Pope Francis takes a rickshaw ride in Bangladesh
Pope Francis at the Apostolic Nunciature enjoyed a rickshaw ride during a visit to St Mary´s Cathedral in Dhaka,...
Amazon brings Alexa from home to office in a new AI push
Amazon announced Thursday it is bringing its Alexa digital assistant to the workplace, expanding artificial intelligence (AI) efforts that...
Nine martyred, 30 injured in Peshawar attack
Eleven people were martyred and around 30 injured in a terrorists attack at the Directorate of Agriculture, Peshawar early...
Pakistan Air Force (PAF) in urgent need of at least 190 planes by 2020
Pakistan Air Force (PAF) wants to retire around 190 planes from its current fleet by 2020, senior officials said while commenting on a report that the country was seeking another batch of 10 F-16s from the United States. Jane’s Defence Weekly reported this week that Pakistan would seek to... Read more
Ex Karachi mayor Mustafa Kamal to address his 1st rally in Lahore
Former Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) leader Mustafa Kamal would hold his re-launched career’s first political rally at Lahore’s historic Mochi Gate ground, Tanzeem Khidmat-i-Khalq Shehriyaan-i-Lahore chairman Shafiq Qadri said  earlier today, without giving the date for the procession. “We are in contact with him. He will soon visit Lahore,” Qadri said . He also... Read more
Universities on western route of CPEC to commence sessions later this year
The ‘Planning, Development and Reform Minister’ Ahsan Iqbal said that, “universities in Fata, Zhob, Gwadar and those located on the western route of the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) will start functioning this year and produce quality human resource for the CPEC.” These institutes are part of the government’s efforts... Read more
‘You are the hateful one’, HONY to Trump in  open letter
Brandon Stanton, the man behind the extremely popular photo blog ‘Humans of New York’ (HONY) earlier today, wrote an open letter to Republican front-runner Donald Trump, accusing him of encouraging prejudice and violence in the pursuit of personal power. The letter terms Trump, who is in the news for... Read more
In secret meetings, Taliban refuse to succumb to Pakistan pressure on peace process
Pakistani officials threatened to kick out Afghanistan’s Taliban from bases in Pakistan if they did not join peace talks this month, but the militants rebuffed their traditional patron, two officials show casing how little effective influence Islamabad retains over them. After the secret meetings with Pakistani officials about two weeks... Read more
Google popular ‘maps’ app launches turn-by-turn navigation for Pakistan
Its official! Google has finally launched its turn-by-turn navigation system for Pakistan as well, allowing users to get directions for a selected route in the form of vocal and visual instructions. The feature is currently only accessible for beta users and can be accessed on any Android phone. Based on real-time... Read more
MCB Bank sale: IHC issues notices to finance ministry, PC
The Islamabad High Court (IHC)  earlier yesterday issued formal notices to the finance ministry as well as the Privatisation Commission (PC) on March 15 in connection with alleged irregularities in the privatisation process of MCB Bank. A division bench comprising Justice Aamer Farooq and Justice Miangul Hassan Aurangzeb issued the... Read more
Goodwill mission:  Motor club of Pakistan visits neighboring countries
 The Motor Club of Pakistan will take a cross country trip across three nations — Pakistan, Iran and Turkey ,  the club whose foundation was laid down in January 2015, is an attempt to bring nuance to the global narrative of Pakistan and project a “softer image.” According to Razi... Read more
No visas: American, Dutch citizens turned back from airport
An American and a Dutch national who flew to Pakistan without a visa were declared inadmissible and turned back at Islamabad airport earlier yesterday. Sources in the interior ministry said that one American and a Dutch citizen were not allowed to disembark on their arrival at the airport and sent back to the... Read more
Women Act 2016: JUI-F chief puts reservations before PM
The Jamiat Ulema-i-Islam chief Maulana Fazlur Rehman claims he has explained his reservations about the Women Protection Act to Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif,. He also insisted that the premier has promised to take ‘appropriate steps’. Talking to reporters after his meeting with the prime minister at his residence in Jati Umra  earlier... Read more
Famous Pakistani human rights activist nominated for top humanity prize
The Pakistani Head of Bonded Labour Liberation Front (BLLF), Syeda Ghulam Fatima, is among four finalists nominated for the Aurora Prize for Awakening Humanity, as par  a New York Times report. The prize, created by Vartan Gregorian and two other prominent philanthropists of Armenian descent, Noubar Afeyan and Ruben Vardanyan, has... Read more
Female lawmakers work far harder than male counterparts
Having around only 20% representation in parliament did not stop female lawmakers from initiating nearly half of the agenda in the upper and lower legislative houses in the past one year. Women have a combined strength of 89 members in both houses of parliament. There are 70 female lawmakers in... Read more
GB: Hydroelectricity transforms life in Hunza
In a picturesque village in the Hunza valley, close above the gushing turquoise waters of river Hunza, and with a view of the 8,000 metre mountain Rakaposhi, in the Karakoram Range, women once had to walk for miles to collect firewood each day. For the last eight years, however, hydropower has... Read more
Medical Treatment: Musharraf seeks 1-time permission to go abroad for
As the Supreme Court convenes later  today, it will take into consideration an urgent request by former president retired Gen Pervez Musharraf for granting him one-time permission to go abroad for medical treatment. In this regard two more applications were moved — one in support of his plea and the... Read more