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...
“5 facilitators of Bacha Khan University attack arrested”: ISPR
DG Inter Services Public Relations (ISPR) Lt-Gen Asim Bajwa has publicly confirmed that at least five facilitators involved in the daylight terrorist attack on Bacha Khan University in Charsadda town of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa were arrested. Asim Bajwa in press conference said “We killed four attacks and apprehended their five facilitators... Read more
ATC orders the arrest of IO in Godil case
The Anti-Terrorism Court (ATC) ordered the arrest of the investigation officer (IO) who failed to arrest the key suspect Shahid Bikik in an attack on Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) leader Rashid Godil. In today’s  hearing, the court also ordered the  blocking of  disbursement of the investigation officer Hussain Mehdi’s salary as Shahid... Read more
Thar famine update: 7 more children succumb to hunger
At least seven more children have died due to malnutrition in Tharparkar and the death toll has steadily climbed up to  triple digits to reach 101 in January 2016. According to details, seven more children died on Saturday. Five toddlers died at Mithi Civil Hospital while two toddlers died... Read more
Rs168m spent on housing Hajj pilgrims in 2015
Pakistan spent Rs168.8 million on housing pilgrims sent for Hajj last year through the government scheme, the senate was told on Friday. For the 73,406 pilgrims, including 1,190 welfare staff, which performed the annual pilgrimage to Makkah in 2015, 139 buildings were rented for accommodation, the religious affairs and inter-faith... Read more
“No mechanism to block Afghan telecom signals during terror attacks”: PTA
Though both nations suffer from periodic terror outrages, both Islamabad and Kabul have never devised any mechanism to block out signals of Afghan telecom operators from spilling over into the border regions to curb terror attacks. In the wake of the latest attack in Charsadda coordinated from Afghanistan, the... Read more
KPK insists Fed govt not responding to security needs
As par KPK officials, the federal government has failed to respond to the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government’s request made for a Rs66.280 billion special security package for the province in March last year. The relevant officials said that the KP government wrote to the federal finance ministry again on Dec... Read more
Historic first: Russian Army to hold  mountain drills with Pakistan
The Russian Army’s Commander-in-Chief Oleg Salyukov earlier yesterday, announced that the Russian ground forces will hold its first ever military exercises with Pakistan in the coming year, according to the Russian TASS news agency. The Russian Army is scheduled to hold seven international drills in 2016, including the “the... Read more
4 dead in school shooting in country above USA
Shots rang out at a school in province of Saskatchewan in the country above USA, leaving four people dead and several others critically injured in the nation’s worst such shooting in a quarter of a century. “Obviously, this is every parent’s worst nightmare,” said Prime Minster Justin Trudeau. Trudeau... Read more
“Pakistan’s economy reaches pivotal point”: IMF
“After two years of painstaking efforts, Pakistan’s economy has reached a pivotal point where national consensus is needed to move ahead with privatisation and restructuring of loss-making enterprises,” claimed the International Monetary Fund (IMF) representative in Islamabad on Friday. “The key decision to advance structural reforms now requires political... Read more
Yet another earthquake in northwestern Pakistan!
Earthquake tremors were felt once again in different areas of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa early morning today, barely a few weeks after a severe earthquake hit northern Afghanistan and Pakistan. The jolts were felt in Buner, Malakand, Swat and adjoining areas. People left their houses and workplaces and headed out for... Read more
“Texts, internet, social networks are ‘gift of God’ if used wisely” Pope Francis
Pope Francis, who has publicly acknowledged himself being “a disaster” when it comes to technology, said on Friday that the internet, social networks and text messages were “a gift of God” if used wisely. “Emails, text messages, social networks and chats can also be fully human forms of communication,”... Read more
Sindh: Polling currently underway for LG elections in Badin, Sanghar
 Polling for Local Government elections in the districts of Sanghar and Badin in the interior of Sindh province is  currrently underway today (Saturday). Polling began at 7:30AM and will continue till 5:30PM without any interval. Polling is being held for 71 Union Councils, 3 municipal committee and 11 town... Read more
LEAs raid Fed minister’s Jatoi’s home in Karachi
Sleuths belonging to intelligence agencies conducted an overnight raid at Federal Minister for Industries and Production Ghulam Murtaza Khan Jatoi’s residence in Karachi area of Defence earlier today. The security personnel took in custody three men from the residence of the federal minister. The arrested men include two guards and... Read more