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  • Security forces foil terrorists attack at FC centre in Quetta

    May 17, 2018 8:32 PM 2

    Quetta: Security forces have thwarted militants attack at Frontier Corps Madadgar center near Chaman Housing Scheme, killing all the terrorists, according to Inter Services Public Relations. The ISPR, the media wing of the military, said around five terrorist tried to enter the centre with an explosive laden vehicle, the security forces have killed all the militants

  • PML-N, PTI politicians switch loyalties

    May 17, 2018 5:20 PM 1

    ISLAMABAD: Scores of PML-N politicians including sitting MNAs and MPAs have decided to join Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI). According to sources, PML-N MPA Azam Cheela, Ghulam Ahmed Gadi, Sheikh Yaqoob, Rashida Yaqoob, Aslam Bharvana, Asif Kathia and Chaudhry Shehbaz are going to join the PTI. MNA from Jhang Ghulam Bibi Bharvana and Sahibzada Nazir Sultan

  • British High Commissioner extends Ramzan greetings in fluent Urdu

    May 17, 2018 2:37 PM 4

    ISLAMABAD: British High Commissioner to Islamabad Thomas Drew on Thursday posted a video on his Twitter account, wishing the Muslims in Pakistan and elsewhere a happy Ramzan. The message was recorded in Urdu language and the fluency with which he spoke it is amazing. "Assalam o Alaikum, at the start of of Ramzan I want to express best wishes, on behalf

  • Ramadan 2018: Fasting hours around the world

    May 17, 2018 1:12 PM 1

    After many years, Ramadan 2018 begun simultaneously in most parts of the world with the first fast being observed today i.e. May 17, including Pakistan. Throughout the blessed month of Ramadan (9th month of the lunar calendar), Muslims fast for an entire day: they begin fasting at the Fajr call to prayer just before dawn and break their fast at sunset

  • Karachi likely to endure heatwave on Saturday, Sunday

    May 17, 2018 12:16 PM 1

    KARACHI: People of the metropolis may have to endure a heatwave on Saturday and Sunday, Met Office said on Thursday. The Met office has forecast extremely hot weather for Saturday as sea breeze is expected to stop blowing in the city, causing the mercury to soar. "Rain-thundershower with gusty winds is expected at isolated places in upper Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa

  • Pleas for treason case against Nawaz Sharif dismissed

    May 17, 2018 10:59 AM 1

    LAHORE: The Lahore High Court on Thursday dismissed applications seeking to register a treason case against former prime minister Nawaz Sharif. The applications were filed by Pakistani Awami Tehreek (PAT) and others over Sharif's comments about Mumbai terror attacks in an interview with an English daily on May 12. PAT leader Khurra Gandapur on May 14 moved

  • Jamali resigns as MNA

    May 17, 2018 12:00 AM 1

    ISLAMABAD: Veteran politician and former prime minister Mir Zafarullah Khan Jamali on Wednesday resigned as Member of the National Assembly (MNA) and also demanded of the Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi and the Opposition Leader Syed Khursheed Shah to tender their resignations. Speaking on floor of the National Assembly, Jamali regretted that institutions

  • Moon sighted, first Ramazan today

    May 17, 2018 12:00 AM 1

    KARACHI: The holy month of Ramazan will begin in country from today (Thursday), Central Ruet-i-Hilal Committee Chairman Mufti Muneebur Rehman announced Wednesday, Geo News reported. The committee led by Mufti Muneebur Rehman met for sighting of the Ramazan moon. The meeting was held at the main office of the Meteorological Department, where evidence

  • Special Ramazan programmes on Geo TV, Geo Tez from today

    May 17, 2018 12:00 AM 1

    KARACHI: Two big channels of Geo TV network will present special informative programmes regarding Ramazan from today (Thursday). Geo Tez and Geo TV will present several programmes in connection with highlighting the spirit of Ramazan for reforming viewers. Geo Tez will present ‘Geo Islam’ while Ittehad Ramazan will be presented on Geo TV. The programme

  • PTI govt accused of rendering people jobless

    May 17, 2018 12:00 AM 1

    MARDAN: Criticizing Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chief Imran Khan, former federal minister Nawabzada Khwaja Mohammad Khan Hoti said on Wednesday the provincial government was rendering the people jobless. "The PTI-led government is busy with rendering the people jobless instead of giving them jobs," he remarked while speaking at a news conference at the Mardan