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  • Pemra seeks ARY News response to IB complaint against 'fake news'

    The Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) on Saturday directed ARY News to respond to a complaint filed by the Intelligence Bureau (IB) against its report on a list of lawmakers suspected of links with banned militant groups allegedly compiled by the IB...

    The list first came to light when ARY News programme 'Power Play' aired a report on Sept 25 claiming that former prime minister Nawaz Sharif had directed the IB on...

  • Pemra serves notices to ARY, Bol News over 'fake' news regarding cabinet reshuffle

    The Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) has issued show-cause notices to ARY News and Bol News for airing news items regarding a reshuffle in the federal cabinet and change in the portfolios of some federal ministers, it emerged on Tuesday...

    The two media outlets had aired the news on Monday morning about a possible reshuffle in the posts for Minister for Finance and Minister of State for Interior held by Asad Umar...

  • Arrests in and around city amid ‘high alert’

    LAHORE: Law-Enforcement Agencies (LEAs) have taken into custody more than 50 suspects in Lahore and outskirts following a high alert issued by the National Counter Terrorism Authority (Nacta), Islamabad, about possible terror attacks at Wagah and Ganda Singh borders...

    Nacta through an alert dispatched late on Tuesday to the Punjab Director General of Pakistan Rangers, the Home Department and the provincial police chief asked for high...

  • Security on high alert as India's top court set to decide dispute over destroyed mosque

    India’s security forces are on high alert ahead of the Supreme Court’s verdict today in a decades-old land title dispute between Muslims and Hindus over plans to build a Hindu temple on a site where Hindu hard-liners demolished a 16th century mosque in 1992, sparking deadly religious riots...

    Whichever way it goes, the court decision is likely to have a significant impact on fraught relations between India’s Hindus and Muslims, who...

  • Guarded optimism: Karachi on alert for biggest cricket match in 9 years

    Thousands of security personnel will be deployed when Karachi hosts the final of the Pakistan Super League (PSL) on Sunday ? its biggest cricket match in nine years, after a spate of attacks drove away foreign teams...

    As well as the final in Karachi, both eliminators were held in Lahore this week ? a step forward from last year, when only the final was held on Pakistani soil at Gaddafi Stadium...

  • Civic bodies on high alert as Karachi braces for heavy rain

    KARACHI: Civic bodies were put on high alert on Saturday and vacations of all employees cancelled ahead of forecast of heavy rains in the metropolis...

    While many city areas received traces of rain, with the exception of Saddar where 4mm rain was recorded, on Saturday, a Met official said that some factors had delayed the arrival of a weather system that was supposed to cause heavy rain from Sunday...

  • Karachi mayor puts KMC officials on rain alert

    KARACHI: Mayor Wasim Akhtar on Tuesday put all departments of Karachi Metropolitan Corporation, including hospitals, fire brigade and other rescue service providers, on high alert in the wake of new monsoon spell expected to start on Thursday and last till Saturday...

    “The people of the entire city should be saved from miseries during rains,” he said...

  • Urban flooding alert issued for Karachi, other Sindh cities

    KARACHI: The Met office released on Monday an urban flooding alert for Karachi and other cities as monsoon currents penetrating in Sindh are likely to become more intense from Tuesday (today) onwards...

    Speaking to Dawn, chief meteorologist Dr Sardar Sarfaraz explained that the prevailing weather system was expected to turn intense gradually, first taking over southeast parts of Sindh on Tuesday afternoon or in the evening and then...

  • ‘Cold wave’ alert: Mercury may fall to 5°C in Karachi from tomorrow

    Pakistan Meteorological Department on Wednesday predicted that a “cold wave” was likely to grip Sindh, including Karachi, from Thursday with the temperature expected to drop to 5-7 °C for the next five days in the provincial capital...

    Mercury may drop to 3-5°C in Shaheed Benazirabad, Naushahro Feroze, Khairpur, Sukkur, Ghotki, Sanghar districts, it said, adding that the minimum temperature in Karachi, Hyderabad, Tando Allahyar, Tando...

  • Will not air Amir Liaquat's show, Bol News tells Supreme Court

    A three-member bench of the Supreme Court, headed by Justice Amir Hani Muslim, on Monday directed Bol News to immediately cease airing all 'hateful content' or face contempt of court charges...

    During the hearing, the apex court addressed the TV channel's director of operations, directing him to submit an assurance "within half an hour" that the channel would not air any content that incites hatred...

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