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...
Sindh Rangers, FIA raid KMC’s office
Sindh Rangers and Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) carried out a joint raid at the Karachi Metropolitan Corporation’s Land and Revenue and Engineering departments located at the Civic Centre on Friday night. According to Sources  Rangers and FIA sources the raid was carried out with the consent of higher authorities. Rangers and... Read more
PFA fines high-end hotels in Lahore
The Punjab Food Authority (PFA) on Friday fined two top hotels for not meeting mandatory hygienic requirements. According to details, PFA, Data Ganj Bakhsh team under the supervision of Director Operations Ayesha Mumtaz on Friday inspected Pearl Continental hotel. “During inspection, the team found that there was no proper... Read more
Ex CJP Iftikhar Chaudhry launches a political party
The Ex-chief justice of Pakistan Justice, Iftikhar Mohammad Chaudhry decided to launched own political party. Former CJP addressing press conference said “I am launching my own political party,” Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) alleged former CJP of helping Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PMLN) rigging general elections held on May 11, 2013. Former CJP further... Read more
Kareena wishes to work with Shoaib Mansoor
Karachi: Kareena Kapoor Khan seems to be ready to spread her wings across the border as she has expressed her desire to work with famous Pakistani director Shoaib Mansoor, Zee News reports. The ‘Bajrangi Bhaijaan’ actress said in a recent interview that she’s a fan of the ‘Bol’ director and... Read more
Given the dearth of music videos in the industry, the promise of ‘Sajna’ by Uzair Jaswal was welcome news for fans. Groovy and upbeat, ‘Sajna’ features Bin Roye actress Armeena Khan, Osman Khalid Butt and of course the man himself, Uzair Jaswal among others. While the lyrics and music... Read more
Pakistan to play three Tests, four ODIs and three T20s against England in UAE
Karachi: England will play three Tests against Pakistan in the United Arab Emirates in October and November this year, the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) said on Thursday. The first match, starting on October 13, takes place at the Zayed Stadium Abu Dhabi, the second on October 22 is at... Read more
Bilawal summons meeting to review flood situation
Karachi: Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) Chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari has summoned a meeting to review the possible flood situation in Sindh. According to reports, Sindh CM Qaim Ali Shah, Nisar Khuhro, chief secretary and other key officers of the irrigation department will participate in the meeting. Bilwal will be... Read more
Kalabagh Dam should be built to avoid floods: Pervez Elahi
Lahore : Pakistan Muslim League (PML) senior central leader Chaudhry Parvez Elahi, while expressing his sympathies with flood affected people, has asked the government to start construction of Kalabagh Dam to store rainwater to avoid floods in the future. In a statement issued today, he said that the construction... Read more
Government will ammend constitution if needed: Ishaq Dar
Islamabad: Federal Minister for Finance Muhammad Ishaq Dar has said a process of electoral reforms would be expedited and the government would bring amendment in the constitution if needed. While talking in a special program, Dar said that the PML-N government would continue to carry on consultation process so... Read more
Cellular firms ‘fleecing users, evading taxes’
Islamabad: Cellular companies were overcharging their subscribers and possibly evading taxes, the Senate Standing Committee on Information Technology and Telecommunication observed on Thursday. “Cellular companies are charging their subscribers for one minute while giving them airtime of 45 seconds instead 60 without their knowledge,” said PPP Senator Rubina Khalid... Read more
Cotton prices fall on improved supply
Karachi: Higher arrivals of phutti (seed cotton) in Punjab pushed lint prices further lower on Thursday. However, rain and flood water in some cotton-growing areas are hampering the flow of phutti to ginning mills. Floor brokers said some demand for quality lint has helped stabilise prices. Cotton analyst Naeem... Read more
World Bank forecasts rise in oil prices
Washington: The World Bank has nudged up its 2015 forecast for crude oil prices from $53 per barrel in April to $57 after prices rose 17 per cent in the April- June quarter. The bank’s latest commodity markets outlook report notes that energy prices rose 12pc in the quarter,... Read more
Ogra completes quorum after two years
Islamabad: Facing legal and regulatory challenges in the petroleum sector, the government on Thursday inducted member finance in the Oil and Gas Regulatory Authority (Ogra) to complete its three member quorum. Except for a brief period, Ogra has been functioning without a quorum for almost two years now to... Read more
Gas tariff hike summary not moved, NA committee told
Islamabad: Amid renewed efforts to open up security-hit areas in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and tribal region for petroleum exploration, the ministry of petroleum and natural resources told a parliamentary panel on Thursday that it had not moved any summary for increase in consumer-end natural gas tariff. Testifying before the National... Read more