ADB appoints first woman country director Xiaohong Yang to Pakistan
The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has appointed China’s Xiaohong Yang as new Country Director for Pakistan. According to ADB...
Musicians in aquariums make sounds in a silent world
Talk about fluid tunes: A group of innovative Danish musicians submerged like fish in an aquarium have created an...
Ghulam Mustafa Khar joins PTI
Ghulam Mustafa Khar has joined Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) on Monday. Khar made the announcement after meeting Imran Khan at...
Custody case: Abdullah meets father for second time
Abandoned child Abdullah on Saturday met his father Chaudhry Iqbal for second time in a Karachi´s family court. According to details, Iqbal again brought sweets, toys and other items for Abdullah but a two-hour meeting was not enough to acclimatize the kid with his father. Iqbal neither tried to... Read more
Ishaq Dar takes strong notice of NBP online system breakdown
Finance Minister Senator Mohammad Ishaq Dar Saturday took strong notice of the difficulties being faced by pensioners in collecting pensions at various bank branches. Talking to Governor State Bank of Pakistan (SBP) on telephone, the finance minister asked him to contact the National Bank Authorities and redress the problems... Read more
Eighteen injured in Makkah stampede: Saudi media
Eighteen pilgrims have been injured in a stampede near Islam´s holiest site, Saudi media reported on Saturday, as the kingdom continues to review safety after a deadly crush during last year´s hajj. The incident happened on Friday night near the Grand Mosque in Makkah, the Al-Riyadh newspaper said, as... Read more
Blake prevails in Olympic trials after injured Bolt withdraws
Yohan Blake won Jamaica’s men’s 100 meters Olympic trials in 9.95 seconds on Friday after world and Olympic champion Usain Bolt pulled out minutes before the final with a hamstring injury. Bolt handed in a medical exemption after aggravating in Friday’s semi-finals a right hamstring injury that he had... Read more
Pakistan calls for end to drone strikes
Pakistan has demanded an immediate cessation of drone strikes that violate the territorial integrity and sovereignty of States, saying such attacks also breach the fundamental rights of the victims and further fuel violence and extremism. Speaking in the UN General Assembly, Ambassador Maleeha Lodhi condemned the continued use of... Read more
Saif Ali Khan confirms Kareena is pregnant, expecting baby in December
Kareena Kapoor Khan who has been avoiding the question for a while now, but hubby Saif Ali Khan puts the rumour mill to rest. “My wife and I would like to announce that we are expecting our first child in December. We would like to thank our well wishers... Read more
Hindu priest hacked to death in Bangladesh
A Hindu priest was hacked to death on Friday at a temple in Bangladesh, police and senior administrative officials said. Bangladesh, a Muslim-majority nation of 160 million people, has seen a surge in violent attacks in few months on liberal activists, members of minority Muslim sects and other religious... Read more
NBP online system breaks down before Eid
National Bank of Pakistan faced an online system breakdown Saturday leaving thousand customers all over Pakistan faced difficulties withdrawing their salaries and pensions. Ghulam Mustafa, an employee of state-run news agency Associated Press of Pakistan (APP), who was waiting for his money at one of the bank’s branches in... Read more
Richard Olson arrives in Islamabad to meet top brass
The United States Ambassador to Pakistan and Afghanistan Richard Olson arrived in Islamabad on a two-day visit. Richard Olson will hold meetings with Chief of Army Staff General Raheel Sharif, Finance Minister Ishaq Dar and Foreign Secretary Aizaz Ahmad Chauhdry. US senator John McCain, who is also expected to... Read more
SBP releases Rs 130 billion fresh currency notes for Eid-ul-Fitr
The State Bank of Pakistan (SBP) has announced to release fresh currency notes of Rs 130 billion a bid to facilitate general public during Eid-ul-Fitr holidays, Spokesperson of the central bank said, SBP has issued instructions to all commercial banks in the country, asking them to ensure that civilians get... Read more
Inflation lowest in 46 years
The inflation rate has been recorded below three percent, which is the lowest in 46 years. In 1968-69, inflation was recorded at 1.6 percent.Pakistan’s economy is gaining momentum as the foreign exchange reserves have also gone above the historic mark of $23 billion. While talking about the economic turnaround... Read more
New Taliban leader tells US to end Afghan ´occupation´ in first message
New Taliban leader Maulawi Haibatullah Akhundzada on Saturday called on the US to end its “occupation” of Afghanistan in his first message since been appointed the militant group´s supreme leader in May. “Admit the realities instead of useless use of force and muscle show and put an end to... Read more
Djokovic facing Wimbledon humiliation as Federer cruises
World number one and defending champion Novak Djokovic was facing Wimbledon humiliation on Friday before rain saved him from his worst defeat at the tournament since 2008. Three-time winner Djokovic, who is halfway to the first calendar Grand Slam in 47 years, dropped the first two sets of his... Read more
US aware of KPK’s donation to Darul Uloom Haqqania
The US State Department has said that it’s aware of reports stating that the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa  (KPK) government had proposed a $3 million budget allocation for Darul Uloom Haqqania seminary. “I would refer you to the KP government or the government of Pakistan with any questions concerning this funding,”... Read more