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...
Fernando Verdasco shocked the whole world after his shock  defeat in the Australian Open on earlier today by defeating Rafa Nadal 7-6(6) 4-6 3-6 7-6(4) 6-2 to send the former world number one crashing out in the tournament’s opening round. The first-round exit was 2009 champion Nadal’s first at Melbourne... Read more
Defence Minister Asif claims Husain Haqqani lobbying in US against Pakistan
Defence Minister Khawaja Asif has alleged that Pakistan’s former Ambassador to US, Husain Haqqani is lobbying in Washington against Pakistan’s national interests. Khawaja Asif while addressing a session in National Assembly said “Administration of United States is committed to provide us eight F-16s but some lobbies there are working... Read more
Army chief, PM in Tehran for talks with Iranian govt
Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and army chief earlier today arrived in Tehran to hold talks with the Iranian govt. on regional issues. The Prime Minister flew direct from Saudi Arabia where he met King Salman bin AbdulAziz Al-Saud and discussed issues of international and regional importance. Chief of the Army... Read more
ISIL issues letter threatening to kill Modi, Parrikar for banning beef in India
A letter allegedly signed by the ISIL terror outfit has threatened to kill Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar for banning beef in India, the the popular Indian news paper Hindustan Times reported. “Since you are not allowing beef to be consumed, you will be taken care... Read more
Sindh to have 10 military courts within next few weeks: Chandio
The Sindh Advisor for Information, Moula Bakhsh Chandio earlier today said that  “ten military courts will start to function in a matter of few weeks while safe houses will be established for witnesses’ protection.” Addressing a press conference here, the Information Advisor said so far 25 cases have been referred... Read more
NADRA’s Mobile Van issues CNICs at doorsteps
The mobile van of the National Database and Registration Authority (NADRA) will be staying in Shaheed Benazirabad district till January 22 to provide computerised national identity cards (CNICs) at peoples’ doorsteps. This was announced by NADRA’s regional head office in Sukkur in a statement issued earlier yesterday. The van... Read more
Global crash: Twitter down for users worldwide
Social media networking site, Twitter, was not accessible to users across the world today  afternoon. Twitter users were not being able to access the website or its mobile app across the world. Visitors to the website were greeted by a message telling them that “Something is technically wrong”. Further, the message... Read more
US adament at supplying F-16s inspite of Indian efforts to block delivery: DM Asif
Defence Minister Khawaja Asif said earlier yesterday that, “the United States is committed to supply eight F-16 fighter jets to Pakistan despite Indian efforts to block delivery.” “The Obama-led administration is committed to supply eight F-16 fighter jets despite efforts by India and former Pakistani ambassador to the US... Read more
Punjab: 7 laborers killed, 20 injured in sugar mill boiler explosion
At least seven laborers were killed while 20 others injured in a boiler explosion earlier today at a private Sugar Mill in Shorkot an area of Punjab. A boiler explosion took place in a private sugar mill in Shorkot area where the laborers were busy doing routine work. As a result,... Read more
Apex Court directs  NADRA to verify votes in Khawaja Asif’s constituency
The Supreme Court in Islamabad has ordered the National Database and Registration Authority (NADRA) to verify votes in the National Assembly’s NA-110 (Sialkot) constituency. The court directed NADRA to verify counterfoils and thumb impressions on the votes in the Sialkot constituency, from where Defence Minister Khawaja Asif had was... Read more
Police brutality: Another young man shot dead by Gizri police
Another young man, 21-year-old Shaheryar Ahmed, was shot dead at 1am on earlier yesterday allegedly by Gizri police who mistook him for a criminal. This was the second such encounter by Gizri police, who had shot dead Zakariya Muhammad Janjua on January 1 insisting he was a mugger but his... Read more
Pakistan urges Riyadh, Tehran to re-engage
Pakistan earlier yesterday urged both Saudi Arabia and Iran to open their respective channels of communication to defuse tensions, as Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and Chief of Army Staff General Raheel Sharif embarked on a flurry of diplomatic efforts to mediate between the two key Muslim countries. In the first leg... Read more
Pakistan eyes big guns in T20 league to boost coffers
Pakistan is eagerly courting global superstars such as Chris Gayle and Kevin Pietersen to boost the country’s cash-strapped cricket board when its new high-octane, short-form Twenty20 league begins in the UAE next month. But insiders warn Pakistan’s first franchise-based league may not be enough to overcome revenue and time... Read more
Pakistan has highest still birth rate in 186 countries
Pakistan had the highest rate if still born children in 2015 making it the worst performer out of 186 countries, as par a series of studies  published by The Lancet. The medical journal says Pakistan has 43.1 stillbirths per 1,000 total births ─ a rate higher than that in... Read more