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...
Shiraz Uppal collaborates with AR Rahman
Karachi: The last time AR Rahman and Shiraz Uppal collaborated on a song, they produced one of the biggest Bollywood hits of 2013 in the form of Raanjhanaa’s title track. Now Rahman and Uppal have collaborated again, this time for a series of concerts in North America —  AR... Read more
Enforced fitness:Human rights NGO hauls Sindh transport department to court
A Sindh transport department’s notification that makes it mandatory for private vehicles to obtain an official fitness certificate after three years has been challenged in court by a human rights NGO. Petitioner Rana Faizul Hasan, the general secretary of NGO United Human Rights Commission of Pakistan, informed the Sindh... Read more
Its all lies: Sindh information Minister demands Sherjeel Memon public apology from TV Channel
Severely criticising a television channel for broadcasting ‘baseless’ and ‘concocted’ news about him, Sindh information and local government minister Sharjeel Memon asked the channel in question to either prove the allegations levelled against him or apologise in some manner. “To level false allegations without proof is not freedom of... Read more
Death anniversary of actor Rafi Khawar aka ‘Nanna’ today
Islamabad: Famous film,TV actor and comedian Rafi Khawar known as `Nanna’ was remembered on his death anniversary on Tuesday. Rafi Khawar started his career in 1966 featuring in the Urdu film `Watan ka Sipahi.’ He worked in many films and TV dramas notably Naukar in 1975-76,`Tehka Pehlwan’ in 1979... Read more
Pushcart wars: 3 shot dead over pushcart dispute in Karachi
Two brothers and their brother-in-law were shot dead by their neighbours in Ashraf Nagar locality of Paposh Nagar. The two brothers, identified as Sudair Ahmed and Wazir Ahmed, and their brother-in-law, Nawaz, were shot dead during a scuffle with their neighbours near their home located at Nazimabad’s Paposh Nagar... Read more
Pakistan nominate Zaheer Abbas for ICC presidency
Pakistan on Tuesday nominated former captain Zaheer Abbas to become president of the International Cricket Council after the game’s world governing body said it was seeking distinguished ex-cricketers. The announcement comes the day after former Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) chairman Najam Sethi withdrew his candidacy in response to the... Read more
FBR seizes bank all accounts of Muhammad Hafeez
Lahore: Federal Bureau of Revenue (FBR) has frozen all bank accounts of cricketer Muhammad Hafeez over non-payment of taxes. According to FBR sources, Muhammad Hafeez is a defaulter of Rs4.2 million in the form of income tax. the sources also added that formal letter has also been written to Pakistan... Read more
Op. Zerb-e-Azb instrumental in combatting polio
The military’s Operation Zarb-e-Azb against militants has not just been fighting terror in the Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA), but also in battling the crippling children’s disease ‘Polio;. “Pakistan has done remarkably well in tackling polio this year because the areas are now being cleared of militants and accessibility... Read more
Russian missile making org identifies missile that destroyed Malaysian airliner
The Russian  organisation that makes surface to air  missiles similar to the one the Western powers  claim downed Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 in Ukraine said earlier today that the passenger jet was ‘likely’ hit by a BUK missile system. All 298 passengers and crew on board the Malaysia Airlines... Read more
CPL Chief Ahmed Chinoy resigns
Karachi: Citizen Police and Liaison Committee (CPLC) chief Ahmed Chinoy has submitted his resignation to Sindh Governor Dr Ishratul Ebad on Tuesday. According to sources, Chinoy, who served as the CPLC chief for four years was asked to resign by the governor, who is the also Patron-in-Chief of CPLC. The... Read more
My SUV not confiscated: Test captain Misbah
Pakistan Test captainMisbahul Haq said earlier today that the news doing the rounds in the local media, of his SUV being confiscated were not true. “The people from the Excise and Taxation department checked the tokens and papers allowed me to go,” said Misbah. “I am taken aback by... Read more
Gandapur sent on one-day physical remand
Dera Ismail Khan : A judicial magistrate on Tuesday handed over Khyber Pakhtunkhwa’s Revenue Minister Ali Ameen Khan Gandapur to police on a one-day physical remand. The minister of PTI-led provincial government was produced handcuffed today in a local court where he denied charges. However, the judge handed him to... Read more
ECP orders re-election on Lower Dir’s PK-95
Islamabad: Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) on Tuesday ordered re-elections in the PK-95 constituency of the KP province. The decision came after public outcry over reports that women voters were not allowed to cast their votes in the by-polls held on the seat vacated by Jamaat-e-Islami (JI) chief Siraj-ul-Haq... Read more
Ship carrying over 400 people sinks in China’s Yangtze: state media
Beijing: A passenger ship carrying more than 400 people has sunk in the Yangtze River in central China, state media reported Tuesday. The ship named “Eastern Star” was headed from Nanjing to Chongqing when it sank in the Jianli section of the river, Xinhua said. Eight people have been rescued,... Read more