Vice Admiral Kaleem Shaukat appointed as Vice Chief of the Naval Staff
Vice Admiral Kaleem Shaukat has been appointed as Vice Chief of the Naval Staff . President of Pakistan Mamnoon...
Netflix renews ´Stranger Things´ for third season
“Stranger Things” fans, rejoice: more adventures in the Upside Down are on the way. Netflix said Friday it had...
Lebanon will only survive if Hezbollah disarms: Saudi minister
Saudi Arabia’s foreign minister said on Friday that Lebanon had been “hijacked” by Hezbollah and could only flourish if...
Resounding victory: Pakistan crush England in 2nd Test
Pakistan’s bowlers finally broke through the gutsy English tail to win the second Test by a resounding 178-run margin in Dubai earlier today, taking a 1-0 lead in the three-match series. Leg-spinner Yasir Shah (4-87) and left-arm spinner Zulfiqar Babar (3-53) shared the bowling honours as England, set a... Read more
LOC violations: Pakistan summons Indian diplomat
Pakistan earlier today, summoned Indian Deputy High Commissioner to Foreign Office and lodged strong protest over ceasefire violations at the Working Boundary. Foreign Office Spokesman said three Pakistani civilians were martyred when Indian security forces opened unprovoked firing at Shakargarh Zafarwal Sector of the Working Boundary on October 23,... Read more
Pakistan on the verge of beating England in 2nd Test
 Pakistan´s spin wizards Yasir Shah and Zulfiqar Babar beguiled their team close to victory over England at lunch earlier today, the fifth and final day of the second Test. Shah (3-63) and Babar (2-38) took advantage of a wearing Dubai stadium pitch and had England on 187-6 after they... Read more
8.1 magnitude earthquake rattles Pakistan/Afghanistan: USG
Islamabad: A strong earthquake struck major cities of Pakistan, including the northern areas on Monday. No casualties have been reported yet. Tremors have been felt in major cities, including Lahore, Islamabad, Rawalpindi, Peshawar, Quetta, Kohat and Malakand. Tremors were also felt in Kabul and New Delhi The magnitude 7.7... Read more
The big chill heralds wet winter
Pakistan witnessed some of the heaviest pre-winter rains in living memory over the weekend. The rains led to a marked drop in temperature in various areas across the country. Early yesterday morning, heavy precipitation — including rain and snow — also triggered landslides in the northern parts of the... Read more
‘Afghanistan’s own Malala’ speaks up for Kabul’s unwanted children
Teen age Afghan human rights activist Aziza Rahimzada has already surmounted many legal hurdles preventing 25,000 refugee children from attending school, and cajoled authorities into providing tap water to a camp housing more than 100 families. Now she has been nominated for the International Children’s Peace Prize ─ an... Read more
Newly trained homicide officers to help increase conviction rate
Launched last month by the Punjab Police, the 478-strong unit teams up veterans with university graduates who had an extra year of training in forensics, report writing and interrogation. Reforming the nearly useless criminal justice system and the cash-starved, poorly trained police force is vital to Pakistan’s stability. Militants... Read more
No justice: NADRA official threatens suicide
Anguished by an apparently never ending departmental inquiry initiated against her around 15 months ago, a lady National Database and Registration Authority (NADRA) official has finally threatened to commit suicide for ‘not being heard properly at any forum’. The officer says she has not only been denied justice within... Read more
Pak High Commission harbours high hopes that India frees Pakistani prisoners after Geeta’s return
After Geeta’s return to India, Pakistan’s High Commission in India has expressed the hope that India would reciprocate by freeing Pakistani prisoners languishing in Indian jails. Pakistan’s High Commissioner to India Abdul Basit and his wife are hosting Geeta and the Edhi family this evening at a reception at... Read more
AJK: Indian media make use ‘doctored’ videos to frame Pakistan
Two Kashmiri activists accused India’s mainstream media earlier yesterday of “constantly publishing and airing baseless reports” about Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK) to defame Pakistan. “We are shocked to notice how brazenly an Indian newspaper has used a picture of our anti-India demonstration in Muzaffarabad and presented it as... Read more
Nightemare debut: Pakistani author denied Indian visa for literature fest.
 Pakistani author Kanza Javed who is scheduled to launch her debut novel at the ongoing Kumaon literary festival in India has been denied a visa to enter the country at the very last minute. “I had submitted all documents three weeks ago. I only heard from the Indian High... Read more
2nd Test: Wahab reported for stepping on cricket ball
England complained to the match referee in Dubai that Pakistan paceman Wahab Riaz deliberately trod on the ball during the fourth day of the second Test earlier yesterday, British media reported. The incident took place during England’s second innings with batsman Joe Root getting involved in a heated argument... Read more
Increasing intolerence: Ban on Pakistani artists in India
Filmmaker Mahesh Bhatt is vocal against the growing atmosphere of intolerance against Pakistani artists in India. He said such acts ridicule the Indian constitution and debunk India’s claim of being a democracy in an interview. The Arth director said although he is happy that the nation has collectively denounced... Read more
Geeta arrives in India: Will be reunited with family
Geeta, the dead-mute girl who was left stranded in Pakistan for over a decade, arrived in New Delhi earlier today via a PIA flight to reunite with her family. Vikas Swarup, a spokesperson for India’s Ministry of External Affairs, tweeted photos of the young girl accompanied by Bilquis Edhi... Read more