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...
Govt reduces prices of petroleum products
The government earlier yesterday issued an official notification regarding cut in petroleum prices. According to the announcement, the new price for Petrol to be effective from February, 01, would be Rs 71.25 and the price of High Speed Diesel would be Rs 75.79 per liter. Similarly, High Octane price... Read more
NAP implementation: 70 unregistered madaris sealed in KPK
Law enforcement agencies launched a province wise crackdown against unregistered madaris (religious seminaries) and directed the concerned authorities to seal 70 madaris in Mardan district of Khyber Pakhtukhwa. According to the details, authorities ordered to seal 70 unregistered madaris including 53 of Deobandi faction, 6 of Bralvi faction, one... Read more
MQM’s Wasay Jalil flies back to London after brief stay in Pakistan
Wasay Jalil, a leader of the Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) had been summoned by Rangers for a two days ago for interrogation, flew back to London where his party’s international secretariat is located. According to sources, the MQM leader left Pakistan yesterday night to take part in the party’s... Read more
Charsadda attack result of BKU admin negligence: Preliminary report
In its initial report, a team formed to investigate the Bacha Khan University (BKU) terror outrage in Charsadda, has termed the incident a result of a security failure and recommended suspension of the Vice Chancellor of the university. According to the report, Governor Khyber Pakhtunkhwa had issued clear-cut security... Read more
Uzair Baloch insists PPP was fully aware of all criminal activities
Lyari’s most well known crime lord, Uzair Baloch has made startling revelations in the initial investigation, saying the money collected from extortion, kidnappings and drug dens used to be sent to high-ranking personalities. “The Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) was completely in the know of these criminal activities,” Uzair told... Read more
At age 7 Djokovic predicted…. World domination
Even when he was but only seven-years-old, Novak Djokovic knew he would be number one in the world of Tennis. As he prepares for the 2016 Australian Open final, footage has emerged of a young Djokovic on Serbian TV talking about his love of tennis. Going through his training... Read more
Pakistan choose to bat in ODI clincher against Kiwis
Pakistan won the toss and elected to bowl in the decisive  one-day international against the Kiwis in Auckland on Sunday, with the hosts reinforced by the return of captain Brendon McCullum. New Zealand lead the series 1-0 with one game washed out going into the third and final match.... Read more
Private schools in Punjab to remain closed on Monday as well
Private schools  owners in Punjab have adamantly refused to open their schools on Monday until their demands are met by the provincial government. Punjab Education Minister Rana Mashood said the schools would open on Monday and the government would take every possible step to provide security to the educational... Read more
BKU attack probe: Committee recommends removal of vice chancellor, security incharge
A fact-finding committee set up by Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government to conduct an inquiry into the Bacha Khan University (BKU) terror outrage has called for the summery removal of the the university’s vice chancellor as well as the security in charge. After finding the two responsible for “serious lapses in... Read more
Uzair Baloch: Rangers take custody for 90 days
An anti-terrorism court (ATC) earlier today handed over Lyari gang leader Uzair Baloch to the Sindh Rangers on a 90-day physical remand. A TV footage showed Uzair Baloch, clad in white shalwar kameez and with his face covered, being taken to the court by the Rangers personnel. The court... Read more
Apple keen to develop iPhone that charges wirelessly
Technology giant Apple Inc is trying to develop wireless charging technology that could be made available for iPhones as soon as next year. Apple aims to introduce technology that would allow its iPhone and iPad users to charge their devices further away than the charging mats used with current... Read more
Marshall Islands file lawsuit Pakistan, India and Britain over nuclear weapons
The teeny tiny Marshall Islands take on the bog boys and will seek in March to persuade the UN’s highest court to take up a lawsuit against India, Pakistan and Britain which they accuse of failing to halt the nuclear arms race. The International Court of Justice — founded... Read more
Karachi: OLX robbers gang smashed by FIA
A gang using the  hugely popular online classifieds company, OLX, to rob citizens was busted during a joint raid by the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) and the Citizens-Police Liaison Committee (CPLC) earlier yesterday. The five-member gang would upload bogus advertisements for selling cars on the OLX website, make contact... Read more
Nandipur power plant: NEPRA refuses to approve Rs23 billion higher cost
The government may find it very difficult now, to run the 425-megawatt Nandipur power plant as the National Electric Power Regulatory Authority (Nepra) has turned down its request to approve an estimated increase of Rs23 billion in the cost of the project and to recover it from the end... Read more