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...
Unnamed US officials booked for drone strike in Pakistan
Quetta : Pakistani officials on Sunday registered a case against unnamed US officials for the drone attack that killed fugitive Taliban leader Mullah Mansour and a taxi driver earlier this month. The FIR, a copy of which is available with Geo News, was lodged at Levies Police Station in... Read more
Govt mulls FATA committee under 3-star general
Islamabad: The government is going to authorise the military to approve development schemes for the Federally Administered Tribal Areas (Fata) after the GHQ expressed dissatisfaction over the slow pace of uplift in the war-torn region. The National Economic Council (NEC) will take up a proposal to set up a Fata... Read more
Pakistan could abandon Afghan projects, says official
Islamabad: In a sign of fast deteriorating ties between Islamabad and Kabul, Pakistan has indicated it could abandon work on development projects in Afghanistan in the wake of harassment of its workers there. A Pakistani official in Kabul said on Saturday that authorities in the Logar province earlier this week... Read more
With the help of social media, missing KP boy found in India’s Rajasthan two years later
Peshawar: A seven-year-old boy who went missing from his home in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa’s Charsadda two years ago was found in the Indian state of Rajasthan. Tufail Ismail was five-years-old when he went missing. ─ Photo by author. Tufail Ismail, who was five-years-old at the time, was misplaced by his... Read more
Terrorism, drone attacks Musharraf’s gift: Pervaiz Rashid
Muzaffarabad: Information Minister Pervaiz Rashid on Sunday said likes of Mullah Mansour and US drones were roaming in Pakistan due to policies adopted by former military ruler Gen (retd) Pervez Musharraf. Commenting on the killing of Taliban chief Mullah Mansour in a US drone attack in Balochistan last week,... Read more
Shahbaz Sharif leaves for London
Lahore: Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif on Sunday left for London where his elder brother and Prime Minister of Pakistan Nawaz Sharif is due to undergo a open heart surgery on Tuesday. The younger Sharif was accompanied by his son Hamza Shahbaz and is expected to return on Wednesday... Read more
NA completes three years with dismal attendance
Islamabad: The National Assembly has completed three years with dismal attendance from leading politicians including Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf Chairman Imran Khan. Out of 98 sessions of the National Assembly, the prime minister attended only nine. It seemed as if the PTI chief Imran Khan was... Read more
CTD gunned down two militants in Karachi shootout
The Counter Terrorism Department (CTD) killed two terrorists during an action in Karachi’s Manghopir area late on Saturday. According to Incharge CTD SSP Ali Raza, the counter terrorism department personnel, on the intelligence reports, conducted raid in Khairabad area, where exchange of fire took place with militants. Two militants... Read more
Federal Budget 2016 -17 may be delayed
The budget FY 2016-17 may get delayed as till the powers from Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif to any designated federal minister for chairing the next National Economic Council (NEC) meeting for approving development outlay and macroeconomic indicators. The other option may be delayed for few days because of Nawaz Sharif’s... Read more
Any country, including Pakistan, can apply for NSG membership: US State Department
The Nuclear Suppliers Group (NSG) will decide on India’s application for membership. A US State Department spokesman observed on Friday said that any country, including Pakistan, could apply for NSG membership. The US State Department was confident that it had generated a consensus in the NSG in favour of... Read more
Bosnia pays tribute to David Bowie with vast mural
A group of artists unveiled a huge mural of David Bowie in Sarajevo on Saturday to commemorate the British musician’s humanitarian work during the Bosnian war. To the sound of Bowie’s “Space Oddity,” up to 300 people attended the inauguration of the mural, which bore the inscription: “Fashion changes,... Read more
Lionel Messi due to go on trial in Spain for 4.7 million tax fraud, may sentence 22 months jail if convicted
Argentina star Lionel Messi, one of the world’s highest-paid athletes, goes on trial in Barcelona on Tuesday for allegedly defrauding Spain of over four million euros in unpaid taxes. After winning a league and Cup double with Barcelona, the five-time World Player of the Year and his father will... Read more
UEFA Champions League Final 2016: Real Madrid Beats Atletico Madrid On Penalty Kicks
Real Madrid beat Atletico Madrid on penalty kicks in the UEFA Champions League Final 2016. Real Madrid were crowned champions of Europe for the 11th time after defeating Atletico Madrid in a dramatic penalty shootout in Milan. Sergio Ramos’ controversial finish put Zinedine Zidane’s side ahead before Atletico striker Antoine... Read more
Champions League final in Milan today
Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane and Atletico counterpart Diego Simeone kept to the script with no real surprises in their respective line-ups for the Champions League final at Milan’s San Siro on Saturday. French striker Karim Benzema will spearhead the hosts’ attack flanked by Cristiano Ronaldo and Welshman Gareth... Read more