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Gen Bajwa conveys concerns over regional instability to US

Gen Bajwa conveys concerns over regional instability to US

Gen Bajwa conveys concerns over regional instability to US Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa highlighted the concerns of Pakistan regarding peace and stability in the region in front of a delegation comprising US ambassadors and officials, military’s media wing reported. Arrording to a statement issued by Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR), the army chief […]

FBR hands over Sharifs, Dar’s 20-year tax data to NAB

FBR hands over Sharifs, Dar’s 20-year tax data to NAB

News Desk The Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) has submitted former PM Nawaz Sharif, his family and Finance Minister Ishaq Dar’s last 20 years’ tax return data to the National Accountability Bureau (NAB). The graft watchdog has also acquired the details of bank accounts of the Sharif family from the State Bank of Pakistan and […]

Geo-economics must take precedence over geo-politics, PM says in Beijing

Geo-economics must take precedence over geo-politics, PM says in Beijing

Our Desk Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Sunday addressed the plenary session of the Belt and Road Forum (BRF) for International Cooperation in Beijing, where he stressed that geo-economics should take precedence over geopolitics, Radio Pakistan reported. PM Sharif, who had arrived in the Chinese capital on Friday to participate in the One Belt, One […]

UK lawmakers criticise social media over response to ‘extremist content’

UK lawmakers criticise social media over response to ‘extremist content’

Reuters LONDON:  Social media were heavily criticised by a committee of British lawmakers on Monday for failing to do enough to remove illegal and extremist material posted on their sites, and for not preventing it appearing in the first place. Platforms such as Twitter, YouTube and Facebook has been criticised over their moderation policies after […]

India mob kill two Muslim men over suspected cow theft

India mob kill two Muslim men over suspected cow theft

AFP Two Muslim men have died after they were attacked by Indian villagers who suspected them of stealing cows, police said Monday, the latest such attack over the animal Hindus consider sacred. Police in the northeastern state of Assam said they had registered a murder case over the deaths of Abu Hanifa and Riyazuddin Ali […]

Aseefa Bhutto demands apology from Khurshid Shah over sexist remarks

Aseefa Bhutto demands apology from Khurshid Shah over sexist remarks

By News Desk Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) leader Aseefa Bhutto has demanded Opposition Leader Khurshid Shah to tender an apology over his “sexist remarks” made in the National Assembly on Thursday. Earlier today, Speaker Sardar Ayaz Sadiq told women in the House to “keep quiet or go outside the assembly if they wanted to continue talking.” […]

Mardan university student killed over alleged blasphemy: police

Mardan university student killed over alleged blasphemy: police

A student of Abdul Wali Khan University in Mardan was killed on campus and another injured on Thursday after being accused of sharing ‘blasphemous’ content online, according to initial reports. At least 15 people have been arrested in connection with the incident, and the campus has been shut down and until further notice. The hostels […]

First woman on trial in Saudi Arabia over Shia protests

First woman on trial in Saudi Arabia over Shia protests

By AFP RIYADH:  The trial has begun in Saudi Arabia of the first woman accused of involvement in protests in a Shia-majority area of the kingdom, a newspaper reported Tuesday. The Okaz daily did not name the accused, but gave her age as 43. It said she is “the first woman accused of being involved […]

Half Girlfriend’s trailer is proof that Bollywood isn’t over its stalker syndrome

Half Girlfriend’s trailer is proof that Bollywood isn’t over its stalker syndrome

DESK REPORT The trailer for Bollywood flick Half Girlfriend and we’re wondering if that’s the best the film’s got. The film stars Shraddha Kapoor and Arjun Kapoor, and the story should have been about the weird ‘in-between’ status of modern-day relationships — are we a couple? Are we not a couple? — but instead promotes […]

Indian stars in spat over Davis Cup selection

Indian stars in spat over Davis Cup selection

By AFP NEW DELHI:  A simmering feud between tennis stalwarts Leander Paes and Mahesh Bhupathi has boiled over into an ugly public spat following India’s latest Davis Cup triumph in Bangalore. No sooner had the hosts sealed a 4-1 win Sunday over Uzbekistan in the second round of the Davis Cup Asia/Oceania Group 1 tie, […]

Major protest in Hungary over Soros university law

Major protest in Hungary over Soros university law

By AFP BUDAPEST:  Hungary saw the biggest anti-government protest in three years on Sunday, as tens of thousands demonstrated against new higher education legislation seen as targeting the respected Central European University. The marchers included students and staff of the university, many wearing the blue of the CEU and some waving Hungarian, EU as well […]

The ‘Punjab Nahi Jaungi’ teaser is out and emotions are all over the place

The ‘Punjab Nahi Jaungi’ teaser is out and emotions are all over the place

DESK REPORT The teaser for Punjab Nahi Jaungi is out and it’s slightly confusing. The teaser shows a love triangle between Mehwish Hayat, Humayun Saeed and Urwa Hocane, who face a plethora of emotions in the 1-minute video. (oh boy!) With colourful shots and that very familiar soundtrack, (and ahem shot of Mehwish Hayat in […]

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