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...
Remains of climbing legend Alex Lowe found in Himalayan Glacier
The bodies of top mountaineer Alex Lowe and his cameraman have been found entombed in a Himalayan glacier, at least 16 years after they were buried by an avalanche on one of the world’s highest mountains. Two climbers last week came across the men’s remains “still encased in blue... Read more
COAS Gen Raheel Sharif approves plan for combing operations in NWA
Chief of the Army Staff General (COAS) Raheel Sharif formally approved a “comprehensive” plan for carrying out combing operations in North Waziristan to preempt both potential sleeper cells as well as  hideouts of terrorists. The approval was given at the Corps Commander Conference held today at General Headquarters (GHQ)... Read more
Afridi, Akmal, Shehzad dropped from England tour
Former Pakistan cricket captain and Chief Selector, Inzamam-ul-Haq announced players for Pakistan’s team fitness camp for England tour. While announcing player names, chief selector said that top players Shahid Afridi, Ahmed Shehzad and Umar Akmal were dropped over discipline and not be part of the England squad. Addressing press conference... Read more
Balochistan: PM launches National Health Programme for 76,000 families
Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif earlier today launched the state-run National Health Programme (NHP) benefiting about 76,000 families in at least four districts of Balochistan. Underprivileged residents of Quetta, Kech, Loralai and Lasbela will benefit from the government-funded programme. Salient features of the PM’s National Health Programme Treatment for underprivileged... Read more
Afghan boy who wore plastic Messi jersey arrives in Quetta
The Afghan boy who became a social media sensation after wearing a homemade shirt made of polythene bags bearing Lionel Messi’s number 10 is currently in Pakistan. Five-year-old, Murtaza Ahmedi, who comes from the Jaghori District, arrived in Quetta a few days ago, according to BBC Urdu. “I really... Read more
Blasphemy case filed against 6 for ‘desecrating’ Sikh man’s turban
Police in Punjab’s Sahiwal district have booked at least six people, including the owner of a private transport service, under the blasphemy law for allegedly desecrating a Sikh man’s turban. Owner of a local bus service, Haji Riyasat, and his five employees Baqir Ali, Rashid Gujar, Faiz Alam, Shakeel... Read more
NA Standing Committee rejects bill to increase SC judges
The National Assembly’s Standing Committee on Law and Justice has out rightly rejected the draft bill to increase the number of Supreme Court judges. The committee met in Islamabad under the chair of Chaudhry Mahmood Virk today. Speaking on the occasion, Virk said the number of SC judges was... Read more
Peshawar: Box of Happiness offers free food twice a day
With a smiley face emoji, the Box of Happiness on Peshawar’s bustling University road holds 100 food containers during lunch and dinner for labourers and people who cannot afford a meal. The initiative was launched by students of Institute of Management Sciences (IMSciences). Twice a day, they fill the... Read more
Al Qaeda after bin Laden: Still ‘a dangerous global threat’
The terror group Al Qaeda has survived the death of its founder Osama bin Laden on May 2, 2011 and bolstered its notoriety with attacks in Africa, Europe and Yemen despite suffering a series of setbacks. Al Qaeda has been replaced as a pre-eminent global militant power by the... Read more
Bollywood diva Vidya Balan waxes eloquence about Pakistani dramas
Vidya Balan enjoys watching Pakistani dramas! They are her binge-watching shows of choice when she wants to unwind after a long day of shooting, the actress said. She went on to name her favorites and gave two thumbs up to the production value of those serials. Im liking my... Read more
Baldia factory fire:Court refuses to accept JIT report’s copy
The additional District and Sessions Judge West Maqbool Ahmed Memon earlier today flatly refused to accept a copy of joint investigation team(JIT) report in Baldia Town factory fire case and ordered authorities to present original report in next hearing. During the hearing of Baldia Town factory fire case, the... Read more
Grenade attack on JuD seminary in Peshawar: Many injured
At least 14 people, including four children, sustained injuries when unknown assailants tossed a hand grenade at a seminary in Peshawar’s Tehkal Bala area late yesterday night. “At least seven people were injured in the attack and police arrested one of the attackers,” SSP Operation Abbas Majeed Marwat said.... Read more
Shootout in Karachi: At least 4 Lyari gangsters illed by cops
Karachi Police killed at least four Lyari gang-war suspects in a shootout in Dalmia area of Gulshan-e-Iqbal earlier today. Police said, on the information about presence of gangsters, search operation was launched in Dalmia where the suspects opened fire on police. In retaliatory fire, four suspects were injured who... Read more
Bilawal supports FATA’s teacher, critisises govt dubble-standard
Islamabad: Bilawal Bhutto Zardari, Chairman Pakistan People’s Party has lambasted the discriminatory attitude of Nawaz Sharif government towards thousands of government school teachers of FATA who are being denied up-gradation of their posts like done in entire country. “This is the time that government should treat people of FATA... Read more