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...
COAS vows security of CPEC at all costs
Chief of Army Staff (COAS), General Raheel Sharif, pledged security of China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) at all cost. DG Inter Services Public Relations (ISPR) Lt-Gen Asim Bajwa on twitter said “As chief of army staff, I assure you security of CPEC is our national undertaking. We will continue close watch... Read more
Opposition Leader Khursheed Shah presents himself for accountability
The Leader of the Opposition in the National Assembly Khursheed Shah earlier today said he presents himself for accountability in the wake of allegations levelled by Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan against him. Speaking in the upper house of the parliament, he said that being a politician he... Read more
Speaker issues blanket ban over  coverage of NA proceedings via cell phones,Skype
The National Assembly (NA) Speaker Sardar Ayyaz Sadiq has banned all  journalists from covering of NA proceedings through cell phones and Skype. Speaker NA took notice of coverage of joint session of parliament through mobile phone and imposed ban on mobile phone coverage. He has also decided to contact PEMRA... Read more
Panama leaks: PTI, JI clamor for CJP led Judicial Commission
Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI)  and Jamaat-e-Islami (JI) have demanded a judicial commission, headed by the Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP) to probe into the Panama Papers leaks allegations against Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif’s family. Addressing a joint press conference with JI Chief Sirajul Haq, PTI leader Shah Mehmood Qureshi said,... Read more
Etihad Airlines pilot stops on runway to allow passengers to rush to dying grandson
An Etihad pilot stopped an international flight so two passengers could get off and visit their dying grandson in the hospital. The couple’s flight to Abu Dhabi was taxiing at Manchester Airport when they received a text saying that their grandson had just been admitted into intensive care and that... Read more
Firebomb thrown at Malaysia office after politician calls Zakir Naik ‘satan’
A petrol bomb was thrown earlier today at the office of a senior politician in Malaysia’s opposition-ruled Penang state, after he described the controversial Islamic preacher Zakir Naik as “Satan”. State officials said no one was injured and no damage caused in the early-morning attack after the firebomb landed on the centre’s metal... Read more
Pakistani student wins prestigious international Maths competition
A Pakistani student, Abu Hifs has won a gold medal by securing the first position in an international Mathematics competition held under the auspices of the University of South Wales Australia. Abu Hifs, resident of Kotmomin area of Sargodha was the student of Seventh class in Bhabra Higher Secondary... Read more
Karachi: BDS student burns himself alive after being refused to take exam
A student of Bachelor of Dental Surgery (BDS) died of his severe burn injuries in the early morning hours of today, in Karachi after having self-immolated over the university’s decision to not let him take an exam because of his late arrival. Abdul Basit was a final year student of... Read more
Indian death row prisoner Kirpal Singh dies at Kot Lakhpat Jail
Condemned Indian prisoner Kirpal Singh died at the Kot Lakhpat Jail on Monday, jail officials said. Kirpal Singh was involved in a bombing at Faisalabad Railway Station in 1991. He was sentenced to death by the court for spying and terrorism. He was transferred to the hospital on Monday after... Read more
This rickshaw driver is such an ace singer, he got Lata Mangeshkar talking
The video of a rickshaw driver singing the famous Bade Ghulam Ali Khan thumri ‘Yaad piya ki aaey’ took social media by storm the other day. Someone put it on Facebook and was in the beginning shared only by those who know the business of music. The thumri was sung... Read more
“Politicking may hurt CPEC” World Bank
Political differences within Pakistan and an overall slowing down of the Chinese economy have become risks to the materialisation of the $46-billion investment under China-Pakistan Economic Corridor, according to the World Bank. A new report by the global lending organisation also projects Pakistan could miss its current fiscal targets on economic... Read more
Quetta: CTD registers case against RAW agent Kulbhushan Yadav
Counter Terrorism Department, Quetta has lodged a case against infamous Indian spy agency- RAW- agent Kulbhushan Yadav, who was arrested from Balochistan last month. Police sources said, the case against Indian agent is registered on the complaint of provincial home department on the directives of the federal government. Terrorism,... Read more
Panama leaks: LHC issues formal notices to NAB, federal govt
The Lahore High Court has issued formal notices to the federal government and National Accountability Bureau (NAB) on a plea filed over the infamous Panama Papers leaks allegations against Nawaz Sharif family. The petitioner has prayed that Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif had hidden the assets of his children in... Read more
ECC formally approves strategy for North-South pipeline
The government earlier today formally approved the construction of a Russian-funded 1,100 km long North-South gas pipeline on Build Own Operate and Transfer (BOOT) model and has also sought legal advice for setting up a special purpose vehicle for project execution to deflect adverse impact of sanctions against the... Read more