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Pakistan has thriving media landscape: Andrew Cuff

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan has thriving media landscape with higher news consumption than in most countries with a remarkable number of organisations producing news content, Deputy Head of Communications and Press Attache at the British High Commission Andrew Cuff said. This puts greater responsibility on journalists to report their stories accurately, ethically and in a way which…

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Earthquake hits Islamabad, Rawalpindi

ISLAMABAD: A powerful earthquake measuring 5.1 on the Richter Scale jolted many parts of twin cities of Islamabad and Rawalpindi this morning on Tuesday. According to initial reports from Met Office, the jolts were felt in different areas including Swabi, Islamabad, Rawalpindi, Haripur, Mansehra, Wah Cantt, Attock and Abbottabad. The epicenter of the quake was…

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Chief Justice takes notice of Municipal lawlessness in Bani Gala

ISLAMABAD: The Chief Justice of Pakistan Justice Mian Saqib Nisar has taken notice of Municipal lawlessness in Bani Gala, Islamabad.

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Weather system expected to bring rain in Pakistan’s Northern Areas

ISLAMABAD: The Meteorological office issued an advisory stating that a weather system was soon about to enter into the country’s system which could trigger rains in the Northern Areas from Tuesday.  According to the Met office, a weather system is about to enter Pakistan starting Tuesday which will trigger rains’thunderstorm with gusty winds in the country’s…

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New attraction for little kids in Islamabad

Little children of Islamabad take fancy to the newfound adventure in Zip Line Game at Japan Park. Watch video report by Khushbakht Abbas.

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Cellular phone service partially suspended in Pindi, Islamabad

ISLAMABAD: As part of security measures for 70th Pakistan Day, that will be celebrated on Thursday, authorities suspended mobile phone services in parts of Islamabad and Rawalpindi. Officials said the mobile phone service remained close from 9.00 am to 1:00 pm. The services will also remain shut on 23 March for nearly five hours. Elaborate…

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Sharjeel Memon released after investigation

ISLAMABAD: National Accountability Bureau (NAB) has released a senior leader of Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) Sharjeel Inam Memon after the investigation on Saturday night in Islamabad. As per details, Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) had detained the former Provincial Minister for Information Sharjeel Memon over corruption allegations from Islamabad airport. Earlier, Memon had been guaranteed in all cases by Islamabad…

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PPP leader Sharjeel Memon detained from Islamabad airport

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) senior leader Sharjeel Inam Memon has been detained on Saturday night at Islamabad Airport.

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Child maid with torture marks recovered from Islamabad house

ISLAMABAD: An 11-year-old child maid was recovered with visible torture marks Friday night from a house in E-11 area of Islamabad. The victim told media that the family who she worked for would often beat her up for “being lazy”. She alleged that her employers beat her and cut off her hair. To save her life…

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A-level female student shoots herself dead in Islamabad

ISLAMABAD: An A-level female student allegedly shot herself to death in the capital city of Islamabad on Saturday, police said. According to the police, the victim used her father’s pistol to commit suicide. The girl’s body was shifted to a government-run hospital for medico-legal formalities. The reason for the alleged suicide remains unknown, police said….

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Nisar reveals Islamabad grows insecure for women

Women are unsafe in the first Safe City of Pakistan as the number of rapes burgeoned to 160 percent during the last year. This revelation was made by Federal Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan who said at the floor of National Assembly that the number of rape incidents grew to 39 during 2016. Chaudhry…

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Over dozen arrested, weapons seized in Punjab, Islamabad operations

RAWALPINDI: Punjab Rangers, police and intelligence agencies Thursday carried out search multiple operations in parts of Punjab and the federal capital, arresting suspected militants and recovered arms and ammunition. According to Inter Services Public Relations (ISPR), the operation was carried out in Rajan Pur, Lahore, Narowal, Attock and Islamabad. It said that one facilitator of…

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‘PTI lawmakers create chaos in parliament’

A female MNA of the ruling Pakistan Muslim League Nawaz, intervened in the brawl between her party colleague Javed Latif and rival PTI MNA Murad Saeed outside the Parliament. In this video, she holds the opposition party responsible for chaos in the house, saying that the fight erupted over ‘Phateechar’ remarks of Imran Khan. Watch…

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Video: Murad Saeed reveals why he punched Javed Latif

Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf’s Murad Saeed and ruling Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz’s Javed Latif scuffled in the lobby of the Parliament House on Thursday. Saeed claimed that he got emotional after the rival MNA called Imran Khan a ‘traitor’. Watch here…

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Oxygen bars raided in Islamabad

After Samaa highlighted the issue, authorities in Islamabad cracked down on bars and cafés providing a new kind of drug – Oxygen shots.

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Video shows scuffle between Murad Saeed, Javed Latif

Two MNAs of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf and ruling Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz scuffled in the lobby of the Parliament House on Thursday. Watch video…

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O2—Most dangerous drug addiction in Islamabad

After Sheesha, the youth in federal capital are being victimized by a new and most dangerous drug. Doctors said Oxygen shots are massively hazardous. Watch Faizan Khan’s report from Islamabad.

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PM Nawaz elected as Chairman ECO summit

ISLAMABAD: The 13th Economic Cooperation Organization (ECO) summit elected Pakistan Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif as its Chairman here Wednesday. The summit is focusing on enhanced economic cooperation and regional connectivity. All the ten member states including Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Iran, Tajikistan, Turkey, Turkmenistan, and Uzbekistan besides a special representative from China are participating in…

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ECO summit begins in Islamabad

ISLAMABAD: The 13th Economic Cooperation Organization (ECO) summit begun in Islamabad today [Wednesday]. The summit is focusing on enhanced economic cooperation and regional connectivity. All the ten member states including Afghanistan, Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Iran, Tajikistan, Turkey, Turkmenistan, and Uzbekistan besides a special representative from China are participating in the summit. Most of the heads…

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Earthquake jolts Islamabad, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa

ISLAMABAD: A powerful  earthquake measuring 6.06 on the Richter Scale jolted many parts of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province and Islamabad on Tuesday, SAMAA reported. The earthquake, whose epicenter was located in Tajikistan, was felt in Swat, Chitral, Buner, Abbottabad, Haripur, FATA and some parts of Balochistan, according to National Seismic Monitoring Centre, Islamabad. In Islamabad and…

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Parliamentary leaders agree to revive military courts

ISLAMABAD: Parliamentary leaders have finally developed their consensus and agreed on revival of military courts for two years. The understanding came during their meeting in Islamabad on Tuesday, which was attended by leaders of different political parties. Later, talking to newsmen, Minister for Finance Ishaq Dar said the process would require amendments in the Constitution…

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