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...
PM Nawaz wants security comprehensive assessment before Pakistan’s World T20 participation
Prime Minister Mian Nawaz Sharif earlier today ordered the Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali to ‘send a team to India’ to assess measures adopted for Pakistan cricketers’ security for the World T20. A decision on Pakistan’s participation in the World T20, being hosted by India from March 8 to... Read more
Osama Bin Laden wanted to exploit Indian threat to take over Pakistan
The late al Qaeda supremo Osama bin Laden wanted terrorists to wage an ‘holy war’ in Pakistan, destabilise its military and take control of the region, a new booklet has revealed. The alleged 42-page booklet “Jihad in Pakistan” was declassified by US intelligence agencies on March 1. According to the... Read more
Man removed from UK flight because of ‘prayer’ message on phone
A UK citizen was summarily removed from a plane by armed police at Luton airport, United Kingdom last week after a fellow passenger read a message on his phone about ‘prayer’ and reported him as a security threat. Laolu Opebiyi, a Nigerian-born Christian, believes the passenger next to him on an easyJet... Read more
Pakistani American amongst richest sport team owners in the world
This week’s Forbes magazine list of the world’s wealthiest people finds 63 billionaires around the planet worth a combined $285 billion.  All combined they own 81 teams across seven sports over 12 leagues. The NFL’s richest owners include Pakistan-born Shahid Khan ($5.9 billion) of the Jacksonville Jaguars and England’s Fulham football... Read more
PM Nawaz gives go ahead for  launch of ‘Green Pakistan’
The Prime Minister of Pakistan Mian  Nawaz Sharif  earlier today approved the launch of the  “Green Pakistan Programme” to improve forestry and wildlife sectors in Pakistan. Protection and management of wildlife and reclaiming and developing forest areas are the main aspects of the programme. According to a press release, Ministry... Read more
Iqbal Zafar Jhagra takes oath as new KPK Governor
Iqbal Zafar Jhagra, a senior leader of the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) took his oath as Governor of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa on Friday. Peshawar High Court Chief Justice Mazhar Alam administered the oath during a ceremony attended by Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Chief Minister Pervaiz Khattak, federal minister Akram Khan Durrani , PML-N leader... Read more
Target killings: Rangers take custody of MQM worker for 90 days
The  Pakistan Rangers Sindh earlier today obtained 90-day remand of an alleged worker of Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) for his involvement in targeted killing. An anti-terrorism court granted the custody of Danish, an alleged member of the MQM’s militant wing, said a law officer of the paramilitary force. He said... Read more
Senate majority rejects bill to convert PIA to public limited company
The Senate earlier today rejected a controversial bill aimed at turning the Pakistan International Airlines Corporation (PIA) into a public limited company. The Pakistan International Airlines Corporation (Conversion) Bill 2015 was moved in the house by Minister for Climate Change Zahid Hamid on behalf of Minister for State and... Read more
1st-ever mayor of Islamabad takes oath of office
 The first-ever mayor and deputy mayors of Islamabad Metropolitan Corporation took oath of office at Convention Centre earlier today in the capital city. District and Sessions Judge Irum Niazi administered the oath. Sheikh Ansar Aziz of Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) along with Zeeshan Ali, Muhammad Azam and Chaudhry Raffat... Read more
Pakistani man commits suicide after losing bet on Pak Ban cricket match
A 50-year-old man committed suicide in the Old Anarkali area of Lahore  earlier yesterday after he lost his month’s salary on a bet on the cricket match between Pakistan and Bangladesh. Muhammad Shafiq, a junior clerk in the Punjab Irrigation Department, was found hanging by his neck in his office... Read more
SHC rejects bail plea of 3 AKD Securities employees
The Sindh High Court has rejected the bail plea of three employees of the Aqeel Karim Dhedhi (AKD) Securities group in the EOBI (Employees Old-Age Benefit Institution) corruption scam. The SHC bench headed by Justice Farooq Shah pronounced the verdict on bail plea, reserved by the bench led by... Read more
Airblue flight escapes mishap as tyre bursts during landing
 An Airblue aircraft earlier today escaped a possible mishap when the front tyre of the Jeddah-Islamabad flight burst during landing at Islamabad’s Benazir Bhutto International Airport (BBIA). The Islamabad-bound Airblue flight PA 271 caused panic among passengers and the crew as one of its tyres burst, urging the pilot to take... Read more
India refuses to grant visas to US religious freedom body
India has denied visas for a delegation from the US government agency charged with monitoring international religious freedom, the agency stated earlier yesterday. The delegation from the US Commission on International Religious Freedom had been scheduled to leave for India today for a long-planned visit with the support of... Read more
Govt owned State Life may be turned into company via presidential ordinance
To convert State Life Insurance Corporation (SLIC) into a company, the government is once again set to promulgate a presidential ordinance instead of tabling a bill in parliament. The planned move will come just two months after the opposition dominated upper house of parliament rejected the Pakistan International Airlines... Read more