JUI-F’s rebel group

In 1997, I was serving as the secretary of information and broadcasting for a militant group and a friendly relationship was established with JUI-F chief Maulana Fazlur Rehman. When the 1997 general elections came, four days before the polling, I

Google Maps allows uploading Street View images without 360-degree camera

NEW YORK: Google Maps has introduced a new feature to make it easier to find routes, allowing users to upload Street View data without a 360-degree camera. For the first time, ordinary users will be able to upload Street View

Apple introduces affordable version of its smartwatch

CALIFORNIA: Apple has introduced a more affordable version of its smartwatch in an attempt to broaden the appeal of its trend-setting products. The scaled-down Apple Watch follows on the heels of a budget iPhone the company released five months ago

No signs of aliens in millions of star systems: Study

MELBOURNE: An Australian telescope has recently stated that there are no signs of alien life have found in the study of ten million star systems. According to details, an Australian telescope known as Murchison Widefield Array (MWA) completed its deepest

PM inaugurates Islamabad Isolation hospital, infectious treatment centre

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan has inaugurated Islamabad Isolation hospital and infectious treatment centre The 250 bed state of the art facility has been constructed in record forty days. It will meet additional requirements to ease pressure from capital hospitals.

Confirmed coronavirus cases in Pakistan to surpass 90,000

KARACHI: Pakistan confirmed 4,896 more cases from novel coronavirus in one day as positive cases surged to 89,249. According to the latest statistics by the National Command and Operation Center, the country recorded 68 deaths during the last 24 hours.

In a world of ‘Alif’, we choose ‘Mere Pass Tum Ho’

Drama ‘Meray Paas Tum Ho’ is currently one of the best leading serials in Pakistan that has not only continuously dominated the Saturday slot every week with the highest ratings, but also kept the audience engaged with an intriguing yet

Over 2500 officials removed from BISP beneficiaries

ISLAMABAD: A total of 2543 government officials, ranging from Grade 17 to 21, who were receiving funds from the Benazir Income Support Program have been removed. Federal Minister for Science and Technology Fawad Chaudhry provided a list that included some

Somerset signs Babar Azam for 2020 county season

CRICBUZZ: English county Somerset has signed Pakistan’s T20I captain Babar Azam for the 2020 season. Somerset will play 12 T20 matches and two county fixtures during the time period. The return is dependent on no-objection certificate (NOC) by the Pakistan

Neighbour killed over playing loud music in Umerkot

UMERKOT: A 35-year-old man named Sharafat Ali was killed by his neighbour on Tuesday night for allegedly playing loud music. According to the victim’s family, both had an argument a few days ago. Ali’s father said that there were undergoing

Sony unveils Vision S to join the race of electric vehicles

LAS VEGAS: Sony stunned the CES 2020 audience with its electric car concept. The prototype named Vision-S showed the firm’s sensors and in-car entertainment technology. The ongoing CES 2020 in Las Vegas has introduced some amazing consumer electronic products. Fortune

Title track of Pakistani film Zindagi Tamashaa released

KARACHI: The title song of critically acclaimed Sarmad Khoosat directed film “Zindagi Tamasha”, set to be release on 24th January,  is out now. The song Zindagi Tamasha Bani performed and composed by Nimra Gilani is a tribute to the golden era of

Japanese PM Shinzo Abe cancels Middle East trip

TOKYO: Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe was scheduled to visit Saudi Arabia, UAE, and Oman this weekend. According to TV Ashi, PM Abe called a National Security Conference (NSC) meeting amid the latest bombings in Iraq. ALSO READ: Donald Trump

US Secretary Pompeo briefs Kurdistan PM Barzani

WASHINGTON: US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo briefed Kurdistan Regional Government Prime Minister Masrour Barzani after Iranian attacks on US bases in Iraq. In a telephonic conversation, the US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo called the regional Prime Minister Masrour

Muslim women donate supplies, food for Australian fire fighters

MELBOURNE: As fires raged in Australia, a group of Muslim women from the Australian Islamic Center raised money, traveled miles and cooked food for more than 150 firefighters working in the affected areas. Firefighters in Australia have been working day

