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...
India test-fires long range surface-to-air missile developed with Israel
New Delhi: India successfully test-fired on Wednesday a new long range surface-to-air missile capable of countering aerial threats at extended ranges, as Prime Minister Narendra Modi pushes to enhance the country’s military capabilities. India, which shares borders with nuclear-armed China and Pakistan, is likely to spend $250 billion over the... Read more
In theatre: Anwar Maqsood’s ‘Siachen’ to come to Karachi on January 1
Karachi: A play Siachen, centred on the lives and sacrifices of Pakistani soldiers, will be staged from Jan 1 to Feb 28 at the Arts Council Karachi’s auditorium, announced the writer of the play Anwar Maqsood at a press conference on Tuesday afternoon. Mr Maqsood, using his trademark humorous... Read more
K-P CM orders police not to block roads for President Mamnoon’s visit
Peshawar: Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa Chief Minister Pervez Khattak on Wednesday directed Peshawar’s Capital City Police Officer (CCPO) to provide President Mamnoon Hussain with all possible security without blocking any roads. An Urdu daily earlier reported that the road going towards Qayyum Stadium would be closed as part of security arrangements for the president’s visit to... Read more
Islamabad: The Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) on Wednesday issued summons for former prime minister Shaukat Aziz to appear on January 04th 2016 in connection with the high treason case. FIA sources confirmed that Shaukat Aziz has been summoned to record his statement in the case. Head of the FIA’s... Read more
Non-bailable arrest warrants issued for MQM, PPP and Pasban leaders in Dr Asim terror case
Karachi: An anti-terrorism court (ATC) on Wednesday issued non-bailable arrest warrants for five absconders in a terror case registered against former federal minister and PPP leader Dr Asim Hussain. The court ordered Investigating Officer (IO) Deputy Superintendent Police (DSP) Altaf Hussain to arrest and produce the absconders ─ Muttahida... Read more
Orange Line project: Punjab govt allays Unesco’s concerns about Shalamar Gardens
Lahore: Responding to a Unesco letter that expressed its concern at passing of elevated Orange Line track along the Shalamar Gardens and sought construction in front of the monument to be stopped, the Punjab government has allayed apprehensions of the organisation. In a letter, the government claims that the... Read more
Rangers detain four alleged terrorists in Karachi
Karachi: Pakistan Rangers Sindh on Wednesday conducted intelligence based raids in the city’s Rizvia and PECHS areas detaining four alleged terrorists affiliated with banned organizations. According to a press release issued by the paramilitary force, the four terrorists arrested on Wednesday were nabbed on intelligence provided by their accomplices... Read more
Bisma’s family complains of Sindh government’s apathy
Karachi: Faisal Baloch, the father of baby girl Bisma who died last Wednesday when Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) chairperson Bilawal Bhutto Zardari came to inaugurate the trauma centre at Civil Hospital, Karachi, complained on Tuesday that the Sindh government has yet to fulfil its promises despite assurances by PPP leaders.... Read more
Football returns to Pakistan next month with PFF Cup
Karachi: After almost eight months of inaction, football is finally returning to Pakistan. The court-appointed Pakistan Football Federation (PFF) administrator, retired Justice Asad Munir, on Tuesday announced to hold the PFF Cup with tentative dates set from January 15 to February 5 next year. In-fighting in the PFF has... Read more
Gas exploration: Mari Petroleum to receive higher price for new discoveries
Islamabad: The federal government and provinces have agreed to offer a higher price under the 2012 petroleum policy to hydrocarbon exploration in new fields of Mari Petroleum Company Limited. “A committee constituted under Clause V of Petroleum Policy 2012 has given approval for the new fields and there is no... Read more
Section 144: Ban on aerial firing, fireworks on New Year’s Eve
Karachi: The provincial government has imposed a ban on aerial firing, fireworks and riding motorcycles without silencers on the eve of New Year. Sea View will also be closed for revellers on New Year’s night as part of the police’s strategy. Each year, hundreds of thousands of rounds of ammunition... Read more
Rangers seize four houbara bustards in Karachi
Karachi: Four houbara bustards were seized by Rangers personnel during checking of an intercity bus in the Mochko area on Monday. The birds were later handed over to the wildlife department. “The birds were found abandoned in the bus coming from Kharan, Balochistan. A case has been registered but... Read more
Farhad Humayun walks out of ‘Ho Mann Jahaan’ premiere
Karachi: A famous film exhibitor once said, “Everything is new for the entertainment and film industry right now. People are still learning how to behave at film premieres.” Given the drama that unfolded at the Ho Mann Jahaan premiere in Lahore, it is safe to say while the revival is... Read more
Snow tubing becoming popular in Malam Jabba
Mingora: The recreational activity of snow tubing is becoming popular in Malam Jabba as it has become a source of income for the local people. There was a time, according to the residents of Malam Jabba, when they would prefer to stay at home during snow period as they... Read more