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...
Wasim Akram urges PCB to invest in U19 players
Former cricketer Wasim Akram believes  Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) must invest in the Under-19 players saying cricket greats Ramiz Raja, Shoaib Mohammad, Basit Ali, Amir Sohail,  Inzamam, Mushtaq Ahmed and Waqar Younis are product of U19 cricket. Wasim, who was training the players in the two-week fast-bowling  camp at... Read more
China commends Pakistan-brokered Afghan peace process
Islamabad: Lauding Pakistan’s peace and reconciliation efforts in Afghanistan, China had reiterated its commitment to contributing to the process. “China encourages and supports peace talks between the Afghan government and Taliban, and commends the important role in pushing forward the peace talk played by relevant parties and Pakistan in particular,”... Read more
Indian DIG who confessed to destroying Pakistani boat to face court martial
India: Indian Coastguard DIG B.K. Loshali who had contradicted the governments version of events in connection with the interception of a Pakistani boat in January this year will face court martial proceedings from September after being indicted by a Board of Inquiry , the Times of India reported on... Read more
JIT sends Kasur Victims for medical examination
Kasur: The Joint Investigation Team (JIT) probing the Kasur Video scandal has ordered the medical examination of the victims. On Saturday the fourth day of investigations, the team recorded statements of victims that have recently stepped forward. The Joint Investigation Team is being led by DIG Malik Abu Bakr... Read more
PM Nawaz must end good cop, bad cop routine: Asad Umar
Islamabad: Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) leader Asad Umar on Saturday pressed on Prime Minister Asad Umarto take a clear stance and appropriate action in wake of the allegations levelled by Senator Mushahidullah Khan against former Inter Services Intelligence (ISI) chief Lt Gen Zaheerul Islam Abbasi. In an interview to BBC... Read more
After a decade: DMPS premiere to bring back Capri cinema’s glory days
For almost over a year now, cinemas in Karachi are witnessing the glamour galore that are film premieres: from a grand red carpet to a celebrity wall, moviegoers get some facetime with the glitz of the film world. The fanfare usually sets up in one of our modern multiplexes;... Read more
Dasu hydropower project: Work delayed as issues remain unresolved
Islamabad: The prime minister’s desire to inaugurate the first phase of 2,160-megawatt Dasu hydropower project before his constitutional term ends will remain unfulfilled as the project execution authorities have so far failed to resolve issues pertaining to the cost of land, security of the site and channelling of funds. The... Read more
Prime Minister takes resignation from Mushahidullah after controversial interview
Federal Minister for Climate Change Mushahidullah Khan was asked to resignation after a controversial interview with the BBC drew severe criticism. Mushahidullah alleged the former ISI chief Zaheerul Islam Abbasi of seeking to seize power by toppling civil and military leaderships. He claimed the former ISI chief planned a conspiracy... Read more
QAT’s rally against corruption creates chaos on Karachi roads
The Qaumi Awami Tehreek (QAT) has held a two-day sit-in outside Abdullah Shah Ghazi’s shrine in Clifton against corruption, terrorism and extremism, amid tight security. Scores of party workers, including women and children, gathered at the shrine, shouting slogans against the Sindh government, corruption and terrorism. Police had been... Read more
CHiPS makes a comeback amid tears of joy
Karachi: Alizeh Valjee was so overwhelmed at the re-launch of CHiPS restaurant that she cried as she spoke about her memories associated with the restaurant. “I used to go to the old CHiPS as a child with my dada and have regular beef burger,” she reminisced. “Then, when I... Read more
Kashmiris mark India’s Independence Day as Black Day
Kashmiris living across the world, including those on both sides of the Line of Control (LoC) are observing black day on Saturday as India celebrates its 69th Independence Day,Radio Pakistan reported. A complete strike is being observed in Indian occupied Kashmir after a call for black day came from... Read more
Award for excellence: Ronak Lakhani honoured with Sitara-e-Imtiaz
Karachi: In recognition of her selfless services to differently-abled persons, the government has honoured Ronak Lakhani with Sitara-e-Imtiaz, the fourth-highest decoration given to any civilian in the country based on one’s extraordinary achievement. Since she is considered one of the pioneers when it comes to social causes, the news of... Read more
Sindh government to send 10 terrorism cases  to military courts
Karachi: The Sindh government on Saturday decided to send ten terrorism cases to military courts. The provincial government has sent these cases to the federal government. The cases include the attack at Nishtar Park and the Bohri Jamat Khana. The decision to send these cases to military courts was... Read more
Misuse of welfare land for commercial purposes in Faisalabad
Faisalabad: District administration Faisalabad has launched action against two Trusts and served notices to eight Trust hospitals after it was disclosed that the plots allotted for welfare work are being used for commercial purposes. In the first phase, investigation would be conducted into the land allotted to the Trust... Read more