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...
Ishaq Dar wins ‘Finance Minister of the Year for South Asia’ Award
Minister for Finance Senator Mohammad Ishaq Dar as “Finance Minister of the year 2016 for South Asia”. The Award is a recognition of Pakistan’s economic performance at the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and World Bank Annual Meeting which is one of the major gatherings of international financial and economic leaders... Read more
Two suspects blow themselves up during Ankara police operation
Two suicide bombers detonated their explosives during a police operation in the Turkish capital Ankara on Saturday after officers called on the suspects to surrender, state media reported. They set off the car bomb they had prepared, the official Anadolu news agency said, adding that the two suspects were... Read more
Laser light shone on PIA aircraft in Raiwind
Police are conducting an investigation as to how a laser light was shone on an aircraft of the Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) on Saturday, when it entered into Raiwind’s airspace.  According to details, when the national flag carrier arrived in Raiwind, a laser light was shone inside the aircraft’s... Read more
Sindh govt bans pillion riding in Karachi till October 13
Sindh government banned pillion riding in Karachi from today till 13th of this month. In a notification issued by Sindh’s Home Department on Saturday stated that the ban has been imposed keeping in view the law and order situation during Muharram-ul-Harram. Meanwhile, Additional Inspector General Karachi Mushtaq Mahar directed... Read more
Trump apologizes after lewd remarks about women revealed
Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump scrambled to prevent his campaign from falling apart early on Saturday with a hastily prepared video statement expressing regret for making lewd comments about women. Trump declared himself a changed man, but raised the infidelities of former President Bill Clinton and slammed his Democratic... Read more
Chinese papers mock U.S. election, say scandals bury real issues
Two of China’s main state-run newspapers heaped scorn on the U.S. presidential elections on Saturday, saying the endless stream of scandals surrounding both main candidates showed the United States had no right to lecture others on democracy. While Beijing has largely avoided commenting on the elections, not wanting to... Read more
Eva Longoria tells Trump running mate Mexican’s aren’t a ‘thing’
Hispanic American actress Eva Longoria blasted Donald Trump’s running mate Mike Pence on Friday for claiming their Democrat foes “whipped out that Mexican thing” in criticizing the White House contender’s immigration position. “Governor Pence — we are not a thing,” the “Desperate Housewives” actress says in a video released by the... Read more
11th anniversary of devastating earthquake of Oct 8, 2005, today
The 11th Anniversary of devastating Earthquake 2005 is being observed throughout Azad Jammu and Kashmir on Saturday. The day dawned with special prayers for integrity and prosperity of Pakistan and early liberation of Indian occupied Kashmir. Fateh Khawani and Quran Khawni are being offered for thousands of martyrs who... Read more
UN, US laud Pakistan’s anti-honour killing bill
The United Nations and United States have welcomed the bill passed by Pakistan’s parliament against honour killings. Deputy Spokesman for the UN Secretary General Farhan Haq said the United Nations has been expressing its concern over the cases of so-called honour killings and anything that is done to end... Read more
Karachi on high alert after two killed in target killings
At least two people were killed and as many wounded in firing incidents in different parts of Karachi during the holy month of Muharram-ul-Haram. In Gulistan-e-Jauhar, Block-8 unidentified miscreants ambushed a man and his son, killing the father on the spot and injuring son. According to police, the deceased... Read more
Trump caught in 2005 tape making crude remarks on women
A 2005 video of Donald Trump using lewd and sexually aggressive language in discussing women emerged Friday, further fuelling the narrative about the Republican presidential nominee’s misogyny. The video, obtained by the Washington Post and quickly aired on US cable television, captures Trump bragging about women, including someone who... Read more