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...
Imran Khan flaunts law terms Nawaz govt worse than dictatorship
The Pakistan Tehreek—e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan lambasted the Pakistan Muslim League (PML-N) led  goverment and  termed it a ‘dictatorship.’ Addressing a gathering in Islamabad after flaunting the law that bans election rallies for local body elections he said “This is not democracy, this is a democratic dictatorship. Even... Read more
“AJK will remain with Pakistan” former Indian-occupied Kashmir CM
Former chief minister of Indian-administered Kashmir Dr Farooq Abdullah said earlier today that Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK) would remain a part of Pakistan, NDTV reported. “AJK is in Pakistan and will remain, similarly Indian-held Kashmir will remain a part of India. We need to understand this,” he said, while... Read more
Gulbuddin Hekmatyar wants comeback in Afghanistan
After more than 40 years at war, one of Afghanistan’s most dangerous warlords, designated a “global terrorist” by the United States (US) and blacklisted by the United Nations (UN) along with Osama bin Laden, wants to make a comeback. Engineer Gulbuddin Hekmatyar, now in his late 60s, says he... Read more
Teacher nabbed for harassing students in Karachi
The Karachi police arrested earlier yesterday, a school teacher for allegedly harassing female students and blackmailing them in an attempt to seek sexual favours. The suspect, identified as Pervaiz Ahmed, was taken into custody from Future Foundation School located in the city’s Scheme 33 area. According to investigation officer... Read more
Woman commits suicide: Husband criticises Aamir Khan
A woman committed suicide in India following an argument with her husband over remarks made by acclaimed Bollywood actor Aamir Khan. Police are investigating the alleged suicide by Sonam Pandey, who according to her family, consumed poison because she was distressed after her husband ridiculed the Bollywood actor. “Sonam... Read more
Young Directors’ Theatre Festival: The tale of Hatim Tai
 Hatim Tai and his fantastical quest across distant lands was the theme of the play at the Young Director’s Theatre Festival earlier yesterday. With magical spells, a battle for freedom and an evil magician’s spell that had ruined lives, audience members at the National Academy of Performing Arts (Napa)... Read more
PM Nawaz attends 24th Commonwealth summit in Malta
Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif is currently in Malta to participate in the 24th Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) being held on Friday and Saturday. The prime minister was received upon his arrival on Thursday at the Luqa International Airport in Valletta, the capital of the Mediterranean island... Read more
Pakistan may have 100 million bank accounts by 2025
“Pakistan may have as many as 100 million bank accounts by 2025,” said Tameer Microfinance Bank CEO Nadeem Hussain, while addressing a summit of business leaders on Thursday. He said effective banking regulations and better coordination among different stakeholders had made Pakistan one of the few countries where a... Read more
Bomb hoax: Indian-American offloaded from international flight at Islamabad airport
An Indian-American man travelling to Washington via Doha was offloaded from a Qatar Airways flight at Islamabad airport earlier today after he insisted that there was a bomb on the plane. Ajit Vijay Joshi was offloaded at the Benazir International Airport around 3:00am in the morning after Qatar Airways... Read more
Lahore: Shaheen Air pilot sent to jail on 14-day remand
The pilot flying a Shaheen Air International plane that skidded off the runway in Lahore earlier this month has been sent to jail on a 14-day remand. Captain Asmat Mehmood was picked up from his residence in Karachi after a medical report found he was intoxicated with high levels... Read more
Right wing blames Obama for Islamisation of USA
 As Americans celebrated Thanksgiving earlier today, an anti-immigration right wing group published names and addresses of Muslims and Muslim sympathisers in a Texas town, urging people to force them out. On a day when Americans offer thanks for migrating here from the old world, anti-immigration groups blamed President Barack... Read more
Saudi women campaign in first-ever election bid
Even though they are segregated from male voters and unable to drive themselves to hustings, Saudi women begin their first-ever election campaign on Sunday, a tentative step towards better representation in the male-dominated kingdom. Around 900 female candidates are standing in next month’s municipal election, a poll that also... Read more
Key facilitator of 2011 bombing arrested from Karachi
Intelligence agencies carried out an operation in Tariq Road earlier today and arrested a suspected terrorist who allegedly facilitated a 2011 bomb attack on a gambling den in Karachi. Fifteen people were killed in the massive explosion that tore through the Rummy Club, one of the largest gambling dens... Read more
If we go against item numbers, we can produce better music than Bollywood: Atif Aslam
Lahore / Karachi: Love him or hate him but you can’t ignore how Atif Aslam came, saw and conquered the Pakistani music industry, even crossing borders and taking Bollywood by storm. Even if you weren’t a fan of his rendition of the Sabri brothers’ classic Tajdar-e-Haram on the latest season... Read more