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...
Jus what did “Maalik”do?  the film’s confusing almost-ban
The Sindh government decided to ban the film Maalik and then revoked the ban itself in the space of a mere few hours. We learned the culture ministry had drafted a notification ordering a ban on the movie for being ‘biased’ and inciting violence. However, before it was formally... Read more
Nowshera: Measles claims 6 lives
 At least six children, five Afghan and a Pakistani, died of measles earlier today in Nowhshera’s Kund Khairabad refugee camp. In-charge basic health centre Dr. Fazal Ameen said that the deaths occurred within four days. According to Dr. Fazal Ameen to curb the disease, children in the Kund Khairabad... Read more
Karachi: Sea View’s palm trees continue to die
People driving along Seaview Road cant help but notice the discoloured, shrouded palms planted on the median strip dividing the road near the beach, and around a new park to be inaugurated in the coming few days. Trees, especially coconut palms, have had a poor history of survival in... Read more
From model to mom to event manager to… movie star? Frieha Altaf does it all
Frieha Altaf played the girl-next-door in the iconic Moin Akhtar-starrer Rozi, wrapped in s dupatta with a plastic hair-band on her head. Fast forwarding to a few years later, Frieha became choreographer and event-planner, steering things behind the scenes but never ever slinking into the shadows. It’s what she... Read more
Rangers hand over Lyari ganglord Uzair Baloch to police custody
Sindh Rangers have handed over notorious Lyari gangster Uzair Jan Baloch to police after end of 90-day physical remand in the paramilitary’s custody. Rangers handed Uzair Baloch to Nabi Bux Police, who presented the Lyari ringleader in Sindh High Court. Meanwhile, Uzair Baloch had made several new startling disclosures... Read more
Afghan Taliban confirms delegation their delegation is in Islamabad
Afghan Taliban have confirmed they have sent a high level delegation to Islamabad for talks with Pakistani officials saying it hopes the visit will have fruitful results and in the interest of both countries. A spokesman for Afghan Taliban Muhammad Naeem told VOA earlier today that the Taliban delegation... Read more
“Honour” has different meaning for boys & girls
 When the team of internationally recognised and twice Oscar Award winner Sharmeen Obaid Chinoy screened the Oscar winning winning documentary “The Girl in the River” at Rose Capell Hall of Islamia College University, the boys and girls, all students of BS (English literature), were not only sitting on left... Read more
Sindh Assembly adopts LB amendment bill amidst opposition protest
Sindh Assembly earlier yesterday passed the Sindh Local Government (amendment) Bill 2013 amid protest by the opposition. The bill was introduced by Provincial Minister Nisar Khuhro. Meanwhile, opposition rejected the bill and several parliamentarians stood up from their seats in protest. The opposition members also tore copies of the... Read more
US to return smuggled Buddha sculpture to Pakistan
A Buddha sculpture that was smuggled from Swat to the United States in the 80s will be returned to Pakistan tomorrow. The rare sculpture is worth more than $1.1 million, a private news channel reported. A ceremony pertaining to the return of the smuggled unique figure is going to... Read more
Top Indian lawyer ordered by Supreme court to inspect sexy condom packets
One of India’s  senior most lawyers has been ordered to study condom and other contraceptive packets to determine if their pictures are too racy and should be banned, according to reports  received earlier today. Additional Solicitor General Maninder Singh must spend six weeks pouring over sexy photographs — often... Read more
Salman Khan’s selection as Olympics ambassador is making people unhappy
A war of words has ignited between Indian athletics legend Milkha Singh and Bollywood veteran Salim Khan, whose superstar son Salman Khan was announced recently as the goodwill ambassador of the Indian contingent for the upcoming summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro in August, reports Indian Express. Salman’s selection... Read more
Armed gangs occupy mango orchards in Sindh: Traders worried
Pakistan Fruit and Vegetable Exporters, Importers and Merchant Association (PFVA) earlier yesterday said that armed gangs of thugs in Sindh, apparently enjoying political support, have started occupying mango orchards that are already booked by exporters. “We have written a letter to the Trade Development Authority of Pakistan (TDAP) to... Read more
“China pivotal to Pakistan’s foreign policy” UN Ambassador Maleeha
“Pakistan’s relationships with China are strategic, historic, trouble free and pivotal to the country’s foreign policy,” Ambassador Maleeha Lodhi said during a talk at Harvard University in the US. Speaking in a Programme run by the Kennedy School called the Future of Diplomacy Dr. Lodhi Pakistan’s Ambassador to the... Read more
Notorius ‘Hitman’ Kashif aka David confesses to killing over 30 people
Kashif alia David, an infamous target killer and hitman reportedly associated with the Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) has confessed to killing more than 30 people including Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) leader Zaheer Akram Nadeem and a leader of Bihari Qaumi Movement. Sindh Rangers spokesman, in a statement issued here,... Read more