To prevent the spread of misinformation, Facebook team and Whatsapp creators are building a new feature for the messaging app.  The new option will now allow the user to quickly verify the source of image or other media shared to him. With this feature users will be able to verify the authenticity of the...
A prayer and memorial service were held in Abbottabad for the victims of the mosque attacks in Christchurch, New Zealand, especially Naeem Rashid and his son Talha. A large number of people, including local politicians and representatives of civil society, attended the memorial in Jinnahabad. Political leaders, including Khyber Pakhtunkwa Assembly...
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Brenton Tarrant, the prime suspect in the mass shooting at mosques in New Zealand, visited Pakistan as a tourist in October, 2018. At least 49 people were killed after Tarrant, opened fire on Friday morning in two mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand. According to Urdu News, Tarrant stayed in a hotel in...
Vatican City: Pope Francis assured "all New Zealanders, and in particular the Muslim community, of his heartfelt solidarity," after Friday´s attacks on two mosques which left 49 people dead. Read More: New Zealand mosque shootings: Australian extremist kills 49 Muslims The pope was "deeply saddened to learn of the injury and loss...
Former Indian cricketer Gautam Gambhir has once again targeted Pakistan by urging all countries to stop their financial aid to the country. He took to the micro-blogging website Twitter to make the remarks. “I’d urge each and every country to stop aids to Pakistan and most of all my second most...
KARACHI: Pakistan People Party (PPP) Chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari launched “Green Sindh” campaign under which over 2 billion trees will be planted in the province. Launching the campaign here Thursday, Bilawal said, “The Green Sindh campaign is a joint initiative of Sindh government, civil society and private sector.” He said to...
INDIAN WELLS, United States: Germany´s Philipp Kohlschreiber stunned Australian Open champion Novak Djokovic 6-4, 6-4 on Tuesday, claiming his first career win over a world No. 1 player to reach the fourth round of the ATP Indian Wells Masters. Serbian superstar Djokovic was playing his first tournament since lifting a record seventh title in...
NEW DELHI: Former Indian cricket star Gautam Gambhir may run for India's upcoming April-May general elections as a Bharata Janata Party (BJP) candidate from Delhi. Speculations are rife that the 37-year-old cricketer may contest from the prestigious New Delhi constituency that is currently under party's Meenakshi Lekhi. Gambhir is a resident...
LAHORE: Quetta Gladiators and one-time champions Peshawar Zalmi will square-off in the Qualifier of the HBL Pakistan Super League at the National Stadium Karachi on Wednesday with both captains promising to fight till the last ball. The match will start at 7pm PST. Led by Pakistan captain Sarfaraz Ahmed, Quetta have...
LAHORE: Pakistan People's Party (PPP) chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari due to meet  meet former prime minister Nawaz Sharif in Kotlakhpat jail. According to Geo News, the Punjab Home Department has issued a notification allowing the  PPP  chairman to meet Sharif. Bilawal had sought the permission to meet the ailing  PMLN supreme...
KARACHI: Geo Super, Pakistan's premier sports channel,  has acquired rights of live streaming Pakistan Super League (PSL) fourth edition matches and the cricket fans can watch today’s Lahore Qalandars vs Peshawar Zalmi matchhere. The match starts at 7:00 pm today (Saturday). Millions of fans  have watched PSL matches on Geo Super...
By Azka Zia The struggle for gender equality continues as men and women across Pakistan and the globe get ready to march in support of International Women’s Day. Women empowerment is central to gender equality. Research has for long supported that investment in female education, their empowerment, and vocational training build economies. This is...
ISLAMABAD: In a major development, the Imran Khan government has barred the provincial anti-corruption entities, particularly the proactive Anti-Corruption Establishment Punjab (ACEP) from proceeding against federal officers posted in the provinces, including those belonging to Pakistan Administrative Service (PAS, also known as DMG) and Police Service of Pakistan (PSP) in cases of corruption and misuse of authority.
Women's Day inspires many people to reflect on the women in their lives and Mahira Khan did just that. Yesterday, she penned a note about her mother, in which she paid tribute to her diligently spent life: She begins, "Here is a picture of my Ama from the day that I was born....
