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...
Hezbollah insists ‘presence in Syria greater than ever before’
The head of Lebanon’s Hezbollah movement said earlier today that his group was fighting a “critical and definitive battle” in Syria with a greater presence than ever before. Hassan Nasrallah spoke during an event commemorating the death of leading Hezbollah figure Hassan Hussein al-Hajj, known as Abu Muhammad. According... Read more
Man killed by falling concrete block from Rawalpindi Metro Bus bridge
A  piece of a concrete block from the newly built Rawalpindi Metro Bridge fell on his head of a pedestrian. According to rescue sources, a block fell on the head of a pedestrian,  he sustained serious wounds and died while being shifted to the hospital. While talking to a... Read more
Red handed:Doctor caught sexually molesting female patients
A criminal case was registered against a doctor earlier today after he was caught sexually harassing female patients on camera in his office at King Abdullah Teaching Hospital. Police quoted Sohail, a resident of Mansehra city, as saying over 25 video clips were leaked which caught the hospital’s medical... Read more
Its official: Arnold to make Bollywood debut in Rajini Film
Hollywood’s penultimate ‘Terminator’  Arnold Schwarzenegger has agreed to act in the upcoming Bollywood flick Robot 2. According to an Indian news agency (INA), the producers of Robot 2 are searching for big names to star in the films. Shankar’s Rajinikanth starrer Enthiran (Robot in Hindi, Robo in Telugu), was... Read more
Repeated school bombings fail to deter girl students
Though terrorists bombed their school many times, the resolve of the students of the Government Girls Higher Secondary School, Samand Khan village, to get education has not been shaken in the least. The schoolgirls totaling over 500 have long been attending classes under the shade of trees and huts... Read more
“Big advantage is we are not 1-0 down”: Misbahul Haq
Pakistan captain Misbahul Haq on Saturday said he was relieved that Pakistan were not trailing in the series against England where the visitors had to play a draw with only 25 runs remaining for victory as Pakistan managed to snatch a draw from the jaws of certain victory. “I... Read more
False Pretext! Blair committed UK to Iraq war a full year before invasion
The former British prime minister Tony Blair was committed to joining the United States in the Iraq war at least a year before the 2003 invasion, documents obtained by a Sunday newspaper have disclosed. The revelations focus on a memo written by former US secretary of state Colin Powell... Read more
Spacial Forces: Joint exercises with Saudi Arabia begin tomorrow
Pakistani and Saudi special forces will begin 12-day counter-terrorism exercises from Monday onwards. The exercises, codenamed Al-Shahab I, will be held at the National Counter-terrorism Training Centre (NCTC), near Kharian. A contingent of 57 Saudi personnel arrived here on Saturday to take part in the exercises which would conclude... Read more
“Inviting Arabs to hunt critically endangered species is pillar of foreign policy”: Govt
The federal government has asked the Supreme Court to reconsider a ban on hunting the critically endangered Houbara Bustard by foreign dignitaries. It claimed that the restriction was adversely affecting the country’s already-weakened relations with the Gulf states in the wake of turmoil in the region. “The petition involved... Read more
“US should not escalate regional instability”: Sartaj Aziz
The Adviser to the PM on National Security and Foreign Affairs Sartaj Aziz has said that, “the United States should not escalate instability in the region.” In a media interview on Saturday, he said that Pakistan qualified for becoming a member of the (prestigious) Nuclear Suppliers Group. He assured... Read more
India’s RAW plots to kill PM Nawaz claims Punjab Home Department
The Punjab home department has issued a chilling warning that India’s Research & Analysis Wing (RAW) has planned an assassination plot against the Pakistani Premier. After issuance of warning letter law enforcement and intelligence authorities have tightened the security of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and other high-profile personalities. The Punjab Home... Read more
Local industry protection: 10% regulatory duty imposed on cotton yarn imports
The government has decided in effect to impose a 10% regulatory duty on imports of cotton yarn, grey and processed fabric, particularly from India. This has been done to protect the domestic industry from dumping of cheap raw material. The move pushes effective duty on the import of these... Read more
Massive curruption: ANP senator Sitara Ayaz takes refuge in Parliament Lodges after facing Rs1bn graft charges
The Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa Ehtesab Commission has reportedly sought assistance of the Federal Govt to arrest Senator Sitara Ayaz of the Awami National Party (ANP). According to Nasir Durrani, Inspector General (IG) Islamabad, an action inside the lawmakers’ official residential area requires permission from the chairman of the upper house. IG Islamabad... Read more