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...
Pakistan whitewashes West Indies in ODI series
Pakistan downed West Indies by 136 runs in the third and final one-day international in Abu Dhabi, registering a 3-0 whitewash on Wednesday. West Indies while chasing a target of 309 runs collapsed for 172 runs after 44 overs. Muhammad Nawaz was the leading wicket-taker with 3 for 40... Read more
Indian army filming fake videos to show proof of surgical strike
An Indian-Occupied Kashmir lawmaker said on Wednesday that Indian army is shooting fake videos in his constituency to show fabricated evidence of the alleged surgical strike. According to a report in Kashmir Dispatch, Engineer Rashid─ who represnts frontier Langate constituency─ claimed that credible sources told him that Indian army... Read more
UK’s ‘Fake Sheikh’ sting king guilty of perverting trial
British undercover journalist Mazher Mahmood, known for his “Fake Sheikh” disguise and string of celebrity tabloid stings, was found guilty Wednesday of perverting the course of justice. Mahmood, who conceals his identity after a series of alleged death threats, is famous for his front-page scoops in which he poses... Read more
Yahoo secretly scanned customer emails for U.S. intelligence
Yahoo Inc last year secretly built a custom software program to search all of its customers’ incoming emails for specific information provided by U.S. intelligence officials, according to people familiar with the matter. The company complied with a classified U.S. government demand, scanning hundreds of millions of Yahoo Mail... Read more
Gold price likely to fall sharply in Pakistan
The decline in the gold prices in global market is likely to influence the local prices of the yellow metal in other countries including Pakistan. The gold price dwindled to $1300 per ounce in the international market on back of expectation that the Federal Reserve might increase interest rate, a... Read more
International Court of Justice rejects suit against Pakistan on nuclear disarmament
The International Court of Justice on Wednesday rejected suits filed by the tiny Marshall Islands against the world’s nuclear powers that sought to force them to do more to disarm. Though the suits failed on procedural grounds, India, Pakistan and Britain were brought to the court to answer the... Read more
COAS visits Headquarters 10 Corps
The Chief of Army Staff, General Raheel Sharif on Wednesday visited the headquarters of 10 Corps, responsible for entire area of Line of Control (LoC), said the Inter Services Public Relations. On arrival  at headquarters of 10 Corps, Lt Gen Malik Zafar Iqbal, Corps Commander received COAS General Raheel Sharif. According... Read more
Boycott test for Asia’s top film festival
The 21st Busan International Film Festival (BIFF) kicks off Thursday, with an extended row over artistic freedom and a boycott by high-profile local cineastes threatening to undermine its reputation as Asia´s premier movie showcase. This year´s event will screen some 300 films from nearly 70 countries, including 66 features... Read more
Afghan refugees return to uncertain future in alien homeland
Mohammad Anwar arrived in Pakistan as a child more than 35 years ago but is leaving as a father, his family among the thousands of uprooted Afghan refugees “returning” to a war-torn homeland many of them have never seen. Anwar, disbelieving and grief-stricken, has packed the bric-a-brac of a... Read more
Karachi police recovered biggest ever cache of arms from Azizabad
Karachi police recovered the biggest ever cache of firearms hidden in an abandoned house of Muttahida Quami Movement (MQM) in Karachi area of Azizabad. The weapons include rocket launchers,  300 anti-aircraft guns, kalashnikovs, 9mm pistols and other latest weapons. According to police sources, the seized firearms recovered from the house... Read more
Pakistan seek ODI whitewash today
Third and final One Day International between Pakistan and West Indies will be played at Abu Dhabi on Wednesday. Pakistan is leading the three match series 2-0. Pakistan whitewashed West Indies 3-0 in the Twenty20 series which preceded the one-day internationals. Pakistan Squad Azhar Ali (c), Asad Shafiq, Babar... Read more
Boycott sign of Imran’s mental bankruptcy: Pervaiz Rashid
Minister for Information, Broadcasting and National Heritage Senator Pervaiz Rashid Tuesday said boycott of joint session of Parliament by Imran Khan is a sign of his mental bankruptcy. In a statement here, he said instead of presenting public sentiment through democratic institutions, Imran Khan continues to hatch conspiracies against... Read more
Circular debt in Pakistan power sector declining: IMF
The annual increase in circular debt of Pakistan’s power sector has come down from Rs 222 billion to just Rs 8 billion in the fiscal year 2015-16. It was revealed in the data graphics released by the International Monetary Fund (IMF) about the circular debt of Pakistan’s Power sector. According... Read more
Philippine leader tells Obama ‘go to hell’
Philippine leader Rodrigo Duterte on Tuesday told U.S. President Barack Obama to “go to hell” and said the United States had refused to sell some weapons to his country but he did not care because Russia and China were willing suppliers. In his latest salvo, Duterte said he was... Read more