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 Sharif to undergo heart surgery
Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif will undergo open-heart surgery in a London hospital on Tuesday. A spokesman for the prime minister house said, that doctors have advised the prime minister to undergo open-heart surgery, following which Nawaz will be admitted to the hospital for one week. “The prime minister will... Read more
Warcraft’s cast get to meet their wax doubles in London today
The stars of new action fantasy “Warcraft” met their characters’ wax doubles earlier today at a new exhibit dedicated to the movie at London’s Madame Tussauds museum. Actor Travis Fimmel who plays Lothar, Paula Patton who plays Garona and Toby Kebbell who plays Durotan, turned out for the unveiling of the waxwork figures, posing... Read more
Nadal withdraws from French Open with wrist injury
Nine-time champion Rafael Nadal withdrew from the French Open with a left wrist injury on Friday, but insisted the heartbreaking setback did not mean the end of his career. “It’s not broken, but if I continue to play it will be 100 percent broken in a few days,” said... Read more
“Fake CNIC holders to land in the slammer for  seven years” Nisar Ali
Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan earlier yesterday said re-verification of Computerized National Identity Cards (CNIC) of all Pakistani citizens would be carried out within the next six months, threatening fake ID card holders with punishment up to seven years. Speaking to media at the NADRA headquarters, the minister... Read more
US stock Manipulation: Pakistani stands accused of making $425,000
A federal court in Manhattan, Yew York issued an order on Tuesday to freeze the assets of a Pakistani after the US Securities and Exchange Commission filed a complaint that he had allegedly manipulated a technology stock and had made $425,000 in profits. Nauman A Aly is accused of... Read more
LUMS Alumnus: Pakistani makes major breakthrough in longstanding mathematics problem
A Lahore University of Management Sciences (LUMS) alumnus Haris Aziz, along with co-author Simon Mackenzie, has finally come up with a solution to a problem that has been plaguing scientists for many years: how to allocate resources fairly to any number of people so that each is left satisfied... Read more
An angry Hekmatyar accuses Iran of sharing Mullah Mansour’s whereabouts with US
Nearly a week after the Afghan Taliban chief Mullah Akhtar Mansour was liquidated in a US drone strike near Pakistan-Afghanistan border, the Hizb-e-Islami Afghanistan (HIA) chief Gulbuddin Hekmatyar earlier today accused Tehran of sharing intelligence about Mansour’s whereabouts with the United States. “It has now been confirmed that Iranian... Read more
Jamaat-e-Islami sold leased plot illegally, PAC informed
Islamabad: The Auditor General of Pakistan has exposed a dirty deal involving the Jamaat-e-Islami , which recently launched a train march against corruption, specifically targeting the leadership of the ruling Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz. The Public Accounts Committee on Thursday was told that the Institute of Policy Studies ... Read more
Shahid Afridi’s foundation wins best upcoming charity of the year in Istanbul
Making strides in the field of philanthropy, Shahid Afridi Foundation won 3G Critics’ Choice Best Upcoming Charity of the Year 2016 on Thursday at the Global Good Governance awards in Istanbul. “It is with great pleasure that we would like to take this opportunity to share with you that The... Read more
Pakistan should cooperate with India in Mumbai attacks investigation: US
The United States on Friday urged Pakistan to cooperate with India to investigate the 26/11 Mumbai attacks. Asked what America is doing about “the actors, the masterminds” of the attacks “freely roaming around in Pakistan,” US State Department spokesperson Mark Toner said, “Well, we continue to urge the Pakistani... Read more
PM Nawaz name not removed from ToRs, opposition claims
Islamabad: The Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf spokesperson Naeem ul Haq said that the joint opposition had not agreed to remove the prime minister’s name from the terms of reference (ToRs) of the Panama leaks judicial commission. His statement came as the government and joint opposition met on Friday to discuss the... Read more
Sun will align directly over Kaaba today
Muslims across the globe on Friday will be able to spot the Qibla simply by facing the sun. According to astronomers, the sun will pass directly over the top of the Holy Kaaba in Saudi Arabia at 12:18 pm local time, coinciding with the Friday prayer time at the mosque.... Read more
Missing foreign minister
As the Nawaz Sharif-led set-up at the centre completes its third year in power, the nation is still without a full-time foreign minister. The prime minister holds the critical portfolio himself, although power has been delegated somewhat by farming out responsibilities to the adviser on foreign affairs, as well... Read more
Defense Minister says Pakistan fighting war on terror successfully
Islamabad: Defense Minister Khawaja Muhammad Asif has said that Pakistan has been fighting a successful war against terrorism and marked decline in militants’ activities is its best example. In an interview, he further said that double standard should not be adopted in war against terrorism. Minister said the United... Read more