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 Strike:Plans being drawn up for ‘new airline’
Rather then initiating talks with the striking Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) workers, the government has decided in principle to launch a new airline within the next four months. According to well-placed sources, the government has, in principle, decided to start a new airline on the basis of a wet lease... Read more
The official schedule of PSL 2016 fixtures has been announced by PCB Committee with the tournament to commence from 4th of Feb and finals on 23rd Feb 2016. As per fixtures, a total of 24 matches will be played between the five teams that include 3 playoffs and a... Read more
PSL: Karachi Kings win toss elect to field first
Karachi Kings won the toss and elected to field first against Lahore Qalandars at Dubai Cricket Stadium in UAE earlier today during PSL’s inaugural tournament. “When Gayle is playing against you, it is always better to bat second,” Malik said after sending Qalanders into bat. “ You will know... Read more
Lal Masjid’s imfamous Mullah in trouble.. Yet again
A district court issued a notice to the capital police of Islamabad on an application seeking registration of a case against hate-mongering Lal Masjid cleric Abdul Aziz for allegedly spreading hate against Pakistan’s security forces on sectarian basis through the social media. Additional District and Sessions Judge Raja Asif... Read more
Sialkot sports goods industry hope for a windfall thanks to PSL
The manufacturers and exporters of sports goods based in the sports good manufacturing hub of Pakistan, Sialkot hope Pakistan Super League (PSL) will prove to be a bonanza for the industry, giving a much needed boost to both local and foreign sales. Sialkot Chamber of Commerce and Industry (SCCI)... Read more
2018 elections: PM Nawaz refuses to accept K-P governor’s resignation
Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has adamantly refused to accept Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa Governor Sardar Mehtab Ahmad Khan’s resignation. According to sources Mehtab had submitted his resignation a few days ago. It is believed the K-P governor took the decision because he plans to contest in the 2018 general elections.  As per... Read more
Blocking all offensive websites impossible, admits PTA
The Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) has finally admitted that it is quite simply not possible to block all offensive websites as hundreds of sites emerge every day and even if blocked these may be accessed through proxy sites. In its reply submitted to the top court, the PTA has... Read more
‘SIUT treated 13,000 cancer patients last year for free’ claims Dr. Adeeb Rizvi
“The Sindh Institute of Urology and Transplantation (SIUT) last year treated over 5,000 urinary bladder cancer patients, 3,000 kidney cancers, 2,000 prostate cancers and more than 3,000 other cancer patients free of cost with dignity,” claimed SIUT director Dr Adibul Hasan Rizvi on Thursday. He was speaking at a... Read more
Fuel price adjustment: Govt holds back tariff cut for industrial sector
The government has played a neat trick with the industrial consumers of electricity as on the one hand it has reduced the tariff for them, but on the other hand it is reluctant to pass on the price cut on account of monthly fuel price adjustment, sources say. This... Read more
5 Feb: Kashmir Solidarity Day to be observed today
The Pakistani nation and Kashmiris across the world are all set to demonstrate support to their brethren in Indian occupied Kashmir on Solidarity Day today (Friday) against the continuing illegal Indian occupation of the state in a blatant violation of all international laws. Comprehensive arrangements have been made to... Read more
Quetta Gladiators crushed Islamabad United by 8 wickets with 4 overs to spare in the opening match. The Gladiators’ captain Sarfraz Ahmed won the toss and elected to put the Islamabad United in. Paceman Anwar Ali started the innings with a maiden over and gave no chance to in-form... Read more
PIA strike: Govt insists it will not back down in face of protests
 The government seems in no mood to back down in the face of protesting Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) employees. On Thursday, Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif accepted the resignation of PIA Chairman Nasser Jaffer. According to an official notification released by the PM Office, the aviation secretary will hold additional... Read more
KLF: 7th Karachi Literature Festival commences from today
While the non-arrival of Indian actor-turned-political activist Anupam Kher for the 7th Karachi Literature Festival (KLF) has stirred an acrimonious debate lately, the absence of Urdu novelist, short story writer and columnist Intizar Husain who passed away just three days before the opening of the festival on Friday will... Read more