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...
Trailer out: Plenty of hype for Mawra Hocane’s ‘Sanam Teri Kasam’?
The official trailer for Mawra Hocane’s debut Bollywood film, Sanam Teri Kasam, is finaly out! Mawra portrays the role of a girl who ‘no one wants to love’ whereas Harshvardhan Rane plays the role of a guy who ‘doesn’t want to love anyone’. The two meet in an unexpected manner... Read more
Pakistani doctor receives top Turkish award
A Pakistani paediatrician and scholar at the Aga Khan University Hospital Dr Zulfiqar A. Bhutta was recently awarded the International TUBA Academy Prize in Health and Sciences by Turkish President Tayyib Erdogan at the Ankara Presidential Palace in Turkey. Dr Bhutta is the founding director of the Centre for... Read more
“Modi is a coward and a psychopath”Delhi CM Kejriwal
Delhi’s Chief Minister (CM) Arvind Kejriwal said his office had been raided by federal investigators earlier today, he also outDrightly accused Prime Minister Narendra Modi of waging a political vendetta against his administration. “CBI (Central Bureau of Investigation) raids my office,” Kejriwal, the leader of the anti-corruption Aam Aadmi... Read more
Pakistan test fires Shaheen 1A ballistic missile successfully
The Pakistan armed forces earlier today,  successfully test fired Shaheen 1A ballistic missile, the military’s media wing Inter Services Public Relations said. The flight test was aimed at re-validating several design and technical parameters of the weapon system, ISPR added. Shaheen1A is capable of delivering different types of warheads... Read more
UN officials “sickened” by public hatred against Muslims in US
Two senior United Nations (UN) officials said earlier yesterday they are “sickened by blatant manifestations of hatred and intolerance” by public figures and others, particularly against Muslims, in response to recent extremist attacks. Adama Dieng, the special adviser on the prevention of genocide, and Jennifer Welsh, the special adviser... Read more
Pakistani model bags ‘Mr Dubai 2015’ title
Pakistani model Imran Umer, who currently resides in Dubai, bagged the Mr Dubai 2015 title — becoming the first ever Pakistani to win the pageant. Twenty contestants — hailing from diverse nationalities – took part in the contest which had three rounds. Fashion Show Round — to judge their... Read more
UN honours IT Minister Anusha Rahman with ‘Global Achievers 2015’ award
Minister of State for IT Anusha Rahman Khan was awarded the coveted ‘GEM-TECH Global Achievers 2015’ award for her efforts to empower women through technology. Two United Nations organisations, the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) and United Nations Women, jointly awarded the IT minister in recognition of her work. The... Read more
Man dies after trying to take ‘selfie’ on Rawalpindi train track
Rawalpindi: A 22-year-old man was fatally hit by a fast-approaching train while attempting to take a ‘selfie’ on the railway track in Rawalpindi on Tuesday. The deceased was identified as Pervaiz, a resident of Rawalpindi’s Dhoke Ratta area. “The incident took place in Marrir when Pervaiz jumped on the railway... Read more
No special treatment: PSL franchises unhappy with govt’s tax-tics
Lahore: Pakistan Super League (PSL) franchise owners are not happy at the 26% tax levied on their final bids, conveying their reservations to the PSL governing council. All franchises who have accounts in Pakistan will have to pay 10% income tax along with a 16% goods and services tax to... Read more
PM Nawaz at SCO: Pakistan facing challenges to territorial integrity
Zhengzhou: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif while attending the 14th Heads of Government Council meeting of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) in China on Tuesday reaffirmed Pakistan’s commitment to counter-terrorism and combating crime. “We reaffirm our commitment to collectively confront the challenges of extremism, separatism, terrorism, human and drug trafficking,... Read more
KPK:2,500 policemen to be deployed for APS attack anniversary
The police force will deploy around 2,500 of its personnel to ensure blanket security across the provincial capital on the first anniversary of the Army Public School massacre to be marked tomorrow (Wednesday). Peshawar SSP (operations) Dr Mian Saeed said that the police had finalised security arrangements for the... Read more
Police publicise sketches of Military Police van attackers
Police have circulated sketches of the accused involved in a deadly attack on a Military Police van in Karachi’s M.A Jinnah Road. Two Pakistan Army soldiers Lance Naik Arshad and Hawaldar Rashid were martyred when they were sitting in their jeep opposite the Gul Plaza on the busy M.A... Read more
Govt givws go ahead to 3 CPEC projects albait at 23% higher cost
The government has green lighted at least three infrastructure projects of the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) at an upward revised cost of $4.4 billion, a billion dollars more than the original approved price, further deepening transparency concerns regarding the award of contracts under the $46 billion package. The government... Read more
Nawaz, Modi meeting in Davos likely next month
The Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and his Indian counterpart Narendra Modi will meet yet another time in Switzerland next month where they will be together to attend the 46th annual meeting of the World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos-Klosters. The three-day meeting will commence on January 20. The... Read more