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...
Imran Khan requests PTV to ‘make arrangements’ for his address to the nation
Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) chairman Imran Khan on Friday aked state-run Pakistan Television (PTV) to broadcast his ‘live’ address to the nation during prime time on Sunday night. According to an April 8 letter issued by the PTI secretariat to PTV’s secretary of information, Imran Khan intends to discuss the recent... Read more
Kamal’s party given go ahead to hold public rally on April 24
Karachi: The Karachi administration has given a go ahead to the Pak Sarzameen Party (PSP) to hold its public gathering at Bhag-e-Jinnah on April 24. The administration has given formal consent to PSP chief and former Karachi mayor Mustafa Kamal to hold a public gathering at the venue near... Read more
Emotions run high in NA session as Panama Leaks discussed
Islamabad: Emotions ran high at the national assembly session on Friday where the Panama Leaks came under discussion. Information Minister Pervez Rashid said that the Prime Minister’s sons had not hidden their names in the offshore company accounts. He said that the offshore companies had not harmed Pakistan in... Read more
‘Haj travel agent’ in US charged with conning Pakistanis out of over $350,000
New York: A New York travel agent who was charged with conning Pakistani immigrants wanting to go for Haj or travel home out of more than $350,000 appeared in court Thursday. Junaid Mirza, 50, who operated travel agencies in Brooklyn and one previously located in the Empire State Building... Read more
Parliament Watch: How the Red Zone was breached, and other uncomfortable questions
Multi-tasking Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan has a new assignment from Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and he is furious. Not because dismantling D-Chowk posed much of a challenge for him, but because it came after his efforts were botched by the party’s administration in Punjab. His pain relates... Read more
Turkey formaly approves agreement to repatriate Pakistani migrants
Turkey’s parliament approved overnight an agreement enabling Ankara to repatriate Pakistani migrants, even as people continue to be sent to Turkey from Greece as part of an EU deal to stem mass migration to Europe. Pakistani migrants are among those that have already been sent back to Turkey under... Read more
NA 245: PTI in a tight spot after being let down by candidate
It is much like the case of the ‘runaway bride’ — or so the Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf says. Its NA-245 candidate Amjad Ullah Khan ditched his party at the eleventh hour only to join rival Muttahida Qaumi Movement moments before the opening of the by-election vote, a dramatic announcement resulting... Read more
Earthquake tremors felt in Peshawar once again
Earthquake tremors measuring 4.8 on the Richter Scale were felt in Peshawar early Friday morning, a geological report said. According to the report the quake originated from the bordering area of Afghanistan and Tajikistan at a depth of 118 kilometers. The tremors were also felt in Chitral. No loss of life... Read more
Panama Leaks: Behind the veil
By Darya Khan Soon after the Panama report was leaked, the world media was afire with reports surrounding the largest ever money scandal. Huge data excavation amounting to 2.6 terabytes of information have unveiled dirty deals, money trails, and political shenanigans perpetrated by world leaders, politicians and celebrities. As... Read more
Federal govt’s PID hosts PTI news conference against govt
In a hitherto almost unprecedented  event in the country’s political arena the federal govt’s Press Information Department (PID) in Islamabad opened its doors earlier yesterday to the opposition Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI), enabling one of its leaders to stage a news conference against the government. The government allowed PTI’s Information... Read more
Pakistan no longer needs IMF: Dar
“Pakistan no longer needs the International Monetary Fund’s (IMF) financial support” Finance Minister Ishaq Dar announced earlier yesterday as he cautioned that the country still needs to consolidate its economic gains made over the last two years. “Pakistan does not need the IMF anymore,” Dar insisted at a news... Read more
Severe threat: Intelligence agencies warn of major terror attack in Karachi
 Intelligence agencies have warned of the likelihood of a major terror attack in Karachi within the next 48 to 72 hours. According to a terror alert issued by intelligence agencies earlier today, militants are likely to use water bowsers filled with liquid explosives for the attack. No further details... Read more
Islamabad: PTI changes venue for April 24 rally after denial of permission
Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) has changed the venue for the party’s April 24 birthday rally after Islamabad’s district administration denied permission to hold public rally at D-Chowk. Party Spokesman Naeemul Haq, in a statement here Friday reiterated that PTI’s 20th Founding Day rally will be held in Islamabad on April... Read more
ECP rejects Karachi ex-Nazim Kamal’s application to register PSP
The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) has rejected the registration of the newly formed Pak Sarzameen Party, led by former Karachi mayor Syed Mustafa Kamal, calling their application incomplete. ECP official claim that the application does not comply by the rules put down by the Party Registration Act. The application neither... Read more