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...
Indian authorities deletes doctored photo of Modi at flood scene
A doctored photo released by the Indian government showing Prime Minister Narendra Modi surveying severe flooding from a helicopter has been deleted, more ever his office has also promised remedial action after intense criticism on social media. Modi travelled to Tamil Nadu’s capital Chennai earlier yesterday to get a... Read more
“India does not have power to ‘retrieve’ AJK”: EX CM Indian held Kashmir Farooq Abdullah
Reaffirming his belief that Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK) is a part of Pakistan and will remain with it, former chief minister of Indian-administered Kashmir Dr Farooq Abdullah said that. ” neither New Delhi nor Pakistan has the power to retrieve either sides of the divided line.” “After doing... Read more
Will remake Kambakht, says Hamza Ali Abbasi
The JPNA actor Hamza Ali Abbasi took to Facebook to announce that his film Kambakht, which he made two years ago, will be re-shot. Hamza’s post stated: “Two years ago the lead cast was unknown and film was something no one wanted to invest in, the production... Read more
India second most ‘ignorant’ nation in the world: survey
A London-based market research firm has ranked India as the second most ignorant nation in the world. Ipsos MORI conducted a survey in which they polled 25,000 people in 33 countries and found that while people “over-estimate what we worry about”, a lot of major issues are underestimated. Based... Read more
Rumuneration for heirs of govt employees dying in service reduced
Islamabad: The government has reduced by 52 to 70 per cent the assistance announced by the prime minister last year for families of government employees who die in service. However, according to a notification issued earlier yesterday, the compensation for families of employees killed in security-related incidents will remain... Read more
Shah Rukh Khan asks Pakistan to watch his ‘Dilwale’
 In a special promotional video for his upcoming film Dilwale, Bollywood megastar Shah Rukh Khan is seen sending salam to Pakistanis and informing them about the release date of the film. Diwale is already creating waves across the world and SRK hopes that it will be equally loved by his Pakistani... Read more
Sipah tribemen agrees to hand over wanted militants
The Sipah tribe from Bara tehsil in Khyber Agency earlier yesterday agreed to hand over ‘wanted’ clan members after hammering out a deal with the political administration. Elders and maliks from the Sipah and other tribes of Bara met with the political administration in Peshawar on Thursday.  Following the... Read more
Anwar Maqsood’s Dubsmash dance goes viral
The veteran humourist Anwar Maqsood shed his genteel this image as he participated in a Dubsmash dance performance, to the song Shakar Wandaan Re from the upcoming Ho Mann Jahaan, alongside veteran actor Yasir Hussain. Maqsood said he never expected the video to go viral and that he made... Read more
PSL franchises sold at $93 million for a period of 1 decade
 The Pakistan Super League (PSL) edged closer to reality as five franchises of the T20 league were sold at $93 million for a decade long period after the financial bids opened followed by an intense auction. Karachi was sold as the most expensive team followed by Lahore, Islamabad, Peshawar... Read more
Australia passes anti-terror law that strips citizenship
Australia’s parliament has passed landmark legislation to, ‘strip dual nationals of their citizenship if they are convicted of terrorism offences or found to have fought with banned groups overseas, despite concerns about deporting ‘jihadists.’ Attorney-General George Brandis said the Australian Citizenship Amendment Allegiance to Australia Bill, passed late Thursday,... Read more
California shooter had terror ties: Initial reports
An American-born Muslim who along with his wife murdered 14 people in California may have been radicalised and was in contact with known terrorism suspects, reports stated earlier today. Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) agents have taken charge of the investigation into Wednesday’s mass shooting in San Bernardino and... Read more
Mega-corruption: Probe against current, ex-PMs, CMs, soon
Most of the high-profile mega corruption cases pending with the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) — including those against Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif, Finance Minister Ishaq Dar, ex-PM Raja Pervaiz Ashraf, Chaudhry Shujaat Husain, Ch Pervaiz Elahi, etc — will be decided by the end... Read more
1.5 billion trees to be planted in KPK
Earlier yesterday, Pakistan’s Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) government presented their “Billion Tree Tsunami” project at the pavilion of the International Union of the Conservation for Nature (IUCN). Malik Amin Aslam, who is a former Pakistani Minister of State for the Environment and currently Vice President of IUCN, gave a PowerPoint... Read more
Sindh: Law to ‘rehabilitate’ the disabled yet to be implemented
Though nine months have passed since the passage of the Sindh Differently Abled Persons (Employment, Rehabilitation and Welfare) Act 2014, by the provincial assembly, the government has failed to set up a council meant to ‘rehabilitate’ persons with disabilities. As the world, including Pakistan, observed the International Day of... Read more