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...
Canadian PM Trudeau condemns Lahore Blast
Canadian Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau condemned deadly attack in Lahore that left at least 65 people dead and injured over 300 persons injured. “Canada condemns the deplorable bombing in Lahore, Pakistan. Our thoughts and prayers are with all those killed or injured,” Justin Trudeau wrote on his Twitter account. Read more
Interior Minister Nisar directs police to contact Junaid Jamshed, register FIR
Federal Minister for Interior Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan Sunday directed the police to contact singer-turned-preacher Junaid Jamshed and file a first information report (FIR). The minister, in a statement, said,”No one will be allowed to take the law in their hands.” He said that the trend of extremism and... Read more
US condemns cowardly suicide attack in Lahore
The United States condemned as “cowardly” an apparent suicide attack on a crowded park in Lahore that killed at least 65 people earlier yesterday, vowing to work with Pakistan to defeat those sowing terror in the country. Children were among the dead and more than 200 people wounded when... Read more
India vanquish the kangaroos to reach World Twenty20 semis
India stormed into the World Twenty20 semi-finals and knocked out Australia today with a tense six-wicket victory in their do-or-die showdown in Mohali. Explosive batsman Virat Kohli smashed an unbeaten 82 in a 51-ball knock as India successfully chased down Australia’s total of 160-6 with five balls to spare. (AFP) Read more
111 brigade arrives in Islamabad to secure Red Zone: Pro Qadri mob on the rampage
The Army’s famed 111 brigade been called out in support of the civilian administration in Islamabad after hundreds of crazed supporter of Mumtaz Qadri clashed with police, burnt dozens of vehicles and even managed to reach the Parliament House. In a message on Twitter, DG ISPR Asim Bajwa said that army has... Read more
Massive bomb blast rips through Lahore Park: At least 66 dead many more injured
At least 66 people have lost their lives  and many others have been  injured in an explosion that ripped that ripped through a park in the eastern  city of Lahore, officials say. It happened today in the early evening hours when the park was crowded with families. Police told the media... Read more
Lahore attack aftermath: COAS chairs top level security meeting
Chief of the Army Staff (COAS) General Raheel Sharif called a top level security meeting and reviewed the overall law and order situation in the wake of the dastardly Lahore terror attack At least 65 people mostly children and women were killed when a suicide bomber blew himself up at Gulshan-e-Iqbal... Read more
AGENCY RULES: First thoughts
By Sasha Scheherzade: Loved that invincible, clandestine operative, and uber sophisticated precision sniper, Kamal Khan! The thriller had me engrossed from the moment Pandora opened at PM’s Secretariat right through the Premiere’s assassination and the climax at ‘The Sanctuary’ till the very end at the DG’s office with a... Read more
India face Australia in crunch match today
India to take on Australia in a must-win group match of the World Twenty20 at Mohali later today. The match is scheduled to begin at 8:00pm (PST). India Squad MS Dhoni*†, R Ashwin, Mohammed Shami, P Negi, JJ Bumrah, S Dhawan, Harbhajan Singh, RA Jadeja, V Kohli, A Nehra,... Read more
Pathankot airbase attack:  Probe team off to India
Pakistan’s five-member Joint Investigation Team (JIT) as hleft for India earlier today to investigate deadly Jan. 2016 Pathankot terror attack. The team, which is scheduled to arrive in New Delhi through a special aircraft, will be allowed to question witnesses of the attack, sources said. The five-member delegation comprises Chief... Read more
Christians all set to celebrate Easter in Pakistan today
The Christian community all over the world including Pakistan, busy celebrating Easter today (Sunday) with its usual religious fervor and devotion. In Pakistan, the Christian community holds prayers and special ceremonies to mark Easter, the culmination of the 40-day Lent, a time of fasting, giving alms, repentance and spiritual renewal. Today,... Read more
UK : Murdoch owned tabloid taken to task over story of Muslims’ IS support
Britain’s media watchdog earlier today censured Rupert Murdoch’s The Sun tabloid for a “significantly misleading” story claiming one in five British Muslims sympathise with jihadist fighters. The ruling on the front-page story from November comes amid heightened community tensions following the Brussels attacks this week claimed by the Islamic State group,... Read more
DG ISPR shares Army Chief’s conversation with Iranian President
The Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) Director General Lt General Asim Saleem Bajwa earlier yesterday tweeted the text of conversation of Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Raheel Sharif with Iranian President Hassan Rouhani during a meeting earlier in the day. According to DG ISPR, the COAS said, “There is... Read more
Ever since he uttered words against a wife (RH) of the Holy Prophet (Peace Be Upon Him) the former rock star JJ (aka Junaid Jamshed) turned self proclaimed religious preacher  has been on the receiving end of a lot of flak both from feminists and women’s rights organisations (for... Read more