Tillerson declines to host Ramadan event at State Department: sources
US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has declined a request to host an event to mark Islam’s holy month...
One killed, five injured as car falls into ravine in Diamer
A person was killed and five others injured after a speeding car en-route to Chilas fell into a ravine...
Ruet-e-Hilal Committee to meet for moon sighting today
The Central Ruet-e-Hilal Committee will meet in Islamabad on Friday evening for sighting of the Ramazan moon. The Central...
US issues notification for sale of F-16s fighter bomber aircraft to Pakistan
Inspite of fierce opposition from India and top American lawmakers, the US government has formally published a federal notification for the sale of eight F-16 fighter jets to Pakistan. The total cost of these F-16s is estimated to be nearly $700 million, the federal notification states. “This proposed sale contributes... Read more
Honour killing case: SC upholds life sentence
The Sup­reme Court (SC) maintained earlier yesterday a Lahore High Court judgment of sentencing a man to life in prison for killing his daughter in the name of honour in 2005. The man had injured his wife and two other daughters as well. The LHC had on May 2,... Read more
NAB files yes another corruption reference against PPP’s Dr Asim
The National Accountability Bureau (NAB) earlier today filed yet another  corruption reference in an accountability court against the PPP leader and former petroleum minister Dr. Asim Hussain. Meanwhile jails officials told the court that Dr Asim Hussain is suffering from major depression and has been admitted in the department of... Read more
Afghanistan war: Afghan Taliban will not join peace talks
The Afghan Taliban announced earlier today that they would not join peace negotiations, that were to be held in neighbouring Pakistan. “We want to categorically announce that neither the Amir-ul-Momineen (commander of faithful) nor the Leadership Council of the Islamic Emirate has decided to join the talks under the quadrilateral... Read more
Lahore: Auto Show 2016 commences from today
Lahore is currently, staging the Auto Show 2016, as stakeholders and representatives attended a promotion of Pakistan’s potential in the field of mechanical transport The show opened amidst much fanfare with a wide array of cars with Engineering Development Board Chief Executive Officer Tariq Chaudhry saying that this show... Read more
Nuclear arms race: Marshall Islands seeks lawsuit against Pakistan, India
The tiny Marshall Islands will Monday seek to convince the UN’s highest court to take up a lawsuit against India, Pakistan and Britain, the three countries they accuse of failing to halt the nuclear arms race. Lawyers representing the small Pacific island nation will launch the opening salvos in a... Read more
“Independent judiciary working in Pakistan,” CJP
The Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP), Justice Anwar Zaheer Jamali has stated that independent judiciary is working in the country and there is no fault in the judicial system of Pakistan. Justice Jamali was addressing a seminar in the city of Karachi earlier today. He said alternate dispute resolution system... Read more
Storm alert: Fishermen along Balochistan’s coast told not to venture out to sea
The fisheries department has directed fishermen along the coastal belt of Balochistan not to venture out to sea on March 5 and 6 in view of widespread  torrential rains and high winds that are expected in the province. Director fisheries Noor Mohammad told the media that the advisory was issued... Read more
“Shahbaz’s hue and cry against NAB is uncalled for” PTI’s Qureshi
The former PPP turned PTI central leader Shah Mehmood Qureshi has stated that NAB (National accountability bureau) was a constitutional institution and Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Shari should not make a ‘hue and cry’ if it takes action or makes arrests in the province. “NAB is a constitutional institution. It... Read more
Hardline Hindu group threatens to ‘dig up pitch’ if Pakistan dare play at Dharamshala
The Hindu hardline group so called ‘Anti-Terrorist Front of India’ has threatened to dig the pitch in HPCA stadium if the Pakistan team comes to play against Indian team in Dharamshala, Indian media reported. Virender Shandilya, national president of  the ‘Anti-Terrorist Front of India’, said the Pakistan cricket team... Read more
Sherwani-clad Muslim student gets thrown out of a Trump rally in style
Yesterday Saqib Javed showed the world how to call Donald Trump out for racism and get kicked out of a rally in style. In a video on AJ+ and on Saqib’s Facebook page, the young expat student, attending a Trump rally in Warren, Michigan, is shown screaming at Trump:... Read more
New York: New museum lets children discover Muslim culture
The United States may ne going through an unprecedented anti-Muslim backlash in recent months, but at least one New York museum has challenged common perceptions by teaching children about the wealth and diversity of Islamic culture. The Children’s Museum of Manhattan on the Upper West Side has been turned into... Read more
Faisalabad: Govt. Primary School  turns into gambling den in evening
Once the school day ends, the compound of the Government Primary School, Chak 422-GB in Tandlianwala near the city of Faisalabad, becomes a haven of gamblers, addicts and drug pushers. The recent drive to increase the security of schools after the Bacha Khan University attack, did not make any difference... Read more
Palpable fear: Asia Bibi life under threat after Mumtaz Qadri’s hanging
Human rights activists voiced new fears for a Christian woman, Asia Bibi, on death row over blasphemy allegations, as religious groups launched fresh calls for her hanging after this week’s execution of Mumtaz Qadri. Asia Bibi, a Christian mother-of-five, whose plight has prompted prayers from the Vatican, has been on... Read more