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...
Imran criticizes government’s economic policies…yet again
The Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chief Imran Khan on Tuesday demanded the federal government take along all political parties in execution of the multi-billion dollar China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) project. Addressing a news conference along with Chief Minister Khyber Pukhtoonkhwa (KPK) Pervez Khattak, members of National Assembly Asad Umar... Read more
Lionel Messi wins world record 5th FIFA Ballon d’Or
Barcelona soccer superstar Lionel Messi won a record fifth FIFA Ballon d’Or award for the world’s best player at a ceremony in Zurich earlier yesterday. The Argentine dethroned three-time winner Cristiano Ronaldo in adding to his four consecutive awards from 2009 to 2012. Brazil star Neymar, who also plays... Read more
Malnutrition claims yet another lif in Thar, toll reaches 33
Another baby has died due to malnutrition, raising the death toll to 33 due to malnutrition and other water-borne diseases in the drought-hit Thar Desert. 16 days old toddler died while he was being shifted to Karachi from Mithi. The death toll has reached 33 due to malnutrition and... Read more
A Pakistani cricket fan came to rescue the T20 skipper ‘Boom Boom’ Shahid Afridi and swashbuckling opener Ahmed Shehzad at Auckland airport when the two cricketers reached McDonald’s to order a BigMac….without cash. According to Pakistani cricket fan, Waqas Naveed, when the teller demanded local currency from the Pakistani... Read more
YouTube goes desi: Launches country-specific homepage for Pakistan
 Google introduced  earlier today a local version of YouTube for Pakistan which will deliver country specific content. If you’re in Nepal, Pakistan or Sri Lanka, you’ll see a new YouTube homepage that’s customised in your local language and domain, a post on Google Asia Pacific blog read. YouTube is... Read more
Salma: Syrian Army advances on rebel stronghold in Latakia
The Syrian army and  troops fought terrorists in and around a rebel-held town in Latakia province earlier today, a monitoring group and state media said, in a push by President Bashar al-Assad’s forces to retake lost territory in the west earlier last year. Fighting on the government side was... Read more
It’s official: Sanjay Dutt to walk from prison on Feb 25
Sanjay Dutt will finally be released from prison two days earlier then scheduled. According to his PR rep, Dutt’s release date has been set to February 25, “contrary to media reports stating various dates of his release.” Initially, it was reported that Dutt will be released in March, after which... Read more
Istanbul: At least 10 killed as ‘suicide bomber’ hits tourist hotspot
At least 10 people were killed and around 15 others wounded after a large explosion rocked a central Istanbul square earlier today, a statement from the Istanbul governor´s office said. Investigations were being conducted into the type of explosive which caused the blast and those responsible, the governor´s office... Read more
Priyanka’s wants to be a Baywatch babe!
There just may well be a Baywatch movie…and  Priyanka Chopra may well star in it as well . Such is the latest development in the Bollywood actress’ career overseas. According to Hollywood Reporter, Chopra is in talks with Paramount to play the villain in the film adaptation of the... Read more
Pak-American NYPD cop to be guest at Obama’s State of the Union address
A New York Police Department (NYPD) officer of Pakistani origin will be among the many guests as President Barack Obama delivers his final State of the Union address to Congress today. US Congresswoman Grace Meng, a Democrat from New York, said in a statement today that Lieutenant Adeel Rana... Read more
At last: After 18 months HEC gets a permanent executive director
The Higher Education Commission (HEC) governing body finally picked selected a permanent executive director of the regulatory body after dilly dallying for 18 months. The governor body also approved names on other key positions during its 31st meeting chaired by HEC Chairman Dr Mukhtar Ahmed and attended by 11 members,... Read more
All out of love:Indian boy becomes agirl for Pakistani lover
A young man from the historic Indian city of Lucknow has undergone a sex change surgery to be able to live a ‘normal’ life with his/her  lover across the border in Pakistan. “It began on a very usual note about five years ago,” Meera, who was previously known as... Read more
Auto sales accelerate by a hefty  66% in first 6 months
Locally produced automobile sales (including light commercial vehicles, vans and jeeps) increased by approximately 66% in the first six months (Jul-Dec) of fiscal year 2015-16 (1HFY16) compared to the same period of last year, according to data of the Pakistan Automotive Manufacturers Association (Pama). Auto sales increased to 111,720... Read more
2 murder convicts executed in Punjab
 Two death row convicts were hanged in Toba Tek Singh and Bahawalpur jails early morning today. Death convict Muhammad Sardar was hanged in the District Jail Toba Tek Singh for killing Amanullah in 1993. Another murderer Rasheed Ahmad was sent to the gallows in the New Central Jail Bahawalpur... Read more