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...
Former president Dr APJ Abdul Kalam passes away
Former president and Bharat Ratna APJ Abdul Kalam died on Monday after collapsing during a lecture in Shillong. He was 83. Kalam, who reached Shillong via Guwahati in the morning, collapsed during a lecture at the Indian Institute of Management-Shillong (IIM-S) around 6:30 pm and rushed to the Bethany... Read more
Google throttles back vision for its social network
Google on Monday said it is throttling back on its vision of having profiles at its social network serve as people’s identities across its range of online offerings. “Important changes” coming to Google+ in the months ahead will include users no longer needing an account at the social network... Read more
Italy FM commends Pak Army as symbol of hope for peace
Chief of Army Staff (COAS), General Raheel Sharif who arrived in Italy for a three-day official visit held detailed meeting with Italian Foreign Minister on Monday. According to ISPR, the COAS and Italian Foreign Minister held detailed discussion on regional security. Italian Foreign Minister appreciated Pakistan’s positive reole for... Read more
ISPR releases photos, video of Indian drone violating border
Inter Services Public Relations (ISPR) released images and video clips recovered from the internal memory of the Indian spy quadcopter, shot down by Pakistani soldiers. In a statement issued by ISPR stated, a sudden spike both in terms of intensity, caliber escalation and air space violations by India has... Read more
Farhan Saeed and Urwa Hocane prove they have on-screen chemistry too!
It’s no secret that Jal lead singer Farhan Saeed and Na Maloom Afraad starlet Urwa Hocane are in love in real life. Therefore, it was only a matter of time until the two worked together as well; in upcoming television show, Mere Ajnabi, the duo appears as an on-screen... Read more
Illegal hunt: Africa’s most famous lion killed, beheaded in Zimbabwe
Cecil, one of Africa’s most famous lions, was killed and beheaded in Zimbabwe’s Hwange national park. Zimbabwean authorities are now looking for a Spaniard who allegedly paid €50,000 to kill and skin Cecil. It has been speculated that the GPS collar which the 13-year-old lion was wearing was used... Read more
Misbah likely to retire after India series
Karachi: Well aware that he has reached the business end of his international cricket career, Pakistan Test captain Misbahul Haq is planning to call time if the much-awaited series against arch-rivals India happens at the end of the year. “I know very well that there is not much cricket... Read more
Judicial commission report likely to be presented in NA today
Islamabad: The Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) government is expected to present in Parliament on Monday the judicial commission report which rejected claims by the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) that the 2013 general elections were rigged. The three-judge commission released its final report last week, saying the polls were largely fair... Read more
PM reviews progress on CPEC projects
Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif chairing a high-level meeting in Islamabad Islamabad: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has directed to complete the infrastructure projects – planned as part of the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) by the end of 2017 – by mobilising resources and completing financial and technical formalities. The prime... Read more
Captain Sarwar Shaheed being remembered today
Sarwar Shaheed was posthumously awarded Nishan-E-Haider in recognition of his valour in 1947 war with India The 67th martyrdom Anniversary of Captain Sarwar Shaheed, who was given Pakistan’s highest gallantry award Nishan-e-Haider for his valor in fight against India, is being observed today (27th July). Captain Sarwar Shaheed was... Read more
No official will resign: ECP’s response to Khan
Islamabad: Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) has rejected PTI Chairman Imran Khan’s demand that members of the commission should resign over mismanagement in 2013 general elections. ECP has prepared a document in response to Khan’s press conference in which he accepted Inquiry Commission’s report, but held ECP responsible for... Read more
Karachi not at risk from urban-flooding: Met Office
Karachi: The meteorological office (Met) said on Monday that the port city was not at risk of urban-flooding from rains. The weather system in the northeast of the city is expected to finish by tomorrow (Tuesday). According to the Met Office Karachi will receive a maximum of 15 millimeters... Read more
LHC forms larger bench to hear treason petition against Altaf Hussain
Lahore: The Lahore High Court on Monday formed a larger bench to hear a petition requesting to try Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) chief Altaf Husain and other leaders under treason charges. The larger bench comprises of the LHC’s Justice Mazahar Ali Akbar Naqvi, Justice Mazhar Iqbal Sidhu and Justice... Read more
Death warrant issued for Shafqat Hussain’s hanging
Karachi: For the sixth time since he was convicted for murder, authorities on Monday issued black warrants for the hanging of death row prisoner Shafqat Hussain on August 4. The murder convict was sentenced to death in 2004 for kidnapping and involuntary murder of a seven-year-old boy in 2001.... Read more