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...
North Korea supposedly executed its army chief of staff
North Korea (DPRK)  has executed its army chief of staff, Ri Yong Gil, South Korea’s Yonhap news agency reported earlier yesterday, which, if true, would be the latest in a series of executions, purges, and disappearances under the country’s young leader. The news comes amid heightened tension surrounding the... Read more
FC recovers massive cache of explosives near Afghan border
The Frontier Corps (FC) Balochistan has foiled a terrorist bid by recovering huge cache of explosives and ammunition from Spochana area near Pak-Afghan border, earlier today. According to an FC spokesman, acting on a tip-off, the FC personnel conducted raid in Spochana area and recovered a huge cache of... Read more
High treason case: Shaukat Aziz agrees to record statement
The former prime minister of Pakistan Shaukat Aziz has agreed to record his statement in a high treason case. The Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) said on Wednesday that the former prime minister, in an email to the FIA,  has confirmed his availability to record his statement at his Dubai... Read more
Indo-Pak filmmakers to bridge divisions
Directors from both Pakistan and India are coming together on a common platform for an apolitical exchange to mark the onset of the 70th year of the subcontinent’s Partition. Punit Goenka, managing director and CEO, Zee Entertainment Enterprises Ltd. said that Zeal For Unity (ZFU) is initiative to use... Read more
Polio virus found in sewage in Balochistan
Health authorities in Balochistan have detected traces of  the deadly polio virus in sewerage samples from Killa Abdullah district that borders Afghanistan, a vivid  that the crippling disease is still endemic in the province. The Technical Advisory Group (TAG), a global body for polio, has suggested Balochistan government to... Read more
Indian police may have new weapon: Chilli-loaded slingshots
Police in northern India might soon use slingshots loaded with chilli powder and marbles to tackle unruly protesters in the world’s largest democracy, an inspector said on Wednesday. Not content with water cannon, tear gas and traditional wooden sticks or lathis, police in Haryana state close to New Delhi... Read more
Pakistan, Qatar formaly sign LNG deal
Pakistan and Qatar on Wednesday formally signed a multi-billion dollar Liquified Natural Gas (LNG) deal that would enable the energy-starved nation to import natural gas for 16 years so as to meet its energy requirements. The agreement on Long Term LNG Sale and Purchase was signed during the visit of Prime Minister Nawaz... Read more
UAE names women ministers for happiness & tolerance
The United Arab Emirates on Wednesday appointed  two women to the newly created posts of state ministers for ‘happiness and tolerance,’ as well a 22-year-old female for youth affairs. Prime Minister Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid al-Maktoum named eight women as he revealed his latest cabinet line-up of 29 ministers... Read more
Renowned playwright Fatima Surayya Bajia passes away
Renowned drama writer Fatima Surayya Bajia passed away at the age of 85 in Karachi earlier today. The veteran writer was the sister of writer Anwar Maqsood, and was suffering from a prolonged illness. Fatima Surayya Bajia’s biography was launched in 2012. She had been awarded several times for... Read more
Pakistan Intelligence admits ISIL is a growing threat
The  Director General Intelligence Bureau Aftab Sultan candidly admitted earlier today that the militant group Islamic State’s (ISIL) presence is growing in Pakistan. Addressing the senate standing committee on interior and narcotics control, chaired by former interior minister Rehman Malik, Sultan said banned outfits, namely Lashkar-e-Jhangvi (LeJ) and Sipah-e-Sahaba are reorganising themselves, with... Read more
Creeping obscurantism: Islamabad bans ‘expression of love’
The federal capital typically  buckling under the threats of the extreme right wing reactionary parties and on the express orders of federal Interior minister   Chaudhry Nisar, has effectively slapped a ban on all valentine’s day celebrations. The administration has not confirmed the development as yet. “A meeting is... Read more
Gen. Sharif chairs over corps commanders conference
The Chief of the Army Staff (COAS), General Raheel Sharif, earlier today presided over the Corps Commanders’ Conference wherein the military top brass reviewed security and other issues  pertaining to the national interest. The routine meeting took up several issues pertaining to internal and external security as well as... Read more
PIA: 117 flights to resume from today onwards
The General Manager Public Affairs/Spokesman of Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) Danyal Gilani stated earlier today that, “as many as 117 flights would resume their flight operations from Wednesday. The spokesperson said that 73 domestic and 45 international flights would operate flights operations of the national flag carrier from Wednesday... Read more
Oil prices rebound slightly in Asia
Oil prices rebounded on bargain-buying in Asia earlier today after yesterday’s steep decline but analysts warned any gains would be limited as the global glut that has hammered markets showed no sign of letting up. Investors are also nervously awaiting the release later in the day of a report... Read more