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...
Shoaib Malik announces retirement from Test cricket format
Former Pakistan captain Shoaib Malik announced his formal retirement from Test cricket after he failed in the second innings of the third Test against England in Sharjah earlier yesterday The 33-year-old only made a comeback in the longer format of the game after five years in the first Test... Read more
“Pakistan ready to resume dialogue with India”: Tariq Fatemi
Special Assistant to Prime Minister on Foreign Affairs Tariq Fatemi said earlier today that, “Pakistan is ready to hold dialogue with India on all outstanding issues.” “It is a reality that Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif desires cordial relations with India,” Fatemi said while addressing a seminar on ‘Pakistan India... Read more
Goodwill gesture: Pakistan donates planeload of wheat to Afghanistan
On the express instructions of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and also as a gesture of goodwill with neigbouring Afghanistan, the Government of Pakistan donated a planeload of wheat to Afghanistan on 30 October 2015 to help mitigate the food shortage in Afghanistan. Pakistan’s Ambassador to Kabul handed over the... Read more
Smuggled Saker falcon refuses to leave Imran Khan
The Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa government is on the offensive as regards wildlife conservation and has launched a crackdown on illegal hunting and smuggling of rare birds as Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf chairman Imran Khan was filmed releasing Saker falcons earlier today. In a video released on Twitter, the PTI chairman is seen releasing... Read more
India honours Bilquis Edhi with Mother Teresa Award
Bilquis Edhi, the wife of world renowned social worker and humanist Abdul Sattar Edhi of Edhi Foundation, has been selected for Mother Teresa Memorial International Award-2015 for sheltering Geeta, a deaf and mute Indian girl who was stranded in Pakistan. “In view of the noble and humanitarian act of... Read more
India attempted to attack Army post in 2013: Senate informed
The Senate of Pakistan earlier today was given a briefing about the ongoing operation Zabr-e-Azb, as well as the different gains and losses maid fending off attacks on the motherland. The written reply was presented by the Defence Ministry. The Senate session was presided over by the Chairman Senate... Read more
Parliamentary panel approves death penalty, life imprisonment for rapists of children
A parliamentary panel approved earlier today, life imprisonment or death penalty for a child’s rapist, in what is being hailed as a piece of historic legislation. “Whosoever commits an offence under sub-section (1) of section 376 against a woman when she is under 14 years of age shall be... Read more
Tribal journalist Zaman Mehsud murdered in Tank KPK
Senior journalist Zaman Mehsud of the tribal areas was killed earlier yesterday when unidentified gunmen opened on him in Tank area of Khyber Pahktunkhwa. Police said Mehsud was riding a motorcycle in Dibra area of Tank when he was attacked by the gunmen. According to police, Mehsud was shot... Read more
Woman burnt to death for refusing marriage proposal
A young Pakistani woman died earlier today after a rejected suitor set her ablaze for refusing his marriage proposal, a doctor said. Sonia Bibi, 20, was admitted to hospital last month, where she told police that her former lover Latif Ahmed had doused her with petrol and set her... Read more
“Nobody can stop Pakistani actors from working in Bollywood” Insists Salman Khan
India’s NDTV reported the the “Dabang” Mega Star Salman Khan as saying, “If someone wants a Pakistani actor who can portray a role better, nobody can put a constraint. Bollywood has a huge number of fans in Pakistan and earns a good share of income from the neighbouring country.” Salman... Read more
PML-N worker shot dead in PTI-PML-N clash
For the third consecutive day, members of the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) and the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) fought pitched battles earlier yesterday, leaving at least one PML-N worker dead. PML-N MNA Muhammad Farooq’s relative Mushtaq Ahmad was gunned down and two others injured in Miani village. A PML-N activist... Read more
SC upholds LHC ban on media blackout  of Altaf Hussain
 The Supreme Court earlier today, maintained an earlier decision by the Lahore High Court (LHC) effectively restricting the media from broadcasting or publishing the photos, speeches or political activities of Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) Altaf Hussain. The MQM chief had challenged LHC decision in the apex court. The appeal,... Read more
Pemra bans broadcasters from giving coverage to 72 banned outfits
Pakistani authorities earlier yesterday called on broadcasters to refrain from providing coverage to dozens of banned insurgent groups, including an organisation allegedly tied to the 2008 Mumbai attacks, as officials widened their crackdown against militants inside the country. The order follows the introduction earlier this year of the National... Read more
Govt demands explanation from PCB on Indian visit
The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) officials’ recent troubled visit to India has taken a fresh turn as the Ministry of Inter Provincial Coordination (IPC) has sought an explanation from the board on whether its ill-planned trip was backed and supported by the authorities concerned in Pakistan. In an explanation... Read more