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World’s longest rail tunnel set for grand opening

World’s longest rail tunnel set for grand opening

The world’s longest train tunnel will officially open on Wednesday, nearly seven decades after the initial design was conceived. Switzerland’s 57-kilometre (35-mile) Gotthard Base Tunnel runs under the Alps from… Read more »

PM to lead nation soon after recovery: Tallal Chaudry

PM to lead nation soon after recovery: Tallal Chaudry

Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) Member of National Assembly (MNA) Tallal Chaudry Wednesday said that the Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif would lead the nation soon after his health recovery. Talking… Read more »

Democracy is essential for country’s development : President Mamnoon

Democracy is essential for country’s development : President Mamnoon

President Mamnoon Hussain Wednesday (today) addresses a joint session of the Parliament, a constitutional obligation for beginning the new parliamentary year. He stated that only democracy could make lasting development… Read more »

PM to return to Pakistan within three weeks: Maryam Nawa

PM to return to Pakistan within three weeks: Maryam Nawa

Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif, who underwent a cardiac surgery in London on Tuesday, was expected to return to Pakistan within three weeks after the doctors allow him to travel,… Read more »

Dar, Nisar and Maryam handling affairs of state in PM’s absence

Dar, Nisar and Maryam handling affairs of state in PM’s absence

As Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif convalesces after a heart surgery at the Harley Street Clinic of London, the affairs of the federal government are being run by his close comrades… Read more »

China panel hears first transgender discrimination case

China panel hears first transgender discrimination case

A Chinese arbitration panel held a hearing Monday in what is believed to be the country’s first transgender employment discrimination case, according to the lawyer in the case. A ruling… Read more »

US Navy officer charged with spying for China, Taiwan

US Navy officer charged with spying for China, Taiwan

A US Navy officer with access to sensitive US intelligence faces espionage charges over accusations he passed state secrets, possibly to China and Taiwan, a US official told a foreign… Read more »

Saudis act against anti-Islamic footballer haircuts

Saudis act against anti-Islamic footballer haircuts

Saudi sports authorities are taking action against footballer hairstyles deemed to be anti-Islamic in the ultra-conservative kingdom, local media reported. A video posted online on Friday showed one player being… Read more »

Anti-Terrorism court bombed in Karachi

Anti-Terrorism court bombed in Karachi

Anti-Terrorism Court number 3 in Karachi was attacked by bomb on Monday. As a result, two court officials have been injured. The injured court official has been identified as Muhammad… Read more »

Fatwa issued against using other’s Wifi without permission

Fatwa issued against using other’s Wifi without permission

Department of Islamic Affairs and Charitable Activities (IACAD) in Dubai has issued a fatwa prohibiting the use of others’ Internet WiFi service without their permission. On the department’s website, a… Read more »

Death toll from K-P quake rises to six: officials

Death toll from K-P quake rises to six: officials

PHOTO: ONLINE ISLAMABAD: At least six people were killed when a powerful earthquake rocked parts of Pakistan on Sunday, officials said. Five people died in various remote regions of the northwestern… Read more »

There’s a way to get around bar council’s rules but it will cost an extra million

There’s a way to get around bar council’s rules but it will cost an extra million

In January this year, the Pakistan Bar Council announced substitution of the conventional three-year program with a mandatory five-year LLB program. Furthermore, evening classes were scrapped and the number of… Read more »

Altaf admitted working for RAW: UK ex-diplomat

Altaf admitted working for RAW: UK ex-diplomat

Says Altaf confessed after Scotland Yard received evidence that a written agreement existed between RAW and MQM Says British govt briefed former interior minister Rehman Malik about Altaf’s links with… Read more »

PM Sharif phones Modi, expresses shock over deaths in temple explosions

PM Sharif phones Modi, expresses shock over deaths in temple explosions

Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Sunday telephoned his Indian counterpart Narendra Modi and expressed his shock and grief over the death of 100 people as a result of explosions at… Read more »

6.6 earthquake jolts South Asia, kills four in Pakistan

6.6 earthquake jolts South Asia, kills four in Pakistan

At least four people were killed and many others injured in Pakistan as an earthquake measuring 6.6 on Richter scale struck South Asia on Sunday. At least two people died… Read more »

Two is company, three is a crowd: Qureshi reveals intra-PTI rifts

Two is company, three is a crowd: Qureshi reveals intra-PTI rifts

Serious rifts within the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) surfaced on Sunday after the party’s Vice Chairman, Shah Mahmood Qureshi launched a scathing criticism of fellow party leaders Chaudhry Muhammad Sarwar, Jahangir… Read more »

Imran Khan thinks Nawaz is not Sharif enough to remain PM

Imran Khan thinks Nawaz is not Sharif enough to remain PM

PTI chairman demands PM set up an independent judicial commission under sitting chief justice of Pakistan or resign from post as he has lost ‘moral standing’ Says if PM doesn’t… Read more »

Texas executes man who killed boy and drank his blood

Texas executes man who killed boy and drank his blood

A south Texas man who bludgeoned and slashed to death a 12-year-old boy mutilated the corpse and then drank the blood of his victim was executed on Wednesday at the… Read more »

SC judge says Ayyan Ali should be allowed go abroad for a pleasure trip

SC judge says Ayyan Ali should be allowed go abroad for a pleasure trip

A Supreme Court judged questioned the consequences that might be a result of letting Ayyan Ali, caught on money-laundering charges, to go abroad. “A person accused of committing some crime… Read more »

Daesh militants net millions from antiquities: Russia

Daesh militants net millions from antiquities: Russia

Daesh militants in Syria and Iraq are netting between $150 million and $200 million a year from illicit trade in plundered antiquities, Russia’s ambassador to the United Nations said in… Read more »

Madrid suffers a first-leg defeat at Wolfsburg

Madrid suffers a first-leg defeat at Wolfsburg

Zinedine Zidane’s Real Madrid suffered a shock 2-0 Champions League defeat at Wolfsburg in Wednesday’s quarter-final, first-leg to leave them on the verge of a European exit. Just five days… Read more »

China asking for terror suspects list ahead of G20 summit

China asking for terror suspects list ahead of G20 summit

China is asking countries participating in this year’s G20 summit in the Chinese city of Hangzhou to provide lists of possible terror groups and terrorists who might target the meeting,… Read more »

‘Free Wifi for Lahore soon’

‘Free Wifi for Lahore soon’

Punjab Information Technology Board (PITB) Chairman Umar Saif said on Wednesday a free WiFi access for the public was on the cards. Saif made the announcement through his social media… Read more »

Man says killed British-Pakistani in Scotland for disrespecting Islam

Man says killed British-Pakistani in Scotland for disrespecting Islam

  A man accused of murdering a British-Pakistani shopkeeper in Scotland’s largest city Glasgow issued a statement Wednesday saying he killed him because he disrespected the Prophet Muhammad (PBUH). Asad… Read more »

Australia will play pink-ball Tests against South Africa, Pakistan: Report

Australia will play pink-ball Tests against South Africa, Pakistan: Report

Australia will play two day-night Tests against South Africa and Pakistan next southern summer in a revamp of home international scheduling, a report said on Thursday. Following the success of… Read more »