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...
Tug of war continuous between MQM and PTI
Karachi: Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) has decided to setup central election cell at Jinnah Ground of Azizabad. The MQM leadership decision come after PTI leader Imran Ismail was attacked by some MQM’s supporters at Jinnah Ground. Earlier, PTI has submitted an application, seeking permission to hold a rally at Jinnah... Read more
KSE Market Watch: Stocks in free fall!
Prices of blue-chip stocks fell sharply across the board yesterday, resulting in a drop of 3.44% in the benchmark index. In the fifth straight session that saw bearish activity on the bourse, the Karachi Stock Exchange (KSE)-100 Index decreased to 28,927 points, which is down 17% from its peak... Read more
Artillery Fire on Aden: Dozens of Casualties
Artillery fire on the Khor Maksar district of the southern Yemeni city of Aden killed 26 people overnight, a health ministry official said earlier today. Houthi militiamen along with allied army units are pushing on the outskirts of the city, the last bastion of Yemeni President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi, despite... Read more
Daniel Vettori quits international cricket
Long-serving New Zealand cricketer Daniel Vettori retired from international cricket  today, saying the World Cup final against Australia was his last appearance for the Black Caps. “It was my last game for New Zealand so it was a lovely way to finish,” the former captain told reporters as the... Read more
More females then males die during pregnancy: Report
Boys and girls are equal in number at conception, but more female fetuses die during pregnancy, leading to a slightly higher number of males being born, researchers said yesterday. The study in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences is based on the largest dataset ever analyzed in... Read more
NEPRA slashes electricity rates
The National Electric Power Regulatory Authority (Nepra) today notified a Rs1.23 per unit decrease in electricity rates for consumers of K-Electric and a Rs2.08 per unit slash in the rates for consumers of all other distribution companies (Discos). The fuel adjustments worth Rs13 billion would be passed on to... Read more
Excessive celebration: 2 bride grooms charged for powerful fireworks
Two newly-wed brothers in Pakistan could be facing long prison sentences after police arrested them on terrorism charges for letting off firecrackers during their joint wedding ceremony. It is a longstanding, if dangerous, custom at Pakistani weddings to set off fireworks and indiscriminate aerial firing in the air for... Read more
Iran in touch with Pakistan over Yemen issue
According to media reports, Iran had conveyed its concern to Pakistan over the situation in Yemen and expressed its desire to hold talks on the crisis. The Iranian proposal for a dialogue on the crisis in Yemen and Pakistan’s likely participation in the Saudi-led coalition against Houthi rebels was made... Read more
The execution of convicted murderer and Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) worker Saulat Mirza was yesterday  further delayed for 30 days, a jail official told the media. “Mach jail received the orders regarding a delay of 30 days in executing Saulat Mirza,” said superintendent Mach Jail, Ishaq Zehri According to official... Read more
Grand Karachi Festival brings happiness to Karachi
“A nine day long ‘Grand Karachi Carnival’ kicked off on World Happiness Day that falls on March 21 at Port Grand Karachi”, announced former federal minister Javed Jabbar, who is also the chairperson of the carnival’s advisory council. Jabbar  also said that “The carnival will bring together the entire town to... Read more
Pakistan Navy seeks Rs.15b for fleet modernisation
As part of a massive fleet modernisation plan, the Pakistan Navy is seeking Rs15 billion over the next three years for its needs, a request that the acting naval chief made directly to Finance Minister Ishaq Dar. Acting Chief of Naval Staff, Vice Admiral Khan Hasham Bin Siddique met... Read more
Mother, Child gang raped and burnt alive
Ghotki police registered an FIR earlier yesterday against three men accused of subjecting a woman and her 12 year old daughter from the Menhoon Mahar village to sexual assault a month ago and then throwing them to die in a burning hut. The child could not survive. The woman’s son,... Read more
Super Model Ayyan faces 14 years and Rs. 500m fine
Customs prosecutor in Ayaan’s money laundering case said earlier today that if convicted, the supermodel’s crime is so serious that she could be fined Rs500 million for smuggling out Rs50 million and may also get a jail term for 14 years. Farhat Nawaz Lodhi made these statements before Lahore... Read more
No decision on troops for Saudi war on Yemen: Khawaja Asif
Federal defense Minister Khawaja Asif said that no decision was yet taken by Pakistan to send troops to Saudi Arabia to join coalition strikes on Yemen. In an interview with popular news channel SAMAA.TV on a programme called “Nadeem Malik Live” yesterday, Asif said that there was no threat... Read more