Drone strike killed three in Kurram Agency
At least three people were killed in a drone strike at a hideout of Taliban commander in Kurram Agency ...
US Embassy to lead Pakistani delegation on power generation
Economic Counselor of US Embassy William Laitinen will be leading a delegation of Pakistani government and business officials to...
Pakistan auctions Sukuk, Euro Bonds worth $2.5 bn
Pakistan has successfully executed US $ 1.0 billion five years Sukuk and US $ 1.5 billion ten years Eurobond...
Pacer Mohammad Amir may face visa issues for upcoming England tour
Pakistan left-arm pacer Mohammad Amir might face visa issue for the upcoming tours of England. Amir, who was convicted in 2010 and sentenced six months in a young offenders’ institute in 2011. “His case will depend on whether his admission into the country would be contrary to the public good,”... Read more
“Pakistani batsmen don’t work hard” batting coach Grant Flower
Batting coach Grant Flower has claimed that Pakistani batsmen are not as hard working as far as fitness is concerned saying that, “our players are very inconsistent with the way they practice.” Flower said Pakistani batsmen remain in the delusion that whatever they have been doing in order to keep themselves... Read more
PTI’s minority MPA Soran Singh murdered
Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) member provincial assembly, Syed Soran Singh was murdered in Buner district of the province of KPK. Sardar Soran Singh, who was elected on a seat reserved for religious minorities in the K-P provincial assembly. “Gunmen riding on two motorbikes came in front of the car and started indiscriminate... Read more
Panama Leaks: PM Nawaz Sharif writes letter to CJ for Panama commission
Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif earlier today said that “he would write a letter to the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Pakistan to constitute a Commission to probe into the allegations of Panama Papers.” “I have decided to write a letter to the honourable Chief Justice of the Supreme... Read more
New PIA act removes workers’ civil service protection
Only a mere 10 days after a joint sitting of parliament unanimously approved the Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) Corporation Conversion Act, a new controversy has reared its head over the status of the national flag carrier’s employees. The Senate Standing Committee on Finance on Thursday pointed out a clause in the act through which... Read more
New dates for Afghan C.E  Abdullah’s visit being worked out: FO
The Foreign Office on Thursday confirmed that Afghanistan’s Chief Executive Dr Abdullah Abdullah had postponed his trip to Pakistan in the wake of Tuesday’s all out attack in Kabul which Islamabad has condemned in the  strongest possible terms. “Prime Minister had extended an invitation to Dr Abdullah for a... Read more
Contempt of court: Ayyan Ali files yet another petition
Troubled super model Ayyan Ali has filed yet  another contempt court of petition for not removing her name from the exit control list (ECL). The Supreme Court accepted the plea for hearing. Two-member bench headed by Justice Ejaz Afzal Khan will take up the case on April 25. In... Read more
PM Nawaz Sharif to address nation today
The Prime Minister Mian  Nawaz Sharif will address the nation in the evening today, the third such address of the Premier in a little over a  month. Sources said, PM Nawaz will take nation into confidence over the government strategy on Panama leaks. Nawaz will also announce formation of judicial commission... Read more
Judges detention case: Ex President Musharraf’s medical certificate termed fake
The anti-terrorism court (ATC) earlier today termed the fresh medical certificate of former president Pervez Musharraf a fake and subsequently  ordered police to arrest and produced him before the court till May 20 in the ‘judges detention’ case. ATC judge Sohail Ikram was hearing the judges’ detention case. During... Read more
Karachi:Boy ‘killed’ by father found alive and well in Edhi Home
Two-year-old Shiraz, whose father had claimed to have killed him last week in Karachi’s Bilal Colony locality, was found alive and well at the  Edhi Home on Wednesday. The boy’s father, Fayaz Hussain Hulio, was arrested by the Larkana police last Friday. The suspect’s father-in-law had filed a complaint with the... Read more
PTI’s main rabble rouser Shireen Mazari questions ISPR silence on army sackings
Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) chief whip in the National Assembly Shireen Mazari earlier today raised an important question as to why an official statement regarding the dismissal of at least six army officers – dubbed an unprecedented move in the country’s history – was not issued by the military’s media wing. “I... Read more
Heat wave claims it’s 1st life after alert in Karachi
A man died of severe heat stroke in Manghopir area of Karachi, rescue workers said, the first victim after the Met office issued a heat wave alert for Karachiites earlier today. The deceased identified as 45-year-old Sharafat Jokhio fell unconscious near Manghopir Mazaar, said the Edhi service spokesman. Jokhio... Read more
Its Qingqi time In Karachi: New motorcycle rickshaws to hit the roads soon
“A modified form of Qingqi, motorcycle rickshaw (MCR), is all set to again hit the roads of Karachi,” announced All Karachi Qingqi Rickshaw Welfare Association (AKQRWA) earlier yesterday. During a press conference, AKQRWA president Safdar Shah Qadri presented the model of the Qingqi approved by the Provincial Transport Authority... Read more
NAB recovers an estimated  Rs71 bn in last 10 years, Senate informed
The Senate was informed earlier today that the National Accountability Bureau has recovered an estimated Rs71.220 billion during the last decade Ministry of Law and Justice, in a written reply to a question of Senator Talha Mahmood, says that amount recovered on account of corruption and corrupt practices is... Read more