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...
Gandapur tried to stop rigging! Claims his leader Imran Khan
Outrightly rejecting all claims and evidences to the contrary that Khyber Pakhtunkhwa’s Revenue Minister Ali Ameen Gandapur committed electoral fraud at a DI Khan polling station, Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chief Imran Khan said the minister went there to “prevent” rigging and is being politically victimised. The minister is accused... Read more
Karachi police to distribute free helmets to women
The Karachi traffic police will start distributing  helmets for free, for women as part of their ‘Friends of Traffic’ campaign. The campaign will commence from the eighth of June, 2015 The campaign aims to take safety measures for pillion riders. According to a traffic police official, Muhammad Idrees, the... Read more
No cyclone threat to Pakistan coastal areas: Met Office
Karachi: Tropical Cyclone Warning Centre, Karachi of Pakistan Meteorological Department (PMD) Friday announced that presently, none of the coastal areas of Pakistan were under threat and the fishermen could continue their activities till issuance of a warning. The Tropical Cyclone Warning Centre – Karachi has been monitoring the local... Read more
ASWJ leader Aurangzeb Farooqui arrested for violation
Rawalpindi: Ahle Sunnat Wal Jamaat (ASWJ) leader Aurganzeb Forooqui has been arrested in Rawalpindi today (Friday). According to police sources, Farooqui, was arrested from Taxila for violation of ban on his entry in Punjab. ASWJ lead Maulana Ahmad Ludhyanvi condemned the arrest of Aurangzeb Farooqui and called for his immediate... Read more
‘Voice of Saddam’ Tareq Aziz dies in Iraq hospital
Nasiriyah: Tareq Aziz, who served as the voice of Saddam Hussein´s regime, died in Iraqi hospital Friday aged 79 after many years of poor health as a convicted prisoner, a provincial official said. “Tareq Aziz died in Hussein Teaching Hospital in the city of Nasiriyah,” where he was brought... Read more
Budget Key Highlights: Financial Year 2015-16
Islamabad: Pakistan has targeted a fiscal deficit of 4.3 percent of GDP in the 2015-16 financial year, down from 4.9 percent envisaged in 2014/15, Finance Minister Ishaq Dar told parliament on Friday as he unveiled the budget. Figures already released by the government show the South Asian nation of... Read more
Marwa Hocane soon to be seen in Bollywood movies
Islamabad: Marwa is Pakistani well known VJ and television actress, noted for her appearances in different drama serials. Recently her picture goes viral on social media by Dubai-based photographer Paul Aiken. Her desi “Ghagra Choli” look expected to be debut movie look in Bollywood film industry. Marwa stepped into... Read more
Amazon trying to store data on human DNA
New York: Amazon.com is in a race against Google to store data on human DNA, seeking both bragging rights in helping scientists make new medical discoveries and market share in a business that may be worth $1 billion a year by 2018. Academic institutions and healthcare companies are picking... Read more
MQM activists arrested in Nine-Zero raid released
Karachi: At least 38 Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) activists who were arrested during Rangers’ raid on Nine Zero have been released today after the completion of the report by the joint investigation team. According to media reports, Rangers officials have formally informed the court regarding this development. It was... Read more
Malala attackers secretly acquitted
Eight of the 10 men reportedly jailed for the attempted assassination of Pakistani schoolgirl Malala Yousafzai were actually set free, it has emerged. In April, officials said that 10 Taliban fighters had been found guilty and received 25-year jail terms. But sources have now confirmed that only two of... Read more
Army to be deployed to supervise G-B elections
Gilgit: Deployment of military personnel started today for security duties during June 8 elections of Gilgit-Baltistan Legislative Assembly. Authorities have finalised arrangements for the elections, with army personnel deployed in different areas and ballot papers distributed among Returning Officers (ROs). The elections will be held on June 8 as... Read more
UN official lauds Pakistani peacekeepers contribution to world peace
New York: United Nations Deputy Secretary-General Eliasson on Thursday praised Pakistani peacekeepers for their service under the UN flag in hot spots around the world, saying they had made valuable contribution in maintaining peace as also helping communities suffering from war. “The United Nations is deeply grateful to Pakistan for... Read more
General Raheel Sharif leaves for 3-day visit to Sri Lanka
Rawalpindi: Chief of the Army Staff (COAS) General Raheel Sharif on Friday left for Sri Lanka on a three-day visit. During his visit, army chief will hold meetings with civil and military leadership of the island nation. General Sharif was originally scheduled to visit Colombo on May 13, but... Read more
Another accomplice of Safoora bus attack arrested
Karachi: Police on Friday said they have arrested another accomplice of the gruesome terrorist attack on a bus in Karachi that claimed the lives of 46 members of the minority Ismaili community. According to in-charge of the Sindh Police’s Counter-Terrorism Department (CTD) SSP Raja Umer Khatab, police has also... Read more