Stunning Lyon, Starc catches floor England
Two freakish Australian catches rocked England´s diminishing hopes of saving the second Ashes Test on a fast-moving third day...
‘Kwaussie’ named Australian word of the year
Inspired by a dual citizenship crisis plaguing politics in Australia, the term “Kwaussie” — a mix of Kiwi and...
Pakistan has potential for strong economic growth: study
Pakistan has the potential for achieving strong economic growth till 2030, says a study, provided it successfully overcomes five major...
Indian cast or noise pollution: why did Police raid set of Meera’s upcoming film?
Lahore: Almost three weeks ago, film producer Sohail Khan announced production of his upcoming romantic-comedy, Shor Sharaba. He had also revealed plans of roping in Indian director Hasnain Hyderabadwala for the project. While shooting for the film was in full swing, the Punjab police barged into the premises and allegedly... Read more
Lost boy Abdullah to be handed over to his grandparents
Karachi: Three-year-old Abdullah will be handed over to his grandmother who has left her residence in Mansehra for Karachi on Thursday. After pictures of Abdullah made the rounds on television Haleema’s mother and sister contacted the Edhi Centre. Meanwhile, more details emerge in the grueling case of the lost... Read more
Economic Survey 2015-16: GDP growth clocked in at 4.7%, says Ishaq Dar
A day before announcing the budget for fiscal year 2016-2017, the government on Thursday revealed the Economic Survey 2015-16 to highlight its achievements in the past year. While the government achieved several milestones, it also missed some important economic targets. Finance Minister Ishaq Dar said, “According to provisional estimates the GDP... Read more
Lyari Expressway work to restart in a week: SHC
Karachi: Recalling a stay granted against the demolition of houses on the north-bound portion of the Lyari Expressway, the Sindh High Court (SHC) directed on Wednesday the petitioners to vacate the land in one week so construction can resume on the remaining portion of the highway. By June 8, the... Read more
UN Secretary General lauds Pakistan’s role in world peace
New York: United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki moon has lauded Pakistani peacekeepers for their service under the UN flag in hot spots around the world saying they had made valuable contribution in maintaining peace as also helping communities suffering from war. For well over half a century Pakistani... Read more
‘Praying keeps me centered’: Usman Khawaja reveals secret behind success
Praying has been an important resort for Australia’s top-order batsman Usman Khawaja during tough times and the southpaw believes that it has helped him gain his long-running form and secure spots in all three formats for his country. “The game can be quite tough at times and stressful and... Read more
Asif Haider Shah dismissed, Ejaz Ahmad Khan appointed new Karachi Commissioner
Karachi: Ejaz Ahmad Khan has been appointed as the new Commissioner of Karachi, after his predecessor Asif Haider Shah was dismissed from the post. According to details, a notification to appoint Ejaz Ahmad Khan as the new Commissioner of Karachi has already been passed. Sources disclosed that Asif Haider... Read more
Ex-PM Shaukat Aziz launches memoir
London: Former Prime Minister of Pakistan, Shaukat Aziz, launched his political memoir “From Banking to the thorny world of Politics”. At the launch event, Shaukat Aziz disclosed that he had never met General (retired) Pervaiz Musharraf until the general had called him on phone and asked him to join... Read more
Will try to bring stolen wealth back to the country: Chairman NAB
Islamabad: Qamar Zaman Chaudhry, Chairman of the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) said that his organization was trying to bring stolen wealth back to Pakistan. “I want to make it absolutely clear that we are not harassing anyone,” he said. “We are just doing our jobs in accordance with the... Read more
‘EU could serve as an example to India, Pakistan’
Islamabad: Former Swedish prime minister Carl Bildt said on Wednesday that India and Pakistan need to resolve not only the Kashmir issue, but also a range of other matters including security and trade. Mr Bildt is a veteran politician and intellectual who served as the prime minister of Sweden... Read more
Professor from G-B selected for coveted UNESCO grant
Gilgit: A young professor from Gilgit-Baltistan has been selected for the UNESCO Green Chemistry of Life grant after he came up with an innovative idea in the field of pesticides. Dr Muhammad Ismail, 32, is not only the first scientist from Pakistan, but also the first candidate from any developing... Read more
Modi leads the way as leaders wish Sharif a speedy recovery
London: Never to shy away from displaying his chummy relations with his Pakistani counterpart, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi sent flowers and wished a speedy recovery to Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif following his successful open-heart surgery in a hospital in London, tweeted the spokesperson for the Ministry of Foreign... Read more
Dubai-bound Shaheen Air flight narrowly escapes crash at Lahore airport
A Dubai-bound Shaheen Air flight narrowly escaped a crash on Thursday when its tyres burst just before takeoff at Lahore’s Allama Iqbal International Airport. According to reports, Shaheen Air flight’s three tyres burst seconds before takeoff, forcing the pilot to keep the plane on the runway. No loss of life was reported.... Read more
Telenor wins 850MHZ spectrum licence
Karachi / Lahore : Telenor Pakistan Limited, an existing 3G mobile broadband internet service provider in the country, provisionally won a leftover spectrum licence on Wednesday. According to the Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA), Telenor was the only bidder for the spectrum auction, ‘Next Generation Mobile Services (NGMS), and as per... Read more