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...
COAS vows to build CPEC
General Raheel Sharif, Chief of Army Staff (COAS) visited  Panjgur and Turbat, Balochistan today and  inspected a part of under construction road network as part of China- Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC)by FWO. During briefing, COAS was apprised that as many as 11 units of FWO have been employed in... Read more
India court clears Sreesanth, others over IPL fixing
A New Delhi court on Saturday cleared Test fast bowler Shanthakumaran Sreesanth and two other players of spot-fixing during the Indian Premier League, a lawyer and media reports said. Indian prosecutors had filed charges of cheating and conspiracy against the players over their alleged links to an organised crime... Read more
Rains, flood kill 36 in Pakistan
Islamabad: Torrential rains and floods in Chitral have left 36 dead and affected more than 250,000 people, disaster management officials said on Saturday, with swollen rivers and water channels damaging hundreds of villages. Severe weather has caused havoc in the north and south of the country, sweeping away dozens of... Read more
KP Governor decides to reopen big industrial units at Bara
Peshawar: A high-level meeting held under the chair of the Governor Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Sardar Mahtab Ahmed Khan at the Governor’s House, Peshawar on Saturday decided to reopen the big industrial units at Bara, Khyber Agency. All the small industrial units in Bara were reopened a month earlier. The reopened... Read more
Woman arrested while attempting to kidnap newborn in Faisalabad
Faislabad: Citizens held a woman while she was trying to a kidnap a newborn baby from a private clinic here on Saturday and handed her over to police. Police said that at a private clinic in Hassanabad locality of Faisalabad a woman in the guise of vaccinating a new... Read more
Despite the clichéd storyline, Bin Roye is definitely worth watching
Following the footsteps of blockbusters like Khuda Ke Liye and Bol, Pakistan’s film industry has certainly fared well over the last few years. It has been entertaining audiences both locally and internationally with movies such as Bilal Lashari’s Waar. Bin Roye is another installment of the recently revived film... Read more
C-130 aircraft carries relief goods for Chitral
Islamabad: A Pakistan Air Force’s (PAF) C-130 aircraft carrying relief goods for flood affectees landed at Chitral airport on Saturday. The plane also evacuated 46 flood affectees on its way back to Islamabad. Read more
Diver killed by shark in Australia as daughter watches helplessly
Sydney: A surfer was killed by a shark on Saturday while hunting scallops off the coast of Australia as his daughter watched helplessly, shocking locals in an area not known for such attacks. The deadly incident happened off Maria Island in the southern island state of Tasmania following sightings of... Read more
ATC adjourns Aamir’s case till August 25
Karachi: An anti-terrorism court (ATC) on Saturday adjourned the hearing of Muttahida Qaumi Movement leader Aamir Khan’s case till August 25. The accused appeared in person before the court and requested the judge to grant him exemption from appearing before the court as he wanted to perform Hajj. The court... Read more
India’s army chief visits disputed territories, says ‘will not allow another Kargil’
Srinagar: India’s Chief of Army Staff General Dalbir Singh Suhag on Saturday said that the Indian armed forces will not let another Kargil-like conflict in the disputed state of Jammu Kashmir, ANI news service reported. “Won’t allow another Kargil,” the army chief said after paying tributes to the Kargil... Read more
UK ramping up efforts to support Pakistan’s economic development
Islamabad: British Minister of State for International Development Desmond Swayne has said Britain is ramping up efforts to support economic development, more skills training, more financial inclusion, and more investment in small businesses in Pakistan. In a statement issued at the conclusion of his three-day visit to Pakistan, Swayne welcomed... Read more
One person injured at LoC firing
Rawalakot: One person sustained injuries in yet another ceasefire violation along the Line of Control in Rawalakot district of Azad Jammu Kashmir, according to officials on Saturday. Indian troops resorted to unprovoked firing in Abbaspur sector and injured one person who was shifted to the nearby hospital for medicinal assistance.... Read more
Chitral death toll from flooding rises to 30
Chitral: The death toll from flooding in Chitral has rise to 30 after 21 people lost their lives during the last 24 hours. The flood situation worsened in Chitral following heavy downpour last night. Flood waters from nearby mountains also caused widespread devastation in the area. At least 50... Read more
Altaf dissolves Karachi Rabita Committee
Muttahida Qaumi Movement chief Altaf Hussain on Saturday dissolved the Rabita Committee in Karachi over their inability to fulfill their responsibilities and apparent glitches in organisational matters. “MQM’s Rabita Committee incharge Kaiful Wara, Abdul Haseeb and Arif Khan will remain members of the committee,” a statement posted on MQM’s website... Read more