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January 15, 2019 7:41 AM Aqua Beach: Karachiites' exotic new picnic spot

Karachiites now have a new picnic spot named ‘Aqua Beach’ situated some 50 kms from the city. The scenic spot provides respite to the chaotic routine life and its exotic landscape is replete of breath-taking views. Located alongside the Hub River, Aqua Beach is developed as an adventure spot that provides a number of recreational activities to the visitors 13

January 9, 2019 9:53 AM Suspicious package sent to Pak consulate in Melbourne

SYDNEY: Pakistan’s mission in Melbourne was among the those international consulates and embassies in Australian cities that have been sent suspicious packages containing white powder, some reportedly marked with the word "asbestos", foreign media reported. “A worker at the Pakistani consulate in Melbourne opened one of the packages about 10am on Wednesday 5

January 9, 2019 12:00 AM Sindh govt officials visit PSCA offices in Lahore

LAHORE: Top-tier Sindh government functionaries visited Punjab Safe Cities Authority (PSCA) on Tuesday. The delegation comprising senior officials of the Home Department Sindh, Sindh Police and IT Department met PSCA Chief Operating Officer (COO) Akbar Nasir Khan and Chief Administration Officer Kamran Khan. Secretary IT Sindh Ali Bahadur Qazi and his team consulted 1

January 6, 2019 3:52 PM Fawad Chaudhry makes jibe at PPP over Karachi’s cannabis consumption report

ISLAMABAD: Information and Broadcasting Minister has poked fun at the PPP government in Sindh after a study claimed that Karachi was the second largest consumer of cannabis. The Sindh capital has been ranked as the second-largest consumer of cannabis, also known as marijuana or weed, for the second consecutive year. India’s capital New Delhi, Mumbai 1

January 5, 2019 12:00 AM Kaka, Figo to arrive on Jan 10

KARACHI: Ricardo Kaka of Brazil and Luis Figo of Portugal, the biggest names of the football world, will land in Pakistan on January 10 to unveil the World Soccer Stars 2019, the organisers said on Friday. “Two of the biggest iconic names in the world of football, Kaká and Luís Figo, arrive in Pakistan on January 10, 2019, to offer World Soccer Stars 4

January 3, 2019 12:00 AM Foggy condition in plains of Punjab to continue

LAHORE: The smoggy blanket hovering over the city skies has thickened further here Wednesday while Met office predicted similar weather conditions for the next 24 hours. Met officials said that a westerly wave is still affecting northern parts of the country and likely to move eastward during next 12 hours. Met officials predicted that mainly cold and dry weather 1

January 1, 2019 12:00 AM All-Pakistan Tenpin Bowling from January 9

KARACHI: Pakistan Tenpin Bowling Federation (PTBF) is organising the ninth edition of All-Pakistan Tenpin Bowling Championship here at Arena bowling alleys in Karsaz from January 9. The organisers are expecting around 450 bowlers to compete in the tournament. The bowlers will be vying for top honours in four categories: masters singles, amateur singles 1

January 1, 2019 12:00 AM Iran reach Lahore today for triangular kabaddi series

KARACHI: Iran will land in Lahore on Tuesday (today) to feature in the triangular kabaddi series, which also involves Pakistan and India. The series will be conducted at different cities of Punjab from January 8-14. Pakistan Kabaddi Federation (PKF) said on Monday that the Indian team would arrive in Lahore by Wagah border on January 3 or 4. The PKF said that the matches

December 31, 2018 12:00 AM PIMS AIDS Centre receives 211 new patients in 2018

Islamabad: The Centre for Treatment of AIDS (Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome) at Pakistan Institute of Medical Sciences has registered as many as 211 new patients with Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) positive and AIDS in 2018 that took the total number of HIV and AIDS patients registered with the Centre to 3,068. Data collected by ‘The News’ on Sunday 1

December 30, 2018 12:00 AM Coldwave sweeps most parts of country

ISLAMABAD: Cold wave on Saturday swept most parts of the country while the air quality has been showing no sign of improvement. Reportedly thick fog blanketed Lahore, Islamabad/Rawalpindi, Quetta, Gujranwala and many other urban cities. According to Motorway Police’s spokesperson M1 from Burhan to Peshawar, M2 from Kot Momin to Lahore, M4 sections from Pindi 4