Are Gigi Hadid and Zayn Malik back together?

Are Gigi Hadid and Zayn Malik back together?

Gigi Hadid and Zayn Malik are seemingly back together, if the former’s latest Instagram story is anything to go by. British-Pakistani singer, Zayn, and model Gigi had very publicly announced their break up via social media in March this year. However, a month later reconciliation rumours started doing the rounds...

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Submission of affidavit mandatory along with electoral nomination papers: SC

Submission of affidavit mandatory along with electoral nomination papers: SC

ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court (SC) on Wednesday declared mandatory the submission of an affidavit along with electoral nomination papers.  The Lahore High Court (LHC), on June 1, had ruled that nomination forms of the electoral candidates did not seek necessary information and declarations such as details on educational background, criminal...

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Syria: the “hundreds of civilians” that the “war of annihilation” of the United States left in Raqqa, the former capital of Islamic State

Syria: the “hundreds of civilians” that the “war of annihilation” of the United States left in Raqqa, the former capital of Islamic State

The effect of the military campaign of the US-led forces it had devastating effects on the civilian population. Amnesty International (AI) found evidence that the air strikes carried out by the US-led coalition against the self-styled Islamic State (IS) in Raqqa, Syria, incurred “potential war crimes”. The organization defending human rights...

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Niger mosque suicide bomber attack leaves 6 killed and dozens wounded

Niger mosque suicide bomber attack leaves 6 killed and dozens wounded

An attack by three suicide bombers outside a mosque in Niger’s southeast killed at least six people and wounded dozens of other people, the government said on Tuesday. The attack, plotted by two women and a man, occurred just before midnight on Monday in a southern neighborhood of Diffa, said...

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Met Reham only once when she wasn’t married to Imran, says Shehbaz

Met Reham only once when she wasn’t married to Imran, says Shehbaz

LAHORE: Former Punjab chief minister Shehbaz Sharif Tuesday said that he only once met Reham Khan, former wife of Imran Khan and a TV presenter, in 2014 when she was not even married to the chairman of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI). He was speaking at a press conference to brief the...

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Youm-e-Ali being observed today amid heightened security

Youm-e-Ali being observed today amid heightened security

KARACHI: The martyrdom day of Hazrat Ali (RA) – Youm-e-Ali – is being observed across the country with religious fervour and reverence amid tight security. Mourning processions are being taken out in various cities of the country to mark the day. The M.A. Jinnah Road of Karachi has been blocked...

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How Qatar has survived a year of blockade of its Gulf neighbors

How Qatar has survived a year of blockade of its Gulf neighbors

The boycott has provoked a wave of support for the young emir, Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani. Although things did not look good a year ago, today Qataris say they are “stronger”. In what at first seemed like a fight between David and Goliath, on June 5, 2017, Saudi Arabia,...

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Innovation changed lifestyles and liberated women in particular

Innovation changed lifestyles and liberated women in particular

The advent of modern appliances such as washing machines and refrigerators had a profound impact on 20th Century society, according to a new Université de Montréal study. Plug-in conveniences transformed women’s lives and enabled them to enter the workforce, says Professor Emanuela Cardia, from the Department of Economics. Within a...

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Wasim Akhram slammed for celebrating birthday and sharing cake with team during fasting hours

Wasim Akhram slammed for celebrating birthday and sharing cake with team during fasting hours

Wasim Akram celebrated his 52nd birthday with some of his co-workers, including Waqar Younis, Zainab Abbas, and Rameez Raja. A video had surfaced on social media of his cake cutting ceremony, however, it had stirred fury amid people on social media. This is because the journalists and commentators celebrated the...

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Suspend friendly match between Israel and Argentina after protests by Palestinians

Suspend friendly match between Israel and Argentina after protests by Palestinians

This fence appeared this week in Jerusalem, which says “they are entering occupied territory.” The decision was made by the same players: Argentina suspends the friendly match that it expected to play against Israel on June 8. “I think in the end it was possible to do the right thing,...

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Kinno exports break records and fetch nearly $222 million this season

Kinno exports break records and fetch nearly $222 million this season

KARACHI: Pakistan exported 370,000 tonnes of kinno in this season fetching $222 million — the highest ever volume during any season. Kinno exports began from December 2017 and continued till the beginning of May 2018. Last year exports stood at 325,000 tonnes. Waheed Ahmed, Patron-in-Chief of Pakistan Fruit and Vegetable...

