ADB appoints first woman country director Xiaohong Yang to Pakistan
The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has appointed China’s Xiaohong Yang as new Country Director for Pakistan. According to ADB...
Musicians in aquariums make sounds in a silent world
Talk about fluid tunes: A group of innovative Danish musicians submerged like fish in an aquarium have created an...
Ghulam Mustafa Khar joins PTI
Ghulam Mustafa Khar has joined Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) on Monday. Khar made the announcement after meeting Imran Khan at...
MQM marks foundation day:  Big show of strength expected
The Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) is expected to flex is political muscle by organising a congregation on its 32nd foundation day later this evening. Preparations for the public gathering are underway, which is the first major party event after Mustafa Kamal, a former party leader, came back to the country earlier... Read more
Schoolkids tear off woman’s hijab in London
A Muslim woman claimed that her hijab was ripped off from her head by a mob of unruly schoolchildren as she tried to stop them stealing on Sunday. Masoomeh Jafari, 26, from Sutton, South London, revealed how she was left terrified after up to 30 youngsters attacked her, grabbing her... Read more
MQM ex leader Anees Qaimkhani wants to take more ‘wickets’
The former top MQM leader Anees Qaimkhani on Friday said his group was all set to take more “wickets” soon. Addressing a press conference, he, however, said calling a press conference doesn’t necessarily mean that “we are going to announce fall of wickets”. Qaimkhani and Mustafa Kamal have been... Read more
Hand grenade attack in Karachi: 2 Rangers men injured
Two Rangers personnel were badly  injured when unknown terrorists hurled hand grenade at their check-post near Korangi Crossing in Karachi earlier today. Sources said the injured paramilitary personnel have been identified as Manzoor and Kalimullah. They were rushed to hospital for treatment. The accused managed to flee, however, a suspected... Read more
Nawaz meets top military brass as Musharraf departs
Prime Minister Mian Nawaz Sharif earlier today met with the top military leaders ostensibly to discuss the country’s external and internal security situation. However, according to sources, the meeting also addressed the controversial departure of Pervez Musharraf. “The military brass appreciated the role played by PM Nawaz and federal ministers... Read more
Palestinian firebomb surviving toddler meets Cristiano Ronaldo
A Palestinian boy who survived a firebombing by Jewish extremists which killed his parents and baby brother was greeted by Real Madrid’s stars, including Cristiano Ronaldo and Gareth Bale, earlier today. Five-year-old Ahmed Dawabcheh has been recovering well from his injuries over the past eight months. Moved by images of... Read more
British man wins $720,000 Abel prize for solving 3-century-old math problem
Sir Andrew J Wiles, 62, was awarded the Abel prize by the Norwegian Academy of Sciences and Letters in Oslo this Tuesday. He was awarded this prize for his twenty-year study on finding a solution to the “Fermat’s Last Theorem.” “This problem captivated me,” Wiles told The Guardian. “It was... Read more
Not easy for women to pursue music in Pakistan claims hit singer Zoe Viccaji
The well known singer-songwriter Zoe Viccaji said that, “there are few things that women can do freely in Pakistan and pursuing music is not one of them.” “It was only because I had faith in what I was doing that I was able to make strides in my career,”... Read more
Road to peace in Afghanistan: Hizb-e-Islami begin preliminary talks
The Engineer Gulbuddin Hekmatyar-led Hizb-e-Islami Afghanistan (HIA) has commenced talks with the Afghan leadership in Kabul so as to lay the groundwork for peace negotiations with President Ashraf Ghani’s government, a senior leader of the militant group said earlier yesterday. An HIA political committee delegation, led by Muhammad Amin Karim, met the... Read more
Pakistan High Commissioner allowed to travel to Kolkata for Pak vs Ind T20 clash
Pakistan High Commissioner in New Delhi Abdul Basit was granted a visa to travel to Kolkata for a World T20 clash between Pakistan and India scheduled for March 19. The news agency quoted Basit saying, “I’m glad to be here but somewhat sad that my colleagues who wanted to... Read more
“Pakistan’s banks not sufficiently capitalised for CPEC projects” Bank Alfalah’s Atif Bajwa
“Banks must turn to the capital markets to strengthen their balance sheets in view of the upcoming China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC)-related projects,” Bank Alfalah CEO Atif Bajwa said earlier yesterday. Addressing a conference at the Institute of Business Administration (IBA), Bajwa said his back-of-the-envelope calculation suggests Pakistani banks are... Read more
Heinous crime:Man arrested for murdering grandmother in Karachi
The police have arrested a man for murdering his grandmother in Karachi. Her body was found on February 25. A full two days after the dastardly act. This was announced by District South DIG Dr Jamil during a press conference earlier yesterday. Selena, 70, was found dead with her husband, Khursheed... Read more
Renowned‘Fixit’ campaigner Alamgir Khan, driver indicted
Well known social activist Alamgir Khan, who is famous for spearheading a campaign for cleanliness and sanitation titled ‘Fixit’, and his driver have been indicted in a case registered for interfering official work. Additional District and Sessions Judge (South) heard the case, registered against him in the Civil Lines police station... Read more
Thatta road accident: 6 dead
At least six passengers were killed  and another 10 others seriously wounded in a head-on collision between a van and coach near Ghaghar Phatak, Thatta earlier today. Police said a speeding Karachi-bound passenger van collided with a coach as a result four people died instantly while 10 others sustained injuries. The wounded passengers... Read more