15 killed in suicide attack in Quetta

QUETTA – At least 15 people, among them 12 police and a paramilitary official, were killed and over a dozen others injured in a blast targeting police outside a polio vaccination centre in Quetta. The Tehreek-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) claimed the attack on Facebook and in an email sent to journalists. Today is the third day of a three-day anti-polio campaign ... Read More »

Women on wheels smash stereotypes in Lahore

Women participants of Women on Wheels (WOW) prepare to ride their motorbikes during a rally launching the Women on Wheels campaign in Lahore on January 10, 2016.─ AFP.

Pakistani women take back the wheel, break stereotypes and reclaim their public space by participating in an all-women motorcycle drivers rally in Lahore LAHORE – The Lahore city witnessed one of its most historic moments when women got on their bikes to break stereotypes, reclaim public space for women and put an end to gender-based street harassment. Around 60 women ... Read More »

Saudi Arabia defence minister assured of Pakistan’s support

Saudi Arabia’s deputy crown prince and Defence Minister, Mohammed bin Salman and Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif at PM House in Islamabad on January 10, 2016.

Saudi defence minister arrived in Islamabad to discuss Pakistan’s cooperation in the 34-nation anti-terror coalition of Islamic countries the KSA has recently formed ISLAMABAD – The Deputy Crown Prince and Minister for Defence of Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA), Mohammad bin Salman Al-Saud, arrived in Islamabad on Sunday on a day-long official visit. Defence Minister Khawaj Asif and Foreign Affairs Advisor Sartaj Aziz ... Read More »

Pakistani delegation study labour migration governance in SL

Pakistani delegates with the Secretary, Ministry for Foreign Employment and his team

ISLAMABAD – Three government officials from the Ministry of Overseas Pakistanis and Human Resource Development and the Punjab Department of Labour and Human Resource visited Sri Lanka on 21-23 December 2015 to study their labour migration management system. The Pakistani delegation was hosted by the Sri Lanka Bureau of Foreign Employment (SLBFE), the regulatory authority of foreign employment which falls under the ... Read More »

Pakistan, Saudi Arabia agree on joint counter-terrorism efforts

Saudi Foreign Minister meets Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif during his recent visit.

Saudi Foreign Minister Adel Al-Jubeir  held meetings with Pakistani leadership during his official visit to Pakistan ISLAMABAD – Pakistan and Saudi Arabia agreed to promote work together to defeat their common enemy – terrorism. This development came forward during a visit by the Saudi Foreign Minister Dr Adel Al-Jubeir to discuss the ongoing diplomatic standoff between Saudi Arabia and Iran. Saudi Foreign Minister, ... Read More »

‘Ho Mann Jahaan’ running successfully across Pakistan

Ho Mann Jahaan running successfully across Pakistan

‘Ho Mann Jahaan’ has faced no competition from local and foreign movies and has single handedly won the race Karachi – Latest Pakistani release ‘Ho Mann Jahaan’ starring Mahira Khan in the lead role has been receiving positive response from the Pakistani audience. Ho Mann Jahaan was released on January 1 across 85 screens in Pakistan. After the release of Jawani Phir ... Read More »

UNILEVER talent hunt announces finalists

Six Teams from GIKI, NUST, LUMS and IoBM will compete at the finale on 19 January to represent Pakistan in London ISLAMABAD – Unilever has announced finalists for the Unilever Talent Hunt (UTH) 2015-16, Pakistan’s largest talent hunt program. Six teams representing GIKI, NUST, LUMS and IoBM have moved through to the final round of the competition and will compete against ... Read More »

7015 cases of Human Rights registered in Pakistan in 2015

As the cases of human rights violations soar, Pakistan is all set to introduce new and better steps to improve the situation By Humaira Sharif ISLAMABAD – As many as 7015 cases of Human Rights (HR) violations were registered during this year and referred to relevant department for redressal. Official sources informed that establishment of Human Rights ministry, National Commission ... Read More »

Pakistan, Sri Lanka finalize JF-17 Thunder jets deal


COLOMBO (Sri Lanka) – Pakistan and Sri Lanka have signed an agreement under which the former would sale eight JF-17 Thunder aircraft to the latter in the initial stage despite Indian pressure. The agreement is part of several memorandum of understanding (MoUs)inked between Pakistan and Sri Lanka during Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif’s three-day visit to the island earlier today. The ... Read More »

Poetess Fahmida Riaz awarded Pakistan’s highest literary award

Poetess Fahmida Riaz awarded Pakistan's highest literary award

ISLAMABAD – Pakistan Academy of Letters (PAL) has announced Kamal-e-Fun Award for the year 2014. Kamal-e-Fun Award – the highest literary award in the field of literature – has been awarded to country’s prominent poetess Fahmida Riaz. Fahmida Raiz is a writer, human rights activist and the author of more than 15 books on fiction and poetry. Pathar Ke Zaban, Dodavari, Karachi, Dhoop ... Read More »

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