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...
US suspends Muslim travel ban
US authorities on Saturday suspended President Donald Trump’s controversial ban on travelers from seven Muslim countries, following a court ruling that blocked its enforcement. “We have reversed the provisional revocation of visas,” a US State Department spokesman told AFP. The department had said some 60,000 travel visas had been... Read more
Bano Qudsia passes away
Writer and TV playwright Bano Qudsia has passed away at the age of 88 years on Saturday. Bano Qudsia was known for her master piece novel “Raja Gidh” and “Mome Ki Kalian” Born on November 28, 1928, Bano Qudsia did her Masters   from University of Punjab in 1950. She was... Read more
Davis Cup: Pakistan defeats Iran in men’s doubles category
In the Davis Cup tennis tournament continuing at Sports Complex in Islamabad, Pakistan on Saturday defeated Iran in men’s doubles category. The pair Aisam-ul-Haq and Aqeel Khan defeated their Iranian counterparts in the straight sets by 6-1, 6-2 and 6-2. It is worth mentioning that Pakistan is hosting the... Read more
Eminem returns with new Trump attack
Hip-hop superstar Eminem has returned with a fresh attack on US President Donald Trump, contributing an angry verse on the new album of Big Sean. The lyrics mark the latest political intervention by Eminem, who re-emerged weeks before the November 8 election with a charged, eight-minute freestyle rap against... Read more
Uber CEO quits Trump’s business advisory group
Uber Technologies Inc Chief Executive Officer Travis Kalanick quit President Donald Trump’s business advisory group on Thursday amid mounting pressure from activists and employees who oppose the administration’s immigration policies. Critics included Uber drivers, many of whom are immigrants themselves. “Joining the group was not meant to be an... Read more
Djokovic survives Davis Cup scare, champions Argentina slump
Novak Djokovic survived an injury scare and battled back from a set and a break down to help Serbia take a 2-0 lead over Russia in the Davis Cup World Group tie on Friday. Twelve-time major winner Djokovic, just one of two of the world’s top 15 playing in... Read more
U.N. Security Council lifts sanctions on Gulbuddin Hekmatyar
The United Nations Security Council on Friday dropped sanctions against Afghan strongman Gulbuddin Hekmatyar, potentially paving the way for his return openly to Afghanistan. The Afghan government requested the move as part of a peace deal with Hekmatyar and his group, Hezb-i-Islami, in September. The deal was criticised by... Read more
Abdul Basit to take charge as Foreign Secretary
The government has decided to appoint Abdul Basit as new Foreign Secretary in place of vice Aizaz Ahmad Chaudhary. Foreign Secretary, Aizaz Ahmad Chaudhary has been designated to as envoy to the United States. Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif  who approved appointments has also concluded consultations for appointing new administrative boss of... Read more
W.House vows to fight court ruling blocking travel ban
The White House on Friday pledged to fight back after a federal judge in Seattle ordered a temporary nationwide halt to President Donald Trump’s controversial ban on travelers from seven Muslim-majority nations. Press secretary Sean Spicer called Trump’s executive action “lawful and appropriate” and said the Department of Justice... Read more
US judge blocks Trump’s travel ban
A US federal judge on Friday ordered a temporary, nationwide halt to President Donald Trump’s ban on travelers from seven Muslim-majority countries, in the most severe legal blow to the controversial measure. The restraining order issued by Seattle US District Judge James Robart is valid nationwide pending a full... Read more
At least 60 go missing following heavy rains in Balochistan
Balochistan  Provincial Disaster Management Authority (PDMA) has requested for Pakistan Army’s helicopters to search for at least 60 people went went missing in torrential rains in Noshki. According to Levies sources and local news channel ‘Samaa News’, six buses carrying people including women and children went missing near Zaro... Read more