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...
9/11 attack partially funded from India, claims former New Delhi police chief
In a shocking revelation, a former Indian top police officer has claimed part of the funding for 9/11 attacks in the US came from India. Neeraj Kumar who worked for India’s premier law enforcement agency, Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI), and retired as Delhi Police commissioner in 2013, said... Read more
SHC siege: IGP Jamali to be indicted for contempt of court on Nov 25
Karachi: The Sindh High Court (SHC) on Wednesday turned down the unconditional apologies of Inspector General Police (IGP) Ghulam Haider Jamali and 15 other police officials, and decided to indict them on contempt of court charges on November 25. Former Sindh home minister Zulfiqar Mirza is seeking contempt proceedings... Read more
Shunning protocol, Obama interviews Alibaba billionaire Ma
Manila : US President Barack Obama took time off at an Asia-Pacific summit on Wednesday for an unusual task – putting questions to Chinese internet billionaire Jack Ma and a young Filipina entrepreneur on government-business ties in a panel discussion. Obama joked comfortably with the eccentric founder and executive... Read more
SC issues arrest warrants for PML-N MNA
Islamabad: The Supreme Court issued on Wednesday arrest warrants for Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) MNA Chaudhry Abid Raza for involvement in the murder of six people in Gujrat. The PML-N MNA who had won NA-107 Gujrat 4 election during the May 2013 general elections was awarded death penalty by an... Read more
ECP moves summary to postpone UC elections in eight districts of Sindh
Islamabad/Karachi: The Election Commission of Pakistan has decided to postpone the union council elections in 8 districts of Sindh and has dispatched a summary to the effect for approval to the Chief Election Commissioner. The districts where elections in certain union councils are likely to be postponed include Hyderabad,... Read more
Torn pages of Holy Quran thrown at door of US mosque
In a shocking incident of Islamophobia in the aftermath of terror attacks in Paris, torn pages of the Holy Quran were found on Monday at the door of a mosque in an Austin suburb in Texas. “Someone had torn apart a Quran and dumped a large amount of feces... Read more
‘Pakistan is the highlight of my travels’
Karachi: Little schoolgirls resembling dolls in their pretty dresses all had their eyes focused on that little green dot in the sky as it got bigger and bigger. There were cheers and clapping all around when the British/New Zealander pilot, Tracey Curtis-Taylor, landed, took off her goggles and cap... Read more
Pakistani doctor acquitted of ‘molesting’ minor girl on US flight
Chicago: A US judge acquitted a Pakistani physician of all charges stemming from allegations he inappropriately touched a girl travelling alone on an American Airlines flight from New York City to Chicago. Both Muhammad Asif Chaudhry, 57, and the school-aged girl took the stand during the two-day bench trial... Read more
Criminal justice system reforms package prepared: Police to lodge FIR only after probe
Islamabad: The prime minister’s legal team has prepared a package of legal reforms to overhaul the country’s criminal justice system besides checking massive civil litigation and improving the highly exploitative existing First Information Report (FIR) scheme. Sources said the package included a change in the present law to ensure... Read more
Novelist Ishtiaq Ahmed passes away in Karachi
Karachi: Popular Urdu novelist and story writer Ishtiaq Ahmed passed away in Karachi on Tuesday, he was 74. Ishtiaq Ahmed, who entertained a generation of young Pakistanis with his popular Inspector Jamshed, Inspector Kamran Mirza and Shoki Brothers series of suspense novels died of a heart attack in Karachi.... Read more
Adnan Sami yet to renounce Pakistani citizenship
Islamabad: India-based singer and musician Adnan Sami Khan is yet to meet procedural requirements for the renunciation of his Pakistan nationality, sources said on Tuesday. “Pakistan’s High Commission in New Delhi has just sent us Adnan Sami’s Pakistani passport but not the documents that are needed to start the... Read more
‘Two militants’ killed, three arrested in north Paris shootout
Paris: Three people were arrested during a police assault in north Paris targeting the suspected mastermind of Friday’s attacks, police said. Two others were killed following the dawn raids, including a woman who blew herself up, as loud explosions and automatic weapon fire were heard in the centre of Saint-Denis... Read more
Urwa in Mumbai to sign Bollywood film?
Urwa has landed in Mumbai. An Instagram post — showing the Pakistani starlet in India’s entertainment capital — created quite a buzz on social media on Tuesday. Posted by Hello Pakistan, the photo carried a caption which read: “We’ll soon be breaking very exciting news.” What could it be?... Read more
Australia’s first Muslim political party launched
Australia’s first party representing Muslims, the Australian Muslim Party (AMP) was launched on Tuesday. It intends to contest senate seats in the next federal election. Sydney resident, 34-year-old businessman Diaa Mohamed unveiled the AMP, and is confident of signing up to 500 members needed to allow it to register... Read more