Pakistan

No case registered against blogger Salman Haider: FIA

No case registered against blogger Salman Haider: FIA

ISLAMABAD: The Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) said on Wednesday that no case had been registered against social activist and blogger Salman Haider. In a statement, the FIA said an application to file a case against Salman Haider had been received which will be evaluated and a decision will then be taken. The application has been […]

Girl, boy commit suicide by jumping in front of train in Gujranwala

Girl, boy commit suicide by jumping in front of train in Gujranwala

GUJRANWALA: In recent years, Pakistani couples not accepted by one partner’s family or the other’s have chosen to end their lives. However, what happened in Gujranwala on Wednesday breaks away from the regular tradition. From Romeo and Juliet to Laila Majnu, fiction is littered with examples where couples killed themselves because their love was not […]

PSX-100 surges by 698 points on news of new SECP products

PSX-100 surges by 698 points on news of new SECP products

KARACHI: Waning political concerns, and the reported introduction of newer financial products (particularly leverage-featured) by the Securities and Exchange Commission of Pakistan, kept investor confidence intact, pushing the index higher on Wednesday. The Pakistan Stock Exchange went up 1.43%, an increase of 698 points, to close at 49,455.86 points. The overall turnover remained at 356 […]

PCB to invite cricket greats to discuss ways to improve team performance

PCB to invite cricket greats to discuss ways to improve team performance

Karachi: The Pakistan Cricket Board has decided to invite former and current cricketers, including cricketer-turned-politician Imran Khan, for a round table discussion on different issues related to Pakistan cricket. “Chairman PCB Shaharyar M. Khan has decided to hold a round table conference of current and former test players in Lahore on March 6 and 7, […]

‘No ban yet’ – Punjab Govt gives Uber, Careem 15 days to get registered

‘No ban yet’ – Punjab Govt gives Uber, Careem 15 days to get registered

LAHORE: Chief Minister Punjab Shehbaz Sharif has allowed mobile-application taxi service providers Careem and Uber, 15 days to get registered. The companies will continue to operate their services in the meantime, a spokesperson from the Punjab Government clarified. There is no ban on these services in the province. The companies will just need to follow […]

NA opposition denied permission to table resolution against Trump administration

NA opposition denied permission to table resolution against Trump administration

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf members on Wednesday protested in the National Assembly after they were not allowed to table a resolution against US President Donald Trump, who has recently drawn criticism from around the world over his controversial visa ban on seven Muslim states. President Donald Trump on Friday put a four-month hold on allowing refugees […]

CPLC, police devise joint strategy to eliminate mobile snatchings

CPLC, police devise joint strategy to eliminate mobile snatchings

KARACHI: CPLC and police on Wednesday came up with a joint strategy to put an end to mobile phone snatching, according to which a case will be registered against those selling a stolen/snatched phone. DIG South and CPLC have in collaboration prepared an affidavit. The officials concerned said that the document mentioned that data of […]

Pakistan blind cricket team beat India by 7 wickets

Pakistan blind cricket team beat India by 7 wickets

NEW DELHI: Pakistan’s visually impaired cricketers have continued their unbeaten run in T20 blind world cup by brushing India aside by seven wickets in New Delhi. India, after electing to bat first, scored 204 runs for the loss of five wickets in the allocated 20 overs with Prakash scoring 90 runs of 56 deliveries. Prakash […]

Sana Mir sets her eyes on WC qualification

Sana Mir sets her eyes on WC qualification

KARACHI: With ICC Women’s World Cup qualifying tournament is around the corner, Sana Mir – the captain of Pakistan’s women cricket team – has set her eyes on qualifying for the mega event with extraordinary performances in the upcoming tournament in Sri Lanka. The ICC Women’s World Cup qualifier starts on February 7th with Pakistan […]

Government unaware of Careem, Uber ban, says Rana

Government unaware of Careem, Uber ban, says Rana

LAHORE: Punjab Law Minister Rana Sanaullah Wednesday said the government was not aware of a ban on ride-hailing companies, amid strong reaction by the masses over the move. Speaking to media within Punjab Assembly premises, Sanaullah clarified that regulatory action against Uber and Careem was taken by concerned departments and not the government. Punjab gives […]

JuD chief Hafiz Saeed, 37 others placed on Exit Control List

JuD chief Hafiz Saeed, 37 others placed on Exit Control List

ISLAMABAD: The Ministry of Interior has included the names of Jamaat-ud-Dawa chief Hafiz Saeed and 37 other on the Exit Control List, two days after he was placed under house arrest. The ministry has forwarded letters to all provincial governments and the Federal Investigation Agency, which includes names of all 38 individuals placed on the […]

Boxer Amir Khan drops dad, uncle from management team following feud

Boxer Amir Khan drops dad, uncle from management team following feud

Boxer Amir Khan, whose family feud has him reeling with distractions, has dropped his father Shah Khan, uncle Tahir Khan, and best man Saj Mohamed from his boxing management team in a bid to keep family and business apart. Since early on in the former WBA champion’s career, his father had acted as the manager and negotiator. However, […]

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