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  • New York cab driver jailed over Pakistan murders

    NEW YORK: A New York cab driver was sentenced to life in prison on Thursday for ordering a double murder in Pakistan after his daughter fled a loveless, arranged marriage...

    US prosecutors say Choudhry's American daughter, Amina Ajmal, was sent to Pakistan and held against her will for more than three years on her father's orders and forced into an arranged marriage...

  • Creating the right kind of jobs should be the priority for Pakistan

    In an evolving world of work— the rapid creation and destruction of jobs— the issue of unemployment has acquired centrality in the development process and has led to the question of whether jobs, or workers, should be protected?Looking from an egalitarian perspective, the welfare of millions revolves around four things: full employment (including self-employment), fair wages, reasonable prices and an accelerated programme for community...

  • Pakistan needs to create more jobs: WB

    ISLAMABAD: The country’s economy needs to create more jobs by taking advantage of the large influx of a well-educated young labour force, says a new research by the World Bank...

    One of the key findings is that there are insufficient jobs where bachelor and graduate degree holders are expected to use their acquired skills...

  • Pakistan's younger women riding a digital wave in drive for better jobs

    When Kainat Naz joined a women-friendly technology boot camp a year ago, she had no idea it would completely change her life and her views on how women can work in conservative Pakistan...

    So she signed up for a tech programme called TechKaro, an initiative by Circle — a social enterprise that aims to improve women’s economic rights in Pakistan — and is now working full-time for a software company...

  • Bank manager, driver kidnapped five months ago recovered

    He said that after receiving a tip-off about presence of the kidnappers and the hostages, the Sukkur police raided the specified hideout in the Mangh Shura area near Machh town in Balochistan and safely recovered Rizwan Dosani, manager of a private bank branch, and his driver...

    Mr Dosani, along with the driver, was kidnapped near Ratodero while they were on their way to Larkana from Sukkur some five months ago...

  • Driver who witnessed Sabeen murder shot dead

    KARACHI: A police constable, who worked as driver of slain social activist Sabeen Mahmud and was a witness to her killing in April this year, was shot dead in the city’s Korangi area on Monday...

    The killing of her driver is a major setback to investigations into her murder, though police are not sure if the two killings are linked...

  • Yohannabad: plea against car driver dismissed

    LAHORE: The Lahore High Court on Tuesday dismissed a petition against the bail granted to a woman, who had knocked down three men to save her life during a violent protest outside Yohannabad...

    A Christian community leader, Hameed Masih, questioned the bail granted to Maryam Safdar pleading that the trial court released the woman on bail without deciding the question of the suspect’s motive behind her reckless driving and killing of...
  • Driver dies in attack on FWO vehicle

    GWADAR: A driver of the Frontier Works Organisation (FWO) died and seven other employees were injured when their vehicle overturned after being fired at near Panjgur late Wednesday night...

    The vehicle overturned while the driver was trying to save it from being hit by bullets...

  • Driver injured as blast hits school bus near Quetta

    QUETTA: The driver of a school bus of the Pakistan Mineral Development Corporation (PMDC) was injured in a roadside bomb blast in the Hanna Sour-range coalfield area on Tuesday morning...

    They told Dawn that the driver received minor injuries and his helper remained unhurt...

  • 8 killed as truck driver plows through bike path in New York 'act of terror'

    A pickup driver killed eight people in New York on Tuesday, mowing down cyclists and pedestrians, before striking a school bus in the city's first deadly attack blamed on terror since September 11, 2001...

    Eleven others were seriously hurt when the truck driver struck in broad daylight just blocks from the 9/11 Memorial, on the West Side of Lower Manhattan, close to schools as children and their parents geared up to celebrate...

  • Police release driver after crash near London museum

    LONDON: A man arrested after his car ploughed into pedestrians in London’s museum district, injuring 11 people and sparking fears of a terror attack, was released from custody on Sunday, police said...

    The 47-year-old was held at the scene of Saturday’s crash on suspicion of dangerous driving, and questioned overnight over what police said was a traffic incident with no link to terrorism
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