Judiciary do not want a confrontation: CJP
Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP) Justice Mian Saqib Nisar said that the judiciary did not want a confrontation with...
In Mexican cartel country, priests have uneasy ties with narcos
When 15 armed men descended on his church last year demanding a blessing, Father Jesus Mendoza asked them to...
PML-N issues new tickets for the Senate elections
The Pakistan Muslim League–Nawaz (PML-N) issued new tickets for the Senate elections following the Supreme Court’s ruling in the Elections...
“Country being run like ‘Mera Sultan’ play” MQM’s Farooq Sattar
 The Muttahida Qaumi Movement’s (MQM) Parliamentary leader in the National Assembly, Dr Farooq Sattar earlier today likened the manner in which the country is being run to the way the main characters of the hit Turkish TV play ‘Mera Sultan’ run the affairs of a kingdom. “This country is... Read more
“NAB needs to take up cases (only) after thorough investigation ” PM Nawaz
Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif said that, “the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) needs to take up cases only after thorough initial investigation.” Addressing a gathering of PML-N workers in Bahawalpur, PM Nawaz said, “No one should be harassed without verification and solid proofs.” The Premier said he would also take... Read more
Lahore: Signal-free corridor likely to be completed later this week
The signal-free corridor between Qurtaba Chowk on Jail Road and Liberty Roundabout on Gulberg’s Main Boulevard in Lahore is likely to be completed later this week. “The flyover at Fowara Chowk, in front of the Siddiq Trade Centre, has been built and ready to be opened for traffic… but... Read more
India plans its longest ever  road tunnel along LoC in disputed Kashmir
India is planning to build its longest ever road tunnel along the Line of Control (LoC) with Pakistan. At an estimated cost of $1.3 billion, the 18-kilometre-long road tunnel will connect Gurez town in the northern part of Indian Kashmir with the rest of the valley. “We have submitted... Read more
Pakistani scientist in the US develops device to diagnose cancer rapidly
A Pakistani electrical engineer at the University of Texas at Arlington in the US has developed a brand new cancer cell detection method that will be able to  improve early diagnosis of cancer. Samir Iqbal, an associate professor in the Electrical Engineering Department, detailed his team’s results in a... Read more
“Govt to ensure business friendly environment” PM Sharif
The Prime Minister, Mian  Nawaz Sharif on earlier today reiterated his government’s resolve to ensure a merit-based business friendly environment in the country. “We have a liberal approach towards economy and as a government, our earnest efforts for ensuring transparency, competitiveness and giving an enhanced role to private sector... Read more
Apex Court restores full membership of PML-N MPA Rashida Yaqub
The Supreme Court (SC) has restored the Punjab Assembly (PA) membership of PML-N MPA Rashida Yaqub who won her seat from PP-78, Jhang. The SC suspended Election Tribunal (ET) decision to suspend her membership for concealing assets. A two-member bench of SC presided over by Justice Iqbal Hamid-ur-Rehman took... Read more
Gangrape of deaf, mute woman: 3 arrested
Rawalpindi police earlier yesterday arrested three men accused of the repeated gangrape a hearing and speech-impaired woman who remained pregnant for at least six months before relatives could find out about the assault. “Doctors at the Benazir Bhutto Hospital have confirmed that the victim is six months pregnant and... Read more
5 students behind cracker attack outside elite Karachi school
The police have reportedly made a major breakthrough in the recent bombings at one of The Educators school in North Nazimabad by apprehending five suspects, all students of the same school that was attacked. Panic had gripped the city following the three consecutive blasts, outside a police station,  a... Read more
Atout least 4 criminals killed in police shootout in Shikarpur
At least four outlaws were killed in an exchange of fire during an operation launched by police against criminal elements in Shikarpur. According to the SSP Nasir Aftab, one police personnel was martyred and two others sustained injuries in exchange of fire in Gari Tego of Khanpur. The exchange... Read more
Deputy of dreaded terrorist Mangal Bagh killed in drone strike
 At least 14 terrorists including the Deputy Commander of the banned terror outfit Lashkar-e-Islam were killed in drone strike in Afghanistan, security sources said. Sources said Zakir Kambar Khel, deputy commander of proscribed Lashkar-e-Islam was involved in attacks on security forces in Khyber Agency and Peshawar. Zakir and his... Read more
‘Deadpool’ a hit as ‘Sanam Teri Kasam’ fails to dent the local box office
Marvel’s favourite anti-hero has bested Bollywood hits like Sanam Teri Kasam and Fitoor, having the highest-grossing weekend opening so far for an adult genre film in Pakistan — a fact confirmed by Hammad Chaudhry, the chairman of HKC Entertainment. “The film has taken an exceptional start in Pakistan,”... Read more
Jamshoro power plant: Work yet to begin as project delays enters 3rd straight year
The government’s plan to produce 1,320 megawatts of electricity from the $1.5 billion Jamshoro coal-fired power plant by the end of 2018 has faced yet another setback, as even two years after arranging loans from international lending agencies it could not even begin construction activities as yet. “As of... Read more
Pakistan’s own: Fiza Farhan appointed member of UN’s first-ever panel on women empowerment
A Pakistani woman has been named as a member of the prestigious United Nations body dedicated to the economic empowerment of women. Fiza Farhan was elected as a member of the first ever High-Level Panel of the UN Secretary-General on Women’s Economic Empowerment, according to a communiqué released  earlier... Read more