Lebanon will only survive if Hezbollah disarms: Saudi minister
Saudi Arabia’s foreign minister said on Friday that Lebanon had been “hijacked” by Hezbollah and could only flourish if...
FBR extends tax filing date up to December 15
The Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) has extended the date of filing of returns and statements for the tax...
Political risk on Wall Street? Buy the dip!
An abrupt stock selloff on Friday — sparked by a report that magnified concerns about President Donald Trump’s potential...
Farroq Sattar sees “Selective Justice” in Musarraf trail
A central leader of the Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM), Farooq Sattar, sees former president Pervez Musharraf’s indictment in high treason case as ‘selective justice’, “The requirements of justice must be fulfilled indiscriminately,” said the senior MQM leader while speaking to the media persons. Replying to a question, he said... Read more
Court throws ball in the govt.’s court regarding removal of  Musharraf’s name from the ECL
The special court hearing the “high treason” case on Monday rejected Pervez Musharraf’s plea to remove his name from the exit control list (ECL). The court declared it to be the government’s job to decide on the matter. In today’s hearing before the special court, Musharraf’s legal council  submitted... Read more
Netherlands beat England by 45 runs
England won the toss and elected to field first. The Netherlands, widely considered the Minnows of cricket crushed  England by 45 runs in T20 World Cup match here on Monday. Chasing 134 run target, England were all out on 88, with only three batsmen making double figures. Both teams are... Read more
Liverpool crush Tottenham Hotspur 4-0
Liverpool returned to the top of the Premier League table for the first time since Christmas with an emphatic 4-0 win at home to Tottenham Hotspur. With title rivals Chelsea, Manchester City and Arsenal all dropping points on Saturday, Liverpool took full advantage to enhance their prospects of a... Read more
Hamilton leads Mercedes to one-two success
Briton Lewis Hamilton won the Malaysian Grand Prix with a pole-to-flag victory ahead of Nico Rosberg on Sunday in a first Mercedes one-two since they returned to Formula One as a works team in 2010. The 2008 Formula One world champion easily pulled away from his rivals on a... Read more
Samsung SDI to merge with Cheil Industries
Samsung SDI Co., the world’s top maker of TV displays and smartphone batteries, said Monday it will merge with Cheil Industries Co., another Samsung affiliate that produces electronic and chemical materials, a move seen as part of generational ownership transfer within Samsung Group and efforts to bolster corporate restructuring.... Read more
LNG import still not finalized.
Contrary to the government’s claim of LNG import by November, the sole bidder has yet to obtain prerequisites to the construction of an LNG terminal. Background interviews have revealed that the Elengy Terminal Private Limited (ETPL), a subsidiary of Engro Corporation Pakistan has not obtained two major perquisites to... Read more
Katrina, Amitabh Bachan invited to cultural conference in Lahore
Katrina Kaif and Big B have been reportedly invited as foreign dignitaries to attend the annual Literary and Cultural Conference being organized by the Lahore Arts Council in May. Programmes Deputy Director Zulfiqar Ali Zulfi said that they have sent invitations to 12 personalities from India that are mostly... Read more
Slip roads to be constructed on busy avenues
Taking into consideration the problems of traffic jams at different avenues, the Capital Development Authority (CDA) Islamabad has decided to construct slip roads on the main avenues. The roads will be constructed by the machinery pool organization (MPO), which is a department of CDA, due to which no contract... Read more
Govt approves cut in oil prices from 1st April
The Finance Ministry has approved a cut of up to Rs 5.61 per litre in the prices of petroleum products as per recommendations of the Oil and Gas Regulatory Authority (OGRA) with effect from April 1. The Finance Ministry, after seeking consent of the Prime Minister has decided to... Read more
World Bank to provide $10.2 bn to Pakistan in next five years
The World Bank (WB) will give Pakistan $10.2 billion during the next five years.  Finance Minister Ishaq Dar has, meanwhile, assured the World Bank that the government was going to eliminate tax exemptions in Pakistan in the next budget. He extended this assurance here on Sunday to Sri Mulyani... Read more
Musharraf Charge – Sheeted in treason case, denies charges
Former president Pervez Musharraf was formally charge-sheeted when he was produced in a Special Court where he is being tried for a high treason case against him. However, the ex-army ruler denied all charges. Five charges were framed against him which included imposition of emergency on Nov 3, 2007... Read more
Philippine ship dodges China blockade to reach South China Sea outpost
A Philippine government vessel made a dash for shallow waters around the disputed reef in the South China Sea, evading two Chinese coastguard ships trying to block its path to deliver food, water and fresh troops to a military outpost on the outpost. The cat-and-mouse encounter on Saturday, witnessed... Read more
Turkey’s Premier Recep Tayyip Erdogan claims victory
Turkey’s Premier Recep Tayyip Erdogan claimed victory for his Islamic-rooted party in Sunday’s key local elections. “Those who attacked Turkey got disappointed,” Erdogan told a jubilant crowd of thousands, speaking from the balcony of his party’s Ankara headquarters. “You have supported your prime minister. I thank you infinitely,” Erdogan... Read more