Pakistan celebrates modest Eid amid gloom over Bahawalpur tragedy
Pakistan offered Namaz-e-Eid Ul Fitar early Monday morning amid gloom over Bahawalpur tragedy and recent terror attack in Quetta...
5.5 magnitude earthquake hits north-eastern region; no casualties
A 5.5 magnitude earthquake hits north-eastern region early Monday morning. Citizens in Lahore, Islamabad, Peshawar, and surrounding areas in...
Boat in Colombia carrying 150 tourists goes down in reservoir: Air Force
A boat carrying some 150 tourists on a reservoir in Colombia went down late Sunday night, the air force...
PM Sharif, regional leaders perform groundbreaking of TAPI pipeline
Islamabad/Ashgabat: Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif along with other regional leaders performed the ground-breaking ceremony of the Turkmenistan-Afghanistan-Pakistan-India (TAPI) gas pipeline project in Turkmenistan on Sunday. The prime minister was joined by Afghan President Ashraf Ghani, Turkmenistan President Gurbanguly Berdimohamedow and Indian Vice President Muhammad Hamid Ansari for the... Read more
At least 15 dead in Parachinar clothes market blast
Parachinar: At least 15 people were killed and dozens others wounded on Sunday in a blast at a used clothes market in Kurram Agency’s Parachinar area. Hospital sources said that 47 people were injured as a result of the blast out of which more than 15 victims are in... Read more
Woman wins seat on Makkah municipal council in Saudi polls: official
Riyadh: A Saudi woman won a seat on Makkah’s municipal council in ultra-conservative Saudi Arabia’s first-ever elections open to female voters and candidates, the country’s election commission announced Sunday. Salma bint Hizab al-Oteibi was elected to the council of Madrakah, a region in the holy city of Makkah, the official... Read more
Pakistan’s external debt set to grow to whopping $90b
Islamabad: Pakistan’s external debt is projected to grow to a whopping $90 billion in the next four years and the country will need $20 billion a year just to meet its external financing requirements amid concerns that all constitutional arrangements put in place to manage debt have become ineffective. The... Read more
Cultural ties: Italian govt to help restore Walled City
Multan: The district government of Multan and the Government of Italy signed an agreement on Friday for preservation of the Walled City. A ceremony in this regard was held at the Circuit House where Ambassador Stefano Pontecorvo and District Coordination Officer Zahid Saleem Gondal signed the Rs244 million agreement. Commissioner... Read more
International demand for Pakistani rice set to rise
Faisalabad: Pakistan’s rice exporters are looking at a new dawn as prices have started to pick up in the international market after remaining subdued for over a year, renewing hopes of them getting fresh orders. A surge in demand from Europe and the Middle East has helped the price of... Read more