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...
National T20 to begin from Tuesday
Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) on Sunday launched the Cool & Cool presents Haier Q8 Twenty-20 Cup 2015-16 at the Pindi Cricket Stadium here. A total of eight teams will contest in the qualifying round which will continue from September 1 to 5. The winner of the both semi-finals of... Read more
Suspect tenders apology from Wasim Akram over shooting
The key suspect in a case of firing at former cricketer Wasim Akram tendered an apology  on Sunday. On August 5, Akram remained unhurt following an attack on his car near National Stadium in Karachi. The suspect, Major (retd) Amirul Rehman, in a letter to Wasim Akram in a apologetic tone... Read more
PTI’s Arbab Asim elected Peshawar nazim
Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf’s (PTI) Arbab Asim has been elected unopposed as nazim of Peshawar. PTI member Younis Zaheer and PML-N candidate withdrew his nominations ahead of the polls. Elections of nazims and naib nazims are underway in district councils of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa to complete the local government elections.  Nazim, Naib... Read more
Serena chases calendar Slam, history at US Open
World number one Serena Williams feels the pressure of chasing history at the US Open, but she accepts the intensity as the price for dominating a generation of women’s tennis. The 33-year-old American, who captured her first Grand Slam title at the 1999 US Open at age 17, is... Read more
“Pakistan will continue to respond to India border attacks” Defence Minister Asif
Pakistan will respond “with full force” if India continues to target the civilian population, Defence Minister Khawaja Asif warned earlier yesterday, after nine people were killed by cross-border shelling. Nine people were killed by shelling from Indian forces over the Working Boundary near Sialkot, more than 40 were wounded... Read more
Court summons Edhi in Geeta custody case
 A district and sessions court earlier yesterday summoned Edhi Foundation chairman Abdul Sattar Edhi and other representatives of the charity on an application filed by an Indian lawyer and social worker seeking the custody of a deaf and mute woman. Geeta, 21, has been brought up at Edhi Home... Read more
PIA’s privatisation: Legal hindrance unearthed
The privatisation of Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) seems improbable, as the government would be unable to transfer management control without amending the PIA Act of 1956. The interesting development unearthed due to one of the conditions set with the International Monetary Fund (IMF). The government also ready revised the... Read more
Militants killed one officer, destroy radar system at Jiwani airport
Terrorists attacked Civil Aviation system at Jiwani airport, killing an official and injuring one more in the wee hours of Sunday. According to Levies sources, 10 militants attack Jiwani airport early on Sunday morning killing one officer identified as Khalidullah while one officers, Altaf Hussain, who is critically injured has been... Read more
Restructuring: Need to focus on value-added textile, says Dastgir
Lahore: Federal Minister for Commerce Khurram Dastgir Khan underlined the need for serious and well-planned efforts to increase value-addition in the textile sector, aimed at capturing greater share in regional and international markets. “Pakistan’s textile exports have decreased owing largely to low-value textile products like cotton, yarn and gray fabric,... Read more
Pakistan takes security of N-stockpile seriously: US
Washinton: Pakistan takes its responsibilities for securing its nuclear stockpile quite seriously, says the White House. White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest made these remarks while commenting on a report by a US think-tank, also published in The Washington Post, which claimed that in 10 years Pakistan would have... Read more
US National Security Adviser Susan Rice meets PM Nawaz Sharif
Islamabad: US national security adviser Susan E. Rice called on Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Sunday morning in Islamabad and discussed US-Pakistan bilateral relations between the two countries. Rice is on a day-long a day long official visit to Pakistan during which she is expected to meet political and... Read more
Sania Mirza Conferred Khel Ratna Award
Indian tennis star Sania Mirza was on Saturday conferred with the prestigious Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna — the country’s highest sporting honour. Indian President Pranab Mukherjee presented the award to Sania, clad in a maroon saree and blue blazer, amid thunderous applause at the Darbar hall where Sports Minister... Read more
Turkish man charged in Thailand over Bangkok bombing
Thai authorities on Saturday detained and charged a 28-year-old Turkish man over a bomb attack in Bangkok last week that killed 20 people and wounded scores more. It is the first arrest in connection with the 17 August bombing at the Erawan shrine in the capital’s bustling downtown district,... Read more
Rangers killed BLA terrorist in Karachi
Karachi Rangers gunned down a terrorist of Balochistan Liberation Army (BLA) in Baldia Town late Saturday. According to police sources, the terrorists hail from banned Balochistan Liberation Army (BLA). The armed encounter took place in Ittehad Town area of Baldia Town late Friday. A policeman also was injured during the... Read more