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...
KPK in darkness: KP govt blames PML-N for load shedding in own province
Dozens of people were injured and arrested as violent protests over unscheduled blackouts continued for the second day all across the KPK province. At least 16 protesters were injured and 54 others were put behind bars, including four under the Anti-Terrorism Act. During the course of the day, the... Read more
Drowsy driver: 7 die in AJK road accident
At least seven people were killed and 14 seriously others injured in a tragic road accident in Pallandri district of Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK) According to the police, a van (RLD-586) was coming from Rawalpindi to Hussain Kot area of Pallandri, some 180 kilometres away from Muzaffarabad, the... Read more
Zardari’s anti army tirade: PPP fails to gather support
The Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) failed to muster the support for a new front it had hoped to cobble together after leaders of major political groupings chose to skip an iftar dinner hosted by the party’s co-chairman, Asif Ali Zardari, yesterday evening. In the wake of Zardari’s outburst against... Read more
SoftBank paid $135m to former Google exec Arora
Japan’s telecom carrier SoftBank paid vice president and ex-Google executive Nikesh Arora a whopping $135 million in the year to March, reports said Saturday. The amount included a one-time, sign-on bonus for the Indian-born 47-year-old, according to the Nikkei business daily and the Asahi Shimbun. Arora gave up his... Read more
SIU nabs a MBA post graduate extortionist from Karachi
The Sind Police’s Special Investigative Unit (SIU) and the Citizens-Police Liaison Committee (CPLC) on Saturday arrested a MBA graduate extortionist According to SIU SSP Farooq Awan, the extortionist, Vinod Kumar tried demanded Rs. 2 million from an insurance company after a successful  extortion of Rs. 3 million from his victims. Read: I Shot Sabeen:... Read more
World bank approves $188 for refurbishing of Guddu barrage
The World Bank has approved an estimated $188 million loan for Pakistan to improve the reliability and safety of  Guddu barrage, which will extend the life of the project by another 50 years. The Washington-based lending agency approved the loan under its Sindh Barrages Improvement Project aimed at rehabilitating... Read more
Shafiq hits century as Pakistan fight back
Pakistan turned the tables on Sri Lanka in the first Test after Asad Shafiq hit a century to lead a remarkable rearguard action by the lower order on the fourth day on Saturday. The tourists, who resumed the day at 118-5 in reply to Sri Lanka’s 300, piled up... Read more
Sultan Siddiqui makes Alarming revelations
Karachi: Vice Chairman of the Fishermen’s Cooperative Society (FCS), Sultan Qamar Siddiqui has made startling revelations during interrogation on Saturday. During the investigation, Rangers have discovered Rs. 700 million worth of undisclosed assets belonging to Sultan Siddiqui which include a mansion, an arms dealership and two car showrooms. Read: Rangers arrest... Read more
PPP’s Tappi questioned, released
Pakistan Peoples Party’s (PPP) shadowy leader Owais Muzaffar alias Tappi was briefly detained at the Karachi airport, but was allowed to travel after answering questions by authorities. Muzaffar, who is a close aide of former president and PPP co-chairman Asif Ali Zardari, was travelling to Dubai via Emirates flight... Read more
Coke Studio Season 8 Artists’ List Released
Karachi: In the Pakistani music circle, Coke Studio holds the same reverence as the Olympics. Almost every time the games draw to a close, anticipation of the next edition grips followers around the world. With the production of the latest season having been wrapped up earlier this week, it was... Read more
Opp parties end boycott of Baluchistan assembly
“The opposition parties have ended their boycott of the budget session after a meeting with government representatives”, Balochistan Chief Minister Dr Abdul Malik Baloch announced earlier yesterday. The announcement came after a meeting between Dr Abdul Malik and opposition leader Maulana Abdul Wassey. Talking to the media, Dr Malik... Read more
Earth embarking on sixth mass extinction: study
New York: The world is embarking on its sixth mass extinction with animals disappearing about 100 times faster than they used to, and humans could be among the first victims, scientists warned on Saturday. Not since the age of the dinosaurs ended 66 million years ago has the planet been... Read more
Maximum recommendations accommodated in budget: Ishaq Dar
Islamabad : Finance Minister Ishaq Dar has said that the government has accommodated a maximum number of recommendations of parliamentarians and other stake-holders to finalize the budget 2015-16. While talking to US Ambassador to Pakistan, Richard Olson, who called on him on today, Dar said that the government believes... Read more
Demand for petrol surges amid CNG outages
Karachi:The demand forecast of petrol is projected to be the highest as compared to that of other petroleum products during 2014-15 to 2018-19, the Oil Companies Advisory Council (OCAC) said. The demand of petrol is estimated at 4.638 million tonnes in FY15 which will go up to 5.333m tonnes... Read more