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...
Film star Meera is writing a tell-all  book
Meera Jee  has announced that she’ll take a break from acting for a little bit. Her film, ‘a psychothriller’ titled Hotal, will release this weekend, after which she wants to rest. “I may have something interesting up my sleeve in the future, but for now I want to take... Read more
PUC issues religious edict against Islamic State
The Pakistan Ulema Council (PUC) has issued a fatwa against the Islamic State (IS) along with other terror groups. PUC has prohibited the use of terms such as ‘Jihad Fi-Sabi Lillah,’ which means ‘jihad for the sake of Allah’. Another term outlawed by the council is ‘Qital Fi-Sabi Lillah‘ which means acts... Read more
Queen Elizabeth calls Chinese delegation ‘very rude’
 Queen Elizabeth II was actually caught on camera describing members of a Chinese delegation on a state visit last year as “very rude”, in a rare diplomatic gaffe by the British monarch. Her comments, aired on Wednesday, came just hours after Prime Minister David Cameron also made inadvertent public... Read more
Federal cabinet going to be reshuffled
Prime Minister Mian  Nawaz Sharif has decided to reshuffle the federal cabinet after assessing the performance of the current members in defending the government over Panama leaks. The cabinet may also be expanded to accommodate some people from the allied parties. Official sources said on the condition of anonymity that... Read more
PM accorded warm welcome in Tajikistan
Dushanbe: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif was accorded a red carpet welcome as he arrived in the Tajik capital on a two-day official visit Wednesday. Tajik Prime Minister Kokhir Rasulzoda received PM Nawaz and his delegation at the Dushanbe Airport. Minister for Water and Power Khawaja Muhammad Asif and PM’s... Read more
New Islamabad airport to be ready by December-end
Islamabad: Work on the New Islamabad International Airport (NIIA) and its access roads will be completed by the end of the current year. However, making the airport operational will take another six to eight months. This was stated by Secretary Aviation Division Irfan Elahi while briefing the Senate standing... Read more
Karachi:3 alleged terrorists held
 Police and law enforcement agencies have arrested three  terror suspects and seized arms from their custody earlier today. According to details, the law enforcement agencies and police, in a joint action in Karachi’s Manghopir area, arrested three terrorists affiliated to a banned outfit. The law enforcers seized weapons and explosives... Read more
Renovated Islamabad schools still lack classrooms
Islamabad: Ayesha Imran, a 12-year-old student in the seventh grade, is one of over 200 students victim of negligence on the part of the public school system. Along with her classmates, she has been studying under the open sky, due to an absence of classrooms in her recently renovated... Read more
Hi-Tech Lubricants wants to open 300 petrol pumps in 3 years
“After having established a foothold in the engine oil distribution market, Hi-Tech Lubricants is now gearing up to open 300 petrol pumps nationwide”, said its company secretary Muhammad Imran on Tuesday. “We have resolved to establish a medium size Oil Marketing Company (OMC) with 300 petrol pumps in the... Read more
Septuagenarian lady  gives birth to 1st born
An Indian woman who gave birth at the ripe old age of 70 said earlier yesterday that she was not too old to become a first-time mother, adding that her life was now complete. Daljinder Kaur gave birth last month to a boy following two years of IVF treatment... Read more
Musharraf declared proclaimed offender in high treason case
Islamabad: The special court, hearing high treason case, has declared former president Gen. (retired) Pervez Musharraf proclaimed offender (PO). Hearing the high treason case against former military ruler, the special court also ordered for advertising the court verdict in an English and Urdu daily each. It also directed to... Read more
KPK: Solar power units to be installed at hospitals for safety of vaccines, labs
The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KPK) health department has planned to install solar power units for the maintenance of cold chain for safety of vaccine and functioning of laboratories, X-ray plants and ultrasound machines at the public sector hospitals, which face 10-hour power outages every day. A survey conducted by the independent... Read more
KPK: 3 pre-teen boys sodomized in Peshawar, Shabqadar
At least three young boys were sodomized in separate incidents in Peshawar and Shabqadar. In the first incident, a 12-year-old child was raped in Jabba Sohail within the jurisdiction of Yakatoot police station in Peshawar on Monday night. A local registered an FIR against the incident. As per the report,... Read more
Pakistan cannot offer trade concessions to India unilaterally
Islamabad: Pakistan cannot offer trade concessions to India unilaterally and the latter needs to adopt a reciprocal approach, said Federal Commerce Minister Khurram Dastgir while chairing a meeting with Pakistani members of the Pak-India Business Council. The delegation, led by Yawar Ali Shah, briefed the minister on their recent visit... Read more