Oil extends gains as Saudi pledges export curbs
Oil prices extended gains on Tuesday after Saudi Arabia pledged to curb exports from next month and OPEC called...
US judge halts deportation of more than 1,400 Iraqi nationals
A federal judge in Michigan on Monday halted the deportation of more than 1,400 Iraqi nationals detained during immigration...
Wild fire threatens homes on France’s Corsica
Dozens of firefighters were battling a blaze on the French island of Corsica on Monday that has spread across...
No implementation of NAP in interior Sindh claims official report
An important security institution of the country has expressed serious concern over what it has termed the non-implementation of National Action Plan (NAP) in the interior of the Sindh province. “The National Action Plan (NAP)  is non-existent in the interior  (parts of ) Sindh,” claimed the report issued by... Read more
Teenage girl slaughtered in Peshawar after possible sexual assualt
The corpse of a teenage girl with her throat slit open was found within the jurisdiction of Banamarhi police station earlier yesterday. A Banamarhi policeman told the media that  the deceased was 16 years of age and her throat had been slit with a sharp object. The killers dumped her... Read more
Pak-India Foreign Secretaries meeting on the cards: Indian HC
The Indian High Commissioner to Pakistan Gautam Bambawale has said in the federal capital of Islamabad that the National Security Advisors (NAS) of Pakistan and Indian are in constant contact to finalize meeting of foreign secretaries. Addressing a ceremony organized by Indian High Commission in Islamabad Monday, Gautam Bambwale... Read more
Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy’s Oscar nominated documentary to premiere at PM House
The premiere of Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy’s documentary against honour killing, ‘A Girl in the River: The Price of Forgiveness,’ which has been nominated as one of five documentaries from across the globe in the ‘Best Documentary – Short’ subject category for the 88th Academy Awards, will be held at the... Read more
Landmark legislation: Sindh Assembly first in Pakistan to pass Hindu marriage bill
The Sindh Assembly passed the Hindu Marriage Bill 2015 earlier today becoming the first assembly in the country to pass the bill. The bill was moved by Sindh Parliamentary Affairs Minister Nisar Ahmed Khuhro. During the discussion on the bill, Khuhro said, “Since the creation of Pakistan, it is the first time... Read more
Shootout in D.G Khan: Police officer killed
 A police officer was killed during a gun battle with arms smugglers in Dera Ghazi Khan earlier today. The police spokesperson said that on a tip-off the police team headed by Sub-Inspector Imran Nawaz chased a suspected truck in Kot Chatta. The unknown miscreants opened the fire on police... Read more
Missing persons’ case: SHC issues notices to DG Rangers, IGP
The Sindh High Court (SHC) earlier today issued notices to Director General Sindh Rangers, Inspector General Police and others in the case pertaining to missing of over 70 persons. Two-member bench headed by Justice Irfan Saadat was hearing the case of over 70 missing persons here Monday. The court... Read more
25-year-old scientist from Peshawar took part in discovery of gravitational waves
After Pakistan-born scientist Dr Nergis Mavalvala made waves for being a member of the team of scientists that discovered gravitational waves (ripples in space and time hypothesised by physicist Albert Einstein a century ago), it has emerged another Pakistani was also part of the team. Imran Khan from Peshawar... Read more
Pakistan part ‘Thunder of the North’ military exercise in Saudi Arabia
Armed forces from around 20 countries including Pakistan and Malaysia are gathering in northern Saudi Arabia supposedly for “the largest, most important military manoeuvres” ever staged in the region, the official news agency SPA reported. The “Thunder of the North” exercise involving ground, air, and naval forces sends a... Read more
Pakistani film ‘Bachaana’ all set to be released in neighbouring India
Sanam Saeed starrer ‘Bachaana’ is all set to be released in Indian cinemas this February 26. The Indo-Pak venture stars Sanam Saeed and Mohib Mirza in lead roles and is a cross border connection similar to Salman Khan’s Bajrangi Bhaijaan. Bachaana will release on both sides of the border simultaneously. “The... Read more
Najam Sethi invites both Nawaz & Imran to watch PSL final together
Pakistan Super League (PSL) chairman Najam Sethi earlier today invited Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and his arch political enemy Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chairman Imran Khan to watch the final match of the tournament on February 23 in Dubai. “I invite Patron PCB Nawaz Sharif and WC winning captain Imran... Read more
Karachi: Traffic tickets being home delivered to violators’ homes
The Traffic Violation Evidence System (TVES) is up and running in the megapolis of Karachi. The system directly delivers the traffic violation ticket (challan) to the violator’s doorstep, after the violation is recorded by traffic police officials present at different intersections of the city. To B’s* surprise, on Saturday... Read more
Islamabad to get its very first-ever mayor today
At least 77 elected office bearers of Islamabad Metropolitan Corporation (IMC) are exercising their right to elect their first-ever mayor and three deputy mayors of the Federal Capital today (Monday). The polling is being held at Jinnah Convention Centre through secret ballot. Polling began at 9:00 a.m and will... Read more
Iran-Pakistan gas pipeline project: Succumbs to US Arab political pressure
 Pakistan almost certainly will not be able to receive gas from Iran even after most sanctions on the latter have been lifted, because apparently, the United States is keen to restrict Russia’s access to the European market. Influential British daily The Guardian had reported in August 2013: “[Syrian President... Read more