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...
GB: 15 traders arrested for embezzlement
The bank accounts of at least 15 traders were frozen for their supposed involvement in the embezzlement of Rs220 million at a branch of National Bank of Pakistan (NBP) in the Gilgit-Baltistan (GB) region. “Their accounts will remain frozen until the enquiry comes to a close,” a source told the... Read more
Huge blaze erupts at oil terminal port Karachi near Kemari
 A heavy fire erupted at an oil terminal near Karachi port earlier today. Fire tenders and rescue officials rushed to Kemari as heavy smoke billowing from an oil terminal of the Pakistan State Oil. According to initial reports, four people were moved to hospitals as they fell unconscious after... Read more
Nail biter match: Peshawar Zalmi defeat Karachi Kings by 3 runs
Peshawar Zalmi beat Karachi Kings (KK) by only 3 runs in Daiub at the Sharjah Cricket Stadium despite a fiery innings by English all-rounder Ravi Bopara. Bopara hit 4 sixes and 5 fours in his 33-ball 67 but got out in the last over to leave his side at... Read more
Chilly Spring: AKJ & Islamabad receive first snowfall
The northern areas of Pakistan were in for late winter or early spring chills as the capital city of Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK) as well as Margalla Hills in Islamabad received their first snowfall in 10 years. Muzaffarabad and Margalla Hills of Islamabad received intermittent snowfall earlier toay... Read more
Heavy rainfall in KPK: 4 dead, 3 injured
 At least four people were killed while three others were injured due to heavy rainfall in various parts of Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa (KPK) on Tuesday. A woman and a minor died while another woman was injured when the roof of a house collapsed on Kohat Road in Badhaber in the city.... Read more
Karachi: DHA puts up barriers around its Phase VIII
Young men on motorcycles, who terrorized people on street corners to snatch mobile phones in the lonely lanes of DHA Ph VIII, will find in a few months eight security barriers blocking their entry. This is part of the housing authority’s plan to ‘enhance security’ and monitor those entering... Read more
Sindh police to set up counter terror versity
The Sindh Police decided earlier today to set up a their own  counter-terrorism university along with police emergency services and a number of police facilitation centres under its “Promise of Peace” (PoP) project in a bid to strengthen the implementation of the National Action Plan (NAP) in the province.... Read more
Punjab opposition wants further decrease in petrol prices
A resolution demanding a larger reduction in petroleum prices was submitted earlier this week  in the Punjab Assembly Secretariat by Opposition Leader Mian Mehmoodur Rasheed. The resolution demands that the federal government ensure that petroleum prices are brought down to Rs40 to Rs45 per litre. The resolution criticises the... Read more
PSL: WI’s  Derren Sammy believes Peshawar Zalmis can win cup
West Indies all-rounder Darren Sammy, who is playing for the Pakistan Super League (PSL) franchise Peshawar Zalmi in the T20 league, believes his side has got all that is required to be crowned champions in the ongoing league in the United Arab Emirates. “Of course,” said Sammy when asked... Read more
Army chief signs death warrants of 12 ruthless terrorists
The Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Raheel Sharif has formally approved the execution of 12 hardcore terrorists. According to ISPR, the militants belong to al Qaida, Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan and Sipah-e-Sahaba Pakistan (SSP). “They were involved in committing heinous offences relating to terrorism, including breaking of Bannu Jail, attacks... Read more
Remittances up by over 6% to touch $ 11.2b
Overseas Pakistani workers remitted $ 11.2 billion in first seven months (July to January) of 2015-16, effectively showing a growth of 6 percent compared to $ 10.566 billion received during the same period in the preceding year. During January 2016, the inflow of workers’ remittances amounted to $ 1462.87... Read more
PIA reduces airfares on both domestic and international flights
The Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) has reduced its fares on a large number of  domestic and major international flights, including Umra fares, with immediate effect. Decision to this effect has been taken to stabilize unrealistic hike in fares and to facilitate its valued customers, PIA’ Spokesman Danyal Gilani said... Read more
Syria: As Turkish funded rebels face defeat Erdogan lashes out at allies
The Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan earlier yesterday launched a bitter attack on NATO ally the United States over its support of Syrian Kurdish groups, saying it was creating a “pool of blood” in the region. As his dreams of imperial conquest by supporting terrorist groups laying waste to... Read more
US Dollar in free fall in Asia
The US dollar has fallen in  Asia earlier today after comments from Federal Reserve boss Janet Yellen on the weak global economy suggested the central bank will not hike interest rates any time soon. The greenback also sank to late 2014 levels against the yen on the back of... Read more