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...
India has crossed all limits to terrorise civilians: Gen Raheel
Chief of the Army Staff (COAS) General Raheel Sharif strongly condemned Indian blatantly violation the ceasefire along Working Boundary and Line of Control (LoC). COAS visited Rangers Headquarters where he was briefed about the latest situation at LoC. COAS appreciated high morale of deployed troops & civilians. COAS statement came... Read more
Burger King robbed in broad daylight
An outlet of a premier international fast food chain “Burger King” was robbed in broad daylight a little while back. The branch is located in Karachi’s upscale Boat Basin area. Eyewitness Junaid Kamran talking exclusively to Photonews stated that two men who appeared to be ethnic Pushtoons walked into... Read more
Indian High Commissioner summoned to Foreign Office
Islamabad: The Pakistani Foreign Office (FO) on Friday summoned the Indian High Commissioner in Islamabad and registered its protest against unprovoked Indian firing and shelling along the working boundary. The Indian High Commissioner was told that the unprovoked firing and shelling along the working boundary was a violation of... Read more
Shujaat in Karachi to reinvigorate party allies
Karachi: Pakistan Muslim League Quaid-e-Azam (PMLQ) president Chaudhry Shujaat Hussain revealed on Friday that a grand alliance of the Muslim League is in the offing. He called for operations similar to the Karachi operation to be conducted across the country. Upon his arrival at the Karachi Airport, Shujaat Hussain... Read more
Girl critical due to acid attack by father, uncle
A girl suffered serious burn wounds on Thursday when her father and an uncle threw acid on her in Chak 56-K/B, Ludden, some 40kms from vehari. Reports said that Rabia Bibi, with 70 per cent burns, was shifted to Nishtar Hospital in Multan in a critical condition. Rabia had... Read more
OGRA recommends steep slash in POL prices
The Oil and Gas Regulatory Authority (OGRA) has sent its summary to the petroleum ministry to slash prices of petroleum, diesel, kerosene oil and other petroleum products by Sept 1. 2015. According to the summary,  OGRA has recommended the ministry to slash the price of petrol by Rs6.14 per... Read more
Coke Studio 3: 1 winner to steal the show from 3 classics
In its third episode, Coke Studio 8 returns to its signature, lining up a series of re-interpretations of gems from the classics archives. Arif Lohar, whose ‘Alif Allah’ in Season 3 caused a frenzy, also returns. With Ali Zafar’s ‘Rockstar’ taking it away last week, this episode will be... Read more
Dr Asim Hussain’s arrest: Qaim Ali Shah concerned
Karachi: Sindh Chief Minister Qaim Ali Shah on Friday expressed concern over the arrest of Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) co-chairman Asif Zardari’s close confidante, Dr Asim Hussain. The Sindh chief minister expressed his displeasure over the arrest during a meeting with Sindh Director General Rangers Major General Bilal Akbar, saying Hussain should have been... Read more
Furore in PA over ex-envoy’s comments on Ahmadis
Legislators erupted in a fiery debate earlier yesterday in the Punjab Assembly over comments attributed to Wajid Shamsul Hasan, a former High Commissioner of Pakistan in the UK. MPA Waheed Gul delivered a speech condemning comments attributed to Hasan about Ahmadis printed by an Urdu daily. Citing the newspaper,... Read more
New Sindh info minister urges anti-corruption crackdown.. but in other provinces
Bitterly upset due to recent arrests made on allegations of graft and corruption, Sindh’s new  Information Minister Nisar Khuhro earlier today called on law enforcers to also carry out similar action against corrupt elements in other provinces. In a statement issued from Karachi, the senior Pakistan People’s Party leader... Read more
“No cricket with India until border unrest ends” declares Shoaib Akhtar
Once-upon-a-time the world’s fastest cricket bowler, Shoaib Akhtar, believes that the cricket  series between Pakistan and India should be postponed until the two countries reach a peaceful accord in politics. The political climate between the two countries has been deteriorating after the National Security Adviser level meeting failed to... Read more
NAB starts probing LNG imports from Qatar
Islamabad: As Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) bigwigs like former petroleum minister Dr Asim Hussain face charges of corruption, the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) has started probing the import of liquefied natural gas (LNG) from Qatar by Pakistan State Oil (PSO), officials say. Though Pakistan and Qatar have not signed any... Read more
Islamabad LB polls to be held on Nov 30 announces the ECP
“Local government polls in Islamabad capital territory will be held on November 30”, the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) officially announced earlier today. According to the schedule issued by the ECP, the process of submitting nomination papers will start from October 24 and will continue until Oct 27. Scrutiny... Read more
Politics of allegations will be buried: PM Nawaz
 Former speaker National Assembly Ayaz Sadiq earlier today called on Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and exchanged views on prevailing political situation. During the conversation with PM Nawaz, Ayaz Sadiq said he would move the Supreme Court to clear allegation leveled against him, however, he was not intended to approach... Read more