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...
Telecom revenues reach Rs. 452.8 bln during 2015-16
Telecom sector total revenues reached Rs. 452.8 billion during year 2015-16, slightly up from 446.2 billion reported during previous year. Telecom sector grew by less than 2 per cent during the year, mainly due to decline in LDI revenues after dismissal of ICH, increased competition and stagnant growth in... Read more
Saudi designers steal show at Dubai fashion week
From a mother and daughter duo hooked on denim to an art-inspired fashionista, female designers from ultra-conservative Saudi Arabia stole the limelight at Arab Fashion Week 2016 in Dubai. Models strutted the catwalk late Saturday in mini-dresses, cropped jackets, skin-tight jeans and flamboyantly embroidered transparent blouses. They were the... Read more
Business leaders urge London against ‘hard’ Brexit
British business leaders on Saturday urged the government to rule out a hard break with the European Union, saying the uncertainty over the terms of Brexit was impacting investment decisions. “What we would like is the ruling out of the really worst options,” Carolyn Fairbairn, the director general of... Read more
Indian can not isolate Pakistan: Basit
Pakistan is an important member of the international community and Indian policy to isolate Islamabad has not succeeded. This was stated by Pakistan’s High Commissioner to India Abdul Basit in an interview with an Indian newspaper. He said Pakistan is contributing to international peace and it remained one of... Read more
Eight Turkish soldiers killed in car bombing: report
Eight Turkish soldiers were killed in a car bomb attack on a security post on Sunday blamed on Kurdish militants in the restive southeast, local media reported, quoting the armed forces. Five soldiers were also injured in the attack in the southeastern province of Hakkari close to the border... Read more
COAS visits LoC, meets soldiers
Chief of Army Staff General Raheel Sharif visited to the Line of Control and met troops guarding the border. According to Inter Services Public Relations (ISPR), COAS was received by Corps Commander Lieutenant General Malik Zafar Iqbal upon his arrival. COAS General Raheel Sharif was given a detailed briefing... Read more
More than 140 killed in air strikes on Yemen funeral: UN
More than 140 people were killed and more than 525 injured Saturday when air strikes hit a funeral ceremony in Yemen, a United Nations official said, with Huthi rebels blaming the attack on the Saudi-led coalition. The UN humanitarian coordinator in Yemen, Jamie McGoldrick, said aid workers were “shocked... Read more
Junaid Ahmad’s murder worst example of state terrorism: Pakistan
Pakistan on Sunday condoled over the martyrdom of a Kashmiri teenager Junaid Ahmad by the Indian forces in Indian Occupied Kashmir (IoK). The cold blooded murder of Junaid Ahmad is worst example of state terrorism of the Indian government and is indeed deplorable, the Foreign Office said in a... Read more
Facebook launches smartphone app for event seekers
Facebook on Friday released a mobile app for finding local happenings to enjoy with friends. The Events app tailored for iPhones hit Apple’s online shop, with a version “coming soon” for smartphones powered by Google-backed Android software, Facebook product manager Aditya Koolwal said in on online post. Events is... Read more
Sadruddin Hashwani backs extension for COAS
Chief of the Army Staff General Raheel Sharif should not step down at the end of his three-year term in November. Pakistani Business Tycoon and Chairman Hashoo Group, Sadruddin Hashwani in an interview with the local news channel ‘Geo News’ said that General Raheel Sharif had said in January... Read more
Mueller brace inspires impressive Germany win
Thomas Mueller netted twice as Germany eased to an impressive 3-0 home win over the Czech Republic to keep them top of their World Cup qualifying group on Saturday. It leaves Germany with a perfect six points ahead of Tuesday’s next qualifier, home to Northern Ireland, who beat San... Read more
Five family members killed as roof collapse in Khyber Agency
Five family members lost their lives in a roof collapse incident in Khyber Agency on Sunday. According to rescue sources, the roof of the house, located at Nakki Khel area of Khyber Agency collapsed when the family members were asleep. Several persons were crushed under the rubble. Rescue teams arrived at... Read more
Seven dead as Afghan army helicopter ‘shot down by Taliban’
An Afghan army helicopter crashed in northern Afghanistan on Sunday, killing all seven people on board, the defence ministry said, citing technical failure.  But the Taliban claimed they shot down the M-17 helicopter in Baghlan province, as the insurgents step up attacks on government forces. “Around 4am, two M-17 helicopters were... Read more
Trump’s repeated blunders on women
Republican White House contender Donald Trump says “nobody respects women more than I do,” but that claim has been called into question by his repeated blunders on that half of the population, including many sexist, salacious and misogynistic comments. Here are some of them: – ‘I moved on her... Read more