Drone strike killed three in Kurram Agency
At least three people were killed in a drone strike at a hideout of Taliban commander in Kurram Agency ...
US Embassy to lead Pakistani delegation on power generation
Economic Counselor of US Embassy William Laitinen will be leading a delegation of Pakistani government and business officials to...
Pakistan auctions Sukuk, Euro Bonds worth $2.5 bn
Pakistan has successfully executed US $ 1.0 billion five years Sukuk and US $ 1.5 billion ten years Eurobond...
Palwheels: Car show in Peshawar pulls 40,000 people
The Peshawar district administration earlier yesterday organised a car show which, the organisers claimed, had more than 40,000 visitors “On roads we rarely come to see unique and vintage cars, but here I saw hundreds of such cars and motorcycles,” said Tariq Khan, a participant of the car show... Read more
Srinivasan fired as ICC chief after BCCI pulls rug
Narayanaswami Srinivasan lost his job as International Cricket Council chairman earlier today after his home board announced it was withdrawing its support, following scandals embroiling the sport in India. Srinivasan will be replaced as head of the sport’s world governing body by Shashank Manohar, president of the Board of... Read more
UK Catholic schools to ban Islam in favour of Judaism from O’Level religious studies
The Roman Catholic Church has officialy ordered its schools to teach Judaism alongside Christianity in O’ Level religious studies instead of Islam or other faiths. The edict has been described as “very disappointing” by senior Muslim leaders. “The decision undermined Pope Francis’s message of greater tolerance between the faiths,”... Read more
Pakistani fighter jets at Dubai air show turn heads
The Chief of the Air Staff, Pakistan Air Force (PAF) ,Air Chief Marshal Sohail Aman said earlier yesterday that, “Pakistan has achieved remarkable successes in its war against terror despite limited resources and is being viewed as a role model in this regard.” Speaking to the media at the... Read more
Bahria Town makes a splash with foray into the world of news tv
Bahria Town has officially announced its arrival into the world of Pakistani media,.  It is inviting applicants from all over the country to be a part of what appears to be a new media giant in the making. By placing full page advertisements in newspapers earlier yesterdayday, the real... Read more
India test-fires nuclear capable Agni-IV missile successfully
India successfully test-fired an  Agni-IV intermediate range ballistic missile earlier today. It did not have a war head attached. The 4,000-km range nuclear weapons-capable strategic missile was test fired the Wheeler Island off Odisha coast. The missile was launched at 9:45am from a road-mobile launcher by the Indian Army’s... Read more
Ayaz Sadiq elected NA Speaker.. Once again
Putting paid to the strident PTI campaign against him Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz nominee Sardar Ayaz Sadiq was re-elected earlier today to the coveted office he was forced to leave after an election tribunal had nullified his election from NA-122 (Lahore V) on August 22. While announcing the result, acting speaker... Read more
Factory collapse: Rescue operation continues for 6th day
Rescue operations continue even today, though it is the sixth day, at the Sundar Industrial Estate where a factory producing shopping bags collapsed killing dozens and injuring many more. The last reported figures put the death toll at 53 while 103 were injured. However speaking to journalists the DG... Read more
Iran appoints 1st woman ambassador since Islamic revolution
Iran has appointed its very first woman ambassador since the 1979 Islamic revolution, naming foreign ministry spokeswoman Marzieh Afkham to head its embassy in Malaysia, the foreign minister announced earlier yesterday. “Choosing Afkham as ambassador took a few minutes but choosing her successor took four months,” Foreign Minister Mohammad... Read more
Man’s nose and lips cut off over suspicion
A man’s face was viciously mutilated by a man and his four friends who suspected him of having an affair with his sister.  Police said earlier yesterday that the men had cut the victim’s lips and nose right off. Police said Khalid, a resident of Bait Meer Hazar, a town in... Read more
Nation celebrates Iqbal’s 138th birth anniversary
The nation is busily celebrating the 138th birth anniversary of arguably one of the sub continent’s greatest poets and philosophers Allama Dr. Muhammad Iqbal today (Monday). A change of guard ceremony was held the mausoleum of Allam Iqbal. Dr Muhammad Iqbal was born on November, 9 in 1877 in... Read more
Voting underway to elect NA Speaker
Islamabad: Voting for the election of the Speaker of the National Assembly is taking place at today with the contest between PMLN’s Sardar Ayaz Sadiq and the PTI’s Shafqat Mahmood. The ruling party’s candidate and former Speaker Ayaz Sadiq is likely to come out victorious as the PMLN enjoys... Read more
Pakistan invites Indian FM to  Afghan moot
Pakistan has invited the Indian foreign minister to a key regional conference on Afghanistan to be held in Islamabad later next month. The move comes at a time when the Pakistan-India relationship is at its lowest ebb. The frosty ties between the two nuclear-armed hostile neighbours may begin to... Read more
Infocus: Reports of nuclear talks precede Gen Raheel’s visit
Pakistan’s nuclear programme may well be the focus of discussions in the US capital as Army Chief Raheel Sharif prepares to visit Washington next week. Reports in the US media, and by think tanks, however, suggest that both sides have already taken clear positions on this issue. The Americans... Read more