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...
US confirms ISIL 2nd in command killed
US forces have finally succeeded in killing the Islamic State group’s second-in-command this week, dealing a major blow to the extremists’ ability to conduct operations in Iraq, Syria and abroad, Pentagon chief Ashton Carter said earlier yesterday. “We are systematically eliminating ISIL’s cabinet,” Carter told reporters, referring also to... Read more
West Indies into semis after nail biting win over South Africa
The West Indies clinched a spot in the World Twenty20 semi-finals with an enthralling  three-wicket win over South Africa at the Vidarbha Cricket Association Stadium in Nagpur earlier yesterday. Darren Sammy’s side successfully chased down a target of 123 with just two balls to spare for a third consecutive... Read more
Wheeling around with Zenith Irfan
By Sasha Scheherzade: Meet Zenith Irfan, a 21 year old travel enthusiast who has broken taboos pertaining to women on two wheels, thereby venturing out on a motorcycle journey out in the rugged terrain of our beautiful Pakistan with the active support of her mother while being led by her free hearted soul.... Read more
“Nuclear weapons limit chance of Indo-Pak war” adviser to NCA
The adviser to the National Command Authority, Lt Gen (r) Khalid Kidwai has stated that, “there is little probability for war between Pakistan and India because of the nuclear weapon stockpiles maintained by both countries.” “Pakistan’s only enemy is India and our nuclear programme is India-centric,” he said at a... Read more
Ministry of Religious Affairs asks PIA to reduce pilgrimage fares, NA told
The Ministry of Religious Affairs earlier today informed the National Assembly about its proposal to the Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) to reduce airfares for Hajj pilgrims by a whopping 40 per cent. During the question hour, Minister of State for Religious Affairs Pir Aminul Hasnat Shah told the House that... Read more
Pathankot attack probe: New Delhi grants visa to Pakistan-based JIT
The Indian government has granted visas to five members of a Pakistan-based Joint Investigation Team (JIT). The team is scheduled to arrive in New Delhi this week to probe a terror attack on Indian Air Force base in Pathankot earlier this year. New Delhi had blamed militants from Pakistan-based Jaish-e-Mohammad... Read more
Iranian President Rouhani in Islamabad
President of Islamic Republic of Iran, Dr. Hassan Rouhani earlier today arrived in Islamabad on a two-day official visit. Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif warmly welcomed Iranian President at the airport. Hassan Rouhani is visiting Pakistan on the invitation of PM Nawaz Sharif. This is President Rouhani’s first visit to... Read more
“Elements in London, Geneva hatching conspiracies against Pakistan” GOC Southern Command
Speaking at a Youm-i-Shuhada event earlier today, Commander Southern Command said the RAW agent apprehended earlier this week had contacts with separatist elements in Balochistan and was involved in a number of terrorist and subversive activities in the province. In fact a day after security forces claimed the arrest of... Read more
Pakistan Airways to be brought at par with international airlines insists PM Nawaz
 Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif earlier yesterday chaired a meeting at the PM House on the planned airline — Pakistan Airways. Finance Minister Ishaq Dar, Aviation Secretary Irfan Elahi and other senior officials also attended the meeting. Participants at the meeting gave a comprehensive presentation to the PM for steps... Read more
CPEC security: PMA Kakul ready for major upgrade
The government has decided to expand the training facilities at the Pakistan Military Academy (PMA) in Kakul Abbottabad so as to create additional space to cater to the needs of the Special Security Division being raised to protect the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC). It will be fourth expansion of PMA... Read more
CCI makes unanimous decision to defer census indefinitely
The Council of Common Interest (CCI) unanimously decided to postpone the census later this year and in this regard a new date will be finalised after consultation with the provincial governments as well as the armed forces. The CCI met here under the chair of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif at PM... Read more
Gilgit: G-B court issues arrest warrant for Shaheen Air’s deputy MD
The Supreme Appellate Court (SAC) of Gilgit-Baltistan (G-B) issued earlier yesterday non-bailable arrest warrants for Shaheen Air International’s deputy managing director for not showing up in the court of law. The decision was taken by a full bench headed by Chief Judge Justice Rana Muhammad Shamim while hearing a... Read more
Tackling energy crisis: OGDC enters new phase of hydrocarbon search
The Oil and Gas Development Company (OGDC), the country’s largest oil and gas explorer, has entered a new phase of hydrocarbon search as it is working on 15 new blocks in Balochistan in an attempt to tap local resources and aid government’s efforts to tackle the energy crisis. At present, the... Read more
“Cut a few days off Eid for our sake” lament minority lawmakers
The National Assembly displayed exceptionally high regard for religious minorities earlier yesterday as non-Muslim lawmakers suggested that days be shaved off the Eid holidays so that national holidays could be observed on Hindu festivals as well.. PPP MNA Ramesh Lal and PML-N’s Dr Ramesh Kumar Vankwani of the PML-N raised the... Read more