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...
Why do cats sleep in cardboard boxes?
Scientists may have cracked the answer to one of the great mysteries of the animal kingdom: why do cats sleep in cardboard boxes? According to a series of scientific studies collated by the website Wired, there are two broad reasons why felines crave their own little cardboard castles. The... Read more
Nasir and Rahat off to Australia to try their luck
As opener Nasir Jamshed and medium-pacer Rahat Ali flew to Australia, more due to the bad luck of their peers than their own performances, they vowed to put up strong displays in the World Cup. Rahat is in hte game because Bilawal Bhatti failed to do well in the... Read more
Vidya Balan keeps mum about playing Benazir Bhutto in biopic
Actress Vidya Balan chose to maintain her silence following reports that she was set to portray former prime minister Benazir Bhutto in an upcoming biopic, The Times of India reported. Asked about the reported project, Vidya said that she has been offered many biopics but has not decided anything... Read more
KSE Market Watch: A day of fluctuations
Driven by one of its key stocks, the bourse experienced a day of significant fluctuations  after a giant fertilizer producer announced a higher-than-expected payout. However, despite the excitement, the market closed the session in the red yesterday as other sectors failed to draw interest. The Karachi Stock Exchange’s (KSE)... Read more
China, Pakistan and Afghanistan agree to enhance anti-terror cooperation
Pakistan, Afghanistan and China agreed yesterday, to take practical steps and deepen their cooperation in security and counter-terrorism after a trilateral ‘strategic dialogue’ held in Kabul. The first round of the strategic dialogue was co-chaired by Pakistan’s Foreign Secretary Aizaz Ahmed Chaudhry, Chinese Assistant Foreign Minister Liu Jianchao and... Read more
Pakistani teenager wins $1.2m tournament
. Fifteen-year-old Sumail Hassan Syed from Karachi made history for Pakistan yesterday  when he helped his team, Evil Geniuses’, claim the Defense of the Ancient 2 (Dota 2) Asian championship in China. Having moved to the United States only a year ago, the child prodigy had already made waves... Read more
Blow to BJP: Aam Aadmi to sweep New Dehli
India’s ruling Bharatiya Janata Party was heading for electoral  defeat in  New Delhi at the hands of the anti-corruption Aam Aadmi Party (AAP), a TV projection showed earlier today, in the first blow for Prime Minister Narendra Modi since he swept to power last year. Winning power in India’s... Read more
PTI Core Committee meets today to discuss MQM allegations today
Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman, Imran Khan, has convened his party’s Core Committee in Islamabad today (Tuesday) to counter Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) allegation. Both the parties are in war of words in the wake of hard-hitting speech made by MQM chief Altaf Hussain against PTI leadership and Monday’s counter-attack... Read more
Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan today lashed out at MQM head Altaf Hussain for his remarks against PTI’s women workers. Addressing a press conference at his Bani Gala residence, Khan denounced Hussain’s tirade against PTI’s women in a televised speech on Saturday night. “Altaf Hussain is a coward,... Read more
Gwadar port DG reappointed
President Mamnoon Hussain, on the advice of Prime Minister, has approved reappointment of Capt Abdul Raziq Durrani as Director General (Operations), Gwadar Port Authority (GPA). According to the Cabinet Division’s summary, the appointment will be effective from December 1, 2014 for a period of two years, on contract basis.... Read more
PTI is the political wing of Taliban: MQM’s Haider Rizvi
Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) leader Haider Abbas Rizvi Monday dubbed Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) a “political wing of the Taliban”. “PTI never issued statements against Taliban’s brutality,” Rizvi alleged while addressing a press conference in response to Imran Khan’s statements against Altaf Hussain. He said that MQM is the only... Read more
Token of Love: MQM announces countrywide protests for Altaf Hussain
Muttahida Quami Movement (MQM) decided to observe a day of solidarity with their leader Altaf Hussain by mounting countrywide protest demonstrations against PTI chief Imran Khan today. Reacting to Imran Khan’s utterances against the party chief, MQM leader Dr. Khalid Maqbool Siddiqui denoted that his party will take out... Read more
MQM to re-join sindh govt: PPP/MQM to jointly contest senate elections
Muttahida Quami Movement (MQM) has decided in principle to re-join the Sindh government led by Pakistan People’s Party (PPP),  sources close to the two parties revealed on Tuesday. The two parties also decided to jointly contest the Senate elections, according to sources. A four-member committee comprising two members from... Read more
MQM chief Altaf Hussain apologizes to LEAs
Chief of Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM), Altaf Hussain, earlier today apologised for harsh remarks he uttered against law-enforcing agencies. “I had no intension to hurt anybody’s feelings, but despite that, if my words have offended any person of any institution, I apologise for it. I hold nation institutions in... Read more