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  • Army officer martyred in Shakai gun battle

    SOUTH WAZIRISTAN: An army officer was martyred during an exchange of fire between security forces and terrorists in the Shakai area of South Waziristan tribal district on Sunday night...

    Police said the gun battle took place near Shrongai check-post at around 11pm on Sunday...

  • How can army, ISI chiefs take up foreign jobs soon after retirement: SC

    ISLAMABAD: The Sup­reme Court on Wednesday wondered how former chiefs of the Pakistan Army and Inter-Services Intelligence could take up foreign jobs without completing the mandatory gap of two years after their retirement...

    A three-member bench, headed by Chief Justice of Pakistan Mian Saqib Nisar, asked defence secretary retired Lt Gen Zamirul Hassan to furnish before the court no-objection certificates issued by the government to...

  • England top gun Joe Root on Pakistan's radar, reveals Misbah

    Pakistan captain Misbah-ul-Haq has identified England middle order batsman Joe Root as the biggest threat to the hosts in the upcoming Tests series against the Three Lions...

    Misbah said Pakistan would need to come up with a special strategy against the youngster from Sheffield, Yorkshire...

  • Rizwan emerging as new top gun of Pakistan cricket

    Mohammad Rizwan indeed is the newest star on Pakistan’s cricket horizon...

    “Rizwan is an Adam Gilchrist-like find of Pakistan cricket,” former Pakistan captain Asif Iqbal told Dawn when he was asked to comment on the extraordinary performance delivered by the wicket-keeper/batsman in recent contests...

  • 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...

  • Four killed in gun battle in India-held Kashmir

    SRINAGAR: Police in India-held Kashmir on Monday claimed that four suspected militants were killed during a sixteen-hour gun battle with Indian army personnel which ended late on Sunday, foiling an attack on a military base...

    It was not clear how a civilian was caught in the firing, an army officer said, speaking on customary condition of anonymity...

  • Indian teen shoots himself in head taking selfie with gun

    NEW DELHI: An Indian teenager accidentally shot himself in the head with his father's gun while trying to take a “selfie “photograph, police said Sunday, the latest in a series of such accidents...

    “The boy's father and family said that he was trying to take a selfie with his gun,” he said...

  • Gun battle kills four in India-held Kashmir

    SRINAGAR: Fighting in India-held Kashmir killed two soldiers and two suspected rebels Friday, as representatives from India and Pakistan met to discuss security on the disputed frontier...

    Police said the fighting broke out late Thursday after the army received a tip-off regarding the presence of suspected militants in Laribal village, some 70 kilometres northwest of the main city of Srinagar...

  • Brazil to end restrictions on gun ownership

    RIO DE JANEIRO: Brazil, which has one of the highest murder tolls on the planet, could soon end most restrictions on gun ownership, risking what one critic called a “Wild West” scenario...

    Supporters say freeing up gun sales will allow people to protect themselves in a country plagued by violent robbery and intense confrontations between drug gangs and police, with some 40,000 gun-related deaths a year...

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