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...
Waseem Akhtar confesses May 12 charge
Karachi’s new elected mayor gets into more trouble as he has been implicated in four other cases concerning May 12 incidents. Waseem Akhtar, Aslam Kala who are in custody of law-enforcers. However, 49 suspects including members of Sindh Assembly, i.e. Kamran Farooqi and Muhammed Adnan have not been arrested so far. According to... Read more
Moon eclipse to be visible on Friday in Pakistan
Pakistan will witness penumbral moon eclipse (Chand Grahan) on Friday and it will be visible in almost all the regions of the country, met office said on Thursday. “The last eclipse of the year will begin on September 16 at 09:55pm, and end on September 17 at 1:54am,” Met... Read more
Security of CPEC project on top priority: CM Sindh
Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah has said China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) project would open new avenues of development and its security on the top priority Shah chairing a meeting on security of the CPEC project at Sindh Secretaria said, “Security of this project is very crucial. Sindh government will... Read more
Officials say arrest made in arson at Florida mosque
A Florida man who investigators say posted anti-Islamic material on social media was arrested on Wednesday on charges of setting fire to a mosque attended by the gunman who committed the deadliest mass shooting in modern US history, police said. The case is being prosecuted as a hate crime... Read more
Kyrgios, Tomic forget feud to take on Slovakia
Nick Kyrgios has recovered from a hip injury and apparently buried the hatchet with Bernard Tomic after he was named in Australia’s Davis Cup team to play Slovakia on Thursday. Australia’s temperamental number one has been feuding with the equally trouble-prone Tomic, but they will unite in an attempt... Read more
‘Fire dragon´draws thousands to Hong Kong festival
Thousands of festival goers packed a historic neighborhood of Hong Kong Wednesday night to watch a “fire dragon” lit with incense sticks carried through the streets, recreating a century-old ritual. The neighbourhood of Tai Hang was once a coastal village — now, after decades of land reclamation, it lies inland from Hong... Read more
Uber debuts self-driving vehicles in landmark Pittsburgh trial
When Pittsburgh wakes up on Wednesday morning, some residents will have the choice of going about their day in an Uber that drives itself. The launch of Uber’s self-driving pilot program marks the public unveiling of the company’s secretive work in autonomous vehicles and the first time self-driving cars... Read more
Taiwan slaps ban, fine on bank linked to Panama Papers
Taiwan regulators have ordered the removal of executives of a local bank linked to the Panama Papers scandal and barred it from opening overseas branches, saying not enough was done to prevent money laundering. Mega International Commercial Bank had already been hit with a $180 million fine last month... Read more
India offers $1bn in fresh aid to Afghanistan
India offered Afghanistan a fresh $1 billion in economic assistance after their leaders met in New Delhi on Wednesday to strengthen already close ties between the neighbours. Prime Minister Narendra Modi reiterated India’s commitment to helping the war-torn country strengthen its education, health, agriculture and other sectors during talks... Read more
Private schools in Karachi to reopen from Monday
The Private Schools Association announced has announced that all private schools in Karachi will re-open from Monday,  The Karachi Private Schools Association, after announcing earlier that schools would reopen from Thursday 15th September 2016, as per government directives, has now revoked their orders, extending holidays till 18th September. The schools will now... Read more
1 dead, 19 injured as swing collapses in Jinnah Park Multan
At least one killed and 19 injured as a swing collapsed in Jinnah Park, Multan on Wednesday.  According to details, an accident occurred in Jinnah Park when the lock of a swing opened, causing nineteen people to be injured. One injured person succumbed to his injuries and died. Among... Read more
6 dead,150 injured as trains collide near Multan
At least six people were killed and more than 150 injured as a passenger train collided with a goods train on late Wednesday night at Buch Railway Station near Multan, rescue officials said. The Awami Express, heading to Karachi from Peshawar, struck a goods train which was standing on the... Read more