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...
PIA reschedules flights due to dense fog
Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) has rescheduled most of its domestic  as well as international flights due to dense fog PIA Spokesman while talking to local news channels said the decision has been taken keeping in view the weather forecast for the next three days, especially the likelihood of dense fog... Read more
Innovative traffic control: Islamabad Traffic Police to commence issuing e-tickets
Islamabad Traffic Police (ITP) is all set to launch an e-ticketing initiative from next month to collect spot fines from violators. The traffic police will start the project with the help of the National Bank of Pakistan (NBP) and a private cellular services company, which will provide cell phones... Read more
Released: 8 Pakistanis held by Chinese govt regain their freedom
The Chinese government has released eight of the 16 Pakistanis detained for the last two months in China’s Xinjiang province close to the Pak china border. The jailed individuals, mostly from Gilgit-Baltistan, were businessmen and had gone to China for work in November, 2015. Ghulam Abbas, an immigration official... Read more
Pilgrimage fares to be cut: Claims says religious affairs minister
The fares for both Haj and Umrah will be reduced so that people could benefit from the decrease in petroleum prices in the international market. Infact, Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) has already cut its fares. Federal Minister for Religious Affairs and Inter-faith Harmony Sardar Muhammad Yousuf said this while... Read more
Australian Open: Djokovic claims well earned victory over Simon to reach quarter finals
World number one Novak Djokovic needed the full five sets before finally winning against Frenchman Gilles Simon to reach his 27th consecutive Grand Slam quarter-final at the Australian Open earlier today. The 10-time Grand Slam champion battled for four hours, 32 minutes before winning 6-3, 6-7 (1/7), 6-4, 4-6,... Read more
Urdu as official language: Apex Court to hear contempt pleas against PM
The Apex court will soon take up two contempt petitions against Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif for not notifying Urdu as the national language, despite explicit court orders. The three-judge apex court bench headed by Justice Mushir Alam will hear the petitions on January 28. Mehmood Akhtar Naqvi and Mian... Read more
Snowzilla:15 die as New York, Washington snowed in
A near record blizzard dubbed ‘Snowzilla’ smothered the eastern United States on Saturday, shutting down New York and Washington in a colossal storm that left 15 people dead and affected some 85 million residents. More than 4,400 flights were cancelled, airports in New York, Philadelphia, Washington and Baltimore ground... Read more
Massive debt: Govt. borrows $ 965m in last 4 months alone
The government has borrowed a massive $956 million from commercial banks at expensive rates and without ensuring a competitive bidding process in the last four months, in a bid to keep the International Monetary Fund programme afloat. The PML-N is desperately trying to become the first government to see... Read more
Fawad, Jimmy, Zoe and co. turn up the laughs for Lahore glitterati
Many of the country’s top talents come together for an event of high entertainment on Friday night. The event was a private affair that included the Who’s who of Lahore society. Hosted by comedian Saad Haroon, the private affair comprised a skit by Fawad Khan, a light show by... Read more
Senator Rehman Malik may become ‘star witness’ against Musharraf
 With the testimony of US lobbyist Mark Siegel, the prosecution in the Benazir Bhutto murder case completed the production of evidence and witnesses against former president gen. retd. Pervez Musharraf. However, the prosecution is likely to introduce former minister Senator Rehman Malik as an additional witness before the court.... Read more
Equal opportunity: Primary schools in Balochistan to end gender segregation
The government of Balochistan, in an attempt to improve female literacy rate, declared earlier yesterday that all primary schools across the province will now function without any gender segregation whatsoever. Beside boys, the girls would also be allowed to study in all the government-run primary schools across the province,... Read more
Bomb blast in KPK: 3 injured
PAt least three people, including an administrator of a Madressa (religious seminary), were injured earlier today when a roadside bomb hit a vehicle at Peshawar’s buzy Sabzi Mandi area in Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa. “Qari Salahuddin, head of a religious institution, and his gunman Abdul Shakoor were on their way to the... Read more
PM Nawaz praises efforts of Pakistani scientists
Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has paid rich tribute to Pakistani Scientists for their outstanding contributions. He was addressing the scientists during his visit at the European Centre for Nuclear Research in Geneva. The Premier said Pakistan considers it a matter of immense pride to have become an associate member... Read more
Brazil: Rio carnival goers celebrate upcoming Olympics
Rio de Janeiro carnival goers celebrated the coming Olympics on Saturday and even turned fear of infection from  the dreaded Zika virus into an excuse to party! Participants at one of the many street parties popping up ahead of the official carnival, which starts February 5, honored the city’s... Read more