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...
Cricket: Ahmad Shahzad makes a com back in Pakistan squad for World T20
Pakistan’s struggling opener Ahmad Shahzad has been recalled to the  15-member squad for the ICC World T20 Cricket Tournament to be played in various cities in India from March 8 to April 3, Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) announced in Islamabad earlier today. Dynamic southpaw (lefty) opener Sharjeel Khan, who was earlier axed was... Read more
Army Chief & PM to visit Saudi Arabia
Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and Chief of Army Staff General (COAS) Raheel Sharif would visit The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia on March 9 on the invitation of King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al-Saud A statement issued by the Foreign Office confirmed that the prime minister during his visit would also witness the... Read more
Mustafa Kamal to make “a big announcement” today in press conference
The former Karachi mayor Mustafa Kamal will be holding a news conference today to make a “big announcement”  just three days after he formally parted his ways from the Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM)  and levelled serious allegations against Altaf Hussain. “I will make a big announcement today. “It will... Read more
Woman in China starves to death after being trapped in elevator for a month
A Chinese woman died after being trapped in an elevator for over a month because maintenance workers shut off the power supply after failing to properly check if anyone was inside, state media reported earlier yesterday. Workers came to repair a malfunctioning elevator in the northern city of Xi’an... Read more
MAD school’s musical extravaganza ‘Grease’ to hit Karachi on March 18
The T-Birds and Pink Ladies are about to hit centre stage in Karachi in another production of the timeless musical Grease. Those of us who have watched John Travolta and Olivia Newton John in the 1978 film adaptation, would want to see  this Broadway masterpiece at the Karachi Arts Council. The play,... Read more
700-strong lawyers’ alliance continues its crusade after Qadri’s execution
A relatively unknown alliance of hundreds of lawyers in Pakistan is behind the rise in prosecutions for blasphemy, a crime punishable by death that goes to the heart of an ideological clash between reformers and religious conservatives. The group, whose name translates as The Movement for the Finality of... Read more
Pakistan fights losing battle against child cancer
 Pakistan is among the very  few developing countries whose success rate in curing its children suffering from cancer is among the least compared to the rest of the world. The country cures just 15 per cent of its children; in most developing countries it is 20pc and in the developed... Read more
2 cops amongst 6 killed in Charsadda suicide attack
At least six people including two police personnel were martyred and an additional 13 others injured in a suicide attack in Charsadda, KPK  earlier today. Police have confirmed the death toll, saying that the suicide bomber ripped through Sessions Court in tehsil Shabqadar. RPO Mardan confirmed it was suicide attack in... Read more
SC resumes hearing into Karachi law and order case after 20 months haitus
The Supreme Court (SC) resumed ‘the Karachi law and order implementation’ case after 20 months at the Karachi Registry earlier today. A larger bench of the apex court headed by Chief Justice Anwar Zaheer Jamali is hearing the case. The other members include Justice Ameer Hani Muslim, Justice Faisal Arab,... Read more
SHC orders Ayyan Ali’s name be removed from the ECL
A Sindh High Court division bench earlier today directed the concerned authorities to remove troubled supermodel Ayyan Ali’s name off the Exit Control List (ECL). The additional attorney general has sought time for implementation of the order. The model had approached the court in December requesting the removal of her... Read more
Australia: Shooting, hostage taking in Sydney
At least three people have been shot and multiple hostages may have been taken at a factory on the outskirts of Sydney, Australian police said earlier today, although it was not immediately clear what exactly, had sparked the incident. A spokesperson for the New South Wales state police said... Read more
Educational politics in Punjab: Private schools to shutdown in protest tomorrow
Private schools will remain closed all across the province of Punjab on March 8 and March 9 in a strong protest against the passage of Punjab Private Educational Institutions (Promotion and Regulation) Bill (Amended) 2015. The announcement was made on Sunday by the All Pakistan Private Schools Federation (APPSF)... Read more