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 faces deficit of two trillion trees
Karachi: Pakistan needs to plant between 1.5 and 2 trillion saplings to reverse the deforestation, says a report. Pakistan braves increased deforestation which has threatened the environmental as well as economic survival of the country. It´s a rough life in Pakistan, even for a tree. The country´s hills were... Read more
PEMRA issues advisory to TV channels for Ramazan
Islamabad: Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA) Chairman Absar Alam on Friday said a ban will be placed upon television programmes portraying re-enactment of criminal activities, effective from the first day of Ramazan. “Airing interviews of abuse victims will be prohibited too,” Alam said while addressing a press conference... Read more
Grandson of Quaid’s physician receives top US honour for technology and innovation
The grandson of Quaid-i-Azam Mohammad Ali Jinnah’s personal physician, Mark Humayun, has received United States top honour in the field of technology and innovation by US President Barack Obama, reported The Hindu. Humayun was awarded the National Medal of Technology and Innovation. The medal was awarded for Humayun’s contribution... Read more
Pakistan doing everything to bring Taliban, Haqqani network to peace talks: Aizaz
Islamabad: Afghanistan must limit military gains by the Taliban and offer incentives to the insurgents to revive a faltering peace effort, a top foreign ministry official said, after the latest round of talks yielded little progress. The Afghan Taliban control or contest more territory than at any time since they... Read more
Ban imposed on slaughtering of animals in Haripur
Haripur: The deputy commissioner of Haripur has imposed ban on slaughtering animals in private slaughterhouses for a month in Kotnajibullah. Officials privy to the development told The Express Tribune, the ban was imposed under Section 144. The decision to impose the ban was taken following the death of a butcher... Read more
Honour killing: Father kills daughter, her beloved
Peshawar: A man killed his 16-year-old daughter Nosheen and her alleged lover Shakil in a suspected case of honour killing in Dir Colony within the jurisdiction of Yakatoot police station in Peshawar on Thursday. The mother of Nosheen, Gul Bibi registered an FIR with Yakatoot police station, stating her daughter... Read more
Ali Haider Gilani rebuts story quoting him in favour of Sharia law enforcement
Multan: The freed son of former prime minister Yousuf Raza Gilani has rejected media reports alleging he is in favour of enforcing Sharia law in the country. Disappointed over media reports, Ali Haider Gilani said, his statements had been misconstrued to make it seem he supported enforcement of Sharia law in the country... Read more
PM for early implementation of Urdu as official language
Islamabad: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has said that implementation of Urdu as official language was a constitutional obligation and all ministries, divisions and government institutions work for its early implementation. While talking to Special Assistant to PM Irfan Siddique at the PM Secretariat on Friday, Nawaz said all federal... Read more
Check it out! Anil Kapoor barely looks like himself on Family Guy
Remember when Anil Kapoor announced he would be in Family Guy last year? Kapoor has been very excited about being on the show. “Family Guy is one of the biggest shows on the planet,” enthused Kapoor. “It has made people roll with laughter with its witticisms since its inception.... Read more
Muslims too could venture into space in near future, but when?
Islamabad: Muslims too could venture into space in near future, but for that there is a need for enhancing national capacities in this field along with regional cooperation at all levels, says the 10-year science and technology plan of action for 2016-25 . “Space programmes are expensive and barring a... Read more
Indian court orders repatriation of Pakistani boy
Karachi: Ansar Burney Trust International´s Chairman, Ansar Burney Friday announced that the local court in India has ordered repatriation of a four-year-old trafficked boy, Iftikhar back, to Pakistan from India and in this regard, the repatriation process has started and he will soon be back in Pakistan. Burney thanked... Read more
Court grants NAB additional 14-day remand of Mushtaq Raisani
Quetta: An accountability court granted an additional 14-day remand of former Balochistan Finance Secretary Mushtaq Raisani to NAB authorities. Mushtaq Raisani had been arrested on May 6 on charges of being involved in corruption in the departments of treasury and local government. NAB authorities had claimed that Rs. 630 million... Read more
Karachi readies graves, hospitals, in case heat wave hits again
Karachi: Pakistani grave digger Shahid Baloch is taking no chances. Like many people in the port city of Karachi, he was caught out by the severity of last summer’s heat wave which killed more than 1,300 people, and has hired a digger to excavate three elongated trenches big enough for... Read more
Music can bridge India-Pakistan divide: Sharmeen Obaid Chinoy
Music can go a long way to bring estranged neighbours Pakistan and India together, says the Pakistani co-director of a new moving film about how a group of Lahore’s struggling musicians bridge the East-West cultural divide. Opening in select theatres in the US May 20, Song of Lahore takes... Read more