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...
10 companies of army, Rangers to be deployed on Muharram duty
The Punjab government is all set to aquire six companies of the Pakistan Army and four companies of Rangers to maintain law and order situation in district of Rawalpind . The government has asked the local administration and police in the Rawalpindi division’s four districts – Attock, Chakwal, Jhelum and... Read more
Lady drivers: Pink rickshaws take Lahore by storm
The Environment Protection Foundation (TEPF) arranged a rally of lady driven Pink Rickshaws on The Mall on Saturday to raise awareness about women entrepreneurs. “A rickshaw can be a means for earning a livelihood for a woman,” said Zar Aslam, the TEPF CEO. She said that women were harassed... Read more
NA-122 by-poll: PTI, PML-N supporters fistfight outside polling stations
Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) and Pakistan Muslim League – Nawaz (PML-N) workers and supporters came face to face and scuffled outside several polling stations of Lahore’s NA-122 constituency  mere hours after polling began for by-election on the seat on Sunday morning. According to media reports, the first scuffle was reported... Read more
A daring woman:’Bhai jan’ Shamim Akhter
“I AM MBBF, Matric bar bar fail,” laughs Shamim Akhter. Sitting in her small 10×12 drawing room in her lower-middle-class house in a rural suburb of Islamabad called Ali Pur Farrash, she exudes confidence. Most of the space in this room is taken up by two steel-frame beds. A... Read more
Injured Azhar ruled out of first Test against England
Pakistan have suffered an injury setback going into the first Test against England, which begins in Abu Dhabi from Monday. This is due to the fact that the in-form batsman Azhar Ali has been ruled out of the opener after failing to recover from a foot infection in time.... Read more
Lohi Bher: A neglected  Wildlife Park
Spread over 687 acres near the twin cities of Rawalpindi and Islamabad on Islamabad Expressway, the Lohi Bher wildlife park was established in 1992 to provide recreational facilities to residents. But due to the Punjab government’s apathy, now the facility presents a picture of neglect. The only attraction in... Read more
Polling currently underway for by-elections on NA-122, NA-144 and PP-147
 Polling began at 8:00AM for by-election on the National Assembly’s NA-122 (Lahore), NA-144 (Okara) and the Punjab Assembly’s PP-147 seats on Sunday. The voting process was scheduled to continue uninterrupted until 5:00PM for the biggest by-elections in Pakistan’s history that is likely to decide the future course of the... Read more
govt forms oversight committee to implement tax reforms
 The government on Saturday constituted an oversight committee to implement tax reforms. It particularly emphasized reforms proposed by the Tax Reforms Commission (TRC), which have so far been blocked by the Federal Board of Revenue (FBR). Finance Minister Ishaq Dar constituted the seven-member committee to be headed by Special... Read more
Air China expanding to Pakistan
 Pakistan will soon be in Air China’s  wide international network which already has a  significant focus on connecting passengers to North America, officials said on Saturday. The Chinese national flag carrier will be starting a new service on the Beijing-Islamabad-Karachi sector from October 26 in hopes of capturing a... Read more