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...
‘Khula’ without husband’s consent is un-Islamic claims CII
The religious body observed earlier yesterday that courts were dissolving nikkahs in the name of ‘Khula’, which is not correct since only the husband has the right to grant Khula after which courts can dissolve marriage contracts. Urging civil courts to differentiate between ‘Khula’ and a unilateral dissolution of marriage... Read more
Anti Polio campaign: Karachi school refuses polio team on behalf of parents
A private school in Ayesha Manzil did not allow a polio team to enter its premises earlier yesterday, citing parents’ refusals. School administration submitted in writing that it would not allow polio workers on its premises due to a small enrollment of young children and parents’ refusals beforehand. Officials... Read more
Celebratory gunfire: Indian groom dies on wedding day
A groom was hit and killed by a bullet apparently fired by celebrating members of his wedding party in northern India, a local police officer said earlier yesterday. Amit Rastogi, 28, was fatally struck late on Wednesday in Uttar Pradesh state while leading the party to his bride’s house,... Read more
Greedy diety? Indian court summons Hindu god over land grab
A court has served a Hindu god with a summons for illegally encroaching on government land in eastern India after a roadside temple was built in his honour, officials said earlier today. Photos in local media showed the summons, addressed to Lord Hanuman, pasted on an idol of the... Read more
“Will have to pay penalty if we withdraw from World T20” PCB chairman Shaharyar
The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) chairman Shaharyar Khan gave an explanation regarding Pakistan’s participation in the World T20 by saying that, “the decision is awaiting Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif’s approval and the International Cricket Council (ICC) has not threatened us with any legal action.” “I just spoke to the... Read more
India imprisons student union leader in same cell as executed Kashmiri freedom fighter
The Indian government has incarcerated the leader of a students’ union under suicide watch in jail number 3, the same as Mohammed Afzal Guru, a Kashmiri separatist who was executed three years ago on charges of sedition. Jawaharlal Nehru University Students’ Union leader Kanhaiya Kumar was arrested last week... Read more
Punjab law minister Rana Sanaullah accuses NAB of harassing investors
The Law Minister of Punjab Rana Sana Ullah has accused the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) of harassing investors in the country. Talking to journalists in Islamabad earlier today, Rana Sanaullah said the investors will run away from the country if the NAB did not change its course of action.... Read more
President Mamnoon approves Rs11m for deserving artists, writers
 President Mamnoon Hussain approved earlier yesterday Rs11.7 million for around 43 deserving artists and writers all across the country. The decision was made during a meeting of the Steering Committee of Federal Government’s Artist Welfare Fund held at the presidency. Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif headed the committee before the... Read more
Van overturns near Port Qasim: 16 injured
At least 16 people sustained injuries as a van of a private company overturned near Port Qasim in the outskirts of the city earlier today. According to rescue sources, a speeding van turned-turtle near Pakistan Steel Mills (PSM) in Port Qasim area. As a result, 16 unidentified passengers sustained... Read more
DHA making‘modern’ graveyard in Phase VIII Karachi
Close to the non functional Cogen plant in Phase VIII of the Defence Housing Authority (DHA), scores of labourers are busy digging graves. Some 1,400 final resting places have already been prepared, and several more are being readied in various sizes. These readymade graves are part of a cemetery... Read more
Security Concerns: First day of LLF already cancelled
“All sessions scheduled on the first day of the Lahore Literature Festival (LLF) have been cancelled,” the festival’s organisers officially announced earlier today. “The festival will now only be held on two days instead of three owing to security concerns, a source close to the development said. The festival’s... Read more
Pakistan condemns terror attack in Ankara, Turkey
 Pakistan earlier today strongly condemned the terrorist attack in Ankara and reaffirmed its ‘long abiding solidarity’ with Turkey. Several lives were lost and scores injured when a bomb targeted military vehicles in Ankara Wednesday night. A Foreign Office statement said, “Our thoughts and prayers are with the bereaved families.... Read more
CPEC: Pakistan Army to establish HQ in Diamer district to ensure security
The Gilgit-Baltistan government has decided to allocate a large piece of land to the Pakistan Army in Diamer district so it can set up headquarters and ensure security for the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC). The site is situated in Thak Das, a barren piece of land near Chilas, where... Read more
Hate material: Man sentenced to 10 years in jail
 An anti-terrorism court (ATC) earlier yesterday sentenced a man to 10-year imprisonment for selling hate material in the city of Jehlum. ATC Special Judge Rai Muhammad Ayub Marth convicted Sheikh Saifullah for spreading sectarian hatred and raising funds for terrorism after he was arrested selling hate material in Jehlum.... Read more