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...
KA-LASH-NI-KOV, Pashtun cinema reborn
Their tunics drenched in sweat, hundreds gather by the big screen, shouting and dancing their pride in being Pashtun. In Pakistan’s northwest, devastated by a decade of terrorism, this is how cinema is done now the local film industry is enjoying a renaissance. In the packed, concrete Arshad Cinema... Read more
Peshawar has highest HIV incidence in PTI ruled KPK Province
 A grand total of 1,816 people have registered themselves with the HIV treatment centres in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa as par statistics shared by organisers with participants of a seminar held at the Peshawar Press Club to mark the Dec 1 World AIDS Day. Among them, 1,349 are men, 391 women and 76... Read more
British Muslim woman goes undercover to expose Islamic State recruiting techniques
A British woman (alias) Aisha spent a year secretly documenting Islamic State’s (IS) efforts to radicalise young women in the UK captal city, London. She began her undercover campaign by tweeting in support of radical Islam, and was soon contacted by recruiters who encouraged her to use her “mum’s... Read more
Justice for a cat: LHC orders post mortem of pet cat!
In an absolutely unique one-of-a-kind judgment earlier today, the Lahore High Court (LHC) ordered the ‘post mortem of a pet cat\ in a case filed by a woman who claimed her vet had “murdered her cat.” Moon, a male cat, was buried in the petitioner’s Karachi residence, and Justice... Read more
Pakistan whitewashed but Afridi rises in T20 rankings
Pakistan cricket skipper Shahid Afridi has made some valuable gains in the latest ICC T20 Player Rankings, following his side’s crushing 3-0 whitewash by England,  in Sharjah earlier yesterday night. The prolific 35-year-old all-rounder, who became the highest wicket-taker in T20 history during the series (with 88 wickets in... Read more
World’s first anti-ageing drug: human life may be increased to 120
“The world’s first anti-ageing drug which may stop people growing old quickly and help them live in good health well beyond their 110s and 120s will be tested on humans in 2016,” scientists say. The Food and Drug Administration in the US has given the go ahead for a trial... Read more
Military Police jeep attacked in Karachi: one martyred one injured
A military police jeep came under attack on M.A. Jinnah road in Karachi earlier today when unknown assailants riding a motorbike targeted the vehicle. The attack took place near Gul plaza on M.A. Jinnah road in which two military police personnel were injured in the attack and were immediately... Read more
Super model Ayyan Ali finaly gets her passport back
The customs court earlier today returned the passport of supermodel Ayyan Ali after she submitted bail papers and surety bonds of Rs2 million. The court accepted the documents of personal guarantee, for which she had submitted Rs 1 million and surety bonds of Rs2 million. The supermodel expressed her... Read more
Pillion riding banned ahead of Chehlum of Imam Hussain (A.S)
In light of security concerns, a ban on pillion-riding has been announced for the city of Karachi ahead of the Chehlum of Imam Hussain (A.S) According to a notification issued by Sindh government, the ban will be effective from 10:00PM on Wednesday and will remain effective till midnight the... Read more
AirAsia A320 crash caused by both faulty component, crew action
Faulty equipment and the crew’s “inability to control the aircraft” led an AirAsia A320 to crash into the Java Sea last year,all 162 people on board the stricken aircraft lost their lives, a report said earlier today. Flight QZ8501 went down in stormy weather on December 28, during what... Read more
Paris attacks aftermath: US tightens rules for visa-free visits
After militant attacks in Europe, the United States (US) is all set to tighten security procedures for its visa waiver program for visitors from friendly countries, officials said Monday. The US already screens visa applicants from war zones carefully, but will now ask more questions of travellers from countries... Read more
In Germany there are no tuition fees
Universities in Germany do not charge tuition fees, even from international students, said the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) director in Islamabad, Lars Bergmeyer. He was speaking at the Goethe-Institut which had opened its doors on Monday to students seeking admissions details for Master’s and Doctorate programmes in Germany.... Read more
Dhoondo Karachi: Scavenging for a cause
Waking up early to head off to school on an early weekend morning is a dreadful idea indeed. But not for the hundreds of participants who showed up at The Citizens Foundation’s (TCF) Qayyumabad campus to participate in their fund-raising event this Sunday. What drove them to the campus... Read more
SHC maintains indictment verdict against IG policeSindh others
The Sindh High Court earlier today maintained the earlier decision of indicting Inspector General of Police, Sindh as well as other police officials in the contempt of court case. Following its decision the hearing has been adjourned till the 15th of December. Justice Sajjad Ali Shah remarked that to... Read more