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...
The 5.7-inch Lumia 950 XL is, arguably the most powerful Windows smartphone ever released. After Windows Phone 8.1’s release in April last year, the Lumia brand went undercover, as Microsoft released very few handsets and pondered what comes next for the operating system and its smartphone business. Fast forward... Read more
Zardari terms current accountability as worst Corruption
Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) Co-chairman Asif Ali Zardari on Monday said selective accountability, sacred cow syndrome, double standards and using corruption for political re-engineering are the worst forms of corruption which must be resisted. In a statement issued on the eve of the 88th birth anniversary of Zulfikar Ali... Read more
Republican frontrunner Donald Trump on Monday unveiled his first TV ad of the presidential election campaign, demanding a ban on Muslims entering the United States and vowing to decapitate the Islamic State group. The 30-second ad will be broadcast in Iowa and New Hampshire from Tuesday, costing $2 million... Read more
FIA Arrests Three AKD Directors along with Aqeel Karim Dhedhi
The Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) arrest Chairman of the AKD Group, Aqeel Karim Dhedhi from the Karachi Press Club after  and detained three of his directors. The FIA raided the offices of Aqeel Karim Dhedhi and detained three directors Muhammad Fareed Alam CEO AKD Securities, Tariq Adam Ghumra Director, Head... Read more
UAE, Bahrain cut ties with Iran after attacks on Saudi missions
Dubai: Bahrain announced on Monday it was cutting diplomatic ties with Iran, state news agency BNA reported, a day after its ally and neighbour Saudi Arabia also severed relations with Tehran. “Bahrain decided to break off diplomatic relations with the Islamic Republic of Iran and calls upon all members of... Read more
Yasir staring at minimum two-year ban as PCB opt against B sample test
Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has received a detailed report regarding Yasir Shah’s doping test. After going through the report and Yasir’s admission that he did take his wife’s blood pressure medicine, the PCB have decided to not request a B sample test. The leg-spinner was randomly selected for a... Read more
Lack of oxygen claims lives of 4 kids at Khairpur hospital
Khairpur: At least four kids were killed and the condition of many others reported critical due to non-availability of oxygen in a hospital of Khairpur on Monday. The families of deceased have said that their kids were admitted in hospital since fifteen days and the arrangement of oxygen was... Read more
India mulls options on Pakistan talks after air base attack: source
NewDelhi: India is mulling its options on whether to go ahead with foreign secretary-level talks with Pakistan scheduled for later this month after militants attacked an Indian Air Force (IAF) base over the weekend, a government official said on Monday. A final decision on the talks, scheduled for January 15,... Read more
‘PM may not perhaps complete tenure for his mistakes
Islamabad: PPP senior leader Aitzaz Ahsan has said that Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif may not perhaps complete his tenure due to his mistakes. “PM Nawaz Sharif always commits some major mistakes. Perhaps PM may not complete his tenure due to his mistakes. Now we have to see when he... Read more
Dr Imran Farooq case: ATC extends remand of accused for 14 days
Islamabad: Anti-Terrorism Court on Monday further extended physical remand of accused Moazzam Ali, Mohsin Syed and Khalid Shamim for 14 days and handed them over to FIA custody in MQM leader Dr Imran Farooq murder case. The court directed the Federal Investigation Agency to produce the accused on next... Read more
42 IS supporters arrested in Punjab: Rana Sanaullah
Lahore: Officials arrested 42 suspected militants with alleged links to the militant Islamic State (IS) group. “The arrests were the result of raids in four Punjab cities over the weekend,” said Punjab Law Minister Rana Sanaullah. The minister said those arrested had been tasked with setting up sleeper cells... Read more
Amir thanks Afridi for his support
The returning left-arm fast-bowler Muhammad Amir thanked Pakistan T20I captain Shahid Afridi, who supported his return to international cricket. Afridi took to twitter to express his support for the 23-year-old, and said that he is happy to have the left-armer back in the squad. Amir thanked the veteran all-rounder... Read more
Cash-strapped man returns bag full of money
Gilgit: When finding two square meals a day is an uphill task, stumbling upon Rs1 million surely means hitting the jackpot. Not for 28-year-old Abdul Hameed, though, who came across such an amount just before New Year and immediately set about finding the rightful owner. The cash-strapped car workshop employee... Read more
Civilian shot dead in attack on  policein Saudi cleric’s village
Riyadh: Gunmen killed a civilian and wounded a child when they opened fire on Saudi police in the home village of executed Shia cleric Nimr al-Nimr, state media reported on Monday. Police came under “heavy fire” during the attack on Sunday night in the eastern village of Awamiya, the birthplace... Read more