Today's Editorial

After the directives form the Supreme Court of Pakistan, the Ministry of Information, Broadcasting and Heritage finally issued the Electronic Media (Programmes and Advertisements) Code of Conduct, 2015. Despite the formulation of Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority Rules in 2009 the media organizations have managed to bypass many rules and regulations. From unethical reporting, vulgar advertisements, extremely graphic footages and news packages...

National News

2 more death row prisoners executed

KARACHI/BAHAWALPUR: Two death row convicts were hanged in various jails of the country on ea Death row prisoner Shahid Mehmood was executed in Central Jail Karachi. Shahid had killed a woman and her daughter during a robbery attempt in 1998 Another death row convict, Tajammal was hanged in New Central Jail Bahawalpur. Tajammal had killed a child after molesting him. He was awarded death sentence...

RAW agent arrested from Lahore, was officer in Punjab police

LAHORE:  An agent of Indian intelligence agency RAW has on Tuesday been arrested from a village in Wagha, Lahore. The suspect is an officer in Punjab police. Maps and images of important installations along with other material were found from the suspected agent. He has traveled 20 times to...

3 Accused dramatically escape from SC Lahore Registry

Lahore: Three suspects who are facing charges of robbery and kidnapping have escaped from the Supreme Court Lahore Registry after their interim bails were rejected on Tuesday. A three-member bench headed by Justice Ejaz Chaudhry heard the case. During case proceeding,...

Bilawal Bhutto Zardari kicks off meetings with Punjab party workers

ISLAMABAD: As part of the campaign to meet party rank and file down to the district and tehsil level in the Punjab and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and assess party and political situation the Chairman PPP Bilawal Bhutto Zardari Tuesday met party office bearers representing...

Apex Court accepts plea challenging Afghan slums operation for hearing

ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court (SC) of Pakistan on Wednesday accepted petition for hearing that challenges operation against illegal slums in Sector I-11. According to details, Bench number one headed by Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP) Jawwad S Khawaja will hold hearing of the plea today. A local has filed the petition challenging Capital Development Authority’s (CDA) operation that destroyed...

Mishi Khan Fraud Case: interim bail of actress extended till Sept 07

RAWALPINDI: Actress Mishi Khan has been granted with interim bail in fraud case till September 07 due to absence of additional session judge Justice Rana Zahid. According to the details, the actress was presented before session court in Rawalpindi but the hearing was unable to commence due to...

CIIT announces 50 annual PhD Scholarships for Balochistan Youths

ISLAMABAD: As follow up  Gwadar Declaration & decisions of special meeting of heads of Inter University Consortium for Promotion of Social Science Pakistan (IUCPSS) hosted by Government of Balochistan on 9-10th April 2015 at Gwadar, COMSATS  Institute of Information...

4 cases of dengue confirmed in Rawalpindi

RAWALPINDI: 4 cases of dengue have been confirmed as the count of infected persons rose to 22. According to sources in hospital, residents of the city named Ikhlaq, Waris, Hamza and Faisal have been confirmed to be affected by the dengue virus. Ikhlaq and Waris...

China lauds Pakistan’s role for peace and development

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BEIJING:  Chinese Vice Premier Zhang Gaoli met with Chief Minister of Shahbaz Sharif here on Tuesday, calling for joint efforts to step up the building of the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC). Zhang...

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Virginia: Reporter, Cameraman shot dead, captured on video

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A gunman killed two members of a new crew a reporter and a cameraman and injured one more in Moneta, Virginia, in a shooting that was partially captured on video on Wednesday morning. Police are investigating the shooting at the Bridgewater Plaza near Smith Mountain Lake that took place at about 6.45am ET. A news crew from WDBJ7 local news was on the scene...

At least 20 killed in C.African sectarian violence

BANGUI: At least 20 people were killed and many others injured in days of sectarian clashes in the Central African Republic, sparked by the death of a young Muslim, police sources said Tuesday. The clashes in the central region of Bambari...

Hardliners dominate new Burundi government

NAIROBI: Burundi s President Pierre Nkurunziza unveiled his new cabinet on Tuesday, with the central African nation s government dominated by hardliners and loyalists. The president won a highly controversial third term in elections...

Migrants crisis: Up to 3,000 people being rescued near Libya coast

Italian coastguard has said that a major operation is under way to rescue up to 3,000 migrants off the coast of Libya. The coastguard received a SOS call from 18 vessels – four boats and 14 rubber dinghies, Italy’s state news...

Pakistan is emerging as a powerful state despite Challenges

Concrete pouring ceremony of nuclear energy projects KANUPP-1 &2 at Karachi, launched during 2013, took place at the end of last week by the PM Nawaz Sharif in the presence of dignitaries from China that is Pakistan’s all-weather friend. With thirty years shelf life of the project extendable to...

Drugs Problem and Deteriorating Security in Afghanistan

The fragmented and polarized nature of Afghan society, which is made up of many different ethnic groups, has led to multiple domestic struggles which have also gained support from the different external powers. Afghanistan has long been used as a battleground for strategic wars by larger external powers....

Changing Dynamics of Asian Security Architecture: Russia Pakistan Bilateral Defence Ties

By Shahzadi Tooba Hussain Syed While Modi was making deals with UAE and Indians gloating over “filling the vacuum,” Pakistan went ahead and bought defense equipment from the traditional Cold...

US Hoodwinking

By Muhammad Saeed Current Indian leadership in particular PM Modi and his team to include Indian National Security Advisor Ajit Doval, is not at all solemn in carrying out bilateral talks with Pakistan...

Media code of conduct

After the directives form the Supreme Court of Pakistan, the Ministry of Information, Broadcasting and Heritage finally issued the Electronic Media (Programmes and Advertisements) Code of Conduct, 2015. Despite the formulation of Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority Rules in 2009 the media...

A different outlook

The country has been in a political turmoil since the 2013 elections, the Pakistan Muslim League Nawaz (PMLN) won the elections with a huge majority but faced allegations of organized rigging. The allegations of rigging came not from a single party; in fact almost all parties claimed that the elections...

Imran’s ECP stance

Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan on Tuesday warned all members of the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) to transparently answer the questions he raised or he will take to the streets...

India’s stubbornness

National Security Advisors of Pakistan and India were supposed to meet for talks on august 23, 24 but talks fell into trouble after both countries reached a deadlock over Pakistan’s insistence to ignore...