Pakistan's High Commissioner to India Sohail Mahmood met Prime Minister Imran Khan on Friday, the Foreign Office said in a statemetn. According to the Foreign Office, Mahmood took Prime Minister Khan's advice on Pak-India relations before he returned to his post in New Delhi. Late last month, a crisis gripped the...
he United States has reduced the visa validity and increased the visa fees for Pakistan, according to the U.S Embassy in Islamabad. According to the Embassy, effective January 21, 2019, an additional fee will be charged for H (Temporary Work Visa), I (Journalist and Media Visa), L (Intercompany Transfer Visa), and R (Religious Worker...
LAHORE: Maryam Nawaz on Tuesday said Nawaz Sharif had an angina attack in her presence at Kotlakpat jail. She said  Nawaz Sharif's doctor and she was there to meet when he asked for nitrate spray. “MNS’s doctor & I met him at Kotlakhpat jail today. During the meeting he had an...
KARACHI: Mahatma Gandhi had offered Quaid-i-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah the premiership of (united) India, but the former had rejected the offer. This was disclosed by former chief minister of Indian-held Jammu & Kashmir Farooq Abdullah while talking to the media here. He said being offered premiership of India, Quaid-i-Azam said “today you are making...
The Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) has initiated a survey of schools and other educational institutions to check their registration with the income tax department. As per the details, the Regional Tax Office (RTO)-II Karachi has chalked out the strategy for educational institutions for the rest of the current fiscal year.
WASHINGTON: A CNN report has now stated that Pakistan may have used Chinese-designed JF-17 in aerial combat with Indian Air Force last week that downed a Soviet-era MiG-21, leading to the capture of an Indian pilot. India claimed that it shot down an F-16 fighter jet, which New Delhi said crashed inside Azad Kashmir, and used...
The head of the United Nations nuclear watchdog says Iran is complying with the 2015 deal with major world powers aimed at preventing the country from building nuclear weapons. Yukiya Amano made his assessment in a regular update to the International Atomic Energy Agency's board of governors, confirming a confidential report distributed to member states last...
he Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) World University Rankings by Subject 2019 is out. The ranking reveals the best universities for 48 different academic subjects. It has featured National University of Sciences and Technology (NUST) as the top in the discipline of Engineering and Technology in Pakistan. It has already been ranked for its disciplines of...
Vice Chancellors and Rectors of public sector universities say that they’re facing a financial emergency because of budget cuts in the past three years. In a two-day meeting at the Higher Education Commission (HEC), the university heads met to explore solutions to the financial crisis. Dr. Masoom Yasinzai, Chairman Vice-Chancellors Committee...
Pakistan will not attend the 46th session of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation's (OIC) Council of Foreign Ministers (CFM), which is being hosted by the United Arab Emirates (UAE) in Abu Dhabi today and tomorrow. This was announced by Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi on Friday during the joint session of parliament. Pakistan on...
HMD Global, home to Nokia phones, announced four new Android smartphones in Mobile World Conference '19 that took place in Barcelona on February 24. This includes the world’s first smartphone with a unique five camera array, the Nokia 9 PureView. From Nokia 9 PureView to the Nokia 210, the company’s most affordable internet enabled...
As Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi announced that Pakistan would not be attending the OIC's Council of Foreign Ministers, politicians, journalists and other commentators shared opinions on the move. "A joint resolution has been passed by the parliament, signed by all parties, which demands that Pakistan refrain from attending the OIC meeting. In light...
With the current tensions between Pakistan and India, local cinema owners have largely removed Bollywood films from their screens. As a result, many Pakistani and Hollywood films are getting some additional screen-time. And looking at the options that have returned, we don't mind at all! While films like Jurassic World 2, Azaadi and Furious 8 return...
Chinese telecom giant Huawei has issued an unusual invitation to foreign media outlets to visit its facilities and meet staff as the company pushes back against global pressure arising from United States accusations that it spies for Beijing. Huawei, on Thursday, purchased full-page adverts in major US newspapers including the Wall Street Journal, New York Times and Washington...
