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...
PTI’s Imran Khan lambasts Himachal CM over Pak-indo match criticism
Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan lambasted the Chief Minister of India’s Himachal Pradesh state for objecting to the Pakistan-India match at Dharamsala. PTI chief while talking to media said “Pakistan has to play a World Cup match in Dharamsala under international obligation. The Himachal Pradesh CM issued an irresponsible... Read more
Sanghar: Intoxicated man fires gunshots at school
A drunk man allegedly opened fire at a primary school in Sanghar earlier yesterday and demanded at the principal accept his demands. The suspect, identified as Muhammad Zaman Nizamani, fired four aerial gunshots at the school principal’s office, one of which hit a cupboard. “He asked the clerk to... Read more
Security alert in Indian state of Gujarat after Pakistan shares intelligence info
The Indian state of Gujarat is on very high alert after Pakistan reportedly informed New Delhi of possible infiltration of terrorists in that state. Security agencies have been placed on high alert after Pakistan’s National Security Advisor Lt Gen (retd) Nasir Khan Janjua talked to his Indian counterpart Ajit... Read more
Govt plans to float an additional $3.5b worth of Eurobonds
Due to spiraling concerns over the high cost of unconventional borrowings, Pakistan is planning to raise another $3.5 billion from international debt markets by floating Eurobonds over a period of three years so as to retire earlier loans. A new medium-term debt management strategy that the Ministry of Finance... Read more
Pakistan has a dozen Aam Admi parties, against India’s one
While our eastern neighbour India has one Aam Admi Party, Pakistan boasts of a dozen parties with either a prefix or suffix of Aam Admi (common man) registered with the country’s top election body. In the ever-burgeoning list of political parties, the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) has registered 321 recognised political... Read more
OIC Summit on Palestine currently underway
An extra ordinary summit of Organization of Islamic Cooperation on Palestine and Al-Quds Al-Sharif commenced in  Jakarta earlier today. The summit is being held at the request of Palestine’s President Mehmoud Abbas, after the escalation of Israeli violence in the occupied territories and restriction imposed by it to access the... Read more
Pakistan’s HC to India stresses the need for ‘uninterrupted talks’ between India, Pakistan
Pakistan’s High Commissioner to India Abdul Basit stressed on the need for ‘uninterrupted talks between Pakistan and India for peace and regional stability’, Radio Pakistan reported. Basit, while addressing a function in Jaipur, said dialogue is the only way to improve ties between Pakistan and India. Citing Kashmir as... Read more
Malaysia’s Malindo Air  to fly to Islamabad and Karachi
New Malaysian airline Malindo Air, which has started its direct flights to Lahore, plans to expand next to Islamabad and Karachi. CEO Chandran Rama Muthy said the airline would also consider increasing its flights to Lahore. “We have started our four-times weekly flights. We plan to increase them to... Read more
Supporters being forced to change loyalty claims MQM’s Farooq Sattar
Muttahida Qaumi Movement’s (MQM) Senior leader Dr Farooq Sattar has claimed that families of several ‘missing’ workers of the party and those languishing in prison are being forced to change their loyalties. Without disclosing identity of those who he claimed were approaching the families of ‘missing’ MQM workers, Dr Sattar... Read more
Karachi: Gang Rape attempt on 10-year-old girl child foiled
Old City area residents of Karachi foiled  a gang rape attempt on a minor girl earlier yesterday, within the limits of the Garden police station. Three men took 10-year-old A* to an empty room her near her house located at Azeem Plaza in Usmanabad area and tried to rape her. “Fortunately,... Read more
PTI calls for inquiry into PML-N mega projects
Scarcely a day after the Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif said he was ready for accountability, the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) jumped at the opportunity of calling for investigations into mega projects undertaken in the last six years. “Investigation into every mega project launched during the rule of Shahbaz Sharif in... Read more
Engro Foods to establish large-scale dairy farms
In an attempt to strengthen its footprint in the field of model cattle-farming, Engro Foods Limited is gearing up to introduce large-scale dairy farms to meet the increasing demand of milk in the country. “We are planning to introduce large-scale dairy farms which will not only have the best feeding practices, but... Read more