Former PM Shaukat Aziz’s son passes away in London
Former prime minister Shaukat Aziz’s only son, Abid Shaukat, died at a London hospital early Sunday. Abid, 43, had...
Speedo Bus Service to be launched in Bahawalpur, Lodhran
Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif says his government is spending billions of rupees for the provision of comfortable and...
Road ire claims life in Karachi
One person killed and three injured on Sunday morning after a vehicle was fired upon at the Sea View...
8 miscreats killed several arrested in joint FC/Sindh Rangers operation
Frontier Corps (FC) and Sindh Rangers have jointly carried out operation in the bordering area between Balochistan and Sindh provinces, killing at least eight armed men. During the operation three FC personnel also sustained injuries. According to FC Balochistan spokesman, the FC and Sindh Rangers launched joint raid in... Read more
Cylinder explodes in a house in Mutan; 6 injured
A cylinder exploded in a house located on Nawabpur Road early morning today. Six people were injured in the exlposion, rescue sources said. According to the sources, the injured persons have been rushed to Nishtar Hospital. Read more
Railway Bogie set ablaze at Hyderabad railway station
Unknown arsonists set a bogie on fire at the  railway station here early morning today. According to the police, the bogie was standing at platform #1 of railway station when some unidentified miscreants torched it. No casualties were reported, police said. Read more
IK Stands by MQM in solidarity during this ‘difficult’ time
Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) head Imran Khan today expressed solidarity with the supporters of Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) over reports of Altaf Hussain’s arrest in London on money laundering charges. Addressing a public meeting at Abbottabad, Hussain said he stands by the MQM in this difficult time Read more
Govt pins hopes on slashing subsidies, reducing tax exemptions in upcoming budget
Finance Minister Ishaq Dar will be presenting the PML-N government’s second budget in the National Assembly today. The finance bill for the fiscal year 2014-15 includes fiscal adjustments of more than Rs300 billion (about 1 per cent of the gross domestic product), achieved by slashing subsidies and cutting back... Read more
4.14pc GDP growth recorded, highest since 2008-09
ISLAMABAD: Admitting failure towards achieving the economic targets set for the outgoing fiscal year 2013-14, Finance Minister Senator Ishaq Dar on Monday released the Pakistan Economic Survey, a pre-budget document saying the country, however, provisionally achieved 4.14 per cent GDP growth rate. He will also present the second budget... Read more
Rs. 701bn lost due to terrorism
Economic losses suffered by Pakistan due to terrorism continued to pile up as the country lost another Rs701 billion ($6.9bn) during the first nine months (July-March) of 2013-14. The country has lost Rs8264.4bn ($102.5bn), both in direct and indirect costs of incidents of terrorism, during the past 13 years... Read more
Russia finally lifts arms embargo against Pakistan
Russia has lifted its embargo on arms supplies to Pakistan and is holding talks on supplying Islamabad with combat helicopters, the head of state-owned Rostec, Sergei Chemezov, said Monday, Russia’s official ITAR-TASS news agency reported. “Such a decision has been taken. We are holding talks on supplying the helicopters,” Chemezov said,... Read more
Army Chief General Raheel Sharif departs on a 3-day visit to China
Chief of Army Staff (COAS), General Raheel Sharif has departed on a three-day official visit to China. According to the Inter Services Public Relations (ISPR), General Raheel Sharif will hold meetings with Chinese political and military leadership, and talks will be held on extending bilateral defense and security cooperation,... Read more
Issues in LNG import resolved
The Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Resources will be able to import the first consignment of 400MMCF of liquefied natural gas (LNG) by the end of the first quarter of the next year as it has resolved issues with the defence ministry, the Port Qasim Authority and other stakeholders.... Read more
Dar to launch PES 2013-14
Finance Minister Ishaq Dar will launch later today, the Pakistan Economic Survey 2013-14, which is expected to be a combination of missed targets and improved performance in various sectors. The finance minister would, however, like to play up the ‘better than last year’s performance’ aspect and will be looking... Read more
Sunni Ittehad Council throws its waight behind PAT & PML-Q’s  ten-point agenda
The Chairman of the Sunni Ittehad Council (SIC) Sahibzada Hamid Raza yesterday announced the council’s support for a ‘grand alliance’ deeming itmandatory for electoral reforms. Chairman Sahibzada Hamid Raza welcomed the ten-point agenda presented by Pakistan Muslim League-Quaid (PMLQ) and Pakistan Awami Tehreek (PAT). He demanded that the government impose agricultural emergency in the country for five years. Chairman SIC also demanded... Read more
2 children die during measles vaccination in KP
Two more children mysteriously died on Sunday after being vaccinated with anti-measles injections in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa’s Charsadda district. According to reports, a four-year-old died who was injected with the vaccination on Saturday during anti-measles campaign started in Shabra area of the district. Another incident took place in Amirabad area of same district, where... Read more
MWM rallies against Shia genocide in Karachi
A rally against sectarian targeted killing was organized by Majlis Wahdatul Muslimeen (MWM) in Karachi on earlier today. The rally started at Numaish area and ended at Supreme Court Registry due to the closure of roads leading to the Chief Minister House. The participants have staged a sit-in protest outside... Read more