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...
Heroic professor lives on…. in the hearts of those he saved
Heroes are not born, but rather, are forged by their circumstances.  Lecturer Syed Hamid Husain, an assistant professor of chemistry at the Bacha Khan University in Charsadda was one such individual who rose over, above and beyond the call of his duty. The soft spoken UK returned PhD student... Read more
Bacha Khan versity attack: Lone lecturer defies gunmen
A lone chemistry teacher who tried to shield his students by opening fire on militants during a deadly attack at a university was known as “The Protector” even before his death in a hail of bullets Wednesday. Lecturer Syed Hamid Husain, a 32-year-old assistant professor of chemistry at the... Read more
Iran to receive $32b of unfrozen assets as sanctions are removed
Iran will is all set to receive an estimated $32 billion of unfrozen assets after sanctions were lifted under its nuclear deal, the central bank said earlier yesterday, in a boost to an economy sapped by years of isolation. The unblocking of funds, which had been held in foreign... Read more
Muslim conversions threaten ancient Kalash community
Chitral: Pakistan’s smallest religious minority is getting even smaller. At least 12 members of the Kalash tribe have converted to Islam in the past one month alone, sparking renewed fears among Chitral’s disappearing animist tribe. Historians believe the Kalasha ruled Chitral centuries ago. But they are now a minority in... Read more
Morale Booster: Gen Raheel Sharif arrives at Bacha Khan university
Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Raheel Sharif today paid a morale boosting visit the blood soaked Bacha Khan university in Charsadda town of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KPK) According to ISPR sources, the COAS was briefed over military operation that eliminated four attackers before the bloodshed in the university, about... Read more
APS slaughter’s mastermind claims Bacha Khan University attack
Unidentified gunmen entered Bacha Khan University in Khyber Pakhtunkha’s Charsadda town earlier today and opened unrestrained fire on students and faculty members alike as they gathered at the school for a poetry recital to commemorate the death anniversary of the activist and leader on whom the versity is named.... Read more
Children pulled out from schools in Peshawar amidst panic
Three incidents in three different schools earlier yesterday trigged panic in a the capital city of the KPK province. Terror this time followed rumours about “threats and suspected men in schools” yesterday morning. The ruckus started when some girls from Shaheed Hassanzeb Government Girls High School No1 Peshawar Cantt... Read more
MOL Pakistan hits large gas reserves in Tal block, KPK
 MOL Pakistan has made a sizeable gas-condensate discovery at its exploratory well Mardan Khel-I in Hangu district of Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa. This is a major boost to petroleum exploration activities in the country. In a statement issued earlier yesterday, MOL called it the seventh discovery in the Tal block since 2002 after earlier... Read more
At least 20 martyred as terrorists storm Bacha Khan University:KPK
At least 20 students and teachers were martyred and another 60 others injure in Terrorist attack on Bacha Khan University near Charsadda town of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KPK) Provincial minister, Shaukat Yousufzai, while speaking to reporters, said death of 20 people have been confirmed, adding that 60 others are injured. The... Read more
US Navy SEAL had photo of Osama bin Laden’s corpse: Report
An ex United States (US) Navy SEAL kept an unauthorised photo of Osama bin Laden’s dead body on a computer that he turned over to investigators, US-based news website The Intercept reported earlier yesterday. The discovery came after Matthew Bissonnette, who shot Osama in the famous 2011 raid on the... Read more
ISIL confirms death of its depraved killer ‘Jihadi John’
The ISIL terror group confirmed earlier yesterday the death of British extremist “Jihadi John”, stating that, ‘he was killed in a drone strike in their Syrian stronghold of Raqa in November last year.’ Born Mohammed Emwazi, he was known as the executioner of the jihadist group appearing masked in... Read more
Both Sharifs upbeat about resolving Saudi, Iran spat
Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif said that, both Saudi Arabia and Iran have responded ‘positively’ to Pakistan’s mediation offer as he proposed a series of measures, including appointment of ‘focal persons’ by three countries, to defuse tensions between the two rival Muslim countries.” Accompanied by army chief General Raheel Sharif,... Read more
Govt to make NCHR fully operational: Human rights minister
The Federal Minister for Human Rights Zahid Hamid has said the government is committed to making National Commission for Human Rights (NCHR) fully operational.  He said that the establishment of an independent human rights institution was proof of the government’s commitment to protect citizens’ rights in Pakistan, particularly the... Read more
KPK: Dozens injured as militants attack Bacha Khan university Charsadda
A Chemistry department professor was killed and more than 50 people including four security guards sustained injuries when armed militants stormed Bacha Khan University in Charsadda early morning today. Security forces and police have launched operation and exchange of fire between the militants and the forces is underway. Firing... Read more