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...
Amir Khan sets up Boxing Academy in Islamabad
World silver welterweight champion  and Olympic silver-medalist British boxer of Pakistani origin, Amir Khan on Friday formally opened a Boxing Academy in Islamabad Friday, expressing confidence that it will produce champions of his own caliber. The “Amir Khan Boxing Aademy” has been established here at Pakistan Sports Complex in... Read more
Rasheed Godil is out of danger: minister
Senior Minister for Information Nisar Ahmed Khuhro has said that the injured MQM senior leader Abdul Rasheed Godil has improved and is almost out of danger. He said that though Godil was shot for five times and was admitted in hospital in a very critical condition but now his... Read more
Indian advert gives victory to Pakistan for Indo-Pak war in 1965
A blundered advertisement in India has rewritten the entire history of the 1965 Indo-Pakistan war and virtually handed over victory to Pakistan. A full-page advertisement was published in major Hindi national dailies, with major blunders in its text. The text spoke about the role of the 15th Infantry division during an... Read more
UK roads to charge electric cars as they drive
The British government is soon to test road technology which allows drivers of electric and hybrid cars to charge their vehicles as easily as they charge their phones. The new motorway will enable electric cars to charge as they drive, using magnetic induction technology. This invention will help drivers... Read more
Disabled death row convict set to be hanged
After a death row convict lost the use of his legs because of tuberculosis, he faces the prospect of being hanged in his wheelchair, said a report published in The Independent. Abdul Basit was a 43-year-old man, was convicted of murder in 2009. On top of that, in 2010,... Read more
Salman Butt asks youngsters to learn from his case
Lahore: Tainted by a notorious spot-fixing scandal rocking Pakistan cric­ket and in which he was the leading character, Sal­man Butt appea­red in an advisory mode on Thurs­day, as the end to his ban nears. Salman, whose ten-year ban by the Inter­national Cricket Council (ICC) on playing domestic and international... Read more
Pakistan refuses Indian ‘advice’ of not meeting Hurriyat leadership: FO
Islamabad: Pakistan is willing to attend the meeting of National Security Advisors (NSA) on 23-24 August in New Delhi without any pre-conditions, the country’s Foreign Affairs Ministry said in a statement on Friday. In response to the ‘advice’ of the Indian Government that Sartaj Aziz not meet Hurriyat leaders... Read more
Three men involved in Shuja Khanzada attack arrested in Islamabad
Islamabad: Three men accused of being involved in the suicide attack which claimed the life of Punjab Home Minister Shuja Khanzda were arrested from a madrassa in Islamabad on Thursday night. The arrests were made during a joint operation carried out by the counter terrorism department and Rangers. The... Read more
PML-N Chaudhry Arif disqualified over fake degree
Pakistan Muslim League Nawaz (PML-N) MNA, Chaudhry Arif, was declared ineligible for holding fake degree of intermediate and secondary education. According to sources, an election tribunal in Multan declared Chaudhry Arif disqualified, ordering re-election in NA-144 (Okara) won by him in 2013 general elections. His victory was challenged in... Read more
KU Management issues show-casue notice over Ayyan invitation
Karachi University management has issued show-cause notice to two students of Department of Public Administration for inviting super model Ayyan Ali at a departmental project. The Dean of the KU’s Faculty of Management Sciences, Khaild Iraqi, while talking to local news channel “Samaa news” said “The students used university’s premises... Read more
MQM moves SHC against delimitation of constituencies
Karachi: The Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) challenged the delimitation of constituencies’ in multiple cities on Friday in the Sindh High Court. MQM leader Kunwar Naveed Jamil and Sardar Ahmed filed four petitions against the delimitation of constituencies. IN their petitions they have maintained that the new delimitation has not... Read more
Over 9,000 bullets recovered from car in Karachi
Karachi: Over 9,000 bullets were recovered from a parked car in the Nazimabad area of the city, police said on Friday. 24 boxes filled with bullets were recovered from the car and are said to be for Kalashnikov riles. The car had been parked in the area for ten... Read more
Ayyan not indicted due to incomplete charge sheet
Rawalpindi: Model Ayyan Ali appeared in customs court on Friday but could not be indicted as the charge sheet against her was incomplete. The customs court judge Rana Aftab heard the currency smuggling case against Ayyan Ali. In his arguments, Ayyan lawyer said custom officials investigating the case had... Read more
Coke Studio: Will songs from Episode 2 make it to your wedding soundtrack?
Last week, Coke Studio’s kick-off was dominated by Atif Aslam’s reinterpretation of ‘Tajdar-e-Haram’ that polarised the show’s listeners. What has Episode 2 got in store for us? A wedding theme, by the looks of it. Young rockers Ali Zafar, Umair Jaswal and Quratulain Baloch join giants like Suraiya Khanum... Read more