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...
Karan Johar decides not to work with Pakistani actors
Bollywood director Karan Johar has decided not to work with Pakistani artistes. In a video message, Karan Johar said: “I beseech you to know one thing, that over 300 Indian people in my crew have put their blood, sweat and tears in Ae Dil Hai Mushkil and I don’t think it’s fair to... Read more
ECP summons Imran Khan, Jahangir Tareen on Nov 2
The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) has summoned Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman and senior party leader Jahangir Tareen to appear before it on Nov 2 in connection with reference filed against the two PTI top leaders. On a reference forwarded by National Assembly Speaker Sardar Ayaz Sadiq seeking Khan’s disqualification, ECP... Read more
Taliban restart secret talks with Afghanistan in Qatar
The Taliban and the Afghan government restarted secret peace talks in September and have held two rounds of discussions in Qatar, Britain’s Guardian newspaper reported on Tuesday, citing anonymous sources. Citing a Taliban official, the Guardian said a senior American diplomat was present at the meetings in Qatar, where... Read more
Battle begins as Iraq forces advance on IS stronghold of Mosul
Iraqi forces are “ahead of schedule” in an offensive aimed at retaking Mosul and dealing a death blow to the Islamic State group, but the battle will be difficult and protracted, the Pentagon has said. The start of the long-awaited assault raised deep concerns for hundreds of thousands of... Read more
Misbah, Holder hail competitive day-night Test
Rival captains Misbah-ul-Haq and Jason Holder praised the fight till last attitude in the first day-night Test played with Pakistan upstaging West Indies by 56 runs in the final hour on Monday. West Indies were led in their fight by Darren Bravo who smashed 116 during his 410-minute of... Read more
Pepsi to reduce sugar in soft drinks
Pepsi has set a target for reducing the amount of sugar in its soft drinks around the world as part of a suite of goals aimed at tackling problems ranging from obesity to climate change. The New York-based company will announce on Monday that by 2025 at least two... Read more
PAF Mirage jet crashes in Karachi
A pilot of the Pakistan Air Force (PAF) dies in an air crash due to technical fault this morning. The PAF spokesperson while talking to media said the jet crashed shortly before take-off  and the pilot embraced martyrdom after he flied away the jet from a residential area to prevent... Read more
ECP to use Electronic Voting Machine
The Election Commission of Pakistan will begin using the Electronic Voting Machines on trial basis in the by-elections. This was stated by Secretary Election Commission Babar Yaqub Fateh Muhammad during the inaugural ceremony of five week long training of election officers in Islamabad on Tuesday. Speaking on the occasion... Read more
Allison Janney gets star on Walk of Fame
Emmy-Award winning actress Allison Janney was joined by former co-star Richard Schiff as she received the 2,592nd star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on Monday. Seven-times Emmy Award-winning actress Janney, who played White House press secretary C.J. Cregg in the political drama, received the star located next to American... Read more
Pakistan’s new air carrier Serene Air to start operations by year-end
Air Travel Authority has granted licence to Serene Air has to establish a private airline in Pakistan. According to Aviation sources, Serene Air will begin operations on domestic routes by November or December 2016. As per its plan submitted to the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) officials, “The authority granted Serene Air a... Read more
Nawaz Sharif elected PML-N’s President unopposed
Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif has been elected unopposed as the president of Pakistan Muslim League-N. Others who have been elected unopposed in the intra party elections being held in Islamabad on Tuesday are Raja Zafarul Haq as Chairman and  Sartaj Aziz, Sir Anjaam Khan, Sikandar Hayat, Changez Mari,... Read more
IHC reserves ruling on COAS field marshal petition
The Islamabad High Court (IHC) has reserved its ruling on a petition seeking the status of field marshal for the incumbent chief of army staff (COAS). The petition was filed by a lawyer, Sardar Adnan Saleem Khan, and cites the prime minister and the secretaries of defence and cabinet division... Read more
COAS communicates PM of Corp commanders’ concerns
Chief of the Army Staff (COAS) General Raheel Sharif on Monday apprised Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif of the decisions taken recently and the concern expressed by the corps commanders, high-level sources said. The corps commanders’ meeting lately had expressed serious concerns over the breach of national security by feeding... Read more
Tom Cruise promises ‘unique brutality’ in ‘Jack Reacher’ sequel
Tom Cruise stars as the aggrieved former U.S. military officer in sequel “Jack Reacher: Never Go Back”, promising “a level of unique brutality” in the new film based on Lee Childs’ books. This time, Reacher uncovers the conspiracy that led to his former colleague, Major Susan Turner, being accused... Read more