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...
Boom Boom Afridi hintsat  having differences with Peshawar Zalmi owner
 Former Twenty20 International (T20) captain Shahid Afridi hinted at his differences with the Peshawar Zalmi owner, Javed Afridi. In an interview with Cricket Australia, the 36-year-old clarified he is not “confined to Peshawar Zalmi”. “I am a professional cricketer and whichever franchise needs me I am available for it.... Read more
State Bank of Pakistan introduces SMS Service to facilitate people in acquiring new currency notes this eid
The State Bank of Pakistan (SBP) has introduced SMS service to facilitate people in acquiring new currency notes to celebrate Eid-ul-Fitr. As part of steps taken to provide citizens with new currency notes, especially with Eid holidays, SMS service would be provided through 500 e-branches in 116 cities during... Read more
Eco-Cooler: An AC that works without electricity could be a godsend for Pakistanis
Looking for ways to beat the heat? Now, you can make your own air conditioner — one that doesn’t even need any electricity. Sounds too good to be true, right? It isn’t! Already in use in 25,000 Bangladeshi households, this do-it-yourself cooling system called Eco-Cooler is said to decrease... Read more
PPP may rethink its stance against street politics if ToRs not accepted threatens Khursheed Shah
The government earlier on Monday approached the opposition over the issue of terms of reference that would form a judicial commission to probe offshore companies owned by Pakistanis named in the Panama Papers. Information Minister Pervez Rashid held a meeting with leader of the opposition in the National Assembly... Read more
Funds should be spent by elected representatives insists ex Nazim Mustafa Kamal
 PSP leader and ex Nazim Karachi Syed Mustafa Kamal held a press conference earlier on Monday at Pakistan House and called for devolution of powers and funds to the lower levels. During his press conference, Mustafa Kamal said there used to be much talk about the National Finance Commission... Read more
Ehtram Ramazan in Multan: ‘Eateries open during Ramazan will be sealed’
 Any restaurants or eateries open for business during fasting hours would be sealed, DCO Nadir Chattha said at a meeting with district officers at his office earlier on Sunday. “The owners of such eateries and restaurants must be sent to jail.” The DCO directed assistant commissioners and town officers... Read more
Doctor in trouble after sharing images of dead children
The chief executive of Khalifa Gulnawaz Teaching Hospital, Bannu has served a show-cause notice to a house officer after the latter shared a video on social media with images of children who supposedly died of measles. The notice was served on June 9 when the hospital chief executive, Professor Dr... Read more
India has always been the axis of our foreign policy insists Sartaj Aziz
The Adviser to the Prime Minster on Foreign Affairs, Sartaj Aziz stated that India has always been the axis of Pakistan’s foreign policy. According to details, Aziz was briefing the Senate Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs on Monday. During his briefing, he told members of the committee that India... Read more
12,568 MW electricity to be added to national grid by 2018: Govt claims
 Over 12,568 Megawatts of electricity would be added to the national grid after completion of a number of power generation projects by year 2018. Under a long term plan, the country would have an additional generation capacity of 30,948 MW by the year 2022 through Neelum Jhelum, Chashma nuclear,... Read more
Afghanistan, Pakistan agree on ceasefire along Torkham border claimsAbdullah Abdullah
The Afghan Chief Executive Dr Abdullah Abdullah said earlier on Monday said Afghanistan and Pakistan have agreed to observe a ceasefire along the Torkham border and solve the dispute through diplomatic means. “We have agreed on a ceasefire with Pakistan and hope this problem will be resolved through diplomatic efforts,” Tolo TV quoted Dr... Read more
Tractor Trolly remark: Shireen Mazari to file petition against Khawaja Asif
 Pakistan Tehrik-e-Insaf leader, Dr Shireen Mazari, has confirmed that she will be approaching the special ombudsman for harassment of women at the workplace, and will file a petition against Defence Minister Khawaja Asif, who verbally abused her in the National Assembly last week. On Wednesday, Asif ridiculed Mazari for... Read more
Indian membership bid: For NSG consensus, China insists more talks needed
 China said earlier on Sunday that more talks were needed to build a consensus on which countries can join the main group controlling access to sensitive nuclear technology, after a push by the United States to include India. China is seen as leading opposition to the US move to... Read more
Florida gunman was ‘mentally ill’ with violent temper claims ex-wife
“The gunman who killed 50 people at an Orlando, Florida, nightclub in the deadliest mass shooting in US history was emotionally and mentally disturbed with a violent temper, yet aspired to be a police officer,” his ex-wife said on Sunday. Sitora Yusufiy, the former spouse of Omar Mateen, 29,... Read more
SIC religious edict declares honour killing as ‘un-Islamic and an unpardonable sin’
 At least 40 Islamic scholars belonging to the Sunni Ittehad Council (SIC) issued a fatwa (ruling) earlier on Sunday categorically declaring the murder of women or girls in the name of honour as ‘un-Islamic’ and an ‘unpardonable sin’. The ruling issued on the appeal of SUC chairman Sahibzada Hamid Raza... Read more