Pakistan vs India: UK’s met office forecast 50-80 percent chance of rain

MANCHESTER : Widespread rains in England can play spoilsport in much-awaited Cricket World Cup encounter between Pakistan and India at the Old Trafford on Sunday. The rain has already forced four wash-outs in the tournament and several training sessions were also affected by the weather in the UK On Sunday, the biggest match of the […]


Facebook to debut cryptocurrency next week

New York: Facebook will debut its cryptocurrency, Libra, next week, the Wall Street Journal has reported. The social media giant has secured the backing of multiple organizations such as Master and Visa, plus internet bigwigs such as Uber, PayPal and Booking.com for Libra. The report says that each of these companies has invested $10 million […]


Saudi-led coalition in Yemen strikes Houthi positions in Sanaa

In Yemen, Saudi-led coalition has targeted military positions including air-defense systems in Houthi-controlled capital Sanaa. A Saudi-led coalition spokesman said assaults followed a missile attack by Houthis group on Saudi Arabia’s Abha airport on Wednesday which wounded twenty six people. The spokesman said Saudi Arabia’s air defense forces also intercepted five drones launched by Houthis […]


ADB expresses interest in balance of payment financing

ISLAMABAD – Asian Development Bank has expressed interest in providing balance of payment financing to support government’s structural reforms agenda. The interest was shown by Director General Asian Development Bank Werner Leipach and Country Director ADB Ms Xiaohong Yang who called on Adviser to the Prime Minister on Finance Dr Abdul Hafeez Shaikh in Islamabad […]


SCO urges to introduce use of local currencies in mutual financial transactions, settlements

The member states of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization have resolved to accelerate efforts to promote socio-economic and anti-corruption cooperation as well as to introduce the use of local currencies in mutual financial transactions and settlements.            According to a statement issued by the SCO Secretariat, the heads from the SCO member and observer states underscored to […]

JF-17 Thunder

53rd Paris Air Show: PAF’s JF-17 Thunder starts practice drills

PAF JF-17 Thunder has started its practice drills in Paris for the 53rd Paris Air Show being held from 17th to 23rd of this month at Le Bourget Airport. The PAF contingent comprising three JF-17 Thunder aircraft along with the air and ground crew are in the French capital to participate in this mega event. […]


Karachi suffers as power breakdown at Dhabeji station disrupts water supply

KARACHI – The residents of the metropolis are suffering as water supply continues to suspend due to a power breakdown at Dhabeji water pumping station. A 72-inch diametre pipeline burst due to which more than 100 million gallons of water will not be supplied to Karachi. According to the Karachi Water and Sewage Board (KWSB), […]


Rabab Hashim, Set To Play a Dynamic Role In Meray Mohsin

KARACHI – With the blockbuster Kamzarf just ending to raving reviews and ratings, leading lady Rabab Hashim, is all set to be back on our screens with a 7th Sky Entertainment’s production ‘Mere Mohsin’, going on air on Geo Entertainment. ‘Meray Mohsin’ is the third time Hashim is working with the director Ali Faizan, with […]


Chief Minister Sindh reveals Rs 1217bn annual budget 2019-20

KARACHI – Sindh government on Friday has presented its first annual budget 2019-20 in Sindh Assembly (SA) today.    According to the details, Chief Minister Sindh presented the annual budget with a total outlay of over Rs 1,217 billion. The Chief Minister (CM) said that the province’s revenue targets have been revised from Rs243.082 billion to Rs240.746 […]


NAB arrests Faryal Talpur in money laundering case

ISLAMABAD – National Accountability Bureau (NAB) on Friday arrested Faryal Talpur, sister of incarcerated co-chairman Asif Ali Zardari, in mega-money laundering case. Faryal Talpur was taken into custody from Islamabad. As per details garnered, Talpur will be kept at Zardari House in Islamabad that has been declared as sub-jail by the accountability bureau. Talpur will […]