ADB appoints first woman country director Xiaohong Yang to Pakistan
The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has appointed China’s Xiaohong Yang as new Country Director for Pakistan. According to ADB...
Musicians in aquariums make sounds in a silent world
Talk about fluid tunes: A group of innovative Danish musicians submerged like fish in an aquarium have created an...
Ghulam Mustafa Khar joins PTI
Ghulam Mustafa Khar has joined Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) on Monday. Khar made the announcement after meeting Imran Khan at...
3 Amarican women claim  Saudi prince abused them at Beverly Hills mansion
Three United States (US)  resident women claim a Saudi prince assaulted them and held them captive during three days of sex-and drug-fuelled partying at a Beverly Hills mansion. The unidentified women, who have filed a civil suit in Los Angeles (LA) against Majed Abdulaziz Al Saud, 29, say they... Read more
Edhi declines Indian PM Modi’s INR.10m donation
Globally celebrated humanitarian Abdul Sattar Edhi earlier today declined the offer of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi to donate 10 million Indian rupees to his charity. “Abdul Sattar Edhi has thanked Mr Modi and politely declined to accept his announced financial help,” Edhi Foundation Spokesman Anwar Kazmi said. Kazmi... Read more
Afridi visits quake survivors in Peshawar, donates Rs.5m
 Pakistan cricket team’s legendary captain Shahid Khan Afridi paid a visit to the victims who survived yesterday’s deadly earthquake at Peshawar’s Lady Reading Hospital Tuesday. The superstar talked to traumatised patients at the hospital and inquired about their health. He also handed cheques to the victims. Afiridi’s charity organisation... Read more
“A Girl in the River”: Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy  shortlisted for another Oscar
Pakistan’s lone Oscar winning filmmaker Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy has kept the ball rolling as her recently released documentary bags yet another singular honour. Her film – A Girl in the River: The Price of Forgiveness – has been shortlisted for Oscars nominations in the category of Best Documentary – Short Subject. The film... Read more
All 3 formats: Pakistan cricket team edge India as most successful team in Asia
Pakistan cricket beat England earlier yesterday, to become the most successful Asian team in terms of numbers of wins in all three formats i.e Test, ODIs and T20s. After the victory, Pakistan now boasts a higher total number of matches won and a higher win percentage when compared to the... Read more
VIP rush to hospital hinder treatment of quake victims
The victims of yesterday’s earthquake faced unwarranted hindrance in their treatment at the accident and emergency department of Lady Reading Hospital owing to  visits by VIPs and media persons. LRH, the province’s biggest health facility, received bulk of wounded people after the earthquake. “It has become a common feature... Read more
Faisalabad: 24-year-old girl ganged raped by half a dozen men
 Six people abducted and gang-raped a woman in Jaranwala, Faisalabad police said earlier today. Ibrahim*, her uncle, told the media the 24-year-old had been alone at her home in Aftab Town, Chak 238 GB, when Adil* and five other men entered the house and took her away. “They put... Read more
“7 FC men Martyred in South Waziristan border attack”: ISPR
At least seven Frontier Corps personnel obtained martyrdom as a checkpost northeast of South Waziristan’s Angoor Adda came under fire earlier today, Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) said, in a press statement. “The terrorists opened heavy fire from across the Pak-Afghan border early on Tuesday,” the ISPR said. North and... Read more
Rain expected in quake-effected areas of Malakand, Hazara, AJK and GB
The Met Office has forecast yet another spell of heavy rains in parts of Malakand, Hazara, Azad Jammu and Kashmir and Gilgit-Baltistan today (Tuesday), with the weather expected to turn even colder in the areas worst-affected by the devastating earthquake. A majority of people in the quake-affected areas spent... Read more
PM Sharif leads emergency meeting to review quake relief efforts
Prime Minister Mian Nawaz Sharif chaired an emergency high-level meeting to review the situation in the country and the progress of relief efforts in the aftermath of the devastating earthquake that shook the northern areas of Pakistan earlier yesterday. The high-level meeting was also being attended by Chief of... Read more
Muslim students walk out during Australian national anthem
An Australian school has been widely criticised for allowing Muslim students to leave the assembly hall before the national anthem is sung, out of respect for Muharram. “I was furious when school officials invited students to leave during Advance Australia Fair,” Lorraine McCurdy, who has two grandchildren at Cranbourne... Read more
Geeta’s return: India to send Pakistani boy home
India has decided to send a Karachi’‘runaway boy’, as a ‘return gift’ back to Pakistan. Since Pakistan has retuned Geeta nearly 15 years after she accidentally crossed over into the country. Ramzan, a 15-year-old boy, was separated from his mother at age of 10 when his father Mohammad took... Read more
Shoaib Mansoor speaks up..But says nothing
It is being rumored  that Kareena Kapoor Khan is soon to appear in Pakistani director Shoaib Mansoor’s next film. However Shoaib said he’d like to remain mum for now. “I wouldn’t like to comment or elaborate on these rumours for now,” said the director of Bol fame, clarifying that he... Read more
Pakistan Army wins through once again in Exercise Cambrian Patrol in UK
Pakistan Army won the gold medal yet again at an annual international military patrolling exercise, ‘Exercise Cambrian Patrol’ held in the UK. The Pakistan Army team shared the first place award with the Royal New Zealand Army, beating 140 teams from armies across the globe. The Indian army secured... Read more