Stunning Lyon, Starc catches floor England
Two freakish Australian catches rocked England´s diminishing hopes of saving the second Ashes Test on a fast-moving third day...
‘Kwaussie’ named Australian word of the year
Inspired by a dual citizenship crisis plaguing politics in Australia, the term “Kwaussie” — a mix of Kiwi and...
Pakistan has potential for strong economic growth: study
Pakistan has the potential for achieving strong economic growth till 2030, says a study, provided it successfully overcomes five major...
Coca-Cola halts India plant over pollution issue
Coca-Cola has temporarily halted operations at a bottling plant in northern India over alleged environmental violations, an ongoing controversy which has dogged its factories in the country. The beverages giant told AFP it had voluntarily suspended manufacturing at its Dasna plant near New Delhi while the local environmental authority... Read more
COAS vows to eliminate terrorists’ sleeper cells from Pakistan
General Raheel Sharif, Chief of Army Staff (COAS) visited front line troops busy in operations along Pak-Afghan Border in Khyber Agency. COAS was given detailed briefing by Operational commander on Progress of Operations and gains consolidated so far. Showing satisfaction over the progress of operation, COAS appreciated the highest... Read more
FPSC issues notification to enhance CSS Exams upper age limit
The Federal Public Service Commission (FPSC) has approved the enhanced the uppers age limit by two years for the CSS Competitive Examination. According to a notification, the age limits for CSS 2017 examination will be between 21 to 30 years for fresh candidates. The date to determine the eligibility... Read more
Ryan Lochte releases statement about Rio incident
Ryan Lochte has released a statement on Friday apologizing for his actions, with a brief explanation of that night Lochte initially said he and three other US swimmers were robbed at gunpoint after a night out in Rio last weekend, investigators in Brazil released security footage showing the swimmers... Read more
LHC halts metro train work near monuments
Lahore High Court on Friday banned construction of the country’s first rapid mass transit system within 200 feet (61 metres) of historic buildings in Lahore, in a victory for heritage campaigners. Campaigners had argued that the Chinese-funded metro project, most of which will be elevated, would endanger sites including... Read more
Rawalpindi knifeman takes ‘revenge’ on women by stabbing 17: police
A Pakistani man has stabbed 17 women this year, killing one, in a misogynistic spree because he wanted “revenge” for a cruel stepmother, police in the garrison city of Rawalpindi said Friday. Mohammad Ali, 22, targeted women in the streets at random from late January until this month, police... Read more
Hollywood poster blunder sparks backlash in Hong Kong
A poster for upcoming Hollywood movie “Arrival” mistakenly featuring a Shanghai landmark on Hong Kong’s skyline was taken down from the film’s official Facebook page Friday after sparking outrage and ridicule. Hong Kong is deeply divided over mainland China’s governance of the city, with many angered by what they... Read more
US swimmers leave Brazil after admitting to inventing mugging
US Olympic authorities apologised to Brazil on Thursday as two US swimmers were allowed to go home having retracted a fabricated story about being mugged in Rio. A third American swimmer who is still in Brazil can leave the country after he paid a donation to an “institution” of... Read more
PM arrives in Karachi

PM arrives in Karachi

Pakistan August 19, 2016 0

Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif arrived in Karachi on day long visit to launch a couple of projects and preside over a high-level meeting on law and order.  The PM will chair a meeting at the Governor House over the current law and order situation in Karachi. After chairing meeting at... Read more
No longer wanted, Pakistani workers not to leave Saudi Arabia without pay
We will wait here – one year, two years. We will wait for our money. Then we will go back,” said Sardar Naseer, 35, a Pakistani welder at the Qadisiya Labour Camp, which houses around 2,000 workers from construction conglomerate Saudi Oger. Migrant construction workers, abandoned in their thousands... Read more
Metallica planning first album in eight years
Heavy metal band Metallica is coming out with its first album in eight years, the group announced Thursday. The rockers’ 11th studio album will be called “Hardwired… To Self-Destruct” and go on sale in November, the band said. It follows “Death Magnetic,” which came out in 2008. “It really... Read more
Trump says he regrets offending people with how he speaks
Donald Trump made a rare act of contrition Thursday, saying he regretted offending people with his harsh way of speaking. Trump made the gesture at his first rally since ordering a shakeup in his campaign to save his struggling bid as Republican candidate for the US presidency. “Sometimes in... Read more
Oil dips in Asia amid Saudi Arabia output boost reports
Oil prices eased slightly in Asia Thursday amid reports OPEC kingpin Saudi Arabia would further raise output in August. Prices hit five-week highs this week, supported by hopes that a Russian-Saudi cooperation may reach a pact to freeze output, easing the stubborn supply glut dogging the market since late... Read more
Twitter suspended 360,000 accounts for ‘promotion of terrorism’
Twitter Inc has shut down 360,000 accounts for threatening or promoting terrorist acts since the middle of 2015, the company said in a blog post on Thursday. The microblogging platform has previously come under fire from Washington and third-party groups for not doing enough to stop accounts linked to... Read more