Seems like the reports were true after all; the Jonas Brothers really are back! The trio just dropped the music video for a new single, 'Sucker' and the lyrics are all about love so guess who's starring in it? The real-life leading ladies of all three brothers are featured in the video; Danielle...
Pakistan reserves the right to respond to any aggression displayed against as a matter of self-defence, Chief of Army Staff Gen Qamar Javed Bajwa has informed the military chiefs and ambassadors of major western powers and China. The army chief stated this during his separate phone conversations on Friday with the commander of the...
LAHORE: Former chief of India’s RAW, AS Dulat says Pakistan is a reality and India must talk to it, adding coercion won’t succeed as it is a historical truth. In an interview with an Indian TV, Dulat said the south of (Indian-held) Kashmir was not in Indian government’s control. He advocated diplomacy as aggression would further alienate...
India’s economy slowed considerably with little signs of a quick recovery, as political tensions with neighbouring Pakistan emerged as a new risk alongside the familiar global headwinds and tighter domestic financial conditions, Bloomberg reported on Thursday. Simmering tensions between the nuclear-armed rivals has the potential to hurt foreign investments and sour business sentiment, besides...
People have called  for Prime Minister Imran Khan to be given Nobel Peace Prize for his decision to release captured Indian pilot as peace gesture. Thousands of tweets have been posted with hashtag . #NobelPeaceForImranKhan since Khan extended olive branch to India during the joint sitting of parliament on Friday. American...
NEW DELHI: In a bid to clear themselves  after Pakistan's surprise hit, the joint press briefing of the Indian military officials  on Thursday turned out to be an apology of the highest order as none of them could answer to the probing questions asked by the media persons. During the media interaction, three of...
KARACHI: Pakistan  on Friday reopened its airspace with restrictions and announced the resumption of flight operations from Karachi, Islamabad, Peshawar and Quetta airports, which were suspended since Wednesday due to tensions with India. The CAA spokesperson stated  that the airports will be available from 06:00pm for commercial flights. According to the...
Pakistan Telecommunication Company Limited (PTCL) has signed an agreement with the Indus Resource Center (IRC) for the adoption of two schools in remote areas of Khairpur, Sindh. PTCL supports IRC in running the primary schools as both are committed to providing quality education to the local community. The schools have played an integral part...
Lahore-based stargazer, Dr. Tayyaba Zafar is the first Pakistani woman to be selected for an Antarctic research trip under the Homeward Bound program. Among 80 women belonging to 26 countries, she is the only one selected from Pakistan. The program involves enhancing the influence and the impact of female global leaders and specialists in...
The Senate is close to passing a historic bill which will bind private schools in the federal capital to provide free education to at least one orphan child. The Legislators on the treasurer benches are preparing a draft of the bill which is written by Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) Senator Mian Ateeq Shaikh.
On Monday, UNICEF and Water and Sanitation Services Peshawar (WSSP) agreed to work together to prepare courses on the importance of water and sanitation. The agreement talks about creating a pool of experts, educationists, and clerics who will help in the preparation of the courses; the courses will help create awareness on water, sanitation, and...
Pakistan is home to a plethora of talented designers and young thinkers, with fantastic aesthetics and remarkable ideas. Sadly, often those ideas fail to come to fruition simply because the person in question didn’t have access to the right opportunities to connect with relevant audiences in a useful way. This young talent needs to...
The higher education bodies of Pakistan and Turkey have agreed to sponsor 13 joint research projects under the second phase of the Pakistan-Turkey Researchers Mobility Grant Program. The joint venture that started last year aims to provide mobility support to researchers. The program is the result of Pakistan-Turkey cooperation in higher education.
The Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) World University Rankings by Subject 2019 is out. The ranking reveals the best universities for 48 different academic subjects. It has featured National University of Sciences and Technology (NUST) as the top in the discipline of Engineering and Technology in Pakistan. It has already been ranked for its disciplines of...
The Supreme Court has accepted Malik Riaz’s unconditional apology and taken back its contempt of court notice against him. A three-judge bench, comprising Chief Justice Asif Saeed Khosa, Justice Sajjad Ali Shah and Justice Mansoor Ali Shah, examined his written apology and decided to take back the contempt of court notice against him.