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...
SIC’s Hamid Raza escapes an ambush near Faisalabad
Sunni Ittehad Council (SIC) chief Sahibzada Hamid Raza Friday escaped an ambush near Faisalabad. According to local news channel ‘ Samaa Tv’ “Raza was on his way to Faisalabad from Jhang when his car came under a hail of gunfire. The SIC leader was unhurt in the attack as... Read more
Rainbow nation rejoices: US supreme court grants gay marriages full rights
The US Supreme Court ruled earlier today that gay marriage is a nationwide right, a landmark decision in one of the most keenly awaited announcements in decades. The ruling  marked wide spread scenes of jubilation. The nation’s highest court, in a narrow 5-4 decision, said the US Constitution requires... Read more
Yasir Shah 5 Wickets vs Sri Lanka in 2nd Test Match
Leg-spinner Yasir Shah claimed five for 95 as Pakistan halted Sri Lanka’s march towards a big first innings lead in the second Test at the P. Sara Oval in Colombo on Friday. Shah made up for the absence of injured pace spearhead Wahab Riaz to keep Sri Lanka down... Read more
Taliban threaten to attack K-Electric, if ..
Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) warned on Friday to target the K-Electric, if it did not end power outages in Karachi. In a statement released Friday, Mohammad Khurasani, a spokesman for the TTP, warned for consequences if power outage is not end in Karachi. Khurasani expressed his grief and condolences over the... Read more
Five-wicket Yasir battles for depleted Pakistan
Leg-spinner Yasir Shah claimed five for 95 as Pakistan halted Sri Lanka’s march towards a big first innings lead in the second Test at the P. Sara Oval in Colombo on Friday. Shah made up for the absence of injured pace spearhead Wahab Riaz to keep Sri Lanka down... Read more
Mass graves dug up in Muhammad Shah for Karachi heat wave
Around 500 communal graves have been dug up in Muhammad Shah graveyard of North Karachi and Sadiqabad graveyard in New Karachi, in what is most likely the first such move in the city since its inception. The decision to dig up communal graves comes after nearly 1,000 of Karachi... Read more
Gilani returns Turkish first lady’s diamond necklace
Islamabad: Former prime minister Yousuf Raza Gilani has returned the diamond necklace of Turkish first lady. The necklace was submitted with the NADRA authorities by the staff of Mr Gilani after Cabinet Division and Foreign Office refused to accept it. The FIA on Sunday issued a notice to Gilani... Read more
Blast rocks Shia Mosque leaving three dead in Kuwait
Kuwait: An explosion rocked a Shia mosque in Kuwait during afternoon prayers on Friday. The bomb targeted al-Imam al-Sadiq mosque in the centre of Kuwait City, the capital of the small Gulf State, on Friday afternoon. Early reports suggested that at least three people had been killed and a... Read more
Singing a qawwali for ‘Bajrangi Bhaijaan’ was challenging: Adnan Sami
Pakistani singer Adnan Sami, who has crooned superstar Salman Khan’s favourite song from his upcoming film ‘Bajrangi Bhaijaan’, says the qawwali track was a challenge for him, Zee News reports. Salman and director Kabir Khan found Sami apt for “Bhardo Jholi” and the 41-year-old singer-composer cannot be more grateful... Read more
Mahesh Bhatt’s Hamari Adhuri Kahani to be staged in Karachi
Mohit Suri’s Hamari Adhuri Kahani may not have done well at the box office, but that hasn’t deterred actor/director Happy Ranajit from picking up its script to adapt for the stage. The play, which is scheduled to open in Delhi on August 1st, will soon travel to Karachi. The... Read more
Terrorism incidents decreased drastically after military operation: KP Report
Peshawar: A report by the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Home Department states that incidents of terrorism have decreased in the province, after military operations were launched in North Waziristan and Khyber Agency. The report compared the first three months of 2014 to that of this year. According to the report, incidents... Read more
Muzaffar Ali waited six months to sign Imran Abbas
Filmmaker Muzaffar Ali waited for six months to sign Lahore-based actor Imran Abbas for ‘Jaanissar’. The film, which is set in year 1877, deals with a love story in, which the boy is westernised and the girl is deeply rooted in the ethos of Indian culture. “When Muzaffar sahab... Read more
Shoaib Sheikh, others remanded for seven days
Islamabad: A court in Islamabad on Friday remanded Pakistan’s software firm Axact’s Chairman Shoaib Sheikh and other accused in the fake degree scandal case for seven days. The accused were produced before the Civil Judge Abdul Ghafoor Kakar where the defence counsel Rizwan Abbasi argued that Federal Investigation Agency... Read more
From passion to profession: Getting to know Faizan Ahab
Islamabad: Infinite flex, rip-roaring enthusiasm, big grin and a Dali-inspired moustache brings to mind the choreographer Faizan Ahab. An architect by degree and artist by nature, Ahab was eager to dance from an early age, but it wasn’t until people around him pushed him that he took his hobby seriously.... Read more