China’s Vice Premier lauds Pakistani media role for promotion of CPEC, BRI
Highlighting the importance of media, China’s Vice Premier Zhang Gaoli has lauded the support and active role of Pakistani...
No Indian boots on the ground in Afghanistan: defence minister
India will not deploy troops in Afghanistan, its defence minister said Tuesday, but promised to boost support for a...
Dawoodi Bohras in the Mainstream
It has been almost 19 years since the Syedna or the spiritual leader of the Bohra community has graced...
Mustafa Kamal formally launches his ‘Pak Sar Zameen’ party
Mustafa Kamal, the former Karachi Nazim (Mayor) and chief of the MQM’s main dissident group, earlier today formally launched his politically party named ‘Pak Sar Zameen,’ in Karachi. He demanded from the government that it announce a general amnesty for workers of his former party MQM. Former leaders of the Muttahida Quami... Read more
BCCI secretary raps Afridi over his political statements
Indian cricket’s secretary Anurag Thakur  earlier today warned Pakistan T20 captain Shahid Afridi to avoid issuing political statements, as per Indian news media reports. Thakur, who is secretary Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI), took note of Afridi’s statement during the toss of the crucial World T20... Read more
Brussels main bomb suspect arrested
A prime suspect in yesterday’s Brussels bombings, Najim Laachraoui, was arrested  earlier today in the city’s Anderlecht district, Belgian newspaper DH said on its website. Police were hunting him as a man seen with suspected suicide bombers at Brussels airport. The two suicide bombers who carried out the attacks in Brussels airport on... Read more
Herbie goes to seaview: 2 small cars found drowned near Karachi Shoreline
Early yesterday morning, Sajjad Ali heard a man crying for help. When he went near, he was shocked to see two cars floating in the sea. Ali is a life guard deployed at the Sea View by Cantonment Board Clifton (CBC) since the last nine years. After watching the two... Read more
Muslims not doing enough to prevent attacks insists Donald Trump
The US Republican front running presidential candidate Donald Trump said Muslims were failing to report suspicious activity and they must do more to help prevent attacks such as those that killed at least 30 people in Belgium. “When they see trouble they have to report it, they are not... Read more
 Anjum Shehzad’s  long awaited Mah-e-Mir is finally set to be released in cinemas on May 6. The producers released an official trailer which adds scenes from the initial teaser with new visuals and more of Sarmad Sehbai’s poetic dialogue. Mah-e-Mir flits between past and present, as Fahad Mustafa stars as a writer... Read more
Peshawar: ISI ex-director murdered
A former regional director of Pakistan’s top intelligence agency was mowed down in drive-by shooting in Peshawar earlier yesterday. Abdul Latif, who was also a professor at Qurtaba University, was in Phase 7, Hayatabad to meet his relatives when as yet unidentified assailants on a motorcycle shot him dead, police said.... Read more
Art Dubai 2016 fest: Pakistan makes its presence felt
The 10th edition of the world famous “Art Dubai” took place this past weekend, March 16-19, displaying local and international art spanning 94 galleries from 40 countries. With more than 500 participating artists, galleries from the likes of Ghana, Lithuania, Georgia, Oman and Palestine were represented for the first time.... Read more
Bomb Hoax: Islamabad airport cleared for routine operations
The Islamabad airport was cleared for normal flight operations after a bomb hoax earlier yesterday, shut down the entire airport. The Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) closed the Benazir Bhutto International Airport (BBIA) for flight operations for sometime after receiving a bomb threat call from London, UK. At about 0505am... Read more
Musharraf’s departure from Pakistan: Nisar rapped for ‘misleading house’
The opposition moved a privilege motion against the Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar earlier yesterday for “misleading” the joint parliament session on Gen (retd) Pervez Musharraf’s departure. The security chief  while defending the government’s decision to allow the former president to leave the country had cited the Supreme Court’s recent verdict... Read more
“Loss of Rs30 billion averted”, insists ministry of power
The Ministry of Water and Power has claimed that it has prevented a possible loss of at least Rs30 billion in the power sector in payments made to independent power producers (IPPs), fuel invoices, furnace oil inventories and overpayment of price, a ministry official stated. “Around Rs30 billion was... Read more
Nefarious plan foiled in Karachi: Police arrest key  LeJ leader along with 9 others
Karachi’s District Central police, in collaboration with the intelligence agencies, arrested earlier yesterday a top ring leader of the banned sectarian outfit, Lashkar-e-Jhangvi (LeJ), along with at least nine of his accomplices. “These terrorists belong to the Mufti Shahid group of LeJ but had a nexus with the Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan and... Read more
Armed forces flex military muscles on Pakistan Day
 The nation is celebrating the Pakistan Day today (Wednesday). The day, marks the historic event in 1940 when the Lahore Resolution was passed demanding a separate homeland for Muslims of the subcontinent, dawned with a 31-gun salute in the federal capital and 21-gun salutes in provincial capitals. Prime Minister... Read more
Pakistan day: President to confer Civil Awards today
The President of Pakistan had approved the conferment of at least 159 Pakistan Civil Awards on August 14, 2015.  Meanwhile an additional four were approved as a special cases after August 14,that would be conferred on March 23, 2016 under the following arrangements. President Mamnoon Hussain, would decorate 84 recipients of Pakistan... Read more