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...
WhatsApp toughens encryption after Apple-FBI row
The popular messaging service WhatsApp said it had implemented “full end-to-end encryption,” a move which steps up privacy but may lead to conflicts with law enforcement agencies. The Facebook-owned mobile application with one billion users worldwide made the announcement following weeks of intense debate over efforts by US authorities... Read more
SC reprimands NAB in FPSC appointments case
The Supreme Court on Wednesday reprimanded National Accountability Bureau over delay in competition of inquiries into FPSC appointments case. The three-member bench of the Supreme Court headed by Justice Gulzar Ahmad heard the case regarding illegal appointments in FPSC. Justice Gulzar Ahmed asked the chairman NAB to direct its... Read more
Pakistan Army launches operation in South Punjab
Pakistan Army launched operation against militant outfits in Southern Punjab includes  katcha areas of Rujhan and Rahim Yar Khan cities. In a statement Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) has confirmed the launch of coordinated operation in South Punjab, days after the deadliest attack in the Lahore’s Gulshan-e-Iqbal park. At least 72 people were... Read more
Afghan intelligence officer arrested in Balochistan
The Frontier Corps Balochistan Wednesday said that it arrested an agent of Afghan intelligence in border town of Chaman and recovered weapons, explosives and other material from his possession. A spokesman for FC said here on Wednesday that following intelligence information, FC personnel conducted a raid at a house... Read more
Imran Khan to take up issue of Panama Papers in NA
Peshawar: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman, Imran Khan on Wednesday said he would take up the issue of Panama Papers leak in the National Assembly on Thursday. “Panama Papers is an important issue. Will discuss it in detail in the (National) Assembly,” Imran Khan said while talking to media men... Read more
At UN, Pakistan slams ‘nuclear doublespeak’
United Nations: Pakistan has assailed the double standards practiced by some states, which preach nuclear disarmament but fail to take necessary steps themselves. Speaking in a session of the UN Disarmament Commission, a subsidiary of the General Assembly, Ambassador Maleeha Lodhi said that a handful of nuclear weapon states... Read more
MQM MPA Bilqees Mukhtar joins Kamal’s PSP
Karachi: Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) member Sindh Assembly Bilqees Mukhtar has joined Syed Mustafa Kamal’s Pak Sarzameen Party on Wednesday. Bilqees Mukhtar is the first woman who joined MQM’s dissident group after the former Karachi mayor returned to Karachi and announced to form a new party. Addressing a joint... Read more
PAF playing vital role in war on terror: Air Chief
Risalpur: Chief of the Air Staff, Air Chief Marshal Sohail Aman has said that the Pakistan Air Force (PAF) was ever ready to give befitting reply to any aggression. “The PAF is ever ready to give matching response to any aggression of enemy. If any evil eye is cast... Read more
Gomal University city campus: Student jailed for allegedly assaulting teacher in DI Khan
DI Khan: The DI Khan police arrested a student, Sherullah Wazir, for allegedly physically assaulting a Gomal University city campus teacher who is also an assistant wardan at Hostel 9. Wazir allegedly assaulted Dr Sayed Mubashir Hussain on varsity premises. Hussain lodged an FIR in Cantt police station stating he... Read more
Karachi: Three wounded in hand grenade attack
Karachi: Three persons were injured in a grenade attack in Kharadar area of the city on Wednesday noon. According to rescue sources, unknown persons hurled a hand grenade at a shop located near Kaghazi Bazaar in Kharadar, causing an explosion. Three persons sustained injuries who were identified as Sabir,... Read more
NSC concerned over activities of hostile agencies in Pakistan
Islamabad: The National Security Committee (NSC) of Cabinet has expressed concern over activities of hostile intelligence agencies to destabilize Pakistan The meeting of NSC held here with Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif in the chair, also decided to raise the issue of the activities of hostile agencies in Pakistan with... Read more
Pakistan ranks third in executions race with unprecedented number of hangings in 2015
New York: Amnesty International reports that there was a dramatic 54 per cent increase in executions globally in 2015, with Pakistan carrying out 326 executions last year – the highest ever recorded by Amnesty International for the country. Combined with Saudi Arabia and Iran, the three countries are responsible... Read more
Road accident claims 14 lives in Bhakkar
Bhakkar: At least 14 people were killed and 33 others injured in a head-on collision between a passenger bus and trailer truck at M.M Road in district Bhakkar early on Wednesday. According to details, eight people died on the spot and around 40 others wounded when a speedy trailer... Read more
‘Rain death toll rises to 71’
Islamabad: National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) on Tuesday said the death toll from the recent rain had reached 71 with more than 370 houses destroyed. The heavy rains started on April 2 and continued till April 5, wreaking havoc in Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa, Gilgit-Baltistan and AJK. The NDMA said 48 people... Read more