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CNG dealers infuriated with unscheduled discriminatory load-shedding, threaten to stage a strike in Sindh

CNG dealers infuriated with unscheduled discriminatory load-shedding, threaten to stage a strike in Sindh

KARACHI: CNG dealers on Tuesday criticized the Sui Southern Gas Company’s practice of four days in a week loadshedding for the CNG sector in Sindh and warned of a complete strike if their issues were not resolved. Owing to the uncalled extended Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) loadshedding, CNG dealers called...

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ECP registers 105 million voters for the scheduled election

ECP registers 105 million voters for the scheduled election

ISLAMABAD: The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) has so far registered 105,955,407 voters including 59,224,262 males and 46,731,145 females for upcoming general elections scheduled to be held on July 25. According to the ECP’s official data, there are as many as 4,299,494 registered voters in Balochistan including 2,486,230 male and...

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PML-N govt stopped process for building third LNG terminal

PML-N govt stopped process for building third LNG terminal

ISLAMABAD: The previous government of Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N), whose tenure ended on May 31, 2018, stopped the Port Qasim Authority (PQA) from going ahead with bidding for the allocation of a site for constructing third liquefied natural gas (LNG) terminal in Karachi, a step that would give monopoly to Engro Elengy...

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Hafeez defends his statement regarding ICC protocols on bowling action amid public

Hafeez defends his statement regarding ICC protocols on bowling action amid public

LAHORE: The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) on Tuesday cleared all-rounder Mohammad Hafeez on the matter of his statement regarding International Cricket Council (ICC) protocols on bowling action. The decision was confirmed after he appeared before a three-member PCB disciplinary committee to justify his position in response to the show cause...

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Israeli minister calls for assassination of Palestinians who attack with comets

Israeli minister calls for assassination of Palestinians who attack with comets

According to the Minister of Public Security, Gilad Erdan, “the selective assassinations of the Israeli army should also target those who direct the kites.” The Israeli Minister of Public Security, Gilad Erdan, called on Tuesday (05.06.2018) to the targeted killing of Palestinians who have been launching incendiary kites from the...

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US police allegedly arrests 11 men for soliciting children for nudes online

US police allegedly arrests 11 men for soliciting children for nudes online

MIAMI: Eleven Florida men, including employees of Disney and Legoland and a volunteer for the Boy Scouts, have been taken in police custody over possession and distribution of child pornography, police said Tuesday. A total of 660 charges have so far been brought against the 11 suspects in the operation,...

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Lahore: 4 killed, 17 injured in the wake of a fierce dust storm, death toll expected to rise

Lahore: 4 killed, 17 injured in the wake of a fierce dust storm, death toll expected to rise

LAHORE: At least four people including two minors were killed and 17 injured in the wake of a ferocious dust storm that hit Lahore on Tuesday, rescue sources informed media. Officials clearly said the death toll could be ever-increasing. The storms disrupted electricity of the residential areas in Garhi Shahu,...

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Simultaneous judgment on all three Sharif references unlikely

Simultaneous judgment on all three Sharif references unlikely

ISLAMABAD: Apparently deviating from its earlier stance that all three corruption references filed by the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) against the Sharif family would be decided simultaneously, the accountability court held on Tuesday that no such reason existed at present. “Accused has not produced any defence witness in this reference. He...

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Australian Chief Marshal Mark Binskin acknowledges Pakistan Army efforts against terrorism

Australian Chief Marshal Mark Binskin acknowledges Pakistan Army efforts against terrorism

RAWALPINDI: On Tuesday Chief of Defence Forces (CDF) Australia Air Chief Marshal Mark Binskin acknowledged and valued the efforts and sacrifices of Pakistan Army in war against terrorism and for regional stability, according to the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR). The chief of Australian defence forces called on Army Chief General...

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Caretaker Sindh formulates guidelines and code of conduct for the upcoming elections of 2018

Caretaker Sindh formulates guidelines and code of conduct for the upcoming elections of 2018

KARACHI: On Tuesday, the interim Sindh home ministry issued code of conduct and guidelines for the forthcoming polls scheduled on July 25. The interim government said that no party would be allowed to use state’s property for political canvassing. In the directives, it is said that the interim government would...

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MMA announces 12-point election manifesto

MMA announces 12-point election manifesto

KARACHI: The revived religious political parties’ alliance Muttahida Majlis-e-Amal (MMA) on Tuesday announced its 12-point manifesto for general elections 2018. Addressing a press conference, the MMA leader Maulana Fazlur Rehman said that the alliance’s manifesto includes implementation of Nizam-e-Mustafa (PBUH), safeguarding all Islamic provisions in the constitution, empowered parliament, ensuring...

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