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...
Hillary Clinton shuts down Trump with touching tribute to US Muslim war hero
Whether you’re in Europe or the United States, it’s not an easy time to be a Muslim. With US presidential candidates, such as Donald Trump calling for a blanket ban on Muslims in the US, the alarm bells for intolerance have only been growing louder and louder. Sometimes a... Read more
Pakistani scientist couple leads the way with underwater drones in Australia
Just when we got used to the sight of drones in the sky, capturing stunning aerial views, it’s time to get a grasp on a new idea: drones underwater. Like its airborne cousin, an underwater drone is released to fulfill a mission on its own. It follows a pre-programmed... Read more
US drone strike in Afghanistan kills three suspected Taliban
Peshawar: At least three suspected Taliban militants, including a commander, were killed and several others injured in a United States (US) drone strike in Afghanistan’s Nangarhar province on Saturday night. US Army Colonel Michael Lawhorn confirmed the attack, saying: “US forces conducted a strike in Bati Kot District, Nangarhar... Read more
Three-day anti-polio drive kicks off in Lahore
Lahore: Three-day anti-polio campaign has started in Lahore to administer vaccine to more than 1.6 million children aged five years. The drive will continue till December 23. District administration spokesman said anti-polio vaccine has been provided to all the teams for the drive against menace. The spokesman said the... Read more
Gas crisis worsens in Punjab
Lahore: With an increased demand for natural gas amid dipping temperatures, the gas crisis is worsening in Punjab and Islamabad as low pressure, coupled with unscheduled loadshedding, has forced citizens in many urban areas to use firewood. In several cities, women came on the roads and streets holding kitchen... Read more
Malaysia’s first Islamic-compliant airline takes off
Kuala Lumpur: Malaysia’s first Islamic-compliant airline Rayani Air began operations on Sunday with its maiden flight taking off from the capital to the resort island of Langkawi, local media reported. In-flight meals served on board its flights are completely halal, with alcohol consumption strictly prohibited. Muslim flight crew must... Read more
Karachi Kings bag Amir, Peshawar sign Afridi
Pakistan’s Twenty20 skipper Shahid Afridi on Monday became the first pick of the Pakistan Super League (PSL) after Peshawar Zalmi signed up the flamboyant all-rounder to play for its franchise. With 308 cricketers on board, the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) kicked off players’ drafting in Lahore’s National Cricket Academy.... Read more
Miss Philippines crowned Miss Universe 2015 after live TV gaffe
 To be crowned and then being told that one has been  has been wrongly crowned. The incident was nothing short of cringe-worthy for the 2015 Miss Universe pageant contestant Miss Colombia, Ariadna Gutierrez, when host Steve Harvey misread the pageant winners’ name and accidentally announced Ariadna as the winner. The outgoing Miss... Read more
Imran ‘makes jibe’ at land owners
Mianwali: Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf Chairman Imran Khan has warned land owners to sell four acre land to the Namal University otherwise “we will acquire it under section 4 of Land Acquisition Act.” Addressing the 3rd convocation of Namal University here on Sunday, he said: “The completion of Knowledge City of... Read more
Anti-Ahmadi poasters seen in public transport ,LHC premises
The district administration and the city police took a welcome step last week by taking off stickers disparaging Ahmadis from a shop in Hafeez Centre and arrested its owner. Police charged him with deliberately hurting religious feelings. Gulberg police arrested Abid Hassan Hashmi last Sunday for putting up stickers... Read more
Combating terror: Nawaz puts top security czar back in the saddle
Islamabad: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has put the country’s top security czar back in the saddle to lead the 20-point national counterterrorism strategy and ensure its implementation. The ‘dismal’ progress of several components of the National Action Plan (NAP) prompted the premier to consult with his close advisers, following which he... Read more
Pakistan, India trying to engage on contentious matters
Pakistan and India will engage in next year’s summit of the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (Saarc) for ‘major announcements’ to improve their relations that witnessed a thaw in recent weeks after months of brinkmanship. Earlier this month, the two nuclear-armed neighbours agreed to revive their moribund peace... Read more
13 foreign envoys visit Moenjodaro this weekend
 Ambassadors of around 13 countries and high commissioners (HCs) along with their families visited Moenjodaro on Sunday in a big delegation. The officials of India, Japan, Russia, Germany, Austria, Sri Lanka, Australia, Argentina, Portugal, Afghanistan and other countries accompanied Sharmila Farooqi, adviser to the chief minister on culture, at... Read more
Ruet-i-Halal Committee’s Mufti Munib claims sectarianism is ‘alien’ to Islam
Ruet-i-Halal Committee Chairman Mufti Munibur Rehman stressed that, ‘sectarianism and religious terror have nothing to do with the peaceful teachings of Islam and those involved in militancy must be apprehended.’ Speaking at a gathering held here on Sunday at Pakpattan in connection with the 4th death anniversary of religious... Read more