Donald Trump responds to Iran’s missile attack in Iraq

WASHINGTON: Iran attacked two US military bases in Iraq on Wednesday at about 1:30 a.m local time. This attack was a retaliation for America’s recent drone attack on Iranian commander Qasem Soleimani. While the Pentagon announced, “Iran launched more than

Iqra Aziz’s Jhooti: a clever game of TRP

Newlywed actress Iqra Aziz’s latest drama “Jhooti” just aired its trailer and it has caught public attention for all the wrong reasons.  The one minute trailer shows an injured Iqra Aziz convincing unknown figures of how her husband beat her

US stops, harasses Iranian citizens at airports

LOS ANGELES: Numerous reports have emerged of Iranian-American citizens being stopped at USA airports amid tensions between the USA and Iran. The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), a Muslim advocacy group provided legal assistance to more than 60 travelers who

SpaceX starts 2020 with launching more Starlink satellites

FLORIDA: Elon Musk’s SpaceX on Monday evening has launched its third batch of internet-beaming satellites, Starlink started 2020 with a success. StarLink launched its third batch launching 60 satellites from falcon heavy 9 rocket from Cape Canaveral Airspace in Florida

Over 210 civilians martyred by Indian troops in IoK in 2019

SRINAGAR: Indian forces martyred at least 210 innocent Kashmiris in 2019 including three women and nine teenagers. A total of 14 women lost their husbands and 29 children lost their parents,  64 women were molested by Indian soldiers, while Indian

Curfew, communication blockage enters 150th day in IoK

SRINAGAR: On the 150th consecutive day on Wednesday, the curfew and communications blockade in Indian occupied Kashmir (IoK) continues to be cut off from the rest of the world. There is a shortage of food and medicines, while heavy snowfall

Govt provided 12% extra gas in December, says Omar Ayub

ISLAMABAD: Federal Minister for Power Omar Ayub on Wednesday said that this year the federal government provided twelve percent extra gas as compared to the last year in December.  In a series of tweets, the federal minister said, the supply

Inam Butt made Pakistan proud by his performance in 2019

GUJRANWALA: Pakistani wrestler Muhammad Inam butt has said the year 2019 was a very successful year for him in which he secured few gold medals. In the video message,  Inam Butt said that at the beginning of the year 2019

Hike in petroleum prices challenged in LHC

LAHORE: A petition was filed at the Lahore High Court (LHC) on Wednesday challenging the recent rise in the prices of petroleum products. The complaint was made against the federal government, the Oil and Gas Regularity Authority (OGRA) in the

Pakistan Navy conducts annual competition parade 2019

KARACHI: Pakistan Navy Fleet Annual Competition Parade 2019 and award ceremony on Wednesday took place at PN Dockyard Karachi. Admiral Zafar Mahmood Abbasi, Naval Staff chief graced the occasion as chief guest. Rear Admiral Muhammad Amjad Khan Niazi, commander of

Closure of CNG stations continue across Sindh

KARACHI: The Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) stations in Sindh will also remain closed on Wednesday (today) showing the extent of the gas crisis in the province. It should be noted here that in a period of 15 days the CNG

SHC stops PIA chief Air Marshal Arshad Malik from working

KARACHI: The Sindh High Court on Tuesday has barred Air Marshal Arshad Malik from conducting any role as Pakistan International Airline (PIA) chief executive until Jan. 22 on a petition questioning his appointment. A bench of two judges headed by

Indian violations took 59 lives along Loc in 2019

ISLAMABAD: As many as  59 civilians, including women and children, were martyred and another 281 were injured in 2019 as a result of ceasefire violations by Indian troops in various areas along Line of Control (LoC) in Azad Jammu and

India to restore SMS service in occupied Kashmir

NEW DELHI: Indian officials on Wednesday has said that local authorities in occupied Kashmir will restore text messaging services and broadband services only in government-run hospitals. The move comes almost five months after the Indian government reduced the region’s semi-autonomy

FBR collected Rs2080bn in last six months: Shabbar Zaidi

ISLAMABAD: The Federal Board of Revenue has collected Rs2080 billion in revenue in a major achievement over the past six months. In a tweet Chairman Federal Board of Revenue Syed Shabbar Zaidi said, “FBR has collected Rs 2080 billion by