EU privacy regulators to discuss Uber hack next week
European Union privacy regulators will discuss ride-hailing app Uber’s massive data breach cover-up next week and could create a...
Tensions down after ‘coup’ in Ukraine’s separatist region
Tensions appeared to abate Thursday in Lugansk, a stronghold of Russian-backed separatists in eastern Ukraine, two days after infighting...
Brazil striker Robinho handed nine-year term for rape
Former AC Milan and Real Madrid striker Robinho was sentenced to nine years in prison in Italy on Thursday...
Scandals damage Panama’s image as financial hub
Panama’s reputation as a world-class financial hub has been rant asunder from the double scandals of the Panama Papers and now the US designating one of its most prominent families as top money launderers for drug cartels. “This is like a magnitude-10 earthquake for Panama’s economic system and society, but it... Read more
Rangers launch School College Protection app
Sindh Rangers has launched a new mobile application to protect schools and colleges in Karachi. In a press conference in Karachi here on Saturday, Col Qaiser of Rangers said that approximately, 3000 schools have already been registered under the new application named ‘Rangers School College Protection’. Briefing on the specification of... Read more
Pakistan flatly rejects US conditions attached to sale of F-16s‏
“Pakistan needs modern F-16 fighter jets for its ongoing war against terrorism but rejects the conditions the United States has attached with their sale”, said Foreign Secretary Aizaz Chaudhry on Saturday. Speaking to journalists, scholars and corporate leaders at a breakfast meeting in Islamabad, the foreign secretary said no... Read more
Bridal Couture Week Day 1 brings a big slice of glamour
Pakistani TV’s wedding wear extravaganza Bridal Couture Week kicked off earlier yesterday night. The three-day fashion event featured high-end designers like Fahad Hussayn, popular favourites like Tabassum Mughal and regular BCW participants like MNR Design Studio and Erum Khan. The night showed a glimpse of the cuts and colours... Read more
Its official:Fariha Parvez files for divorce from Nouman Javaid
Mere weeks after news surfaced that singer Nouman Javaid attempted to commit suicide, his wife and singer Fariha Parvez on Saturday filed for khulla in a family court, in Lahore. Javaid said, “I don’t know how she is filing for a khullah when we didn’t even register our nikkah in the first place.” Nouman... Read more
Karachi police arrest key suspect in renowned activist Perween Rahman’s  murder case
Karachi police earlier today apprehended the main suspect in renowned social activist Perween Rahman’s murder, a statement released on Saturday confirmed. “Rahim Sawati was arrested by Karachi’s district west police,” SSP Azfar Mahesar said during a press conference at his office. According to reports, the accused was arrested from Manghopir’s Sultanabad... Read more
Bilateral ties: India not interested in early start of dialogue
 India has categorically told Pakistan that there is no possibility of an early scheduling of key foreign secretary-level talks, dimming hopes for the start of the comprehensive bilateral dialogue in the near future, official sources said earlier on Friday. The foreign secretaries  of India and Pakistan were to meet in... Read more
WEC: UN-accredited body selects Pakistani engineer for prestigious programme
Pakistan’s intelligentsia continues to be a global hit as recently 32-year-old Muhammad Anwarul Haq has been selected by the World Energy Council (WEC) to participate in its prestigious “Future Energy Leaders” programme. WEC – a United Nations’ accredited global body – has picked Lahore-based energy risk professional to become part... Read more
Govt to invite  international bids for $1.7b Jamshoro coal fired plants
The Ministry of Water and Power has decided to invite international competitive bids for the engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contract for installing (an estimated) $1.7 billion Jamshoro coal-based power plants. An official said the Asian Development Bank (ADB) has given no-objection certificate for the bid document for setting... Read more
Nawaz brackets opposition in same league as terrorists
Prime Minister Mian Nawaz Sharif compared earlier on Friday his opponents with terrorists pursuing politics of agitation, accusing them of blocking the country’s path to development. “They (political opponents) wish to sabotage and divert the government’s attention from development. The people of Pakistan have given us their mandate and with... Read more
2-day Cholistan festival kicks off at Alhamra
A culturally rich two-day Cholistan festival featuring different performing arts, crafts traditional dresses and jewellery opened at Burney Garden, Alhamra Art Centre, The Mall in Lahore on Friday. The festival has been organised by Cholistan Development Council (CDC) of Pakistan and the Lahore Arts Council. The Burney Garden, a... Read more
Its official: Sadiq Khan becomes first Muslim mayor of London
Opposition Labour lawmaker Sadiq Khan was elected mayor of London with 57 per cent of the vote, final results showed earlier yesterday, making him the first Muslim mayor of a major Western capital. The 45-year-old son of a London bus driver and a seamstress won 1,310,143 votes against 994,614... Read more
D.J Butt loses out  as D.J Wali sons gets contract for PTI Peshawar rally
Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) has given the music sound contract for its upcoming Peshawar rally, scheduled on May 09, to D.J Wali sons, ousting long time music jockey D.J Butt. PTI leader Fazl Muhammad Khan has confirmed the contract with Wali sons, saying their quality was good besides lesser rates. It... Read more
Bilawal wants to launch a movement for a ‘strong Pakistan’
Bilawal Bhutto Zardari, Chairman Pakistan Peoples’ Party has urged the Coordination Committee of the PPP Balochistan to work hard and keep close collaboration with the workers to select the best office-bearers acceptable to all the Jiyalas. “We want to launch a movement for strengthening democracy, human rights and politically,... Read more