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...
The nexus between Positive Law and Democracy
By Joan of Arc II Democracy is a political system in which supreme power lies in a body of citizens who have the power to elect people as their representatives. Or in Abraham Lilcoln’s importal words “ of the people… for the people… by the people” And this is exactly what... Read more
WT20: Kiwis move into semi-final
The Kiwis defeated Pakistan by 22 runs in Mohali earlier yesterday to qualify for the semi-finals of the World Twenty20 tournament. Electing to bat, New Zealand rode on Martin Guptill’s 48-ball 80 to post 180 for five before restricting Pakistan to 158 for five in their 20 overs. The win saw New... Read more
Toxic liquor death toll climbs to 32: TMK excise staff, SHO suspended
Death toll from consumption of toxic liquor soared to 32 while 12 others are still unconscious in Karimabad area in Tando Muhammad Khan. After the incident, Sindh Minister for Excise and Taxation, Gyan Chand suspended all the staff of the Excise department of district Tando Mohammad Khan. Death toll in... Read more
Tennis: Indian Wells chief resigns over gender row
Indian Wells tournament director Raymond Moore resigned earlier yesterday after receiving scathing criticism for saying women’s players “ride on the coat-tails of the men”. Top-ranked Serena Williams and retired legend Martina Navratilova were among the critics who slammed Moore for his comments at the Indian Wells tournament, one of the biggest... Read more
NAPA: Intizar Husain’s ‘Khwabon Ke Musafir’ takes centre stage in Karachi
The National Academy of Performing Arts (Napa) yesterday evening chose Intizar Husain’s Khwabon Ke Musafir as its first play of the International Theatre and Music Festival organised by the academy. It was to pay tribute to the eminent writer who passed away on Feb 2 this year. But it... Read more
CCP gives green light for merger of Mobilink & Warid
The Competition Commission of Pakistan (CCP) has formally given the green signal for the proposed merger of Mobilink and Warid. The merger approval however,  is conditional upon compliance with the remedies imposed by the commission. In its detailed order, the commission has undertaken a comprehensive competitive analysis of the merger to determine... Read more
Showbiz personalities show support for Shafqat Amanat Ali
Amitabh Bachchan and Shafqat Amanat Ali were flown in to sing the respective national anthems of their countries in India just before the epic clash of the titans during the world T20 Tournament. While Amitabh’s performance was more of a precursor to India’s passionate on-field performance, Pakistan’s Shafqat seemingly... Read more
Pakistan’s most wanted: Saeed Bharam shifted to Karachi from UAE
Fugitive political party worker Saeed aka Bharam who was arrested in Dubai last week has now been shifted to Karachi and has been taken into custody by intelligence agencies in Karachi. Intelligence officials present at the Jinnah International Airport earlier today took away Saeed when he landed at the... Read more
Apex court judge waxes eloquent praises for women cricketers
A  Supreme Court judge earlier yesterday acknowledged the success of the Pakistan women’s cricket team when they beat india at the WT20 tournament, saying that Pakistani women were second to none. “The Pakistani women are second to none,” Justice Sheikh Azmat Saeed said while hearing the federal government’s appeals... Read more
Afghan Taliban’s top rebel ‘held’ in Pakistan
Pakistani authorities are effectively holding the the chief of a breakaway faction of the Afghan Taliban, Mullah Muhammad Rasool, two Taliban leaders claimed earlier yesterday. Mullah Rasool was chosen in early November by several Taliban cadres opposed to Mullah Akhtar Mansoor’s ascendency to head the splinter group. The two Taliban leaders,... Read more
Belgium attacks: 35 dead, several injured in explosions at Brussels airport
Belgium launched a huge manhunt Tuesday after a series of bombings claimed by the Islamic State group ripped through Brussels airport and a metro train, killing around 35 people in the latest attack to bring carnage to the heart of Europe. Two huge blasts, both possibly caused by a... Read more
Street Child Games: Pakistan finish with a bagful of medals in Brazil
Pakistan finished as the best team of all at the Street Child Games after bagging three more medals earlier yesterday to add to their total medal tally of 10, which they had already claimed on Sunday, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The team comprising Mehar Ali, Mohammad Naeem, Naseer Ahmed... Read more
Rowhani comes calling: Nawaz to hold trade talks with Iran president
With the Iranian President Hassan Rowhani expected in Pakistan later this week, Islamabad and Tehran are likely to overhaul their overall trade relations after the lifting of international sanctions on Iran. Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif expressed his desire to strengthen relations with Iran on Monday during a meeting with envoy... Read more
PM Nawaz Sharif approves appointment of Muhammad Amlish as new DG FIA
Prime Minister Nawaz sharif has formally appointed Muhammad Amlish as the new Director General (DG) Federal Investigation Agency (FIA). The Interior Ministry earlier today issued a notification for the appointment of the Amlish as new DG FIA. Amlish, grade 21 office of police group, was serving as Director General Police... Read more