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...
Dr Asim remand extended for 5 days amidst torture claims
An Anti-Terrorism Court (ATC) in Karachi earlier today extended for five more days the remand of former federal minister Dr Asim Hussain, who expressed fears for his life and insisted that he is being tortured in custody. The former petroleum minister – a close aide of Pakistan People’s Party... Read more
KP plans education compulsory for all, wants to regulate private institutions
The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government intends to introduce three bills for legislation. To make education compulsory for every child, regularise private education institutions and recruit school-specific and non-transferable government teachers. The decisions were taken at the first high-level stocktaking meeting of Elementary and Secondary Education (E & SE) and Higher... Read more
PM, Army chief lauds LEAs for ‘improved’ security in Karachi
Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and the army Chief General Raheel Sharif arrived in Karachi earlier today to review the overall law and order in the city and the rest of Sindh. A meeting between Nawaz Sharif and Chief Minister Sindh Qaim Ali Shah is currently underway at the Governor... Read more
PAF demonstration: PM witnesses aviators’ skills in Sonmiani
 Prime Minister mian Nawaz Sharif attended a Pakistan Air Force (PAF) firepower demonstration at the Sonmiani range, during his trip to Karachi earlier today. A PAF jet at the Sonmiani range.  Speaking at the event, Nawaz extended his felicitations to Air Marshall Sohail Aman and the PAF upon the... Read more
Earthquake hits parts of K-P, Islamabad
Earthquake jolts were felt in parts of Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa (K-P) and Islamabad earlier today. While tremors were felt in both areas, no loss of life has been reported thus far. According to the USGS, a 7.2-magnitude earthquake hit Tajikistan today. Earlier on November 25, an earthquake measuring 4.5 on the Richter Scale... Read more
Ultimatum: Iraq gives Turkish forces 48 hours to leave country
Iraq earlier yesterday gave Turkey 48 hours to withdraw forces it said had entered the country illegally or face “all available options”, including recourse to the UN Security Council (UNSC). Baghdad, which is struggling to assert its sovereignty while receiving foreign assistance against the militant Islamic State (IS) group,... Read more
Man screaming ‘want to join Allah’ while trying to open door subdued on Lufthansa flight
Germany’s Lufthansa airlines air crew and passengers overpowered a man who tampered with a cabin door on a Frankfurt-to-Belgrade flight earlier yesterday, the German carrier said, insisting the safety of the plane had not been threatened. “A passenger got up and tried to do something with the door, but... Read more
Indian FM Sushma Swaraj coming to Pakistan
The Indian Minister for External Affairs Sushma Swaraj will arrive in Islamabad tomorrow (Tuesday) to attend the ‘Heart of Asia’ regional security conference on Afghanistan, Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif’s Adviser on Foreign Affairs Sartaj Aziz said on Monday. “At Pakistan’s invitation, the Indian foreign minister will arrive in Islamabad... Read more
Swedes interested in Pakistani market
 Swedish residents  are particularly interested in the long-term stability of Pakistan and its economy. They want Pakistan to witness economic growth and prosper. And why wouldn’t they? Their municipalities have recently ‘seeded’ a mutual fund that has invested one-fourth of its assets under management in the Karachi Stock Exchange... Read more
90% of mosques in Islamabad ‘outside’ govt control
Community and clergy-run mosques in Islamabad outnumber government-managed mosques by almost ten to one, according to a government report. Prepared by the interior ministry, apparently in the context of the National Action Plan (NAP), the report found that the government has absolutely no influence over 868 of the total... Read more
Army chief, US envoy Richard Olson discuss regional security
US Special representative for Afghanistan and Pakistan, Richard G. Olson, held a meeting with the  Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Raheel Sharif, today (Monday) at General Headquarters (GHQ). According to Inter Service Public Relations, overall regional security situation with particular reference to situation in Afghanistan came under discussion... Read more
Imran Farooq murder: 3 accused handed over to FIA custody on 7-day remand
The Anti-Terrorism Court of of the federal capital earlier today handed over three accused in MQM leader Imran Farooq murder case to the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) on seven-day physical remand. Accused Moazzam Ali, Mohsin Ali and Khalid Shamim were produced before the court amid tight security. Judge Kosar... Read more
India agrees to discuss Kashmir in surprise NSA talks
The national security advisers of Pakistan and India met for a brief meeting in the Thai capital of Bangkok earlier yesterday and a joint statement they issued shows New Delhi doubling back from its recent position and agreeing to discuss Jammu and Kashmir in the otherwise familiar mix of... Read more
LB polls: Party performance ‘disappoints’ Imran Khan
Quite hurt due to his party’s woeful showing in the third phase of local government polls that concluded on Saturday, a ‘bitterly disappointed’ Imran Khan convened an informal meeting of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) leaders earlier yesterday to review election results. “The chairman (Imran Khan) is disappointed and concerned about... Read more