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...
PM announces massive cuts in petrol, HSD prices
The Prime Minister Mian Nawaz Sharif earlier today announced huge reductions in prices of petroleum products including a cut of Rs 8.48 per litre in petrol, Rs 4.67 in high speed diesel, Rs 1.97 in light diesel and Rs 2.98 in high octane. The Prime Minister also announced to maintain the... Read more
Asia Cup: Pakistan register empathetic win over UAE
Shoaib Malik and Umar Akmal half-centuries lead Pakistan to have a seven-wicket win against UAE in a match of the Asia Cup in Dhaka earlier today. Chasing 130 to win, Pakistan lost three early wickets of Muhammad Hafeez, Sharjeel Khan and Khurram Manzoor before the experienced duo Malik and Akmal... Read more
Info Minister Pervaiz Rashid defends Women Protection bill
Responding ably to criticism against the Women Protection bill adopted last week by the Punjab Assembly, the  Information Minister Pervaiz Rashid earlier today said the ruling party takes pride in supporting women. “On one side there are those who want to torture mothers, sisters and daughters, and on the... Read more
Lyari: Young female boxers fight for equality
In the crime wracked low income locality of Lyari in the city of Karachi, eight young girls lined up against a cement wall, and commence boxing practice. For the last six months, these athletes-in-the-making have been training at the Pak Shaheen Boxing Club in Lyari, a packed Karachi ward known... Read more
“Pakistani nation grateful to Sharmeen” Nobel prize laureate Malala
The Pakistani activist for female education and youngest ever Nobel laureate Malala Yousafzai (who shot to global prominence after being shot in the head by Taliban terrorists) earlier today congratulated Sharmeen Obaid Chinoy for winning her  second Oscar, expressing the hope that the government would introduce effective legislation against honor killing. Speaking... Read more
Sindh govt’s culture dept wants control of Frere Hall, Aiwan-e-Riffat auditorium
The Sindh government wants to get its hands on  Frere Hall and Aiwan-e-Riffat auditorium, It intends to take ownership and control of the buildings. The culture, tourism and antiquities department has submitted a summary to Sindh Chief Minister Qaim Ali Shah to transfer the administration of the colonial-era structure, Frere... Read more
CCI postpones population census indefinitely
The Council of Common Interests (CCI), a constitutional body representing all the federating units of the country, earlier today postponed the population census that was to be held next month for an indefinite period of time The 28th meeting of the CCI was chaired by Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif... Read more
Lahore session court awards death penalty to brothers over ‘honour’ killings
A district sessions court sentenced two brothers to death earlier yesterday for killing both their sister as well as her husband over ‘honour’ six year ago. The court also imposed a fine of Rs one million each on the convicted men. The two brothers had shot dead their sister, Saba, and... Read more
DG Intelligence Bureau (IB) given a 2 year extension
The Prime Minister Mian Nawaz Sharif earlier today gave a two year extension to the service of Director General (GD) Intelligence Bureau (IB) Aftab Sultan. The Prime Minister has extended the contract of DG IB (Aftab Sultan) for two years, a statement by  the PM Office said. It was issued in Islamabad. Read more
Pakistani troops off to C.A.R for UN mission
A batch of 250 Pakistan army troops left for the Central African Republic (CAR) earlier yesterday to perform peace-keeping duties under the aegis of the United Nations Mission. Brig Maqbool Ahmad bade them farewell at the Allama Iqbal International Airport prior to their departure on a UN chartered aircraft. The... Read more
Leo finally wins his first ever Oscar award for ‘the Revenant’
Leonardo Di Caprio finally won the coveted Oscar for Best Actor today, for his role in 2015’s The Revenant. Everyone thought it was a sure thing this time, but there’s always a shadow of a doubt — after all, Leo was nominated for an Oscar five times before securing this win.... Read more
Its official: Women Protection Bill becomes law in Punjab
The Protection of Women Against Violence Bill 2015 has become a law in Punjab after Governor Malik Rafiq Rajwana signed it earlier today. The Protection of Women Against Violence Bill 2015 declares physical violence, abusive language, stalking, cyber crimes, etc, against women a crime in Punjab. The bill –... Read more
Taxila: Mughal-era coin & ‘longest staircase’ unearthed near Ban Faqiran
 During an excavation at a Buddhist stupa in Ban Faqiran near Taxila, archaeologists from the Federal Department of Archaeology have discovered rare antiques, including a copper coin from the Mughal era. Also unearthed was a staircase longer than anything yet discovered in the archeologically rich Gandhara and Taxila region. The... Read more
MQM seeks to ‘clear misunderstandings’ with military
The Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) is keen on removing all misunderstandings between the party and the military by reposing its stance for ‘Pakistan’s betterment and strengthening’. Addressing a news conference in Karachi earlier yesterday, MQM leader Farooq Sattar claimed that in the past few years, misunderstandings had developed or were caused... Read more