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...
Misbah becomes oldest Test centurion in 82 years
Pakistan captain Misbah-ul-Haq became the oldest player to score a Test century for 82 years when he reached three figures against England at Lord’s on Thursday and celebrated by performing an impressive series of press-ups. The 42-year-old’s achievement was all the more impressive as this was also his first... Read more
PIA announces pre, post Hajj operation
Pakistan International Airline (PIA) on Thursday announced pre Hajj operation to be commenced from August 4 and continue till September 5. According to press release issued here, Post Hajj operation would start from September 17 and last till October 16. Around 50,000 Hujjaj would be transported on PIA flights... Read more
Woakes double strike rocks Pakistan
England’s Chris Woakes took two wickets in quick succession as Pakistan’s Mohammad Amir waited to make his return to Test cricket at Lord’s — the scene of his spot-fixing crime. Pakistan were 76 for two at two at lunch on Thursday’s first day of the first Test, with Woakes... Read more
COAS confers death sentences of 12 ‘hardcore militants’
Army chief General Raheel Sharif (COAS) confirmed death sentences of 12 “hardcore militants”. According to the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR), the militants were involved in committing heinous crimes related to terrorism, i.e. killing of civilians, attacks on armed forces and destruction of schools and communication infrastructure. All culprits were... Read more
Pokemon GO could be next big marketing tool for retailers
Pokemon GO, a mobile game that has rocketed to the top of Apple Inc and Android app stores in record time, looks set to challenge young internet companies which specialize in increasing foot traffic for small businesses and may end up playing a role in major brands’ marketing, according... Read more
Calvin Harris lambasts Taylor Swift in row over hit song
When Taylor Swift and Calvin Harris — two of the biggest names in music — split up, they tried to keep their breakup amicable. No longer. Harris on Wednesday denounced his ex-girlfriend as a bully after it was revealed that she co-wrote his recent hit “This Is What You... Read more
Pakistan wins the toss, elects to bat first
Pakistan won the toss and chose to bat as the first test match between Pakistan and England commences at Lords today (Thursday). First Test between Pakistan vs England will be played at Lords on today (Thursday). Misbah-ul-Haq is leading the national team in the Test series while Azhar Ali and Sarfraz... Read more
Advocate Ibrahim Abro arrested not kidnapped, says IG Sindh police
The  alleged abduction of a Sindh High Court Advocate Ibrahim Abro took a turn when Inspector General (IG) of Sindh Police A.D. Khawaja revealed that he was arrested by its officials and not abducted. A.D. Khawaja revealed tha Abro  was arrested on Wednesday as he was involved in several mugging attempts outside... Read more
No plans to revive peace talks with Taliban, says Afghan govt
Kabul has no plans to revive a peace process aimed at bringing the Taliban to the negotiating table after a four-nation effort earlier this year produced no results, the spokesman of the Afghan president said Thursday. Haroon Chakhansuri, President Ashraf Ghani’s spokesman, said the four-nation group ─ comprising Afghanistan,... Read more
Jennifer Aniston lambasts tabloids over body shaming
Hollywood stars came out to support Jennifer Aniston on Wednesday after she penned a scathing blog post railing against years of tabloid scrutiny of her figure and persistent pregnancy rumors. The “Friends” star complained about daily harassment by paparazzi and questioned a celebrity news culture that objectifies women, insisting:... Read more
Despite Pakistan’s concerns, India vows more tough action to tackle Kashmir conundrum
India will go on hunting militants in Kashmir despite widespread protests over the killing of a young separatist commander, officials said, as the government bets that force coupled with development will quell rebellion in the restive state. The strategy for the Muslim-majority region contested by nuclear-armed neighbors India and... Read more
BBZ to address election rally in Rawlakot today
Chairman Pakistan People’s Party Bilawal Bhutto Zardari (BBZ) to address an election rally of the PPP in Azad Kashmir today (Thursday)  According to PPP leadership BBZ will address to the rally and all  arrangements for an election rally in Rawlakot has been made. Regional elections in Azad Jammu and Kashmir are... Read more
US calls for Pak-India dialogue on Kashmir
The United States will continue to support Pakistan’s efforts to combat terrorism, violent extremism, and build a more stable and democratic society. This was stated by US State Department spokesperson Mark Toner at a media briefing in Washington. He said supporting Pakistan in the fight against terrorism is in... Read more
Islamic State’s minister of war Abu Omar al-Shishani killed in Iraq
Abu Omar al-Shishani aka Omar the Chechen,  Islamic State’s “minister of war”, was killed in combat in the Iraqi city of Shirqat, south of Mosul. According to a news agency ‘Amaq News’ that supports the militant group said on Wednesday that  Shishani had likely been killed in a US air... Read more