Today's Editorial

The China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) has been announced and being termed a huge success by the incumbent government but an alleged change in its route has stirred an unwanted controversy. Leaders of various political leaders have demanded to the government to take in confidence to all the political parties on the issue. Former president Asif Ali Zardari called upon the government to come clean on the route of China Pakistan Economic Corridor Project...

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3 suspected terrorists killed in Lahore

LAHORE: Three suspected terrorists belonging to a banned organization were killed in an encounter with police in Daroghawala area here on Sunday night. According to sources, Police personnel busted a suspected safe house, in Daroghawala area where suspected terrorists were reported to have been holed up. The outlaws opened fire on the cops giving rise to a fierce gunfight. Three enemies of state...

JWP chief Talal Akbar Bugti passes away in Quetta

QUETTA: Jamhoori Watan Party (JWP) leader Nawabzada Talal Akbar Bugti passed away on Monday morning from cardiac arrest in Quetta’s Combined Military Hospital (CMH). Sources in the family said that the Baloch leader’s health condition started to deteriorate on Sunday night and he was...

Suspect arrested for molesting 14-yr-old girl in Lahore

LAHORE:  Police on Monday nabbed a suspect for raping a 14-year-old girl in Chohang, Lahore. The suspect Shahid called on the victim at his place where he molested the minor and fled the scene whereas the girl was shifted to the hospital for medical aid. Victim’s...

Corruption case: Accountability court summons Zardari on May 5

RAWALPINDI: Former President and Co-Chairperson of Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) Asif Ali Zardari was summoned to appear before the National Accountability Court (NAC) on May 5. The summons were issued by the Accountability court of Khalid Mehmood Ranjha  after re-opening...

Inter-university ‘Qirat’, debate competitions held at Preston University

ISLAMABAD: Inter-university ‘Qirat’and ‘Bilingual Debate’ competitions were organized by Preston University at its campus in Islamabad. The referenced events were held under its ongoing mega annual event “Spring Splash 2015”.Public and private universities of eminence from Islamabad, Rawalpindi, Kohat, Peshawar, Lahore and Punjab including Islamabad, Kohat and Peshawar Campuses participated in the competitions. Dr. Abdul Basit, Chancellor Preston University was the chief guest at the Qirat Competiton. Senator Sehar Kamran (TI) presided over the bilingual debate completion as chief guest. In Qirat Competition, first position was won by Mohammad Naqash of University of Gujrat....

Ghazi Rasheed murder case: Musharraf’s medical reports presented in IHC

ISLAMABAD: Former President Pervez Musharraf’s new medical report was presented in Islamabad High Court (IHC) during proceedings of the Abdul Rashid Ghazi murder case, seeking permanent exemption from appearance in the court. The report was presented by the lawyer for the former president. The...

Traders announce shutter down on April 28 against forced closure of shops

ISLAMABAD: The traders of federal capital in an emergency meeting at Islamabad Chamber of Commerce and Industry have unanimously announced to go for complete shutter down in Islamabad on April 28 to register their strong protest against the government decision for forced...

Pervaiz Rashid lauds NBF for organising National Book Day festival

ISLAMABAD: Federal Minister for Information, Broadcasting & National Heritage Senator Pervaiz Rashid on Sunday appreciated and applauded the best efforts of NBF to conduct and organize National Book Day in Islamabad with an unprecedented success. He said at this...

Obama kept looser rules for Drones in Pakistan: WSJ

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WASHINGTON: President Barack Obama tightened rules for the U.S. drone program in 2013, but he secretly approved a waiver giving the Central Intelligence Agency more flexibility in Pakistan than anywhere...

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UN expresses support to Nepal in coordinating rescue operation

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UNITED NATIONS: UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has said the United Nations will fully support Nepalese government in coordinating international search and rescue operations. In a message, he said UN is preparing to mount a major relief effort for relief and rehabilitation of the victims. The President of the General Assembly, Sam Kutesa, also expressed...

Aftershocks cause more terror as Nepal quake toll tops 2,400

Powerful aftershocks rocked Nepal Sunday, panicking survivors of a quake that killed more than 2,400 and triggering fresh avalanches at Everest base camp, as rescuers dug through rubble in the devastated capital Kathmandu.Terrified residents,...

Afghanistan, the drug addiction capital

KABUL: Afghanistan produces 90% of all opiate drugs in the world, but until recently was not a major consumer. Now, out of a population of 35 million, more than a million are addicted to drugs – proportionately the highest figure...

Indian Army launches huge exercise along Pak border to test battle readiness

NEW DELHI: In the largest combat exercise in recent times, the Indian Army has launched massive armoured, artillery and infantry manoeuvres in Suratgarh area of Rajasthan , bordering Pakistan , to practise for “swift multiple offensives...

Inching towards 2016 Nuclear Security Summit

The nuclear security summit (NSS), born out of President Obama’s Prague speech delivered in April 2009 aimed at preventing threats associated with nuclear terrorism. During his speech President Obama has called the nuclear terrorism threat as “the most immediate and extreme threat to global security.”...

Afghanistan with no defence strategy

Dr Florance Ebrahimi In a major assault on the Afghan security forces Taliban killed, wounded or kidnapped at least 33 soldiers of the Afghan National Army (ANA) in Jurm district of north-eastern Badakhshan province. Northern Province of Badakhshan has been a relatively peaceful as compared to other...

Three Words Madness

The world is a lunatic asylum and we are all psychopaths. When I was in 10th grade I was introduced to this madness. At first I thought there was something wrong with me. All the girls in my class used...

Psychological trauma produced by media

Social media is not about the exploitation of technology but services to community Media being the sixth pillar of society is considered very vital for maintaining social, economical, political, cultural...

CPEC strife

The China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) has been announced and being termed a huge success by the incumbent government but an alleged change in its route has stirred an unwanted controversy. Leaders of various political leaders have demanded to the government to take in confidence to all the political...

Education in shambles

Pakistani schoolgirls attend class at a makeshift school near Lahore, Pakistan

The recent report published by the Ministry of Federal Education and Professional Training titled Pakistan Education Statistics 2013-14 make for a grim reading. Despite lofty aims by the present Government...

The humiliation continues

Pakistan cricket’s eternal rebuilding process looks set to continue after the post World Cup rebuilding produced disastrous results. Before there tour to Bangladesh, Pakistan had a head to head record...

NA-246, peace prevails

Voting ended in the fiercely contested NA-246 in Karachi without any untoward event. There were a few reports of voters facing difficulty in casting votes but overall the voting was conducted in a peaceful...