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...
Pakistan: Govt allows national cricket team to play World T20 in India
The Pakistan government earlier today gave the go ahead to the national cricket team to play in the World T20 tournament in India. “I am pleased that our government has given its consent for our team to visit India,” said PCB Chairman Shaharyar Khan on Thursday, adding that ICC has been asked to make special... Read more
Karachi: New double-decker bus takes a tour around Old City
The culture department is all set to initiate a double-decker bus service in the city of Karachi by July this year, that will take tourists on board from Mohatta Palace and go around the Old City area. Culture and tourism secretary Niaz Abbasi informed this at a meeting of the culture department... Read more
2,000kgs worth of ‘dead animals’ meat seized in Islamabad: 10 arrested
The local Administration in Islamabad earlier today conducted a raid at a slaughterhouse and seized 2,000 Kgs of highly unhygienic meat. The team, led by Assistant Commissioner Dr Waqar Hassan raided the slaughterhouse located near the Motorway Toll Plaza. The officials said the unhygienic meat was of ‘dead animals’. The local... Read more
FAST students win top positions in international design contest
Teams from FAST-NUCES, Lahore have won the first and second prize respectively at a top  international competition. Nearly 200 people from across the world participated in the contest. The winners were announced on February 6. The two projects, EcoSens-Wireless Sensor and Actuator Network, won the top position at the Global... Read more
“My sponsors felt my album was too controversial” singing sensation Shehzad Roy
Nineteen years into his career, the ‘Roy Boy’ now married and father to 19-month old Sikandar, Shehzad has retained his boyish charms. In his upcoming video, ‘Jind Jaan’, he epitomises the smoldering bad boy, complete with abs, tousled hair, leather jacket, an iconic red and white-striped Mustang 65 and... Read more
Pakistan fully cooperated with India over Pathankot incident: FO
“Pakistan had extended full cooperation to India over investigation into Pathankot airbase attack,” claimed a  foreign office spokesman. In a weekly briefing in Islamabad earlier today, the Foreign Office spokesman Nafees Zakaria said, “Pakistan extended full cooperation to India over the Pathankot incident.” Commenting on the Quadrilateral Coordination Group (QCG),... Read more
AJK:PM Sharif launches National Health Programme for the region
Prime Minister Mian Nawaz Sharif earlier today launched the PM’s National Health Programme aimed at providing free of cost healthcare to the poorest of the poor for Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK). The health scheme to be launched initially in Muzaffarabad and Kotli would benefit 82,362 and 79,004 families,... Read more
3 British-Pakistani brothers found guilty of sexually assaulting pre-teen girls in UK
Three brothers and their uncle were found guilty earlier yesterday of sexually exploiting very young girls in northern England, in the latest of a string of so called ‘grooming trials’ that have highlighted failings by police and social workers. Brothers Arshid and Basharat Hussain were found guilty of multiple... Read more
‘If people don’t go to jail for honour killing, how will they know it’s a crime?’: Sharmeen Chinoy
“How is this going down in your home country? You keep poking your lens where it’s least welcome,” CNN Chief International Correspondent Christiane Amanpour asks filmmaker Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy during an interview on her hit tv show “Amanpour”. “I think it’s very important to have these difficult conversations. We aren’t... Read more
NAP implementation: Over 250 madrassas shut down nationwide
The government has shut down around 254 suspected and unregistered madrassas all across the country, the lower house of parliament was informed earlier yesterday. One hundred sixty-seven suspected seminaries in Sindh, 13 in Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa, two in Punjab, and 72 unregistered madrassas in Sindh have been closed, Minister of State for... Read more
Samjhota Express resumes its service today
The train shuttle between India and Pakistan resumed earlier today (Thursday) after being suspended on Monday due to security concerns over the Haryana riots. Dosti Bus Service and Samjhota Express were suspended on the request of India in the wake of deadly caste violence in India’s Haryana that killed... Read more
Kites vs drones: Flying cameras to help enforce kite flying ban in Rawalpindi
In order to help curb aerial firing and kite flying, the police will be using drone aerial cameras after the Punjab government slapped a ban on kite flying. Though the drones had been given to the Rawalpindi police in July of last year to monitor protests and for keeping an eye... Read more
Quetta’s first ever multiplex cinema to feature the biggest curved screen in Pakistan
The provincial metropolis of Quetta is gearing up for its first multiplex, Weplex Pak Force Cinema, set to open doors to the public on March 4. The very promising project, which is being valued at around Rs100 million, is the brainchild of film distributor Jahanzaib Khan. Investing an exorbitant... Read more
Pakistan’s Film legend Habibur Rehman passes away in Lahore
 Legendary film actor Habibur Rehman passed away in Lahore earlier today after suffering from a prolonged illness. Rehman was one of the biggest stars of Pakistani cinema back in the day. Commonly called film star Habib, he was the heartthrob of his time; an actor who was on the forefront... Read more