Drone strike killed three in Kurram Agency
At least three people were killed in a drone strike at a hideout of Taliban commander in Kurram Agency ...
US Embassy to lead Pakistani delegation on power generation
Economic Counselor of US Embassy William Laitinen will be leading a delegation of Pakistani government and business officials to...
Pakistan auctions Sukuk, Euro Bonds worth $2.5 bn
Pakistan has successfully executed US $ 1.0 billion five years Sukuk and US $ 1.5 billion ten years Eurobond...
MQM pours scorn over rumours of Altaf Hussain’s ‘poor health’
The Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) released a statement earlier today effectively rubbishing rumours about the party chief Altaf Hussain’s supposed ill-health. “Rumours circulating about the leader’s health are part of a conspiracy and script to spread despair and spread panic among workers and the public,” said the statement. “ is perfectly... Read more
“A Trump presidency doesn’t worry Pakistan” Sartaj Aziz
“Pakistan is not particularly concerned about the possibility of a Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump occupying the White House or his proposal to ban all Muslims from entering the United States,” Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif’s Adviser on Foreign Affairs Sartaj Aziz insisted earlier yesterday. “What you do in the... Read more
Karachi: FIA  arrests 5 NADRA officials
Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) earlier today arrested five NADRA officials in Karachi including at least two female employees on charges of issuing national identity cards to foreigners. FIA Additional Director Javed Akbar Raiz said that the detainees include Assistant Director NADRA Khayban-e-Etehad Tariq, Deputy Assistant Directors Sheraz Gul Khawar, Aqeel Shakoor,... Read more
Crippling disability fails to stop courageous woman from Swat vally
Completely unaware of the International Women’s Day, 21-year-old Tahira resident of Mingora Swat is busy tailoring clothes as she happens to the whole and sole bread earner of her entire extended family. Disabled with one leg due to polio, Tahira works most of the time to support her old parents and five siblings. She... Read more
Gitmo’s oldest detainee Saifullah Paracha gets his very 1st parole hearing
The oldest inmate at the prison in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, pleaded his case earlier yesterday, for freedom after more than a dozen years behind bars. Saifullah Paracha, a 68-year-old former businessman from Pakistan who also lived in the United States for more than a decade, appeared by video-teleconference link from the... Read more
Islamabad to expand military cooperation with Saudi Arabia
The country’s top civil and military leadership has decided to expand its engagements with Saudi Arabia and will offer military training to Saudi troops, provide it military hardware as well as share intelligence. This was decided earlier yesterday during a meeting, chaired by Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif in the PM... Read more
Zika virus mosquitoes found in Pakistan claims  GOARN
A leading member of the Global Outbreak Alert and Response Network (GOARN) has warned that mosquitoes carrying the dreaded Zika virus have now been found in Pakistan as well. “Keeping in view the presence of Zika mosquitoes in the country, the health sector is on high alert and has... Read more
ICC, BCCI offer Kolkata as alternative venue for Pak-Indo T20 Clash
Both the International Cricket Council (ICC) and Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) have given the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) the option of playing against India in the World T20 at Kolkata instead of Dharamsala, which was ruled out as a venue due to security reasons. PCB... Read more
Protection from domestic violence hinges on CII, admits PTI’s Imran
The draft of the domestic violence bill will be presented in the Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa Assembly once the Council of Islamic Ideology’s (CII) advice is received on whether it complies with Islamic injunctions. (The CII’s  blatantly misogynistic chief “Maulana” Sheerani has been one of the most voracious opponents of any kind... Read more
Tiger on the loose! In Doha traffic jam
A tiger was spotted loitering around through a traffic jam on one of Doha’s busiest roads earlier today, and government officials said they would investigate the incident after footage appeared online. Pictures and video showing the tiger roaming among cars on the Doha Expressway flooded social media in the tiny but... Read more
Shahbaz Taseer,  son of murdered Punjab Governor Salmaan Taseer who was safely recovered after being held by kidnappers for over four years, departed for Lahore earlier today to unite with his family. Taseer is being flown to Lahore in a special aircraft by intelligence officials, said the Inter-Services Public Relations... Read more
Met Forecast: Countrywide rain likely from today
A seven-day spell of widespread rain with the potential of generating urban and flash flooding at several places in the country is expected to start from today onwards as par the Met office . Heavy downpours may generate flooding in major cities and flash floods in vulnerable areas of Balochistan, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Fata, Dera... Read more
PM, Army Chief leave for Kingdom of Saudi Arabia today
Prime Minister Mian Nawaz Sharif and Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Raheel Sharif will both leave for Saudi Arabia today (Wednesday) on the express invitation of King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud. They will witness the ongoing military exercise ‘North Thunder’ and its closing ceremony. Troops from 21... Read more
ATC indicts 26 MQM activists in around 50 cases
An Anti-Terrorism Court (ATC) in Karachi has indicted around workers of Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) in more than 50 cases. The MQM activists stand accused of possessing explosives and illegal weapons. They were arrested by Rangers during raid at MQM headquarters Nine-Zero in March last year. They include Faisal alia Mota,... Read more