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...
Flirty 50: Cindy Crawford refuses to call it a day after hitting half century
Supermodel Cindy Crawford earlier yesterday flatly denied reports that she planned to retire from modeling this month, saying she had made no final statements and that her “retirement” was a running joke in her family. Crawford appeared to suggest in an interview with United Airlines magazine Hemispheres last week... Read more
Interior Minister Ch. Nisar expresses grief at deaths of PIA workers
Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali has stated that, “the security of life and property of people was not only responsibility of security departments but a collective obligation.” It will not be appropriate to criticize those security departments which put their life at risk in ensuring safety of citizens, a... Read more
PIA workers in violent clashes with Rangers in Karachi: 2 dead
Two protesting workers of Pakistan International Airline (PIA) were killed  and at least 18 others were injured when they tried to block the country’s main airport during a clash with Rangers and police at Jinnah International Airport in Karachi. A water canon was used to disperse the employees who... Read more
Dubai cops lands in jail after posting Messi passport on Social media
A Dubai court sentenced a policeman to serve at least one month in prison earlier yesterday… For posting a video showing Argentine football superstar Lionel Messi’s passport on social media, local media reported. The Gulf News daily reported on its website that the Dubai based policeman, identified only by... Read more
Facebook inc bans gun sales on FB and Instagram
The worlds most famous social media platform Facebook Inc (FB.O) has prohibited its global users from coordinating person-to-person private sales of firearms on its online social network and its Instagram photo-sharing service earlier last week, countering concerns that it was increasingly being used to circumvent background checks on gun... Read more
WhatsApp now officialy boasts of a billion users
Facebook-owned mega popular smartphone messaging service WhatsApp has now hit the billion-user mark, according to the leading social media network’s chief and co-founder Mark Zuckerberg. “One billion people now use WhatsApp,” Zuckerberg said in a post on his Facebook page. “There are only a few services that connect more... Read more
Nonagenarian fiction writer Intizar Hussain dies aged 92
Famous fiction writer, Intizar Hussain passed away in Lahore earlier today at the age of 92. He was under treatment in a private hospital in Lahore. Hussain wrote short stories and novels in Urdu, and also columns in both English and Urdu newspapers. The Seventh Door and Leaves are... Read more
“PSL will boost confidence of upcoming cricketers”: Ex skipper Wasim
Legendary left-arm pacer Wasim Akram and one of cricket’s all time greats, who is also the director of the Islamabad United team that will play in the inaugural Pakistan Super League (PSL), said that, “the league will boost the confidence of the new generation of Pakistan cricketers.” “The role... Read more
“Govt providing Petrol on lowest prices” POL minister Khaqan
Petroleum and Natural Resources Minister , Shahid Khaqan Abbasi said that, ‘the government was providing fuel to the public on lowest price among all the fuel importing countries.’ Talking to a local news channel, the minister said Pakistan reduced Rs 5 per litter earlier yesterday while neighboring country India... Read more
Cruz trumps Trump in Iowa: Clinton, Sanders in dead heat
Republican Senator Ted Cruz beat right wing extremist billionaire Donald Trump in Iowa earlier yesterday while both Democrat presidential hopefuls  Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders remained deadlocked in the first presidential nominating contests of the 2016 White House race. Cruz, a conservative lawmaker from Texas, won with 28 percent... Read more
Equity market in doldrums: 19 out of 20 mutual funds post net loss for January
Nineteen of the twenty mutual funds that invest mainly in listed companies in the equity market posted a net loss in the first month of 2016. Only one equity fund, JS Value Fund, posted a slight improvement (0.1%) in its net asset value (NAV) on a month-on-month basis in... Read more
Thar famine continues: 3 more children die
Three more children died of malnutrition at Civil Hospital Umerkot in drought-hit Thar region late night yesterday. Hospital sources said three children who died yesterday included a newborn, a two-month old and five years old, respectively. The dead children’s names were Omar and Asif while, the newly born child’s... Read more
Inflation increasing:  Shows 3.32% as it gathers pace
The key inflation indicator increased for the fourth consecutive month, clocking in at 3.3% last month, which is in line with expectations of policymakers. Inflation measured by the Consumer Price Index (CPI) – the indicator that captures prices of 481 commodities every month in urban centres – rose to... Read more
Govt bans all union activity to prevent PIA workers from going on strike
The government invoked the notorious services act on yesterday, restricting all labour union activity for six months. This initiative has been specifically aimed at restricting PIA union workers from disrupting flight operations. The move came on the eve of a potentially crippling strike by the national airline employees starting... Read more