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...
LUMS, KU students arrested over Pathankot airbase attack
Students of Lahore University of Management Sciences (LUMS) and University of Karachi (KU) have been arrested in connection with an attack on an Indian air base in Pathankot. Usman Sarwar, a resident of Sahiwal and also  a student of Pakistan’s most prestigious university LUMS, is amongst the people arrested over the... Read more
Military court to try Safoora carnage suspects in Malir jail
Eight suspected terrorists involved in Safoora Goth carnage have been shifted to Malir Jail prior to their trial in a military court. According to jail sources, the accused including mastermind Saad Aziz, Tahir Minhas, Azhar Ishrat and Sultan Qamar Siddiqui have been transferred to Malir jail. In May 2015,... Read more
“Nothing good can come out of overnight success” Adeel on his Bollywood debut
The low budget romance flick Rhythm, will jump start the career of Pakistani singer Adeel Chaudary:  the film has made headlines in the past because it features a cameo by Junoon’s founder/guitarist Salman Ahmed. The lead character in the film, however, is played by Adeel. He stars as Bombay boy... Read more
PCB sets aside ban on Umar Akmal
Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) earlier today suspended a one-match ban against right-handed batsman Umar Akmal after the 26-year-old star appealed against the decision. The middle-order batsman was banned after he was found guilty of violating the Clothing and Equipment Regulations of the PCB in the recently concluded Quaid-e Azam... Read more
European court rules employers allowed to monitor Whatsapps & other online communication
Employees in Europe would not be using the Internet to send private messages during office hours after Europe’s top rights court ruled Tuesday that companies could monitor workers’ online communications. The case revolved around a Romanian engineer who was fired in 2007 after his company discovered he was using... Read more
Police official nabbed for taking ransom in Karachi
The personnel of a Law Enforcement Agency (LEA) have apprehended an Assistant Sub-Inspector (ASI) of the Karachi police for allegedly taking ransom from a citizen in the megacity’s Ghareebabad township area. LEA personnel on a tip-off, arrested ASI Muhammad Akram red-handed while taking ransom from a citizen for releasing... Read more
Motives (un)known? Ahmadi man murdered in Rabwa
An Ahmadi man was killed in Chenab Nagar (Rabwa), the headquarters of Jamaat-e-Ahmadiyya, late on Monday. Bilal Ahmed, 26, was an active member and paid worker of Jamaat-e-Ahmadiyya. His brother, Ghulam Tahir, is president of the Jamaat in his mohallah Darul Yamen, Rabwa. The incident occurred Monday night when... Read more
‘Militants fleeing Pakistan joined IS in Afghanistan” Afghan envoy
Afghanistan’s Ambassador to Pakistan Janan Mosazai claimed earlier today that the “vast majority of militants fleeing operations in Pakistan’s Mohmand and Orakzai agencies joined Islamic State in Afghanistan.” “About 60 to 70 per cent militants fleeing Pakistan during operations in Mohmand and Orakzai went on to join IS in... Read more
Pathankot attack: Pakistan will send special investigation team’ to India
Pakistan stated earlier today that it will send a ‘special team’ to the Pathankot air base in India near the Pakistan border to help investigate last week’s deadly assault. “Pakistan to send special investigation team to India for further investigation of terrorist attack,” a PM House statement read. “In spirit... Read more
3 days and counting: No end to Karachi sewage flooding
There doesn’t seem to be a solution to or a fix for the overflowing gutters on M.A. Jinnah Road near the Plaza Market in Karachi, which has made life miserable for motorists, pedestrians and shopkeepers alike, it emerged earlier yesterday. In fact the problem seems to be growing as... Read more
Pakistan’s trade deficit surges to $11.92 billion
 Amid increasing concerns over further loss of competitiveness in global markets, Pakistan’s external trade deficit increased to roughly $12 billion during the first half of this fiscal year (Jul-Dec 2015) -$3 billion more than International Monetary Fund’s projections – owing to steep decline in exports. Although the trade deficit... Read more
“Instability will continue in many parts of world, including Pakistan”: US President Obama
In his final State of the Union address earlier yesterday, President Barack Obama stated that “instability will continue for decades in many parts of the world — in the Middle East, in Afghanistan and Pakistan, in parts of Central America, Africa and Asia,” according to the White House official website. “Our foreign policy must... Read more
Imran “advises” Taliban to shun violence
Imran Khan insists on advising the Afghan terrorists to shun violence and join politics if they want to rule Afghanistan. Exactly why they would bohter to listen to his advice is a question that he, himself can answer. Top officials from Pakistan, Afghanistan, China and the United States met... Read more
“Thar children deaths being exaggerated” insists CM Qaim as 4 more babies die
The Sindh Chief Minister Syed Qaim Ali Shah insisted earlier yesterday that he was “saddened” by the deaths of children in Tharparkar, but he “believed that the whole situation was being exaggerated.” Speaking at an oath-taking ceremony of the Malir Bar Association, Mr Shah actually tried to defend his... Read more