Ehsanullah Ehsan confession statement
Inter Services Public Relations (ISPR) has released a video confessional statement of former Tehreek-e-Taliban (TTP) and Jamaat-ul-Ahrar (JuA) spokesman...
Serena to be back on the court after baby
Superstar athlete Serena Williams late Tuesday promised she would be back on the court after becoming a mom, with...
Uber wants to launch ´flying cars´ by 2020
Uber said Tuesday it wants to launch a system of flying cars to move people around cities, with a...
Dionne Warwick film will not star Lady Gaga as her ‘nemesis’: reports
Pop diva Lady Gaga has denied she will appear in a much-publicised upcoming film about singer Dionne Warwick in which she was said to be set to play the soul legend’s British “nemesis” Cilla Black. Warwick appeared at the Cannes film festival Friday to promote the biopic, “Dionne”, revealing... Read more
Govt to issue e-passports in 2017 to curb human trafficking
 The federal government plans to issue e-passports to Pakistani citizens. The initiative is taken in an effort to curb human trafficking in the country and prevent people from forging travel documents, The project was formally approved by Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan at his office in Islamabad. The plan is to... Read more
Anti encroachment drive: Violence breaks out in Nankana Sahib
An anti-encroachment drive in Nankana Sahib District of Punjab turned violent after resistance from locals. According to police, angry crowd started aerial firing and stone pelting to force the administration to halt the operation, leaving three policemen wounded. The injured police personnel were shifted to a local hospital Railway Road Bazaar... Read more
Developers, builders may face special tax from next fiscal year onwards
The big property developers and builders who are making billions of rupees but paying peanuts in income tax may start contributing some extra money from the next financial year, as the government is considering amending the Income Tax law to introduce a special tax regime for them. Sources in... Read more
PTI trying its best to get premier’s son-in-law de-seated
 As Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and his family face mounting pressure over the Panama leaks scandal, Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) is actively seeking to move the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) to de-seat Capt (retd) Muhammad Safdar, the premier’s son-in-law. A local opponent from his native town Manshera on Friday received attested... Read more
Panama Papers: A.Q. Khan’s family figures prominently
The family of Abdul Qadeer Khan, revered as the father of Pakistan’s nuclear programme, has been named in the Panama Papers. Abdul Quyuim Khan, the brother of A.Q. Khan, and Hendrina, his wife, as well as Dina and Ayesha Khan, his two daughters, are all shown as owners of... Read more
No military funds for Pakistan without specific actions, insists US
Top members of Congress are not prepared to support military aid to Pakistan without some specific actions and the Obama administration has to follow their decision, says the US State Department. At a Thursday afternoon news briefing in Washington, a State Department official, Elizabeth Trudeau, pointed out that the US... Read more
Widow, son of slain Shahid Hamid identify co-accused in murder case
Karachi: The widow and son of slain Managing Director (MD) of then Karachi Electric Supply Corporation (KESC) Shahid Hamid have identified the co-accused in his murder case during identification parade. Co-accused Minhaj Qazi was produced before a local court in Karachi for identification parade on Saturday, where widow of... Read more
Pakistan spends $4b a year on cotton imports
Islamabad: Pakistan is spending $4 billion a year on cotton imports to support its textile industry, after erratic rainfall hurt growers and the country’s economy, officials said. Bad weather has hit the cotton harvest, leaving the textile producers – who account for almost 9% of GDP – struggling as they... Read more
18 suspects arrested during raids in DI Khan
DI Khan: At least 18 suspects were arrested by the police during search-and-strike operations in DI Khan on Friday. Separately, the counter-terrorism department (CTD) took four people into custody for assisting assailants who targeted four people in the district on sectarian grounds. The crackdown was carried out in three areas... Read more
Torkham border reopens after four days
Islamabad / Landikotal: After remaining sealed for four consecutive days, the Pakistan-Afghanistan border at Khyber Agency’s Torkham area was opened on Friday in the wake of a meeting between army chief General Raheel Sharif and Afghanistan’s Ambassador to Pakistan Dr Hazrat Omar Zakhilwal. After reopening, hundreds of stranded people –... Read more