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...
Youth death in Karachi remains mystery
A youth, Zakria who was shot dead by police on Friday, has denied his involvement in street crime. Ahsan, one of the complaints in a series of cases registered into the alleged robbery and ensuing shootout, said he was out along with his friends when he (Zakaria) and his... Read more
Lahore girl who was gang-raped attempts suicide after ‘pressure from prosecution’
Lahore : A 15-year old rape survivor who was assaulted by at least eight men in a hotel on Mall Road attempted suicide after continuous pressure from police and prosecution, her family said Saturday. The victim’s brother-in-law told Dawn that the family was about to go to sleep at... Read more
Somali terrorists use US presidential candidate Donald Trump in recruiting film
Somalia’s Al Qaida related terror group al Shabaab has released a recruitment film in the form of a documentary about racial injustice in the United States featuring Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump, SITE Monitoring reported on Saturday. Trump, the billionaire developer, former reality TV star and Republican front runner,... Read more
Mass execution: Saudi Arabia beheads 47 on terror charges in one day
Riyadh: Saudi Arabia executed 47 people on Saturday for terrorism, mostly said to be Al Qaeda members but also a prominent Shia Muslim cleric, Nimr al-Nimr, Interior Ministry said in a statement broadcast on state television. The conservative Islamic kingdom, which usually executes people by public beheading, detained thousands... Read more
5.8-magnitude quake rattles parts of Punjab, KPK
A 5.8-magnitude earthquake struck several parts of Punjab and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa provinces on Saturday, creating panic among the masses. Seismological centre has recorded magnitude of the quake at 5.8 on the Richter scale. Tremors were felt in Islamabad, Lahore, Peshawar, Lower Dir, Sargodha, Abbottabad, Chitral, Chiniot, Faisalabad, Gujranwala, Khyber... Read more
Motorbike theft increases despite operation in Karachi
Karachi: Motorbike theft cases increased in the metropolis last year despite the ongoing operation against criminals though a significant reduction was noted in vehicle snatching cases, according to a performance report released by police to the media on Friday. However, in order to control major crimes such as targeted... Read more
Unable to cut line losses, SSGC warns consumers of loadshedding
Karachi: Sui Southern Gas Company (SSGC) Managing Director Khalid Rahman has warned consumers, including domestic ones, of gas loadshedding. Speaking to journalists from the print media at the SSGC head office on completion of his one year with the company on Friday, he said the utility was facing several... Read more
Mohammad Asif’s hopes of making a film debut crushed
Lahore: It seems there is little hope for indictee Mohammad Asif as pacer Muhammad Amir makes a comeback in the national cricket team following the ban placed on them after the 2010 spot-fixing scandal. While Asif is yet to complete the remaining two years of his ban, hopes of making... Read more
Pakistan, Sri Lanka to sign MoUs for trade and training
Islamabad: Pakistan and Sri Lanka are going to sign two memoranda of understanding (MoUs) for promoting trade and providing training services during Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif’s visit to Colombo next week. The prime minister along with a delegation will be on a trip to Sri Lanka from January 4 to... Read more
Govt finalises civil service reforms package
Islamabad: The government has finalised a civil service reforms package that lacks material changes in the present obsolete structure and has also shelved the proposal of establishing the new National Executive Service (NES) following opposition by all-powerful bureaucracy group – the Pakistan Administrative Service. However, it has included the suggestion... Read more
Human Development Index: Sindh has slowest growth in provinces
Lahore: The Institute for Policy Reforms (IPR) has prepared a province-wise Human Development Index (HDI) in order to provide an insight into the country’s progress in the area. This has been done for the first time since 2008, when the Pakistan Bureau of Statistics calculated the provincial HDI. IPR has... Read more
ATC extends Rauf Siddiqui’s bail till Jan 15
Karachi: Anti-Terrorism Court in Karachi on Saturday extended the bail of Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) leader Rauf Siddiqui in 23 cases pertaining to hate speeches till January 15. Non-bailable arrest warrants of over 100 accused including 20 leaders have also been issued. Bail of Rauf Siddiqui has also been... Read more
FIA cyber crime lodges first case of 2016, arrests accused
Lahore: Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) cyber crime has lodged first case of 2016 and arrested an accused from Lahore. Assistant Director FIA Asif Iqbal said, hacker Muhammad Naeem was involved in blackmailing people after getting their photos from Facebook accounts. Cyber crime wing of FIA has apprehended the Facebook... Read more
Senators call for making APS inquiry report public
Islamabad: Lawmakers in the upper house of parliament on Friday demanded that the inquiry reports of the December 2014 Army Public School (APS) attack and other terrorist incidents be made public. “Why, even after the first anniversary of the fateful incident, there is no judicial inquiry into the incident to... Read more