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...
‘Extortion group’ behind Baldia factory fire claims JIT report
 A report by a Joint Investigation Team (JIT) has revealed that an (unnamed) extortion group was behind the arson attack that led to the country’s deadliest factory fire claiming 259 lives. The JIT investigating the 2012 factory fire in Karachi’s Baldia Town have prepared an initial report after recording... Read more
The Banana duo all set to star in ‘Quetta’
Murtaza and Faysal Chaudary of the ‘Banana News Network’ fame are going to feature on the big screen. Their upcoming venture Quetta is centered on the survival story of three men. With Murtaza donning the director’s cap and also doing screenplay, Faysal is at the helm for the film’s... Read more
Indian air force allows women fighter jet pilots
India has finally allowed women pilots to fly fighter jets in  actual combat, claimed its air force chief Several countries, from the United States (US) to Israel, and even neighbouring Pakistan, have women flying their fighter planes, but India’s military has kept them out of that role, as well... Read more
Meet the man propelling Pakistan into the digital age
I’m waiting for my interview with Dr Umar Saif, chairman of the Punjab Information Technology Board (PITB), outside his offices on the 11th floor of a glistening building in the heart of Lahore. There is an air of nervous trepidation – it is my first time interviewing someone associated... Read more
‘Uff’ we will look good in Raees: Shah Rukh confides to Mahira
Mahira is a huge fan of King Khan. She was one among many who gushed over the SRK-Kajol still from the sets of their upcoming film. The Bollywood megastar, who recently wrapped up a schedule for Raees alongside the Pakistani actress, replied to her assuring that the duo will also... Read more
This year’s Nobel Peace Prize goes to Tunisian ‘National Dialogue Quartet’
Tunisia’s National Dialogue Quartet won the Nobel Peace Prize earlier today  for its contribution to building democracy after the Jasmine Revolution in 2011, the Nobel Committee said in a statement issued today.. The quartet is made up of the Tunisian General Labour Union (UGTT), the Tunisian Confederation of Industry, Trade... Read more
Petition in IHC demands Nawaz should raise Dr Aafia issue with Obama
 The Islamabad High Court (IHC) earlier today sought comments from the government over a petition asking for Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif to raise the issue of releasing Dr Aafia Siddiqui during his upcoming visit to the United States. Aafia, a Pakistani neuroscientist, is serving an 86-year prison sentence in US... Read more
Saudi Brutality: Employer chops off Indian maid’s hand
A maid from India’s Tamil Nadu state  had her hand chopped off by her Saudi employer for daring to  complain about her work conditions. Following news of the attack, India said earlier today it had lodged a protest with authorities in Riyadh. India’s foreign minister deplored a “brutal” attack... Read more
The Kasuri files: Dehli accepts secret Kashmir draft, Balochistan link
The Indian Express reported earlier yesterday the handing over of a secret draft agreement on Jammu and Kashmir by the outgoing Indian prime minister to the current one in May last year. The popular newspaper “The Hindu” flashed the picture of a man who claims to be the representative... Read more
Qatari princeling gets jail for sexually assaulting underage girls
A Prague court has convicted a Qatari royal family member of sexually abusing minors and sentenced him to 11 months and eight days in prison. Hamad bin Abdallah bin Thani Al Thani was convicted in 2005 of sexually abusing underage girls in the Czech Republic and sentenced to 30... Read more
Punjab govt trying to influence NA-122 poll: PTI
The Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) has written a letter to the Election Commission of Pakistan. They have accused the Pakistan Muslim League – Nawaz (PML-N) led Punjab government of trying to influence the upcoming by-election in Lahore’s NA-122 constituency. In the letter, written by PTI senior leader Dr Shireen Mazari and... Read more
Zain murder case: 3 more witnesses repudiate statements
Three more witnesses in the murder case of 13-year-old Zain Rauf deviated from their statements in the anti-terrorism court (ATC) earlier today.. The witnesses refused to identify Zain Kanju who is the main accused in the case. Till date, nine witnesses in the case have deviated from their statements... Read more
Karachi: CTD nabs target killers, extortionists
The Sindh Police Counter Terrorism Department (CTD) earlier today arrested a wanted target killer involved in around 10 murders as well as multiple cases of extortion in Karachi. The arrest was made from the Parking Plaza located in Saddar, Karachi. The CTD officials recovered weapons from the accused, identified... Read more
Coca-Cola decides to invest $350m in Pakistan
A delegation of the Coca-Cola Company, led by its President Eurasia and Africa Group Nathan Kalumbu, met Finance Minister Ishaq Dar earlier yesterday and briefed him about the future company’s investment plans for Pakistan. The finance minister said the government offers a liberal investment regime and facilitates all foreign... Read more