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...
AIOU allocates Rs. 160 million for scholarships
Allama Iqbal Open University (AIOU) has allocated Rs. 160 million in its annual budget for providing scholarships to the deserving students, particularly those living in less-developed regions. This was stated by the Vice-Chancellor Prof. Dr. Shahid Siddiqui while addressing students of local schools and colleges at the “Open Day”... Read more
Google unveils new smartphone called ‘Pixel’
Alphabet Inc’s Google is expected to unveil new smartphones at an event on Tuesday, the company’s latest effort to sell consumers on a Google-branded device and to challenge Apple Inc at the high end of the market. Analysts predict the San Francisco product launch will also showcase other Google... Read more
Pakistan’s Amir flies home to sick mother
Mohammad Amir quit Pakistan’s one-day series against the West Indies and flew home on Tuesday after his mother was taken seriously ill, the Pakistan Cricket Board said. The 24-year-old left for Lahore and will miss the third and final one-day international against West Indies in Abu Dhabi on Wednesday.... Read more
Government announces Ashura holidays
Government has announced two public holidays on account of Ashura (Muharram 09 and 10) which falls on October 11 and 12. In a  notification issued by the interior ministry, all public and semi-government institutions will remain closed on October 11 and 12 in connection with Muharram 09 and 10... Read more
Suicide attack on Syria wedding kills 32: medical source
A suicide bomber has struck a wedding in northeast Syria as the bride and groom were exchanging vows, killing 32 people and wounding dozens, a medical source and witnesses said. The bomber blew himself up late Monday in the village of Tall Tawil in Hasakeh province where a Kurdish... Read more
Pakistan hands dossier on Indian brutalities to US
Pakistan’s Ambassador to the United States, Ambassador Jalil Abbas Jilani met with Ambassador Richard Olson, the US Special Representative for Afghanistan and Pakistan at the State Department and handed over a dossier containing information on the gross human rights violations by the Indian security forces in the Indian Occupied... Read more
US spokesperson refuses to comment on Indian claim of surgical strike
A spokesperson of the US Statement Department declined to comment on the Indian claim of carrying out surgical strike inside Pakistan, and again urged the nuclear-armed states to exercise calm and restraint. Pakistan has already rejected the Indian claim of surgical strike as an illusion being deliberately generated by... Read more
National Security Committee meeting underway in Islamabad
Pime Minister Nawaz Sharif is chairing the meeting of the Cabinet of National Security Committee (NSC) in Islamabad to discuss the security situation at LoC and progress on NAP. In today’s meeting the implementation of National Action Plan (NAP) will be the key agenda. The meeting is being attended by... Read more
ISIS Chief Abu Bakr Al-Baghdadi ‘Seriously Ill’ After Assassin Poisons Food
ISIS chief Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi is reported to be “seriously ill” after having his “food poisoned by an assassin”, a media report today said. Meals prepared for Baghdadi and three other commanders of the terrorist organisation were allegedly poisoned in Nineveh’s Be’aaj district, the Daily Mail reported today. It... Read more
White House junks petition seeking Pakistan ‘Terror Sponsor’
The White House has stopped accepting signatures for a petition that sought to designate Pakistan a state sponsor of terrorism, saying it has been archived as it did not meet the “signature requirements”. The announcement by the White House comes days after the petition gained a record half a... Read more
Pakistan Railways launches online ticketing system
The Pakistan Railways has launched the online ticketing system to facilitate the passengers for getting tickets without visiting railways offices. The system was inaugurated by Railways Minister Khawaja Saad Rafiq in a ceremony held at the railways headquarters in Lahore on Monday afternoon. Read: Pakistan Railways closed Six railway stations between... Read more
FATA elders vow to fight alongside Pak Army
Tribal elders from South Waziristan vowed to fight alongside the Pakistan Army and other law enforcement agencies to protect the motherland against the Indian aggression. In a press conference on Monday,  the residence of Malik Noor Khan Mehsud, elders of the Mehsud, Wazir, Burki, and other tribes said that they would support... Read more
Kejriwal urges modi to prove surgical strikes in AJK
New Dehli’s chief minister Arvind Kejriwal has urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi in a new video to expose “Pakistan’s false propaganda” about the surgical strikes that were conducted by the army across the Line of Control last week. Kejriwal  ask the government to release footage of the strikes which... Read more
US suspends Syria ceasefire talks with Russia, blames Moscow
The United States broke off talks with Russia on Monday on implementing a ceasefire agreement in Syria and accused Moscow of not living up to its commitments under the Sept. 9 deal to halt fighting and ensure aid reached besieged communities. The confirmation that the U.S.-Russian talks on Syria... Read more