World

World leaders ask UN to resolve Kashmir conflict

NEW YORK – In a memorandum submitted to the secretary general of the United Nations, Antonio Guterres, the former prime minister of Azad Kashmir, Barrister Sultan Mehmood Choudhary, and the secretary general of the World Kashmir Awareness Forum, Dr. Ghulam … read more

Pakistan

Ex-DG ISI Lt Gen Rizwan Akhtar takes premature retirement

RAWALPINDI: Former Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) chief and president of the National Defence University (NDU) Lieutenant General Rizwan Akhtar has requested a premature retirement from the Pakistan Army. It has been learnt that Lt Gen Rizwan Akhtar, who was due to … read more

Top Stories

Oxford University hall takes down portrait of Aung San Suu Kyi

The Oxford college where Aung San Suu Kyi studied as an undergraduate has removed her portrait from public display and placed it in storage, in a move that follows international criticism over her role in Myanmar’s humanitarian crisis. The governing … read more

Diplomatic

Gen Zubair Hayat attends conference on environmental issues

RAWALPINDI – Joint Chief of Staff Committee Chairman General Zubair Mahmood Hayat attended 2017 Pacific Chiefs of Defence Conference in Victoria, which was attended by the chiefs of Defence Staff of 25 countries. The conference was held between September 4 … read more

Business

PAEC seeks licence for 50 MW coal power plant

ISLAMABAD – Pakistan Atomic Energy Commission (PAEC) has submitted an application to National Electric Power Regulator Authority (NEPRA) for power generation licence for its 50 MW coal-fired power plant at KCP Complex, Jauharabad. The PAEC planned to set up a … read more

Sports

Pak cricket team begins training ahead of World XI tour

LAHORE – The national cricket camp for Pakistan cricket team to start preparations ahead of the World XI tour has started at the Gaddafi Stadium on Thursday. 13 players from the national squad for the series, dubbed ‘Independence Cup’, reported … read more

Sci & Tech

Nasa missions to Mars difficult for human survival

While several Nasa missions have involved mixed crews, a secret report by the space agency suggests that missions to Mars could be all-female. Speaking at a conference today, British astronaut, Helen Sharman, claimed that Nasa has filed a report that … read more

Health

Eating six meals a day can help lose weight: study

ISLAMABAD: When we want to lose weight, many of us are put off by the idea of starving ourselves, spending our days with rumbling stomachs and having to resist our hunger. But this needn’t actually be the case at all, … read more

Travel & Tourism

Saudi Arabia shows interest in CPEC and Gwadar

ISLAMABAD: Ambassador of Kingdom of Saudi Arabia to Pakistan Nawaf Said Ahmad Al-Malkiy says his country is looking forward to invest in China Pakistan Economic Corridor and Gwadar port projects. He said that CPEC is a huge project, which will … read more