Zardari to land in Karachi tomorrow afternoon

Zardari to land in Karachi tomorrow afternoon

PPP Co-Chairman Asif Zardari will land at Karachi’s old Jinnah terminal on Friday afternoon, PPP leader Nisar Khuhro said during a press conference Thursday. The former president is returning to Pakistan after abruptly leaving the country last year following a hard-hitting speech in which he lashed out at the military establishment for overstepping its domain. […]

Asad Shafiq jumps to 20th place in ICC Test player rankings

Asad Shafiq jumps to 20th place in ICC Test player rankings

Veteran batsman Asad Shafiq has improved to number 20 in the latest ICC Player Rankings for Test Batsmen, the International Cricket Council (ICC) announced on Wednesday. The development comes after Shafiq scored a gritty century which almost led Pakistan to what would have been an extraordinary victory in the first Test match of their tour […]

Famed drifter Ahmad Daham to visit Pakistan Dec 24

Famed drifter Ahmad Daham to visit Pakistan Dec 24

Internationally recognised drifter Ahmad Daham is all set to embark on his first Pakistan tour on December 24, said a statement issued on Wednesday. Daham is a world-class drifter with a fan-following across the globe. He is a two-time Red Bull Car Park Drift Regional Champion (2014 and 2015 Middle East) and a Guinness World […]

I have become more moderate, says Masroor Nawaz Jhangvi

I have become more moderate, says Masroor Nawaz Jhangvi

Masroor Nawaz Jhangvi said he has become more moderate and distanced himself from his previous anti-Shia rhetoric after winning a regional assembly seat. Jhangvi’s December election to the Punjab provincial assembly caused a stir in due to fears his political ascent would increase sectarian divides in Jhang, a dusty town with a history of violence […]

There is no honour in wounding, killing or maiming women, says Bilawal

There is no honour in wounding, killing or maiming women, says Bilawal

Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) Chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari said on Wednesday that there is no honour in wounding, killing or maiming women. “There is no honour in any crime. Laws of forgiveness, when used by the strong and wealthy, are not to become instruments of injustice,” said Bilawal. He added that equal rights necessitate equal […]

NAB accepts Mushtaq Raisani’s plea in embezzlement case

NAB accepts Mushtaq Raisani’s plea in embezzlement case

The National Accountability Bureau (NAB) has decided to accept the plea bargain request of Mushtaq Ahmad Raisani, Balochistan’s former finance secretary as well as Sohail Majeed Shah, the contractor and frontman of Khalid Langove, the former adviser to chief minister Balochistan for finance. The former civil servants, will pay NAB an amount of over Rs2 […]

11 children killed as bus runs into Muslim procession in Nigeria

11 children killed as bus runs into Muslim procession in Nigeria

Eleven children were killed when a bus driver lost control of his vehicle and ploughed into a Muslim procession marking the birthday of Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) in northern Nigeria, police said Wednesday. The accident Tuesday in Malam Sidi village in Gombe state was due to a brake failure, Ahmed Usman, the spokesperson for police, said. […]

Indian cruise missile test fails for the fourth time

Indian cruise missile test fails for the fourth time

The fourth test of India’s “Nirbhay” land-attack cruise missile (LACMs), designed to carry nuclear or conventional warheads failed on Wednesday, reported the Times of India. All the four tests of the subsonic missile, with a strike range of 1,000km, have failed to achieve the required test parameters. “The test was an utter failure, with the […]

EU accuses Facebook of misleading it in WhatsApp probe

EU accuses Facebook of misleading it in WhatsApp probe

The European Commission has charged Facebook Inc with providing misleading information during its takeover of the online messaging service WhatsApp, opening the company to a possible fine of 1 percent of its turnover. However, the statement of objections sent to Facebook will not affect the EC’s approval of the $22 billion merger in 2014, the […]

Singer Jawad Ahmed dedicates his rights award to labourers

Singer Jawad Ahmed dedicates his rights award to labourers

KARACHI: Dedicating his human rights award he has received recently to labourers and the poor and oppressed segments of the country, singer and activist Jawad Ahmed pledged on Tuesday to continue working with workers’ rights bodies. Speaking at a press conference at the Karachi Press Club, Ahmed said that he was dedicating his human rights […]

US sanctions companies, people over Russia actions in Ukraine

US sanctions companies, people over Russia actions in Ukraine

The United States on Tuesday targeted more Russian businessmen and companies over Russia’s annexation of Crimea and the conflict in Ukraine, slapping them with US sanctions in a move Moscow criticized as hostile. The measures come a month before US President Barack Obama hands over power to President-elect Donald Trump, who has praised Russian President […]

Obama bans oil drilling ‘permanently’ off Alaska, part of Atlantic coast

WASHINGTON: US President Barack Obama on Tuesday banned new oil and gas drilling in federal waters in the Atlantic and Arctic Oceans, in a push to leave his stamp on the environment before Republican Donald Trump takes office next month. Obama used a 1950s-era law called the Outer Continental Shelf Act that allows presidents to […]