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...
Peshawar Zalmi to clash with Quetta Gladiators in first playoff
Peshawar Zalmi are all set to face Quetta Gladiators in the first playoff of the Pakistan Super League today. The match will start at 9:00pm today (Pakistan local time) Peshawar Zalmi Shahid Afridi (captain), Mohammad Hafeez, Shaun Tait, Tamim Iqbal, Wahab Riaz, Darren Sammy, Kamran Akmal, Junaid Khan, Jim Allenby,... Read more
FBI searches home of San Bernardino shooter’s brother
Federal agents in the US  earlier yesterday raided the home of San Bernardino shooter Syed Farook’s brother, as par American media reports. FBI spokesperson Laura Eimiller confirmed to AFP that a search warrant was executed at a residence in Corona, an hour east of Los Angeles “to seek evidence... Read more
Lions on the loose…in Kenyan capital
Wildlife rangers in the Kenyan capital of Nairobi said earlier today that they were hunting for two lions who left Nairobi’s national park and went into into “highly populated” areas. Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS) issued an appeal, “for help to get two lionesses that strayed from the Nairobi National... Read more
‘Nothing could come between me and the gold medal’: Pakistan’s fighter Maaz Khan
Pakistani fighter Maaz Khan, who claimed gold by defeating Indian athlete Mukesh Chaudary in the final, sustained a serious injury on his shin during the quarter-final clash with Sri Lanka’s Nid Aberathane. With the team doctor staying with the participants in Shillong and Maaz in Guhawiti, the Karachi-born decided... Read more
Lockheed Martin ready to set up F-16 jets manufacturing plant in India
United States leading warplanes maker Lockheed Martin announced earlier yesterday that it is ready to manufacture F-16 fighter jets in India and that it supports the ongoing talks with India to set up the first manufacturing facility. The project is set to be the largest one under the ‘Make... Read more
Cricket: Azhar Mahmood to replace Mushtaq Ahmed as Pakistan bowling coach
 Former international all-rounder Azhar Mahmood, who is representing Islamabad United in the inaugural HBL Pakistan Super League (PSL), has been named as the new bowling coach of national team. He will replace former leg-spinner Mushtaq Ahmed, who is likely to join National Cricket Academy in capacity of Head Coach.... Read more
Orix Leasing buys majority shares of Standard Chartered Leasing
 Orix Leasing Pakistan is all set to acquire majority shareholding in Standard Chartered Leasing by paying its major stakeholder Rs7.88 per share, the company said in a statement issued earlier yesterday. Standard Chartered Bank Pakistan currently owns 86.4% shares in Standard Chartered Leasing, which offers commercial and auto leasing... Read more
Ex-CJP Chaudhry’s HBFC loan stirs heated debate
The Public Accounts Committee  (PAC) earlier yesterday directed the House Building Finance Company Limited (HBFC) to provide the PAC with details of the money lent to former chief justice of Pakistan Justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry. The parliamentary body had issued the directions after ruling Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) member... Read more
Flood driven sand:  A boon for Upper Dir people
As a rule  flood brings devastation and destruction, yet the residents of Goghabanj, an area situated on the bank of the Panchkora River in Upper Dir, consider it a gift of nature as they earn millions of rupees every year by selling sand, brought by flood. Ijazullah, a local,... Read more
India’s oldest living classical vocalist dies at the age of 106
India’s oldest living classical vocalist Ustad Abdul Rashid Khan, who was widely  regarded as a reservoir of musical knowledge and insights, passed away peacefully in Kolkata on Thursday. Khan Sahib was born in 1910, in the family of the famous musician, Ustad Behram Khan, who had earlier left his native... Read more
Naseeruddin Shah’s next Pakistani film a scathing satire on media’s obsession with ratings
Even though the current state of Pakistani media may be a popular topic of discussion at dinner tables and tea parties, not many film-makers have chosen to explore the controversial topic before. But given co-director Farjad Nabi’s background as a journalist, the project may actually take off. “Mazhar Zaidi... Read more
“Currency swap deal not benefitting Pakistan”: PCJCCI president
The Pak-China Joint Chamber of Commerce and Industry (PCJCCI) President Shah Faisal Afridi emphasized the benefits of the currency swap agreements (CSA) and said that the governments of Pakistan and China should aim to educate traders. He said this while welcoming a six-member Chinese delegation led by Zhangjiakou Shengyuon... Read more
Only 11% of those executed were linked to terrorism, claims report
Pakistan executed 324 people last year and went on to rank third worldwide in terms of executions, but the vast majority of those put to death had no links to militant groups orerror t attacks, rights groups said in a report. Pakistan lifted a moratorium on executions in late... Read more
Pope Francis insists Trump “not Christian” in views
On his last day in Mexico, the head of the world’s Roman Catholic Pope Francis said a Mass on the US border, where he voiced his outrage against immigration policies that force many underground and into the hands of drug gangs and human smugglers. Trump has also said he... Read more