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...
Suspect sent on remand in Delhi Colony murder case
Karachi: A judicial magistrate remanded on Friday a suspect into police custody for a week in a case pertaining to the mysterious death of a woman. Haleema was found dead in her flat in Delhi Colony on Tuesday while her five-year-old son was left at Edhi Centre by a man,... Read more
World’s most expensive airline ticket goes on sale courtesy Etihad
United Arab Emirates’ flag carrier Etihad has introduced the world’s most expensive airline ticket costing more than $80,000. Passengers travelling from London to Melbourne and back can now travel in Etihad’s ‘penthouse in the sky’ – The Residence – for a whopping $80,000. Named ‘The Residence’, the carrier offers... Read more
Govt announces 10% hike in salaries, pensions
Islamabad: The government has announced a 10 per cent increase in salaries and pensions of government employees for the 2016-17 fiscal while raising the minimum wage by Rs1,000 from the current figure of Rs13,000. In another move to overcome the perception of not being generous to government employees, the Pakistan... Read more
Four killed, seven injured during scuffle at PTI rally
Mardan : At least four people were killed while seven others were injured in Mardan on Friday when a scuffle broke out during a Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf rally. Officials privy to the development  said the scuffle broke out between workers of Awami National Party and Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf in Hoti Ala Dad Khel.... Read more
Looking for a ‘cheap’ plane for CM Punjab
Lahore : There is a plan to buy a secondhand aeroplane for the high-flying Punjab chief minister, and sources say the search has already landed relevant officials their ‘cheap, inexpensive’ model that may help the government avoid any allegations of overspending and ostentatiousness. The ‘blueprint’ of the deal is... Read more
Amir Khan holds Pakistan’s ‘first professional’ exhibition bout
Karachi: By the time the first ‘professional’ exhibition fight took place in Pakistan, the crowd seemed to be losing interest. It had been a tediously long event by then – one which started late — and the organisers tried to get the interest of the crowd back. Nevertheless, as... Read more
Fire erupts at PIA engineering complex in Karachi
Karachi: Fire broke out at its precision engineering complex at the international airport in Karachi and is likely to damage spare parts, Geo News reported Saturday. Pakistan International Airlines spokesman Daniyal Gilani has confirmed the incident and said firefighters are working to extinguish the blaze, which erupted early Saturday.... Read more
Budget speech for fiscal year 2016 -17
Federal Finance Minister Ishaq Dar presented the federal budget for fiscal year 2016 -17 in the National Assembly on Friday. Find below the budget speech Bismillahir-Rehmanir-Rahim PART-I Mr. Speaker, 1. As I rise to present the 4th Budget of our Government, the Prime Minister and the Leader of the House is recovering... Read more
ICC conducts dope tests on Pakistan’s Shah, Misbah
Cricket’s world governing body is conducting dope tests on four Pakistani players, including leg-spinner Yasir Shah, suspended for three months earlier this year, team manager Intikhab Alam confirmed Friday. Pakistan Test captain Misbah-ul-Haq was also tested by the International Cricket Council (ICC). The team can ill afford any positive... Read more
Boxing legend Muhammad Ali dies at 74
Boxing icon Muhammad Ali died on Friday, a family spokesman said in a statement. “After a 32-year battle with Parkinson’s disease, Muhammad Ali has passed away at the age of 74,” spokesman Bob Gunnell said. Ali, whose fame transcended sport during a remarkable heavyweight boxing career that spanned three... Read more