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...
Pakistan Embassy in US all set to celebrate its annual cultural event
Thousands of Americans and the Pakistani community in the United States visited the Pakistan Embassy in US to mark the celebration of the annual cultural event  “Around the World Embassy Tour-Passport” in the capital Washington DC. On the occasion the Pakistani mission joined some 50 resident embassies celebrating the event... Read more
Mercury passes in front of the sun in rare transit
Astronomers today were preparing for one of the highlights of the skywatchers’ year, when the Sun, Mercury and Earth all line up — a phenomenon that happens just a dozen or so times per century. Mercury will be seen through telescopes as a black dot inching over the face... Read more
Thai medical students caught red eyed while using ‘Mission Impossible’ exam spy glasses
A top Thai medical college has caught students using spy cameras linked to smartwatches to cheat during exams in what some social media users earlier today compared to a plot straight out of a Mission Impossible movie. Arthit Ourairat, the rector of Rangsit University, posted pictures of the hi-tech... Read more
“No compromise on discipline”  new Pakistan Cricket coach Mickey Arthur
Pakistan’s new cricket coach Mickey Arthur put his future charges on notice earlier today, warning he would not,” compromise on discipline, fitness and fielding ahead of tough tours in England and Australia”. Arthur, who successfully coached his native South Africa from 2005-2010 before migrating to Australia, replaced Waqar Younis,... Read more
Indian PM shows his varsity degrees in bitter ‘fake graduation’ row
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi was forced earlier today to produce his college degrees, days after bitter political rivals accused him of lying about graduating from university. At a press conference in the capital, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley and ruling party chief Amit Shah released copies of Modi’s Bachelor... Read more
COAS Gen Raheel, US CENTCOM commander discuss Afghan security situation
General Joseph L. Votel, incoming commander United States Central Command (US CENTCOM) called on General Raheel Sharif, Chief of Army Staff (COAS) earlier today at General Headquarters (GHQ). According to Inter Services Public Relations (ISPR), the matters of mutual and professional interests with special emphasis on security situation in... Read more
Audi Pakistan signs MoU with BankIslami
Audi Pakistan has formally signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with BankIslami Pakistan. According to MoU, BankIslami Pakistan with Premier Systems (Pvt) Ltd, Audi’s general importer in Pakistan. BankIslami will provide tailor-made financing packages to Audi customers across the country through its flagship product of Islami Auto Ijarah. Under the MoU Audi... Read more
NAB Balochistan arrests former BPSC chairman Ashraf Magsi
Balochistan National Accountability Bureau (NAB) arrested former Chairman Balochistan Public Service Commission (BPSC) Ashraf Magsi. NAB alleged Ashraf Magsi was nabbed over misuse of power, embezzlement, illegal appointments, including his son and two daughters, during his service as BPSC chairman. Magsi was sacked  eight months back over same charges by  Chief Minister... Read more
World prepares for release of Panama Papers
The Panama Papers scandal promises to expose big names later today when a journalists’ group with access to the digital cache of documents is to put many of them online. The International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ) is to release the documents in a searchable database at 1800 GMT... Read more
Mansehra: Man hurt in bear attack
A man was injured in a bear attack in Mahandri Bachla village in Mansehra earlier yesterday. A police official said, 70-year-old Waliur Rehman was in a field in the village when he was attacked by a wild bear. “The villagers heard his screams, rushed to the field and rescued... Read more
Syed Noor all set to make film in port city of Karachi
“Films are once again being made in Karachi. This is revival of cinema because now people are working and making movies. I will make a film in Karachi, and if I feel that I should make one in Lahore or Swat, I will go there, because all cities are... Read more
Pakistan alarmed at nuclearisation of Indian Ocean
 Taken aback by India’s naval nuclear ambitions, Islamabad has taken up New Delhi’s recent test of a submarine-launched, nuclear-capable ballistic missile with its arch rival Pakistan, amid fears the move has serious implications for strategic stability in South Asia. Last month, India confirmed it tested the K-4 missile, which can... Read more
Imran Farooq murder case : ATC rejects bail plea of accused Moazzam Ali
An anti-terrorism court of Islamabad earlier today turned down the bail plea of Moazzam Ali Khan, a key accused in Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) leader Dr Imran Farooq murder case. Following the dismissal of his bail from ATC, Moazzam Ali Khan moved his application to Islamabad High Court. Dr Imran Farooq... Read more
NAB apprehends ex-chairman Balochistan Public Service Commission
The National Accountability Bureau (NAB) officials have arrested Ashraf Magsi, former chairman Balochistan Public Service Commission, sources said earlier today. NAB sources privy to the arrest said, Ashraf Magsi was arrested in a case related to irregularities in the appointments. Last week, the NAB arrested Balochistan Finance Secretary Mushtaq Ahmed... Read more