Panama JIT summons Maryam Nawaz on July 5
The Panama Joint Investigation Team (JIT) has summoned Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif’s daughter Maryam Nawaz on July 5. According...
Transformers 5 tops box office, opens at franchise low
Transformers: The Last Knight smashed its way to the top of the North American box office, data showed Monday,...
MET forecastes rainfall in upper Punjab on Tuesday
Rain and dust-thundershowers (with isolated heavy falls) with strong gusty winds are expected at scattered places in upper Punjab,...
One injured as aircraft crashes into tree in Mardan
Mardan: One person was injured when a glider aircraft crashed into a tree in Takht Bhai area of Mardan on Saturday. According to intial reports, two people were on board the glider distributing pamphlets for a local telecom company. Pilot Tofail received injuries while the other remained safe, sources said. The aircraft was... Read more
Ex-CJ calls for appointment of acting PM to avoid crisis
Islamabad: Former Supreme Court chief justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry on Saturday called for appointment of an acting prime minister to avoid what he said constitutional crisis in the absence of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif who is to undergo a heart surgery in London on Tuesday. Speaking to media, Iftikhar... Read more
Michelle Obama visits Pakistan Embassy in DC for first time
Washington Dc : In a first, United States First Lady Michelle Obama visited the Pakistan Embassy in Washington on Friday and Pakistan’s Ambassador to US Jalil Abbas Jilani shared pictures of the visit on Twitter. “It was an absolute delight hosting FLOTUS at Pakistan House today,” Ambassador Jilani wrote... Read more
Larkana Bar surprises Chief Justice with present – ‘a goat and a horse’
Larkana: Chief Justice Anwar Zaheer Jamali received an unusual gift on Saturday—a horse and a goat which he eventually refused to accept. The CJ was addressing the Larkana Bar Council, giving young lawyers advice on good living, “self-improvement and the drawbacks of 30 years of military rule”. As his... Read more
PM Nawaz overseeing state affairs from London: PM House
Islamabad: Prime Minister House Saturday said PM Nawaz Sharif is overseeing day to day affairs of the state from London as he is duly assisted by his Principal Secretary, Military Secretary and other staff members. The Prime Minister is kept abreast on routine matters of the country and his... Read more
USAID breaks ground on Qambar Shahdadkot school
Qamber Shahdadkot: The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) broke ground on construction of a school in Mondar Lakha Village, Qambar Shahdadkot District. Sindh Education Secretary Fazlullah Pechuho planted a tree to mark the occasion, which was attended by officials, teachers, students and members of the community. “We... Read more
Early June likely to remain hotter than usual
Islamabad: The first half of June is likely to remain drier and hotter than normal, increasing probability of heatwaves over the plains and coastal areas of Pakistan, a senior Met official said on Friday. “The first half of June will likely remain drier and hotter than normal,” Pakistan Meteorological Department... Read more
Non-bail arrest warrant for key accused issued in Baldia factory case
Non-bailable arrest warrant for Mansoor, the prime suspect of Baldia Town factory fire case has been issued. A local court on Saturday issued non bailable warrants of a key suspect. In the hearing of the case, the Sindh government presented a two-page report before the court. Special Public Prosecutor Sajid... Read more
Shorkot-Khanewal portion: Asian lenders to co-finance section of M4
Islamabad: The Asian Development Bank (ADB) and Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) and the Pakistan government have launched formal talks on co-financing the last section of the M4 (the Motorway) between Shorkot and Khanewal in Punjab at an estimated cost of $273 million. An official of the National Highway Authority... Read more
PEMRA bans airing birth control, family planning commercials
Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA) has directed Television and FM Radio channels to stop airing advertisements marketing contraceptives, birth control and family planning products, according to a notification issued to all media outlets. The decision was taken in light of complaints received by PEMRA against undesired contraceptives commercials... Read more
Govt to abolish 5 per cent customs duty slab
Islamabad: The government may abolish the 5% customs duty slab in the new budget under a condition of the International Monetary Fund, but at the cost of increasing the rates on semi-finished and finished goods to compensate for the Rs35 billion revenue impact of the decision. The decision to increase... Read more
PIA staffers refuse to provide protocol duty at Jeddah airport
Islamabad: Pakistan International Airlines workers have refused to provide protocol duty at Jeddah airport after a senior lawyer travelling back home misbehaved with an airline staff and hurled abuse at him, it was learnt on Friday. A letter written by the national air carrier’s station manager in the Saudi Arabian... Read more
Path to peace a two-way street, says Modi
New Delhi: India is ready to take the first steps to peace with Pakistan, but the problem of ‘unending terror’ limits the way forward, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said in remarks published on Friday. In an interview with the Wall Street Journal, ahead of his meeting with President Barack... Read more
Johnny Depp attacked wife Amber Heard with an iPhone, and she’s filed for divorce
The split between Hollywood couple Johnny Depp and Amber Heard turned out to be no ordinary divorce, as Heard was granted her request for a temporary restraining order against the Pirates of the Caribbean star, whom she alleges has been abusive throughout their 15-month marriage. A Los Angeles judge... Read more