Drone strike killed three in Kurram Agency
At least three people were killed in a drone strike at a hideout of Taliban commander in Kurram Agency ...
US Embassy to lead Pakistani delegation on power generation
Economic Counselor of US Embassy William Laitinen will be leading a delegation of Pakistani government and business officials to...
Pakistan auctions Sukuk, Euro Bonds worth $2.5 bn
Pakistan has successfully executed US $ 1.0 billion five years Sukuk and US $ 1.5 billion ten years Eurobond...
Pakistan’s trade share in Global market likely to surge
Pakistan’s trade share in global market is expected to increase due to economic activities under China-Pakistan Economic Corridor, regional trade arrangements and Strategic Trade Policy Framework. According to Radio Pakistan, the government has taken several steps relating to cost of doing business, market access and competitiveness. Under Strategic Trade... Read more
South Africa bans four over match fixing
Cricket South Africa said Monday they had banned four players following a match fixing probe of the 2015 domestic Twenty20 competition. The banned players were named as Jean Symes, Pumelela Matshikwe, Ethy Mbhalati and Thami Tsolekile, the former South African Test wicketkeeper. “The banning of these four players follows... Read more
Japan orders military to be ready for North Korea missile launch at any time
Japan ordered its military on Monday to be ready at any time to shoot down any North Korean missiles that threaten to strike Japan, putting its forces on a state of alert for at least three months, a defence ministry official and media said. Up to now, Japan has... Read more
Aaj TV, Dawn News cameramen die in Quetta blast
Cameramen of Aaj TV and Dawn News Shehzad Khan and Mehmood Khan killed in the in a suicide explosion at Civil Hospital in Quetta. The Aaj TV cameraman, Shehzad Khan died on the spot whereas Mehmood Khan of Dawn News sustained critical injuries and was rushed to hospital, where he succumbed to his... Read more
COAS orders intelligence agencies to conduct combing operations
Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Raheel Sharif Monday ordered to launch special combing operations following a suicide attack at Civil Hospital in Quetta that left at least 63 people dead. Director General of Inter Services Public Relations (ISPR) Lt-Gen Asim Bajwa wrote on his Twitter account.“Intelligence agencies to... Read more
MQM’s former unit in-charge gets death sentence in Waqas Shah murder case
Anti-Terrorism Court (ATC) awarded death sentence to Muttahida Qaumi Movement’s (MQM) former unit in-charge in Waqas Shah murder case. Syed Asif Ali, the former unit in-charge, was accused of killing his comrade Waqas Shah during a protest that erupted after the Rangers raided the MQM headquarters, Nine Zero, on... Read more
Sindh University launches Chinese language course
The inaugural ceremony of a month-long Chinese language teaching course was held on Monday at Area Study Centre Far East and Southeast Asia, University of Sindh. The Vice-Chancellor of University of Sindh Prof. Dr. Muhammad Siddique Kalhoro who was the chief guest while expressing his views said that proficiency... Read more
Hundreds of Taiwan drivers fined after Pokemon Go launch
Nearly 350 drivers in Taiwan were slapped with fines for playing on their phones after Pokemon Go launched on the island, which has already resulted in broken legs and museum bans. The gaming app has sparked a global frenzy since its launch last month as users hunt for virtual... Read more
Pakistan’s bogus bomb-detectors in business despite global scandal
With radio-like antennae meant to swivel and point at vehicles carrying bombs, “magic wand” explosive detectors proliferated throughout conflict zones in the 2000s until they were exposed as a global scam. But in an astonishing security threat, more than 15,000 of a new variant of the handheld device have... Read more
‘Suicide Squad’ smashes records with $135.1 million debut, ‘Nine Lives’ dies
“Suicide Squad” smashed records, scoring a colossal $135.1 million debut despite suffering some of the worst reviews of the year. That sets a new high-water mark for an August launch, lapping “Guardians of the Galaxy’s” $94.3 million bow. It also ranks as a new personal best for star Will... Read more
American, Australian kidnapped at gunpoint in Kabul
An American and an Australian were kidnapped at gunpoint in the heart of Kabul, officials said Monday, the latest in a series of abductions of foreigners in the conflict-torn country. The two professors at the American University of Afghanistan were seized on Sunday evening and no group has so... Read more
CTD officer killed in Bahawalpur
A Counter Terrorism Department (CTD) official was shot dead in Bahawalpur. According to initial report, unknown gunmen, on a motorcycle, targeted the CTD official when he was on his way to work. The security official was killed on the spot. The shooters managed to escape after carrying out the... Read more
Death toll in Quetta blast mounts to 70
At least 70 persons were killed and several injured in bomb blast in Civil Hospital Quetta after unknown armed men killed Balochistan Bar President in Quetta on Monday morning, According to rescue sources, scores of lawyers were injured due to the blast. A stampede ensued after the blast took place, causing... Read more
Dutch man’s 10 day-wait at Chinese airport for woman ends in hospital
A Dutch man spent 10 days at an airport in China waiting for a woman he met on the internet but ended up hospitalized after the stay took a toll on his health, local media reported. Alexander Pieter Cirk, 41, arrived at Changsha’s Huanghua International Airport last month hoping to meet a 26-year-old... Read more