Grande Communications Lawsuits repeat infringer RIAA

Major Labels Want ISP to Pay Additional $12 Million in

Last fall, several of the world’s largest music companies including Warner Bros. and Sony Music prevailed in their lawsuit against Internet provider Grande Communications. The record labels accused the Astound-owned ISP of not doing enough to stop pirating subscribers. Specifically, they alleged that the company failed to terminate repeat infringers. The trial took more than […]readmore


More rain expected in Karachi suburbs today

The met department has forecast rain with thunder in the suburbs of Karachi on Tuesday (today). The Pakistan Meteorological Department (PMD) said on Monday that a new weather system would enter southern Balochistan on Tuesday, which will bring thundershowers in various areas of Sindh and Balochistan, including Karachi. It added that westerly winds would continue […]readmore


Dammed thirsty: the cross-border fight for water

With half the world experiencing water scarcity for at least part of the year, the huge dams being built by some countries to boost their power supplies while their neighbours go parched are a growing source of potential conflict. Ahead of a UN conference in New York on global access to water, AFP looks at […]readmore


Govt enhances petrol subsidy to Rs100 per litre

The government enhanced the petrol subsidy for the low-income population to Rs100, while more measures would also be announced to protect the poor from impact of the soaring inflation, according to a senior government official on Monday. Minister of State for Petroleum Dr Musadik Malik said that Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif had ordered for the […]readmore

Khyber Pakhtunkhwa

Rumours of ‘rift’ between K-P governor, caretaker CM

Reports regarding the resignation of caretaker Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa Chief Minister Mohammad Azam Khan over differences with Governor Haji Ghulam Ali were doing the rounds on Monday. However, the K-P CM House spokesperson termed the reports regarding Azam’s resignation rumours, saying it’s just a propaganda being circulated on social media due to his differences with Governor Ali. […]readmore


Statement on IMF, nuclear programme taken out of context: Dar

Days after apparently snubbing a demand to abandon Pakistan’s long-range nuclear missiles programme, Finance Minister Ishaq Dar on Monday clarified that his comments regarding delay in the International Monetary Fund (IMF) agreement were “quoted out of context”. Addressing a special session of Senate on March 16, Dar had said that nobody had any right to […]readmore


Ex-CJ Nisar ‘verbally abuses’ Maryam in new purported audio leak

Another purported audio leak featuring former chief justice of Pakistan Saqib Nisar emerged on Monday wherein the former top judge could be heard using “harsh language” against PML-N chief organiser Maryam Nawaz. In the purported audio, Nisar and other person said to be PTI lawyer Tariq Khawaja Rahim apparently discussing about the PML-N leader’s explosive […]readmore


Police arrest Imran Khan’s nephew in Islamabad

Hassan Khan Niazi, the nephew and focal person of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan, was taken into custody by police outside the Judicial Complex in Islamabad on Monday. Niazi’s arrest was related to clashes between PTI workers and Islamabad police during Imran Khan’s court appearance in the Toshakhana case. He was reportedly present at […]readmore


PDM trying to pit PTI against army, says Imran

Former prime minister Imran Khan has accused the ruling Pakistan Democratic Movement (PDM) coalition of attempting to pit his political party, the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI), against the country’s armed forces. Imran has claimed that the PDM is orchestrating a campaign to incite a quarrel between the PTI and the army in an attempt to eliminate […]readmore


Toshakhana case: Court summons Imran on March 30

A district and sessions court in Islamabad on Monday summoned Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan on March 30 in the Toshakhana case. Judge Zafar Iqbal issued the order stating that the court will hear arguments on the maintainability of the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) complaint against the former prime minister. Moreover, the controversy […]readmore


Current account deficit declines 68pc

KARACHI: Current account deficit declined by 68 per cent to $3.8 billion during the first eight months of the current fiscal year (FY23) from $12bn during the same period last year. February showed a healthy sign as the CAD fell to just $74 million against $519m last year, the lowest monthly deficit recorded since February […]readmore


Centre looks to implement ‘discounted’ fuel regime

• Musadik announces Rs100 fuel discount for motorcyclists, owners of cars up to 800cc • Monthly quota for motorbikes will be 21 litres, cars to be allowed one full tank LAHORE: Just a day after the announcement of Rs50 subsidy on each litre of petrol for the ‘less privileged’, State Minister for Petroleum Dr Musadik […]readmore


Imran’s nephew re-arrested minutes after getting bail

ISLAMABAD: Hassaan Khan Niazi, nephew of PTI Chairman Imran Khan, was re-arrested in a separate case on Monday when he was leaving the Federal Judicial Complex (FJC) after securing pre-arrest bail in three cases. Mr Niazi had obtained bail from the Anti-Terrorism Court (ATC) in cases registered against him and other PTI supporters in connection […]readmore


Pakistan remains ‘country of concern’, says US HR report

WASHINGTON: In its first assessment of the human rights situation in Pakistan under the incumbent government, the US State Department notes the human rights situation in the country remains a cause of concern. Released on Monday, the annual State Department report refers to several events that occurred in 2022, including former premier Imran Khan’s Azadi […]readmore


PTI accused of ‘smearing’ army chief

ISLAMABAD/LAHORE: Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif on Monday accused PTI of carrying out a smear campaign against Chief of the Army Staff (COAS) Gen Asim Munir, an allegation the party has denied. “Disgusting smear campaign of the Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf against Chief of the Army Staff Gen Asim Munir, at the behest of Imran Niazi, deserves the […]readmore