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...
Lahore: Supreme court orders verification of thumb impressions for NA-125
The Supreme Court of Pakistan earlier today ordered NADRA to verify thumb impressions for NA-125 Lahore-8 and submit its report within the next three months. Khawaja Saad Rafique of Pakistan Muslim League-N had won NA-125 in the general elections of 2013, defeating Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf’s (PTI) candidate Hamid Khan. It is... Read more
T20 Skipper Afridi to take 150 APS students for PSL in Dubai
Pakistan’s swashbuckling Twenty20 skipper Shahid Afridi will fly out 150 Army Public School (APS) students to Dubai to watch the inaugural edition of the Pakistan Super League (PSL), the all-rounder announced during a visit to the school earlier today. PSL, Pakistan’s franchise-based T20 league, starts next month from February... Read more
Peshawar: 95 suspects including forign nationals detained
Around 95 suspects including at least 12 Afghan nationals were arrested early today during a search operation in various areas of Peshawar. On a tip-off, police accompanied by law enforcing agencies conducted search operations in Hayatabad, Faqirabad, Kotwali and other areas of Peshawar early Tuesday morning and rounded up 95... Read more
LHC directs police to provide ‘foolproof’ security to educational institutions
The Lahore High Court has directed the Inspector General Police (IGP) Punjab to provide foolproof security to all educational institutions in the province. LHC Judge, Justice Ali Akbar Qurashi was hearing the case regarding steps taken for security of educational institutions in the province. During the proceedings, the petitioner... Read more
Dozens of under age prisioners face death in Iran: Amnesty report
Dozens of people who have been arrested in Iran for crimes committed before they turned 18 remain at risk of the death penalty. This is despite recent reforms, with many having already spent years on death row, according to a report by Amnesty International that was released earlier today.... Read more
Net salary: Sindh labourers to be paid minimum Rs13,000 wage
The Sindh Assembly earlier yesterday, unanimously passed a law to regulate the minimum wage of workers employed in various industrial and commercial establishments. Senior minister for education and parliamentary affairs, Nisar Ahmed Khuhro, while briefing the House on the Sindh Minimum Wages Bill, 2015 said, “Minimum wages means minimum... Read more
Preserving biodiversity:Wildlife breeding option being studied in KPK
The wildlife department of KPK  has proposed legislation to allow rearing native and wildlife species in farms in the province. If implemented, the move is meant to encourage breeding and biodiversity and also protect species from going extinct. Divisional Wildlife Officer Muhammad Niaz says the farming of species is... Read more
Lt. Zakia Jamali of the Pakistan Navy talks about her dream
Zakia Jamali always wanted to join the Pakistan Air Force (PAF). But when she failed to do so, she refused to let her dream die; she went on to serve her country by joining the Pakistan Navy (PN) as a sub-lieutenant in the education branch. It was all about serving... Read more
Woman who predicted fall of 9/11 continues her grim predictions
An aged blind mystic who allegedly ‘foresaw’ the 9/11 terror attacks on the US and the Boxing Day Tsunami also prophesied that Europe would be destroyed in 2016. Bulgarian peasant Baba Vanga claims a vision came to her showing Europe bleak and desolate in 2016 following a series of... Read more
Rigging in NA-122: ET throws out Aleem Khan’s petition
An election tribunal in Lahore has dismissed Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) candidate Aleem Khan’s petition against rigging in the by-elections for in NA-122 (Lahore) and has declared it non-maintainable. Aleem Khan, PTI leader, who had the lost by-election in the constituency, had filed the petition and challenged the polls in... Read more
Uber rich businessman buys picture of potato for €1 million
A highly sought after photographer has sold a photograph of an Irish potato for €1 million. Kevin Abosch, 46, said he had sold the photograph of an organic potato shot on a black canvas to an unnamed European businessman. Taken in 2010, the photograph sits alongside shots of Steven Spielberg, Michael Palin,... Read more
2000 mw: Pakistan will set up first mega nuclear power plant claims Ahsan Iqbal
“A mega nuclear power plant is to be set up in Pakistan, the first in the country’s history,” Minister for Planning and Development Ahsan Iqbal stated earlier today. “It will be the first time in the history of the country that a mega nuclear power plant would be set... Read more
KPK:Teenaged boy gang sodomized in Mansehra
A 14-year-old boy was gang-raped by at least three men in a remote village within the limits of Shinkiari police station near Mansehra city. The accused also recorded a video of the incident and uploaded it on social media, said the police earlier yesterday. Medical examination confirmed the rape.... Read more
Balochistan: FC eliminates 4 criminals in encounter
The Frontier Corps (FC) killed four accused in Vander area of Balochistan early morning today. According to the security sources, exchange of fire between the FC and criminals took place in Vander where four accused were killed. The identity of the criminals could not be ascertained. The dead bodies... Read more