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...
Pakistan has achieved irreversible economic stability claims PM Nawaz
Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif earlier today said that Pakistan had achieved irreversible economic stability and doubled the developmental budget in past three years. He was speaking during his visit tothe Planning Commission where he was briefed by Minister for Planning Development and Reform Ahsan Iqbal on the progress of... Read more
Islamabad requests Tehran to share details of Indian RAW agent’s time in Iran
Pakistan earlier today asked Tehran to investigate and share details of Indian RAW agent Kulbhushan Jadhav’s activities in Iran, along with those of his colleague, who was identified as Research and Analysis Wing (RAW) Sub Inspector Rakesh alias Rizwan. Jadhav, who was arrested in Balochistan earlier this month, confessed... Read more
Pakistan to raise RAW agent Yadav’s issue with EU, UN
The Foreign Office earlier today said the revelations by Indian RAW spy agency’s agent Kulbhushan Yadav had vindicated Pakistan’s longstanding position on India’s state sponsored terrorist activities on its soil. The Foreign Office spokesman, Nafees Zakaria in a weekly media briefing here said the confessional statement by the apprehended spy had exposed... Read more
Indian overpass collapse: 14 killed, with scores feared trapped or dead
An overpass under construction in the bustling west Indian city of Kolkata collapsed on to moving traffic below, killing at least 14 people with as many as 150 people feared trapped underneath the rubble, police said. Residents were using their bare hands to try to rescue people pinned under... Read more
Peshawar:Woman raped by foreign national
A woman was raped in Peshawar’s posh Phase-II, Hayatabad Tuesday night. The sexual assault survivor, is a dancer by profession and a resident of Tehkal in the city, she said she was raped by an Afghan national who had invited her for a performance in the evening. Salma* registered an FIR... Read more
Iran incensed at Pak media for ‘undignified rumours’ on Indian RAW agent’s arrest
The Iranian Embassy in Islamabad earlier today lambasted “certain elements in Pakistan” for spreading “undignified and offensive” remarks, which it said were attributed to Iranian President Hassan Rouhani, regarding the arrest of Indian spy Kulbhushan Jhadav. “Elements unhappy over promotion of ties between the two Islamic countries of Iran... Read more
Property Baron Malik Riaz’s son booked in attempted murder case
The chief executive of Bahria Town has been booked by the local police as the prime suspect in an attempted murder case, while his father, a property tycoon, is listed as a suspect in a case registered with Rawat police, near Islamabad, police sources said. In an FIR, Dhoke Sahang... Read more
Illegal fishing: Pakistan’s MSA detains 59 Indian fishermen
Pakistan’s Maritime Security Agency has apprehended 59 Indian fishermen for violating the nation’s territorial waters, the agency’s spokesman said  in a statement issued earlier. The spokesman said MSA detained the Indian fishermen for violating Pakistani waters in the deep sea at Sir Creek location. Ten boats were also seized by... Read more
Artist Ruby Chishti attracts crowds in her NY apartment
Ruby Chishti’s studio is located in an up and coming neighborhood of Brooklyn, New York in the USA. Bushwick is developing into a Soho-like artist colony that is fast becoming New York’s current locus of bohemianism. And Castle Braid, a residence to some two hundred diverse visual and performing... Read more
Special court furious over Musharraf’s departure to Dubai
 The Special Court, hearing the high treason trial,  earlier today expressed fury over former president Gen. (retd) Pervaiz Musharraf’s departure to Dubai. During today’s proceeding, the court asked the public prosecutor as to why Musharraf’s name was removed from Exit Control List (ECL). The court issued show-cause notice to Major... Read more
CPEC implementation: Western route clears yet another hurdle
In a first real step towards the implementation of the decisions of last year’s all-party conference (APC), the government cleared earlier yesterday the construction of the 285-kilometre long western route of the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC). The Central Development Working Party (CDWP) cleared the Hakla-Dera Ismail Khan four-lane expressway at an estimated... Read more
Pakistan-India ties: RAW agent’s arrest threatens back channel contacts
A much beleaguered back channel mechanism between the national security advisers (NSA) of Pakistan and India to discuss security and terrorism related issues is in danger of being scrapped altogether,  after the name of Ajit Doval surfaced in the ongoing controversy surrounding the arrest of an Indian spy. Security... Read more
Mari Petroleum announces ‘significant’ oil discovery in Karak area
Mari Petroleum Company announced earlier yesterday that it has made a “significant” crude oil discovery at the exploratory well Halini Deep-1 in Karak Block, according to a stock notice. It is Mari Petroleum’s third consecutive discovery in the Karak Block. Karak Joint Venture consists of Mari Petroleum as operator with... Read more
70 year long wait over: Sikh temple reopens for worship in Peshawar
An almost three hundred years old Sikh temple located in Jogiwara Street of Hashtnagri, an ancient residential area of Peshawar city, was finally reopened for worship earlier yesterday. The temple was reopened during a ceremony wherein the Evacuee Trust Property Board Chairman Siddique-ul-Farooq was chief guest. The ceremony was... Read more