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...
Netanyahu cancels dinner reservation at restaurant: PM Nawaz was dining there
Israel reportedly cancelled a dinner reservation for Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu after learning Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif would be dining at the same restaurant. Netanyahu’s team had booked tables at New York’s high-end Italian restaurant Serafina Always where PM Nawaz was dining “but decided not to proceed after learning the... Read more
30-year-old village farmer gets 2nd position in Inter exams
 A 30-year-old farmer from a small village near Nawabshah has managed to secure second place in the intermigiate examinations. Ali Hassan Brohi, a father of five from Jumma Khan village in Daur district 50 kilometers from Nawabshah, had to discontinue his studies in class 8th when his father, the... Read more
The Innocent guilty: PFA stopped from advertising raids on Facebook
The Lahore High Court stopped the Punjab Food Authority (PFA) on Thursday from advertising its raids on Facebook and issued notices to the Punjab government and the PFA to respond by October 20 to a petition against the practice. Justice Mamoon Rashid Sheikh passed the order on a petition... Read more
‘Counterfeit notes used during Eid-ul-Azha’: Senate Committee
The Senate Standing Committee on Finance was informed earlier today that fake notes were used during Eid-ul-Azha. This was revealed by the committee’s chairman Saleem Mandviwalla who said banks issued fake currency notes to consumers. Mandviwalla’s statement was endorsed by Kamil Ali Agha who said ‘a bank had issued... Read more
US announces $326,000 worth of aid for Chitral flood affected areas‏
To repair the havoc wrecked by the  July 2015 flash floods in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa’s Chitral district, the United States government, through the US Agency for International Development (USAID), is providing $326,000 this year to help repair the area’s drinking water infrastructure and agricultural economy. “We are working to restore... Read more
England series could be my last: Speculates Misbahul Haq
Pakistan Test captain Misbahul Haq said earlier today said that he was pondering over the decision of retirement from the longest format and the England series could be his last adventure in the whites. “The series against England could be my last, although I haven’t made up my mind... Read more
Pakistan, Korea sign $500 million framework agreement
Pakistan and the South Korea signed a framework agreement amounting to US$500 million in Islamabad earlier today, that  will enable Pakistan to complete various projects with Korean assistance. The projects include improvement of Power distribution systems, hydro-power, road infrastructure, information technology as well as the Health Sector. The Secretary Economic... Read more
PSM privatisation: Govt to retain Rs.142b in liabilities, all land
The Privatisation Commission (PC) board on earlier yesterday approved the transaction structure for the sale of ailing Pakistan Steel Mills (PSM), recommending the government to retain Rs142 billion in liabilities and the entire land area, but transfer operating assets and regular employees-related liabilities to the buyer. Headed by Mohammad Zubair,... Read more
SC orders access to medical treatment for Dr Asim
The Supreme Court of Pakistan earlier today ordered Rangers officials to ensure provision of the best possible medical treatment and a doctor of his choice to arrested former federal minister Dr Asim Hussain. A two-judge bench of the apex court headed by Justice Sarmad Jalal Usmani was hearing a plea... Read more
Captured Green turtle returned to sea
A fisherman accidentaly caught a green turtle in his net on Wednesday and managed to release it safely into the open sea within two hours. Fisherman Yasir Amin was fishing in the Sonmiani Bay area of Balochistan, some 90 kilometres from Karachi when the turtle became entangled in his... Read more
Pakistani female powerlifter Twinkle Sohail grabs gold at Asian Championship
Pakistani female powerlifter Twinkle Sohail has won the gold medal in the Asian Bench-Press Powerlifting Championship currently being held in Muscat, Oman. The Pakistan female team has accompanied the men team for the first time at the Asian Powerlifting Championship being held in Muscat from Oct 1 to 5.... Read more
Inflation dips to 12-year low of 1.3% last month
 Inflation in Pakistan continued to drop, falling to a low of 1.3% in September ,amidst fears of the risk of deflation. The Consumer Price Index (CPI), the indicator that captures prices of 481 commodities every month, rose by just 1.3% in September on a year on year basis, according to... Read more
Zeenat Gari: Customised rickshaws for women, by women
A unique initiative called ‘Zeenat Gaari  has been launched in the city of Lahore to help empower underprivileged women. Many women have been provided customised rickshaws (Zeenat Gaari) to help them start their own service. In addition, 10 women have been raised as general store owners. Seed out, an... Read more
Pakistan cancels first OIC Comstech summit over ‘security concerns’
 Pakistan has informed the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) that it cannot hold the first ever Comstech summit for security reasons. Pakistan had offered to host the summit in 2013 and the event was to be held next month. Thirty-six member states have already confirmed their participation. The summit... Read more