Cabinet Division issues new list of Federal Cabinet members

Cabinet Division issues new list of Federal Cabinet members

ISLAMABAD  – Cabinet Division on Tuesday issued new lists of Federal Ministers, State Ministers, Advisers and Spacial Assistants to Prime Minister.The list also contains the name of former federal minister Azam Swati who has resigned from his post few days ago.Yousaf Baig Mirza has been appointed Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on Media Affairs, […]

Citizen journalism: New startup to promote parallel reporting

Citizen journalism: New startup to promote parallel reporting

LAHORE:When conventional media outlets are facing financial crunch owing to struggling economy and shift in the government’s advertisement policy, tech-savvy entrepreneurs introduced a new venture called Qissa.pk, an independent citizen journalism platform to promote parallel reporting.The basic model of Qissa.pk is based on citizen journalism, which has been around for a very long time, but […]

Cosby seeks new trial citing ‘error in legal procedure’

Cosby seeks new trial citing ‘error in legal procedure’

NEW YORK: Attorneys for Bill Cosby outlined their grounds on Tuesday for appealing his sexual assault conviction, citing what they called errors in legal procedure that may have biased the jury and warrant a new trial for the once-beloved comedian.The 81-year-old performer, best known for his role as the lovable family man and physician on the […]

Car sales fall on back of price hikes, curbs on non-filers

Car sales fall on back of price hikes, curbs on non-filers

KARACHI: Locally produced vehicle sales, especially cars of small engines, fell in November 2018 as multiple price hikes and restriction on non-filers of tax returns discouraged many buyers.Sales of the low-end vehicle segment, 1,000cc and below, dropped heavily on the back of a deteriorating macroeconomic situation in the country and challenges faced by the auto sector.Sales […]

No gas load shedding being carried out, NA told

No gas load shedding being carried out, NA told

ISLAMABAD: The National Assembly was informed on Tuesday that no gas load shedding is being carried out in any part of the country.Responding to a calling attention notice moved by Agha Hassan Baloch, Minister for Petroleum Ghulam Sarwar Khan admitted there is issue of low gas pressure in different cities.He said Sui Southern Gas Pipelines Limited […]

US adds Pakistan to blacklist for ‘religious freedom violations’

US adds Pakistan to blacklist for ‘religious freedom violations’

WASHINGTON:The United States said Tuesday it has added Pakistan to its blacklist of countries that violate religious freedom, ramping up pressure over its treatment of minorities.Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said he had designated Pakistan among “countries of particular concern” in a congressionally mandated annual report, meaning the US government is obliged to exert pressure […]

In Pictures: Three-day extravaganza of Bridal Couture Week 2018

In Pictures: Three-day extravaganza of Bridal Couture Week 2018

(Web Desk)-As the Wedding season grips the country with the onset of December the 16th edition of the country’s biggest and most sought-after bridal extravaganza, Pantene HUM Bridal Couture Week (PHBCW) rolled its red carpet on December 7, 2018. The country’s acclaimed couturiers, bridals wear designers and retail brands set the stage on fire with […]

Pant ‘happy’ to help India win with world record 11 catches

Pant ‘happy’ to help India win with world record 11 catches

ADELAIDE (AFP) – Wicketkeeper Rishabh Pant said Monday he was “very happy” to have helped India win the first Test in Adelaide after equalling the world record of 11 catches in a match.The 21-year-old, playing in only his sixth Test, matched the record held by England s Jack Russell and South Africa s AB de Villiers when […]

Dawood invites Japanese investors to explore investment opportunities in Pakistan

Dawood invites Japanese investors to explore investment opportunities in Pakistan

(Web Desk) – Advisor to Prime Minister for Commerce, Textile, Investment, Industries and Production Abdul Razak Dawood invited Japanese entrepreneurs to explore huge opportunities in trade and investment in Pakistan.While addressing a seminar titled “Trade and Investment Opportunities in Pakistan,” in Tokyo, Japan, he underscored that the balance sheets of multi-national corporations in Pakistan itself […]

Thousands throng funeral for ‘youngest’ mujahid martyred in Held Kashmir

Thousands throng funeral for ‘youngest’ mujahid martyred in Held Kashmir

SRINAGAR (AFP) – Thousands of mourners thronged the funeral on Monday of a 14-year-old mujahid martyred by Indian troops in Kashmir, the youngest-ever mujahid martyred in the decades-long insurgency, police said.Mudasir Ahmad Parrey was martyred alongside two other mujahideen, one a 17-year-old, outside the city of Srinagar on Sunday.Parrey, a ninth-grade student, went missing in […]

US shouldn’t even give Pakistan a dollar till it acts on terror

US shouldn’t even give Pakistan a dollar till it acts on terror

NEW YORK (Agencies) – US Ambassador to the United Nations (UN) Nikki Haley, on Monday, said that Pakistan should not be given  even a dollar  as it continues to harbour terrorists, who  turn around and kill American soldiers .Talking to a US magazine- The Atlantic, Haley, the first Indian-American ever appointed to a Cabinet position in […]

Peshawar girl to represent country in US Open U-15 squash

Peshawar girl to represent country in US Open U-15 squash

PESHAWAR:In what can best be described as an honour for the country, a junior squash player Laiba Ijaz Ahmad hailing from Peshawar will represent Pakistan in the US Junior Open Squash Championship to be held from December 15 to 18 in Boston, Massachusetts.At least 9,000 players from all over the world compete to qualify for […]