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...
Karachi violence:  2 cops murdered
Unknown gunmen shot and murdered two policemen earlier today within the precincts of the Sachal Police Station. According to police, four men on two motorcycles sprayed Ali Raza and Jaffar with bullets and fled the scene after collecting the official arms of the cops. The police have found nine... Read more
Watch mobile phone footage of a concert hall building in Paris, where terrorists killed over 150 people in terrorist attacks. This was the worst attack on French soil since the second World War Read: Paris Attacks: more than 140 fear dead, 8 Terrorists killed after shootings and explosions stun France Read more
Court orders arrest of well known arms dealer Zahid Moiwala
The Customs court in Karachi has ordered the arrest of Zahid Motiwala an arms dealer who supplied weapons to the terrorists who carried out the Safoora Goth. His outlet Guns and Ammo is a known haunt of the elite in Karachi’s upscale defense locality. According to Police sources, the... Read more
Onset of winter:PM assures homes destroyed by earthquake will be restored before soon
 Prime Minister Mian Nawaz Sharif earlier today visited the quake affected areas of Swat where he was briefed on the ongoing relief operations. The prime minister visted Barikot where he addressed victims of the earthquake. Quick decisions by the government have made it possible to complete the first phase... Read more
Precautionary measure: Britain’s Gatwick Airport evacuates entire terminal
Britain’s Gatwick Airport evacuated its North Terminal as a precautionary measure due to an incident, the London airport’s twitter feed said earlier today. The evacuation came amid heightened security after attacks in Paris left more than 120 people dead on Friday and Britain’s Prime Minister David Cameron convened a... Read more
At least 140 people massacred in Paris terror attacks, ISIL terror group claims responsibility
In the deadliest ever attack on french soil since World War II, a wave of coordinated attacks left more than 140 dead in scenes of carnage in Paris earlier yesterday. The self-styled Islamic State militant group has claimed responsibility for the attacks. The assailants struck at least six very... Read more
ZEBRA Poetry Film Fest screened at T2F
Film and poetry aficionados were treated to a veritable buffet of fine short films from the critically acclaimed ZEBRA Poetry Film Festival screened at T2F yesterday evening. The event was part of the ongoing poetry project initiated by the Goethe Institut. Introducing the films to the audience, Goethe Institut Director... Read more
Gen Raheel to focus on Afghanistan in US trip
The army chief Gen Raheel Sharif is expected to mainly concentrate on Afghanistan during his coming visit to the United States. During his stay in the US, from Nov 15 to 20, the COAS will meet senior officials at the Pentagon and the State Department, according to officials making... Read more
3 Pakistan companies upgraded on investors’ index
The  MSCI announced earlier today the inclusion of three Pakistani companies into the MSCI Small Frontier Markets Small Cap Index. MSCI is a leading provider of international investment decision support tools. International institutional investors use different MSCI indices — such as frontier, emerging, China and US markets – to... Read more
Zarb-e-Azb to cost Rs.190 billion, Finance Czar Dar tells Senate
The federal Finance Minister Ishaq Dar told the upper house earlier yesterday that Operation Zarb-e-Azb will cost the national kitty up to Rs190 billion. Some Rs45 billion rupees were spent last year while another Rs100 billion were allocated for this fiscal year and Rs45 billion will be allocated next... Read more
Strong 7.0-magnitude quake hits off Japan coast
A powerful 7.0-magnitude temblor shook  the southwestern coast of Japan early morning today, authorities said, with a small tsunami observed on one island but no major damage reported. The US Geological Survey (USGS) put the epicentre of the shallow quake about 160 kilometres from the town of Makurazaki in... Read more
Kasur child porn scandal storm in a teacup? JIT
A Joint Investigation Team (JIT) has toned down the child pornography scandal that broke out in Kasur three months ago and shook the whole country, blaming rights groups and the media for creating hype around the case and playing into the hands of the accused party’s foes for political... Read more
Kuwait’s ‘Agility’ withdraws case against Pakistan
Just days befre hearing, the Kuwait-based Agility Private Limited Company has withdrawn a case it filed in the International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID) against Pakistan seeking $650 million in compensation – a decision that may have implications on an inquiry by National Accountability Bureau (NAB). The... Read more
Pakistan, Tajikistan in agreement over revivial of talks on trade pact
Pakistan has yet again conveyed its absolute willingness to Tajikistan for early conclusion of a trilateral transit trade agreement which would help exchange of goods with the landlocked country via Afghanistan, a senior official said earlier yesterday. The talks on the agreement were suspended in April this year after... Read more