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...
Apple report shows 30,000 law enforcement data queries worldwide
Apple received some 30,000 data requests from law enforcement agencies from all over the world in the second half of 2015, and it  provided the required information in a majority of cases, the company’s latest transparency report showed. In the report released late Monday, Apple said it provided some data in... Read more
4th Pakistani bodybuilder dies in Punjab in over a fortnight
At least four bodybuilders have died in around 17 days in Punjab over the excessive use of steroids. Earlier yesterday, Matloob Haider, who was a resident of Gujranwala, became the fourth bodybuilder to have died in Punjab over the last 17 days. Last week a professional bodybuilder, Rizwan, a painter by profession, died in... Read more
Army chief General Raheel calls for across the board accountability
Chief of the Army Staff (COAS) General Raheel Sharif earlier today said that, “the on-going war against extremism and terrorism cannot bring enduring peace and stability in the country unless the menace of corruption is uprooted”, he also went on to stress the need for across the board accountability to secure... Read more
Sindh: Measles claims at least 2 lives in Mirpur Bhatoro
Measles claimed at least two lives in Mirpur Bhatoro, Sindh due to the negligence of health authorities. The deceased identified as Maria 5 and Farzana 9, the residents of Mirpur Bhatoro, were suffering from acute measles for last two years and due to lack of proper vaccination they breathed their last.... Read more
‘Big 3’ likely to be dissolved: PCB’s Shaharyar
The incumbent PCB chairman said the ‘Big Three’ system will hopefully be dissolved after the next meeting of the International Cricket Council, that is going to be held in Dubai from tomorrow. “I am going to attend the ICC meeting in which the main agenda is to terminate the Big... Read more
PM Sharif to chair meeting over Panama leaks upon return from London later today
 Prime Minister (PM) Nawaz Sharif has called a high level  meeting of federal ministers and party leaders today (Tuesday) upon his return from London. The ministers will brief the PM about their contacts with opposition parties. PM will reach Islamabad today and will preside over an important meeting of party... Read more
Oscar winner Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy bags Humanitarian Award at RiverRun festival
Two-time Oscar-winning filmmaker Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy has won another one. This time its a  Humanitarian Award for her documentary Journey of a Thousand Miles: Peacekeepers at the RiverRun International Film Festival held annually in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, reports the Winston-Salem Journal.Sharmeen shares the award with her co-director, the Emmy award-winning... Read more
Migrant drownings: Somalia says 200-300 citizens may have died in the Mediterranean
Somalia’s government said earlier yesterday between 200 and 300 Somalis may well have drowned in the Mediterranean Sea while trying to cross illegally to Europe. This estimate is based on information it has gathered in the past two days from the Somali diaspora and its embassy in Egypt. “We... Read more
144 Baloch militants renounce violence
At least 144 insurgents affiliated with banned Baloch armed groups, including four high-ranking commanders and 12 of their deputies, have laid down their arms and announced their reintegration into mainstream society. Addressing a news conference held at the Khuzdar Press Club on Monday, the former militant commanders said they... Read more
Illegal drugs: ED drug Viagra stands out as leading catch by the FIA
Viagra, unarguably Pakistan’s favourite illegal imported drugs, has stood out as the leading catch—in terms of  sheer quantity—of the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) during several raids it conducted against spurious/smuggled drugs over the past six months. The FIA conducted as many as 50 raids over the last six months... Read more
Several injured as blast shakes govt building in Mardan
Several people including at least one  journalist and a police men sustained injuries in a blast close to the Excise and taxation office in Mardan, KPK. The injured have been rushed to district headquarters hospital. Police and security personnel have reached the area and cordoned off the site of... Read more
Several killed, wounded in Taliban-claimed Kabul blast
“A powerful car bomb followed by a fierce firefight claimed by Taliban terrorists left many people dead or wounded in Kabul early morning today”, the Afghan president said, a week after the insurgents launched their annual spring offensive. The Taliban claimed responsibility for the attack near government offices, which sent... Read more
Lahore: Nation’s 1st sanitary landfill site becomes fully operational
The first Sanitary Landfill Site started functioning formally in Lahore at Lakhodair earlier yesterday, its the first modern facility in the country to handle solid waste in an environment-friendly way. With the functioning of two cells — LOT-I and II — of the site, 2,000 to 2,500 tons of... Read more
Karachi: Notorious Lyari gangster and cop killer Riasat Baloch arrested
Law enforcement agencies have managed to nab dreaded Lyari gangster Riasat Baloch along with his two accomplices from Karachi’s Golimar area. Riasat Baloch was wanted to police in more than 60 heinous crimes including murder of police personnel. Arms were seized on the pointation of the accused. Meanwhile, the law enforcers... Read more