Pakistan arrests National Geographic’s famous ‘Afghan girl’

The Afghan woman who posed for photographer Steve McCurry’s famous picture has been arrested by police in Pakistan. Sharbat Gula was taken into custody on charges of falsifying her identity. The Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) in Peshawar arrested Gula on Wednesday after a two-year investigation into her and her husband. “FIA arrested Sharbat Gula, an AfghanRead More

Nepalese man charged with murder after body found at Ballarat restaurant

The body of a man, believed to be in his 30s, was found at the Indian eatery, Ballarat Curry House, at Bridge Mall about 8.30pm. A man was found dead inside the double-storey Ballarat Curry House Tuesday night. Pictures: 7 News Homicide squad detectives conducted an overnight investigation and left the scene about 7.30am, theRead More

Horror strikes Quetta 61 martyred as terrorists attack police training centre

QUETTA/Islamabad (INP): In one of the deadliest terrorist attacks this year, heavily-armed militants wearing suicide vests stormed a police academy in Quetta, killing at least 61 people and wounding more than 120, dozens of them seriously, rescue officials said Tuesday. According to reports, three gunmen burst into the sprawling academy, targeting security guard at theRead More

No hard feelings with Khawaja, says Lehmann

SYDNEY (Online): Darren Lehmann says he will privately discuss comments made by Usman Khawaja about his Test omission in Sri Lanka, Australian media reported on Tuesday. There are no hard feelings after Usman Khawaja slammed national selectors as “fickle” and claimed he’d been made a “scapegoat”, Australia coach Darren Lehmann says. In fact, Lehmann reckonsRead More

Pakistan’s real test will be against NZ & Australia

ABU DHABI: Former leg-spinner Abdul Qadir on Tuesday said Pakistan’s real test would be in a series against New Zealand and Australia. Pakistan thumped West Indies by 133 runs in the second Test in Abu Dhabi on Tuesday. Pakistan will play the third test on October 30. Qadir said the upcoming tours of Australia andRead More

Yasir Shah takes four as West Indies out for 224

 AFP – Pakistan leg-spinner Yasir Shah took four wickets to help dismiss West Indies for 224 in their first innings on the third day of the second Test in Abu Dhabi on Sunday. Shah finished with 4-86 and left-arm paceman Rahat Ali took 3-45 as West Indies conceded a lead of 228 over Pakistan’s first inningsRead More

China-Pakistan Economic Corridor: A boon for the economy, a bane for locals

China-Pakistan Economic Corridor: A boon for the economy, a bane for locals ZOFEEN T. EBRAHIM — UPDATED May 12, 2016 01:45pm Pakistan’s Gilgit-Baltistan region is frequently in the news these days, but not necessarily for its mouth-watering cherries and dried apricots. The much touted US $46 billion China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) will pass through thisRead More

Amazing Pakistani Social Workers Dr Adib honored by American College of Surgeons

Dr Adeeb Rizvi KARACHI: Dr Adib Rizvi of Sindh Institute of Urology and Transplantation (SIUT) was on Saturday conferred with confer honorary fellowship of prestigious American College of Surgeons for his distinguished services in the field of surgical sciences, public services and also for pioneering the transplant movement in his country. Rizvi received the honourRead More

The best plane seats in economy class and how to get them

Airline seating started off as an afterthought. Wicker armchairs were commonly used to seat passengers on aircraft in the 1920s. Aircraft interiors went through a purple patch in the 1930s, a time when Britain’s Imperial Airways stitched together far flung corners of the Empire. Photos from the time show chaps lounging in overstuffed armchairs butRead More