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...
Another 2 prominent MQM dissidents join Mustafa Kamal
The former mayor of Karachi, Mustafa Kamal, held a third press conference earlier today afternoon announcing the arrival of Waseem Aftab and Iftikhar Alam into his new, as yet-unnamed party. “Today, I welcome two friends, Waseem Aftab former Rabita Committee member and former head of KTC and Iftikhar Alam,... Read more
This penguin swims 8,000km every year…. to visit the man who saved his life
A penguin has struck a highly unlikely friendship with an old Brazilian pensioner and swims 8,000 kilometres every year to visit him since he saved his life four years ago. The South American Magellanic penguin named Dindim was found covered in oil and close to death in 2011 by a bricklayer... Read more
MQM’s alleged  RAW links: FIA summons Sarfaraz Merchant
The Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) has summoned Sarfaraz Merchant on March 15 to probe the allegations he levelled against MQM’s London based leadership. Merchant, a close aide of MQM leader Muhammad Anwar and a co-accused in money laundering case also involving Altaf Hussain and others, has been summoned under... Read more
US gun rights advocate  and mom accidentally shot by 4-year-old son
A four-year-old boy in the US accidentally shot his mother in the back, leaving the vehemently pro-gun woman badly injured and facing possible charges, Florida officials said Wednesday. Staunch gun advocate Jamie Gilt, 31, who just a day earlier had boasted online about her toddler’s shooting prowess, was cruising down... Read more
Pakistan staunchly opposes new permanent members in the UNSC
Pakistan has said that, “use of the veto in the United Nation’s Security Council (UNSC) prevented a resolution of the longstanding dispute of Kashmir and hindered implementation of UN Resolutions on the issue”, as par a press release received earlier today. Speaking in the intergovernmental negotiation process on Security Council reform, Ambassador... Read more
Wasim Akram’s betting files can be reopened claims PCB official
Pakistan Cricket Board’s inquiry committee head Shakil Sheikh earlier yesterday said that, “if Wasim Akram is in any way found involved in the team’s Asia Cup debacle, then he would be held accountable.” Sheikh’s remarks come after Wasim earlier questioned the appointment of Shakil and the purpose of constituting... Read more
Fawad Khan’s Ae Dil Mushkil ‘cameo’ role is a lot of hard work
Fawad Khan’s appearance in Karan Johar’s Ae Dil Hai Mushkil won’t be of the blink-and-miss variety. The actor revealed this in an interview with IANS, where he described his role as pivotal for the film. “”It’s not exactly a cameo but it becomes a backbone for a certain conflict... Read more
Pakistan, Iran ready to sign 3,000MW power supply deals
Both Pakistan and Iran are all set to sign deals for supply of over 3,000 megawatts of electricity to meet Pakistan’s urgent energy needs during Iranian President Hasan Rouhani’s visit to Islamabad, beginning March 25. “Three power import deals are expected to be inked by the two countries including... Read more
MQM, Sindh govt at odds over ‘Clean Karachi’ campaign
The Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) earlier yesterday launched the “Clean Karachi” campaign in all the six districts of the city a day after developing serious differences with the provincial government of the Pakistan People’s Party (PPP). Both the parties are at loggerheads after MQM accused the provincial government of... Read more
Egyptian lawmakers trying to ban niqab
Egyptian lawmakers are pushing to push a law that calls for a nationwide ban on the niqab, in what has become a fight over personal liberties and the government’s attempt to control religion in Egyptian society. The bill if passed will ban the wearing of the full-face veil in... Read more
American hunts giant Markhor in Chitral
An American citizen has successfully hunted a huge Kashmir markhor in Toshi Shasha conservancy of Chitral region. The hunted animal is stated to be the second largest in the history of markhor trophy hunting in the area. Sub-divisional officer of the wildlife department Irshad Ahmed said that Geff Lee... Read more
Karachi: Man gets 10 years for raping young niece
A sessions court sentenced earlier yesterday a man to 10 years in jail in a rape case. Mohammed Adil was found guilty of sexually assaulting his teenage niece in Nov 2013 at his house within the jurisdiction of the Sharea Faisal police station. Additional District and Sessions Judge (east) Inam... Read more
Pakistan, China at odds over tax exemptions
Differences still exist between both China and Pakistan over Beijing’s demand to grant tax exemptions to its commercial banks based on the income they will be able to earn by extending loans under the $46 billion investment package, which Islamabad estimates may cost at least $2 billion in revenues. Under the November... Read more
Widespread torrential rains hit Balochistan
Authorities in Balochistan have been put on alert after torrential rains lashed most parts of the country’s province of Balochistan for the third consecutive day, with Met office predicting more showers within the next 24 hours. The provincial government has set up Control Rooms and Emergency Centers after flooding in... Read more