PM appoints Dr Musharraf Rasool Cyan as new PIA CEO
Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif  has appointed former bureaucrat Dr Musharaf Rasool Cyan as Pakistan International Airlines’ new Chief Executive...
Indian musician plays guitar as doctors perform brain surgery
Musician Abhishek Prasad strummed his guitar throughout his neurosurgery to help doctors zero in on the part of the...
Linkin Park US tour canceled after suicide of Chester Bennington
Rock band Linkin Park on Friday cancelled its North American tour after the suicide of frontman Chester Bennington on...
Pakistan’s ‘Burraq’ drone conducts its first ever night-time strike
Several terrorists were reported to have been killed in South Waziristan in the first night-time strike by Pakistan’s first indigenous armed drone, ‘Burraq’. According to ISPR, “Twenty-one militants were killed in air trikes in Rajgal and Tirah areas of Khyber Agency” Earlier, the military said it had killed 21 militants... Read more
Credid Card Scam: CID Sharjah arrests 7 Pakistanis
Seven Pakistanis have been arrested in Sharjah and Dubai for allegedly stealing credit card data for personal gain. According to Khaleej Times, Director of Criminal Investigation Department (CID) in Sharjah Mussbah Al Ajill stated that the culprits hunt for potential clients and offer them 50% discount on their outstanding bills... Read more
Misbah’s un-beaten century steadies Pakistan in 2nd Test
Misbah-ul-Haq hit a scintillating century to help Pakistan post a respectable 282-4 on the opening day of the second Test against England in Dubai earlier today. Pakistan’s Test skipper held the innings together with an unbeaten 102 for his ninth century and, with him, Asad Shafiq was 46 not... Read more
KPK NAB nabs NIB employees in mega WWB scam
The National Accountability Bureau (NAB) Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KPK) earlier today arrested two bank officers of the privately owned NIB Bank, who in connivance with accused former Secretary Workers Welfare Board (WWB) Tariq Awan, were allegedly involved in corrupt practices in procurement of equipment for the WWB project causing huge... Read more
Around a dozen casualties in Bolan Imam Bargah blast
At least four people were killed  and ten injured in a bomb attack in an Imam Bargah in Bhag Tehseel earlier today. According to initial reports from police sources, the explosion occurred in Imam Bargah Kazmia Chilgiri in Bhag Tehseel. Due to lack of ambulances, the victims were being shifted... Read more
Jolie’s war era epic ‘Unbroken’ to be released in Japan
Angelina Jolie’s wart era based movie “Unbroken” will at long last, be shown in Japan over a year after its release despite attempts from nationalists who blasted it as racist to prevent it being screened, a distributor said earlier today. The film, directed by Jolie, which depicts an American... Read more
Masked swordsman kills teacher in Swedish school
A masked man wielding a large sword broke into a school in southwestern Sweden earlier today, killing a teacher and wounding two children before being shot and wounded by police. The attack took place in a school in the southwestern city of Trollhattan for children aged between six and... Read more
Younis, Misbah lead Pakistan in 2nd Test
Veteran Pakistan batsman Younis Khan hit his 30th half-century to guide Pakistan to 178-3 at tea on the opening day of the second Test against England in Dubai on Thursday. Younis (56) and Misbah-ul-Haq (44) were at the crease at the break after Pakistan lost Shan Masood (54), Mohammad... Read more
Slow progress into lawyers’ target killing cases: SC rejects police report
 The Supreme Court earlier today rejected a police report over the slow progress made into cases of the target killing of lawyers in Karachi. A three-judge bench headed by Chief Justice Anwar Zaheer Jamali heard the case over suo moto of lawyers’ target killing at the SC Karachi Registry.... Read more
Islamabad: Serena hotel’s kitchen, bakery sealed
The district administration of the federal capital sealed off Serena Hotel’s kitchen, bakery and food storage area earlier yesterday because of unhygienic conditions. According to the ICT administration, the raiding team headed by Assistant Commissioner retired Captain Waqas Rashid found unhealthy food items, rotting raw vegetables and expired bakery... Read more
Afghans in Karachi worry about violence-hit Kunduz
After a fortnight of violent fighting by the Afghan government and their foreign allied forces the city of Kunduz, Afghanistan’s fifth largest, was finally wrested from the Taliban, who had captured it on September 28. But hundreds of miles away from Kunduz, the residents of Camp Jadeed, a makeshift... Read more
Defence, cabinet, interior ministries secret funds remain unaudited
In a direct violation of the Supreme Court’s order of 2013, key government ministries, including defence, interior and cabinet, have refused to share the “Secret Service Expenditure” with the Auditor General of Pakistan. In its annual report for the audit year 2013-14, the Auditor General of Pakistan said that despite... Read more
“Pakistan hotbed of opportunities”: Chinese Director
“The upcoming collaboration for the China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) will certainly bring fruitful results for Islamabad and Beijing,” GEODIS (China), Director of Marketing and Sales Frank Zeng said earlier yesterday. Speaking at an interactive session titled ‘Logistics for Tomorrow’, Zeng said, “I am amazed to see the rapid... Read more
“The world will not wait for Pakistan”: KATI chief
The Korangi Association of Trade and Industry (Kati) President Zahid Saeed criticised the inordinate delay in the announcement of the trade policy framework and exporters’ package. He stated that, “the uncertainty is creating problems for the country’s industry and the export sector.” “Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif promised to announce... Read more