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...
Serena wins Australian Open for 23rd grand slam crown
Serena Williams beat her sister Venus 6-4 6-4 in the Australian Open final on Saturday to win her 23rd grand slam singles title and become the most successful tennis player in the open era. The 35-year-old American’s victory gave her a seventh Melbourne Park crown and sent her clear... Read more
Iran’s Rouhani to Trump: ‘Not the time to build walls’
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani criticised his US counterpart Donald Trump on Saturday, saying now was “not the time to build walls between nations”. “They have forgotten that the Berlin Wall collapsed many years ago. Even if there are walls between nations, they must be removed,” Rouhani said at a... Read more
Microsoft’s market value tops $500 billion again after 17 years
Microsoft Corp’s (MSFT.O) market capitalization topped $500 billion for the first time since 2000 on Friday, after the technology giant’s stock rose following another quarter of results that beat Wall Street’s expectations. Shares of the world’s biggest software company rose as much as 2.1 percent to $65.64, an all-time... Read more
State Bank decides to maintain interest rate at 5.75 percent
The State Bank of Pakistan decided to maintain the interest rate at 5.75 percent. Governor State Bank of Pakistan Ashraf Mahmood Wathra, addressing a press conference to announce the monetary policy for the upcoming two months stated that the interest rate would remain unchanged at 5.75 percent. Wahtra said that... Read more
Lindsay Lohan meets Erdogan, Syrian girl blogger
US actress Lindsay Lohan met Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and seven-year-old Syrian girl blogger Bana al-Abed in Ankara on Friday, the Turkish presidency said on its website. In a picture taken at the presidential palace, a smiling Lohan is standing next to Erdogan, who is embracing Bana and... Read more
Activist Salman Haider returns home
Activist and blogger Salman Haider reached home on Friday night. According to Islamabad police, Salman Haider,  who had gone missing from Islamabad a couple of days ago, returned home on Friday night. Salman Haider had gone missing from Islamabad’s Bani Gala area, prompting protests and demands from civil society... Read more
Interior Ministry challenges SHC verdict on Ayyan Ali in Supreme Court
The federal interior ministry has challenged Sindh High Court ‘s verdict regarding withdrawal of Ayyan Ali’s name from exit control list (ECL) in Supreme Court of Pakistan. The ministry pleaded in its petition that Sindh High Court (SHC) didn’t decide on merit . Ayan Ali was put on ECL at... Read more
K-Electric charges Rs 62bn extra to power utility from consumer
 The K-Electric has recovered additional Rs. 62 billions  from its consumers in bills. The Water and Power Ministry has disclosed in a letter addressed to National Electric Power Regulatory Authority (NEPRA) chairman, over its negligence which caused K-Electric consumers to pay an additional amount to the tune of Rs... Read more
Malala ‘heartbroken’ over Trump’s executive order on refugees
The youngest Nobel Peace Prize winner, Malala Yousafzai has condemned President Trump’s executive order establishing new vetting measures for immigrants. Yousafzai, 19, in a statement said “I am heartbroken that today President Trump is closing the door on children, mothers and fathers fleeing violence and war,” Read: Anti-Trump ‘resistance’ movement... Read more
Anti-Trump ‘resistance’ movement begins on Twitter
A social media “resistance” movement is taking shape against the Trump administration, inspired by the new president’s efforts to control information. It began after the deletion of tweets and data from official US accounts and websites which proved embarrassing to the new president, including government reports on climate change,... Read more
Trump suspends US refugee program, entry from seven Muslim countries
US President Donald Trump signed a sweeping new executive order Friday to suspend refugee arrivals and impose tough new controls on travellers from seven Muslim countries. Making good on one of his most controversial campaign promises, and to the horror of human rights groups, Trump said he was making... Read more