ADB appoints first woman country director Xiaohong Yang to Pakistan
The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has appointed China’s Xiaohong Yang as new Country Director for Pakistan. According to ADB...
Musicians in aquariums make sounds in a silent world
Talk about fluid tunes: A group of innovative Danish musicians submerged like fish in an aquarium have created an...
Ghulam Mustafa Khar joins PTI
Ghulam Mustafa Khar has joined Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) on Monday. Khar made the announcement after meeting Imran Khan at...
Australian Open doubles title: Sania Mirza, Hingis win crown
World number one doubles pairing Martina Hingis and Sania Mirza clinched their first ever Australian Open doubles title together with a 7-6(1) 6-3 victory over Czech pair Andrea Hlavackova and Lucie Hradecka earlier yesterday. It was the 12th grand slam women´s doubles title for Hingis while the third for... Read more
“I am ready to appear before court”: Mullah Abdul Aziz
After adamantly refusing to surrender to police in a criminal case, Lal Masjid cleric Mullah Abdul Aziz has now agreed to seek bail if authorities ‘create a conducive atmosphere’ for him to appear before court. A Islamabad court in December 2014 had issued a non-bailable arrest warrant for Aziz. The decision... Read more
Saudi Arabia: Attack on Shia mosque in kills at least 3
A gun attack at a Shia mosque in eastern Saudi Arabia killed at least three people and wounded others Friday during prayers, security officials and a witness said. The attack struck the Imam Reza Mosque in the neighborhood of Mehasin during prayers. Images on social media showed wounded people... Read more
Karachi: Criminals throw cracker at Rangers check-post
Unidentified assailents  hurled a cracker at a Rangers check-post near matric board in North Nazimabad, Karachi early on Friday morning. The cracker attack created panic in the area, however, no loss of life or property was reported in the attack. Rangers and police personnel rushed to the scene and... Read more
Loud explosion reported in Balochistan’s Zhob district
 A loud blast was reported near the ‘sensitive’ Cantonment Board area of Balochistan’s Zhob district on Friday. A deputy commissioner in Zhob confirmed the blast . A heavy contingent of security forces’ personnel reached the blast site and cordoned off the area. Unofficial sources said that four people were... Read more
I’m not competing with Mahira Khan, insists Mawra Hocane
Two Pakistani actresses are all set to make their debut in Bollywood later this year – Mahira Khan with Raees on July 3 and Mawra Hocane with Sanam Teri Kasam on February 5. Before anyone compared the two, Mawra’s gone and said that “there is no competition” between her... Read more
Rape case against PTI office bearer, accomplices
The Jhang Bazaar police have registered a case against a local Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf office-bearer and two other persons on the allegation of raping an employee of a bank. In an application to police, the girl’s father alleged that his daughter had told him about a week ago that a... Read more
Rights group says India using torture as war tactic
Islamabad: Indian forces in held Kashmir use torture as weapon to punish Kashmiri detainees and to force them into becoming informers, or join organisations that counter freedom fighters’ groups, revealed a rights organisation. “Torture is used to extract information, punish Kashmiri detainees and try to force them to become informers... Read more
Finance ministry delays release of $300 million for Gwadar pipeline
Islamabad: The Ministry of Finance appears to have spent the entire cess collection from gas consumers to bridge the budget deficit and is reluctant to provide $300 million to the petroleum ministry for executing the $2 billion Gwadar liquefied natural gas (LNG) pipeline project, an official says. This came despite... Read more
Truth is finally out on govt-PPP ‘Muk Muka’, says Imran
Islamabad: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan has said that truth was finally out on ruling Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz and Pakistan People Party ‘Muk Muka’. In a message on twitter, Imran Khan said, “PTI had pointed out this Muk Muka repeated.” Read more
TTP commander among six terrorists held in Karachi
Karachi: Six terrorists including key commander of banned organization were arrested after police encounter in Rizvia Society of Karachi late on Thursday night. According to SSP Central, Muqadas Haider, police on a tip- off conducted raid at a house in Rizvia society, where exchange of fire took place between... Read more
MCB privatisation: NAB close to finishing probe into alleged scam
Islamabad: Despite facing hurdles from various quarters, the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) is close to completing probe into alleged wrongdoings in the privatisation of MCB Bank, which will resolve the quarter-century old case. NAB had done 75% work and could complete the investigation within one week provided the restraining order... Read more
Pope meets fellow green campaigner, Leonardo DiCaprio
Vatican City: Actor Leonardo DiCaprio greeted Pope Francis at the Vatican on Thursday, discussed their shared concern over the environment and gave the pontiff a cheque from his charitable foundation. “Your Holiness, thank you for granting me this private audience with you,” DiCaprio said in Italian as he arrived... Read more
Hacker fakes German minister’s fingerprints using photos of her hands
IT’S an old cliché of security researchers: fingerprints might appear more secure than passwords. But if your password gets stolen, you can change it to a new one; what happens when your fingerprint gets copied? That’s no longer an abstract fear: a speaker at the Chaos Communication Congress, an... Read more