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...
PM Nawaz showers flowers, fruits and sweets at Gillanis
Lahore: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif Saturday has visited Gillani House in Lahore and congratulated the former Prime Minister Yousaf Raza Gillani on recovery of his son Hiader Ali Gilani from the captivity of Taliban earlier this month. When the Prime Minister reached at Gillani House he was loaded with... Read more
Obama to host Modi at White House
Washington: President Barack Obama will host Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi at the White House on June 7, as the pair try to flesh out nascent trade and security ties. White House press secretary Josh Earnest said Modi’s visit would “highlight the deepening of the US-India relationship in key areas... Read more
Eight forest fires reported on Margalla Hills in 15 days
Islamabad: With the arrival of summer, incidences of fire have begun at the Margalla Hills. Over the last 15 days, eight wildfires have been reported, the largest of which erupted in the Margalla Hills on Tuesday night and according to some Capital Development Authority (CDA) officials, is still burning.... Read more
PSM management plans to half its employees
Islamabad: Pakistan Steel Mills management itself presented a plan to axe half the daily-wage employees and a third of the contractual ones by next month, in an effort to cut down on the salary expenses. “The management of Pakistan Steel Mills (PSM) has a plan to reduce the daily wages... Read more
20 die in south Punjab heat wave
Multan: At least 20 people died of heat stroke in various parts of south Punjab on Thursday-Friday. Health Secretary Jawad Rafique said that the department had received reports about patients coming in at various hospitals with symptoms of heat-stroke. He said that five people, including 6-year-old Sabira Bibi, four-year-old Naveed, 45-year-old... Read more
‘Forced into prostitution,’ teenager appeals for justice
Islamabad: The National Commission for Human Rights (NHCR) has sought a report from Islamabad’s chief commissioner and inspector general of police over an application filed by a teenage woman, 18, who was allegedly forced into prostitution at a brothel in Sector I-10/1. While sending the woman to a shelter home,... Read more
Pakistan misses economic growth target
Islamabad: The country missed the economic growth target for the current financial year by a wide margin mainly because of widespread dismal performance by the agriculture sector. The gross domestic product (GDP) grew by 4.7 per cent against the target of 5.5pc. At a meeting on Friday of the... Read more
Pemra announces ban on crime re-enactment shows
Islamabad: The Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) on Friday announced a ban on shows dramatising crimes such as rape, murder, robberies and suicide. Addressing a press conference, Pemra chairman Absar Alam said that the authority has decided to ban such shows which re-enact crimes like murders and suicide,... Read more
Qureshi lashes out at Prime Minister over Mangora speech
Islamabad: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf leader Shah Mahmood Qureshi on Friday said that Punjab s farmers who voted for the PML (N) for the sixth time were now regretting their decision. Reacting to the prime minister’s address in Mingora, Qureshi said Punjab is facing prolonged power outages while poverty and unemployment have... Read more
Son of Mustafa Tareen goes missing
Law Enforcement Agencies (LEAs) in Balochistan searching for son of Balochistan local government minister who went missing. According to sources, Asad Khan, son of Sardar Mustafa Tareen might have been kidnapped, without elaborating further. Asad’s car  was found near the Cadet College. Police have also taken the mobile phone inside the car into... Read more