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...
Dubai keen to build world’s largest shopping mall before Expo 2020
The Mall of the World will be completed before Dubai hosts the Expo 2020 exhibition, effectively making it the world’s largest mall in the first domed city in the world. It will also have the largest indoor theme park in the world, according to Developer Dubai Holdings. “We are... Read more
Incoming Afghan Ambassador calls on army chief Gen. Raheel
His Excellency Dr. Hazrat Omar Zakhilwal,  the incoming Ambassador of Afghanistan called on Army Chief General Raheel Sharif in Islamabad on Friday. According to Inter Services Public Relations (ISPR) statement, during the meeting, matters of mutual interest including measures to improve security along Pakistan– Afghanistan border were discussed. Read more
“IS group has used, can make chemical weapons,”  director CIA
Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) director John Brennan has said that, “militant Islamic State (IS) group’s fighters have used chemical weapons and have the capability to make small quantities of chlorine and mustard gas, CBS News reported Thursday.” “We have a number of instances where ISIL has used chemical munitions... Read more
Bacha Khan University all set to reopen from Monday onwards
Bacha Khan University will reopen on February 15, Monday after a closure of an estimated three weeks following a terrorist attack at the university which left at least 21 students dead. The decision came during a meeting between the management and security heads at the campus on Friday. The university... Read more
Thalaassaemia: Father desperately seeks blood for 10-year-old daughter
As little Afeefa, a thalassaemia patient, is growing older her father, Wajahat Ayaz, has been forced to double his efforts to get more than a single bag of blood every month. His only daughter means everything to him but there are only seven donors in Pakistan and just five... Read more
BCCI slaps half decade ban on Pakistani umpire Asad Rauf
Pakistani umpire Asad Rauf has been banned for a five year period by the Board of Control for Cricket India (BCCI) on charges of ‘corruption and misconduct’. Rauf, who was recognised as one of the top umpires in the world alongside compatriot Aleem Dar, will be barred from umpiring... Read more
Pakistan’s shooting team clinches Silver medel
Pakistan’s men and women shooting teams won silver medals in 50m rifle prone events at the South Asian Games on Thursday as the country’s track and field stars brought home at least five bronze. The men’s shooting team of Umar Siddique, Midrar Ali, Mohammad Amir shot a combined total... Read more
Local car sales continue to increase
The  Sales of local car assemblers (including light commercial vehicles (LCVs), vans and jeeps) increased by 57% year on year (YoY) during the first seven months (Jul-Jan) of fiscal year 2015-16 (7MFY15-16), as par data released by the Pakistan Automotive Manufacturers Association (PAMA). “Car sales have been growing extraordinarily due... Read more
TTP commander among 34 terrorists nabbed in Kohat
At least 34 suspected persons, including six important facilitators and a key commander of the  banned TTP outfit were arrested during search operation by police and Law enforcement agencies (LEAs) in Kohat earlier yesterday. According to the sources, police and security forces launched joint action at Kohat bypass road... Read more
“NSG waiver allowed India to exponentially increase fissile material stocks,” Pak foreign secretary
“The Nuclear Supplier Group’s (NSG) waiver has allowed India to exponentially increase its fissile material stocks,”  bewailed Pakistani Foreign Secretary Aizaz Chaudhry ea.rlier yesterday “Strategic stability in South Asia has been negatively impacted by Indo-US nuclear deal and the discriminatory waiver granted to India by the NSG,” remarked the... Read more
Will unmask those who withhold payments of artists insists TV actor Ayub Khosa
Nearly four decades ago, a number of Pakistan’s top cricketers refused to play for the country over a pay raise issue. The controversy took the country by storm and the Pakistan Cricket Board had to blink first. But that was a question of wanting more money because the board... Read more
Famous playright Bajia’s last rites: Mourners robbed during funeral
 A large crowd of mourners attended the funeral of famed playwright Fatima Suraiyya Bajia, however, pickpockets made their way among them and robbed people of their wallets and cellphones. The victims of pickpocketing include former Arts Council’s president Ahmed Shah, governing body member Iqbal Ansari and actor Aslam Shaikh.... Read more
Lahore’s Taxali Gate to hold Basant festival sans kite flying
A celebration of ‘Basant’ is to be held at the  Taxali Gate area of Lahore with colours and festivities on Saturday (Feb 13). Even though there will be no kite flying as per law, there will be food and music from 6pm to 11pm. The organisers are a small... Read more
Renowned elderly journalist Naushaba Burney passes away
Well known journalist Naushaba Burney died in Karachi yesterday morning after a prolonged illness. She was 83. She leaves a son and two daughters to mourn her death. Ms Burney was born in the Indian town of Nagpur. After the partition of the subcontinent, her family migrated to Pakistan.... Read more