Russian intelligence ship sinks off Turkey’s Black Sea coast: authorities
A Russian naval intelligence ship sank off Turkey’s Black Sea coast on Thursday after colliding with a vessel carrying...
India refuse to name Champions Trophy squad amid ICC row
 India are refusing to unveil their squad for the Champions Trophy amid speculation they might pull out because of...
Nominations for JIT submitted to SC: sources
The nominations for the Joint Investigation Committee (JIT) to probe the Panama Case has been submitted to the registrar...
Rs120m approved for free treatment of KP’s cancer patients
Peshawar: Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Chief Minister Pervez Khattak has approved a special grant of Rs120 million for the free blood cancer treatment programme at Hayatabad Medical Complex, Peshawar. The chief minister, who chaired a meeting on Thursday, vowed to provide all facilities to patients of the province, saying all required... Read more
Amir in the Green once more
Left-arm fast bowler Muhammad Amir has been included in the T20 and ODI team for the tour of New Zealand, which will start from January 15. The 23-year old is included in the 16 member squad after his impressive performance in the recently concluded Bangladesh Premier League (BPL). However,... Read more
Pakistan’s revenue collection surpasses target
Islamabad: Tax authorities have surpassed their collection target for the second quarter of the ongoing fiscal year, besides recovering a significant part of the shortfall during July-September on the back of a mini-budget introduced last month, reducing chances of additional measures. Against the October-December target of Rs750 billion, the Federal... Read more
Seminar on sales tax: Tax evasion becomes a norm that eats billions
Faisalabad: In Pakistan, tax evasion has become a culture that not only causes a loss of billions but also hampers the process of development and prosperity, said the University of Agriculture Faisalabad (UAF) Vice Chancellor Dr Iqrar Ahmad Khan. Speaking at a seminar titled ‘Punjab Sales Tax Act 2012’, arranged... Read more
Game-changers of 2016
Things were on the cusp of change this year with a series of occurrences turning the tide in music, film and fashion. Here are a few significant indicators that things will continue to look up for the local entertainment scene. PIA Fashion Show takes flight National flag carrier Pakistan... Read more
PM launches Voluntary Tax Compliance Scheme
Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Friday launched the Voluntary Tax Compliance Scheme, his second tax amnesty scheme in as many years, which will also allow taxpayers to legalise their black money by paying a nominal 1% tax. “I am very happy at the peaceful resolution of withholding tax issue... Read more
Air Chief briefs PM Nawaz on PAF matters
Islamabad: The Chief of Air Staff, Air Chief Marshal Sohail Aman on Friday called on Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif in Islamabad. The Air Chief briefed PM Nawaz on professional matters of PAF in the meeting. Earlier, Pakistan’s Permanent Representative in the United Nations, Maleeha Lodhi also held a meeting... Read more
Senate throws spanner in works of PIA’s sell-off
Islamabad: In a major blow to the government’s ambitious plans for PIA, a joint opposition in the upper house of parliament on Thursday repealed the recently issued ordinance, which many believed was aimed at the privatisation of the national flag carrier. The rare development took place when majority of Senate... Read more
Blackberry says will continue operations in Pakistan
BlackBerry Ltd said it has decided to continue its operations in Pakistan as the government dropped a request for access to users’ data. The company, which has faced similar problems in the past in India, the United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia and Indonesia, had said last month it would... Read more
‘One hour, then that’s it’: Dubai fire survivor hangs from balcony
Dubai: Grasping the edge of a balcony 48 stories from the ground, just metres away from a raging fire, the photographer thought he may not live to see 2016. “One hour, then that’s it, I’m dead,” he thought as he stood on the tiny sill of a balcony in Dubai’s... Read more
Rahat Fateh Ali deported from India
New Delhi: Renowned Pakistani singer Rahat Fateh Ali Khan was deported from India on technical reasons as soon as he touched down Hyderabad’s Rajiv Gandhi International Airport (RGIA) on Thursday. Rahat Fateh was barred entry and asked to return to Abu Dhabi. He had arrived India to perform at... Read more
A matter of CPEC and priorities: Extreme steps threatened if western corridor neglected
Peshawar: The Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa government has threatened to take extreme steps if the federal government does not complete the western alignment of China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) on a priority basis. This was said by Chief Minister Pervez Khattak at a news conference at his residence on Thursday following a meeting with... Read more
FBI confirms five Pakistanis held for illegally entering US
Washinton: The US Federal Bureau of Investigation has confirmed that five Pakistanis and an Afghan detained in Arizona in December were held for entering the United States illegally, not as suspected terrorists. Local media outlets in Arizona first reported the news, but it became a major news story when... Read more
No Da’ish footprint in Pakistan, says FO
Islamabad: The Foreign Office on Thursday reiterated that the Islamic State (IS) has no presence in Pakistan amid reports that a group of 20 people left the country for Syria recently to join the ultra-radical Middle Eastern group. “We have seen media reports that certain elements trying to associate themselves... Read more