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...
CNG stations across Sindh will remain closed for 3 days
CNG stations in Karachi and across the province will remain closed for three-days in the coming week. According to the Sui Southern Gas spokesman, the CNG stations will remain closed on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday. The closure will be for 24 hours each day and will commence at 8:00AM.... Read more
10-kg bomb defused outside  Muzzaffargarh imambargah
A bomb weighing around 10 kilograms was found outside an imambargah on Sunday morning and defused by the Bomb Disposal Squad in Alipur Tehsil of Punjab’s Muzaffargarh district. A majlis for women was taking place at the Markazi Imambargah Hussainia since Saturday evening, which ended pre-maturely after the discovery... Read more
Saudi King books entire luxury hotel in Turkey for G20 summit
Saudi King Salman bin Abdulaziz has booked an entire luxury hotel in southern Turkey as part of the G20 Summit reportedly for a whopping $18 million. Reports indicate that King Salman will be staying at Mardan Palace, which is known to be the most expensive luxury resort in Europe... Read more
Meat shop, food outlets sealed and fined in Islamabad
Islamabad: A meat shop and two cafes were sealed whereas another cafe and a restaurant were fined during raids conducted by Additional Deputy Commissioner Islamabad Abdul Sattar Isani in Kohsar Market area of the federal capital city on Saturday. The ICT administration’s official Facebook page claims that Qureshi Meat... Read more
Burka Avenger is now available in action figure form
Islamabad: Burka Avenger is known for its many firsts – Pakistan’s first female superhero, its first animated superhero series and its first multi-award winning 3D animated TV series. Now, it is the first Pakistani TV character to have associated action figures and merchandise. The launch of Burka Avenger’s exclusive... Read more
Mainstreaming eunuchs: NCA hires transgender people
Transgender people across the country have  little access to education or livilihood. The lack of choices often leave them with no options but a life of poverty while dealing with discriminatory attitudes. Transgender people are stereotyped, and both public and private sector organisations usually avoid offering them any meaningful... Read more
Prestigious physicians’ exam comes to Pakistan
Islamabad: The Member Royal College of Physicians (MRCP) exams, one of the most prestigious exams in the world, will begin in Islamabad – benefitting doctors in Pakistan, Afghanistan and other neighbouring countries. MRCP is the postgraduate programme for specialization. The exam is conducted by the Royal College of Physicians... Read more
Ayaz Sadiq submits NA Speaker nomination papers
Islamabad: PML-N leader and aspirant for National Assembly Speaker slot Sardar Ayaz Sadiq submitted his nomination papers for the coveted post Sunday morning. Speaking to the press outside the NA, Sadiq, who was sworn in as an MNA on Friday, expressed gratitude at being nominated for the post by... Read more
UK paper claims Imran divorced Reham via SMS
London/Karachi: According to claims made by a British newspaper, Imran Khan divorced his wife Reham via SMS, which she received upon landing at Birmingham airport after a long flight from Pakistan. According to the Daily Mail, the marriage which was first reported to be an amicable parting, was anything... Read more
PRA seals designer’s outlet
Lahore: An enforcement team of the Punjab Revenue Authority (PRA) sealed on Saturday renowned fashion designer Hassan Sheheryar Yasin’s (HSY) outlet on Ali Zeb Road in Gulberg-III after an FBR officer allegedly manhandled a monitoring official and a journalist. A day earlier, the PRA had deputed monitoring staff at... Read more
Indian PM accepts crushing defeat in key state election
Narendra Modi conceded defeat in a state key election in Bihar, which happens to be one of India’s biggest and poorest states, earlier today in a major blow for the prime minister. “Had a telephone conversation with Shri @NitishKumar & congratulated him on the victory,” Modi said on Twitter... Read more
Moody’s report: International bonds weaken Pakistan’s debt affordability
Islamabad: Pakistan’s debt affordability has weakened after it shifted to non-conventional loans by issuing $3.5 billion worth of international bonds, increasing its borrowing costs, according to the latest report by an international credit rating agency. The concerns of the Moody’s Investor Services about Pakistan’s debt affordability come just as the... Read more
COAS to share ideas with US on Afghanistan
Islamabad: Army chief Gen Raheel Sharif is expected to mainly focus on Afghanistan during his coming visit to the United States. During his stay in the US, from Nov 15 to 20, the COAS will meet senior officials at the Pentagon and the State Department, according to officials making... Read more
Man, teenage girl commit suicide
Abbotabad: A man and a teenage girl allegedly committed suicide in a remote village of Galiyat on Saturday. According to police, the deceased have been identified as 18-year-old Muniza Bibi*, a resident of Barengali village, and Bilal Rasheed, who hailed from Tapla village; they were closely related. It is believed... Read more