhi-bus rape case, is being backed by Hollywood leading actor Meryl Streep for an Academy Award, reported The Telegraph. Directed by Leslie Udwin, the film reportedly banned across India was released in New York yesterday night. Based on the... Read more
Pakistani photographer wins 1st place in international ‘Wiki Loves Earth’ contest
Pakistani photographer Zaeem Siddiq has won first place in the international Wiki loves EARTH photo contest for his photograph of the scenic Shangrila Lake in Gilgit-Baltistan. Wiki Loves Earth is a photo contest of natural monuments, where participants picture protected areas and upload their photos to the Wikimedia Commons... Read more
Dengue death toll for 2015 rises to six in Karachi
The death toll from the dengue virus rose to six in the financial capital of Pakistan earlier today. The death toll rose after 20-year-old Abdul Qadir lost his life to the virus at the Civil Hospital. Figures provided by the Dengue Surveillance Cell state that 2,258 patients in Karachi... Read more
Pakistani family spends night on Mumbai footpath after hotels deny entry
A Pakistani family of six was left stranded on the streets of Mumbai earlier yesterday as they failed to gain admission in any hotel or lodge in the city. The family from Karachi stayed with their relatives in Jodhpur before arriving in Mumbai to pay their respects at the... Read more
KPK govt all set to launch digital economy programme
Declaring 2016 as ‘digital year,’ the Khyber Pakhtunkwa government has announced the launch of a comprehensive digital economy programme in the province aimed at empowering the youth through the maximization of job opportunities in the field of information communication technology (ICT). “The provincial government has planned to focus on... Read more
Pakistan, Russia ink agreement to build Karachi-Lahore gas pipeline
Pakistan and Russia earlier today signed an ‘inter-governmental’ agreement for the construction of 1100-kilometer gas pipeline project from Karachi to Lahore. Minister for Petroleum and Natural Resources Shahid Khaqan Abbasi and Russian Energy Minister Alexander Novak signed the agreement at a ceremony also attended by Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif... Read more
Hajj massacre: Dar in Saudi Arabia to discuss stampede deaths
Finance Minister Ishaq Dar along with a legal team earlier today, visited the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia to discuss latest developments related to Pakistani victims of stampede at Mina during the last Hajj this year. “Yes, the finance minister has gone to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia to discuss... Read more
PTA ‘home-work’ policy popular amongst working mothers
Malahat Rab, who looks after commercial affairs at Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA), works from home one day a week. This way she insists she gets more time with her child and can now raise a family and pursue a career at the same time. Malahat is part of a... Read more
PTI’s Shah Mahmood Qureshi may ‘quit party shortly’
The October 11 by-elections in Punjab have forced the PTI and the ruling PML-N to do some soul-searching, they have also exposed the parties’ errors in the selection of candidates and its consequences. The Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) reclaimed the National Assembly’s NA-122 (Lahore-V) constituency but could not secure... Read more
US announces Richard Olson as special envoy for Pak-Afghan region
The Obama administration has appointed outgoing US ambassador to Pakistan Richard Olson as the new US Special Representative for Afghanistan and Pakistan (SRAP) region. He succeeds Dan Feldman who concluded his tenure on Sept 18 this year. “Ambassador Olson will assume his responsibilities as SRAP on Nov 17, after... Read more