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...
Pasban’s secretary general detained by rangers in Karachi
Usman Moazzam, the secretary-general of Pasban-e-Pakistan, was detained along with his young son, Muhammad, during a raid supposedly conducted by the paramilitary force at his residence late last week. However, the Rangers have denied any such arrests as yet. The raid was conducted late Sunday night at around 1:45am... Read more
Army chief takes notice of flood situation
General Raheel Sharif, Chief of Army Staff (COAS), on Tuesday directed all concerned in the army to make all out efforts to help and extend all possible assistance to the people affected in the flood-hit areas in Chitral and elsewhere in the country. It may also be mentioned here... Read more
Kolkata to host World Twenty20 final
The iconic Eden Gardens in Kolkata will host the World Twenty20 final in April next year, the Indian board said on Tuesday as it announced the venues for the tournament. The 16-nation men’s tournament will be played alongside the women’s event across various venues in India from March 11... Read more
Ford launches deluxe aluminum F-150 pickup
US automaker Ford rolled out a deluxe version of its F-150 aluminum-bodied pickup truck Tuesday, betting on high-end touches as it ramps up production of its most popular vehicle. Dubbed the F-150 Limited, the light-duty truck is loaded with gadgets, including a 360-degree camera, massaging front seats and luxury... Read more
FC foils sabotage bid near Pak-Afghan border
Frontier Corps (FC) foiled a sabotage bid and defused improvised explosive devices (IED) near Pak-Afghan borders in Chaman area of Killa Abdullah district on Tuesday. According to FC spokesman, acting on a tip off, FC personnel along with bomb disposal squad team reached the site and defused IED which... Read more
Police department being upgraded to curb crimes: Rajwana
Governor Punjab directs top officers of the department to improve efficiency of their officials. Governor Punjab Malik Rafique Rajwana has said police department is being upgraded to the level of international standard to curb crimes in the province. Talking to RPO Multan, he said establishment of peace remained earnest... Read more
PM directs to speed up relief work in Chitral
Lahore: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has directed the PDMA and NDMA to speed up relief work in flood affected Chitral. The prime minister’s visit to Chitral has also been postponed due to the bad weather. According to the PM House spokesman, Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif will visit the flood-affected... Read more
Monsoon rains: Met Office predicts flash flooding in next 3 days
It has advised the people living in low lying areas along the streams and Nullahs to remain careful. The Pakistan Meteorological Department (PMD) says there is risk of flash flooding in the local streams and Nullahs of Punjab, Upper Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, eastern Balochistan and Kashmir during the next three... Read more
Govt taking all possible steps to combat flood situation: Saira
The Minister says billions of rupees being spent to rehabilitate infrastructure in flood affected areas. Minister of State for National Health Services Regulations and Coordination, Saira Afzal Tarar says government is taking all possible steps to combat flood situation in the country. Talking to people in villages near Hafizabad,... Read more
Pakistani climber missing, six foreigners suffer injuries
Skardu: A Pakistani mountaineer reportedly went missing while six foreigner climbers injured in an avalanche triggered on 8038 meter high Broad Peak mountain. Missing Pakistani climber Qamar Ali hails from district Ghanche of Gilgit-Baltistan while the injured mountaineers belong to China and Japan. The incident took place on Monday... Read more
Suicide bomber kills 31 in Turkey attack blamed on Islamic State
A suspected Islamic State suicide bomber killed at least 31 people Monday in an attack on a Turkish cultural centre where activists had gathered to prepare for an aid mission in the nearby Syrian town of Kobane. The blast ripped through the centre in Suruc — a town just... Read more
Hawking launches biggest-ever search for alien life
London: British cosmologist Stephen Hawking on Monday launched the biggest-ever search for intelligent life in the universe in a 10-year, $100-million (143-million-euro) project to scan the heavens. The Breakthrough Listen project, backed by Russian Silicon Valley entrepreneur Yuri Milner, will be the most powerful, comprehensive and intensive scientific search... Read more
Flood Updates: Rescue, relief operation in flood-hit areas in full swing
River Indus in medium flood at Tarbela, Attock, Kalabagh, Chashma, Taunsa Rivers in Punjab In Punjab, all rivers are flowing normally and there is no danger of flood at present. This has been stated by the Punjab Home Minister and Chairman of Cabinet Committee for Flood, Shujah Khanzada. He... Read more
Number of mega development projects launched: President
Says the projects would help create job opportunities for youth and will improve living standard of people. President Mamnoon Hussain says a number of mega projects have been launched for the development of the country. Talking to the people from various walks of life in Karachi, he said the... Read more