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...
MQM Sarfaraz Merchant’s statement shown on social media is genuine
Sarfaraz Merchant, a prime suspect in MQM London money laundering case has confirmed that statement attributed to him on social media are genuine. A pre-interview briefing of Sarfaraz Merchant with London Police highlighting various aspects of the money laundering case against MQM leaders in London, has been leaked on social... Read more
Sumsam Ali Bukhari quits PPP
Former state minister and vice president Pakistan Peoples Party’s (PPP) Punjab Chapter Syed Sumsam Ali Bukhari has resigned from the party on Wednesday. After resigning from the basic membership of the PPP, the former minister forwarded his resignation to Chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari. In his resignation letter along with other... Read more
Indian authorities put dog’s photo on student’s exam admit card
An Indian student from Midnapore appearing for the entrance test of the Industrial Training Institute (ITI) was shocked to find his admit card sporting the photo of a dog. According to Hindustan Times, eighteen-year-old Soumyadip Mahato’s woes did not end there – he earned the wrath of the minister... Read more
Solar Impulse reaches half way in Japan US leg
Tokyo: A solar powered aircraft flying between Japan and Hawaii as part of a round-the-world bid passed the halfway point of the perilous Pacific Ocean crossing Wednesday, and broke its own endurance record. Solar Impulse 2 had travelled 55 percent of the way to the tropical US state by... Read more
Hollywood royals Affleck, Garner announce divorce
Oscar-winning actor/director Ben Affleck and his actress wife Jennifer Garner — one of Hollywood’s A-list power couples — announced the end of their 10-year marriage, ending months of rumors. “After much thought and careful consideration, we have made the difficult decision to divorce,” said a joint statement by the... Read more
Debt crisis affects Pakistanis living in Greece
Pakistanis, living in Greece have also been affected by recent debt crisis in the country, said Pakistan ambassador Dr Saeed Khan Muhammad on Wednesday. Talking to Voice of America (VOA), the Pakistani ambassador to Greece said that at least 40,000 Pakistanis are living legally and have been managing small... Read more
Greece becomes first advanced economy in arrears to IMF
Washington :The International Monetary Fund on Tuesday confirmed Greece had not made its 1.5 billion euro loan repayment to the Fund, making it the first advanced economy to ever be in arrears to the Fund. The missed payment, the largest in the Fund’s history, is equivalent to a default,... Read more
Punjab police receives 50 drone cameras
Lahore: About 50 drone cameras have been handed over to Punjab police for surveillance of rallies and security purpose, said the police spokesman. The spokesman said, the drone cameras were handed over to District Police Officers. Police College Sahala, Punjab Highway Patrolling, Police College Lahore, Elite Police Training School,... Read more
CTU releases pictures of Safoora Goth attackers
Karachi Counter Terrorism Unit released pictures of the suspects involved in the deadly attack on bus at Safoora Goth that left at least 45 people dead . Addressing a press conference, Chief Counter Terrorism Unit (CTU), Raja Umar Khattab said the militants had plotted the attack two months before... Read more
IHC dismisses all petitions filed to halt LB elections
Islamabad: The Islamabad High Court (IHC) has rejected all petitions filed to halt local bodies elections in the federal capital. Justice Noorul Haq Qureshi and Justice Aamir announced the verdict, reserved on Tuesday. In the decision, the court stated that as the matter is being heard in the Supreme... Read more
Zaid Hamid sentenced to 8 years, 1,000 lashes in Saudi Arabia: report
Pakistani analyst and commentator Zaid Hamid has been sentenced for eight years in jail and 1,000 lashes by a Saudi court for criticising the Saudi government, according to local media reports. However, the news has not been corroborated by the Pakistani Embassy in Riyadh or the Foreign Office. Earlier,... Read more
PM orders transparent inquiry into heatwave deaths
Karachi: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Wednesday ordered a transparent inquiry against those responsible for the heatwave deaths in Karachi. “The incident was unprecedented in the history of Karachi and all departments who were negligent in performing their duties must be held accountable in a transparent manner,” the prime... Read more
MPA suspended for holding dual CNICs
Islamabad: Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) on Wednesday suspended Punjab Assembly membership of PML-N’s Abdul Waheed Chaudhry for holding two computerised national identity cards (CNICs). Chaudhry was elected MPA from Multan’s PP-196 in 2013 general elections on ruling party’s ticket. He was later assigned portfolio of Minister for Prisons... Read more
Karachi heatwave: Death toll rises to 1259
Karachi: Eight more people died of heat stroke at different hospitals of Karachi on Saturday, bringing the death toll to 1259 in last twelve days. According to Samaa’s correspondent, as many as 150 people died on the first Ramazan (June 19), the toll crossed 300 on the next day.... Read more