Iran’s Mahan Air to launch Tehran-Lahore flights from Dec 18
Iran’s Mahan Air has announced two weekly flights between Tehran and Lahore from December 18. According to Iranian state...
Modric latest La Liga player to be accused of tax fraud
Real Madrid midfielder Luka Modric has been accused by Spanish prosecutors of tax fraud of up to 870,728 euros...
North Korea tests most advanced missile yet; US mainland in range
North Korea test fired its most advanced intercontinental ballistic yet on Wednesday, putting the US mainland within range and...
Army chief Gen. Raheel reviews final phase of anti-terror op in NWA
Chief of the Army Staff (COAS) General Raheel Sharif visited North Waziristan Agency (NWA) earlier today and reviewed the progress of the last phase of Zarbe-Azb Operation. In a statement on social media, DG ISPR Lt-Gen Asim Bajwa said that the army chief was briefed in detail by commanders about operational... Read more
Freshly crowned world champions West Indies turn down Pakistan T20 tour
The newly crowned World Twenty20 champions the West Indies have turned down a formal  request from Pakistan to play matches in the country due to security fears, Pakistan Cricket Board chairman Shaharyar Khan said earlier today. Pakistan are due to host the West Indies in two Tests, five one-day... Read more
HBL to open branch its very 1st branch in China
Habib Bank Limited (HBL) earlier today announced that it had formally received its licence to open a branch in China, a move that would make it the first South Asian lender to operate in the world’s number two economy. More commonly known by its acronym ‘HBL’, the bank said it would open... Read more
Amnesty scheme: Almost 150 Baloch militants lay down arms
As many as 144 Baloch militants laid down their arms earlier today, after  accepting the  government’s amnesty scheme. Four commanders of different militant organizations were also among the militants to give up arms. “We will fulfill all the promises we have made to the militants who have surrendered,” said Commissioner... Read more
Teenage Indian girl allegedly raped by over 100 people over a 2 year period
A 16-year-old girl, who claimed to have been brought to Pune from West Bengal in India, on the pretext of a job, alleged that she was brutally tortured and forced into prostitution for the past two years, during which she was raped by over a hundred people, including at least two... Read more
Yet another dissident MQM lawmaker joins Pak Sarzameen Party
The popular former Karachi mayor Mustafa Kamal earlier today announced that incumbent member of the Sindh Assembly from PS-127 Malir, Ashfaq Mangi, was the latest Mutahidda Qaumi Movement (MQM) lawmaker to have joined his newly-launched Pak Sarzameen Party. Mangi was joined by dozens of members of the MQM in... Read more
AFA 2016: Jawani Phir Nahi Ani emerges as the biggest winner
The ARY Film Awards celebrated some of the best films to come out of Pakistani cinema in 2015.  Held at the Madinat Jumeirah in Dubai, the award ceremony ozzd glamour as the “who’s who” of the industry graced the occasion. Jawani Phir Nahi Aani was the night’s big winner, with... Read more
Did Hina Rabbani Khar just inspire a Bollywood movie character?
Hina Rabbani Khar managed to  cut a striking figure in the rather drab world of politics, in fact so much so that she inspired a Bollywood movie character. Upcoming thriller Irada in Patiala, starring Naseeruddin Shah and Arshad Warsi, also features Bhaag Milkha Bhaag actress Divya Dutta in the role... Read more
Misbah set to play for Pakistan A
Pakistan’s Test captain, Misbah-ul-haq, wants to be in the best possible shape for his side’s  summer challenge in England and will even turn up for the ‘A’ side to prepare for it. Misbah, 42, has also hinted that he may continue on until the Australia series which begins in December,... Read more
SHC orders FIR against famous top cop SSP Rao Anwar over supposed ‘fake encounter’
The Sindh High Court (SHC) earlier today, in Karachi ordered the police to register an FIR against Malir SSP Rao Anwar for allegedly killing a man during a “fake encounter”. According to the deceased’s father, Amir was allegedly arrested by police officials from Karachi’s Malir district in October last year, following... Read more
Panama commission: Govt to take parliamentary leaders into confidence
The government has decided to take the parliamentary leaders of all the political parties into confidence over the formation of inquiry commission on Panama leaks allegations against Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif’s family who have been accused of having offshore companies. The decision was make in a consultative meeting held... Read more
Rajanpur: 300 more soldiers join op against Chotu gang as it enters 21st day
Over 300 more army personnel have arrived in the Kacha Jamal area as operation Zarb-e-Aahan against the Chotu gang in the Katcha areas of Rahim Yar Khan and Rajanpur districts entered its 21st day today. The army has sealed all escape routes of members of the notorious Chotu gang,... Read more
India insists Koh-i-Noor diamond belongs to Great Britain
A priceless Mughal era diamond that is part of Queen Elizabeth’s crown was given to Britain and not stolen, the Indian government earlier today told the Supreme Court, which is hearing a suit seeking its return. The 108-carat Koh-i-Noor gem, which came into British hands during the colonial era, is... Read more
Anti-polio drive commences from today onwards in FATA, Karachi
A big anti-polio drive began in both Karachi as well as the Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA) earlier today. During a three-day campaign anti-polio volunteers will cover 188 union councils of 18 towns in Karachi. Over 24,60000 children under the age of five are expected to be vaccinated in the drive. To provide... Read more