16 killed, 19 injured in Lahore’s Ferozepur road blast
At least 16 people were killed and 19 injured in an explosion at the Kot Lakhpat vegetable market near...
Teenage maid recovered from house of anchorperson Gharida Farooqi
Police have recovered a teenage maid from the residence of anchorperson Gharidah Farooqui. Teenage maid’s parents lodged an application...
China warns India not to harbour illusions in border stand-off
China’s defense ministry on Monday warned India not to harbor any illusions about the Chinese military’s ability to defend...
KSE-100 in a nose dive as confusion surrounds Rangers extension in Sindh
The KSE-100 Index took a nose dive to a low of roughly 550 points during the day’s trading on today, on the back of falling crude oil prices in the international market as well as political uncertainty resulting from a deadlock between the federal and provincial governments on extension... Read more
ATC remands Imran Farooq murder suspects for 14 days
An anti-terrorism court (ATC) in Islamabad earlier today accepted a 14-day physical remand of the three key suspects charged for involvement in the murder of former Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) leader Dr Imran Farooq. The suspects – Muazzam Ali Khan, Khalid Shamim and Mohsin Ali Syed – were presented... Read more
Clifton, DHA face severe water shortage after pipe line rupture
The residents of Clifton, Defence Housing Authority (DHA), Mehmoodabad, Jamshed Town, Lyari, Keamari and their adjoining areas including Gulshan-Faisal and Bath Island will be faced with an acute water shortage as the pipeline that burst on Saturday has brought about a shortfall of 70 million gallons per day (MGD) of water... Read more
Opposition uproar as Indian FM  Swaraj briefs parliament on Pakistan
The  Indian Minister for External Affairs Sushma Swaraj earlier today took to the floor of Rajya Sabha, the upper house of parliament, to apprise the parliamentarians of her visit to Pakistan. Television footage showed the foreign minister (FM) briefing MPs amidst an uproar in the upper house. “We raised... Read more
“2 PU faculty members, student arrested for Sipah-i-Sahaba links”: CTD
At least two Punjab University (PU) faculty members and one student were arrested by the Lahore Counter-Terrorism Department (CTD) during a raid on university premises late Sunday night. CTD sources claimed the arrest of Assistant Professor Amir Saeed of the Institute of Administration Sciences, Omer Nawab, boys’ hostel superintendent... Read more
Amir Khan boxing challenge: 18 teams to compete
All the 18 teams, including two from Sindh, have assembled in the megalopolis of Karachi  for the all-Pakistan Amir Khan boxing tournament which begins at the Ustad Abdullah Baloch Stadium inside the premises of Peoples Sports Complex from Monday. “The staging of the event is aimed at promoting a... Read more
Mumtaz Qadri’s death sentence: SC rejects   review petition
The Supreme Court (SC) earlier yesterday rejected a review petition against the death sentence of former elite force guard Mumtaz Qadri for the cold blooded murder of the former Punjab governor Salmaan Taseer. A three-judge bench of the apex court headed by Justice Asif Saeed Khan Khosa took up Qadri’s... Read more
Capital schools still lack security
Islamabad: The terrorist attack on Army Public School (APS) Peshawar forced education authorities across the country to take stringent security measures for the safety of students. However, one year after the tragedy, the Federal Directorate of Education (FDE) still remains unmoved. Soon after the Dec 16, 2014, school attack,... Read more
Talk of the town: Shaista Lodhi, Sanam Jung meet team Dilwale
What a crazy weekend it has been for Shaista Lodhi and Sanam Jung! Both the morning show hosts got a chance to interview Bollywood’s biggest celebrities. Yes, we’re talking about Shah Rukh Khan and Kajol! The entire cast of Dilwale flew to Dubai for the promotion of their upcoming... Read more
‘Secret diplomacy’ on the cards for Kashmir
Islamabad: Pakistan and India are likely to rely on ‘secret diplomacy’ to broker an elusive deal on the longstanding Kashmir dispute in a move that emulates the path adopted by the Musharraf-Manmohan administrations to find an ‘out of box’ solution to the conflict that has sparked three wars between the... Read more
LeJ claims responsibility for Parachinar bazaar bomb
Parachinar /Peshawar: A powerful bomb ripped through a busy weekly bazaar in the main town of Kurram Agency Sunday morning, killing 24 people and injuring many more. A proscribed sectarian extremist group claimed responsibility for the blast that came after a long hiatus in violence in the region which has... Read more
Justice Sajjad Ali Shah takes oath as 24th CJ of SHC
Karachi: Justice Sajjad Ali Shah on Monday took oath as 24th Chief Justice of Sindh High Court (SHC). Sindh Governor Dr Ishratul Ebad Khan administered the oath. Sajjad Ali Shah took oath of his office in Urdu language during a ceremony attended by judges and lawyers at Sindh High... Read more
Spurred by APS attack, father develops app to save people in emergencies
Islamabad: After the attack on Army Public School (APS) in December last year, Fahd Mahmood Khan took his seven-year-old son out of school. “I was shocked that someone could do that to little children,” he said, adding that he was too scared to let his child go to school,... Read more
PM steps in to resolve row over Rangers’ special powers
Karachi: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif stepped in late Sunday night to defuse a brewing controversy between the centre and Sindh over the extension of special powers to the paramilitary Rangers. After returning from Turkmenistan, the prime minister called up Sindh Chief Minister Qaim Ali Shah to discuss the matter. According... Read more