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...
IHC rejects Customs plea in Ayyan’s passport case
The Islamabad High Court (IHC) earlier today rejected a Customs plea against the decision of the Special Judge Customs Rawalpindi in connection with passport `Supurdari’ case of model Ayyan Ali. A single-member bench of Justice Athar Minnallah rejected the plea after hearing the arguments placed by Sardar Latif Khosa,... Read more
Protest: PIA Booking Offices To Remain Closed till February 2
The Joint Action Committee (JAC) of Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) earlier today announced to shut down all of PIA’s booking offices and training centres across the country till February 2. The decision was made in protest against the what the committee said the government’s proposed privatization of the national... Read more
India: Mahatma Gandhi statue defaced with ISIL slogens
India’s most revered leader, the Mahatma, Gandhi’s statue in Dudu tehsil of Rajasthan, India was defaced by vandals earlier today, with the name of the dreadedIslamic State militant group written across it. Messages in support of the extremist group were painted across the statue, threatening of terror attacks to be carried... Read more
Karachi Eat 2016: Karachi eats and sways.. to the beat
I regret that I have but one appetite… to give to my stomach The festival’s trade mark icon Indeed, that was what I thought beforehand and that is precisely why I refrained from both breakfast and lunch, before going to the highly celebrated “Karachi Eat” food festival for dinner.... Read more
Saudi FM outrightly denies Pakistani mediation in Iran squabble
The Saudi Foreign Minister Adel al Jubeir has out-rightly denied Pakistani mediation between Saudi Arabia and Iran amidst sky rocketing animosity between the two bitter rivals. Indeed, some countries had offered to mediate and communicate ideas between Riyadh and Tehran, however there will be no mediation “unless Iran responds... Read more
ATC issues arrest warrants for key MQM leaders yet again
The Anti-Terrorism Court (ATC) earlier today again issued arrest warrants for Muttahida Quami Movement (MQM) Chief and other leaders Dr Farooq Satttar, Khalid Maqbool Siddiqui, Khawaja Izhar and others in a ‘provocative speech’ case. The ATC was hearing case pertaining to facilitating in provocative speech. The court again issued the... Read more
Faheem Qureshi: The Pakistani victim of Obama’s first-ever drone strike
The survivor of Obama’s first-ever drone strike in January 2009 talked about life after  missile the strike that changed his life irrevocably. Faheem Qureshi, almost 14 years old at the time, was celebrating the return of his uncle from United Arab Emirates (UAE) at his home in Ziraki village,... Read more
Rising intolerance: Indonesian province bans Ahmadis from religious activities
A tiny Indonesian province has banned the minority Ahmadiyah community from conducting religious activities, amidst raising concerns over intolerance in the overwhelming Muslim-majority nation. The move by Bangka-Belitung, made up of two main islands off South Sumatra, is the latest in a series in which religious minorities including Christians... Read more
Its official: Gen Raheel doesn’t intend to extend his tenure
The Chief of Army Staff (COAS), General Raheel Sharif  is very reluctant to get an extension in his service, and is all set to retire on the given due date. Director General Inter Services Public Relations (ISPR), Lt. General Asim Bajwa, quoted the army chief in a series of tweets... Read more
Fawad Khan to play popstar Alamgir in upcoming  biopic ‘Albela Rahi’
When we talk about Pakistani artists not getting their due share of publicity or respect we are generally in the right— but upcoming film Albela Rahi may change all that. The film is based on the life of living musical giant Alamgir, and none other than Fawad Khan is... Read more
Death sentence applicable to facilitators, abettors, handlers of terrorists
Persons, found involved in helping militants in carrying out terror attacks (facilitators), are liable to be sentenced to death in accordance with the law of the land, and those arrested by the security forces for the Bacha Khan University carnage will be dealt with accordingly. As par senior lawyer Salim... Read more
Axact case: Shrouded in mystery
Nine bail applications for the senior executives of Axact had been rejected, and a precedent was set in using the Anti-Money Laundering Act of 2010 to freeze the assets of Axact. Two petitions against sealing Axact premises for the forensic examination of materials within, and an appeal to unfreeze... Read more
More cliches: PM pledges ‘relentless action’ against all terrorists
PM Nawaz Sharif made his usual ‘pledges’ on Sunday to continue operations against terrorists of all hues. Albait he did admit that progress on the revised national counter terrorism strategy has been slow. He was speaking to reporters after his arrival in London from Switzerland, where he attended the World... Read more
PTI, PML- Q challenge Local Bodies Ordinance in LHC
Both the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) and Pakistan Muslim League-Quaid (PML-Q) earlier today, challenged the Local Government Amendment Ordinance in Lahore High Court (LHC). PTI and PML-Q filed two identical petitions in the court and prayed to declare the ordinance null and void. In the petitions, both parties stated that... Read more