Swiss climber Ueli Steck dies after fall, preparing for Mount Everest ascent
An experienced Swiss climber died on Sunday after he fell in the Everest region of Nepal during preparations to...
JI stages protest over load-shedding, over-billing at Sindh Governor House
Jamaat-e-Islami has staged sit-in on Sunday outside Sindh Governor House  on load-shedding and over-billing by the Karachi Electric. JI...
Violence in IoK is Indian state-sponsored terrorism: COAS
Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa on Sunday was briefed on the situation along the LoC...
The Facebook rejection letter that turned into a staggering $4 billion cheque
After 11 years of being an employee at Yahoo!, and another two years after of bouncing from job to job in Silicon Valley’s start-up land, Brian was on the verge of giving up. After being turned down by both Facebook and Twitter, Brian’s prospects seemed bleak at 40. However, Brian’s optimism and... Read more
Pakistan govt invites India’s PM Modi to SAARC summit in Islamabad
 Pakistan’s Foreign Affairs Advisor Sartaj Aziz earlier yesterday met the Indian External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on the sidelines of the SAARC meeting in Kathmandu, Nepal. During his meeting with Indian counterpart, Aziz handed over an invitation for Prime Minister Narendra Modi to SAARC summit to be held in Pakistan.... Read more
False claims of cooking beef: 4 Kashmiri students arrested in India
Four Kashmiri students were arrested in the state of Rajasthan, India on Monday amid  rumours that they were cooking beef. A mob gathered outside the students’ rooms at a Rajasthan university after suspecting they were cooking beef and they were later arrested for questioning. “Somebody complained to the warden that we were... Read more
“Pakistan firm on taking indiscriminate action against terrorism” FO
The Foreign Office (FO) earlier today said that, “Pakistan was firm on pursuing an indiscriminate and unequivocal drive against terrorism in pursuance of the national consensus.” “Pakistan has time again made it very clear that it is fully resolved to eradicate the menace of terrorism and is not making... Read more
Tharparkar famine: 6 more children die of malnutrition
At least Six more children died of malnutrition in Mithi and Tharparkar earlier today, as the death toll surged to 224 this year. The death toll has been on the rise in the Tharparkar region in Sindh due to malnutrition, poverty coupled with drought and negligence. The dead children were... Read more
Ghazal maestro Ghulam Ali all set to sing in Indian Gujarat
Ghazal singer Ghulam Ali is ready to entrall his fans in India once again, despite the recent cancellation of a number of his concerts and the music launch of his first film as actor. The 75-year-old ghazal maestro has been invited to perform at a four-day cultural event, where awards will... Read more
Weapons seized in Peshawar: Over 50 suspects held
 At least 50 suspects were detained during search operations in several parts of Peshawar earlier today. According to police, they carried out search operations in Hayatabad and Kotwali areas and 50 suspects including four Afghan nationals were detained. The police also recovered three pistols, two guns and hundreds of ammunitions... Read more
New Islamabad airport: An unending project
Even though billions of rupees have been spent over the project, the completion of work on the new Islamabad international airport appears still to be nowhere in sight as the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) earlier today failed to give the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) a definitive deadline. While giving a special... Read more
Amin Gulgee Gallery: 40 artists revive memories of ‘Pakistans Radioactive Decade’
An exhibition titled The ‘70s: Pakistan’s Radioactive Decade, curated by Niilofur Farrukh and world famous Amin Gulgee, at the latter’s gallery began earlier today evening. It is a stark reminder of how important that decade in the country’s sociopolitical and cultural growth was. Growth, by the way, does not... Read more
NA-153: Polling underway peacefully for by-elections
The voting for by-polls in NA-153 Jalalpur is underway peacefully and most of the polling stations drew considerable number of voters in Multan earlier today. No untoward incident was reported till the filing of this report except some exchange of arguments among supporters of different candidates. Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz leader Deewan... Read more
Security forces kill 3 wanted militants in Gilgit-Baltistan
Security forces killed three wanted militants in Gilgit-Baltistan  earlier today, said Inter Services Public Relations. The ISPR said in a statement that the terrorists were killed in a successful intelligence based operation in Tarel valley in village Gayyal near Challas. Two security personnel also embraced martyrdom during exchange of... Read more
Pakistan prepares for Rouhani’s visit as illicit trade continues
Minister for Commerce Khurram Dastgir Khan has directed officials to draft a comprehensive strategy to enhance trade cooperation with the country ahead of Iranian President Hassan Rouhani’s visit to Pakistan which is scheduled at the end of this month. With Iran free of most economic sanctions, potential to strengthen business... Read more
Women’s cricket: Pakistan’s Javeria Khan injured after being hit by bouncer
Pakistan women cricket team all-rounder Javeria Khan was injured earlier yesterday as she tried to pull away a bouncer during a World T20 match against West Indies. Javeria Khan was struck below her ear in the first over off a bouncer from Shamilia Connell. She was immediately stretchered off... Read more
As tax exemptions end: ‘Sacred cows’ yet to be touched
The federal government has shown a blueprint for withdrawing roughly Rs80 billion worth of tax exemptions in the next budget. However it is once again bent on  protecting sectors traditionally deemed as ‘sacred cows’. Tax authorities earlier yesterday disclosed their plan to withdraw most of the remaining sales tax and... Read more