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...
UN says Pakistan must stop executions
The United Nations on Wednesday urged Pakistan to reinstate its moratorium on the death penalty, condemning a recent surge in executions. The plea came as the number of people executed in Pakistan rose to 182 since a moratorium was lifted in December last year, according to the UN Office... Read more
Mullah Omar died in Pakistan two years ago, claims Afghan intelligence
Taliban leader Mullah Omar died two years ago, Afghanistan’s intelligence agency spokesman Haseeb Sediqi said Wednesday. The comments came after unnamed government and militant sources said earlier that he had died. “Mullah Omar is dead,” Sediqi, the spokesman for the National Directorate of Security, told AFP. “He died in... Read more
All those who thought that it had been a long time since singer Shafqat Amanat Ali sang any melody are in for treat as the singer has finally released his song ‘Dil Dharakne Ka Sabab’ featuring veteran Indian actorNaseeruddin Shah. The song based on the ghazal of famous poet... Read more
Crossing borders: Bin Roye to hit screens in India on August 7
Despite earlier speculations that Bin Roye will not make it to India, the film will finally begin showing in cinemas in its major parts on August 7, according to Bollywood Life. The film, which was set to release on Eid in India alongside Bajrangi Bhaijaan, was postponed due to... Read more
Enemies of Pakistan using terror to destabilize country: COAS
Rome: Chief of Army Staff General Raheel Sharif has said that enemies of Pakistan are stoking terror to destabilize the country. He was speaking at Centre of International Study in Rome to give Pakistani perspective on international security. The Army Chief said for the world terrorism is a conflict... Read more
Nokia unveils virtual reality camera for filmmakers
Helsinki:Finnish telecoms equipment maker Nokia unveiled Wednesday its new virtual reality camera for professional filmmakers and content creators. “We’re thrilled to introduce OZO to the content creation world, and to define a completely new category of virtual reality capture and playback solutions,” Ramzi Haidamus, president of Nokia Technologies, said... Read more
Yakub Memon: Top India court rejects Mumbai bomb plotter plea
India’s Supreme Court has turned down a final plea for reprieve by Yakub Memon, convicted of financing the deadly 1993 Mumbai bombings, clearing the way for his execution. The governor of Maharashtra state has also turned down his mercy plea. His last hope is a clemency plea pending before... Read more
Balochistan govt. backtracks on CPEC report
Less than three days after his government issued a controversial  report on the government’s plans for the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor, Balochistan Chief Minister Dr. Abdul Malik Baloch appeared to have backtracked on his stance and welcomed Chinese investment in Balochistan through the CPEC. His chief economic advisor and author... Read more
Police arrest banned outfit’s ‘commander’ in Peshawar
Peshawar: Police on Wednesday announced the arrest of a ‘commander’ of a banned militant outfit and recovery of weapons and explosive during raids in different parts of Peshawar city. According to SSP Operations Dr Mian Saeed, search operations were conducted in Hazar Khawani, Dir Colony, Tor Baba and Ghafoorabad areas... Read more
Pakistan to replace English with Urdu as official language
Pakistan has finally confirmed a long-running rumour of dropping English as its official language and switching to its mother tongue, Urdu. In an exclusive interview with TIME, Pakistan’s Minister of Planning, National Reforms and Development Ahsan Iqbal established that the change would come about as a result of a... Read more
Epic bungling: Army rushes to fortify bund as Irrigation Department fails to do its job
The incompetence of the Irrigation department was  personally acknowledged by the chief minister himself as they failed to strengthen the Shank bund, second line of defence of the Qadirpur loop bund in Ghotki. The Pakistan Army had to rush to the rescue of the department as the strong water... Read more
Karachi: 13 youths go missing enroute to Hyderabad
 As many as 13 youths have mysteriously gone missing after leaving Karachi to attend a wedding party in Hyderabad.  The group of friends, who were residents of Karachi’s Gulistan-e-Jauhar area, left the area in thier own cars Tuesday night to attend a wedding of another friend in Hyderabad, and... Read more
ECP rejects demands for resignation of members
Islamabad: The Election Commission of Pakistan on Wednesday rejected demands for the resignations of its members after a judicial inquiry commission’s report found serious irregularities in the way it conducted the 2013 general elections. The commission has previously made it clear that none of its members would resign from... Read more
Govt to reduce fertilizer prices in next 15 days
Islamabad: Minister for National Food Security and Research Sikandar Hayat Khan Bosan told the National Assembly Wednesday  that the government will adopt a mechanism to reduce the prices of fertilizers within fifteen days to facilitate the farmers. He was responding to a calling attention notice moved by Rana Muhammad... Read more