Dr. Asim Hussain leads prayer
Former petroleum minister and close aide of co-chairman Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) Asif Ali Zardari Dr. Asim Hussain led...
Govt re-appoints Dr. Irshad as FBR chairman
The federal government has appointed Dr. Irshad as chairman of the Federal Board of Revenue. According to sources sources, a...
Overweight Marlon Tapales stripped of off championship
Filipino Marlon Tapales has been stripped of his World Boxing Organization bantamweight title after failing to make the weight...
Tall Claims: “Khyber Pakhtunkhwa to ban VIP protocol”: Imran Khan
The Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan on Thursday announced that, “the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government will introduce a ban on stopping traffic for VIP protocol and condemned the death of 10-month-old Bisma in Karachi due to Bilawal Bhutto’s protocol measures.” “I will meet KP Chief Minister Pervez Khattak in... Read more
Astronomers claim giant comets may threaten Earth
Our planet Earth could be at higher risk of a space rock impact than previously thought, according to astronomers who suggested Tuesday keeping a closer eye on distant giant comets. Most studies of potential Earth-smashers focus on objects in the asteroid belt roughly between Mars, Earth’s outside neighbour, and... Read more
Centre vs Sindh: PM to mollify Sindh govt after rangers argument
As differences between the federal and Sindh government continue to deepen over restoring special powers for paramilitary Rangers in the province, Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif is expected to fly to the megalopolis early next week to defuse the situation. An official at the PM House in Islamabad said on Wednesday... Read more
Azhar, Hafeez ‘boycott’ training camp after Amir’s inclusion
Pakistan’s plans for next year’s World Twenty20 have suffered a major setback after ODI captain Azhar Ali and opener Mohammad Hafeez boycotted a fitness training camp which also included the spot-fixing tainted pacer Mohammad Amir. Amir’s bid to make a comeback to the national side was given a major... Read more
Associations not taken into confidence for PSL: Arif Abbasi
Karachi: Former chairman of the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) Arif Ali Khan Abbasi has indicated few loopholes in the process and launch of Pakistan Super League (PSL). He said the absence of associations from the process had killed the spirit of nationalism. “Associations should have been taken aboard in... Read more
Quetta: Woman throws acid on ex bf’s wife
A woman threw acid on the face of another woman in Killi Shabo area of Quetta to avenge being dumped by the victim’s husband, police said on Wednesday. According to police, Jan Bibi, wearing gloves on her hands, entered Amina Saqib’s home pretending to be an employee of National... Read more
India closing in on Westinghouse deal to build six nuclear reactors
New Delhi: India expects to seal a contract with Westinghouse Electric Co LLC to build six nuclear reactors in the first half of next year, a senior government official said, in a sign its $150 billion dollar nuclear power programme is getting off the ground. The proposed power plant in... Read more
“Mullah Fazlullah will not evade us forever” Afghanistan’s Abdullah
Terror outfit Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan’s chief Mullah Fazullah has survived several operations by Afghan security forces in recent months – but I’m sure he will not evade us forever,” Dr Abdullah Abdullah, the chief executive of Afghanistan, said on Wednesday. Mullah Fazlullah, also known as Mullah Radio, has found a... Read more
Nawab Sanaullah Zehri elected CM Balochistan unopposed
Quetta: President of the Pakistan Muslim League (PML-N) Balochistan, Nawab Sanaullah Zehri, was elected unopposed as the chief Minister of Balochistan on Thursday, replacing National Party (NP) leader Dr Abdul Malik Baloch at the helm of the provincial government after two and a half years. No other candidate submitted... Read more
Rahila Durrani becomes first female Speaker of Balochistan Assembly
Quetta : Rahila Hameed Khan Durrani of the ruling Pakistan Muslim league – Nawaz (PML-N) was elected unopposed on Thursday to become the first-ever female Speaker of the Balochistan Assembly. Rahila Durrani was elected to the provincial assembly on a reserved seat for women. “I will try my best... Read more
Saudi coalition: “Pakistan won’t support moves against Syria, Iran” FO
“Pakistan ‘may’ have joined the Saudi Arabia-led 34-nation coalition against terrorism, but it will not support any move that destabilises Syria or strains Islamabad’s relationship with Tehran,” senior Foreign Office officials said on Wednesday. According to them, the assurance came from the federal government during an in-camera session of... Read more
US govt thinks Pakistan should focus on schools instead of madressah reform
“The United States should focus its assistance to Pakistan on helping public schools instead of reforming madressahs,” according to a rare editorial by the Bloomberg news agency. This is one of a series of articles, stories, editorial pieces and statements on the current state of education in Pakistan in various... Read more
Rate of capital gains tax in Pakistan ‘too high’
Karachi: Is the tax rate on profits earned through stock trading too high in Pakistan? Commonly known as the CGT, capital gains tax is the levy that a person or institution pays for making a profit on a stock trade. ecurities CEO Mohammed Sohail said the CGT rate in Pakistan... Read more
Nation celebrates Eid Miladun Nabi today
EID Miladun Nabi (Peace Be Upon Him) will be celebrated across the country and Azad Kashmir with religious fervour on Thursday. Processions will be taken out and Milad gatherings organised to mark the occasion. Speakers will shed light on the Holy Prophet’s life and teachings. They will exhort upon... Read more