Karachi winters expected to break five-year record

Karachi is going to get colder and temperatures will drop as low as six degrees in the upcoming days, according to the Pakistan Meteorological Department. “The Siberian winds coming from the Southern parts of the country, especially Quetta, will make the city colder,” said a spokesperson of the department. As the temperature drops, it’s expected …

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Why hasn’t Farogh Naseem resigned as law minister?

The Muttahida Qaumi Movement-Pakistan has left the federal cabinet but its member Barrister Farogh Naseem has not resigned as the law minister. SAMAA TV’s anchorperson Nadeem Malik discussed the matter on his show Nadeem Malik Live on Monday. He questioned representatives of the MQM-P and the ruling Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf as to why Naseem was still …

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Punjab health minister calls Nawaz’s physician, seeks his medical reports

Punjab Minister for Health Yasmin Rashid telephoned on Monday Nawaz Sharif’s personal physician Dr Adnan and sought medical reports of the former premier. The Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz supremo has been under criticism after his pictures from a London cafe went viral on social media earlier in the day. On Twitter, Federal Minister Fawad Chaudhry sarcastically …

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Facebook says investigating data exposure of 267 million users

Facebook on Thursday said it is investigating a report that a database containing names and phone numbers of more than 267 million users was exposed online. The database was made available for download last week on an online hacker forum that apparently belonged to a crime group, according to a blog post on the website …

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Pakistan summons Indian diplomat over ceasefire violations

The Foreign Office of Pakistan summoned on Monday Indian Charge d’Affaires in Islamabad Gaurav Ahluwalia to lodge protest over ceasefire violations by Indian forces along the Line of Control, according to a statement. The FO said that an innocent civilian was killed in Indian firing in Kotkotera and Kerala sectors on January 11. Zahid Hafeez …

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Heavy rains, snowfall claim 22 lives in Balochistan

At least 22 people have been killed and 17 injured due to heavy rains and snowfall in Balochistan over the past three days, police and levies officials said Monday. The Provincial Disaster Management Authority has declared an emergency in Mastung, Qilla Abdullah, Kech, Ziarat, Harnai, and Pishin districts of the province. Due to heavy snowfall …

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Pakistan contacts WhatsApp over reports of cellphone hack

Pakistan has sought from WhatsApp the details of Pakistani government officials that were targeted earlier this year by hackers using an Israeli spyware, the Pakistan Telecommunication Authority said Friday. In a recent article, the Guardian reported that at least two dozen Pakistani government officials were targeted by hackers. The technology that was used to target …

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