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...
Bollywood film on Nazia, Zoheb Hassan on the cards
The local grapevine has it that Nazia Hassan and Zoheb Hassan: the pioneers of Pakistan’s pop music are set to be immortalised in an upcoming Bollywood film. The winsome duo have given some iconic hits over the last three decades and their fans just can’t wait to see how their illustrious careers are... Read more
COAS Gen. Raheel meets Afghan president, top US defence leadership in Kabul
The Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Raheel Sharif earlier today made a brief stopover in Kabul where he attended the Change of Command Ceremony for the ‘Resolute Support Mission’ and met with top Afghan leadership, Director General Inter-Services Public Relations Asim Bajwa said. The COAS discussed regional security... Read more
Sahiwal: Man murders both sisters in ‘honour killing’
 Police in Sahiwal are attempting to trace a man who murdered both his sisters in cold blood in an apparent “honour killing”. Mohammad Asif had previously murdered his mother four or five years ago, according to police, before being pardoned at the time by his family and set free. The latest... Read more
Indian widow to finally be granted Pakistani nationality
An Indian widow whose husband died years ago, will be granted Pakistani citizenship, the interior ministry has confirmed. Federal Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar issued orders earlier yesterday to award nationality to the widow of a Pakistani national according to the legal procedures, after taking notice of a letter from her.... Read more
Key CII members brand Punjab Women Protection bill ‘un-Islamic’
Certaim Members of the Council of Islamic Ideology (CII) have declared Women Protection Bill, which became law in Punjab recently, against Islamic teachings. The CII met in Islamabad under the chairmanship of Muhammad Khan Sherani earlier today. The meeting discussed Women Protection Bill, recently passed by Punjab Assembly and signed into law... Read more
Uzbek woman admits in court “Allah ordered” her to decapitate child
An Uzbek woman accused of murdering in cold blood a child in her care and brandishing the child’s severed head outside a metro station, said earlier today in a Moscow court that “Allah ordered” her to carry out the act. Gulchekhra Bobokulova, a 38-year-old mother of three sons, made the comment... Read more
At least 135 automobile firms to attend the Pakistan Auto Show
The Pakistan Auto Show 2016 that is to be held from March 4-6 at the Expo Centre in Lahore has received an “overwhelming response” from the leading automobile manufacturers around the world, representing countries like Japan, the United Kingdom, Italy, China, Taiwan and Malaysia, said Pakistan Association of Automotive Parts and... Read more
Kids rekindle love for traditional arts with Lok Virsa’s programs
 A six-day kite and chunri-making event started at Lok Virsa in Islamabad earlier yesterday. The event was part of Lok Virsa’s series, ‘Craft of the Month’, which aims to educate children about their traditions and culture. About 100 children from schools that operate under the Federal Directorate of Education... Read more
Osama Bin Laden left $29 million for ‘jihad’ in handwritten will
The Al Qaeda terror group’s  leader Osama bin Laden had millions of dollars stashed in Sudan and wanted most of it to be used to fund ‘jihad’, according to a handwritten will released earlier yesterday. The late 1990s document was among a tranche of newly declassified letters and files that... Read more
Islamabad: 5 plazas to be built along metro route
The federal capital Islamabad’s civic agency has opted to construct five “park and ride” plazas at different locations of Blue Area, the city’s busiest commercial centre. The move aims at making Rawalpindi-Islamabad Metro Bus Project more successful, as parking plazas will be established at locations in the close vicinity of... Read more
‘World’s longest flight’ lands in Auckland, New Zealand
An Emirates Airbus A380 touched down in Auckland in New Zealand earlier today, completing what is believed to be the world’s longest non-stop scheduled commercial flight. The service from Dubai to Auckland covered 14,200 kilometres (8,824 miles), according to industry website airwaysnews.com, topping Qantas’ 13,800-kilometre Sydney-Dallas route launched in 2014. It... Read more
US all praises for Pakistan for detaining JeM chief
The United States govt praised Pakistan’s commitment to ‘take prompt and decisive action’ against the Pathankot air base attackers, according to a State Department statement issued earlier today after the Pak-US strategic dialogue. The dialogue held in Washington was co-chaired by US Secretary of State John Kerry and Prime Minister’s Adviser... Read more
Hashoo Group completes acquisition of BHP Billiton’s operations
 The Hashoo Group has announced that it has formally acquired the oil and gas exploration company BHPL, which used to be part of the Australia-based BHP Billiton Limited. Now, the company has been renamed as ‘Orient Petroleum Pty Limited” (OPPL), registered in Australia. Talking to journalists earlier today, the OPPL Chief Executive... Read more
FIA imposes Rs7.5m fine on foreign airlines
The Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) has slapped a fine of Rs.7.5 million on different foreign airlines for violating visa rules. On the directives of Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan, all foreign airlines have been told not to carry any person into Pakistan who does not have a visa.... Read more