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...
Security forces seize weapons, explosives from Zhob
Security forces seized large cache of arms and explosive material from Zhob district of Balochistan. According to Frontier Constabulary (FC) sources, FC and intelligence agencies carried out a targeted raid Gowalzai area of Zhob district. Security sources recovered mortar shells, suicide jackets and three kalashnikovs while searching a house.... Read more
Pakistan all set to face West Indies in 2nd ODI today
The second one-day international between Pakistan and West Indies will be played at Sharjah today. The match will start at 4 pm (PST).  Pakistan is leading the three-match series one-nil. Pakistan Squad Azhar Ali (c), Asad Shafiq, Babar Azam, Hasan Ali, Imad Wasim, Rahat Ali, Sarfraz Ahmed (w), Sharjeel... Read more
Pakistan impregnable, military insists after India’s claimed surgical strikes
Pakistani military officials point to an Indian army post high on a forested ridge along the Line of Control dividing Kashmir, insisting any incursions are impossible, after Indian claims of surgical strikes ignited dangerous tensions between the nuclear rivals. The army took the rare step of flying international media... Read more
Power breakdown hits major cities of Punjab
A major power breakdown hit several cities of Punjab including Lahore. According to Ministry of Water and Power, the breakdown occurred due to non-operation of four IPPs of 1230 MW. People in Lahore and many other cities spent the night without power as the areas plunged into darkness, as... Read more
Apple loses patent retrial to VirnetX, owes $302.4 million
A federal jury in Texas on Friday night ordered Apple Inc to pay more than $302 million in damages for using VirnetX Holding Corp’s patented internet security technology without permission in features including its FaceTime video conferencing application. The verdict came in a new trial in Tyler, Texas that... Read more
KPK govt announces public holiday on first Muharram
The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government (KPK) has announced a public holiday on Muharram 1st to mark the day of martyrdom of Hazrat Umar Farooq (R.A). The Central Ruet-e-Hilal Committee, chaired by Mufti Muneeb-ur-Rehman, will meet in Karachi on Sunday for sighting of Muharram ul Haram (1438 AH) crescent. The announcement... Read more
Sindh to contribute 1,000 MW in national Grid by 2018: CM Murad
Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah Saturday announced that Sindh will contribute 1,000 megawatts in the national grid till July 2018. The garbage collection in Karachi will be mechanized in the coming six months’ time. He was addressing to annual dinner of Korangi Association of Trade and Industry (KATI),... Read more
Muharram moon sighting today
The Central Ruet-e-Hilal Committee, chaired by Mufti Muneeb-ur-Rehman, will meet in Karachi on Sunday for sighting of Muharram ul Haram (1438 AH) crescent. Zonal Ruet-e-Hilal Committee, Islamabad Capital Territory (ICT) would meet in Ministry of Religious Affairs near General Post Office (GPO) whereas, the members of various district committees... Read more
At least 77 hurt after gas cylinder explodes in southern Spain
At least 77 people have been injured, five of them seriously, after a gas cylinder exploded on Saturday in a restaurant in the Spanish town of Velez-Malaga on the southern coast, a spokesman for the Andalucia region’s emergency unit said. The spokesman said the explosion occurred at about 1.00... Read more
Japanese magazine categorically rejects Indian claim of surgical strikes
A Japanese magazine has questioned the Indian claim of surgical strikes on Pakistani territory, saying New Delhi does not have capacity to do so. “The Diplomat magazine” says a surgical strike operation begs the question of whether Indian forces have the capability to launch such a sophisticated and coordinated... Read more
Pak Navy capable of hitting back if war is imposed: Naval Chief
The Naval Chief of staff, Admiral Muhammad Zakaullah visited forward posts of Pakistan Navy at Creeks area to review the combat readiness of Pakistan Navy. The Admiral was accompanied by Commander Coast Rear Admiral Waseem Akram. The Naval Chief visited various Naval posts in Creeks areas and observed the... Read more