Today's Editorial

The words delivered recently by the World Bank President Dr Jim Yong Kim hit the nail on the head as far as Pakistan’s problems are concerned. During his recent visit to Pakistan Dr Jim said that Pakistan should invest in the people. The statement should be an eye opener for the country’s political leadership. Critics of government have for long criticized it for prioritizing infrastructure projects over human development.  The government must realize...

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Elements opposing public welfare projects are enemies of masses: Punjab CM

LAHORE: Punjab Chief Minister Muhammad Shehbaz Sharif has said that Pakistan Muslim League-N government has promoted transparency and high standard in the execution of development projects and funds of billions of rupees have been saved through this policy. He said that selfless service to the people is the mission of the government and a number of public welfare projects are being implemented speedily. He said that it is the agenda of PML-N government to bring deprived segments into mainstream of development and all possible measures are being taken for this purpose. Shehbaz Sharif said that national resources are a trust of the people and are being spent only on the provision of basic...

Bacha Khan University to reopen on February 15

CHARSADDA: Bacha Khan University in Charsadda where militants gunned down 21 students and teachers last month will reopen amid tight security from February 15. The decision was taken in a meeting headed by BKU Vice Chancellor (VC) Fazal Raheem Marwat. University staff, DPO Charsadda Sohail Khalid...

Walkthrough gates of Karachi University removed despite threats

KARACHI: The government’s claims of increasing security of educational institutions of Karachi felt short as the authorities removed the walk through gates of Karachi University on Friday despite security threats. According to details, the security measures...

Sindh health minister sees all is good in Thar

KARACHI: Jacobabad Institute of Medical Sciences (JIMS) would be made an institution of international standard with the coordination of USAID and all technical, medical and security staff will be hired from open market to make it a success. Sindh health minister Jam...

Rs 60 billion issued for IDPs in July 2015-Jan16 period: Planning Commission

ISLAMABAD: Rs 60 billion for security and rehabilitation of IDPs while 46 percent of budget reserved for development projects have been issued. Planning commission has issued details of the funds issued in the past seven months on Friday. Rs 320 billion out of total Rs 700 billion reserved for different development projects have been issued in the first seven months of fiscal year (FY) 2015-16,...

22,675 rupees increment proposed in Hajj expenses

ISLAMABAD: At least 22,675 rupees increment has been proposed for Hajj expenses as compared to last year, while the expense of stay and food for Hajj pilgrims in Madina and Makkah is also likely to be increased. Hajj expenses for pilgrims belonging to Northern areas were proposed to set 287,646 rupees, while 278,640 rupees for Southern areas Hajj pilgrims. The aircraft fare for Hajj pilgrims belonging to Northern areas was  proposed to set 98,700 rupees, while 79,700 rupees for Southern areas. At least 21 thousand rupees increment is also under consideration for stay and food expenses of Hajj pilgrims in Makkah and Madina. Currency Exchange rate was proposed to 29.50 rupees on the occasion of Hajj. NNI ...

COAS, Afghan envoy discuss border security

RAWALPINDI: Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Raheel Sharif held a meeting with the incoming Afghan ambassador Hazrat Omar Zakhilwal on Friday in General Headquarters (GHQ) Rawalpindi. According to a brief statement issued by the Inter-Services Public Relations...

PIA’s flight schedule returns to normal

ISLAMABAD: PIA spokesman Daniyal Gilani said that due to effective marketing strategy PIA has been able to regain its seat factor within two days of ending of strike. He said PIA management has expressed its gratitude to the customers for reposing confidence in the...

Hong Kong overnight riot injures at least 48 police officers

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HONG KONG: As many as 48 police personnel were injured and at least 24 rioters were arrested when some 300 rioters clashed with Hong Kong police after a clearance operation on illegal hawkers from late...

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British PM expects even better ties with China in 2016

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LONDON: British Prime Minister David Cameron has said the Britain-China relationship will be “greater” this year after a “golden” year of 2015. Cameron said on Monday this at a reception in his office attended by about 100 representatives from Britain and China to celebrate the Chinese Lunar New Year. “If you want one year of...

Heroic Pakistani refugee saves drowning man at German carnival

The Rhine river. A heroic Pakistani refugee rescued a carnival reveler after he fell into Rhine river in Western Germany, NBC News reported on Tuesday. Krefeld City Police said that the heroic act took place following a traditional carnival...

Senior Taliban leader Mullah Rahmani dies of cancer

KABUL: Senior Taliban member Mullah Muhammad Hassan Rah­mani died of cancer, a Taliban statement announced on Tuesday.The statement does not provide any further details or say where Rahmani died, although he has previously been identified...

Man ‘sucked to death’ after blast blows hole in Somali jet

MOGADISHU: Investigators believe a bomb probably caused the onboard explosion that forced an Airbus A321 to return to the Somali capital of Mogadishu for an emergency landing this week, US government sources said. One man was killed...

Historic LNG deal, a phenomenal success

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By Sardar Khan Niazi Pakistan on Wednesday signed a landmark 15-year agreement to import up to 3.75 million tons of liquefied natural gas (LNG) a year from Qatar. The deal will go a long way in not only...

After the General’s Announcement

Askari Raza Malik

By Askari Raza Malik General Raheel Sharif by his unequivocal announcement stands tall as a ‘man of dignity and unbending principle’. There is no doubt that he has earned himself unanimous praise...

Pakistan Pivotal for Asian 3Es

Pakistan due to its strategic geopolitical significance possesses the rank of a pivot in Asian Pacific juncture in international politics. It is boarded by South Asia, Central Asia, the Arab World and...

Kashmir solidarity day- 5 February 2016

Amna Razzaq Kashmir solidarity, 5th of February, is a day of all Pakistani community over the world to show the unity to the other world. This is purely a day of protest against all the Indian occupied...

Photos: Islamabad’s Margalla Hills receive snow fall after 10 years

Shared by user @harrismoazzam in Instagram.

Islamabad’s Margalla hills received light snow fall on Thursday after a gap of nearly a decade. People from all over the twin cities flocked to popular tourist point Pir Sohawa to witness and enjoy...

8 ways to solve traveling problems

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If you’re a nervous flyer or suffer from Aviophobia (the fear of flying), we have a solution for you! 1.  Carry distractions with you such as novels, music or a friend. A new app called “Am I...

Cholesterol, not as bad as we think

By Imtiaz Mustafa Most of the people know about cholesterol because of its role in causing high blood pressure, hardening of blood vessels, Diabetes and heart diseases. If cholesterol level is too high...

Why street racing should be made legal

By Muhammad Ajmal Khan Pakistan is a country full of talent. There are many Pakistanis who are experts in many fields in the world. From teenagers to the elderly people, many talents are exposed. Teenagers...