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...
Farook received $28,500 a mere fortnight before California shooting rampage
A deposit of $28,500 was made to Syed Farook’s bank account on Nov. 18, some two weeks before he and his wife, Tashfeen Malik, went on a shooting rampage in San Bernardino, California, Fox News reported earlier yesterday, citing a source close to the investigation. Investigators were trying to... Read more
Sindhi Culture Day to be celebrated on Dec. 13
The people of Sindh will celebrate a unique cultural day, Ekta Day, on December 13. Various political parties, civil societies and organizations of Sindh have supported the day. Several rallies were also held even on Saturday and Sunday in various cities of Sindh to welcome the Sindhi topi day.... Read more
White House lambasts Donald Trump’s plan to ban Muslims
Senior White House officials lined up earlier yesterday to condemn Donald Trump’s proposal to ban Muslims from entering the United States, saying it was contrary to US values and interests. “You’re being generous by describing it as a proposal,” said White House spokesman Josh Earnest, castigating the fiery Republican... Read more
Eagles of Death Metal go back on stage alongside U2
Eagles of Death Metal, the American rock band who survived a militants attack on their concert in Paris last month, made an emotional return to the stage in the French capital on Monday night accompanied by U2. “They were robbed of their stage three weeks ago and we would like... Read more
COAS signs death warrants of 4 more terror convicts
The Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Raheel Sharif signed the death warrants of four hardcore terrorists involved in homicide, suicide bombing, abduction for ransom, providing funds for terrorists organizations and colossal damage to life and property. According to a statement issued by the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) ,... Read more
Khursheed Shah criticizes govt’s privatization policies
The Leader of the Opposition in the National Assembly, Syed Khursheed Ahmed Shah earlier today criticized the privatization and economic policies of the PML N government. Speaking in National Assembly, Khursheed Shah said being representative of the public and opposition parties he was not satisfied with the government’s reply... Read more
Govt not against extension in Rangers’ powers claims Nisar Khuhro
Elaborating that the provincial government is not against granting extension in ‘special powers’ to Rangers, Senior Sindh Minister, Nisar Khuhro earlier today stated that  the matter will be sorted out in a day or two. Talking to media persons at a symposium at Jinnah Post-graduate Medical Centre here, Nisar... Read more
Indian FM Sushma Swaraj arrives in Islamabad today evening
The Indian Foreign Minister Sushma Swaraj arrived in Islamabad today evening, amid criticism in New Delhi, to attend the Heart of Asia Conference as well as to hold talks with Pakistan on multiple issues. Swaraj is leading an Indian delegation to Islamabad for talks on Afghanistan, India’s foreign ministry spokesman... Read more
Ho Mann Jahaan team to stage  concert before the film hits cinemas
With only three weeks left to the release of the coming-of-age film Ho Mann Jahaan, the cast has kicked off their promotions with a tour of colleges and universities — because, after all, the film is about university life and what follows. Starting with the Institute of Business Management... Read more
PM Sharif holds one-on-one meeting with Gen Sharif
Prime Minister Mian Nawaz Sharif earlier today held a one-on-one meeting with Chief of Army Staff General Raheel Sharif, the agenda of which the PM House has refused to disclose. “Though the PM House confirmed the meeting between the two authorities, it did not divulge the agenda of the meeting,” sources... Read more
‘Perception about Pakistan changing in India’
Lahore: Perception about Pakistan is now changing in India, according to a Delhi-based expert who is currently in Lahore to attend the third Pakistan Urban Forum. Vandana Mehra, whose father lived in Bannu (Khyber Pakhtunkhwah) before the partition, first came to Pakistan in 1999 with a lot of “myths”... Read more
Doctors set for first penis transplant in US
Washington: Johns Hopkins University doctors are preparing for what would be the first US penis transplant, a procedure that could potentially help hundreds of wounded veterans. A Johns Hopkins spokesperson confirmed a New York Times report that the first such operation was planned for a soldier who suffered genital injuries... Read more
Parents dissatisfied with APS attack probe
Peshawar: Dissatisfied with the government’s probe into the Dec 16, 2014, Army Public School Peshawar attack, parents of the students killed by militants have threatened to boycott all official functions scheduled for the first anniversary of the massacre. They also warned they would return all government awards if the... Read more
SC stays execution of two sentenced by military court
Islamabad: The Supreme Court (SC) on Monday stayed the execution of two convicts who were awarded death sentences by a military court in terrorism-related charges. A two-member bench of the apex court, headed by Justice Gulzar Ahmed, suspended their execution till final adjudication and referred the matter to the... Read more