Pope Francis takes a rickshaw ride in Bangladesh
Pope Francis at the Apostolic Nunciature enjoyed a rickshaw ride during a visit to St Mary´s Cathedral in Dhaka,...
Amazon brings Alexa from home to office in a new AI push
Amazon announced Thursday it is bringing its Alexa digital assistant to the workplace, expanding artificial intelligence (AI) efforts that...
Nine martyred, 30 injured in Peshawar attack
Eleven people were martyred and around 30 injured in a terrorists attack at the Directorate of Agriculture, Peshawar early...
Bilawal Bhutto to start election campaign in AJK from tomorrow onwards
The Pakistan People’s Party Chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari is quite likely to start the party’s election campaign in Azad Jammu Kashmir AJK from tomorrow onwards.  The PPP chairman will address a public gathering in Azad Kashmir and all arrangement in this regard have been finalised by the local leadership,... Read more
Pakistan underscores need for strengthening UN Peace Building Commission
Pakistan has called for enhancing the effectiveness of the United Nations Peace Building Commission (PBC), saying the 31 member inter-governmental body plays a pivotal role in improving the lives of ordinary people affected by conflict. “Peace building activities produce tangible results on ground”, Ambassador Maleeha Lodhi told the UN General Assembly during... Read more
Indian PM Modi invited to address US Congress in Washngton DC
The United States (US) House Speaker Paul Ryan has invited Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi to address a joint session of Congress in June later this year. It is not yet clear whether Modi has accepted the invitation as yet. The invitation is a sharp turnaround for a leader... Read more
US congress actively blocking funds for F-16 purchase: Claims report
The United States (US) administration is actually withholding funds earmarked for Pakistan’s purchase of eight F-16 fighter jets, BBC Urdu reported, quoting an unnamed senior US State Department official. The State Department official told BBC Urdu on condition of anonymity that the Obama administration is still willing to sell... Read more
PPP’s ex-minister Dr Asim insists cases against him bogus, fabricated
The former petroleum minister Dr Asim Hussain has said that all cases against him were bogus and fabricated and he was just facing a media trial. While talking to media in Islamabad earlier on Friday after appearing before a trial court, Dr Asim claimed that statements of witnesses were... Read more
Balochistan: McDonald’s final opens its doors in Quetta
Balochistan’s foodies finally have a chance to enjoy the global taste of McDonald’s in their hometown of Quetta as the international chain’s regional office was inaugurated in the provincial capital. The burger and fast food chain opened un Quetta 17 years after McDonald’s first restaurant opened its door to... Read more
Karachi Zoo: Royal Bengal tiger dies of old age
A Royal Bengal tiger has died due to acute kidney failure at the Karachi Zoological Gardens, zoo administration officials confirmed earlier on Friday. According to a senior director of the KMC’s sports, culture and recreation department, the tiger was unwell since a week. Mohammad Faheem Khan, Director Karachi Zoological... Read more
6 of a family die in Muzaffargarh shanty blaze
At least six members of a family including five children and a woman were killed, and three others received burn injuries when a shanty caught fire in Muzaffargarh earlier today. Police said the incident took place in Sanawan area, where the fire engulfed the hut after a smoldering cigarette... Read more
Layyah tragedy:  Ayesha Mumtaz’s PFA launches drive against unhygienic sweet shops
The Punjab Food Authority (PFA) earlier yesterday launched a drive to ensure hygiene at sweet shops in the provincial capital of Lahore, sealing various outlets and imposing stiff fine on others. The drive was apparently launched after the death of many people in Layyah due to consumption of poisonous... Read more
Pakistani female activist wins Nelson Mandela award for 2016
Pakistani activist Tabassum Adnan won the prestigious Nelson Mandela – Graça Machel Innovation Award 2016 earlier yesterday. The winners of the 2016 Innovation Awards were publicly announced at Ceremony held on 28 April, as part of International Civil Society Week (ICSW), which was hosted by CIVICUS, in collaboration with the... Read more
Nanga Parbat massacre: 3 terrorists shifted to Islamabad
Three terrorists, involved in the mass slaughter of foreign tourists at Nanga Parbat base camp, have been shifted to Islamabad from Gilgit, sources said earlier today. Sources said, the alleged terrorists were brought to the federal capital through flight PK-606. The militants, also accused of sectarian target killing, will... Read more
Man carrying a pistol apprehended during Sindh Assembly session
A man packing a pistol was apprehended from inside the Sindh Assembly building earlier today during an ongoing session. According to reports, a person approached Sindh Chief Minister Syed Qaim Ali Shah during the assembly session and informed him about a suspect conceal carrying a pistol in the assembly... Read more
Pakistan among 8 fast growing world economies, insists federal minister
“Pakistan is among the eight fast growing economies of the world due to structural reforms introduced by the incumbent government”, insisted federal Minister for Planning, Development and Reforms Ahsan Iqbal earlier yesterday. Addressing the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) Investm­ent Conference in Beijing, he said that the Pakistani nation was... Read more
Panama Papers: PPP’s Aitzaz Ahsan demands forensic audit
Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) stalwart, Senator Aitzaz Ahsan has called for thrashing out the  terms of references (ToRs) for the judicial commission over Panama leaks in collaboration with the opposition parties. Speaking to journalists at Lahore High Court Bar, Aitzaz Ahsan said new law should be introduced for ToRs... Read more