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...
Legal action against JeM, JuD impossible due to state involvement  admits Rana Sanaullah
In a remarkable revelation, Punjab Law Minister Rana Sanaullah has himself said that legal action against militant groups such as Jamaatud Dawa and Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM) is not possible as the “state itself is involved.” In an interview to BBC Urdu, Sanaullah was asked why action has never been taken against pro-establishment and... Read more
Pakistan: WhatsApp service temporarily crashes
The Facebook-owned smartphone messaging service WhatsApp resumed after temporarily crashing in Pakistan earlier today. Thousands of users across the country were unable to connect to WhatsApp on both Android and iOS. People were unable to respond to existing chats, start new ones or use the messaging app’s WhatsApp web service. When... Read more
Here’s what Kalki was doing in Pakistan last Jan
Earlier this year, Kalki Koechlin caused quite a stir in social circles when she was spotted in Karachi with Sharmila Faruqi. The Margerita With A Straw actress was said to be en route to Islamabad, and her travel itinerary also included Thar and other parts of Sindh. According to... Read more
Nawazuddin is set to play Manto in Nandita Das film
After Sarmad Khoosat’s Manto comes yet another film on the iconic writer from Pakistan, and this one is all set to star Nawazuddin Siddiqui in the main role. Director Nandita Das announced this at the 69th Cannes Film Festival, reports Times of India. She revealed that Siddiqui has already done costume... Read more
Muzaffarabad: PTI workers scuffle with each other ahead of rally
PTI supporters clashed against one another  and rained punches, kicks and beat each other with sticks just before the party’s rally began in Muzaffarabad, AJK. According to details, the fight broke out among supporters of two local leaders from the Pakistan Tehrik-e-Insaf. The two groups of supporters scuffled at the... Read more
Interpol issues red notice for JeM chief
Interpol earlier yesterday issued a fresh ‘Red Notice’ for Masood Azhar, chief of the banned Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM) outfit as well as his brother in connection with the attack on the Indian Air Force base in Pathankot in January. The warrants were issued after India’s National Investigation Agency had managed to secure ‘open ended’... Read more
Heartthrob Ali Zafar finishes shooting for Shah Rukh Khan, Alia Bhatt film
Exactly a year ago today, on the occasion of his 35th birthday, Ali Zafar had announced his very own feature film, Deosai. While development of the motion picture may still be in limbo, the artist has wasted no time in venturing onto other projects. Zafar revealed that although his... Read more
Ex PM Gilani rubbishes all rumours surrounding son’s release
Former prime minister Yousaf Raza Gilani said that some people thought he hid his own son Ali Haider Gilani, while others said he paid Rs750 million as ransom for his release. He said this while addressing locals who had gathered to welcome him and his recovered son, who reached... Read more
“Exclusion from IPL affecting Pakistan’s T20 prowess” Coach Mickey Arthur
The newly-appointed Pakistan cricket team head coach Mickey Arthur has stated that the absence of Pakistani players from the Indian Premier League (IPL) is a major reason for the team’s downfall in the shortest format of the game. “You learn a lot from franchise cricket tournaments and I think that... Read more
Panama Leaks: LHC admits petition seeking disqualification of PM
The Lahore High Court (LHC) has admitted for hearing a petition filed by the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI)  seeking disqualification of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif in the light of Panama Papers leaks. PTI leader Gauhar Nawaz Sindhu has taken the plea that Panama papers disclosures have proved that PM Nawaz... Read more
Protection against violence: Women DIG, SPs take charge in Punjab
 The provincial government of Punjab has decided to create the post of a woman DIG and depute women SPs at the Violence against Women Centres (VAWCs) to effectively enforce the Punjab Protection of Women against Violence Act. The stated aim of the gender specific set-up is to protect women... Read more
Pakistan, Tajikistan deliberating fibre optic cable link
 The Central Asia-South Asia 1,000-megawatt (Casa-1,000) power supply project is expected to pave the way for connecting the two regions digitally as they are studying  a proposal to lay a fibre optic cable along with the electricity transmission line. “Casa-1,000 power project has cleared the way for us to... Read more
Sonu Nigam’s social experiment  restores faith in humanity
Sonu Nigam  disguised as an old man complete with a harmonium to play music on the streets of Juhu, Mumbai. The singer-composer did this as part of a social experiment of the Culture Machine’s digital channel, Being Indian. Nigam proved that it’s not his star value that makes people... Read more
Detractors want to impede progress and development insists CM Shahbaz Sharif
In an address to elected representatives in Lahore, Chief Minister of Punjab Mian Muhammad Shahbaz Sharif said that “those who were criticising the government without due cause wanted to impede people’s progress and prosperity”. He also said that such elements were not at all concerned with the development and... Read more