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...
ISIL calls for murder of female British-Pakistani cabinet member
The self-styled Islamic State (ISIL) has named British-Pakistani baroness Sayeeda Warsi, the first Muslim woman to sit in the United Kingdom’s cabinet, on a “kill list”, while describing her as a “politically active apostate”. Published in the militant group’s magazine, Dabiq, IS called for the murder of so-called apostates, including presidential... Read more
Karachi: Rangers detain 5 KU employees
The Sindh Rangers earlier yesterday conducted a raid at the University of Karachi (KU) and detained at least five people from the Admin Block to interrogate into the killing of a student. According to official sources, a contingent of Rangers raided the Admin Block, closed the entry and exit ways... Read more
Floating gold: ‘Whale vomit’ could sell for up to $70,000
Recently, a couple in the UK stumbled across a large rock that many are calling “whale vomit.” Gary and Angela Williams were following a pungent smell while walking on Middleton Sands beach near Morecambe Bay when they stumbled across what they believe to be a large lump of ambergris —... Read more
Panama leaks: PPP co-chairman Asif Zardari summons Rehman Malik to London
The former president and PPP Co-chairman Asif Ali Zardari has summoned Rehman Malik to London to discus the prevailing situation of the country in the wake of the Panama leaks scandal that has cast allegations against top politicians including the Sharif family for having offshore holdings. Sources in the... Read more
PCB: Pakistan cricket’s impending storm
The recent PCB leaks when compared to the Panama leaks revelations of off-shore accounts of the rich and powerful could only be termed as a drop in the sea. But at times even a drop can also turn into a storm. That is exactly what has happened after Pakistan’s... Read more
Asif Zardari is not meeting Nawaz Sharif insists young Bilawal
Pakistan People’s Party Chairman young Bilawal Bhutto Zardari earlier today rejected media reports that his father Asif Ali Zardari would meet Prime Minister Mian Nawaz Sharif who is in London for a medical check-up. “Asif Zardari is not meeting Nawaz Sharif,” said Bilawal on Twitter. , Asif Ali Zardari... Read more
Sachin Tendulkar all set to make his acting debut in a film about his rise to cricket stardom
Sports biopics like Bhaag Malilka Bhaag and Mary Kom have a proven track record of being highly successful at the Bollywood box office, so it was only a matter of time before someone bought the rights to the life story of Indian cricket god, Sachin Tendulkar. Directed by British... Read more
Bahawalpur: Grade 8 girl student kidnapped, gang-raped
A student of grade eight was sexually assaulted and gang-raped earlier this week in a Baghdadul Jadeed police precinct of the city of Bhawalpur.“We have arrested the main suspect. The medico-legal report confirms that the child had been raped,” Baghdadul Jadeed SHO said. Speaking to the media, the victim’s family said... Read more
PTI granted permission for rally after Ch. Nisar met Imran Khan
The government earlier today granted ‘conditional permission’ to Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) to hold its foundation day rally at F-9 Park on April 24, a day after Imran Khan and Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan had a brief meeting while travelling to London via the same flight from Lahore. The decision to... Read more
Fake neurosurgeon was working at Lahore’s Services Hospital for 8 months
Exposing the sorry state of affairs in the health department, the Punjab Assembly was told earlier yesterday that a sham doctor continued to conduct extremely complex brain surgeries in the government’s flagship tertiary care hospital in the provincial metropolis. Through an adjournment motion, treasury MPA Amjad Ali Javed said... Read more
Panama leaks: Spanish minister resigns after alleged links to offshore deals
Spain’s acting Industry Minister Jose Manuel Soria said earlier today that he was resigning from his position with immediate effect after alleged links to offshore companies in Panama and Jersey. Soria has denied all wrong-doing, but said he was stepping down to limit any damage to the caretaker government, the People’s... Read more
Excessive illumination, display of fireworks, dowry during Wedding ceremonies declared illegal in Punjab
The Punjab Assembly earlier yesterday passed the law governing marriage functions, disallowing unreasonable illumination, display of fireworks and dowry and causing nuisance to neighbours “beyond reasonable celebrations”. The law (Clause 3) says that a person celebrating his (own) or organising marriage of any other person shall not decorate or... Read more
Failing marriage, depression forced me to attempt suicide claims Nouman Javaid
Almost a week back, news made the rounds that Nouman Javaid was injured in a car accident in Lahore and was on the hospital bed. Rumours suggested the singer had attempted suicide; while hospital staffers refused to comment, Nouman’s family had denied all such speculation and a post on... Read more
Pakistan Atomic Energy Commission seeks billions to finish power projects
Billions of rupees have been sought by the Pakistan Atomic Energy Commission in additional funds for timely completion of the ongoing work on nuclear power plants with a total output capacity of 2,880 megawatts on time, as the government struggles to create fiscal space for timely commissioning of these projects.... Read more