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...
The Aga Khan University hospital in Karachi (AKUH) has become the first medical ever medical facility in Pakistan to introduce the new advanced brain surgery technology, Neuro-Robotic Exoscope, in Pakistan and the only hospital outside North America to have advance neurosciences equipment. The revolutionary technology was inaugurated at AKUH on Monday. The equipment,... Read more
Highly controversial Cyber Crime Bill formally approved by NA!
The extremely controversial Prevention of Electronic Crimes Bill 2015 was approved in the National Assembly (NA) earlier today. The bill must be approved by Senate before it can be signed into law. The draconian bill ─ which has been criticised by the IT industry and by civil society for curbing... Read more
Imran Khan won’t dare march on Raiwind: Sanaullah
Provincial Law Minister Rana Sanaullah has said that “Imran Khan could not dare march on Raiwind as he was not aware of traditions of Punjab.” While talking to media persons here on Wednesday, Sanaullah claimed that the prime minister has left for London only for treatment and his meeting... Read more
American woman in jail for ‘insulting UAE’ at Abu Dhabi airport
An American woman has already spent more than a month in jail in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) for ‘insulting’ the state in public when two men approached her at the airport. The 25-year-old woman is on trial at the Federal Supreme Court after being charged with insulting the country... Read more
Karachi:Rangers summon Abdul Qadir Patel tomorrow
Sindh Rangers have asked the Pakistan People’s Party leader Qadir Patel to visit the Headquarters of the paramilitary force in Karachi on Thursday (Tomorrow). Sources said Rangers have summoned Patel to question over his relation to the land mafia, Lyari gangs and other crimes. Rangers suspect him of assisting... Read more
CII has authority to issue fatwa on any issue, insists CII chairman Maulana Sheerani
Council of Islamic Ideology (CII) chairman Maulana Muhammad Khan Sherani insisted to have the full authority to issue fatwa (religious edict) and ijtihad (exert effort to make the correct judgement) over any issue. “CII is not the judiciary but it has the authority to issue decree and exert over any issue,” he... Read more
Dubai top religious body issues edict to prevent people from stealing WiFi signals
Dubai’s top religious authorities issued a fatwa (religious edict) on Monday. They effectively declared the use of someone else’s WiFi service without prior permission or consent a theft and hence prohibited in Islam. Department of Islamic Affairs and Charitable Activities in Dubai stated in an online fatwa (or religious edict)... Read more
“Stop trying to kill me” pleads Pakistani man on US drone ‘Kill List’
A Pakistani man who claims to be on a ‘Kill List’ of people to be targeted in US drone strikes appeared on a BBC Radio programme on Monday to request the US and UK governments to basically stop trying to liquidate him. Malik Jalal, from Waziristan, claims to have narrowly missed... Read more
“First cargo from China to reach Gwadar this year” COAS Gen Raheel
The  Army chief General Raheel Sharif said earlier today that the first cargo from China would reach Gwadar deep seaport this year. “Insha Allah this year, we will move cargo from heartland China to Gwadar and beyond, fulfilling our dream,” he said while addressing a seminar on prospects of... Read more
PM Nawaz Sharif leaves for London for medical check-up
Prime Minister Mian Nawaz Sharif earlier today left for London for a medical treatment which he had been putting off for a while due to his official responsibilities. Prior to his departure, the Premier held a meeting which was attended by senior ministers including Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar, Chief... Read more
The Supreme court upholds SHC verdict to remove model Ayyan’s name from ECL
The Supreme Court (SC) earlier today upheld the Sindh High Court judgment removing the name of troubled supermodel Ayyan Ali from the Exit Control List (ECL). The Sindh High Court on March 7 ordered the secretary ministry of interior to immediately remove model’s name from the ECL and submit... Read more
Air strikes ordered on Rajanpur criminals
Security forces carrying out a joint operation in the riverine area of Rajanpur got the green signal earlier yesterday for air strikes to hit the terrorists hiding in a 10km-long piece of tract surrounded by water. Rajanpur police requested Punjab IG Mushtaq Ahmad Sukhera to provide them two military... Read more
Police encounter in Karachi: Two Al-Qaeda terrorists killed
 The Counter Terrorism Department (CTD) police claimed to have killed at least two terrorists affiliated to the terror outfit Al-Qaeda Indian Sub-Continent (AQIS) in Karachi’s Gulshan-e-Maymar locality. In-charge CTD Raja Umer Khattab said law enforcers, on a tip-off, launched a targeted operation in Burfat Goth in Gulshan-e-Maymar area, where... Read more
Faisalabad road mishap: 19 lives lost
At least 19 passengers including women and children died and 13 others injured in a head-on collision between a bus and trailer truck near the Punjab city of Faisalabad. The ill-fated passenger bus, going from Lahore to Layyah, collided with a trailer, loaded with iron bars, at Jhang road... Read more