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...
Sargodha: Police arrest Christian healer for blasphemy
The Punjab police have arrested a Christian faith healer under the country’s highly controversial blasphemy laws for having Quranic verses on a sword he used to treat his clients, officials said earlier today. Naveed John was arrested in the agricultural town of Sargodha, some 175 kilometres southwest of Islamabad,... Read more
“Taliban hid in bombed hospital,” Afghan Defence Minister
Afghanistan’s acting Defence Minister says the hospital that was bombed by United States (US) forces was being used by insurgents who were fighting government forces. Masoom Stanekzai said earlier today that Taliban insurgents and possibly Pakistani operatives had used the Doctors Without Borders (MSF) facility in the city of... Read more
Hindu extremists throw ink on Indian Kashmir’s lawmaker
Members of a Hindu extremist group threw  black ink on Indian-held Kashmir independent lawmaker Engineer Rashid outside the New Delhi Press Club. ANI reported that the fringe group Hindu Sena has claimed responsibility for the attack. Further, the Press Trust of India reported two people have been detained for the attack. “People talk... Read more
Meera runs away with Rs0.7m
Meera supposedly left a stage drama in the middle of its run and absconded with Rs0.7 million. This was claimed by Zawar Baloch, the director and producer of the play titled Makhan Malaiyan. Baloch claimed the queen of controversy had signed a contract to act in the play during its... Read more
Waqar promises Pakistan will bounce back after first Test scare
The incumbent Head coach Waqar Younis vowed that Pakistan will bounce back from almost losing the first Test, saying on Sunday that “it was unacceptable to allow underdogs England to threaten a win.” Pakistan were lucky not to go 1-0 down in the three-match series in Abu Dhabi on... Read more
Teenager hangs himself after losing ‘dearly beloved’
A teenaged boy supposedly committed suicide in Bahlak police precinct on Sunday allegedly over lost love. The SHO said the boy’s love interest had been engaged to another man and distraught at this, he took his life. The 18-year-old boy, a resident of Chak 597-GB, had fallen in love... Read more
Resolution submitted in Punjab Assembly demanding Shiv Sena be declared terror outfit
A Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) lawmaker submitted a resolution in the Punjab Assembly effectively  condemning the activities of hardline Hinduvta organisation ‘Shiv Sena’. The resolution, submitted by the PPP’s Faiza Malik, states that the activities of Shiv Sena have put at risk the safety of Muslims and followers of... Read more
US F-16 attacked and nearly destroyed by Taliban-claimed fire in Afghanistan
A United States (US) F-16 was was attacked and struck by enemy fire in eastern Afghanistan in a rare instance of an advanced fighter jet coming under attack by insurgents, military officials have confirmed to AFP. The $100 million jet sustained significant damage which forced it to jettison its... Read more
Zulfiqar Mirza announces formation of new political party
Former Sindh home minister Dr. Zulfiqar Mirza and ex stalwart PPP leader has announced his decision to form a new political party. The former Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) leader, who developed differences with its co-chairperson, Asif Ali Zardari, has been quite vocal against some of the party’s policies and... Read more
EX BBC journalist found hanged at Istanbul airport
A former BBC journalist, Jacky Sutton, was found dead in a toilet at Istanbul’s Ataturk Airport under highly mysterious circumstances, as par a report published on the BBC website. The 50-year-old woman is believed to have been working as the acting Iraq director for the Institute for War and... Read more
UK to confiscate teenagers’ passports to stop them joining militants
British parents worried that their 16 and 17-year-old children might travel to Syria or Iraq under the influence of militants will be able to formally apply to have their passports removed. The measure is aimed at disrupting a steady stream of young Britons lured by the self-styled Islamic State’s... Read more
Mumbai policemen, ask them to ‘go back to Pakistan’ beat up Muslim teenagers
Two Muslim teenagers were allegedly brutally assaulted by Mumbai police and told to go ‘back to Pakistan’. Although Mumbai police ordered a probe into the allegations, the officers insist the young men were taken to the police station after creating a ruckus and assaulting a policeman. Asif and Danish... Read more
Pakistan stands proud as student duo steals limelight at CERN
With Pakistan becoming the first associate member of the European Organisation for Nuclear Research among Asian countries this year, young scientists from the country have already started to make their presence felt. A graduate of the National University of Science and Technology (Nust) stood first at the summer internship programme... Read more
“Pakistan is a responsible sovereign nuclear state”: PM Nawaz
Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif claimed  on Sunday that “Pakistan is a responsible sovereign nuclear state and its strategic assets are secured under a foolproof arrangement”. “Pakistan’s nuclear status is deterrence against any external aggression,” the prime minister said in a statement prior to his departure for an official visit... Read more