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...
Johnson & Johnson loses 2nd cancer case
Johnson & Johnson (JNJ.N) was ordered by a U.S. jury on Monday to pay $55 million to a woman who said that using the company’s talc-powder products for feminine hygiene caused her to develop ovarian cancer. The verdict, which J&J plans to appeal, was the second straight trial loss... Read more
COAS approves death sentence of 11 terrorists
Chief of Army Staff (COAS),General Raheel Sharif has confirmed death sentences awarded to 11 hardcore terrorists. According to Inter Services Public Relations (ISPR), the convicts were involved in killings and kidnappings civilians, attacks on Armed Forces and Law Enforcement Agencies, destruction of schools and communication infrastructure. The convicts were... Read more
The world’s new ‘lightning capital’ revealed
A research team at US national space agency, NASA, has identified a new ‘lightning capital’ on the planet As per NASA findings, Lake Maracaibo in Venezuela is said to be receiving an average rate of about 233 flashes per square kilometer per year, ranking first on the list of... Read more
No agreement reached on PM resignation in Opposition’s joint TORs
The combined opposition parties have jointly prepared the Terms of References (TORs) and released them to the media in Islamabad  earlier today. Speaking on the behalf of the opposition parties, Ch Ahtizaz Ahsan briefed to the media in a joint press meeting. According to the joint TORs, all persons... Read more
China’s AIIB to co-finance first project with ADB in Pakistan
Shanghai: China-backed Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) will jointly finance a major new highway in Pakistan in its first co-financed project with the Asia Development Bank (ADB), the two policy banks said. The announcement on the project, a 64-kilometre-long stretch of the M4 highway that will connect Shorkot to Khanewal... Read more
Malala’s Nobel Prize unworthy, says Sri Sri Ravi Shankar
Indian spiritual leader Sri Sri Ravi Shankar has questioned the credentials of the Nobel Committee and education activist Malala Yousafzai, saying he would turn down the prestigious global award if given to him. The Art of Living founder termed Malala’s peace prize as a political move. He also claimed... Read more
PM can’t escape accountability process: PTI
Islamabad: The Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Central Information Secretary Naeem-ul-Haq has said that Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif cannot escape accountability process and he will have to step down under any circumstances. Naeem said that the prime minister can no longer befool nation by inaugurating a project four times. The incumbent... Read more
Threats force 5 year old Afghan Messi fan’s family to move to Pakistan
The family of a 5-year-old  Afghan boy who received autographed shirts from his football hero Lionel Messi was eventually forced to leave Afghanistan amid constant telephone threats, the boy’s father said yesterday. Mohammad Arif Ahmadi ─ whose son made headline news when he was photographed wearing a homemade Argentina shirt... Read more
New transport system for Islamabad being weighed
Islamabad: The Capital Development Authority (CDA) is currently carrying out three different studies related to an urban transport system in Islamabad that includes feeder routes for the metro bus service. The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) has provided $100,000 financial support for the studies that are expected to be completed... Read more
PM announces international airport for Bannu
Peshawar: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif announced the establishment of an international airport in Bannu, alongside other development projects in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) on Tuesday. “We will build an international airport in Bannu,” the premier told a cheering crowd. “Repeat with me: This is ‘Naya Pakistan’,” he hit out at... Read more
MQM: Farooq Sattar’s coordinator dies in Rangers’ custody,
The Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) earlier today claimed that senior party leader Farooq Sattar’s coordinator Aftab Ahmed Hussain died while he was under  90-day preventive detention by paramilitary Rangers in Karachi. According to reports, Hussain’s condition deteriorated during the detention and he was shifted to Karachi’s Jinnah Postgraduate Medical... Read more
Trump’s statement on Dr Afridi shows his ignorance about Pakistan Chaudhry Nisar
The federal interior minister has said that Pakistan’s courts (alone)  will decide the fate of a tribal areas doctor who had helped the American CIA track and ultimately kill Al Qaeda chief Osama bin Laden in his Abbottabad compound in 2011. Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan’s statement came a day... Read more
China unhappy with inordinate delays in Gwadar project
China is reportedly quite upset over the slow progress made in awarding the $2-billion commercial contract that includes both laying a gas pipeline as well as setting up an LNG terminal in Gwadar. A senior government official said that while a Chinese firm had submitted the commercial bid for... Read more
Pakistan Chairs in 14 foreign universities lying vacant
Islamabad: Pakistan Chairs in 14 different international universities, which are supposed to be instrumental for image building of the country, have been lying vacant for five to 10 years. On the other hand, India’s all 300 Chairs in foreign universities are said to be filled. Some eligible people were... Read more