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Growing population is a bomb: SC

ISLAMABAD, Jan 15 (Online): Supreme Court (SC) has remarked that growing population is a bomb and religious scholars, civil society and government should take steps for scaling down population. A 3-member bench of SC presided over by Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP) Mian Saqib Nisar took up the case for hearing Tuesday and announced the […]

Landslide kills nine laborers in Kohistan

DAASU, January 15 (Online): At least nine laborers were killed during land sliding on Karakorum highway in district upper Kohistan. The laborers were working on construction of Dasu hydropower project. According to SHO Dasu Naseerudin Babar said that landslides are routine due to construction work at Karakarum Highway. He said laborers were on way to […]

PM Imran says opposition seeking NRO through pressure tactics

ISLAMABAD, January 15 (Online): Responding to opposition parties’ walkout in the National Assembly, Prime Minister Imran Khan said that these are pressure tactics by them and that they were seeking NRO from the government. “In a Parliament that costs taxpayers billions yearly, yet another walkout in NA by the Opposition shows that this is the […]

Broken bridge of Burma Town Islamabad awaits government attention

Islamabad, January 15, (Online): Collapsed bridge of Burma Town Islamabad is awaiting government attention since the last 10 years. According to media reports, this bridge of Burma Town located at Park road heading towards Tarlai from Khanna Pull of federal capital had collapsed a decade before but no measures were taken by the government to […]

JIT declares Nawaz Sharif responsible in Pakpattan shrine land case

Islamabad, January 15, (Online): Joint Investigation Team (JIT) has declared former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif responsible in Pakpattan shrine land case. Supreme Court of Pakistan took up the case for hearing on Tuesday. During the course of hearing, Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP) Mian Saqib Nisar while inquired who had made the land allotment? Upon […]

Military courts no more needed in the country: Salim Mandiwala

KARACHI, January 15 (Online): PPP senior leader and Deputy Chairman Senate Salim Mandiwala has said military courts are no more needed in the country. “ Country needs no more the military courts. There was a specific environment when these courts were required. Now the situation has changed completely” he said this while talking to media […]

One killed, another injured in firing incident over property dispute

Mana Nawala, January 15, (Online): A youth was killed while the other was injured during a firing incident over property dispute in Feroz Watwan. According to media reports a property dispute had been run between two people identified as Nawaz Kharal and Ray Arshad Kharal, residents of Feroz Watwan, native village of Mana Nawala Last […]

Canadian’s death sentence in China ‘horrific’, family says

Ottawa, January 15, (Online): The family of a Canadian man who has been sentenced to death in China says their “worst fears” have been realised. Robert Lloyd Schellenberg was given a 15-year jail term in November but, on Monday, a court said the sentence for drug smuggling was too lenient. The ruling is likely to […]

Brexit: Theresa May faces ‘meaningful vote’ on her deal

London, January 15, (Online): MPs are preparing to vote on whether to back Theresa May’s deal for leaving the European Union. The so-called “meaningful vote” will take place later as five days of debate on Brexit come to an end. May has called for politicians to back her deal or risk “letting the British people […]

Hundreds of flights axed as fresh strike hits German airports

Berlin, January 15, (Online): Hundreds of flights will be cancelled at eight German airports Tuesday, including at the nation´s busiest travel hub Frankfurt, as security staff walk off the job in a deepening row over pay. Germany´s powerful Verdi union said the strike would last from 02:00 am until 8:00 pm (0100-1900 GMT) at the […]

AR Rahman: I hate telling a contestant you are bad

Mumbai, January 15, (Online): After exploring the digital platform with his shows ARRived, a singing talent hunt and Harmony, which has him travelling across the country and getting into the roots of our musical heritage, AR Rahman is now moving to TV. The music maestro will be judging The Voice that is adapted from the […]

Fawad Chaudhry warns of forward bloc for change in Sindh government

KARACHI, January 15 (Online): information Minister Fawad Chaudhry on Tuesday warned of forming a forward bloc in Sindh if the Pakistan Peoples Party leadership failed to bring a change in the province. Chaudhry, who is on a visit to Karachi, lashed out at the PPP leadership during a press conference held here earlier Tuesday. “The […]