NBC said Wednesday it has fired Matt Lauer, a well-known morning news anchor, for what it described as inappropriate...
North Korea fires ICBM, splashes in Sea of Japan: Pentagon
North Korea fired what the US Pentagon said appeared to be an intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) that landed close...
Pak behaviour towards Taliban unchanged despite Trump statement: US general
The top US general in Afghanistan said on Tuesday that he had not seen a change in Pakistan’s support...
2 injured as fire engulfs Lahore’s Taj Cinema
Lahore: A fire engulfed the famous Taj Cinema building located at the Garhi Shahu, injuring two people. According to details, it was still not clear as to how the building caught fire but the most likely cause was a short-circuit which had ignited the flames. Four fire tenders were... Read more
Civil-military heads resolve to counter hostile intelligence agencies
The civil-military leadership vowed on Tuesday to not allow hostile intelligence agencies and their facilitators foment terrorism inside Pakistan, said a statement released by the military’s media wing Inter Services Public Relations. At a high-level civil-military meeting held at GHQ today, the leaders discussed issues relating to national security while taking cognisance... Read more
Six new graveyards planned after mafias’ takeover of 224 Karachi cemeteries
Karachi: Among 237 graveyards in the city, the Karachi Metropolitan Corporation (KMC) has lost control of some 224 cemeteries over the years to “self-proclaimed administrators, land mafias and encroachers” prompting the civic administration to propose a ban on further burials in city graveyards and making six new ones along... Read more
Accountability court indicts Ashraf Magsi and two other suspects
Quetta : Former Balochistan Public Service Commission (BPSC) chairman Ashraf Magsi and two other former directors were produced before an accountability court here on Tuesday and indicted. Ashraf Magsi and two other former directors have been accused of irregularities in recruitment at the Balochistan Public Service Commission and were... Read more
Pakistan 8th among 10 countries prone to quakes, floods: NDMA
Islamabad: Chairman of the National Disaster Manage­ment Authority (NDMA) Major General Asghar Nawaz said on Monday that Pakistan was prone to earthquakes and floods and faced enormous challenges in view of climate change. Speaking at the inaugural session of a media workshop on reporting disasters organised by the NDMA,... Read more
Obama rejects voices of division
Washington: US President Barack Obama assured American Muslims on Monday that he stood firmly with them in rejecting the voices of division and religious intolerance. The assurance, included in his Ramazan message, is a veiled reference to Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump’s recent rhetoric that even the candidate acknowledges... Read more
SHC asks NAB to present detailed report on Dr Asim’s brother-in-law
Karachi: Sindh High Court asked NAB’s investigating officer to bring forth material and a detailed report against Dr Asim’s brother-in-law Khalid bin Shaheen, on Tuesday. According to details, during a proceeding relating to NAB’s investigation regarding Khalid bin Shaheen, NAB prosecutor said that Khalid bin Shaheen was being investigated in... Read more
11 killed, 36 wounded in central Istanbul explosion
Istanbul: Two people were killed and eight others wounded on Tuesday when a car bomb struck a police vehicle in central Istanbul, news channel Haberturk reported on its website. A top official says a car bomb attack targeted a police vehicle in Istanbul has killed 11 people. Governor Vasip... Read more
Rumi so white: Hollywood filmmaker wants to cast Leo as Sufi mystic
Oscar-winning screenwriter David Franzoni is making a biopic on Sufi poet Jalaluddin Rumi, and has generated heaps of criticism on social media for wanting to cast Leonardo DiCaprio as Rumi. The Gladiator writer aims to “challenge the stereotypical portrayal of Muslim characters in Hollywood,” reports The Guardian.  According to The Guardian, David visited... Read more
Safe City Project gets operational: Islooites promised safety
Islamabad: The much-delayed Islamabad Safe City Project costing the national exchequer $125 million or over Rs13 billion, was inaugurated on Monday. The project aims at making the capital “free of crime”. Under the project, over 1,900 surveillance cameras have been installed across the city with a command and control centre... Read more
Pakistan keeps mum on $800m owed by UAE’s Etisalat
Islamabad: The $800 million in arrears from the privatisation of Pakistan Telecommunication Limited are not mentioned in 2016-17 budget books, suggesting the government may have foregone the debt in favour of the Dubai-based buyer. The explanatory memorandum on the federal receipts book for the next fiscal 2016-17 is silent on... Read more
Fruit prices soar in Islamabad as Ramazan begins
Islamabad: As the first of Ramazan began in the country on Tuesday, prices of fruits were also increased in the federal capital. According to details, watermelons are being sold for Rs 25 per kilogram whereas their official rate is Rs 20 per kilogram. Meanwhile, bananas are being sold for... Read more
Afghan Taliban refuse to cease fire in Ramazan
Islamabad: The Afghan Taliban on Monday rejected a ceasefire appeal for the holy month of Ramazan saying they would instead step up attacks. The appeal was made by the UN mission in Afghanistan and the government-sponsored High Peace Council (HPC). “…specially during Ramazan, I call upon all parties to the... Read more
Rs50 billion earmarked for AJK development
Islamabad: The government has allocated Rs50 billion for the rehabilitation of infrastructure in Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK) during the next five years. The announcement was made by Minister for Kashmir Affairs and Gilgit-Baltistan Barjees Tahir. The minister made these remarks at a joint news conference with Information, Broadcasting and... Read more