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...
Sucide bombers attack Indian army camp in Kashmir
A squad of suicide bombers attacked an army camp in Indian-held Kashmir. Loud explosions were heard as the attackers entered the army camp throwing grenades and firing automatic weapons in Tangdhar, 140 kilometres northwest of the main city of Srinagar. “Three to four suicide attackers entered an army unit headquarters,”... Read more
Swiss canton to fine women wearing niqab up to £6,500
New rules imposed by the local government in a Swiss state have made wearing face covering veils in public an offence, for which women will be fined. Under the new rules, women could be fined up to £6,500 if they are seen wearing veils which completely cover their faces... Read more
Army chief becomes firstever  Asian to receive Brazil’s ‘Order of Merit’ award
Army chief General Raheel Sharif was honoured  earlier today with Brazil’s coveted “Order of Merit” award. “COAS was awarded Brazil’s coveted Award “Order of Merit” in a special ceremony in recognition of his leadership for successful fight against multiple threats,” DG ISPR Lt-Gen Asim Bajwa said on Twitter. “Gen... Read more
NA-118: Election Tribunal dismisses PTI petition challenging PML-N MNA’s election
An election tribunal in Lahore has dismissed a petition by the Imrak Khan led Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) challenging the election of Pakistan Muslim League Nawaz (PML-N) lawmaker Riaz Malik from Lahore’s NA-118 constituency in the 2013 general elections. The tribunal decision, announced today by retired Justice Rasheed Qamar, upheld... Read more
2nd Russian pilot from destroyed jet ‘picked up by Syrian army’
Paris: The second pilot from the Russian fighter jet downed by Turkey “was picked up by the Syrian army”, Russia´s ambassador to France said earlier today. “(He) managed to escape and according to the latest information we have, he was picked up by the Syrian army and will be... Read more
Court orders customs officials to return super model Ayyan’s passport
A court in Rawalpindi directed customs officials to handover supermodel Ayyan’s passport back to her, earlier today. She had been indicted in a money laundering case. Accepting Ayyan’s plea for the return of her passport, the court directed the model to submit two surety bonds worth Rs1 million each... Read more
Islamabad pays host to nation’s largest book store
After his father died, Ahmad Saeed took over the office on the ground floor of the family’s storied bookstore here, Saeed Book Bank. Then the elderly men started visiting, seeking to settle old debts. “They all apologized and said they had tried to see my father while he was... Read more
Fed. Govt to invite Amazon, eBay, PayPal to start operations in Pakistan
“Pakistan is going to invite global tech companies including Amazon, eBay and PayPal to start their operations in Pakistan,” Minister of IT and Telecommunication Anusha Rehman said at a conference earlier yesterday. The minister said that Pakistan is now listed in anti-money laundering body Financial Action Task Force’s (FATF)... Read more
IGP Sindh to be indicted in contempt of court
The provincial police chief and 12 other senior police officers will be formally indicted on December 01 for contempt of court after the Sindh High Court rejected their apologies over a court siege during a police operation on May 23 to arrest former home minister Dr Zulfiqar Mirza and... Read more
Police, LEAs rescue at least  22 passengers abducted from Gwadar-bound coach
 Police and other Law Enforcement Agencies (LEAs) have recovered all 22 passengers abducted from a Gwadar-bound coach at Makran Coastal Highway near Pasni. RPO Makran Jaffar Khan said all the passengers are recovered and they are safe. Earlier today, unidentified armed men abducted at least 22 passengers from a... Read more
‘All CNG stations to be shut if FBR fails to resolve tax issue within 10 days’: Shabbir Sulemanjee
“An additional sales tax imposed on Compressed Natural Gas stations may result in the closure of the CNG industry altogether,” claimed Shabbir Sulemanjee, chairperson of the All Pakistan CNG Association’s Sindh chapter earlier yesterday. The association gave a 10-day ultimatum to the Federal Board of Revenue (FBR), Oil and... Read more
“Aamir Khan should go to Pakistan” Shiv Sena leader
Senior Shiv Sena leader and Maharashtra Environment Minister Ramdas Kadam earlier yesterday slammed Bollywood actor Aamir Khan’s “alarm” over extremism in India, saying he should “go to Pakistan” if “he does not want to stay here”, The Hindu reported. The Indian actor on Monday had said he was “alarmed... Read more
PTI, PPP agree to formation of  joint opposition in NA
In a highly important development earlier yesterday, the two main opposition parties — PPP and PTI — decided to sit on opposition benches in the National Assembly and give a tough time to the government. A PTI delegation headed by Shah Mehmood Qureshi called on Leader of the Opposition... Read more
“Lahore theme Park to consume 2MW on average” Govt.
The divisional administration of Lahore stated that, “the operation of the Rs32 billion Theme Park/Disneyland will consume approximately 2MW electricity on an average and the Punjab government will be responsible for supplying it through the Lahore Electric Supply Company that will install a special feeder.” “Besides various recreational facilities... Read more