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...
Intense heatwave likely to hit Pakistan from May onward
This summer temperature in certain parts of the country is expected to climb to around 50 degree Celsius as an intense heatwave, far more severe than the previous year, is likely to hit Pakistan from next month onward. The hot weather is likely to continue till the first week... Read more
PM Sharif performs ground-breaking of Havelian-Thakot Motorway
Prime Minister Mian Nawaz Sharif performed the ground-breaking of Havelian-Thakot motorway under the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) in Menshera earlier today. The 120-kilometer section will be completed in 42 months at a cost of Rs133.98 billion. The section will start from Havelian and after passing through Abbottabad, Mansehra and... Read more
UAE: Bakhtawar and Asifa Bhutto invited to attend welfare projects
The Acting Consul General of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) in Karachi, Bakheet Ateeq Al Romaithi called on Bakhtawar Bhutto Zardari as well as Aseefa Bhutto Zardari at Bilawal House earlier today and exchanged views for further strengthening the ties between two countries in different sectors. On the occasion,... Read more
US removes Pakistan from intellectual property shame list but not  India & China
The Obama administration earlier yesterday kept China, Russia and India on its annual list of countries with the worst records of preventing the theft of intellectual property, while a number of steps taken in the appropriate direction cleared Pakistan’s path to be removed from the list. The annual list,... Read more
Pop Star Prince ‘was diagnosed with AIDS 6 months before he died’
Pop icon Prince — one of the most influential yet reclusive figures in music — was actually suffering from the dread malady AIDS before being found dead last week. According to the National Enquirer, the 57-year-old singer contracted the disease in the 1990’s and was diagnosed six months before he... Read more
“NAB committed to eradicate corruption” DG NAB
Director General (DG) National Accountability Bureau (NAB) Karachi Lt. Col (r) Siraj-ul-Naeem said that, “NAB is committed to eradicate corruption by adopting zero tolerance policy across under the leadership of Chairman Qamar Zaman Chaudhry.” He was addressing Anti-Corruption Seminar for Executing and Implementing agencies. It The seminar was organized by... Read more
Karachi: Teenage girl stabbed to death by brother over ‘honour’
A teenage boy  stabbed his sister to death in Karachi’s Orangi Town area in a suspected case of honour killing earlier today. The boy attacked his 17-year-old sister with a knife multiple times inside their home in Fareed Colony, a police official said. The girl succumbed to her injuries... Read more
PTA to hold another auction for 3G/4G license at $395m base price
The government has tasked the Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) with auctioning another 3G/4G mobile broadband license at a higher base price of $395 million before the end of the current fiscal year on June 30 in an apparent bid to overcome its chronic revenue shortfall. “The auction shall… be... Read more
India activates at least 8 ‘laser walls’ along its  border with Pakistan
India has set up eight laser walls along the shared border with Pakistan and plans to activate yet another four more over the next few days, the popular local daily Times of India reported, citing a senior Indian Border Security Force (BSF) official. A laser wall is a mechanism... Read more
78% Pakistanis want legislation to be influenced by Islam: Survey
Around 78% population “strictly supports” that the teachings of Holy Quran should influence the country’s laws. A research report issued by Pew Research Center earlier yesterday titled “Whether Quran should influence laws in countries” posed the question to respondents from 10 countries with significant Muslim populations. The question was... Read more
11 suicide bombers enter Pakistan from Afghanistan: Agencies
At least 11 suicide bombers have entered Pakistan from Afghanistan to launch terror attacks some 22 days ago, and two of them have already blewn themselves up in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa recently, intelligence agency and police sources said. According to the sources, the bombers were affiliated with Sajna Group of... Read more
Iran to hold trade exhibition in Karachi: Iranian Ambassador
The Iranian Ambassador to Pakistan Mehdi Honardoost said that, “Iran will hold an exhibition in Karachi this year to show the large scale of products manufactured by Iran.” On the first day of his two-day visit to Karachi, Honardoost met with the Governor Sindh, Ishrat ul Ebad Khan and... Read more
Pakistan’s education spending lowest amongst all of South Asia
Despite an increase in the 2015-16 education budget Pakistan’s current expenditure on education is the lowest amongst all the countries in  South Asia. “Pakistan has a literacy rate of 58pc, which has improved from 35pc in 1990-91, but still way behind the Millennium Development Goals (MDG) target of 88pc,... Read more
Rangers recover weapons  from Azizabad, Karachi: 3 suspects arrested
The paramilitary Rangers arrested three accused and recovered large quantity of weapons from the Shuhada graveyard in the Azizabad  area of Karachi late yesterday night. The paramilitary force conducted a targeted action on the lead provided by hitman Kashif alias David, who was arrested two days back and confessed... Read more