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,...
Korai Canal breach floods many villages
A big 30 feet wide breach appeared in the Korai Wah canal near Panu Aqil on Friday night. Water flooded Panu Aqil city and reached the National Highway. At least 10 villages inundated, crops were affected, and villagers migrated to safer places in boats. A Pakistan Army rescue team filled the... Read more
Al Qaeda Ayman Al-Zawahri pledges allegiance to new Taliban leader
The chief of Al Qaeda, Ayman al-Zawahri, in an online audio message, pledged allegiance to the new head of the Afghan Taliban, who was appointed last month after his predecessor was killed in a US drone strike. The veteran Islamist militant became al Qaeda’s leader after U.S. Navy Seals... Read more
A national first: Pakistani artist awarded prestigious Jameel Prize in Istanbul
The well known Pakistani artist Ghulam Mohammad has won the highly  prestigious Jameel Prize-4 for his works in contemporary Islamic art, effectively becoming the first Pakistani to achieve the distinction. The Jameel Prize, an international award for contemporary art and design inspired by Islamic tradition, was awarded to Ghulam... Read more
US Army major detained for threatening to kill Muslims at North Carolina mosque
A North Carolina man faces ethnic intimidation charges after leaving bacon at a mosque and making death threats to its members as they prepared for worship in observance of Ramazaan, Islam’s holy month, authorities said on Friday. Russell Thomas Langford of Fayetteville was arrested late on Thursday, the Hoke... Read more
Indian Muslim women campaign against ‘triple talaq’ divorce
A mere three words were scrawled on the letter from her husband and posted to her parent’s home in central India, but they were enough to shatter Sadaf Mehmood’s life. Using an ancient and controversial Islamic practice, Mehmood’s husband wrote “talaq, talaq, talaq” or “I divorce you” three times... Read more
Road network development: ADB approves $100m loan for M-4 motorway
The Asian Development Bank (ADB) will loan an estimated $100 million to Pakistan for the construction of the Gojra-Shorkot section of the M4 motorway project. The board of directors of the Manila-based lending agency approved the loan on Friday, marking its first co-financing venture with the newly established Asian... Read more
Plan to plant three million trees in Karachi still not implemented after a year
Even though a  year has passed the terrible worst heat wave that killed more then a thousand people, the 20 million residents of the sprawling city still wait for the implementation of government’s promise to plant three million trees, it emerged on Wednesday. A hefty sum was arranged by the... Read more
JUI-F Senator ‘verbally abuses’ attempts to assault female analyst during TV talk show
A Jamiat-i-Ulema-i-Islam Fazl (JUI-F) senator used abusive language against a female analyst and rights activist Marvi Sirmed during a television show yesterday, triggering a social media uproar. The show aired on private television channel NewsOne was debating recent honour killings in Pakistan when JUI-F Senator Hafiz Hamdullah got angry... Read more
Clear message: US drone strikes will imperil ties, insists Pakistan
The top civil and military leadership delivered a clear message to senior US officials earlier yesterday that Pakistan would no longer tolerate drone strikes on its soil, warning that such attacks in future would jeopardise bilateral cooperation between the two countries. The stern message was conveyed by Prime Minister’s... Read more