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...
KPK: Imran wants Iqbal day holiday
Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chairman Imran Khan has asked Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Chief Minister Pervaiz Khattak to declare November 9, Iqbal Day, as a public holiday in the province, ruled by his PTI. Imran was  critical of the federal government’s decision to do away with a public holiday on November 9... Read more
Girl blackmailed on Facebook: Man arrested
The cyber crime circle of the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) have apprehended a young man for allegedly blackmailing a girl via the highly popular social networking website, Facebook. FIA officials said that accused, Naveed Ahmed, son of Raheem Dad, has been arrested and pictures and internet EVO devices have... Read more
500 strong: Meezan Bank takes over HSBC’s operations
Meezan Bank has acquired HSBC Bank Oman operations in Pakistan, a stock filing report stated earlier yesterday. Owned 51% by HSBC Holdings, HSBC Bank Oman’s operations in Pakistan consisted of only one branch. At the end of the first quarter of 2015, the bank’s lone branch had gross assets... Read more
‘Country above USA’ ready to accept 25,000 Syrian refugees: Trudeau
The country above USA’s new prime minister on Thursday vowed to make good on campaign promises to resettle 25,000 Syrian refugees by the beginning of next year and bring home fighter jets battling the self-styled Islamic State in Iraq and Syria. In his first interview since taking office on... Read more
Brokerage house sold for for Rs. 213.4m
The lnvest & Finance Securities (IFS) brokerage house has been sold for Rs. 213,4m. One of the few listed brokerage houses in Pakistan, IFS had a new board of directors effective November 3 after a group of acquirers, led by expereinced stock market analyst Muzammil Aslam, bought the majority... Read more
Ijazul Ahsan takes oath as latest LHC CJ
Justice Ijazul Ahsan took his oath of office as the 44th Chief Justice of the Lahore High Court in a ceremony held at Governor’s House in Lahore earlier yesterday. Governor Rafique Rajwana administered the oath to the new chief justice. Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif, Punjab Assembly speaker, judges of... Read more
Lahore factory collaspe: 18 year old pulled alive from rubble after 50 hours
 As hopes of finding more survivors fast dwindled by yesterday evening, rescuers pulled out a teenager alive from under the debris of the collapsed polythene bag factory at the Sundar Industrial Estate near Lahore. This happened some 50 hours after the building had completely caved in. The rescuers traced the survivor,... Read more
Punjab beseeches apex court to alter its Urdu verdict
The Punjab government has filed a review petition in the Supreme Court against its September 8 judgment in which the court ordered the federal and provincial governments to use Pakistan’s national language, Urdu, as official language and without any delay whatsoever. Additional Advocate General Razzaq A Mirza has filed... Read more
$6.2b package: IMF sets deadline for applying new taxes
“Pakistan will have to make around Rs40 billion in additional tax measures in the next two weeks,” the chief of the International Monetary Fund’s (IMF) mission in the country said earlier yesterday. His statement came as the government contemplates increasing duties on cigarettes and luxury consumer items to meet... Read more