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...
Multilateral fund approves $5.68m for Pakistan
The successful conversion of five foam manufacturing industries to more cleaner technologies has led the Multilateral Fund of the Montreal Protocol to approve US$5.68 million for the second phase. The funding was approved by the fund’s executive committee two weeks ago. It will help Pakistan reduce its consumption of... Read more
120,000 treated for psychological problems in Islamabad: Na Informed
A written reply submitted to the National Assembly (NA) by the Capital Administration and Development Division (CADD) on Friday showed that over 120,000 people received psychiatric treatment in four hospitals of the federal capital during the last three years. MNA Amra Khan had asked for the details of patients who... Read more
Local  woman wins Commonwealth award for excellence in education
Mona Prakash Mahtani, a resident of Hyderabad city, received the Commonwealth Youth Award  for Excellence, 2016, in the field of education. The award was given at the Commonwealth Secretariat in London by Youth Affairs director Katherine Ellis. The award is given to young people under the age of 30... Read more
Pakistani laws facilitate money laundering
Islamabad: Contrary to the government claims of clamping down on money launderers and tax evaders, Pakistan’s laws facilitate money laundering and tax evasion in a legal manner, tying the hands of the authorities and preventing any tangible action against the culprits. Over $9 billion are illegally remitted outside Pakistan, according... Read more
Pakistan seeks “clarification” of U.S. strike on Afghan Taliban leader
Islamabad: Pakistan is “seeking clarification” about a U. S. drone strike against Afghan Taliban leader Mullah Akhtar Mansour, the foreign ministry spokesman said on Sunday, after U. S. officials said Mansour was likely killed in an air strike on Pakistani soil. “I have seen the reports. We are seeking... Read more
Kerry says Pak, Afghan were notified of drone strike on Mullah Akhtar
Naypyitaw: US Secretary of State John Kerry said on Sunday Afghan Taliban leader Mullah Akhtar Mansour posed a “continuing imminent threat” to US personnel in Afghanistan and to Afghans, and was a threat to peace. US officials in Washington said on Saturday US missile-firing drones had attacked Mansour and... Read more
Verhoeven’s weird rape tale hands women the power at Cannes Festival
A twisted rape thriller by “Basic Instinct” director Paul Verhoeven drew positive  reviews on Saturday in Cannes as one of two films about  women trying to take back control from her attackers. With its radical take on the aftermath of a brutal sex crime, the Dutch director’s latest movie “Elle” had... Read more
Sindh police acquire surveillance drones
Karachi: Sindh police have acquired six drones equipped with 25-megapixel high-definition cameras, sources and officials said on Saturday. The move will strengthen the law enforcement agency’s surveillance system, mainly in those areas where human movement is tough due to dangerous terrain or higher risk to its personnel. It is... Read more
Balochistan govt to register all madressas with education department
Quetta : As part of the National Action Plan (NAP), Balochistan government has decided to register all seminaries in the province with the education department, it has been learnt. The provincial government has constituted a four member high level committee to review the registration process and perform legislation for... Read more
Anurag Thakur becomes youngest BCCI president
Mumbai : India’s cricket board on Sunday elected 41-year-old current secretary Anurag Thakur as its youngest ever president, one of the most powerful positions in world sport. The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) posted pictures on Twitter of its members congratulating Thakur after electing him at a... Read more
Pakistan sizzles in hottest week of year
Islamabad: Temperatures recorded across Pakistan this week were the highest for the year with the mercury in several cities in the central region hovering around 50 degrees Celsius. On Saturday, the highest temperature of 51 degrees was recorded in Jacobabad and Dadu districts of Sindh. Throughout Pakistan, the temperature has... Read more
Bank loans: ECC refuses to permit Rs2b mark-up payment
Islamabad: The Economic Coordination Committee (ECC) has refused to allow the Ministry of Water and Power to pay Rs2 billion in mark-up on loans being acquired to pay the first installment of net hydel profit to Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa and asked the ministry to seek prior approval of the Council of Common... Read more
DJ Calvin Harris suffers minor injuries in Los Angeles crash
Scottish musician Calvin Harris, one of the world’s top earning DJs, sustained minor injuries in a car crash in Los Angeles and was taken by ambulance to a hospital, police said on Saturday. Harris, 32, was a passenger in a sport utility vehicle late on Friday when it was... Read more
Lingard rocket ends Man Utd’s 12-year FA Cup wait
Jesse Lingard’s extra-time thunderbolt earned Manchester United a record-equalling 12th FA Cup as Louis van Gaal’s side came from behind to defeat Crystal Palace 2-1 in Saturday’s final at Wembley. In a rematch of the 1990 final, which United won after a replay, underdogs Palace took the lead in... Read more