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...
Faster than Google: Pakistani researcher develops software that can erase unwanted information from internet
A Pakistani researcher has developed a software that can erase unwanted information on the internet faster even than Google. Inspired by new laws in Europe as the European Union granted people the right to be forgotten, Rizwan Asghar has come up with a solution to tackle Google’s agonizingly slow... Read more
Robberies continue without respite in Karachi
Robberies and muggings continue unabated in the metropolis while the authorities claim the law and order situation has improved. However, citizens of the metropolis now expect to be deprived of their valuables at any hour of the day. Cases where citizens have been looted by armed gunmen when returning... Read more
Baloch Rebel Brahumdagh Bugti expected to end 9-year exile soon: Reports
Self-exiled Baloch Republican Army (BRA) leader Brahumdagh Bugti finally met Balochistan Chief Minister Abdul Malik Baloch in Geneva, after this meeting he is expected to return to Pakistan within months, according to media reports. While speaking to BBC  earlier yesterday, Bugti claimed that he discussed the Balochistan issue with the provincial... Read more
Govt should take heed of ISPR statement pointing at ‘incompetence’ insists PTI
Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf leader Shafqat Mehmood said earlier today that the military’s media wing’s statement a day earlier highlighted the incumbent government’s incompetence. “We have told the government to perform from time to time but they have no interest,” Mehmood said, while addressing the National Assembly. Further, the PTI leader... Read more
Its Official: Younis announces retirement from 1 day cricket format
One of Pakistan’s stellar batsman Younis Khan earlier today announced retirement from one-day cricket, making the today’s first one-day international against England as his last international outing in a limited-over match. Younis made the announcement hours before the start of the England-Pakistan encounter at the Sheikh Zayed Stadium in... Read more
Pakistan not to revoke Adnan Sami’s nationality
Pakistan so far has not revoked the nationality of the  India-based singer Adnan Sami over his alleged disrespectful behaviour towards his original national identity. Authorities have refused to issue the “renunciation of citizenship certificate” to the famous singer in a move which can hurt his efforts to adopt the... Read more
Lt-Col Zafar Abbasi Ghazi of Alpha Bravo Charlie’s Capt Kashif fame passes away
Lt-Col (retd) Zafar Abbasi Ghazi, the courageous Pakistan Army officer who lost all his limbs while serving at the worlds’ highest battlefront Siachen, passed away at the Combined Military Hospital in Rawalpindi on Saturday, family sources confirmed. The army officer’s selfless bravery was immortalized in the minds of Pakistanis... Read more
‘Dual ID card holders will be treated as criminals’: Govt
 The National Assembly Standing Committee on Interior was informed in Islamabad that criminal proceedings would be initiated against those people who were in possession of multiple ID cards, more ever the cards of such people have also been blocked. This information was shared by Interior Secretary Shahid Khan during... Read more
Karachi: Millions worth of goods destroyed in Karachi bazaar fire
A fire broke out through a used clothes bazaar in Lyari’s Agra Taj Colony earlier today, damaging four shops and destroying millions of rupees worth of merchandise. Firefighters using six fire tenders and a water bowser were quick on the spot and were able to extinguish the flames within... Read more
‘Balochistan to sign economic zone deal with China’ claim Officials
Balochistan is all set to sign a deal with China later today allotting thousands of acres of land for Beijing to develop a massive special economic zone in the deep sea port of Gwadar,  according to official sources. The 40-year lease will see the government of Balochistan hand over... Read more
Jeti Umra: Punjab govt releases Rs364 million for ruling Sharif family security
The Punjab government has already released Rs364.4 million for the Sharif family’s security in the Jati Umra town near Lahore. The funds will be used for reinforcing security and purchasing vehicles. These expenses are in addition to the funds already specified in the current budget for the security of... Read more
Speaker ignores NA: Goes to meet prime minister instead
Instead of supervising the proceedings of the house that had elected him only a day earlier, Sardar Ayaz Sadiq decided instead to pay homage to  Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif at his office, leaving the lower house of parliament in the hands of the deputy speaker yet again. Murtaza Javed... Read more
OGRA approves gas price increase once again
 The Oil and Gas Regulatory Authority (Ogra) has approved a raise in gas prices for consumers of the Sui Southern Gas Company (SSGC) and the Sui Northern Gas Pipeline Limited (SNGPL), n a bid to generate Rs55 billion to bail out gas utilities, Out of the total Rs55 billion, an... Read more
Rs2.2 bn recovery: FBR freezes PIA accounts
The Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) has attached bank accounts of Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) for recovery of an estimated Rs2.2 billion amount that was collected from passengers on behalf of the tax authority but not paid to the exchequer, sources said earlier today. They said that the accounts... Read more