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...
Kasuri insists India had planned air strikes in Pakistan after Mumbai attacks
Former foreign minister Khurshid Mahmud Kasuri has stated that, “India planned to launch air strikes on Pakistani soil following the 2008 Mumbai attacks in order to target the banned militant group Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) and Jamaatud Dawa (JuD)”, as par India news media. Talking to host Karan Thapar on India... Read more
“Afridi would struggle to find place in T20 team without captain badge”: Sarfraz Nawaz
 Former Test cricketing great Sarfraz Nawaz saidearlier today that Shahid Afridi would struggle to find a place in the T20 team if he hadn’t been made the 2016 World Twenty20 skipper. Pakistan won the recently concluded T20 series against Zimbabwe with Afridi scoring just two runs in each match. He... Read more
“If you don’t like item numbers, don’t watch them”: Sohai Ali
In a recent interview with BBC Urdu,  the item number sensation Sohai was asked about her JPNA co-star, Hamza Ali Abbasi’s condemnation of item numbers to which she replied, “I differ from his stance because I believe you can’t stop someone from doing something. You can only decide for yourself and... Read more
‘JF-17 thunder able to compete with any modern fighter jet’: Fed. Minister
The Minister for Defence Production Rana Tanveer said earlier today that, “the country is producing state of the art competitive defence products.” “The indigenously built JF-17 thunder fighter has the capability to compete with any modern fighter jet, including the F-16,” the minister said, while addressing the media after... Read more
No gas for CNG, industrial sectors in Punjab during winter
The Sui Northern Gas Pipelines Limited (SNGPL) has decided to supply gas to only domestic consumers in Punjab during the winter season, stated a spokesman for the main gas supplier in the province earlier today. The spokesman said SNGPL has sent its gas load management schedule to the petroleum ministry... Read more
Crown Plaza scam: FIA arrests EOBI deputy DG Iqbal Haider
The Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) earlier today formally arrested deputy Director-General Syed Iqbal Haider of Employees Old-Age Benefit Institution (EOBI) for his (alleged) role in the multi-million-rupee Crown Plaza scam. Haider is accused of signing papers to purchase Crown Plaza located in sector F-7 Markaz of Islamabad on the illegal... Read more
New Species: Scientists discover  ‘hog-nosed rat’ in Indonesia
 Scientists in Indonesia have discovered a new species of mammal called the hog-nosed rat, named for its features that researchers claim have hitherto never been seen before. The creature was found in a remote mountainous area on the island of Sulawesi in central Indonesia, according to Australia´s Museum Victoria... Read more
NAB filed 208 corruption cases:  Recovered Rs18 bn in 2014
 The National Accountability Bureau (NAB) filed a grand total of 208 corruption references in 2014 and recovered Rs18.83 billion of what has been described as looted public money. With the addition of Rs18.83bn last year, NAB has so far recovered Rs264.4bn since its inception, NAB chairman Qamar Zaman Chaudhry... Read more
SC asks ‘if individuals have authority to punish blasphemers’
The Supreme Court questioned earlier today whether individuals had the authority to punish a blasphemer. Hearing former elite force guard Mumtaz Qadri’s plea, a three-judge bench headed by Justice Asif Saeed Khosa said the main issue in the case is whether individuals can presume the authority to punish a blasphemer.... Read more
Wildlife department raid: 12 Laggar falcons rescued
At least 12 laggar falcons were rescued by officials of the Sindh wildlife department during a raid in the hilly areas of Jamshoro district near the Indus river. Five suspects were also detained in the raid that was conducted late on Sunday night. Acting on a tip-off, a team... Read more
“UK hacked routers to monitor Pakistan communications data” claims Snowden
Former US intelligence contractor Edward Snowden revealed earlier yesterday that the UK government acquired vast amounts of communications data from inside Pakistan by secretly hacking into routers manufactured by the US company, Cisco. In an interview with BBC’s Panorama programme, the well known whistleblower said British spies can hack... Read more
Pakistan denies man executed by Taliban was one of its spies
The Pakistan military catagoricaly denied earlier yesterday that a man shown being hanged in videos released by the Taliban was one of its intelligence officers, as the insurgents had claimed. In footage released on Sunday, the militant group hanged a man who identified himself as belonging to a Pakistan Army unit... Read more
Deja Vu: This time Bilal Asif reported for suspect bowling action
Bilal Asif, Pakistan’s top performer in the third one-day international against Zimbabwe, has been reported earlier today  for a ‘suspect bowling action’. Asif will be required to undergo an assessment test at an International Cricket Council’s (ICC) accredited laboratory within 14 days. The ICC is expected to issue a... Read more
Nandipur project: No clue in sight
Even though Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif himself proclaimed that an impartial inquiry into the alleged mismanagement of the Nandipur Power Project (NPP) will vindicate the govt, there seems to be no movement on efforts to find out what actually went wrong in the multi-billion rupee project. Former Supreme Court judge,... Read more