Pope Francis takes a rickshaw ride in Bangladesh
Pope Francis at the Apostolic Nunciature enjoyed a rickshaw ride during a visit to St Mary´s Cathedral in Dhaka,...
Amazon brings Alexa from home to office in a new AI push
Amazon announced Thursday it is bringing its Alexa digital assistant to the workplace, expanding artificial intelligence (AI) efforts that...
Nine martyred, 30 injured in Peshawar attack
Eleven people were martyred and around 30 injured in a terrorists attack at the Directorate of Agriculture, Peshawar early...
Former COAS Raheel Sharif takes charge as chief of Islamic military alliance
Pakistan’s former  Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General  Raheel Sharif was made the chief of 39-nation Islamic military coalition formed to combat terrorism. Defence Minister Khawaja Muhammad Asif on Friday confirmed that modalities were finalised few days back. The defence minister also said he didn’t have much information at the... Read more
Two US astronauts on spacewalk to upgrade ISS
Two American astronauts ventured outside the International Space Station on Friday to work on upgrading the orbiting outpost´s electrical system. Americans Shane Kimbrough, the 49-year-old commander of the six-person crew aboard the ISS, and flight engineer Peggy Whitson, 56, emerged from an airlock at 1223 GMT. Their spacewalk is... Read more
Fake news warning in Germany after Muslim ‘mob’ story
German media and politicians warned on Friday against an election-year spike in fake news after ultra-conservative website Breitbart claimed a “mob” chanting ‘Allahu Akhbar’ had set fire to a church on New Year’s Eve. After the report by the US website was widely shared on social media, police in the... Read more
Silver Flyweight Champion Muhammad Waseem calls on COAS
World Boxing Council (WBC) Silver Flyweight Champion Muhammad Waseem met Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa at General Headquarters today. COAS praised Boxer Muhammad Waseem for his outstanding achievements and expressed his confidence that Pakistani youth will follow his footsteps to bring good name to the... Read more
Sindh Police reinstate Rao Anwar as Malir SSP
The Sindh Police has been reinstated SSP Malir Town, Rao Anwar. Rao Anwar  was suspended for arresting a senior Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM)  leader. According to the notification, issued by the Naeem Ahmed Shaikh, PSP for Inspector General Sindh Police, Javed Akbar Riaz who was serving as SSP Malir... Read more
Dossier handed over to UN on India’s interference in Pakistan
Pakistan has asked the United Nations (UN) to restrain India from interfering in Pakistan and from activities aimed at destabilizing Pakistan, Foreign office said here Friday. Pakistan’s Permanent Representative to the United Nations, Ambassador Maleeha Lodhi, Friday delivered a dossier on India’s interference and terrorism in Pakistan, to the... Read more
Supreme Court orders police to find ´tortured´ child maid
Supreme Court of Pakistan Friday ordered police to find a ten-year-old maid who was allegedly tortured by her employers, and demanded a full investigation into the case which has spotlighted rampant child labour in the country. The case has shocked many in Pakistan after social media images allegedly showing... Read more
Russia starts scaling down Syria military deployment
Russia’s military on Friday said it has begun scaling down its deployment to Syria, with Moscow’s sole aircraft carrier set to be the first to quit the conflict zone. “In accordance with the decision of the supreme commander of the Russian armed forces Vladimir Putin, the Russian defence ministry... Read more
Clock running down on military courts trying civilians on terror charges
A law allowing secret military courts to try civilians on terrorism charges is set to expire on Saturday, but the government has been silent on its renewal, following criticism from lawyers that it led to abuse and curtailed human rights. Lawmakers amended the constitution in January 2015, responding to... Read more
ECC approves tax exemption for Orange Line Metro Train Project
The Economic Coordination Committee (ECC) of the cabinet Friday approved exemptions from withholding tax beyond 6 percent of E&M contract price and from tax duties on import of equipment to be installed for the Lahore Orange Line Metro Train Project. The summary to this effect was sent to ECC... Read more
Pakistan’s regional languages face looming extinction
Around a hundred women have gathered in a community centre in Peshawar — but they are conversing in a dialect incomprehensible to the Pashtun ethnic group that dominates the region. Instead they are exchanging anecdotes and ideas in their native Hindko (literally, “the language of India”) at a conference... Read more
Aussies push for series clean sweep over Pakistan
Australia were nine wickets away from a series clean sweep and Pakistan an improbable 410 runs from victory with one day left in the third Test in Sydney on Friday. Spinner Nathan Lyon grabbed the wicket of debutant opener Sharjeel Khan for 40, caught at mid-wicket, nearing stumps to... Read more
Forex reserves stand at US $23.163 bln
The total liquid foreign reserves held by the country stood at US $23,163.6 million as on December 30, the State Bank of Pakistan (SBP) reported. According to break up figure, the foreign reserves held by the State Bank of Pakistan stood at US $ 18,268.9 mln while the net... Read more
Cricket-Pakistan out for 315, Australia do not enforce follow-on
Pakistan were dismissed for 315 in their first innings in reply to Australia’s 538-8 declared after lunch on the fourth day of the third test on Friday. The hosts did not enforce the follow-on and will bat in their second innings with 10 players after opener Matt Renshaw was... Read more