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...
Pakistan to fully cooperate with India on Pathankot attack probe
Pakistani’s civil and military  pledged to cooperate fully with India on investigations into an attack on an Indian air base earlier last week. In a statement issued by PM House, a high-level chaired by Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif Friday discussed the Pathankot incident. Chief of the Army Staff General Raheel... Read more
Karachi: 30 fresh dengue fever cases reported in the city
Karachi: As many as 30 new dengue fever cases have been reported from Karachi in first week January 2016. According to data shared by Dengue Prevention and Control Program Sindh, at least 30 new dengue fever cases have been detected in Karachi from 1st to 7th January 2016, out... Read more
Maula Jatt awakens: Fawad Khan in iconic role
When the ‘remake’ of Maula Jatt was announced, it seemed Bilal Lashari was aiming to stylise the Gandasa film genre. But now that he has announced that he will  cast Fawad Khan as Maula Jatt and Hamza Ali Abbasi as Noori Nath, effectively making it clear he is aiming... Read more
Senior commander killed in Balochistan: Afghan Taliban
Unidentified gunmen have gunned down a senior Afghan Taliban commander in Balochistan, two Taliban officials claimed earlier today. Maulvi Muhammad Alam, loyal commander to Taliban supremo Mullah Akhtar Mansoor, was shot dead Thursday evening in Kuchlak area, some 25 kilometres from Quetta, the provincial capital of Balochistan. Taliban leaders said on... Read more
Manto: Sarmad Khoosat nails Best Actor award at Indian film festival
Sarmad Sultan Khoosat’s directorial Manto has taken India by storm. The biopic based on the life of controversial writer Saadat Hasan Manto won big at the Jaipur International Film Festival (JIFF) 2016. The director — who also plays the lead role in the film — bagged Best Actor Award in the Feature Film... Read more
Yet another strong quake shakes KP, Islamabad
Peshawar: Strong earthquake jolts were felt in parts of Islamabad and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) on Friday. The United States Geological Survey reported the magnitude of the earthquake was 5.0 and traced its origin to the Jarm region in Afghanistan. Residents reported that tremors were felt in Peshawar, Malakand, Mansehra, Haripur... Read more
Pakistan’s female boxers making history at South Asian Games
Khoushleem Bano, Rukhsana Perveen and Sofia Javed are making history by becoming the first ever female boxers to represent Pakistan in any international event. The three boxers were the most notable picks as the Pakistan Boxing Federation (PBF) named its men’s and women’s boxing squads for the upcoming South... Read more
Mega Corruption: Missing record ‘not to affect Zardari trial’
Missing records from the court will have no effect whatsoever on the corruption case against ex-president Asif Zardari, as the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) has safely kept all the copies. The anti-graft body informed an accountability court earlier yesterday that it has maintained complete record of the illegal assets... Read more
Packaging industry: $80m plant to be set up in Faisalabad
The United Kingdom’s Ashmore Fund is all set to  invest $80 million in building the first aluminium and steel can manufacturing plant in the country. The factory will be set up in the Faisalabad Industrial Estate, said the Faisalabad Industrial Estate Development and Management Company (FIEDMC) Chief Executive Officer... Read more
Kathak dance workshop Finale: T2F rocks to the  music
Music and dance aficionados were immensely entertained by the popular classical dancer Farah Yasmeen Shaikh and a set of exceedingly talented musicians as they performed their heart out in the Kathak workshop finale act at T2F yesterday evening. Ms Shaikh was initially accompanied on stage by tabla player Yousuf... Read more
Missile smuggling: 2 Indians extradited to US from Spain
Two Indian men arrested in Spain for smuggling Russian anti-aircraft missiles were extradited to the United States, Spanish military police claimed in a statement issued earlier yesterday. Spanish police detained the pair in Barcelona in 2014 along with two Pakistani men, who have already been extradited, as part of... Read more
Pakistan Super League: Tickets on sale now at Kyazoonga
Good news for fans of the eagerly awaited Pakistan Super League (PSL), set to be staged in Dubai and Sharjah. The tickets for the matches were put on sale on kyazoonga.ae/psl. With a ticket strategy tailor-made to facilitate enthusiastic cricket fans, prices for single headers —one match in a... Read more
Pasban-e-Pakistan gs nabbed in Dr Asim terror facilitation case
Police officials earlier today apprehended  Pasban-e-Pakistan general secretary Usman Moazzam on the charges of facilitating treatment to injured terrorists at Dr Asim Hussain’s private hospital in Karachi. “Usman Moazzam has been arrested for his role in treatment of injured terrorists at Dr Asim’s Ziauddin Hospital,” an investigation officer said.... Read more
World Bank warns Pakistan of ‘substantial’ fiscal risks
Sovereign guarantees against the $46 billion China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) investment and a likelihood of increased spending ahead of the next general elections could carry substantial fiscal risks for Pakistan, warned the World Bank (WB) earlier yesterday. In its latest report titled Global Economic Prospects 2016, the Washington-based global... Read more