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 refers to  PM letter to CJP as ‘a joke’
In Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan Imran Khan lambasted Prime Minister Mian Nawaz Sharif over formation of a judicial commission and ToRs and termed it a “a joke” PTI Chief while addressing a press conference said “Inquiry under the proposed judicial commission would not complete even after 5... Read more
Separate mass shootings in US :At least 14 killed
At least eight members of one family, including a teenager, were shot dead in rural Ohio earlier yesterday, just before gunmen killed six people in Georgia. In Ohio, seven bodies were found at three houses close to each other and an eighth was later found at a separate site,... Read more
Karachi: MQM stages sit-in for recovery of missing workers at KPC
Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) members Rabitta Committee and lawmakers staged a big protest demonstration and sit-in outside Karachi Press Club to express solidarity with the families of missing and detained party workers. Speaking to the popular local news channel Geo News on the occasion, Rabitta Committee Deputy Convener Kanwar... Read more
Bangladeshi professor hacked to death with machetes in ‘Islamist’ attack
Unidentified assailants hacked to death, a university professor in Bangladesh earlier today, police said, adding that the assault bore the hallmarks of previous murders by extremist militants of secular and atheist activists. Police said English professor Rezaul Karim Siddique, 58, was hacked from behind with machetes as he walked... Read more
Death toll from Layyah toxic sweets: At least 19 dead so far
Five more people, hospitalized after consuming toxic sweets in Layyah, died in Nishtar Hospital Multan during the last 13 hours, raising the death toll to 19. Hospital administration has confirmed the death of five more patients admitted in the facility, where 11 more are being treated. Sources said the... Read more
Opposition piles pressure  on PM, rejects ToRs
Opposition parties earlier  counted as their first triumph Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif’s act of writing a letter to the apex court chief justice on forming a body to probe the Panama leaks. They, however, expressed their discomfort over the terms of references (ToRs) of the proposed commission that would investigate the... Read more
Mahira talks about how Bollywood taught her to embrace dance
Dancing like no one’s watching — it’s an art Mahira picked up while shootingthe Bollywood hot potboiler Raees, the actress told the popular Indian TV channel  NDTV. “I have danced in the two films I have recently done, but I danced in Ho Mann Jahaan after I came back ... Read more
Asset details of senators released by ECP
The ECP earlier yesterday released the Gazette of Pakistan, which revealed the asset details of all the senators. Prominent among them are former interior minister Senator Rehman Malik, Federal Finance Minister Ishaq Dar, Senator Khushbakht Shujaat and Maulana Abdul Ghafoor Haidri. The ECP’s asset declaration report revealed that Malik has... Read more
‘Retired generals sold ETPB land illegally’ claims ETPB chairman
Evacuee Trust Property Board (ETPB) Chairman Siddiqul Farooq said in Lahore that, “the board owns no commercial property in Balochistan, as its all land in the province had been sold by its two former heads, who also were retired military generals, during the Musharraf rule.” He said the two retired military... Read more
Intellectuals talk about books and heritage on World Book Day
“We are living in the age of noise. These days, all we hear around us is the noise coming out of television sets or caused by traffic. In such a situation what satisfies me is the silence of books. It’s a profound, purposeful silence said  former senator and federal... Read more
Govt agrees to hire forensic audit firm for probe offshore companies
The federal government has finally agreed to hire services of an international forensic audit of offshore companies being owned by Pakistanis. According to a reliable source, judicial commission will be fully empowered to hire any international audit firm for probe into money trail of offshore companies. The government, source adds,... Read more
Suspected Islamist killed Bangladesh professor
Unidentified attackers hacked to death a university professor in Bangladesh on Saturday, police said, adding that the assault bore the hallmarks of previous killings by Islamist militants of secular and atheist activists. Police said English professor Rezaul Karim Siddique, 58, was hacked from behind with machetes as he walked... Read more
“CJP to decide on Judicial Commission” Acting CJP
Acting Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP), Saqib Nisar categorically ruled out any decision about formation of Judicial Commission on Panama papers in the absence of  Chief Justice of Pakistan. After the oath ceremony, acting CJP refused to make any comment on Panama leaks, which have put spotlight on offshore wealth... Read more
OMCs: Finance ministry,planning commission decide to support increase in oil margins
Resisting Oil and Gas Regulatory Authority’s (Ogra) recommendations to not allow any further increase in margins to oil marketing companies (OMCs) and dealers, the Ministry of Finance and Planning Commission (PC) have both supported the increase in margins in line with inflation. This comes despite Ogra’s warnings that such... Read more