Today's Editorial

Former Sindh Home Minister Zulfiqar Mirza in a startling revelation alleged that the two time Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto was killed by his husband, the former President of Pakistan Asif Ali Zardari. He made these allegations while addressing a press conference. The Pakistan Peoples Party stalwart further added that it was his efforts that led to the marriage of Benazir Bhutto and Asif Ali Zardari. Mirza said that the Sindh Government has taken back...

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Samsung brings experience of smart visual display solutions for businesses

Patriot Report KARACHI: Samsung has brought the first hand experience of its visual display solutions to corporate customers in Pakistan. The solutions have been designed keeping in mind the new innovative ways businesses are seeking. The visual displays were presented in an event held in Karachi which was attended by more than 150 professionals. The ceremony showcased company’s top-of-the-line commercial display products. These solutions allow business owners to engage their customers with digital messaging and entertainment in a single, reliable solution. Smart signage solution offers a simple, easy commercial display in a single, hassle-free package, eliminating the need for additional...

Promotion of social and cultural activities: K-Electric and I Am Karachi sign accord

Patriot Report KARACHI: K-Electric has signed an accord with I Am Karachi to enhance public awareness and advocacy and to bring the civil society together by arranging different social and cultural activities. A signing ceremony was held at the KE House between Chief Marketing Officer Usama Qureshi, President of I Am Karachi, Jamil Yousaf whereas CEO K-Electric Tayyab Tareen, General Secretary of I Am Karachi Saad Amanullah were also present. I am Karachi has been trying to revive the cultural and social aspects of Karachi. I am Karachi through different initiatives has focused on a few aspects such as reclaiming public spaces, promoting social and cultural activities in Karachi via Sport, Art, Theatre, Music and Heritage. I am Karachi through this accord would be collaborating with K-Electric...

LG polls to be held on Saturday in KPK

PESHAWAR: Election Commission Khyber Pakhtunkhwa has sent election material to all District Returning Officers for Local Government Elections to be held on Saturday. The District Returning Officers (DROs) will ensure timely dispatch of these materials to the concerned...

KPK budget to be announced on 13 June

PESHAWAR: Khyber Pakhtunkhwa budget for the next fiscal year will be announced on the 13th of next month. Finance Minister Muzaffar Said Advocate will present the budget in the provincial assembly. DNA ...

Daylight murder in Islamabad: Girl flees after shooting dead man

Staff Reporter ISLAMABAD: A young girl shot dead a man on the ninth-avenue road here on Thursday, surprisingly the girl managed to flee the crime scene on foot in the presence of dozens of onlookers. According to police officials both the girl and the murdered man were riding on the same motorbike. According to eye-witnesses the couple abruptly pulled over the bike, and soon after the woman unleashed a weapon and shot at the man. The brazen murder at the well traveled ninth avenue left the onlookers in a state of shock. The woman used a 30 bore pistol for the murder and left it on the spot. The seriously wounded man was taken to Pakistan Institute of Medical Sciences (PIMS), where he was...

NA Speaker-chairs high-profile ‘APBF Summit 2015′

Pakistan has great potential for economic growth: Ayyaz Government should halt borrowing from commercial banks: Chairman APBF Staff Reporter ISLAMABAD: The recently concluded All Pakistan Business Forum Summit 2015 turned out to be a huge success with an overwhelming response from a large number of dignitaries, entrepreneurs, economic experts, ambassadors, government officials, media, Chambers and other stakeholders. The event was also graced by Speak National Assembly, Ayyaz Sadiq who was the chief guest. Ibrahim Qurashi President APBF, Haroon Khawaja Chairman APBF and Telenor President with Ayaz Sadiq Speaker National Assembly at APBF summit 2015. Speaking on the occasion the Speaker said. ‘Pakistan has all the potential to grow. We are planning for foreign delegates to come...

Ayyan Ali not presented in court due to lawyers’ strike

RAWALPINDI: Model Ayyan Ali was not presented in the court on Thursday due to the strike of lawyers after the Daska incident. The authorities did not present Ayyan in the court as lawyers from both the sides were on strike following the incident in Daska. The court...

