Iran’s Mahan Air to launch Tehran-Lahore flights from Dec 18
Iran’s Mahan Air has announced two weekly flights between Tehran and Lahore from December 18. According to Iranian state...
Modric latest La Liga player to be accused of tax fraud
Real Madrid midfielder Luka Modric has been accused by Spanish prosecutors of tax fraud of up to 870,728 euros...
North Korea tests most advanced missile yet; US mainland in range
North Korea test fired its most advanced intercontinental ballistic yet on Wednesday, putting the US mainland within range and...
Nawab Laghari returns home after missing for months
Nawab Laghari, former adviser in the Sindh government, returned home on Monday after remaining missing for months. According to relatives  Unidentified men left Laghari in a car near Sawan and his health has suffered during his disappearance. A case for his recovery was underway at the Islamabad High Court. Laghari... Read more
16 killed, 19 injured in Lahore’s Ferozepur road blast
At least 16 people were killed and 19 injured in an explosion at the Kot Lakhpat vegetable market near Arfa Kareem IT Tower in Lahore on Monday. Police and rescue services have reached the site of the incident and are investigating the nature of the explosion. According to police,... Read more
Teenage maid recovered from house of anchorperson Gharida Farooqi
Police have recovered a teenage maid from the residence of anchorperson Gharidah Farooqui. Teenage maid’s parents lodged an application for the recovery of their teenage daughter who was illegal detention by the anchorperson Gharidah Farooqui. Muhammad Munir, the father of 15-year old Sonia, filed a habeas corpus petition in a local... Read more
China warns India not to harbour illusions in border stand-off
China’s defense ministry on Monday warned India not to harbor any illusions about the Chinese military’s ability to defend its territory, amid a festering border dispute. The stand-off on a plateau next to the mountainous Indian state of Sikkim, which borders China, has ratcheted up tension between the neighbors,... Read more
Mobile phone import decline by 5.78%
The import of mobile phones during fiscal year 2016-17 fell by 5.78 per cent as compared to same period the previous year. Mobile phone imports during the period under review were recorded at $709.69 million against the import of $753.224 million in July-June (2015-16). According to latest data of... Read more
SC lambastes DG PEMRA for submitting incomplete transcript of Nehal Hashmi’s speech
The Supreme Court has expressed displeasure over submission of an incomplete speech transcript of Senator Nehal Hashmi by the director general of Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA). On Monday’s hearing, a three-judge bench headed by Justice Ejaz Afzal Khan observed that PEMRA has not presented the complete transcript of... Read more
Pakistan’s economy expected to subside: IMF
After a better than expected performance with five percent growth in 2016, the economies of countries in the Middle East and North Africa as well as Pakistan and Afghanistan will subside to just 2.6 percent growth this year, the International Monetary Fund said on Monday. Economic growth in the... Read more
CTD Malakand arrest a Key terrorist in Swat
The Counter-Terrorism Department (CTD) of Malakand has arrested a key terror suspect named Ali Akhtar in Swat on Monday. According to the CTD officials, Ali Akhtar was arrested during a raid carried out in Kanju Township following a tip-off regarding the suspect’s presence in the area. He was involved... Read more
Chaudhry Nisar to hold press conference today
Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan’s much awaited press conference, which was postponed on Sunday, is scheduled to take place today. Interior Minister called up his Sunday’s press conference due to suffering from back pain, as doctors advised to rest for at least one more day before holding a... Read more
Manchester United edges Real Madrid on penalty kicks
Anthony Martial offered Jose Mourinho a timely reminder of his attacking prowess Sunday despite missing from the spot in Manchester United’s penalty shootout victory over Real Madrid. After a hugely impressive debut campaign at Old Trafford under Louis van Gaal, Martial struggled to consistently produce the goods under Mourinho... Read more
Oil tanker owners call countrywide strike
All Pakistan Oil Tankers Association (APOTA) has called a countrywide strike starting Monday. According to Chairperson APOTA, Yousaf Shahwani, the strike has been called in protest of the safety rules of Oil and Gas Regulatory Authority and the fines being levied by the Motorway police. “OGRA and the Motorway... Read more
First Hajj flight carrying 328 pilgrims operates from Islamabad
The first Hajj flight of Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) carrying 328 pilgrims took off from Benazir Bhutto International Airport, Islamabad for Madina early Monday. Religious Affairs and Interfaith Harmony Minister Sardar Muhammad Yousaf was present at Benazir Bhutto International Airport, Islamabad to see off the 328 pilgrims. Addressing pilgrim,... Read more
Venezuela congress going ahead despite ‘imperial’ threat: Maduro
Defying pressure from abroad and at home, Venezuela’s President Nicolas Maduro said on Sunday that an election would go ahead next weekend for a controversial new congress his foes fear will institutionalize dictatorship. “The imperial right wing believes it can give orders to Venezuela, the only ones who give... Read more
Blink-182 calls off shows after Linkin Park’s Chester suicide
Rockers Blink-182 on Saturday called off stadium shows they had planned with Linkin Park whose singer Chester Bennington hanged himself. The bands, two of the top-selling rock acts at the turn of the century, had been set to team up for “Blinkin Park” concerts at New York’s Citi Field... Read more