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...
Over 2 dozen activists protest elephant’s confinement
Approximately two dozen people staged a noisy protest at the Islamabad Zoo to pressure the Capital Development Authority (CDA) into releasing Kaavan, the lone elephant, into an international sanctuary. Kaavan, who is now 31, was recently unchained following global protests on social media, causing the prime minister to intervene.... Read more
The ‘water mafias’ that leave Karachi bone dry
In Sadiqabad and other Karachi slums, water barely flows through the pipe meant to supply the shacks packed along the rutted earth lanes. The shortage doesn’t just annoy the millions of residents in Pakistan’s largest city — this summer it exacerbated the effects of a heatwave which killed more... Read more
Poetic Justice: Father of suicide attacks in South Asia killed in blast
The man who brought suicide terrorism to South Asia, has himself died in a mine blast in Kandahar, Afghanistan. His colleagues and friends have brought his body back to Layyah where he has been buried, militant circles and his family said. Saifur Rehman Saifi, 40, was declared by General Musharraf... Read more
Gisele Marie Rocha: The veiled head banger
 The face behind the veil of this increasingly well known head banger is that of Muslim convert Gisele Marie Rocha, a Brazilian musician who lives in São Paulo and plays in her brother’s band Spectrus. “I come from a family that has always had a strong connection with culture,... Read more
Pakistani women lift 3rd gold at Asian Bench Press Championship
Pakistani women continued to perform well against athletes from 12 other countries earlier yesterday, with powerlifter Shazia Kanwal Butt winning an international gold medal at the 2015 Asian Bench Press Championships being held in Muscat, Oman. Shazia lifted the gold medal in the 84kg+ category, the third gold medal... Read more
Mina stampede: Ministry issues list of 60 Pakistani martyrs
The number of Pakistani pilgrims martyred in the stampede at Mina near the holy city of Makkah has risen to 60, the Ministry of Religious Affairs confirmed earlier today. In a list published on its website, the ministry released the names and details of the 60 Pakistanis confirmed by... Read more
Bomb blast near Bannu: pro-government tribal elder dead
A pro-government tribal elder was killed earlier today and his son was wounded when a roadside bomb hit their vehicle in the northwestern town of Bakakhel, 150 kilometres from Peshawar, police said. Malik Sayed Ali Wazir, who headed an anti-Taliban militia (tribal lashkar) in the town, died on the... Read more
Government Order muzzles Freedom of Information law
The federal government has effectively muzzled the Freedom of Information law by issuing a directive that allows all the ministries to block any information in the name of “public interest”. The directive, issued last month by the Cabinet Division, gives the federal ministries, divisions and other agencies a wide... Read more
“I always want Pakistan to win against India in cricket”: Malala Yousufzai
The world’s youngest ever Nobel Peace Prize winner Malala Yousafzai said she wanted peace between Pakistan and India but when it came to cricket, she always wanted Pakistan to win. “Yes, I want India and Pakistan to have good relations always but in cricket, I always want Pakistan to... Read more
3rd time in a row: Aamir Liaquat among 500 influential Muslims
 Broadcaster and ” self proclaimed religious scholar” Aamir Liaquat Hussain has been included in the list of the 500 most influential Muslim personalities for the third consecutive time. Declaring him one of the most famous hosts in the world, the book says Dr Aamir Liaquat rose to eminence with... Read more
Astonishing disclosure: PTI received funds ‘from Jewish, Indian lobbies’
One of the founding fathers of the Imran Khan-led Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) has alleged that the party has been receiving funds from Jewish and Indian lobbies for furthering their agendas. The allegation was levelled during a television programme by PTI’s founding member Akbar S Babar, who has submitted what he... Read more
Shoaib Malik unhappy with Pakistan’s bad-light loss against Zimbabwe
Pakistan all-rounder Shoaib Malik, who is enjoying a perfect comeback to the national team with repeated stellar performances, said that “the victory was inevitable if they had been allowed to play (their full quota of) overs”. Malik, who scored unbeaten 96 in Harare earlier yesterday, where Pakistan lost by... Read more
Gen. Raheel vows not to allow even shadow of ISIL to fall on Pakistan
 Chief of the Army Staff (COAS) General Raheel Sharif has said that his country would not allow “even a shadow” of the Daesh terror  organisation to fall on Pakistan, and termed the group a greater threat than al-Qaeda. “As far as Daesh (ISIL) is concerned, in Pakistan, even a... Read more
Standoff between PIA, pilots continues for 4th day running
The stand-off between Pakistan International (PIA) and the Pakistan Airline Pilots Association (PALPA) continued for the fourth consecutive  day today we well.  In fact  over 55 flights were cancelled by the previous afternoon and the list is expected to grow longer. Thousands of passengers who have paid good money and... Read more