Several dead, scores injured in Pakistan hotel blaze

Several dead, scores injured in Pakistan hotel blaze

A fire at a luxury hotel in the Pakistani city of Karachi killed at least 11 people and injured dozens on Monday, media reported. The blaze broke out in a ground floor kitchen of the Regent Plaza hotel and trapped guests in…

Several dead, scores injured in Pakistan hotel blaze

Several dead, scores injured in Pakistan hotel blaze

  A fire at a luxury hotel in the Pakistani city of Karachi killed at least 11 people and injured dozens on Monday, media reported. The blaze broke out in a ground floor kitchen of the Regent Plaza hotel and trapped guests…

An evening with a great personality

An evening with a great personality

14 oct 2016 was a very special day for the members of Shahbano Mir Adab Academy. We all had a great honour to meet H.E Moin Ul Haq , the ambassador of Pakistan. A high profile personality so down to earth welcomed…

Child refugee film ‘Fatima’s Drawings’ wins top award

Child refugee film ‘Fatima’s Drawings’ wins top award

“Fatima’s drawings”, the harrowing tale of a young Syrian refugee’s journey to Sweden, has won the award for the best digital news story at the 2016 Visa pour l’Image photojournalism festival in southern France. The short film by Sweden’s Magnus Wennman, published…

Scores killed as bomb strikes hospital in Pakistan’s Quetta

Scores killed as bomb strikes hospital in Pakistan’s Quetta

  A powerful bomb went off on the grounds of a government-run hospital in the southwestern Pakistani city of Quetta on Monday, killing at least 42 people and wounding dozens, police said. The blast took place shortly after the body of a…

Brother of Pakistani model confesses to killing her for ‘family honour’

Brother of Pakistani model confesses to killing her for ‘family honour’

The brother of slain Pakistani model Qandeel Baloch on Sunday confessed to strangling her to death for “family honor” because she posted “shameful” pictures on Facebook. Baloch, who had become a social media celebrity in recent months, stirred controversy by posting pictures…

Eid in S. Arabia, other Gulf states tomorrow

Eid in S. Arabia, other Gulf states tomorrow

RIYADH: Eidul Fitr will be celebrated in most Gulf states and Yemen on Wednesday as the moon was not sighted on Monday night, religious authorities there announced. The official news agencies of Saudi Arabia, Qatar, the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain, Kuwait, and…

The legal status of afghan refugees in Pakistan

The legal status of afghan refugees in Pakistan

  Pakistan is hosting one of the world largest refugee population since 1980s. although Pakistan is not a signatory of the 1951 convention relating to the status of refugees but despite that Pakistan is hosting such a large number of refugees on…

‘We cannot conquer Kashmir through war’

‘We cannot conquer Kashmir through war’

ISLAMABAD: Former foreign minister Hina Rabbani Khar on Sunday said Pakistan cannot “conquer Kashmir through war” and progress on the issue can only me made in an environment of mutual trust with India. “I believe that Pakistan cannot conquer Kashmir through war…

Local PPP chapter skips Benazir’s birth anniversary

Local PPP chapter skips Benazir’s birth anniversary

RAWALPINDI: For the first time since her assassination on December 27, 2007, the Rawalpindi PPP chapter did not celebrate former Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto’s birth anniversary on Tuesday. Till last year, the party would arrange events to observe the former prime minister’s…

Pakistan may buy used F-16 jets from Jordan

Pakistan may buy used F-16 jets from Jordan

  ISLAMABAD: Pakistan is considering a Jordanian offer to buy sixteen used F-16 jets in lieu of the eight advanced fighters it could not buy from the United States because of a financing row, but officials fear Washington could still throw a…

Nisar rebuffs French govt’s threat over deportation issue

Nisar rebuffs French govt’s threat over deportation issue

According to a spokesman for the interior ministry, the minister has taken notice of what he called ‘inappropriate’ attitude of the government of France on the issue of deportation of the accused Mohammad Mansha and said that his deportation could not be…

