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...
Indian film festival drops Pakistani movie after threat
An Indian film festival dropped a Pakistani drama from its programme Monday after protesters threatened to disrupt the screening — the latest movie to fall foul of heightened tensions between the nuclear-armed neighbours. Organisers of the MAMI Mumbai Film Festival said they would not show the 1959 classic “Jago... Read more
Serena withdraws from WTA Finals
US superstar Serena Williams has withdrawn from the elite WTA Finals in Singapore, saying she’s still working to recover from the shoulder troubles that hindered her in 2016. The WTA announced Williams’ withdrawal from the event that starts on October 23 on their Twitter feed, posting a video of... Read more
PIA aims to lease 8 planes in turnaround drive
Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) said on Monday it aims to lease up to eight new aircraft in a move to upgrade its ageing fleet as the government seeks to turn around the loss-making flag carrier, long a drag on the federal budget. A company spokesman said PIA had placed... Read more
US Olympic sprinter Tyson daughter shot dead in Kentucky
The 15-year-old daughter of U.S. Olympic sprinter Tyson Gay died on Sunday after being caught in an exchange of gunfire between two vehicles outside of a Kentucky restaurant, police said. Police say 15-year-old Trinity Gay, a star high school runner herself, was struck by a bullet during a shootout... Read more
PTI decides to shutdown Islamabad on November 2
Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) chairman Imran Khan after core committee meeting has announced to shutdown Islamabad on November 2. Khan talking to media after a meeting with senior party leaders at Bani Gala on Monday said “We will go to any extent to force Nawaz Sharif to step down or... Read more
China defends Pakistan after ‘mother-ship of terrorism’ comment
China sprang to long-time ally Pakistan’s defense on Monday after Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi branded Pakistan a “mother-ship of terrorism” at a summit of BRICS nations. Modi’s remarks to a meeting of leaders from BRICS – Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa – escalated his diplomatic drive... Read more
Kamal alleges Sindh governor to provide ‘oxygen’ to evil forces, including Altaf
Pak Sarzameen Party (PSP) chief Syed Mustafa Kamal alleged Sindh Governor Dr. Ishratul Ibad Khan having discrete connections with Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) Pakistan chief Dr. Farooq Sattar and MQM London chief Altaf Hussain. Talking to media at PSP leader Ashfaq Mangi’s residence in Karachi’s Gulistan-e-Jauhar area, the Kamal claimed the firing... Read more
Japan bans Galaxy Note 7 on airplanes over fire risk
Japan has barred all Samsung Galaxy Note 7 smartphones from airplanes, mirroring moves by US regulators and a string of carriers that banned the recalled devices over fire risk concerns. The weekend announcement from Japan’s transport ministry follows an earlier warning that asked airlines to urge passengers not to... Read more
Myanmar ferry sinks, killing at least 32, with scores missing
A ferry sank in a river in northwestern Myanmar, killing at least 32 people with scores missing, a rescue official said on Monday. About 150 people had been rescued from the Chindwin river in the Sagaing region after the ferry capsized on Saturday, said Sa Willy Frank, head of... Read more
129 passengers killed in train accidents
As many as 129 passengers were killed and 965 injured in Railways accidents during the last ten years. “60 percent railway accidents occurred due to unmanned level crossings and unauthorized railways crossings,” official sources in the Ministry of Railways told APP on Monday. The other reason of the accidents... Read more
Anti-corruption calls by Imran Khan
As the ominous political clouds seem all but intent to turn into a rumbling storm, Imran Khan is gearing up his party and heading out towards Islamabad which he has vowed to seal at the fag end of this month, and has also asked his coterie of blind followers... Read more
Pak-Afghan border at Kurram Agency remains shut on 4th day
The Pak-Afghan border in Kurram Agency remained closed on its fourth consecutive day Monday over security reasons. Closure of border has suspended transportation and commuting at both sides of the border, causing long queues of vehicles loaded with fruit and other goods. The border was closed four days back... Read more
Kidnapper of Shahbaz Taseer among 6 killed
Six terrorists, including the alleged kidnapper of the son of assassinated Pakistani Governor Salman Taseer, were killed in an encounter in Punjab province. Militant Haji Mohammad, who was killed on Saturday, was involved in the kidnapping of Shahbaz Taseer, son of slain Punjab Governor Salman Taseer, Geo news reported... Read more
Death toll in Rahim Yar Khan bus accident rises to 27
At least 27 people were killed and 50 others were wounded early Monday after a head-on collision between two passenger buses in central Pakistan, officials said. The two buses, carrying around 100 passengers, collided in the town of Khanpur, some 800 kilometres (497 miles) south of the capital Islamabad.... Read more