Russian intelligence ship sinks off Turkey’s Black Sea coast: authorities
A Russian naval intelligence ship sank off Turkey’s Black Sea coast on Thursday after colliding with a vessel carrying...
India refuse to name Champions Trophy squad amid ICC row
 India are refusing to unveil their squad for the Champions Trophy amid speculation they might pull out because of...
Nominations for JIT submitted to SC: sources
The nominations for the Joint Investigation Committee (JIT) to probe the Panama Case has been submitted to the registrar...
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Khalid Shamim and Mohsin record confessional statement
Two key suspects Khalid Shamim and Mohsin indicted in the murder case of Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) leader Dr Imran Farooq earlier today recorded their confessional statement before theMagistrate. Amid tight security Khalid Shamim and Mohsin were produced before Magistrate Captain (retd) Shoaib Ali to record statement under section... Read more
Chinese pressure:Pakistan mulls constitutional status of Gilgit-Baltistan
Pakistan is considering  upgrading the constitutional status of its northern Gilgit-Baltistan region,, in a bid to provide legal cover to a multi-billion-dollar Chinese investment plan, officials said earlier today.  The region is also claimed by India The move could signal a historic shift in Pakistan’s position on the future of... Read more
Arab, Persian spat: Baghdad offers to mediate between Saudi Arabia, Iran
Iraq earlier today offered to mediate between Saudi Arabia and Iran amidst soaring tensions following the kingdom’s execution of a Shia cleric and attacks on two Saudi diplomatic posts in the Islamic Republic. The standoff has seen Saudi Arabia sever diplomatic ties with its longtime regional rival and could... Read more
Pak Army promotes 27 Brigadiers to Major General rank
As par a Pak Army press release: Twenty-seven Brigadiers including eight from Army Medical Corps have been promoted to the rank of Major General. According to Inter Services Public Relations (ISPR) statement here Thursday, a meeting of promotion board from Brigadiers to Major General was held at General Headquarters... Read more
7 year-old boy murdered after being gang sodomised in Bahawalnagar
A seven-year-old boy was gang-sodomised before being murdered in cold blood by a group of men in Bahawalnagar’s Chistian district. Asif*, a resident of Moza Soda Basti, went missing yesterday evening, a day after which locals found his body dumped in the fields. According to reports, the body was... Read more
“Don’t flirt or hold hands,” top Turkey mullahs order soon-to-weds
Engaged couples should avoid flirting, holding hands and “other behaviours that are not endorsed by Islam,” Turkey’s religious affairs agency declared earlier this week. Answering the question “is it appropriate for those who are engaged to be married to be able to see each other?”, the agency, known as... Read more
FIA arrests runaway human smuggler… on airport runway
 The Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) made a dramatic arrest of a suspected human smuggler “who was trying to flee the country” aboard a Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) flight at the Benazir Bhutto International Airport in Islamabad. Hailing from Mardan, suspect Ahteshamul Haq is a “notorious human smuggler” who was... Read more
Punjab police to upload photos of wanted criminals on its website
Punjab police have decided to upload photographs of thieves, accused person involved in street crimes, hardcore criminals, robbers and proclaimed offenders on its website besides upgrading this website. The decision was taken in a meeting chaired by Inspector General of police Mushtaq Ahmad Sukhera. It was told in the... Read more
Documentary shines spotlight on K2 porters
The snowcapped peak of K2, the world’s second highest mountain and also known as the “Father of All Mountains,” is a dangerous mountain and has claimed the lives of many mountaineers while bringing glory to some but hardly ever have the indigenous porters of Gilgit-Baltistan who form the nucleus... Read more
‘Lal Masjid cleric’s wife unable to substantiate claim’
The capital police have informed the Supreme Court that the wife of Lal Masjid’s cleric, Umme Hassan, has not been able to substantiate her claim about the number of seminary students inside the mosque during the operation in 2007. The Islamabad police have submitted its reply regarding the implementation... Read more
Mutual fund performance: AKD Opportunity Fund ranked the very best in 2015
AKD Opportunity Fund was the best-performing equity fund in 2015. As a matter of fact it posted an annualised return of 19.72% in 2015. An equity fund is a kind of mutual fund that trades mainly in stocks to maximise returns for its retail and institutional clients. One of... Read more
MQM mayoral candidate manages bail in 2 cases
While a magistrate issued another non-bailable arrest warrant against the Muttahida Qaumi Movement’s mayoral nominee, Waseem Akhtar, earlier today. The Sindh High Court gave him a respite when it granted him pre-arrest bail in two other cases pertaining to supporting party chief Altaf Hussain’s telephonic speech against the army.... Read more
Bilawal finally takes notice of children’s deaths in Tharparkar
Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) Chairman Bilawal Bhutto-Zardari has finally sat up and taken notice of children’s deaths in Tharparkar. He has directed concerned Sindh provincial ministers to visit the district. Yet one more child died due to malnutrition in Mithi Civil Hospital, raising the death toll to 17 over... Read more