Pakistan asks US to support its NSG bid

Pakistan asks US to support its NSG bid

    WASHINGTON: Pakistan has formally asked the US administration and Congress to support its application for joining the Nuclear Suppliers Group (NSG). On Tuesday, US President Barack Obama formally endorsed India’s application to join the group. Pakistan submitted a formal application…

Pakistan will take all measures to increase its defence capability, asserts Aziz

Pakistan will take all measures to increase its defence capability, asserts Aziz

  ISLAMABAD: The Adviser to Prime Minister on Foreign Affairs Sartaj Aziz informed the Senate on Tuesday that Pakistan would take all possible measures to augment its defence capability. He was winding up discussion in the upper house on an adjournment motion…

Defence budget hiked by usual 11pc

Defence budget hiked by usual 11pc

  ISLAMABAD: Defence expenditure in the next financial year will grow by a little less than 11 per cent to Rs860 billion from what is was in the outgoing year. Last year the revised figure at the close of the financial year…

F-16 deal no longer a viable offer, says US

F-16 deal no longer a viable offer, says US

WASHINGTON: The F-16 deal was no longer a viable offer, a US State Department official told a Capitol Hill meeting on Thursday, as other speakers urged the United States to help improve Afghanistan-Pakistan ties. “The drone strike that killed Mullah Mansour was…

Mullah Mansour’s body handed over to heirs in Afghanistan: Nisar

Mullah Mansour’s body handed over to heirs in Afghanistan: Nisar

ISLAMABAD: Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan said the body of Taliban chief Mullah Akhtar Mansour, who was killed in a US drone strike in Balochistan earlier this month, had been handed over to his heirs in Afghanistan after completion of DNA…

Two suspected terrorists of Shikarpur attack arrested in Sindh

Two suspected terrorists of Shikarpur attack arrested in Sindh

KARACHI: Two suspected terrorists connected to Shikarpur imambargah attack were arrested from interior Sindh on Friday, police official said. SSP Saqib Ismael Memon told media representatives that the terrorists were arrested after being identified by already arrested suspects during interrogation. He said…

Govt to table bill to stop horse-trading on Monday

Govt to table bill to stop horse-trading on Monday

ISLAMABAD: No consensus could be reached on Friday on a constitutional amendment to prevent horse-trading for the upcoming Senate elections, during an All Parties Conference (APC) chaired by Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif today. However, the government will still move ahead and present…

Teaching our students to fire weapons is madness itself

Teaching our students to fire weapons is madness itself

Recently, news items with pictures of young girls and boys holding automatic weapons have been flashing in the daily papers. The ‘security training’ programme is supposed to give them confidence. This situation is simply shocking. These children have hardly grown out of…

US trial: Pakistani says he ‘posed as a woman’ to meet women, not plot terror

US trial: Pakistani says he ‘posed as a woman’ to meet women, not plot terror

NEW YORK: A Pakistani man on trial in the US for planning to bomb a British shopping center testified on Thursday he was exaggerating his prowess with women in online chats and emails he sent mentioning potential wedding dates and a bride,…

Senate passes five bills with unanimous support

Senate passes five bills with unanimous support

The Anti-terrorism (Second Amendment) Bill, 2014, moved by Minister for Science and Technology Zahid Hamid, will be helpful to counter the terrorist organisations and their supporters who are involved in financing the terrorism and money laundering inside Pakistan. Earlier, the senators condemned…

FC, Rangers joint operation kills eight militants

FC, Rangers joint operation kills eight militants

Khan Wasey, a spokesman for the FC said that three paramilitary personnel were injured during the exchange of fire. The injured personnel were shifted to hospital in Panu Aqil for medical treatment, he added. “There is still fighting ongoing between forces and…

Minister hopes MQM to play role in bringing normalcy in Karachi

Minister hopes MQM to play role in bringing normalcy in Karachi

He said as Altaf Hussain was very popular in Karachi, the reaction of his party workers was natural. However he hoped that the MQM would play its positive role in bringing normalcy in Karachi. To a question about talks or operation against…

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