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...
Terrorists on the Run, IDPs well taken care of: Governor KPK
“Terrorists were on the run and their command and control system had annihilated in the wake of success of operation Zarb-e-Azb and operations Khyber One and Two” claimed Sardar Ahmed. The ring leaders of terrorists had either been killed or fled, said Khyber Pukhtunkhwa (KPK) Governor, Sardar Mehtab Ahmed... Read more
Canada orders deportation of Pakistani accused
Ottawa: Canadian immigration authorities on Friday ordered the deportation of a Pakistani man accused of plotting to bomb the US consulate and financial buildings in Toronto. According to the immigration board´s written decision, Jahanzeb Malik “planned to conduct a violent attack against a United States government building and other... Read more
Killer cops caught: All SITs disbanded by IGP Sindh
Due to a report aired exclusively by the popular news channel Samaa TV, Inspector General of (IG) of Sindh Police, Ghulam Haider Jamali earlier today, disbanded all the Special Investigation Teams (SITs) in the province with immediate effect. Samaa TV’s Investigation Unit two days ago exposed a gang of... Read more
Eight acquitted Malala shooting suspects still in custody
Eight of the 10 men acquitted by a court over the attempted murder of Pakistani schoolgirl activist Malala Yousafzai are still being held in custody on other charges, officials said Saturday. Court and security officials said last month 10 men had been convicted in a secret trial by an... Read more
5-year-old British Pakistani model to walk the ramp during Fashion Parade, London
For those following the upcoming fashion extravaganza Fashion Parade in London, there’s great news! Five-year-old British-Pakistani fashion sensation Laila Naim, who became the first Pakistani model for 159-year-old British luxury fashion house Burberry, will be making a special appearance at the grand fashion even in London on Thursday. Yes,... Read more
Dar clarifies ‘misreporting’ in post-budget presser
Finance Minister Ishaq Dar Saturday clarified that the government has imposed no new tax on basic commodities. Addressing the post-budget press conference in Islamabad this afternoon, he said that government has not increased prices of ghee, sugar, milk, pulses, edible oil, furnace oil and high speed diesel. Explaining the... Read more
Subsidies for various sectors cut to Rs137.6bn
Islamabad: Under an agreement with the IMF, the government has reduced the size of subsidies being offered to various sectors to Rs137.6 billion in the budget for 2015-16. No subsidy will be available on wheat and salt for the people of Gilgit-Baltistan. The government had provided Rs850 million and... Read more
Stocks down by 73 points
Karachi: The stock market witnessed a range bound session on Friday with the KSE-100 index closing down by 73.25 points (0.21 per cent) at 34,012.49. Volumes stood down to 334 million shares of trading value of Rs12 billion as investors preferred to stay cautious ahead of the Federal Budget... Read more
Textile manufacturers disappointed
Lahore: The large-scale textile manufacturers on Friday rejected the budget for fiscal year 2015-16 as disappointing, saying that it did not contain any measure to help them reduce their cost of doing business and become competitive in the global markets. Speaking at a news conference, All Pakistan Textile Manufacturers... Read more
Karachi administration bans sea bathing
Karachi: Commissioner Karachi Shoaib Ahmed Siddiqui on Saturday imposed section 144 of the law prohibiting citizens from sea bathing. A notification was issued by Karachi administration imposing ban on bathing in the sea. “We have prohibited bathing in sea due to high tide. The decision is taken for the... Read more
Four policemen shot dead
Quetta :At least four policemen were killed when a police mobile was attacked by unidentified gunmen here on Saturday morning. According to police sources, two unidentified motorcyclists opened fired on a police mobile when it reached Satellite Town Police Station area. The officials of Balochistan Constabulary were on routine... Read more
Indian national arrested from Lahore
Lahore : Police arrested an Indian national from Ghalib market in Lahore on Saturday and recovered a fake identity card. According to Superintendent Police (SP) of Model Town Area, police arrested a man who is an Indian national living in Pakistan since 25 years. “We recovered a fake identity... Read more
Punjab CM all set to order deweaponisation of the province
Chief Minister Punjab Shahbaz Sharif said earlier today that a massive crackdown against weapons in Punjab province is starting soon in order to improve the law and order situation, Samaa reported. On his visit to Kamoke district of Gujranwala for condolence with the family of slained MPA Rana Shamshad,... Read more
Shahbaz Sharif says action against illegal weapons
Kamoke: Chief Minister Punjab Shahbaz Sharif on Saturday said that a massive crackdown against weapons in Punjab province is starting soon in order to improve the law and order situation. On his visit to Kamoke district of Gujranwala for condolence with the family of slained MPA Rana Shamshad, he... Read more