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...
Chilling warning: MQM’s Altaf Hussain tells citizens to ‘stock up on food’
In a rather chilling  warning, the Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) chief Altaf Hussain has asked the nation to be cautious as “something big” is likely to take place in the next few days. The announcement comes following the retrieval of the MQM supremo’s passport on Tuesday following cancellation of bail in... Read more
Karachi Kings win toss, elect to bat against Peshawar Zalmis
The Karachi Kings captain Shoaib Malik won the toss and decided to bat first against Peshawar Zalmi in the 19th Twenty20 match of the first Pakistan Super League at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium on Wednesday. This would be a must win match for Karachi Kings whereas Peshawar Zalmi... Read more
Lahore road accident: 3 killed, more injured
At least three people were killed as a truck, carrying salt, turned turtle at Lahore’s busy Band Road due to a tyre burst on Wednesday, officials stated. According to local police, the mishap took place when a truck carrying salt turned-turtle after losing control due to tyre burst at... Read more
Good Samaritans: 2 A-Level students set up ‘Wall of Help’ to serve Karachi’s poor
After the ‘Wall of Kindness’ set up at Sea View, two Advanced Level (A level) students have taken up an initiative to serve the city’s poor for free. The wall outside Gate 3 of Saint Patrick’s High School presented a different look on Tuesday, with hooks drilled next to... Read more
Polio worker shot at and injured in Lahore
Unidentified gunmen shot and injured a polio worker in the Punjab capital city of Lahore on Wednesday, the latest in a string of attacks against eradication teams. According to initial reports, two men on a motorcycle opened fire on the vaccinators and ran away. A health worker was hit... Read more
Apex Court grants stay on mayor, deputy mayor elections ‘all’ across Sindh
The Supreme Court on Wednesday issued a stay order on elections for mayor and deputy mayor all across Sindh – including the teeming megalopolis of Karachi – Rejecting the Sindh government’s appeal challenging the Sindh High Court’s earlier order to declare an amendment in the local government law as... Read more
Thar famine: 2 more lives lost, toll reaches 149
Yet another two more children died due to malnutrition in drought-hit Tharparkar on Wednesday, raising the death toll to at least 149. According to reports, two newborn babies died due to malnutrition at Mithi Civil Hospital on Wednesday morning. The death toll has climbed to 149 in 48 days.... Read more
Bomb threat reports at Karachi University proved to be fake: KU spokesman
The University of Karachi earlier today denied rumours that the campus was evacuated following reports of a bomb threat in the vicinity. “Reports that a bomb has been planted on campus are all fake,” a university spokesperson said. “Students have not been evacuated and classes and labs are being... Read more
MQM’s Altaf gets passport back: Return to Pakistan on the cards?
The London Metropolitan Police have returned Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) chief Altaf Hussain’s passport, that they had previously seized, as par a statement on the party’s website . Altaf’s passport was seized by British authorities during their investigation of a money laundering case in which the MQM supremo was... Read more
A whopping Rs22b loans written off so far during PML-N tenure
 Opposition lawmakers earlier yesterday came down hard on the federal government after they discovered that banks and other financial institutions have written off over Rs22 billion loans so far during the tenure of the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz. This revelation was made in written reply by Finance Minister Ishaq Dar... Read more
South Asian Games: Raising the Pakistan flag in India emotional moment, claims Ahmed
Pakistan Judo Federation (PJF) secretary and judo team manager at the South Asian Games, Masood Ahmed, said that,”it was an extremely emotional moment to raise the Pakistani flag in India after bagging two gold medals at the Games in Shillong, India on Tuesday.” Judokas Shah Hussain Shah and Fauzia... Read more
China: Leading country for FDI inflow in Pakistan
Foreign direct investment (FDI) increased 4.6% in the first seven months of 2015-16 on a year-on-year basis, as par the statistics released by the State Bank of Pakistan (SBP) on Tuesday. Pakistan received $647.9 million in FDI in the July-January period, which is $28.4 million higher than the FDI received... Read more
Cellular provider launches special package
A special cellular package has been launched for the country’s northern region by the Special Communication Organisation (SCO) of the armed forces. Under the package, a call of two minutes on any network of SCO across Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK) and Gilgit-Baltistan (G-B) will cost a mere one... Read more
F-16 sale to Pakistan should not be of concern to India, insists Pentagon
The United States Department of Defense said earlier yesterday that the sale of F-16 fighter jets to Pakistan should not be a cause of concern to India as the deal “always” took into account the regional security situation. India has expressed its disappointment at the decision by the Obama Administration to... Read more