Iran’s Mahan Air to launch Tehran-Lahore flights from Dec 18
Iran’s Mahan Air has announced two weekly flights between Tehran and Lahore from December 18. According to Iranian state...
Modric latest La Liga player to be accused of tax fraud
Real Madrid midfielder Luka Modric has been accused by Spanish prosecutors of tax fraud of up to 870,728 euros...
North Korea tests most advanced missile yet; US mainland in range
North Korea test fired its most advanced intercontinental ballistic yet on Wednesday, putting the US mainland within range and...
Bollywood’s Salman Khan wants to talk less after ‘rape’ analogy uproar
Bollywood superstar Salman Khan, who sparked an uproar in India by saying his heavy training schedule for an upcoming film left him feeling “like a raped woman”, said day he earlier yesterday that he needs to talk less to stay out of trouble. Khan, who has played a bad... Read more
Daraz, Kaymu merger to enhance the value addition for customers
Pakistan’s two leading e-commerce players, Daraz and Kaymu, have both jointly agreed to merge in order to “enhance the value proposition to customers and sellers and accelerate growth”. According to a press release, both platforms will remain active with their current brand names, but the new entity, Daraz Group,... Read more
Pakistan Stock Exchange records biggest loss in over 5 months on Brexit vote
Pakistan stocks plunged down more than 2 percent and recorded their biggest percentage loss in more than five months as Britain’s exit from the European Union rattled markets all over the world. The benchmark 100-share index of the Pakistan Stock Exchange closed down 2.22 percent, or 848.01 points, at... Read more
Pakistani student breaks though Denmark’s grading scale record
A Pakistani student in Denmark has broken the country’s maximum grading scale of 12 to attain a massively  high average of 13.6. Seven years ago, Jawad Shafique’s elder brother did the same with an average of 12.3 but this time it is him — the ‘wonder boy’ as his teachers fondly call him.... Read more
Gilgit ATC sentenced Chinese national to 9 years in jail in arms smuggling case
An anti-terrorism court in Gilgit sentenced a Chinese national to nine years imprisonment for attempting to smuggle weapons from Pakistan to China via the Khunjrab border. Gilgit ATC judge Shahbaz Khan also asked the Punjab inspector general of police to take action against the arms dealer who sold four pistols and... Read more
Chief Justice directs authorities to increase security of public and judiciary
The Chief Justice of Pakistan, Mr. Justice Anwar Zaheer Jamali has directed the Chief Secretary and IGP Punjab to beef up security of the public in general and the Honorable Judges in particular. The Chief Secretary and IGP Punjab were called by the Chief Justice on Friday at Supreme... Read more
Brexit: Pound, Asia markets collapse as Britain quits EU
 British markets plunged earlier today, with the sterling hitting a 31-year low in its biggest fall on record and UK stock futures pointing to a steep fall at the market open after Britons voted to leave the European Union. Bonds also sold off sharply, pushing UK government borrowing costs... Read more
Pakistan to sell indigenously made Super Mushshak trainer aircraft to Qatar
Pakistan earlier yesterday achieved yet another landmark in the defence production sector, when Pakistan Aeronautical Complex (PAC) and Qatar Emiri Air Force signed an agreement for supply of Super Mushshak Aircraft to the brotherly nation. The trainer aircraft supply contract signing ceremony was held at Doha (Qatar), where General... Read more
PPP’s Asif Zardari meets US senator John McCain
The former Pakistani President Asif Ali Zardari met US senator John McCain earlier today in LA and said that Pakistan was committed to rooting out terrorism. In his meeting with the American senator, Asif Zardari said that Pakistani soldiers were sacrificing their lives. Zardari also said that Pakistan was... Read more
SCO: President Mamnoon attends inaugural session
The 16th meeting of the Heads of the State Council of Shanghai Cooperation Organization started in the Uzbek capital of Tashkent earlier today with representatives of member and observer states in attendance. President Mamnoon Hussain joined other world leaders at the session which is being attended by Russian president... Read more
Inferno: Fire breaks out in Karachi factory
Fire broke out at a local factory in Karachi’s SITE area today morning. According to reports, a large section of the building was damaged by the fire, which is yet to be extinguished. No casualties have been reported as yet. Rescue workers and fire fighters arrived at the site and started... Read more
Explosion in Quetta: 3 dead
At least three people were killed and another 28 more injured, including women and children, in a loud explosion at Almo Chowk in Quetta earlier today. The dead and injured were taken to Civil Hospital Quetta. At least three of the injured were in critical condition. According to Deputy Inspector General... Read more
UK Prime Minister David Cameron resigns, handover due in October
 David Cameron has announced his formal resignation as Prime Minister of the United Kingdom after the shock victory for the campaign to leave the European Union. Cameron said in a statement this morning that he is likely to be gone by the time of the Conservative Party conference in... Read more
Ex-test captain Kumble named new India coach for a year
Former Test captain Anil Kumble was earlier yesterday named the new head coach of India for a one-year period, taking over the reins of one of the most high-profile sides in world cricket. The highest Indian Test wicket-taker, Kumble, 45, is known for his work ethic and never-say-die attitude... Read more