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...
PPP, MQM, PML(N) stage political rallies in Karachi today
Pakistan Muslim League Nawaz (PMLN), Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) and Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) will stage rallies in Karachi...
Cricket: West Indies 278-9 as rain brings early close
West Indies were 278 for nine in their first innings against Pakistan when rain brought an early close to...
COAS Gen Sharif reiterates ‘terror-free Karachi’
Chief of the Army Staff (COAS) General Raheel Sharif has pledged  to utilise all resources for a secure and terror-free Karachi. In a series of tweets, DG ISPR Asim Bajwa said that the army chief was briefed at Corps Headquarters in Karachi about ongoing operations including intelligence-based operations. The... Read more
New Zealand cricket chief apologises over Amir taunts
New Zealand cricket have admonished a stadium announcer for taunting Pakistan fast bowler Mohammad Amir during the third T20 last week. Prominent announcer Mark McLeod had played a cash register sound effect during one of Amir’s spells during the match between the Black Caps and Pakistan at Wellington’s Westpac... Read more
Sanam Saeed and Mohib Mirza-starrer Bachaana’s first music video is out now
While Bachaana’s trailer promised action and thrills, its first music video ‘Yaari’ reveals that the hero and heroine had the time for some sappy romance. The song features Shafqat Amanat’s soaring vocals as lyrical translation of the lead characters’ growing attraction to each other. It has been composed by... Read more
Septuagenarian Punjabi poet Nasreen Anjum Bhatti dies aged 73
Nasreen Anjum Bhatti, poet, peace and political activist and broadcaster, lost her fight against cancer in Karachi earlier yesterday. On her 73rd birthday. She was the author of four books, two of them still under printing process, and was considered to be one of the last crusaders of “literature... Read more
Pakistani woman wins global humanitarian award
A Pakistani woman has been awarded the first-ever Global Humanitarian Award for Women’s and Children’s Health for her contributions to Pakistan’s health and education sector. Chairman of the Aman Foundation, Fayeeza Naqvi, along with her husband Arif Naqvi was honoured as one of the four winners of the first-ever... Read more
Army-run schools in Karachi to remain closed till Jan 31
Karachi: All army-run educational institutes in the metropolis will remain shut throughout the week starting Wednesday, school administration officials said. Students and parents were informed that all institutes under the Army Public Schools & Colleges System in Karachi will remain closed on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday and will reopen... Read more
Karachi-Gwadar-Iran ferry ready to set sail
Port and shipping authorities have finalised arrangements to start sea ferry services between Karachi and Gwadar as well as Chabahar, Iran from both the Pakistani port cities. The service is set to begin by mid-March, aiming to promote tourism and safe transportation to pilgrims heading to holy places in... Read more
Families protest against police encounter in Karachi
The Police encounter in Karachi’s Shershah area turned out to be suspicious as families of two injured people protested at Jinnah Hospital. According to details, the police injured two persons by shooting at them for not stopping their bikes and then arrested them after declaring them to be robbers.... Read more
Kohli’s Pakistani fan arrested for hoisting Indian flag on rooftop
The Saddar police in Okara town of Punjab province earlier yesterday arrested a man for hoisting the Indian flag at the roof of his house at 54/2L village. A police team raided 54/2L village on Monday night and found the Indian flag at the roof of Umar Draz’s house. Umar... Read more
US used Pakistan airspace: But has not paid CAA
The Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) has been making sporadic attempts through diplomatic channels to recover Rs18 million owed by the United States for using Pakistani airspace but has not received any response from the US as yet. This was revealed by Secretary Aviation Division Squadron Leader (retd) Muhammad Irfan... Read more
Govt trying to take back bulletproof Mercedes from ex-CJ turned polititian
The federal government has directed the attorney generals office for exploring the possibility of seeking relief from the Supreme Court along with taking steps for the early disposal of its intra-court appeal (ICA) against the Jan 15, 2014, Islamabad High Court direction for the provision of a bulletproof official... Read more
Zeb Bangash and her ‘Fitoor’ expereince
After establishing herself as one of Pakistan’s leading playback vocalists in local films like Bin Roye, Ho Mann Jahaan and Manto, Zeb, is making waves though out the Indo Pak Sub continent.  After working with Rohail Hyatt, AR Rahman and Swanand Kirkire, she recently teamed up with Indian composer... Read more
Yet another quake jolts parts of Punjab, including Lahore
Earthquake tremors were felt in parts of Punjab including Lahore and surrounding areas earlier today, as par media reports. The magnitude and epicentre of the earthquake is not yet known. People left their homes and offices in panic. No casualties have been reported thus far. The earthquake comes weeks after... Read more
PIA workers on nationwide strike
The employees of the Pakistan International Airli­nes  (PIA) observed a nationwide strike yesterday against the proposed privatisation of the national flag carrier. The employees kept the PIA offices closed throughout the day, but the management insisted that the flight operations remained unaffected and no revenue losses were incurred. The Joint... Read more