Families of Orlando victims sue Facebook, Google, Twitter

Families of Orlando victims sue Facebook, Google, Twitter

The families of three Orlando nightclub shooting victims have filed suit against Facebook, Twitter and Google accusing them of providing “material support” to the militant Islamic State (IS) group by allowing the spread of extremist propaganda that inspired the attack. The assault by gunman Omar Mateen, who pledged allegiance to IS, left 49 people dead […]

Baldia factory fire clear case of arson: Forensic experts

Baldia factory fire clear case of arson: Forensic experts

Forensic expert and Director General of Punjab Forensic Science Agency, Dr Mohammad Ashraf Tahir has said in a press conference on Thursday that the government has been informed that the Baldia factory fire was a clear case of arson and not an accidental fire. Explaining the difference, Dr Tahir said, “In arson, an accelerant like […]

Trump after Berlin, Turkey attacks: ‘I’ve been proven to be right’

Trump after Berlin, Turkey attacks: ‘I’ve been proven to be right’

US President-elect Donald Trump said on Wednesday that attacks this week in Berlin and Ankara proved he was correct to propose curbing Muslim immigration to the United States. “What’s going on is terrible, terrible,” Trump told reporters, when asked about the truck attack that killed 12 people at a Christmas market in Berlin and the […]

Finance division releases Rs250m to protect Houbara Bustards

Finance division releases Rs250m to protect Houbara Bustards

The Finance Division on Thursday released Rs250 million for a ‘Houbara Bustard and Migratory Birds Endowment Fund’ upon the directions of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif. In October, the prime minister had approved the fund, which aims at boosting the habitats of migratory birds, particularly the endangered Houbara bustard. The fund will be used to increase […]

Railways launches special Christmas train

Railways launches special Christmas train

Minister for Railways Khuwaja Saad Rafique on Thursday inaugurated a special purpose ‘Xmas Peace Train’ ahead of Christmas festivities in the country. The minister, while addressing the inauguration ceremony, hailed the role of minority groups, especially Christians, in the development and prosperity of Pakistan. “The white colour of our national flag denotes minority groups, and […]

Aamir Khan’s ‘Dangal’ will not be screened in Pakistan, confirm distributors

Aamir Khan’s ‘Dangal’ will not be screened in Pakistan, confirm distributors

Bollywood film Dangal will not be screened in Pakistan, the distributors of the film said in a statement. They denied media reports suggesting that the Aamir Khan-starrer would be released in the neighbouring country, PTI reported on Tuesday. They said “any news reports to the contrary are false”. This comes a day after Pakistani cinema […]

NAB will not keep a single penny of Rs3.35bn recovered from Raisani: DG operations

NAB will not keep a single penny of Rs3.35bn recovered from Raisani: DG operations

The National Accountability Bureau (NAB) said on Thursday it has recovered nearly Rs3.3 billion worth of cash and properties from the plea bargain deal the bureau struck with Mushtaq Ahmed Raisani, the then finance secretary of Balochistan, and Sohail Majeed Shah, contractor and frontman of ex-adviser to Chief Minister Balochistan, as part of their corruption […]

Taher Shah flees country amid ‘death threats’

Taher Shah flees country amid ‘death threats’

Taher Shah, the man behind the surprise hit songs ‘Eye to eye’ and ‘Mankind’s angel’, has left the country after receiving anonymous ‘death threats’, his manager has confirmed. Shah’s manager did not have any information regarding the singer’s return to the country. Taher Shah rose to internet stardom when he released his first viral hit, […]

Nokia sues Apple for infringing patents

Nokia sues Apple for infringing patents

Nokia Corp said on Wednesday it had filed a number of lawsuits against Apple Inc for violating 32 technology patents, striking back at the iPhone maker’s legal action targeting the one-time cellphone industry leader a day earlier. Nokia’s lawsuits, filed in courts in Dusseldorf, Mannheim and Munich, Germany, and the US District Court for the […]

New Romanian PM likely to be female Muslim

New Romanian PM likely to be female Muslim

Romania’s Social Democrat Party (PSD) proposed a leftist woman from the country’s tiny Muslim minority as prime minister on Wednesday, a close associate of PSD power broker Liviu Dragnea who was ruled out of the job after being convicted in a 2012 referendum rigging case. Sevil Shhaideh, 52 who must be approved by President Klaus […]

Russia lays to rest murdered Turkey envoy with full honours

Russia lays to rest murdered Turkey envoy with full honours

Russia staged a sombre memorial ceremony on Thursday for Andrei Karlov, the Russian ambassador to Turkey gunned down in Ankara on Monday by a man shouting “Don’t forget Aleppo”. Russia and Turkey have branded the assassination a failed attempt to derail a rapprochement between Moscow and Ankara which has seen them cooperate more closely over […]