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...
Yahoo spotlights live music on Internet stage
Yahoo’s hopes for renewed stardom on the Internet stage are being pinned on a bunch of songs. Songs performed by popular musicians in real time, and streamed daily at yahoo.com/live beginning with a concert by The Dave Matthews Band. In what analysts see as a bold move by Yahoo... Read more
NADRA refuses to provide Imran Khan’s family details to Arsalan Ifthikhar
National Database and Registration Authority (NADRA) on Wednesday refused to provide details of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chief Imran Khan’s children to Arsalan Iftikhar, saying that a citizen’s data is a huge responsibility and that the family registration certificate cannot be provided to anyone not related to the family. Arsalan... Read more
“Interference in Sindh govt. affairs not to be tolerated” warns Sherjeel Memon
Sindh Information Minister Sharjeel Memon said on Wednesday that Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif did not learn anything from the past, adding that unnecessary interference in provincial affairs will not be tolerated. Memon said in a statement that the politics of conflict is Pakistan Muslim League Nawaz (PML-N)’s tradition, alleging... Read more
The image of the Israeli spectators was taken on a hilltop outside of Sdero on Monday July 14, 2014. The strike from Israel’s military killed at least eight of their Palestinian neighbors, seated in chairs at a beachside cafe in Gaza, waiting to watch the World Cup semifinal between Argentina and the... Read more
Zarb-e-Azb updates:- Mohmand tribe forms a militia to fight the terrorists
Mohmand tribe has announced formation of a militia to fight the terrorists on Wednesday. The elders of Mohmand tribe pledged their complete support in the operation Zarb-e-Azb. The tribe has started large scale preparations. The Mamond tribesmen have decided to form a peace legion against militants to support the administration... Read more
Irfan only to play ODIs and T20s format
Pakistan team management has decided to restrict tall paceman Mohammed Irfan to only ODIs and T20s, keeping in mind preparations for the next year’s World Cup. “Head coach Waqar Younis, who himself has been a fast bowler, has made it clear to Irfan that he should just work on... Read more
PM, COAS hold an important meeting
Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and Chief of Army Staff Gen. Raheel Sharif held an important meeting on Wednesday. According to sources, prime minister and the COAS discussed matters related to national security, especially PTI Azadi-March on August 14 in Islamabad. The COAS briefed prime minister on the progress in the... Read more
PTI gets copy of Nawaz Sharif’s nomination papers
The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) has provided with Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) the nomination papers of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif. Imran Khan’s PTI has approached the ECP seeking Nawaz Sharif’s ineligibility to hold his office. On Wednesday, the ECP confirmed that the documents have been provided to PTI leaders.... Read more
Sanaullah declares Qadri ‘chief culprit’ in Model Town tragedy
PML-N leader Rana Sanaullah has termed Pakistan Awami Tehreek chief Dr. Tahirul Qadri as ‘chief culprit’ in the Model Town tragedy that claimed over a two dozen lives. Sanaullah said joint investigation team was afraid of Qadri, hence it was not considering him into the probe process. He demanded... Read more
35 more terrorists killed in NWA air strikes
At least 35 more militants were killed in the air strikes carried out by jet fighters in the valley of Shawal in North Waziristan Agency (NWA) on Wednesday morning. Inter Services Public Relations (ISPR) said that as the operation Zarb-e-Azb continued in the tribal region of North Waziristan, 35... Read more
Load-shedding: K-P govt protesters break into WAPDA House in Peshawar
The Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa (K-P) government protested against load-shedding in Peshawar on Wednesday and entered the Wapda House by breaking the barriers around it. The protest was led by K-P Chief Minister Pervez Khattak and most of the demonstrators are workers of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI). A few members of Jamaat-e-Islami (JI)... Read more
‘Fed support’still needed by US economy
Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen said on Tuesday that the economic recovery is not yet complete and for that reason the Fed intends to keep providing significant support to boost growth and improve labour market conditions. In delivering the Fed’s semi-annual economic report to Congress, Yellen said the Fed’s... Read more
Bank advances at six-year high
After a gap of six years, advances of Pakistan scheduled banks grew by 10.8 per cent in FY14 to reach Rs4.3 trillion compared to 3.4pc in FY13, said a report issued by Topline Securities yesterday. The report said the advances growth is highest since 2008’s economic crisis and is... Read more
Foreign investment rises up to $4.37bn in FY14
Foreign investment rose to $4.377 billion in the previous fiscal year, the highest amount since 2008-09, the State Bank said on Tuesday. In FY09, the country received a total foreign investment of $2.665bn. However, the sudden rise in the total foreign investment was due to $2.1bn investment in the... Read more