Overweight Marlon Tapales stripped of off championship
Filipino Marlon Tapales has been stripped of his World Boxing Organization bantamweight title after failing to make the weight...
PPP, MQM, PML(N) stage political rallies in Karachi today
Pakistan Muslim League Nawaz (PMLN), Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) and Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) will stage rallies in Karachi...
Cricket: West Indies 278-9 as rain brings early close
West Indies were 278 for nine in their first innings against Pakistan when rain brought an early close to...
MQM worker Farhan Shabbir suffers massive heart attack in Rangers custody
A Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) worker, Farhan Shabbir  underwent angioplasty after suffering a massive heart attack during Rangers custody in Karachi. Farhan was in Rangers detention since March 11, 2015 by Karachi Rangers during a raid on MQM headquarters Nine Zero. He is facing charges of murder and illegal arms possession.... Read more
Pak-US ties complicated but vital: State Dept
Washington: Admitting that ties between Pakistan and the United States are ‘complicated at times’, a US State Department spokesperson on Saturday said Washington nevertheless views the relationship as vital. “Is it complicated at times? Absolutely, it is. Do we see eye-to-eye with Pakistan on every issue? No,... Read more
‘Only 2pc crimes in name of honour get reported’
Karachi: Only two per cent crimes in the name of honour get reported in the media, while most of such complaints being reported to the police are lodged by men as women approach the law enforcement agency only in seven per cent cases. These views were expressed by Dr... Read more
Army resumes laying barbed wire along Afghan border
Landi Kotal: Personnel of the army’s engineering corps resumed laying barbed wire at selected locations along the Pak-Afghan border on Saturday after the Torkham border crossing was reopened on Friday evening, sources said. The sources said that Inspector General of the Frontier Corps, Maj Gen Mazhar Shaheen, visited the... Read more
Imran made Panama Papers a political issue: Senator Abdul Qayyum
Pakistan Muslim League Nawaz (PML-N) senator Lt Gen (retd) Abdul Qayyum Saturday insisted that Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf chairman Imran Khan had made Panama Papers a political issue without himself being held under any probe into the matter. Talking to a tv channel, he said Imran Khan had admitted that he had... Read more
Afghan govt, Hizb-e-Islami peace deal on the cards
Afghanistan is all set to finalise a peace deal with the Gulbuddin Hekmatyar-led Hizb-e-Islami Afghanistan (HIA) within days in an effort to end the 15-year war with the Taliban, according to the Associated Press (AP). The deal is partly symbolic as the militant group has been largely inactive for years,... Read more
Widow, son identify ‘hitman’ in Shahid Hamid murder case
Karachi: Nineteen years after the killing of managing director of the then Karachi Electric Supply Corporation Shahid Hamid, his widow and son picked out a suspect as one of the four hitmen during an identification parade held before a judicial magistrate on Saturday. The suspect — Muhammad Minhaj Qazi... Read more
Teachers stage sit-in against schools privatisation in Punjab
Lahore: A protest against privatization of public schools continued on Sunday as hundreds of school teachers decided to stage a sit-in outside Punjab Assembly after talks with the provincial government remained unsuccessful on Saturday. The protesters spent the night outside the assembly and refused to end the sit-in until... Read more
Textile, leather goods: FBR proposes hefty increase in sales tax
Islamabad: The government may double sales tax on domestic sale of textile and leather products and could withdraw exemption from 5% withholding tax on electricity consumed by these sectors to raise roughly Rs13 billion in additional revenues from the next fiscal year. The proposal to increase the sales tax on... Read more
Mamnoon pleads for uprooting corruption
Kotri: President Mamnoon Hussain has underlined the need to ‘uproot corrupt elements’ from the system in order to ensure rapid development and progress in the country. “The journey of national progress was satisfactory till the 1970s but afterwards, the pace of development was stunted because of corruption,” Mamnoon said while... Read more