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...
Sindh CM fires Sharjeel Memon as minister
Sindh Chief Minister Syed Qaim Ali Shah has booted out  Sharjeel Memon :provincial minister for works and services. According to a notification issued by Sindh chief secretary, Memon’s status as minister has been de-notified with immediate effect on the recommendation of the chief minister and the approval of the... Read more
“Pakistan is producing state of the art defence products”  President Mamnoon
President Mamnoon Hussain said earlier today that “Pakistan is producing state of the art defence products, which have also been exported to friendly countries, according to a report on Radio Pakistan.” The president was speaking at a seminar on public-private partnership in production and export of defence equipment. “There... Read more
Bollywood is still giving CPR to our industry, says Jami
If there is one Pakistani film director who doesn’t mince words, it’s got to be Jamshed Mehmood Raza aka Jami. The filmmaker, whose film Moormight make it to the final race for the Oscars, wholeheartedly admits that Bollywood films are providing a. “It’s very simple. We are cousins. We... Read more
It is safer to be a cow than a Muslim in India: Shashi Tharoor
Indian Congress MP Shashi Tharoor lashed out at the ruling Bhartiya Janata Party (BJP) government and held it responsible for the “rising intolerance in the country.” “It is safer to be a cow than a Muslim in India,” Tharoor said quoting his Bangladeshi friend, while addressing the Indian parliament. Tharoor... Read more
Three Pakistanis feature in ICC’s 2015 Test team
After a phenomenal year in the longest format of the game, three Pakistanis were included on Wednesday in International Cricket Council’s Test playing XI, alongside some of the modern day greats. Leg-spinner Yasir Shah, right-hand batsman Younus Khan and wicketkeeper-batsman Sarfarz Ahmed represent Pakistan in the Test team of... Read more
LG elections: Over 94pc polling stations declared sensitive in Karachi
Karachi: Only 234 out of a total of 4,141 polling stations in Karachi for the third phase of the local government elections have been declared normal, with over 94 percent of stations declared either sensitive or highly sensitive. According to the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP), 1,791 polling stations... Read more
Malala ahead of Modi, Obama in TIME’s Person of the Year 2015
In second place, Nobel Peace laureate Malala Yousafzai is far ahead of global figures such as US President Barack Obama and Pope Francis on TIME’s coveted Person of the Year readers’ choice polls. World figures are currently outnumbering influential leaders in politics and entertainment in the current top 10... Read more
Two Pakistanis on BBC’s 2015 100 Women list
Paraplegic artist Muniba Mazari and schoolgirl Ayesha Ishtiaque have been featured on the @)!%100 Women list for 2015. The BBC 100 Women list focuses on sharing the stories of women who are often overlooked. Muniba Mazari: fighting the taboo of disability Mazari, 28, describes herself as an artist, motivational... Read more
Paris attacks: Muslim guard blocked suicide bomber from entering stadium
A Muslim security guard is being hailed as a French national hero for stopping a suicide bomber from entering the Stade de France on the night of the deadly Paris attacks. Earlier, a Muslim security guard Zouheir was being hailed as the man who stopped the bomber but it has now... Read more
Pakistan helps cut India’s cotton glut
Mumbai: Pakistan is buying more cotton than expected from India after floods cut its own crop to the smallest in over a decade, opening an opportunity for the world’s biggest producer to offload its bulging stockpiles. Farmers in India have struggled to find buyers over the past year after... Read more
Ruling party, PTI at the mercy of independents
Islamabad: After Monday’s close tangle between the ruling Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz and the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf in the federal capital’s first-ever local government elections, the two arch-rivals have started wooing independent candidates in a bid to secure the coveted office of the mayor. The PML-N and the PTI held separate meetings... Read more
Car rally stops in Islamabad
Islamabad: The Vintage and Classic Car Club of Pakistan (VCCCP) on Tuesday organised a show of cars participating in the Karachi to Khyber vintage car rally at the Serena Hotel. The annual rally sees vintage car owners stop in cities across the country to showcase their vehicles. After the... Read more
Sabeen Mahmud named one of 100 Leading Global Thinkers by Foreign Policy
Global affairs magazine Foreign Policy (FP) has named slain social activistSabeen Mahmud in its annual list of 100 Leading Global Thinkers. Sabeen’s legacy as the founder and driving force of The Second Floor (T2F) has been honoured alongside the work of 11 other ‘Advocates’. FP has chosen Sabeen ‘’for... Read more
Don’t learn wrong lessons from Pakistan, Rahul Gandhi tells Indian govt
Indian Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi flayed the BJP-led Indian government over its perceived ‘intolerance’ and advised it to not learn the ‘wrong lessons’ from Pakistan. “I request the government, please do not learn the wrong lessons from Pakistan,” Rahul said, while addressing the Indian parliament on Tuesday. “Be... Read more