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...
PTI’s Imran Khan directs CM Khattak to address reservations of unhappy MPAs
Pakistan Terheek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan directed Chief Minister Pervez Khattak to redress reservations of disaffected party lawmakers. According to details, Khan presided a meeting at CM House, Peshawar, which was attended by discontented MPAs and the provincial ministers. The MPAs piled up complaints before the party chairman bemoaning ‘disappointing’... Read more
Tennis: Maria Sharapova banned for two years on doping charges
Russian former world number one Maria Sharapova was slapped with a two-year ban by the International Tennis Federation earlier on Wednesday following her positive test for banned drug meldonium at this year’s Australian Open. In a statement the ITF said the 29-year-old five-times grand slam champion’s ban would be back-dated to... Read more
Fawad Chaudhry joins PTI to contest NA 63 by-election from Jhelum
Former PPP leader and prominent lawyer Fawad Chaudhry has formally announced that he will join Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaaf (PTI). Chaudhary, in a Twitter message divulged  that he would contest by-election in NA-63 on PTI’s ticket. In the Twitter message thanked PTI Chairman  Imran Khan for awarding ticket to take part in Jhelum by-election.... Read more
Anti-Ahmadi bigots demand Ramazan bazaar’s relocation
A Ramazan Bazaar set up in Chenab Nagar has attracted attention of some self-described anti-Ahmadi bigots who persuaded the district administration to relocate it once and are now threatening public agitation if the facility isn’t shifted away from land owned by the Jamaat-i-Ahmadia. The Bazaar was initially planned to... Read more
Defence minister’s ‘vulgar’ outburst against Shireen Mazari angers PTI
Islamabad: Defence Minister Khawaja Asif came under fire by opposition lawmakers for making offensive remarks against Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) MNA Shireen Mazari during a National Assembly (NA) session on Wednesday. Using derogatory language specifically targeting the PTI’s chief whip Shireen Mazari, Asif pointed towards Mazari and said, “Someone make... Read more
Karachi stays ´open´ amidst MQM protest call
Karachi: Karachi city remained mostly open and public transport plied as per routine amid the protest call of Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) here Wednesday to protest a Rangers siege at Farooq Sattar’s house. Markets and shops were seen open in Gulshan-e-Iqbal, Jamshed Town and Saddar areas. Petrol pumps were... Read more
Mother killed 17 year-old daughter for freewill marriage in Lahore
A mother and brothers in Lahore set 17-year-old daughter on fire  for marrying on her freewill. The incident took place in Factory Area  where the mother  with the help of sons doused her with kerosene and set her up on fire. Zeenat was shifted to the hospital in critical condition but... Read more
CM Sindh orders cleaning of drains, strengthening of river embankments before monsoon
Karachi: Sindh Chief Minister Syed Qaim Ali Shah on Tuesday ordered the irrigation department, Sindh Irrigation and Drainage Authority (SIDA) and the divisional and district administrations to complete cleaning of natural drains and storm drains and strengthen the River Indus embankments before the start of monsoon. He issued these... Read more
Lahore: Another girl set on fire but not in Abbottabad or Murree. This time the incident has taken place in metropolis Lahore. According to the media reports a girl who married a man of her choice was allegedly set on fire on Wednesday in Lahore’s factory area. The deceased... Read more
College principal shot dead in Quetta
Quetta : A college principal was shot dead on Wednesday when unknown gunmen opened fire at him. Slain Barrister Amanullah Achakzai was principal at University Law College, Geo News reported. According to police the attack took place at Spinny Road, near Kali Tarkha, on the outskirts of Quetta city.... Read more