First ever multinational counter-terrorism exercise concludes
The culmination ceremony of the first ever multinational counter-terrorism air exercise was held at a Pakistan Air Force (PAF)...
Iraq sees ‘progress’ in talks on Kurdish peshmerga pullback
Iraqi and Kurdish commanders made “progress” in talks Saturday on Kurdish fighters withdrawing from disputed areas, Iraq’s chief of...
Afghan deputy governor goes missing in Peshawar
An Afghan provincial deputy governor, Mohammad Nabi, has gone missing from Peshawar. According to initial reports, the Afghan embassy...
Indian Nobel winner launches march for abused children
Indian Nobel peace laureate Kailash Satyarthi on Monday started a cross-country march aimed at forcing authorities to clamp down on the widespread sexual abuse and trafficking of vulnerable children. Satyarthi and scores of supporters embarked on the “India March” at Kanyakumari on the country’s southernmost tip. He hopes to... Read more
Dubai developers unveil mega projects despite downturn
Property developers in Dubai showcased new multi-billion-dollar mega-projects on Monday despite falling prices, in the hope of stimulating demand and helping to end a three-year market downturn. Exhibitors at the three-day Cityscape Global showed off models of high-end skyscrapers and even “Floating Venice”, a resort complete with underwater suites.... Read more
Palm oil imports surge by over 68 percent in July
The palm oil imports into the country surged by 68.56 percent during the month of July 2017 compared to the same month of the last year. Pakistan imported palm oil worth $176.600 million in July 2017 compared to the imports of $104.771 million in July 2016, showing growth of... Read more
Facebook fined 1.2 million euros by Spanish data watchdog
Facebook has been fined 1.2 million euros for collecting personal information from users in Spain that could then be used for advertising, the national data protection watchdog said on Monday. The fine stemmed from an investigation into the social network company, which was conducted alongside similar probes in Belgium,... Read more
Governing Council supervising compilation process to ensure census credibility: Bajwa
In order to ensure credibility of the 6th Population and Housing Census, a high-powered Governing Council has been supervising compilation of the census data, Chief Census Commissioner, Asif Bajwa said on Monday. “Qualified and professional demographers are the members of the governing council team,” Bajwa said while addressing a press conference... Read more
US sanctions would be counter-productive: Abbasi
Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi said it would be counter-productive for the United States to sanction Pakistani officials or further cut military assistance, warning it would hurt both countries’ fight against militancy. US-Pakistan relations have frayed since President Donald Trump last month set out a new Afghanistan policy and... Read more
President for adherence to Quaid’s principles to counter challenges
President Mamnoon Hussain has stressed upon adherence to the principles of Father of nation Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah to adequately counter all the challenges of today’s world. “September 11 is the day when we pay homage to the memory of Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah as well as reaffirm our... Read more
Ivy League graduate and dance champion crowned Miss America
An Ivy League graduate and national dance champion from North Dakota was crowned Miss America on Sunday, becoming the first contestant from the state to win the nearly 100-year-old contest. Cara Mund, from Bismarck, North Dakota, a graduate of Brown University in Rhode Island, who has been accepted to... Read more
North Korea warns US will pay due price for spearheading UN sanctions
North Korea warned on Monday the United States would pay a “due price” for spearheading a UN Security Council resolution against its latest nuclear test, as Washington presses for a vote on a draft resolution imposing more sanctions on Pyongyang. South Korean officials have said after the North’s sixth... Read more
North Korea warned on Monday the United States would pay a “due price” for spearheading a UN Security Council resolution against its latest nuclear test, as Washington presses for a vote on a draft resolution imposing more sanctions on Pyongyang. South Korean officials have said after the North’s sixth... Read more
Nadal races to third US Open, 16th Grand Slam title
Rafael Nadal raced to a third US Open title and 16th Grand Slam crown on Sunday with a 6-3, 6-3, 6-4 rout of South African giant Kevin Anderson. The world number one, the champion also in New York in 2010 and 2013, added the US title to the record... Read more
Women pickers toil unprotected in Pakistan’s cotton fields
Widow Amina Batool has laboured in Pakistan’s scorching cotton fields for nearly eight years to eke out a living and feed and clothe her two children. She lives in a two-room, mud-thatched house on the outskirts of Vehari town, in Pakistan’s Punjab cotton belt, surrounded by shrubs and eucalyptus... Read more
Sri Lanka to play one T20 in Lahore next month: PCB
The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) on Saturday announced  that Sri Lanka team will play a T20 match in Lahore on October 29. In a statement, PCB said “The five-match ODI series between the two teams will be played in three cities, i.e. Dubai, Abu Dhabi, and Sharjah starting from October 13,... Read more
ICC World XI players arrive at Lahore airport
Thirteen players of ICC World XI arrived at the Haj terminal of Lahore’s Allama Iqbal Airport in the wee hours of Monday. World XI arrival in Pakistan #CricketKiHalalala #PAKvWXI pic.twitter.com/jf74c87JBX — PCB Official (@TheRealPCB) September 10, 2017 World XI arrival in Pakistan #CricketKiHalalala #PAKvWXI pic.twitter.com/AAcqYyTQmm — PCB Official (@TheRealPCB)... Read more