Pope Francis takes a rickshaw ride in Bangladesh
Pope Francis at the Apostolic Nunciature enjoyed a rickshaw ride during a visit to St Mary´s Cathedral in Dhaka,...
Amazon brings Alexa from home to office in a new AI push
Amazon announced Thursday it is bringing its Alexa digital assistant to the workplace, expanding artificial intelligence (AI) efforts that...
Nine martyred, 30 injured in Peshawar attack
Eleven people were martyred and around 30 injured in a terrorists attack at the Directorate of Agriculture, Peshawar early...
Opportunity for PTI to gain payback for  NA 122 as SC orders reelection in NA-154
The Supreme Court on Wednesday nullified Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) MNA Siddique Baloch’s disqualification over his fake degree and subsequently ordered  reelection in NA-154. A three-member bench of the Supreme Court led by Justice Saqib Nisar delivered its ruling after hearing a review petition filed by Baloch. The court... Read more
Rupee sinks to fresh 2-year low against dollar
The Pakistani rupee earlier today  fell further to a fresh two-year low of 105.80 against the US dollar in the interbank market, falling 56 paisa from its previous closing. In the open market, the rupee was down 30 paisa from Tuesday’s closing, trading at 105.60 against the USD. Due... Read more
PM Sharif announces quake relief package for KP, FATA and GB
Prime Minister Mian Nawaz Sharif earlier today announced a relief package by the federal government for the earthquake affected people of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Gilgit-Baltistan, and the Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA). The region was hit by a massive temblor Monday afternoon. He said that the families of persons killed... Read more
Lahore: Little girl dies from father’s vicious beating
A six-year-old girl died  in Iqbal Town area of Lahore earlier yesterday, after being viciously beaten up by her father and step-mother. Police have registered a case against Khurram and his second wife Ghania, residents of Kashmir Block, on the complaint of the former’s first wife, Khadija. “Khadija told... Read more
Yet another issue: This time PTI does not like ‘batsman’
Imran Khan might have been a great batsman in his day but when it comes to the elections, his party has reasons to be watchful of moves, which according to them, reflect fixing the match or rigging the elections. It was in this backdrop that the party approached Lahore... Read more
“Fantastic Yasir is a bit impatient” claims Australian great Shane Warne
Australian all time greatest spin legend Shane Warne believes Yasir Shah is one of best leg-spinners in the world. Yasir, who jumped up to the number two position in International Cricket Council’s Test rankings, took eight wickets in the second Test match against England in Dubai which Pakistan won... Read more
“Calls for blasphemy law reform not against religion”: Supreme Court
Issuing a formal written order on the dismissal of Mumtaz Qadri’s appeal against his death sentence, the country’s apex court earlier yesterday, urged the state ‘to ensure that no one is forced to endure an investigation or trial on the basis of false blasphemy allegations.’ On October 6, a... Read more
Uber may launch operations in Pakistan soon
In what is surely a huge development for Pakistan and its emerging tech economy, Uber — the taxi-calling service smartphone app that has become increasingly popular world wide is all set to launch operations in Pakistan soon. “We can confirm we are currently recruiting for a team in Lahore,... Read more
“Siachen is about soldiers who are often left in the background”: Renowned Playwright Anwar Maqsood
Internationally known satirist and playwright Anwar Maqsood told a press conference that “his play Siachen was about the soldiers stationed in that region and not about military officers who had often been the focus of mainstream documentaries and films on the topic.” He said: “Siachen is about the young... Read more
“Muslim women wear burqas so they don’t have to wear make-up”: US  presedential hopeful Donald Trump
US Republican presidential candidate for the next elections, Donald Trump said that women in the Islamic world might prefer to wear burqas because “it lessens the need to apply make-up.” Referring to the burqa and the veil as the “you know what”, Trump while delivering a riff in New Hampshire... Read more
Snowbound for 5 days: 5 cops rescued from Naran checkpost
Relief workers with the use of helicopters have rescued at least five police personnel trapped for the past five days after heavy snowfall in upper Naran-Kaghan Valley in Mansehra District of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province. The policeman became trapped at the checkpost in Basal, about 50 kilometres from Naran, after... Read more
“Breast cancer kills 40,000 women in Pakistan every year” claim experts
Experts at a seminar held earlier yesterday, to create awareness about the dangers of breast cancer have warned that the number of deaths caused by the deadly disease was on the rise in Pakistan, with 83,000 such cases reported and around 40,000 women dying of it every year. They... Read more
Crack found in new Benazir Bhutto Airport building
A large crack has appeared in the Benazir Bhutto International Airport (BBIA) building in Islamabad, after Monday’s earthquake. Special teams yesterday, initiated a survey of the recently renovated airport to see if there are other damages. A crack, measuring five to six feet, appeared in the ceiling of the... Read more
PIA ready to transport  relief goods for free
In view of the devastating earthquake that shook the country on Monday, Pakistan International Airline (PIA) has offered free transportation of relief goods not only from domestic but also international destinations if the federal government and the National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) demand it. A spokesperson for the national... Read more