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...
Karachi: Woman delivers baby girl in ambulance as it gets stuck in traffic
The city’s major thoroughfares were choked in heavy traffic jams on Monday, a little baby girl had to be delivered in an ambulance on one such road. The baby girl was successfully delivered in an ambulance on main Sharae Faisal. Aman Foundation ambulance’s emergency paramedic Kamran Yousuf, who helped with the... Read more
Dutch company all set to buy Engro Foods for an estimated $460 million
A Dutch dairy cooperative is gearing to buy out the  Pakistani food giant Engro Foods Limited with an investment of around $460 million, in what would amount to the largest private sector takeover by a foreign firm in the country’s history. FrieslandCampina International Holding BV intends to acquire a 51 per... Read more
PCB restarts program for construction of  Shakarparian cricket stadium
The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has reinitiated a hitherto abandoned project to build an international standard cricket stadium in the Shakarparian area in Islamabad. The Capital Development Authority (CDA) and the PCB signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) in 2012 under which the CDA allotted 35 acres near Shakarparian for... Read more
Ex city Nazim Mustafa Kamal  lashes out at Altaf Hussain
The extremely popular ex Karachi Nazim Mustafa Kamal severely lambasted the  chief of the Muttahida Quami Movement (MQM) Altaf Hussain, accusing him of having links with Indian intelligence agency and using strong arm tactics. “We are here to tell the people as to why we left the country and why are we back... Read more
World’s most expensive train station to open at site of NY’s 9/11 tragedy
 (New York) today opens the most expensive train station in the whole world, on the site of the World Trade Center destroyed 14 years ago, in the 9/11 attacks. Twelve years in the making, there will be no official ceremony to mark the 3 pm opening to rail commuters... Read more
Quetta’s ‘Quran mountain’ has hundreds of thousands of visiters
Deep inside the dry, biscuit-coloured mountains surrounding Quetta lie a honeycomb of tunnels full of  Holy Qurans, where they are safe from desecration. The hill known as Jabal-e-Noor, or “Mountain of Light”, has been visited by hundreds of thousands of people since two elderly brothers turned it into a shrine for Islam’s... Read more
Security concerns: Lahore Metro bus service suspended
 The Lahore Metro bus service has been indefinitely suspended due to security concerns. All Metro buses have been shifted to Gajju Matta metro bus depot. The decision was taken at meeting chaired by the chief secretary and attended by the DCO, the commissioner and other senior officers. A spokesperson for... Read more
Ayyan Ali unwell, does not appear before court
The Customs Court in Rawalpindi earlier today granted a one day exemption to model Ayyan Ali from appearing in the court in the infamous currency smuggling case. When Customs Court Judge Aftab Ahmad Khan took up the case for hearing, Ayyan’s counsel Nasir Abbas filed an application seeking one... Read more
“Pakistan has enough talent, need to play correct combination” Imran Khan
Pakistan’s legendary cricketer-turned-politician Imran Khan said earlier today that the country’s cricket team has “enough talent” but there was a need to get the team combination right. Khan’s reaction came after Pakistan exited from the Asia Cup T20 title race yesterday, following a five-wicket defeat at the hands of Bangladesh.... Read more
US Consulate in Karachi celebrates Balochistan culture day
The US Consul General in Karachi Brian Heath hosted a musical reception for Baloch journalists and civil society leaders to celebrate the ‘Baloch Culture Day.’ Popular Baloch folk singer Akhtar Channal Zehri performed in the ceremony. This is the second year the Consul General marked the occasion at his... Read more
Its official: Afghan Taliban leadership is in Pakistan, admits Sartaj Aziz
Prime Minister’s senior aide Sartaj Aziz has said for the first time publicly that the Afghan Taliban’s leadership enjoys a safe haven inside Pakistan, which Islamabad uses as a “lever” to pressure the group into talks with Kabul. The admission by Sartaj Aziz comes after years of official denials... Read more
Larkana: 4th grader raped and impregnated by teacher
A student of fourth-grade has been repeatedly raped by her teacher in Nauabad village of Larkana district in Sindh, till she became pregnant, alleges her family which is now facing pressure from local elite to withdraw the case. The family of Mr. Kalhoro, a farmer in the riverine area of the... Read more
“TTP chief hiding in area where Kabul has no control” Afghan Ambassador
 Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) Chief Mullah Fazlullah is hiding in an area of Afghanistan where the Kabul government has no control, Afghanistan’s envoy to Pakistan said earlier today. Talking to media and Afghan refugees at the Afghan Consulate in Peshawar, Dr Muhammad Omar Zakhilwal assured that Kabul would not allow its... Read more
Breaking news:  Ex MQM leaders Mustafa Kamal, Anees Qaimkhani in Karachi
Former Karachi mayor and Muttahia Qaumi Movement (MQM) leader Syed Mustafa Kamal arrived in Karachi earlier today along with senior leader and former Rabita Committe deputy convener Anees Qaimkhani. According to initial reports, the two will address a press conference in the metropolis at 3:00pm today. In August 2013,... Read more