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Pakistan in trouble after Australia declare

SYDNEY (AFP)  Pakistan were in early trouble after Australia called a halt to their massive first innings at 538 for eight on the second day of the third Test in Sydney on Wednesday. At tea, Pakistan were 16 for two with debutant Sharjeel Khan and Babar Azam dismissed in one Josh Hazlewood over.  Hazlewood had

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Yasra Rizvi slams criticism for marrying man younger than her

LAHORE: (Web Desk) – Renowned actress Yasra Rizvi has slammed the criticism on her by certain people on social media for marrying a man younger than her in age. Rizvi is 34 years of age right now while her husband Abdul Hadi is 24-year-old. Yasra was brutally criticised by a certain segment of the social

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Fighting puts Syria peace negotiations at risk

BEIRUT (AFP) – A dozen Syrian rebel factions have suspended talks on new peace negotiations, accusing President Bashar al-Assad s regime of violating a four-day-old ceasefire with attacks near Damascus that continued Tuesday. In the northwestern province of Idlib, an air strike killed at least 25 members of former Al Qaeda affiliate Fateh al-Sham Front, including

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Ex-Qaeda affiliate leaders among 25 dead in Syria strike

BEIRUT (AFP) – An air strike in Syria on Tuesday killed at least 25 members of former Al Qaeda affiliate Fateh al-Sham Front including senior figures, a monitor said. Unidentified aircraft hit one of the group s most important bases in Syria, in the northwestern province of Idlib, Syrian Observatory for Human Rights director Rami Abdel

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US for Pakistan, India dialogue to resolve all differences

WASHINGTON (Sarzameen News) – Briefing the newsmen in Washington on Tuesday, State Department spokesperson John Kirby said that Pakistan and India should resolve any dispute over Indus Waters Treaty issue through dialogue. John Kirby said that Secretary of State John Kerry spoke to Pakistani Finance Minister Mohammad Ishaq Dar over phone on Indus Waters Treaty

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PICTURES: How Angelina & Brad celebrated this New Year

LAHORE (Web Desk) – We all know that things got quite messy between Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt. In fact, the most adored couple from Hollywood came upon a crossroads with a brawl in which Angelina went as far as to allege her estranged husband of striking their eldest son, Maddox. But what about the

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Excise officials issue notices to cinema owners to pay entertainment tax

LAHORE (Monitoring Desk) – Excise and Taxation department has issued notices to cinema owners in Punjab to pay entertainment tax. The officials have directed the cinema owners to compile their record. According to the notice, “entertainment industry is informed and being bounded to remain prepared for the routine payment of entertainment duty upon admission tickets

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Istanbul attacker ‘fought for Daesh in Syria’

ISTANBUL (AFP) – The gunman who killed 39 people at an Istanbul nightclub had fought in Syria for Daeshmilitants, a report said on Tuesday, as Turkish authorities intensified their hunt for the attacker. Police released pictures of the suspect who went on the rampage at the plush Reina nightclub on New Year’s night, spraying some

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China desires to take relationship with Pakistan to new heights: Xi Jinping

ISLAMABAD (Sarzameen News) – Chinese President Xi Jinping has expressed the desire to take existing bilateral relationship with Pakistan to new heights. He expressed the desire in a message to President Mamnoon Hussain on his birthday. In reply, President thanked his Chinese counterpart for extending good wishes. He said role of President Xi Jinping in bringing

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IG Sindh asks DIGs to expedite crackdown against criminals

KARACHI (Sarzameen News) – Inspector General Police, Sindh, A.D. Khawaja Tuesday directed all zonal DIGs to expedite the crackdown against criminals, in their respective areas of jurisdiction on scientific lines. This crackdown, particularly aimed at eradication of street crimes in Karachi, he said must be based on proper analysis regarding nature of crime, timing and modus

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