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‘No consensus’ on including Pakistan to FATF watch-list: FM

ISLAMABAD: Foreign Minister Khawaja Muhammad Asif on Wednesday confirmed that the US resolution to place Pakistan on the global watch-list of countries that finance terrorism remained inconclusive as ‘no consensus’was reached among member states of FATF. According to details, the Foreign Minister stated on Twitter that he was ‘grateful to friends’ for their support as…

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Shah Rukh Khan dips into water to say Thank You; video goes viral

MUMBAI: Having reached a landmark of 33 million on micro-blogging website, Bollywood’s King Khan, Shah Rukh Khna thanked his followers while standing in the swimming pool. He dips into water and utters his most famous filmy line. Sporting smile, happy SRK shared a one-minute video with ‘special message of thanks’ to his followers. Standing in…

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Bilawal felicitates Aseefa on her birthday

KARACHI: Chairman of Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) Bilawal Bhutto Zardari felicitated his sister Aseefa Bhutto Zardari on her birthday. He extended birthday greetings to his sister on social media website Twitter. The PPP chief tweeted a photo tweet  of the Bhutto children with their mother Benazir Bhutto with caption reading: “Happy birthday to my baby…

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Saudi billionaire’s daughter tweets joy after his release

RIYADH: The daughter of Saudi billionaire Prince Al-Waleed bin Talal on Sunday tweeted a picture of her father, expressing happiness at his release from detention, in the first reaction from a family member. “You’ve lit up the world, you are my world,” Reem bint Al-Waleed tweeted, posting a picture of her father sporting a beard….

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Desist from sensationalism on horrific tragedy of little Zainab: Imran

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan said that a controversy was being created on whether or not the prime suspect of child abuse cases had numerous bank accounts. “Sad how controversy is being created on whether or not Imran Ali had “accounts,” Imran Khan said in a Twitter statement. “We need to desist from…

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Imran Khan happy with KPK govt over another achievement

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan criticized the federal government for failing to implement National Action Plan (NAP). Resorting to micro-blogging website, Imran Khan congratulated over its achievement of yet ‘another first for Khyber Pakhtunkhwa’ i.e. amendment of the Civil Procedure Code done in consultation with the Peshawar High Court (PHC). I want to…

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Social media reacts to Imran Khan’s ‘lanat’ remarks

KARACHI: The recent ‘Lanti’ slur by Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan has caused considerable outcry on social media. Resorting to social media, the people raised multiple questions, saying if the slur is applicable to his party’s MNAs and senators as well. Addressing a large gathering on Mall Road in Lahore yesterday, Imran Khan voiced…

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Imran Khan justifies ‘lanat’ to Parliament

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan Thursday defended using the curse word ‘lanat’ for the country’s legislature as it legislated exclusively for Nawaz Sharif to become the head of his political party. Supreme Court of Pakistan in its July 28 verdict disqualified Nawaz Sharif from the parliament in the Panama Papers case. Later, the…

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Prominent Pakistani women speak of their own sexual abuse suffering

KARACHI: Celebrities in Pakistan also have started to speak out loud about the harrowing harassment and abuse experiences they have faced following several well-known women in Europe and the United States took to social media under the hashtag #MeToo to open up on the sexual abuse they faced. Latest in this series is a famed…

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How Trump tweet on Pakistan blindsided U.S. officials

WASHINGTON: A surprise New Year’s Day tweet by President Donald Trump in which he appeared to decree an end to U.S. aid for Pakistan, sent U.S. officials scrambling to suspend security assistance without even knowing how much aid they were freezing, four U.S. officials said, reported Reuters. The decision to freeze up to about $2…

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Trump tweet on nuclear button keeps North Korea’s Kim ‘on his toes’: Haley

WASHINGTON: U.S. President Donald Trump’s tweet about having a bigger nuclear button than Kim Jong Un’s has kept the North Korean leader “on his toes” and made clear the risks of a nuclear standoff, U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley said on Sunday, reported Reuters. After Kim asserted that he had a nuclear…

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Parliament joint session to be called on Trump’s statement: Khursheed

ISLAMABAD: Leader of the opposition in National Assembly Syed Khursheed Shah on Tuesday said a joint session of parliament should be called to adopt a policy decision on the statement of US President Donald Trump. He strongly condemned statement of the US president and stated that it is not a problem of any individual but…

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Bilawal gives befitting response to Trump’s “No More” tirade

NEWS DESK: Whether it was the hangover of New Year’s Eve of some other turbulence, we will never know. United States (US) President Donald Trump sent out his first tweet of the year, in the form of a rant against Pakistan. While a number of people have responded to the unwarranted statement of POTUS, it’s…

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Pakistan lodges protest with US envoy over Trump’s tweet

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Foreign Office on Monday night summoned US Ambassador to Islamabad David Hale and lodged a protest against US President Donald Trump’s tweet accusing Pakistan of “lies and deceit”. Meanwhile, Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi will chair a meeting of the federal cabinet on Tuesday. In the meanwhile, he has also summoned a meeting…

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FM Asif will respond to Donald Trump’s tweet shortly

ISLAMABAD: Foreign Minister Khawaja Mohammad Asif said that he would respond to US President Donald Trump’s latest tweet on Pakistan shortly.   In a message on Twitter shortly after Trump’s tweet, Khawaja Asif said that he would let the world know the truth and the difference between facts and fiction. “We will respond to President…

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Hrithik Roshan tweets in favor of (his own definition of) feminism

NEWS DESK: On Human Rights Day, Bollywood star Hrithik Roshan took to Twitter to define feminism and express his support for (his own definition) of the ideology. Here’s what he wrote: Feminism is inclusive.It includes men by way of not demanding but commanding equality.Its about recognition of an individuals worth regardless of gender. based on…

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Shabana Azmi posts heartwarming tweet on wedding anniversary

MUMBAI: Shabana Azmi and Javed Akhtar are celebrating their 33rd wedding anniversary on Saturday and the actress posted a heartwarming tweet on the occasion. In her Tweet, Azmi said that it is their 33rd wedding anniversary and they can still smile together. “Somewhere something went right Mashallah,” Azmi added. She also posted a picture of…

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JK Rowling, Stephen King feel Twitter ruined by longer tweets

NEWS DESK: Twitter has ruined itself by letting people post longer tweets, according to the world’s biggest authors, reported The Independent. This week, the site allowed everyone to write tweets that are 280 characters long – twice as many as the previous limit. The site says it allows people to express themselves better without having to…

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Twitter ‘bug’ lets users smash 280-character limit and break the site for others

NEWS DESK: Twitter users have managed to bypass the site’s tweet limit by posting updates that are thousands of characters long. The majority of users can only send 140-character tweets on the micro-blogging site, but some can go up to 280 characters. However, some users have found a way to go far, far beyond this,…

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US comedian’s tweet on Sharmeen Chinoy draws praise, anger

Web Desk KARACHI: American stand-up comedian Jeremy McLellan drew praise and deep anger on Wednesday for his comments on harassment’s debate involving Oscar-winning Pakistani filmmaker Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy. In a series of tweets last week, Ms Chinoy said that she was lodging a complaint against a doctor of Agha Khan University Hospital (AKUH) for sending a…

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Sania Mirza reaches Lahore to watch T20 against Sri Lanka

LAHORE: Sania Mirza – wife of Pakistani cricketer Shoaib Malik – reached Lahore to watch the third and final Twenty20 against Sri Lanka. In her picture tweet, the Indian tennis star expressed her happiness as she shared a picture of the house with caption reading “Home”. She also included a heart emoji in the tweet…

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