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...
COAS attends golden jubilee celebrations of FWO
Chief of the Army Staff General Raheel Sharif on Monday attended the golden jubilee celebrations of Frontier Works Organisation (FWO) at Thalian, near Islamabad toll plaza on motorway, said the Inter-Services Public Relations in statement. The FWO has played central role in spearheading Army’s contribution in all nation building... Read more
Government may impose governor rule in KPK
The federal government  considering all options including imposition of governor rule in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KPK). Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Governor Zafar Iqbal Jhagra has  returned to Peshawar after spending a busy day in Islamabad. During Islamabad visit the governor held consultations with senior figures of the ruling party to cope with prevailing... Read more
Maryam Aurangzeb made State Minister for Information
Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has appointed Maryam Aurangzeb as State Minister for Information and Broadcasting. The formal notification for Maryam Aurangzeb appointment will be issued shortly. Maryam was elected as MNA on the reserved seats for women in 2013 general elections. Earlier there was reports that the federal government... Read more
‘Boo! A Madea Halloween’ scares off ‘Inferno’ at North American box office
Boo! A Madea Halloween” — the latest installment in Tyler Perry’s Madea comedy franchise — beat out “Inferno” to top the North American box office for a second weekend, industry estimates showed Sunday. Lionsgate’s “Boo!” — in which Perry reprises his role as a tough-talking matriarch — took in... Read more
Taboos KO’d by Pakistan’s mother-daughter boxing duo
Slim, powerful, and with an unwavering gaze, 19-year-old Razia Banu jabs at the face of her opponent — her own mother, a widow inspired to join her daughter in smashing taboos in Pakistan’s sultry port city Karachi. Mother and daughter are both dressed in loose athletic gear, with scarfs... Read more
Pakistan bowled out for 281 in third Test
Pakistan, resuming at 255-8, were dismissed for 281 in their first innings on the second day of the third and final Test against West Indies in Sharjah on Monday. Leg-spinner Devendra Bishoo finished with figures of 4-77 while fast bowlers Shannon Gabriel took 3-67 and Alzarri Joseph 2-57. Pakistan... Read more
Islamabad Police arrest Arif Alvi, Imran Ismail
Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) leaders Arif Alvi and Imran Ismail have been arrested on Monday while they were going to Bani Gala—the residence of Imran Khan. Talking to workers earlier, the duo said they have brought food for the protesters who are staying at Bani Gala to attend Islamabad Lockdown... Read more
IHC grants PTI to hold sit-in at designated place only
The Islamabad High Court (IHC) has restrained Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf from locking down the federal capital and directed them to hold sit-in at the designated place only. The court also ordered the government to ensure law and order and public safety in the city during the protests. Justice Shaukat Aziz Siddiqui... Read more
Director FIA Shahid Hayat admitted to hospital in critical condition
Former Additional IG Sindh and Director FIA Sindh Shahid Hayat has been admitted to a hospital in critical condition in Nairobi, Kenya. He was on tour with staff college and fell ill due to collapse of lungs. Generally seen as a straight-forward police official, Hayat has many high-profile cases... Read more
Samsung keeps smartphone lead despite Note 7 debacle
Samsung maintained its lead in the global smartphone market in the third quarter despite a massive recall that has tarnished the South Korean giant’s image. Samsung had a 20 percent market share in the quarter, well ahead of number two vendor Apple, according to reports late Wednesday from IDC... Read more
Pakistan win toss and bat in Sharjah Test
Pakistan captain Misbah-ul-Haq won the toss and opted to bat against West Indies in the third and final Test in Sharjah on Sunday. Pakistan leads the three-match series after winning the first two Tests by 56 runs and 133 runs respectively, in Dubai and Abu Dhabi. Misbah is leading... Read more
Police recover weapons from PTI leader Amin Gandapur’s car
Islamabad police has  recovered six Kalashnikov rifles, magazines, a bulletproof vest, alcohol and tear gas shells from PTI leader Amin Gandapur’s car outside Bani Gala. Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Revenue Minister Amin Gandapur’s car was stopped at a checkpost and searched. The car was impounded, while Gandapur absconded and his driver... Read more
OPEC officials fail to agree on how to curb oil supplies
OPEC officials meeting in Vienna to work out the details of their plan to reduce oil production failed to reach agreement after hours of talks on Friday, amid objections by Iran which has been reluctant to even freeze its output, OPEC sources said. The High Level Committee of experts... Read more
Drone halts traffic at Dubai airport
A drone forced Dubai international airport, one of the world’s busiest, to halt air traffic for an hour and a half Saturday evening, the third such incident in less than five months. Air space around the airport was closed from 7:25 pm to 8:49 pm (1525-1649 GMT) “due to... Read more