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...
Yesteryears actress Salma Agha seeks ‘Overseas Citizen of India’ (OCI) card
 After Pakistani-origin singer Adnan Sami was granted Indian citizenship in January, Pakistan-born actor-singer Salma Agha has applied for an Overseas Citizen of India (OCI) card, and her application is being considered by the Ministry of Home Affairs. An OCI card allows its holder multiple entries, multipurpose lifelong visa to... Read more
PCB finally launches own biomechanics lab
 After a prolonged delay of around eight years owing to inconsistent policies and complete indifference, the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has finally launched its own biomechanics lab that will be vital in avoiding illegal bowling actions in future. PCB chairman Shaharyar M. Khan, while inaugurating the lab at LUMS in... Read more
PM’s son-in-law summoned by ECP for concealing wife’s assets
The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) has issued a summons for Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif’s son-in-law retired Captain Mohammad Safdar on June 1 to explain his position with regard to the charge of concealment of his wife Maryam Safdar’s assets. Nawabzada Salahuddin Saeed of the PTI, who had lost the... Read more
Peshawar: First a wall of kindness, now a fridge
The city’s terrible heat becomes almost intolerable for labourers who work without any semblance of shade. With temperature rising up to 44 degrees Celsius on most days, the daily wagers are living proof that not all rays emitting from the sun are harmless. However, students of various universities have tried... Read more
US says slain Taliban leader was planning attacks on Americans
President Barack Obama himself personally approved the drone strike that liquidated Mullah Akhtar Mansour because the Taliban leader was overseeing plans for new attacks on American targets in Kabul, the Afghan capital, US officials claimed earlier yesterday. While the Taliban have yet to confirm the death of their leader Saturday in... Read more
Dollar surges Rs106 in open market after 3 months
 The US dollar surged to  Rs106 in the open market earlier yesterday after a gap of almost three months creating doubt regarding the stability of exchange rates achieved after the massive fluctuations around six months ago. The dollar gained about Re1 against the local currency within a couple of weeks,... Read more
Professor Angelina Jolie? Oscar-winning actress all set to teach at LSE
Angelina Jolie-Pitt: Oscar winning actress, film-maker, humanitarian, and now… a visiting faculty professor? Angelina Jolie-Pitt has added yet another skill in her long long list of abilities. The star will be joining former foreign state secretary William Hague as a visiting professor at one of Britain’s most prestigious universities,... Read more
JUI’s Fazlur Rehman wants  PPP’s Asif Ali  Zardari to meet PM Nawaz
JUI-F chief Maulana Fazlur Rehman met with former Pakistani President Asif Ali Zardari in London and advised him to meet Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, who is also in the city. Sources disclosed that the meeting between Fazlur Rehman and Asif Zardari lasted for at least three hours. During the meeting,... Read more
General Raheel Sharif meets Czech army chief at GHQ
Pakistan’s Chief of Army Staff General Raheel Sharif met with the chief of the Czech Republic’s armed forces General Josef Becvar at the General Headquarters in Rawalpindi earlier today. “During the meeting, matters of mutual interest including regional security situation and measures to enhance defence cooperation between both the countries... Read more
Rs 330 million bridge near Jhelum collapses even before inauguration
The concrete slabs of an under-construction bridge on Ghan storm water channel near Jhelum collapsed last weekend just prior to its likely inauguration by the Punjab chief minister next month. The government has ordered an inquiry into the incident. However, no loss of life or injury was reported. The Ghan bridge’s... Read more
Nawab of Bahawalpur remembered on 50th death anniversary
 The fiftieth death anniversary of Nawab of former State of Bahawalpur Sir Sadiq Muhammad Khan Abbasi the Fifth was observed today with due solemnity. He was born on September 29 1904 at Derawar near Bahawalpur. He ruled the Bahawalpur State from 1907 to 1966. In August 1947 he received... Read more
Strict punishments should be given to set an example: SC tells PEMRA
Chief Justice of Pakistan Anwar Zaheer Jamali lambasted the Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA) for failing to bar objectionable content on news channels. During a hearing today regarding the airing of objectionable content aired on television, the Chief Justice expressed his anger at PEMRA’s ineffectiveness in monitoring the content... Read more
Female Pakistani doctor wins prestigious entrepreneurship award in London
Spearheading a campaign to provide quality healthcare to the impoverished people of Pakistan, doctHERs’ co-founder Dr Sara Saeed won the prestigious HRH The Prince of Wales Young Sustainability Entrepreneur Prize 2016. “I was humbled to receive the award after being selected from seven finalists who came to the final stage from... Read more
Zia-era change to Christian divorce law undone by LHC
The Lahore High Court restored earlier today a provision of the Christian Divorce Act, 1869, enabling men to divorce their wives in a dignified manner. Section 7 of the Act had been expunged through an ordinance by former military ruler Gen Ziaul Haq in 1981, leaving no ground for... Read more