Youm-e-Takbir is a day of pride for Pakistan: Raja Altaf

Staff Reporter RAWALPINDI: Youm-e-Takbir is a day of pride for every Pakistani and it’s a day that proved that Pakistan fears no one; this was stated by prominent social and political figure of Rawalpindi Raja Altaf Qadir of UC 88 Girja. Speaking to the scribe he...

37 Afghan security force members join Taliban in Uruzgan

KABUL: At least 37 Afghan security force members, including soldiers and police, have switched sides to join the local Taliban in Uruzgan – taking their weapons with them, said officials Thursday. District...

Presidents at public universities make millions as tuition soars

LONDON: College costs have been rising nearly 5% a year for the past 10 years—more than double the rate of inflation. The annual cost for a four-year public college or university is now almost $9,000 a year for in-state residents and $22,000 for out-of-state residents, according to the College Board. Private colleges charge two or three times as much. All these schools face rising costs for health insurance, technology, faculty and infrastructure but public institutions also suffer from a decline in state and local government financing. Still, that doesn’t seem to have hurt the paychecks of the presidents of public universities. Their median pay packages jumped 5% to $441,392 for the 2011-2012 fiscal year, and a growing number of those presidents took in more than $1 million, according...

Netflix is still relatively cheap: Tilson

NEW YORK: Whitney Tilson, managing partner at Kase Capital and author of The Art of Value Investing, says you’re forgiven if you guessed Amazon.com (AMZN), but these bullet points are part of his case for owning Netflix (NFLX). Tilson...

How much would it cost to live like jay Gatsby?

NEW YORK: Baz Luhrmann’s film adaptation of the famed American novel The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald raked in $51 million in its opening weekend. The film and book depict the short period of American excess after World War I...

Afghan bride burns herself in protest of domestic violence

KABUL: “I have knocked any door to get rid of violence but all of my complaints have fallen to deaf ears. Instead, the prosecutor accused me of lying and warned me of dire consequence,” a woman named Sadat revealed her ordeal in...

Gwadar versus Chahbhar port

By Saima Afzal The distance between Pakistani Gwadar port and Iranian Chahbhar port is just 72 kilometers. Geographically both ports are important. Gwadar port enhances the geo-strategic importance of the underdeveloped province Baluchistan. Chahbhar is located in southeastern province of Sistan-o-Balochistan...

May 28th: A Day of Triumph

28th May, 1998 is an epoch-making day in the history of Pakistan as it conducted five nuclear tests at Chaghi, Baluchistan and entered into the league of nuclear nations. Nuclear tests were carried in response to five nuclear explosions conducted by India. After nuclear tests Pakistan became the seventh...

A Perpetual Wait For Justice

By Syeda Mazhar Kashmir- a paradise on earth, a land full of beauty; Snow capped mountains, rivers and green hills. But, the truth is that, the ivory white of the snow has red blood gashes in stark contrast,...

ANF Striving hard to develop a drug free society‏

By Kinza Mumtaz Abbasi   We all are well aware of it that drugs threaten our society. The main target today of drug abuse is our youth. Drugs challenge youth and their moral responsibilities. That’s...

From friends to foes

Former Sindh Home Minister Zulfiqar Mirza in a startling revelation alleged that the two time Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto was killed by his husband, the former President of Pakistan Asif Ali Zardari. He made these allegations while addressing a press conference. The Pakistan Peoples Party stalwart...

Youm-e-Takbir

Youm-e-Takbeer, the celebration of Pakistan’s atomic explosions in 1998, is being observed today across country with national zeal and fervour. Pakistan, on May 28, 1998, Pakistan joined the prestigious club of seven nuclear powers, by conducting nuclear tests in response to India’s initiative of...

Parrikar’s shocking utterance

The adviser to the prime minister on national security and foreign affairs, Sartaj Aziz has expressed serious concern over the statement made by the Indian Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar that India...

Let Bol speak

Axact cannot be held guilty as long as the accusations are unproven. One of Pakistan’s largest Information Technology company Axact has been under massive scrutiny since the revelations by New York Times...