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...
PM announces building of Skardu-Gilgit road
Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif earlier today announced the  initiation of the construction of a high quality road from Skardu to Gilgit, at a cost of Rs 50 billion. Sharif was addressing a gathering after witnessing the oath-taking ceremony of the fifth Governor of Gilgit Baltistan Mir Ghazanfar Ali Khan... Read more
Muslim teen clock maker seeks $15m in false bomb incident
Attorneys for a 14-year-old Muslim boy arrested after the homemade clock he took to his Dallas-area school was mistaken for a possible bomb said earlier yesterday he was “publicly mistreated and deserves $15 million”. A law firm representing Ahmed Mohamed sent letters Monday demanding $10 million from the city... Read more
Sindh govt announces public holiday on Friday for Shah Bhitai Urs:
Sindh government has announced a public holiday on Friday (November 27) due to Shah Abdul Latif Bhitai’s Urs. Notification to the above effect has been issued, according to which, Sind government offices, schools, colleges, universities and other educational institutions will remain closed on Friday. The three-day Urs of Shah... Read more
Nuclear club may include India, but risks Pakistan’s anger
International diplomats have quietly launched a new effort to induct India into a club of nuclear trading nations, but rather than increasing stability in South Asia, the move could escalate strains with rival Pakistan. The chairman of the Nuclear Suppliers Group (NSG) visited New Delhi recently to meet Foreign... Read more
After nukes, AQ Khan takes on female menopause in Pakistan
Years ago, former Pakistani Nuclear weapons building scientist Khan had publicly announced he had undergone a vasectomy, a surgical procedure for male sterilisation in Dubai, and recently the nuclear scientist has taken the initiative to create awareness regarding menopause. “Menopause is a very important period in a woman’s life,” Khan... Read more
Ex-Indian PM’s son donates half a dozen flags to Quaid-e-Azam House
Senior Indian politician Anil Kumar Shastri earlier yesterday visited the Quaid-e-Azam House, near Flagstaff House, in the megalopolis of Karachi and donated six Pakistani flags. Shastri, who is the son of former Indian premier Lal Bahadur Shastri, arrived in Karachi on Saturday on what is his maiden tour of Pakistan.... Read more
Pakistani cameraman wins Rory Peck Award in UK
Famous Pakistani cameraman Haider Ali was awarded the Rory Peck Award 2015 in a grand ceremony in London on Wednesday. The Rory Peck is an international NGO based in London and is dedicated to supporting and assisting freelance news-gatherers worldwide. The award honours the work of freelance cameramen in news and... Read more
Female pilot dies as PAF trainer jet crashes near Mianwali
Islamabad: Pakistan Air Force (PAF) Flying Officer Marium Mukhtiar became the first female pilot to have died on a mission when a PAF trainer jet crashed near Kundian, Mianwali, Tuesday afternoon. A PAF FT-7PG flown by Squadron Leader Saqib Abbasi and co-pilot Flying Officer Marium Mukhtiar was on a... Read more
Karachi: Over 50 suspects apprehanded during action against miscreants
Sindh Rangers and police, in joint operation against criminals, detained more than 50 suspects and seized weapons during raids in different areas of the metropolis. On a tip-off, the paramilitary force and police carried out door-to-door search operation and arrested more than 10 suspects. The LEAs personnel also recovered... Read more
Turkey shoots down Russian military plane on Syria border
Ankara: Turkey on Tuesday shot down a Russian military plane on the Syrian border, local media reported, citing military sources. A plane exploded in the air and the fireball fell on a Turkmen mountain on the Syrian side of the border, CNN-Turk and NTV televisions reported. A Turkish government official... Read more
Thirsty for fame: Pakistan’s camel-mounted military bagpipe band
Moj Garh: A haunting peal reminiscent of the Scottish Highlands reverberates across Pakistan’s inhospitable Cholistan desert the nation’s first camel-mounted military bagpipe band marches, noses in the air. With scarlet and gold uniforms in sharp contrast to the dichromatic landscape of beige and green, the camels’ tails switch in... Read more
Moroccan woman mistaken for Europe’s first female suicide bomber
In a case of mistaken identity, the images of Europe’s first female suicide bomber which surfaced on the internet last week have been found to belong to a woman in Morocco who is very much alive. The photos, allegedly of suicide bomber Hasna Ait Bouchalen who died during the... Read more
Disabled man to be hanged as Pakistan nears 300th execution
Islamabad: Abdul Basit, a paraplegic who developed tubercular (TB) meningitis while on death row, and was convicted of murder in 2009, is scheduled for execution tomorrow (Nov 25). Amnesty International claims it has recorded 299 executions since the death penalty was controversially reinstated following a Taliban mass killing at... Read more
US issues global travel alert due to ‘increased terrorist threats’
Washington, DC: The United States issued a worldwide travel alert on Monday warning American citizens of “increased terrorist threats” in the wake of the Paris attacks. A massive manhunt is underway in France and Belgium for Belgian-born Salah Abdeslam, suspected of playing a role in the coordinated shooting and suicide... Read more