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...
Fire broke out at Dolmen Mall Karachi
A fire broke out at a Dolmen Mall Karachi late on Friday evening. Rescue  and firefighters, however, put out the blazes. No casualty was reported in the incident. Clifton DSP Tariq Nawaz while talking to news channels said the fire broke out at one of the generator rooms of the... Read more
Budget 2016-17: Pakistan sets another ambitious target of 5.7% GDP growth rate
Using the occasion for self-congratulation, Finance Minister Ishaq Dar presented budgetary proposals for financial year 2016-17 before the National Assembly on Friday. Approved by the federal cabinet, the new budget of Rs4.42 trillion appears to strike a balance between fiscal consolidation, imposed by the International Monetary Fund (IMF), and some incentives for the... Read more
Google can help you find your lost phone
Nomophobia is the term given to the panic or anxiety felt when one is unable to locate their mobile phones. Once again, Google comes to the rescue by helping you find your phone when you simply type ‘I lost my phone’ on its search engine. The site has introduced... Read more
China says Muslim practices to be protected during Ramazan
Beijing: China’s government won’t interfere with fasting and other standard religious activities in the traditionally Muslim region of Xinjiang during the Islamic holy month of Ramazan that begins this month, officials said Thursday. Restaurants will be allowed to keep their own hours and authorized activities in mosques and private... Read more
Turkish Defence Minister meets COAS General Raheel Sharif
Rawalpindi: Minister of National Defence of Turkey, Mr Fikri Isik called on Pakistan army chief General Raheel Sharif at the General Headquarters (GHQ) on Friday. According to a statement issued by the ISPR, the Turkish minister was all praises for Pakistan’s sacrifices in operation Zarb-e-Azb. “During the meeting, matters of mutual... Read more
Stocks rally ahead of budget in anticipation of tax breaks
Karachi: The Pakistan Stock Exchange rallied over 500 points to reach an intra-day high of 37360.88 points on Friday, hours before the PML-N government is scheduled to unveil its budget for the upcoming fiscal year The index was up 441 points, or 1.2%, reaching 37,281 points an hour before... Read more
PM orders inquiry into Met Dept’s ‘failure to predict storm’
Islamabad: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Friday sought an explanation from Pakistan Meteorological Department (PMD) over its failure to forecast the severe June 1 thunderstorm that struck Punjab, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Islamabad. In a letter issued Friday, the PM ordered the Director General (DG) Met Dr Ghulam Rasool to... Read more
Have assured nurses their demands would be met: Secretary Health
Lahore: The Secretary Health stated that he had assured protesting nurses that their demands would be met. According to details, a six-member delegation of the Young Nurses Association (YNA) met with the Secretary of Health for negotiations. The negotiations between both sides lasted for a bit but no solution to... Read more
Pakistan match lowest ever FIFA ranking
Karachi: Pakistan on Thursday matches their lowest-ever FIFA ranking when they fell to 192 in the latest standings issued by the world’s football governing body. Pakistan fell two places from 190 last month, matching their position from May 2001. The game in the country has suffered over the last... Read more
Security forces kill 4 terrorists in Khyber Agency
Khyber Agency: A clash between security forces and terrorists resulted in four militants getting killed. According to security forces’ sources, a gun-battle ensued between security forces and militants at Tirah valley’s Mastak area. In the clash, four terrorists were killed. Bodies of the slain terrorists were shifted to Jamrood... Read more
Dozens hurt as brawl breaks out between Pakistani, Afghan migrants in Greece
Mytiline, Greece: Over a dozen migrants were hurt Thursday in a brawl in the main detention camp on the Greek island of Lesbos that also saw nearly 30 tents torched, an AFP correspondent said. Hundreds of people — mainly families with children — were evacuated from the camp during the... Read more
Thunderstorms likely to hit K-P, Punjab: PMD
Islamabad: Weather officials on Thursday forecast scattered thunderstorms and rain in several parts of Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa and upper Punjab over the next 24 to 48 hours. The Pakistan Meteorological Department (PMD) attributed the change to a western disturbance that would affect upper parts of the country and could probably continue till... Read more
PIA adds five new destinations
Karachi: Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) has added five new destinations – four in Australia and one in Europe – as part of its code sharing agreement with Etihad Airways, said a PIA hand-out on Thursday. Airlines sign such code sharing agreements for those destinations where they do not operate, allowing... Read more
Bilal Ashraf and Gohar Rasheed join the cast of Sana Javed’s debut film
Pyaray Afzal star Sana Javed is ready to make her debut on the big screen and who better to do it with than two dashing leading men by her side? The actress has revealed that the other two leads of the project have now been finalized: the talented Bilal... Read more