Judiciary do not want a confrontation: CJP
Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP) Justice Mian Saqib Nisar said that the judiciary did not want a confrontation with...
In Mexican cartel country, priests have uneasy ties with narcos
When 15 armed men descended on his church last year demanding a blessing, Father Jesus Mendoza asked them to...
PML-N issues new tickets for the Senate elections
The Pakistan Muslim League–Nawaz (PML-N) issued new tickets for the Senate elections following the Supreme Court’s ruling in the Elections...
Dead woman’s vote cast in LG polls even as LHC takes notice
The Lahore High Court has duly taken notice of reports of a deceased woman’s vote being cast in Jaranwala’s Union Council 49 during the first phase of the local government elections in Punjab. The high court was conducting hearings earlier today  on petitions challenging the results of the local... Read more
Zain murder case: “Witnesses turned hostile after taking money”
 “The eye witnesses in Lahore’s Zain murder case retracted their statements after receiving money from the accused,” Additional Advocate General (AAG) Punjab Razzaq A Mirza told the Supreme Court earlier  today. A three-member bench headed by Justice Amir Hani Muslim commenced suo motu hearing about the acquittal of the... Read more
‘Earthquake was Allah’s wrath for Kalash community’s immoral ways’ insist Muslims!
Muslims are now blaming the animist Kalash for a powerful earthquake that flattened entire villages in October, claiming their immoral ways provoked Allah’s wrath, in the latest attack on a diminishing tribe fighting to keep its identity alive. Residents of Chitral district are still reeling from the 7.5 magnitude... Read more
India wants armed drones from US to counter Pakistan’s Burraq
India now wants to become one of the first countries to import armed predator avenger drones from the United States in an apparent attempt to counter Pakistan’s indigenously developed armed drone Burraq. “Manufactured by General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Inc the unmanned aircraft are sleek, fast, killing machines which could... Read more
Social media: Pakistani-American Aladin’s magic carpet video goes viral
A video of a Pakistani-American dressed up as Aladin cruising through the streets of Chicago on a hover board as a magic carpet has gone viral on social media Masood Khan made headlines after his video on video-sharing service Vine got over 36 million loops. In the Vine, the 22-year-old... Read more
Karachi: SHO, police officials kidnap 3 for ransom
The police officials responsible for providing security to the citizens were found involved in a brazen act of kidnapping three men for ransom, while using police mobiles to pick up the victims and locking them up in the premises of the police station. An internal inquiry has confirmed that... Read more
China says two-child policy will still contribute 0.5pc pt to economic growth
China’s adoption of a two-child policy is expected to boost the country’s economic growth rate by about 0.5 of a percentage point, which wil be caused by a rise in the size of its work force, a senior Chinese official said earlier today. Wang Pei’an, vice minister of the... Read more
PML-N Scotland leader found with £900,000
British Customs officials seized £900,000 in raids at the residence and a store owned by a Pakistani-origin shopkeeper, said to be the ruling Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz’s Scotland president. According to the British media, Mohammed Ameen Mirza, a wealthy businessman who runs the Nisa stores, is under investigation for an... Read more
A village where women are not allowed to vote
Stepping into Dhurnal on the day of the local government elections, many women were seen working in the fields alone. Some women were grazing their goats while others were busy picking peanuts. The streets were full of people heading to and returning from the four polling stations set up... Read more
BCCI interested in limited-over series with Pakistan in India
The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) earlier today proposed a limited-over series with Pakistan. They want it to comprise five one-day and two Twenty20 internationals, but reiterated that the Indian team would not be travelling to Pakistan or UAE for the matches. “We are committed to... Read more
“Middle Eastern carriers ruining PIA”: PPP’s Senator Babar
While discussing his motion on the performance of the national flag carrier Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) earlier yesterday,  PPP Senator Farhatullah Babar called for an inquiry into the reasons behind granting unlimited traffic rights to the Middle Eastern carriers. He blamed the Middle East (ME) based airlines operating in... Read more
Giant projection reading ‘Modi Not Welcome’ displayed on British Parliament before his visit
A hugh image of the Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi wielding a sword with the words ‘Modi not welcome’ was displayed on the British Parliament on Sunday by Indian rights activists. The image which was created by the Awaaz Network also bore the Hindu symbol ‘Om’ which slowly changed... Read more
Pakistan be included in N-mainstream: Think Tank
‘Pakistan should be included in the nuclear mainstream on same terms as were offered to other non-NPT states”, insisted Strategic Vision Institute (SVI), a think tank that works on strategic issues. The Islamabad-based think tank also rejected proposals made by Carnegie Endowment for International Peace and Stimson Centre, which... Read more
Biggest problem in Pakistan for JI: Shirt-and-trouser uniform!
The obscurantist Jamaat-i-Islami has opposed shirt and trousers for boys terming it “Americanisation” of education system. Official sources said earlier yesterday that the department recently began deliberations for changing the prevalent school uniform for boys and girls in government schools across the province. They said for boys, two types... Read more