E-commerce in Pakistan expected to boost to $1 billion by 2020: report
The size of Pakistan’s e-commerce market — one of the most important drivers of the digital sector — is...
Jousting for support, Pakistan’s bid to keep cavalry sport alive
Festooned with garlands and colourful bridles, turbaned riders mounted on horseback in full gallop lower their lances at tiny...
Russia registers nine US media outlets as ‘foreign agents’
Russia´s justice ministry on Tuesday named nine US media outlets including Voice of America as “foreign agents” after President...
MCB announces half year financial performance
The Board of Directors of MCB Bank Limited on August 10, 2016 to review the performance of the Bank and approve the financial statements for the half year ended June 30, 2016. According to a statement, MCB reported a Profit Before Tax (PBT) of Rs. 18.9 billion and a... Read more
Nisar lambasts political leaders on agencies remarks
Federal Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan lambasted political leaders remarks on the agencies failure and remarked that political leaders should have raised their voice against RAW and NDS, spy agencies of India and Afghanistan. Addressing National Assembly today, the minister said terrorists knew that lawyers are going to... Read more
Indian police arrest doctors over ‘organ trade´
Indian police said Wednesday they have arrested the head of an upmarket hospital in Mumbai and four doctors on suspicion of organ trafficking. Police reportedly stopped a kidney transplant procedure at the L H Hiranandani hospital after finding that documents showing the donor was married to the intended recipient... Read more
Intel buys artificial intelligence startup
US-based Intel on Tuesday announced a deal to buy an artificial intelligence startup as the computer chip colossus looks to broaden its role in data centers and the expanding internet of things. Intel did not disclose how much it is paying for Nervana Systems, but US media reports put... Read more
Four customs officials killed in accident while chasing smugglers
Four custom officials were killed in road accident while chasing smugglers on Islamabad Peshawar motorway near village Jando in limits of Taxila Police station in the early hours of Wednesday. Motorway police sources told APP that a vehicle of Customs anti smuggling cell went off the road in a... Read more
Tension mounts as Vietnam arms disputed South China Sea
Vietnam has discreetly fortified several of its islands in the disputed South China Sea with new mobile rocket launchers capable of striking China’s runways and military installations across the vital trade route, according to Western officials. Diplomats and military officers told Reuters that intelligence shows Hanoi has shipped the... Read more
Militants hijacking charity funds for attacks: report
Charities that send financial aid to trouble spots sometimes have the funds “hijacked” by militant groups to carry out attacks, an international counter-terrorism meeting was warned Wednesday. A report by Indonesian and Australian authorities detailed the risk faced by non-profit organisations. It also urged countries in the region to... Read more
Disney beats estimates, buys video streaming stake to lure web viewers
Walt Disney Co’s quarterly profit and revenue on Tuesday beat analysts’ estimates fuelled by movie studio hits, and the media company said it was taking a stake in a streaming video technology company to sell more content directly to consumers. Disney and other media companies are struggling with “cord... Read more
Nawaz Sharif vows to eliminate mindset of terrorism
Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif  reiterated to resolve to uproot the scourge of terrorism from the country. Speaking to National Assembly on Wednesday, Prime Minister Sharif said that the whole nation was saddened by Monday’s horrific attack on lawyers at Civil Hospital in Quetta. “This is the same mindset, which killed... Read more
29,000 passports cancelled during re-verification process: Nisar
Interior Minister Chaudhary Nisar Ali Khan has confirmed that 35 million computerized national identity cards (CNICs) have been verified by the government in the ongoing countrywide drive of CNICs re-verification. During the question hour session in the National Assembly today. Khan told the House that 29,000 passports have been cancelled.... Read more
Civil-military leadership agrees to implement NAP in 30 days
Pakistan’s top civil and military leadership acceded to implement the National Action Plan (NAP) in a period of two-and-a-half month. Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and top military commanders joined their heads in the federal capital on the NAP to discuss the loopholes in their counterterrorism strategy following a horrific... Read more
Quetta carnage leaves ‘vacuum’ among Balochistan lawyers
In Pakistan’s most dangerous province, lawyers are a crucial force for justice. So when a bomb decimated Balochistan’s legal class this week, it left a vacuum that some say will never be filled. The mineral-rich province is plagued by roiling insurgencies, hit by regular militant attacks, and run by... Read more
Cricket: Pakistan ponder line-up for England finale
Pakistan head into their series finale against England at The Oval wondering if an extra bowler can help them square the four-match series at 2-2. After losing the first Test at Lord’s by 75 runs, England have bounced back with victories by 330 runs and 141 runs at Old... Read more
Pokemon booted out of French World War I memorial
A French World War I memorial has been removed from Pokemon Go following complaints about players gathering to do battle at a site containing the remains of 130,000 soldiers, the site’s management said. The Douaumont ossuary in northeast France contains the remains of some of the more than 300,000... Read more