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...
Sattar Buksh: Thumbing its nose at all and sundry
The brand with an attitude does it again! Once upon a time there was only “Star Bucks.”  The giant coffee chain straddled the globe with few rivals and no superiors.  And then our one an only “Sattar Buksh” marched on to the world stage with a brazen panache that... Read more
France launches Kardashian robbery probe
French prosecutors have formally opened an investigation into the armed robbery in Paris of Kim Kardashian in which the US reality TV star lost millions in jewellery, a judicial source said Wednesday. No suspect has been arrested, but investigators are examining DNA traces found in the luxury apartment where... Read more
Supreme Court set to hear Asia Bibi’s final appeal against execution
A life and death countdown has begun in Pakistan, where the Supreme Court is due to hear a final appeal against the execution of a Christian woman for blasphemy. Some insist it is not just a fight for one life — but a battle for the nation’s soul as... Read more
Millions flock to Karbala to commemorate Ashura
Millions of Shi’ite Muslims flocked to Iraq’s holy city of Kerbala on Wednesday to commemorate Ashura, a religious day marking the slaying of Prophet Mohammed’s grandson Hussein in the 7th century AD in a battle against the Umayyad ruler Yazeed. Visitors came from Pakistan, Afghanistan, Iran and the Gulf... Read more
BMW unveils self-balancing motorcycle
The motorcycle of the future is so safe riders can cruise sans helmet — all of the thrills with none of the danger. The German automaker unveiled Tuesday its Motorrad Vision Next 100, a sleek, self-balancing prototype the company released as part of its 100th anniversary celebrations. The zero-emissions... Read more
Mobile phone services suspended across Sindh
The Sindh government has suspended cellular phone services in different cities from 12pm to 7pm in connection with Ashura security plan, The services will suspended in Karachi, Hyderabad, Sukkur, Larkana, Nawabshah, Khairpur and Shikarpur. The decision has been taken on the directives of federal government. “The services will resume after a... Read more
CM Sindh, DG Rangers inspect security of Ashura procession
Chief Minister Sindh Syed Murad Ali Shah and DG Rangers Major General Bilal Akbar visited M.A Jinnah Road  Karachi and reviewed security arrangements for Ashura processions. The CM and Rangers chief visited various points at the M.A Jinnah Road where main Youm-e-Ashura mourning processions are being taken out from... Read more
Youm-e-Ashur being observed today
Y0um-e-Ashur is being observed with due solemnity and sanctity to pay homage to the supreme sacrifices of Hazrat Imam Hussain (A.S), his family and companions in Karbala. Alam, Zuljinah and Taazia processions are being taken out in all small and big towns of the country. Ulema and Zakireen will... Read more
US blacklists 4 Pakistanis on money laundering charges
The United States blacklisted four Pakistanis individuals and their companies as well on charges of money laundering. According to United States Treasury Department, Obaid Khanani, Huzaifa Khanani, Javed Khanani and Atif Polani were blacklisted by the United States of America. United States Treasury Department alleged that these  individuals and... Read more
Military rejects seeking action against Dawn journalist Cyril Almeida
Pakistan’s military has not demanded action against the Daily Dawn journalist Cyril Almeida. Geo News current affairs host, Shahzeb Khanzada in his show quoted the military sources and said “We have never sought action against the newspaper and the journalist, we haven’t asked for putting anybody on ECL” The... Read more
Gunman kills 14 during 9th Muharram processions in Kabul
At least 14 people were killed during 9th Muharram processions when a gunman opened fire at a shrine in the Afghan capital Kabul. According to Ministry of Interior spokesman Sediq Sediqqi, thirteen civilians and one police officer died, with 36 people wounded. Ministry of Public Health officials said at least... Read more