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...
Hema Malini’s driver arrested after car accident kills 4-year-old girl
Actress and BJP MP Hema Malini’s driver, Ramesh Chand, was arrested on Friday morning after an FIR was registered against him following the car accident in Dausa – 60 km from Jaipur – in Rajasthan late on Thursday evening. The actor-turned-politician was on her way to Jaipur when her... Read more
Sri Lanka 272-8 in third Pakistan Test
Sri Lanka, sent in to bat, were 272-8 in their first innings at stumps on the opening day of the third and final Test against Pakistan in Pallekele on Friday. Opener Dimuth Karunaratne top-scored with 130 as leg-spinner Yasir Shah claimed four wickets, while Azhar Ali and Rahat Ali... Read more
COAS vows to fight till a “terror free” Pakistan
Chief of the Army Staff (COAS) General Raheel Sharif  today (Friday) visitedNorth and South Waziristan Agencies.. According to DG Inter Services Relationship (ISPR), Maj-Gen Asim Bajwa, said that COAS visited front-lines along with Pakistan-Afghan border in North and South Waziristan Agencies. During the visit COAS was briefed on the progress of... Read more
FC arrest 16 smugglers from Quetta bound Chaman Express
Frontier Corps (FC) arrested 16 smugglers from Chaman Express near Shela Bagh, Qilla Abdullah district during an operation on Friday. According to an FC spokesperson, FC and Pakistan Railway police jointly conducted an operation in a passenger train travelling from Chaman to Quetta and arrested 16 smugglers. The smugglers hostage... Read more
PCB announces ODI squad against Sri Lanka
Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) announced a 16-member squad for One Day International (ODI) series against Sri Lanka. Ceteran batsman Younis Khan, fast bwoler Junaid Khan and Mohammad Sami has been dropped from the side. Pakistan Squad Azhar Ali (Captain), Mohammad Hafeez,Ahmed Shehzad, Mukhtar Ahmed, Shoaib Malik, Mohammad Rizwan,Asad Shafiq, Babar... Read more
SHC asks BOL’s diresctors to obtain new security clearance
Sindh High Court (SHC) on Friday revoked stay order of BOL television channel  owned by Axact. A two-member bench in its verdict over issuance of security clearance to BOL Tv channel the court asked four directors Shoaib Sheikh, Waqas Atiq, Sarwat Bashir and Aisha Sheikh to  obtain fresh security clearance. Axact acquired Tv licence under the... Read more
Imran Khan lambasts Punjab police
Lahore: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan on Friday accused Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif of using Punjab police for political victimisation. Khan’s two nephews were booked in a case and arrested on Wednesday for torturing a traffic warden over seatbelt issue in Lahore. The next day, a local court... Read more
Two hurt as Edhi Centre roof caves in
Hyderabad: Two men suffered injuries when a large portion of the roof of the Edhi Centre zonal office in Gari Khata collapsed on them on Thursday. One of the injured identified as Mohammad Iqbal was rushed to the Liaquat University Hospital while the other who could not be identified... Read more
US seeks easing of Pak-India tension
The relations between Pakistan and India are important to the United States and it wants to see reduction of tension between the two countries for regional stability, a US state department spokesman said on Thursday. “It is an important region where lots of challenges, lots of common challenges that... Read more
Cement sector tosses index to new peak of 35,187
Karachi: Bulls completely dominated the stock market on Thursday where the KSE-100 index rallied by 342.95 points (0.98 per cent) to close at all-time high 35,186.56. The strong demand for stocks did not let the index fall even once below the day’s opening. The index breached the psychological barrier... Read more
Senate committee turns down draft Credit Bureau Bill
Islamabad: The Senate Standing Committee on Finance and Revenue turned down on Thursday the draft Credit Bureau Bill, 2015, ordered a probe into a botched attempt for the sale of Heavy Electrical Complex and summoned the National Accountability Bureau over investigation into privatisation of the Muslim Commercial Bank. A... Read more
Pakistan bowl first in Sri Lanka decider
Pallekele: Pakistan captain Misbah-ul Haq won the toss and sent Sri Lanka in to bat in the decisive third and final Test in Pallekele on Friday. Both sides made four changes each in a bid to break the 1-1 deadlock. Pakistan went in with a fresh three-man seam attack... Read more
As PPP leaders desert, Bilawal rushes to mollify party members
With senior Punjab party members jumping ship yet again, Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari vowed that he would personally visit every district and constituency in Punjab and other provinces to resolve grievances of party leaders, workers. While presiding over a meeting of PPP’s leaders from Punjab... Read more
China willing to put in $50b in Hydro energy projects in Pakistan
The owner of the world’s largest hydroelectric dam, China Three Gorges Corporation, has shown its willingness to participate in a financing consortium to fund up to $50 billion of hydroelectric power projects in Pakistan. The Chinese government-owned CTG expressed an interest in financing projects in Pakistan in conjunction with... Read more