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...
Turkish President Erdogan arrives in Pakistan
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has arrived in Pakistan on Wednesday on a two-day state visit on the invitation of President Mamnoon Hussain. Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Minister and other members of the federal cabinet. The Chief Ministers of other three provinces were notable absentees. President Erdogan is accompanied... Read more
COAS, PM witness ‘Raad ul Barq’ military exercise
Pakistan Army conducted military exercise ‘Raad ul Barq’ (Strike of Thunder) today in Khairpur Tamewali, district Bhawalpur Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, Chief of Army Staff (COAS) Gen Raheel Sharif & Comd Strike Corps Lt Gen Ishfaq Nadeem witnessing the Exercise at KPT Ranges today. Defence Minister Khawaja Asif and Finance... Read more
Bon Jovi “This House Is Not for Sale” earns a No. 1 Album
Bon Jovi’s news song “This House Is Not for Sale” tops the Billboard charts with only 315,000 digital streams. The digital streams Billboard’s math, 1,500 streams equals one album sold — earning 128,000 of its 129,000 album equivalent units in traditional sales. The album was aided by a promotion... Read more
Aussie chief selector quits over Test crisis
Australia’s chairman of selectors Rod Marsh Wednesday quit with immediate effect after a run of five heavy Test defeats left the team in crisis, saying it was time for “some fresh thinking”. The former wicket keeping great, 69, stepped down amid recriminations about the poorly performing team which crashed... Read more
ECP seeks reply from Imran Khan by Nov. 22 on Disqualification References
The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) hearing disqualification references against Chairman Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) Imran Khan has asked to submit a reply on 22nd of this month. The ECP commission also advised PTI’s Secretary General Jahangir Tareen and Talal Chaudhry and Captain Safdar of Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) to... Read more
Special Representative for Pakistan, Afghanistan Richard G. Olson retires
Special envoy of the United States for Pakistan and Afghanistan Richard G. Olson retired after three decades of service. In a press release issued by the US Department of State on Tuesday stated that Olson has retired after a three decades service. The US Secretary of State, John Kerry,... Read more
President Erdogan to arrive in Pakistan today
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan will arrive in Islamabad today on a two-day visit to Pakistan. On a special invitation of President Mamnoon Hussain, President Erdogan will be visiting along with a high-level entourage including Ministers, senior officials and a large number of business community members Besides meeting with... Read more
UN slams North Korea for diverting funds to missiles
United Nations, United States: UN member states on Tuesday condemned widespread human rights violations in North Korea and expressed concerns that funds needed to ease the dire humanitarian crisis are spent on Pyongyang´s missile and nuclear programs. A resolution drafted by Japan and the European Union was adopted by... Read more
US House Republicans keep Paul Ryan as Speaker
Republican members of the US House of Representatives on Tuesday unanimously chose Paul Ryan to keep his job as Speaker, following the party’s victory at the polls last week, the House GOP conference announced. “It is a tremendous honor to be nominated by my colleagues to serve as Speaker... Read more
Pakistan government decides to close Fethullah Gulen school network
The government has decided to close PakTurk schools network in Pakistan run by US-based Turkish cleric Fethullah Gulen. According to local news channel ‘ARY News’ the decision was taken before the arrival of Turkish President Recep Tayyib Erdogan for a two-day state visit to Pakistan from 16-17 November. The Turkish... Read more
India bans Zakir Naik’s NGO for five years
The Indian government has banned Zakir Naik’s Islamic Research Foundation (NGO) as an outlawed organisation for five years, Indian media reports say. According to Times of India, the ban has been enforced under the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act (UAPA) and approved at a meeting of the Union Cabinet. TOI had earlier... Read more
PTI boycotts NA-258 by-election in Karachi
The Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf has decided to boycott the NA-258 by-election scheduled to be held on November 24.  PTI candidate Muhammad Hanif Bangash will also set down from the bypolls. PTI Karachi President Firdous Naqvi alleges that the Pakistan People’s Party has prepared for massive rigging and voter buying. Naqvi also... Read more