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...
President Mamnoon wants improvement in quality and standard of health services
President Mamnoon Hussain has emphasized the need for improvement in quality as well as the standard of health services related to coronary diseases in the country. The President said this while talking to Maj. Gen (r) Masud-ur-Rehman Kiani, Chairman Pakistan National Heart Association (PANAH), who called on him along with a... Read more
Panama leaks: PM Nawaz to address parliament after opposition boycott
Prime Minister Mian Nawaz Sharif will formally  appear before parliament to answer questions regarding the Panama Papers leak that linked his family to offshore wealth, an official said earlier today, after lawmakers walked out of the assembly. Leaked documents from the Mossack Fonseca law firm in Panama last month showed... Read more
Malaysian consortium wants to build state-of-the-art amusement park in Lahore
Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean) retail chains and franchise federation, one of the leading groups of companies in Malaysia, has shown a high level of interest in setting up a state-of-the-art amusement park in the Lahore during a meeting at Punjab Board of Investment and Trade (PBIT) earlier yesterday. Delegation... Read more
Peshawar: Police foil big terror attack, alleged terrorist killed
The KPK police successfully foiled a major terror attack after killing an alleged terrorist and recovered a suicide jacket from a hotel room in the city of Peshawar. Police, during the search operation, conducted routine checking in a room of a local hotel of Dabgari Gardens area on early morning... Read more
Quetta blast: 2 cops dead and 5 wounded
At least two police personnel lost their lives while five others including two civilians were injured in an explosion in Quetta near the main entrance of Balochistan University earlier today. Balochistan Home Minister Mir Sarfraz Bugti has confirmed the death toll and number of injured people, saying that police check-post was target... Read more
Moral Policing: Strict dress code enforced for students and faculty at NTU
The National Textile University (NTU), Faisalabad, issued a notification towards the end of last month specifically forbidding students from wearing tights, sleeveless shirts, half-sleeved shirts, jeans, makeup and expensive jewellery on campus. The notification issued by Professor Muhammad Ashfaq, the registrar, on April 27, said: “In order to promote a positive... Read more
Taxila Museum to have its all new art gallery opened soon
A new gallery adjacent to the Taxila Museum would soon be opened to public as officials of the Punjab archaeology department and museums have started its decorations with an eye to its official inauguration. The new gallery was constructed with an estimated cost of Rs5.5 million in 2000 but since... Read more
Islamabad: Police official arrested for demanding bribe
A constable rank police official in the Islamabad police got sent to the lock up after the man he demanded bribe from called up the inspector general and had the official arrested. Usman Mehmood, a resident of F-8, said that a police official stopped him near Metro Cash and Carry in I-11 on... Read more
After Shabaz Taseer, Ali Haider Gilani also recovered from Afghanistan after 3 years
Ali Haider Gilani, son of former prime minister Syed Yousuf Raza Gilani, has been recovered after a successful operation in Afghanistan. In a twitter message, Chairman Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) Bilawal Bhutto Zardari has confirmed recovery of Ali Gilani. Bilawal tweets, “Yousuf Raza Gilani has received a call from... Read more
Ashraf Magsi  remanded in NAB custody for 4 days
An accountability court in Quetta has sent former chairman Balochistan Public Service Commission Muhammad Ashraf Magsi on a four-day remand in the custody of National Accountability  Bureau (NAB). The NAB officials present Ashraf Magsi in the accountability court on Tuesday to seek the remand. The ex-chairman Balochistan Public Service Commission Muhammad... Read more
Boycott: Joint opposition  walks out from NA
The joint opposition, led by leader of the opposition Syed Khursheed Shah, staged a walk out from the National Assembly on the second consecutive day today. Taking a tough position, the joint opposition earlier yesterday staged walk outs from the Senate and the National Assembly in addition to announcing a daily... Read more
Pakistan, Italy likely to ink LNG deal
 Pakistan and Italy are all set to sign a government-to-government deal for the supply of liquefied natural gas (LNG) as Italian firm Eni has offered to provide LNG to Pakistan, according to officials familiar with the development. Eni has been engaged in exploration activities in Pakistan and has been working since long.... Read more
PTI’s Aleem Khan to PM Nawaz: ‘Will you follow me if I sell London flats?’
Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf’s (PTI’s) leader Abdul Aleem Khan claims a ‘malicious government-sponsored’ campaign has been launched against him, adding what is new there in the “leaks” about his declared assets. At a news conference in Lahore earlier today, Mr Khan said he would sell his London flats and bring the... Read more
“London’s mayor an exception to proposed ban on Muslims” Donald Trump
Republican presidential hopeful Donald Trump, who has called for a (temporary) ban on Muslims entering the United States, suggested earlier today that “he would make an exception for London’s newly elected Muslim mayor”, the New York Times reported. “There will always be exceptions,” the Times quoted the real estate billionaire... Read more