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...
Minister Housing and Works Akram Khan escapes a roadside blast
Federal minister for Housing and Works Akram Khan Durban escaped a roadside bomb apparently targeting him. According to Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KPK) Police, the housing and work minister was traveling in a convoy when the remote controlled bomb went off. The police said Durrani, also a former KP chief minister and senior leader... Read more
England elects to bat in first Twenty20
England won the toss and opted to bat in the first Twenty20 international against Pakistan in Dubai on Thursday. Pakistan are without all-rounder Shoaib Malik, who was ruled out with a finger injury, and opener Ahmed Shehzad, who suffered an upset stomach. Pakistan gave a first Twenty20 cap to... Read more
ISIL rakes in $half a billion a year from oil business
In a startling revelation, it has come to light that the most abhorred global extremist outfit in the world,  Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), which goes by the name Islamic State (IS), is making $500 million from oil sales a year. The United States’ intelligence reportedly... Read more
PPP’s Dr. Asim Hussain remanded into police custody
An anti-terrorism court (ATC) in Karachi earlier today remanded former federal minister Dr Asim Hussain into police custody for four days over allegations of corruption and facilitating terrorists at his private hospital. The Sindh Rangers registered a case against Dr Asim at a North Nazimabad police station on Wednesday,... Read more
‘3 out of 4 youth unaware of reproductive health and rights’
An animated video released by a non-governmental organisation (NGO) Aahung in association with United Nations Girls’ Education Initiative (UNGEI) reveals that an estimated 63 per cent of Pakistan’s population is under the age of 25, out of which 75pc of the adolescent population has no knowledge of their reproductive... Read more
Volta Batteries launches free car battery checkup for consumers
Islamabad: Volta Batteries has started an initiative to check the car batteries of the consumers free of cost at renowned petrol stations in Islamabad, Rawalpindi and Peshawar. The aim of the program is to help end consumers know about the health and general maintenance of their car batteries. The... Read more
Baloch rebels release video of Allah Nazar to prove he is alive
Islamabad: Baloch separatist rebels released a video on Thursday purporting to show that leader Allah Nazar, who the government believed it had killed in a raid in August, was alive and leading the insurgency. The violent campaign in Balochistan poses a threat to $46 billion China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC), which... Read more
FO concerned over rising Islamophobia post-Paris carnage
Islamabad: The Foreign Office (FO) on Thursday took notice of rising instances of hate crimes against Muslims globally following the Nov 13 Paris attacks, Radio Pakistan reported. FO Spokesman Qazi Khalilullah said terrorism has nothing to do with Islam, which is a religion of peace and brotherhood. At least... Read more
India-Pakistan series to kickoff in Sri Lanka on Dec 15: IPL chairman
New Delhi: Indian Premier League (IPL) chairman Rajeev Shukla announced on Thursday India and Pakistan will play five cricket matches starting December 15 in Sri Lanka. Shukla’s statement came hours after Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif gave the green light for the bilateral series between the two countries to be held... Read more
Pakistan is losing its honey bees to climate change
The remote but beautiful Pallas valley in Kohistan district in the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province (KP) with its rich flora and fauna is also home to bees. The honey harvested by the locals provide livelihood for the local community, but over the last few years honey production has dropped precipitously.... Read more
BCCI chief Shashank Manohar opposes Big Three ‘bullying’
International Cricket Council (ICC) chairman Shashank Manohar has flayed the imbalance of power within the governing body and criticised last year’s revamp which, he believes, allows India, England and Australia to “bully” the organisation. Cricket’s global governing body approved wide-ranging changes last year, effectively placing the ‘Big Three’ in... Read more
Miss Pakistan USA on a mission to change image of Pakistani women
Karachi: It takes more than just tiaras, gowns and stilettos to win hearts and Sarish Khan tells us exactly how she does it. The 26-year-old American beauty of Pakistani origin is the current title holder of Miss Pakistan USA. A student at George Mason Law School in DC, she not... Read more
As climate impacts hit, Pakistan faces migration surge: experts
Thatta: Fisherman Muhammad Yusuf’s family has been living on the island of Hajamaro, just over three miles off the coast of southern Pakistan, for generations. But the island that was once a happy home has now become a prison. Sea level rise and frequent cyclones are eroding Yusuf’s property.... Read more
Mobilink, Warid Telecom announce merger
It’s official – Pakistan’s telecom industry is about to witness a massive consolidation as the parent companies of Mobilink and Warid Telecom announced on Thursday that they had reached a merger agreement. A joint press release issued by both companies says Mobilink will first acquire 100 per cent of... Read more