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...
A voice for peace silenced!
Karachi: “With 90 per cent of the population coming to Karachi to find jobs, the city has become culturally diverse but civic responsibility is still not present. Why can’t everyone, including those originating from other cities, take Karachi as their own?” This was said by Deepak Parwani, one of... Read more
Accountability court summons Zardari on May 5
Rawalpindi : Former president and Co-Chairperson of Pakistan People’s Party Asif Ali Zardari has been summoned to appear before the National Accountability Court here on May 5. The summons were issued by the Accountability court of Khalid Mehmood Ranjha on Monday after re-opening of a corruption case against the former... Read more
Two killed as pilgrims’ bus attacked in Quetta
Quetta : At least two people have been killed when unknown gunmen attacked a bus in the Satellite Town area of the city. Police said one person was also injured who is being treated at a local hospital. A search for the attackers is underway by the police. Read more
Burundi police break up new protests against president
Bujumbura:  Police on Monday dispersed new protests in Burundi’s capital against a bid by the central African nation’s president to seek a controversial third term in office, an AFP correspondent said. Police broke up a march of around 1,000 youths who were trying to reach the center of Bujumbura.... Read more
Durrani : Sindh Assembly Is Under Severe Threats
Karachi: There are security threats to the Sindh Assembly, speaker Agha Siraj Durani warned on Monday. During proceedings, Durrani informed parliamentarians that roads leading to the Sindh Assembly were not safe. “We have a serious threat to the assembly, I have spoken to the DG Rangers and IGP Sindh... Read more
Meera and Ali Saleem making their comeback with upcoming ‘Bad Boys’
Lollywood actress Meera and Ali Saleem alias Begum Nawazish Ali have made their mind to make a comeback with the upcoming Pakistani film ‘Bad Boys’. Saleem, who last time seen on silver screen in an Indian show ‘Big Boss’ season 4, is making his comeback after more than three... Read more
Sufi Night draws attention of youth at book festival
The musical show Sufi Night, one of the most exquisite segment of the ongoing book festival, attracted a large number of people especially the youth at the fourth day of the festival held at Pak-China Friendship Centre on Saturday. Men, women and children participated in it with great enthusiasm... Read more
Asif Ali Zardari grieved over loss of lives in floods in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa
Karachi: Former president Asif Ali Zardari has expressed profound grief over the devastation by torrential rains and flash floods in Peshawar, Swabi and other parts of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KPK) on Sunday evening. The PPP co-chairman asked the party’s provincial president to set up emergency medical and relief camps to... Read more
JWP chief Talal Bugti passes away in Quetta
Quetta : Talal Akbar Bugti, the head of Jamhoori Watan Party (JWP), passed away in Quetta after protracted illness. He was 63. Talal Akbar Bugti was son of veteran Baloch politician Nawab Akbar Bugti who was killed during an army operation in August 2006. Reports said the JWP chief was... Read more
Heavy rain forecast in Pindi, Islamabad
Islamabad: Islamabad, Rawalpindi and adjoining areas experienced heavy downpour on Monday as Pakistan Meteorological Department (PMD) forecast more rain for today. On Sunday, storms and torrential rains struck various cities of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, leaving at least 45 people dead and crippling civic life. The rain continued in Punjab and... Read more
Altaf Hussain : MQM emerged triumphant despite allegations
Karachi: Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) Chief Altaf Hussain has congratulated the party workers over the win in the recent by election in NA-246 Constituency as well as the local bodies’ polls in cantonment board, saying MQM emerged triumphant in spite of a stream of allegations against it. Addressing the... Read more
Zahida Kazmi : Pakistan’s first female taxi driver
Zahida Kazmi has been hailed as Pakistan’s first female taxi driver. She has driven from the crowded markets of Islamabad to the remote tribal country in the north. She  was married at the age of 13 and moved from Abbottabad to Karachi in 1972, became a widow when she... Read more
Devastated Nepal: Earthquake casualties reach 3,200
Kathmandu: The death toll from Nepal’s earthquake rose to 3,218 on Monday, two days after the massive quake ripped across this Himalayan nation, leaving tens of thousands shell-shocked and sleeping in streets. Aid groups received the first word from remote mountain villages, reports that suggested many communities perched on... Read more
50 MW will be added to national grid on August 14: Zonergy
The 900 MW solar project in Pakistan with the Chinese investment of US $1.5 billion by Zonergy Company Limited will put its first 50 MW into the national grid by August 14, 2015, and an additional of 250 MW by the end of December 2015, thereafter every month 100... Read more