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...
Radical UK cleric Anjem Choudary jailed for five and a half years
Radical cleric Anjem Choudary, long a thorn in the side of British authorities, was jailed Tuesday for five-and-a-half years after being convicted of encouraging support for Islamic State (IS) militants. Supporters of the 49-year-old and his co-defendant Mohammed Mizanur Rahman — who received the same sentence — shouted “Allahu... Read more
LUMS, NUST, UET, QAU ranked among world’s best 800 institutes
Six Pakistani universities ranked among the world’s top 800 institutes on the 13th edition of the Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) World University Rankings. National University of Science and Technology (Nust) continues to be the country’s highest-ranked institute, remaining in the 501-550 band. Lahore University of Management Sciences (Lums) and Quaid-i-Azam University... Read more
ECP summons Imran Khan on September 28
Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf Chief Imran Khan has been summoned to the Election Commission of Pakistan at the end of this month after it accepted a reference, requesting his disqualification on suspicion of hiding and making false claims about his assets. The Election Commission of Pakistan on Tuesday formally accepted a... Read more
London airports facing delays due to protest at City, BA tech glitch
Travelers flying through three major London airports faced delays on Tuesday due to a protest at City airport and a technological glitch at British Airways that affected check-in times. Protesters swam across a dock and “occupied” the runway at London City Airport, Sky News reported. The activists were from... Read more
ECP adjourns references against PM till September 28th
Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) on Tuesday adjourned hearing of the references against Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif till 28th September The election commission heard the references filed by Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI), Pakistan People’s Party (PPP), Awami Muslim League (AML) and Pakistan Awami Tehreek (PAT), seeking disqualification of Prime Minister... Read more
Messi in doubt for Celtic clash with groin injury
Lionel Messi’s availability for Barcelona’s Champions League opener with Celtic next week remains in doubt after tests confirmed the five-time World Player of the Year is suffering from a groin injury. Messi returned to Spain after aggravating the injury as he scored the winner against Uruguay last Thursday in... Read more
SHC lifts ban on ‘Maalik’
The Sindh High Court (SHC) ordered to lift ban on Urdu feature film ‘Maalik’. Urdu movie ‘Maalik’ was banned in April this year by the federal Ministry of Information, Broadcasting and National Heritage declaring the movie ‘anti-Pakistan’. Maalik’s  director, writer Azeem had challenged the ban in Sindh High Court, stating... Read more
Philippines’ president expresses regret after insulting Obama
Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte expressed regret on Tuesday for a tirade against Barack Obama in which he called the US leader a “son of a whore”. “While the immediate cause was my strong comments to certain press questions that elicited concern and distress we also regret it came across... Read more
Pakistan Defence Day being observed today
Pakistan Defence Day is being observed today with renewed pledge to defend the motherland against all threats.    It was on 6th of September in 1965 that the Indian forces crossed international border in the darkness of night and attacked Pakistan but ever vigilant armed forces solidly backed by... Read more
Mexico pays tribute to late singer Juan Gabriel
Fans of Mexico´s late legendary singer Juan Gabriel sang his hits Monday as they waited for a major tribute to the star at the capital´s ornate Palace of Fine Arts. More than 1,000 people braved the rain outside the domed cultural center in Mexico City while Gabriel´s ashes were... Read more