Bangladesh factory boy killed in air hose assault

Bangladesh factory boy killed in air hose assault

A 13-year-old boy has died in hospital in Bangladesh after an apparently gruesome assault at a spinning mill. The incident took place in Dhaka’s Narayanganj district. Police say a colleague pumped air into the boy’s rectum using a high-pressure hose. Police say the reason for the incident is not clear but the teenager’s colleague has […]

PM holds farewell meeting with Lt Gen Rizwan Akhtar

PM holds farewell meeting with Lt Gen Rizwan Akhtar

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Thursday held a farewell meeting with the outgoing Director General Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) Lt Gen Rizwan Akhtar. During the meeting the Prime Minister praised the services rendered by Lt Gen Rizwan Akhtar as DG ISI and expressed good wishes for the future. Pakistan Army on Sunday announced the appointment […]

Bullish trend continues at PSX as 100 index touches 46,540

Bullish trend continues at PSX as 100 index touches 46,540

KARACHI: Pakistan’s KSE-100 Index is once more on a bullish trajectory today (Thursday), continuing upwards from its gain since the past 10 days. The market opened today at 46,185 points, and dipped over 40 points just after 9:30 AM. However, it reversed the losses and shot up to peak at 46,540 points at 11:22 AM. […]

Fates of Imran, Jehangir Tareen will be decided on same day: CEC

Fates of Imran, Jehangir Tareen will be decided on same day: CEC

ISLAMABAD: The Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) said on Thursday that fates of Imran Khan and Jehnagir Tareen will be decided on the same day. The CEC said that verdict on references for disqualification of Tareen and Imran Khan will be announced together. He was hearing disqualification references against the two politicians today. The hearing was […]

Govt successfully tackling major challenges confronting Pakistan, says PM

Govt successfully tackling major challenges confronting Pakistan, says PM

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Thursday said the government has achieved significant progress in tackling major challenges confronting the country. Addressing 40th Export Awards ceremony of the Federation of Pakistan Chambers of Commerce and Industry in the capital, the Prime Minister, the chief guest at the event, said Pakistan has faced several critical challenges […]

Amir injury scare, Smith’s ton pile pressure on Pakistan

Amir injury scare, Smith’s ton pile pressure on Pakistan

BRISBANE: Australia captain Steve Smith shone in the Gabba floodlights with a sparkling century to put Australia in a commanding position on day one of the first test against Pakistan on Thursday. Smith´s unbeaten 110 drove Australia to 288 for three at stumps, as Pakistan´s bowlers toiled on a hot day in the field and […]

Senate resolution disapproves Companies’ Ordinance 2016

Senate resolution disapproves Companies’ Ordinance 2016

ISLAMABAD: Senate on Thursday passed the resolution disapproving the Companies Ordinance, 2016 with a majority vote. The resolution was tabled by opposition members while Law Minister Zahid Hamid defended the ordinance and said that the government is ready to accommodate any workable suggestions from the opposition benches. He said the Ordinance is aimed at giving […]

NA resumes proceedings after heated session

NA resumes proceedings after heated session

ISLAMABAD: After disruption from Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) members in National Assembly on Wednesday, the session resumed on Tuesday after a delay of two hours. A stormy NA session was in progress on Wednesday evening with lawmakers from treasury and opposition delivering fiery speeches on the Panama scandal, which has been haunting the Nawaz government for […]

COAS attends funeral prayers for pilot of crashed PIA plane

COAS attends funeral prayers for pilot of crashed PIA plane

RAWALPINDI: Funeral prayers for Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) pilot Ali Akram, one of the 47 victims of the deadly PK-661 crash, were offered in Rawalpindi on Thursday. The prayers were held at Army Ground, Rawalpindi, which were also attended by Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa. Strict security arrangements were in place […]

Major General Asif Ghafoor appointed new DG ISPR

Major General Asif Ghafoor appointed new DG ISPR

RAWALPINDI: Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) on Thursday announced the appointment of Major General Asif Ghafoor as the new DG ISPR, who will be replacing Lt Gen Asim Bajwa. Major General Asif Ghafoor is presently commanding a division in Swat. ISPR also announced other major transfers and shuffles in ranks: 1. Major General Abdullah Dogar has […]

Junaid Jamshed laid to rest amid tears and sobs

Junaid Jamshed laid to rest amid tears and sobs

KARACHI: Thousands attended funeral prayers for singer-turned-preacher Junaid Jamshed, who was killed in the PK-661 air crash last week, after which he was laid to rest at Darul Uloom Korangi in Karachi amid tears and sobs. The prayers led by religious scholar Maulana Tariq Jameel were held at AKD Ground, DHA Phase 8, after Zuhr on Thursday […]

Misbah looks to make history in Australia

Misbah looks to make history in Australia

BRISBANE: The Pakistan team, six years in the making and armed with insider knowledge from coach Mickey Arthur, are poised to make history in Australia, veteran skipper Misbah-ul-Haq said Wednesday. Misbah, who exerts a calming influence on the mercurial Pakistanis, believes the side has developed into one that can finally deliver a series win after […]