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  • Number of mobile phone users to surpass 5bn this year

    BARCELONA: The number of mobile phone users globally will surpass five billion by the middle of this year, according to a study released on Monday by GSMA, the association of mobile operators...

    With populations in Asia, and notably India, on the rise, the number, which stood at 4...

  • Pakistan cruise to number three in Test rankings

    But following Sunday’s result, Alastair Cook’s men have dropped behind Pakistan on fourth position, while West Indies, after gaining three points, has reduced gap with seventh-placed India to 14 points...

    Pakistan, which faces Bangladesh in the second and final Test in Mirpur on Wednesday, must win to retain its latest Test ranking...

  • ‘Pakistan has third highest number of bonded labourers in world’

    He spoke about the Bonded Labour Abolition Act 1992 which, he said, was not being implemented rigorously in Pakistan, and as a result “Pakistan has become the third highest bonded labour-infected country in the world”...

    She was freed from bonded labour in 1998 with the help of the Human Rights Commission of Pakistan and ever since she has been working to release others from this form of modern slavery...

  • Pakistan achieves 2nd highest number of ODI wins after West Indies victory

    After their latest victory against the West Indies in the one-day international series on Tuesday, Pakistan added another feather to their cap and achieved the second highest number of wins in the ODI series to date...

    Pakistan defeated West Indies by six wickets owing to the match-winning partnership of centurion Shoaib Malik and Mohammad Hafeez who scored 81 runs...

  • Number of birds migrating from Siberia to Pakistan declines

    ISLAMABAD: The number of birds migrating from Siberia, which add colours to the wetlands of Pakistan, has declined drastically in recent years...

    Extreme weather in Russia forces many precious species of birds to leave their home in search of moderate weather which they find in India, but on their way they make stopovers at different lakes and water reservoirs in Pakistan, including Tanda Dam (Kohat) and Haleji, Keenjhar and Lungsee...

  • Pakistan ranks third in executions race with unprecedented number of hangings in 2015

    NEW YORK: Amnesty International reports that there was a dramatic 54 per cent increase in executions globally in 2015, with Pakistan carrying out 326 executions last year – the highest ever recorded by Amnesty International for the country...

    In 2015, Pakistan completely removed a seven-year moratorium on the death penalty after Taliban militants gunned down more than 150 people, most of them children, at Peshawar's Army Public...

  • Number of migrants from Pakistan is increasing

    ISLAMABAD: The number of migrants and refugees travelling from Pakistan along the Central and Eastern Mediterranean routes for asylum and jobs in parts of Eastern Europe has been increasing since 2016, and majority of such people are from Punjab followed by Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Balochistan and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT)...

    Read: 'I'd rather die than be sent to Turkey' — Why Pakistani migrants prefer Greece's hellish campsThe...

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