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...
Relieved Asif ready to face “cheat” chants
Pakistan paceman Mohammad Asif told AFP Thursday he was ready to face fans’ abuse when he returns to cricket after a five-year ban for spot-fixing, vowing to change their minds with his performances. Asif is free to play again from September 2 after the International Cricket Council (ICC) announced... Read more
Pakistan army launches ground operation in Shawal
Pakistan army launched ground operation in Shawal area of North Waziristan. According to the DG Inter Services Public Relations (ISPR), Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Raheel Sharif has directed commanders to achieve the objectives as soon as possible. The army chief also commended the “ideal coordination” between the... Read more
Pakistani-American elected president of pro-Israel group
A Pakistani-American girl was elected as president of  the national student board of a pro-Israel group, J Street U. Amna Farooqi, a senior at the University of Maryland, was elected as president this week at the group’s ‘Summer Leadership Institute’ in Washington, where approximately 120 J Street U student... Read more
WhatsApp web finally supports iPhone
Popular mobile messaging application, WhatsApp, has rolled out its web service for iPhone users, allowing them to send and receive messages not just on their phones but also on their computers. “Our web client is simply an extension of your phone: the web browser mirrors conversations and messages from... Read more
All caught up on the local cinema front? Think again. Drama film Swaarangi, which marks Resham’s comeback to cinema after seven years, is set to hit the screens on August 28.** Based on a true story, Swaarangi follows Salma (Resham) as she struggles to save her children from a... Read more
Ayyan Ali inaugurates social cause by students at Karachi University
Karachi: Supermodel Ayyan Ali was invited as a Chief Guest on Thursday to Karachi University’s Department Of Public Administration to inaugurate a social cause initiated by students of the department. Ayyan was given a warm welcome by the Chairman, faculty members as well as students – who did not... Read more
Police demolish Taliban office in Karachi
Karachi: Police on Thursday claimed to have demolished a Taliban office located in the Manghopir Sultanabad area of the city. An operation against criminal elements present in the area was conducted by police. The destroyed office had been in the use of the Taliban for three years. Police said... Read more
Man from Ahmadi community killed near Lahore: police
Gunmen on motorcycles shot dead a 37-year-old pharmacy owner from the Ahmadi sect in Taunsa near Lahore, police said Thursday, the latest attack on one of the country’s most persecuted minorities. Police said four gunmen on two motorcycles rode up to the drug store owned by the victim, Ikram... Read more
Paulo Coelho defends Holy Quran as ‘book that changed the world’
World-renowned Brazilian author Paulo Coelho publicly defended Islam on his official Facebook page after a picture he posted of the Holy Quran led to an unsavoury comment by one of his fans. The internationally-acclaimed author of The Alchemist, posted on August 8 an image of the Quran with the caption ‘Exhibition “Books... Read more
Commonwealth event will no longer be held in Islamabad
National Assembly speaker Sardar Ayaz Sadiq said on Thursday the Commonwealth Parliamentary Union (CPU) event scheduled to be held in Islamabad next month will now be held in New York. The event will no longer be held in Islamabad as Pakistan earlier declined to invite the speaker of Indian... Read more
44 years ago today: Rashid Minhas takes his plane down for Pakistan
Islamabad: The 44th death anniversary of Pakistan’s national hero, Rashid Minhas Shaheed was marked across the country on Thursday with tributes paid to his services. Rashid, who was born on February 17 1951, remains the youngest officer to receive the Nishan-e-Haider award and was the first recipient of the... Read more
PHF president Akhtar Rasool resigns
Lahore: Pakistan Hockey Federation (PHF) president Akhtar Rosool has resigned from his post. Rasool who is a former Pakistan hockey team captain took over as the PHF president from Qasim Zai in 2013. During his tenure the hockey team failed to qualify for the 2016 Rio Olympics which led... Read more
Extortion, target-killing almost eliminated from Karachi: PM
Karachi: Extortion, kidnapping for ransom and target-killing have been almost eliminated from Karachi, Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif said Thursday as he was briefed by officials during a key meeting to review the progress of the ongoing operation against criminals and terrorists in the metropolis. “It has almost been 2... Read more
Crackdown against illegal billboards in Karachi on SC orders
Karachi: The city administration in Karachi has finally awoken albeit after the Supreme Court of Pakistan ordered the removal of illegal billboards in the city which pose a great safety hazard for the citizens. The city administration became active on Thursday and removed illegal billboards along the city’s main... Read more