Iran’s Mahan Air to launch Tehran-Lahore flights from Dec 18
Iran’s Mahan Air has announced two weekly flights between Tehran and Lahore from December 18. According to Iranian state...
Modric latest La Liga player to be accused of tax fraud
Real Madrid midfielder Luka Modric has been accused by Spanish prosecutors of tax fraud of up to 870,728 euros...
North Korea tests most advanced missile yet; US mainland in range
North Korea test fired its most advanced intercontinental ballistic yet on Wednesday, putting the US mainland within range and...
Egyptian court jails Facebook administrator over unfaithful wives comments
An Egyptian court earlier today sentenced a prominent Facebook user to at least three years in prison with hard labour after he asserted on live television that many married women in the conservative country were unfaithful. Taymour el-Sobky was arrested last month and accused by prosecutors of slandering Egyptian... Read more
Indonesia: Man dies during KFC’s chicken eating contest
A 45-year-old Indonesian man choked to death earlier today during a chicken eating contest in the Indonesian capital of Jakarta. The competition was organised by the globally known fast-food chain Kentucky Fried Chicken (KFC) earlier yesterday, and had three participants who raced to eat the most fried chicken wings in the... Read more
Humayun Saeed making his next movie in Romania
After the success of his super duper comedy blockbuster Jawani Phir Nahi Ani, Humayun Saeed is busy working on his next box office hit. While the JPNA sequel is definitely on the cards, Saeed is first producing another film that centres around a conflict between two people in love. With JPNA director... Read more
MQM RAW ties: FIA approaches Merchant, Kamal
The Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) earlier today contacted Sarfaraz Merchant, a close friend of MQM leader Muhammad Anwar and a suspect in a money laundering case, to probe allegations of MQM’s alleged ties with Indian intelligence. FIA Director Inam Ghani is said to have telephoned Merchant and asked him to visit... Read more
Paris: Anusha Rehman addresses UNESCO Mobil Learning forum
“The Minister for Information Technology Anusha Rahman has been invited by both UNESCO and ITU for the formulation of Policy to use technology for the proliferation of education,” said a statement issued earlier today. While addressing this forum at UNESCO’s Mobile Learning Week in Paris, Anusha Rahman said, “ICT... Read more
AD Khawaja appointed new IG Sindh after Jamali given the boot
Following the Supreme Court’s order, the federal government announced earlier today the removal of Inspector General (IG) Ghulam Haider Jamali and appointed Allah Dino (AD) Khawaja as the new IG Sindh. According to reports, the Sindh government had submitted names of three candidates for the post as the top police chief,... Read more
Shooting at a Muslim cemetery in country-above-USA: 4 injured
Four people have been injured in a shooting incident at a Muslim cemetery in the country-above-USA according to police reports. The incident took place earlier yesterday afternoon near Cochrane, Alta, as a result of an altercation following a funeral according to Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP). Four men were transported to Calgary... Read more
PCB’s Special committee to recommend removal of selectors
Pakistan Cricket Board’s (PCB) special committee is quite likely to recommend the removal of the entire selection committee since its role has not been up to the mark, an official has stated. The preliminary meeting of the committee — headed by Shakil Sheikh and including Subhan Ahmed (PCB chief operating officer),... Read more
PM back after 3-day visit to KSA
The Prime Minister Mian Nawaz Sharif arrived in Islamabad earlier Saturday after completing his three-day official visit to Saudi Arabia (KSA) at the invitation of King Salman bin Abdulaziz al-Saud himself. While being in the Kingdom, the Prime Minister’s engagements included attending ‘North Thunder’ military exercises, dinner hosted,by King and witnessing... Read more
ATC issues non-bailable arrest warrants for MQM’s Altaf Hussain….Yet again
An Anti-Terrorism Court of Karachi on Saturday once again, issued non-bailable arrest warrants for Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) Chief Altaf Hussain as well as party leader Haider Abbas Rizvi in the by now, provocative speech case. During the last hearing, the investigation officer had sought time for the arrest of absconders, however,... Read more
Shahbaz Taseer tweets his 1st message after release
Shahbaz Taseer, son of slain governor Punjab Salman Taseer, who was freed from almost five years of captivity on Tuesday, has tweeted his first message on the micro-blogging site ‘Twitter’ on Saturday. In his first message on twitter, Shahbaz Taseer expressed pleasure over his return, saying that it was... Read more
Pakistani teen wins UN poster contest
A Pakistani teenager won a global children’s poster competition held by the United Nations ( UN) Human Rights Office. Children were asked to paint what freedom meant to them. The competition was held as part of a year-long campaign to mark the 50th anniversary of two important human rights... Read more
The PM’s daughter: Maryam Nawaz behind image overhaul measures
The prime minister’s daughter, Maryam Nawaz, is behind the recent spate of governmental decisions and initiatives as she actively manages the ruling PML-N government’s public image on social and traditional media. According to sources, Maryam Nawaz stays in touch with all officials – associated with the PM House and the... Read more
Faceoff: Sarwar, Mahmood vie for PTI Punjab presidency
The Former Punjab governor Chaudhry Sarwar and the Pakistan Tehrik-i-Insaf’s only National Assembly member from the city, Shafqat Mahmood, will face off in the intra-party elections for the highest party office in the province. Sarwar has the backing of the Jehangir Khan Tareen-led Unity Group and Mahmood’s candidacy is endorsed by... Read more