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...
Saved by the bail’, Kasur scandal suspect roams free
A Lahore High Court division  bench has granted pre-arrest interim bail to  Tanzeel-ur-Rehman, involved in Kasur child abuse scandal, till August 31. The bench directed the accused to submit two surety  bonds of Rs 200,000 to avail the bail. The bench comprising Justice Muhammad Anwaar-ul-Haq  and Justice Erum Sajjad Gull... Read more
Rangers to investigate into Godil attack
Karachi Rangers has began investigation into gun attack on Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) leader Rashid Godil. In a statement issued  from the Rangers spokesman condemned the attack, saying the investigation is being carried out through different angles. Read: MQM leader Rasheed Godil shot in Karachi The spokesman expressed hope that the... Read more
ARY decides to takeover Bol TV
ARY Digital Network CEO Salman Iqbal announced the company’s takeover of now defunct Bol TV’s management.  The founder and CEO of ARY group said the ARY would launch the channel within three to four weeks. Read: SHC asks BOL’s diresctors to obtain new security clearance Iqbal making announcement said Bol this... Read more
ECP notifies Shazia Sobia on seat vacated by Alizeh Haider
Islamabad: The Election Commission of Pakistan on Tuesday notified Pakistan Peoples Party Parliamentarians’ (PPP) Dr. Shazia Sobia as returned candidate on the reserved national assembly seat vacated by PPP MNA Alizeh Haider. The notification was issued in pursuance clause 6 of article 224 of the constitution read with section... Read more
Local government elections ECP’s constitution responsibility: SC
Islamabad: The Supreme Court of Pakistan on Tuesday wrapped up two petitions raised by the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) regarding holding local government elections. The apex court ruled that according to article 140-A holding local government elections is the constitutional responsibility of the election commission. The Supreme Court... Read more
Army chief calls on PM ahead of India dialogue
Islamabad: Army chief General Raheel Sharif called on Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif in Islamabad on Tuesday to discuss the country’s overall security situation. Director-General Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) Lt Gen Rizwan Akhtar, Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar, Finance Minister Ishaq Dar, Adviser on Foreign Affairs Sartaj Aziz and Special Assistant Tariq Fatemi... Read more
20-km-high ‘space elevator’ could be a reality soon
Ottawa: Press “S” for space? A Canadian company wants to build a tower that would allow astronauts to take an elevator part way into orbit. The tower would be 20 times higher than Dubai’s Burj Khalifa, currently the world’s tallest building that soars 830 meters (2,723 feet) into the sky.... Read more
‘Secret Islamic State document found in Pakistan’
A document, allegedly belonging to the Islamic State was found in the tribal areas of Pakistan by the American Media Institute (AMI). According to reports, the document titled ‘A Brief History of the Islamic State Caliphate (ISC): The Caliphate According to the Prophet’, was discovered in the tribal areas... Read more
Terrorist arrested KPK
The counter-terrorism department (CTD) arrested a militant from Badhaber on the outskirts of the city earlier yesterday. According to a handout issued by the department, Amal Gul, a resident of Bara in Khyber Agency, was taken into custody during a raid. “Amal is a member of a banned militant... Read more
Musical chairs: Sindh govt reshuffles cabinet yet again
The Sindh  provincial cabinet has been shuffled for the second time within one month. After some ministers expressed concern over the portfolios allotted to them, the cabinet underwent a shuffling earlier yesterday. Changes have been made in the education, irrigation, archives and katchi abadis departments. The education department has... Read more
Zoo, Safari Park get financial powers
Karachi: A major obstacle to upkeep of the Karachi Zoological Garden and  for a long time was removed on Monday when the city’s commissioner, who also held additional charge of KMC administrator, approved award of financial powers to the administrations of both facilities. The important decision was taken at... Read more
Modi steps into Pakistan-UAE breach
New Delhi: Has Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi stepped into the recent breach between Pakistan and the United Arab Emirates over Islamabad’s refusal to actively join the Yemen war against the Houthi fighters? Indian media was clear that Mr Modi, on the last day of a two-day visit to... Read more
After creating waves with the newly released trailer of his upcoming film Jawani Phir Nahi Aani, Ahmad Ali Butt has released a song ‘Zehar’ featuring ‘Humsafar’ famed Quratulain Baloch and guitarist Salman Albert. Remembered for his rapping days in EP and comic roles in Rubberband andJutt and Bond, Ahmad’s ‘Zehar’... Read more
Pakistan’s Liaqat Ali keen to make his mark in international events
Islamabad: Pakistan’s fastest male athlete Liaqat Ali is hopeful of performing brilliantly in the IAAF World Championships in Beijing as well as the upcoming South Asian Games. The national record holder in both 100 and 200 metres race, Liaqat is undergoing extensive training here at the Sports Complex and... Read more