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...
Volvo all set to re-enter Pakistan market
The latest development on the transport scene is the decision of Europe’s leading bus manufacturing company Volvo to re-enter the Pakistani market. The company had a brief relationship with the Pakistani government in the 1980s, but the project did not have a long-lasting impact, shutting down as the country paid less... Read more
List of winners at the 66th Berlin film festival in Germany
Following are the winners of the main prizes awarded earlier yesterday at the 66th Berlin film festival: Golden Bear for best film: “Fuocoammare” (Fire at Sea), Gianfranco Rosi, Italy/France Jury Grand Prix Silver Bear: “Smrt u Sarajevu” (Death in Sarajevo), Danis Tanovic, Bosnia/France Silver Bear for best director: Mia Hansen-Love... Read more
Shooter in US state of Michigan murders at least 6 in cold blood
At least six people have been shot and killed in Kalamazoo County, in the northern US state of Michigan, police told local media late yesterday night. Kalamazoo County Undersheriff Paul Matyas told local Fox affiliate 17 News that six people had been shot and killed at a Cracker Barrel... Read more
Urdu in schools causes ‘grievances’:  Unesco report
The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (Unesco) has opined  that Urdu being the dominant language in the multi-ethnic society through the school system is a choice of necessity but has frequently been a source of grievances linked to wider issues of social and cultural inequality. A policy paper... Read more
Opposition leaders deride PM over NAB
The prime minister’s recent advice to the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) to work ‘responsibly’ has met with scathing criticism from the opposition parties. The PPP and the PTI have apparently come together to denounce the ruling PML-N for meddling in the affairs of the top corruption watchdog. Addressing a gathering in... Read more
Cell phones banned for single women in Indian village
A village council in Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s home state of Gujarat has banned single women from using mobile phones, with elders deeming the technology a “nuisance to society”. Members of the Suraj village council in Mehsana, the premier’s home district, passed a resolution in early February outlawing... Read more
Ridiculous age gap between father and son baffles NADRA
Officials of National Database and Registration Authority (NADRA) are baffled  how a 93 year old man could be a father of a boy as young as 20. Earlier this week, they refused to issue Identity Cards to two men after finding that their father was over 90 years old. NADRA... Read more
Quetta in the grip of severe cold spell
The Met Office has forecast  very cold and dry weather for the provincial capital of Balochistan, Quetta during the next 24 hours. On Saturday, the highest maximum temperature 15 centigrade and the lowest minimum -01 centigrade were recorded. The dry and cold weather has been forecast for the rest... Read more
Pakistan Airways formaly registered as PIA subsidiary
In line to improve the decaying service standards of Pakistan International Airlines (PIA), a subsidiary of the national flag carrier has been registered in the Security and Exchange Commission of Pakistan with the title of ‘Pakistan Airways.’ “Reference media queries, please note that Pakistan Airways has been registered as... Read more
Trump sweeps S.Carolina, Hillary takes Nevada
The Republican presidential frontrunner Donald Trump grabbed a big win in the South Carolina primary on Saturday, while Democrat Hillary Clinton breathed life into her sluggish campaign with a victory over Bernie Sanders in Nevada. The wins for the brash billionaire and the former secretary of state give the... Read more