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...
SSGC deputy MD Shoaib Warsi arrested by plainclothes men
Law enforcement officials in plain clothes arrested the deputy managing director of Sui Southern Gas Company (SSGC) Shoaib Warsi from the company’s head office in Karachi earlier this evening. He was shifted to an undisclosed location for questioning. The authorities concerned have not confirmed his detention, nor detailed the... Read more
Black Holes: Stephen Hawking proposes radical theory
Physicist and cosmologist Stephen Hawking proposed in a statement, that humans could escape from black holes instead of getting stuck in them. Challenging earlier theories, Hawking said that “if you feel you are in a black hole, don’t give up. There’s a way out.” Speaking at a conference in... Read more
Govt all set to take action against 703 unregistered madrassas in FATA
The state has finally decided that unregistered seminaries and mosque schools will not be tolerated anymore. As many as 703 such institutions located in the tribal heartland and frontier regions will soon be blacklisted. Ever since the Punjab home minister Shuja Khanzada was killed in a suicide blast in... Read more
Green on Blue attack: Terrorists kill NATO troopers in Afghanistan
Gunmen wearing Afghan military uniforms shot to death  two NATO soldiers on a base in the country’s south earlier today, the coalition said, in the latest insider attack on foreign troops. So-called “green-on-blue” attacks — when Afghan soldiers or police turn their guns on international troops — have been... Read more
Sethi sure Pakistan-India series to be held by all means
Brushing aside apprehensions about Pakistan-India series, head of Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) executive committee Najam Sethi said he was sure that series between arch-rivals would be held at a neutral venue by all means. “Im saying this on the basis of my experience that the series between the two... Read more
Former PTI Minister re-arrested after grant of bail
Within 24 hours of getting his bail plea accepted by the Peshawar High Court, the former mines and minerals minister Ziaullah Afridi was remanded by the Ehtesab Commission court in two other mining scams. A large number of his supporters were anxiously waiting to see their leader outside the... Read more
Khursheed Shah protests over arrest of Asim Hussain
Opposition leader in National Assembly, Syed Khursheed Shah on Wednesday showed his serious concerns at the arrest of former petroleum minister and Sindh Higher Education Commission (SHEC) Chairman Dr. Asim Hussain in Karachi. Earlier this morming a NAB team raided the office of provincial SHEC in Karachi and arrested Dr. Asim Hussain... Read more
PML (N) government days are numbered, Sheikh Rashid predicts
Awami Muslim League (AML) chief Sheikh Rashid Ahmed Wednesday yet again predicted that days of the PML (N) government are numbered. Following the verdict of NA-154 rigging case, Rashid while talking to locals news channels reiterated that the incumbent government would not be able complete its 5-year term. The AML chief further... Read more
AJK PM leads rally against Indian aggression across LOC
Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK) Prime Minister Chaudhary Abdul Majeed earlier yesterday led a rally against unprovoked firing by the Indian army on the working boundary as well as the line of control (LoC). The PM along with government and opposition members of the AJK legislative assembly and a... Read more
Election tribunal orders re-poll in NA-154
An election tribunal probing rigging allegations in NA-154, Multan constituency announced on Wednesday. According to short order, Justice Rana Zahid Mehmood declared the poll result null and void in favour of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf’s (PTI) Jahangir Tareen and ordered re-election. PML-N leader Siddiq Baloch on Wednesday expressed reservations about his... Read more
Oil prices trading at 6 year low
Oil prices dipped further today, trading near six-year lows ahead of the latest US energy report after jitters over China’s faltering economy spurred heavy losses this week, analysts said. US benchmark West Texas Intermediate for October delivery fell 13 cents to $39.18 in Asian trading, while Brent crude for... Read more
Thai elephant kills keeper, runs away with tourists
An elephant in northern Thailand went crazy, killing his “mahout” keeper before running off into the jungle with three terrified Chinese tourists still on his back, police said. “The mahout was not familiar with the elephant. They (the tourists) are safe now,” Colonel Thawatchai Thepboon, police commander of Mae... Read more
Terror attacks: KKH under threat in GB
Gilgit Baltistan main artery is the Karakoram Highway, which has in the recent past witnessed a spate of organised terror attacks. With the security challenges re-surfacing again, those who frequent the road quite often are in danger. In view of fresh threats and intelligence information, the Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa government recently... Read more
LEA officials killed in Balochistan violence
Three people, including a police official and a Levies’ man, were killed earlier yesterday in separate incidents of violence across the troubled Balochistan province. The first incident took place in the provincial capital of Quetta, where a policeman was gunned down in the city’s Hazar Ganji area. “An ASI,... Read more