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...
Brad Pitt back on red carpet for ‘Allied’ after cleared of abuse allegations
Brad Pitt took to the red carpet at a fan event for his latest film “Allied” in Los Angeles on Wednesday, hours after he was cleared of child abuse allegations and applied for shared custody of his children with Angelina Jolie. Pitt, 52, had kept a low profile after... Read more
Apple Starts Selling Refurbished iPhones on Its Online Store
Apple has started selling refurbished iPhones via its US online store starting from Tuesday. The models up for sale currently include the iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus, that were launched last year. The Cupertino giant is selling refurbished iPhones for the first time on its online store, notes... Read more
SC asks FIA, PTA to block pages on social media using CJP’s name
Chief Justice (CJ) Anwar Zaheer Jamali on Thursday asked the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) and Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) block ID’s, pages on different social media sites carrying Chief Justice of Pakistan’s name. The Chief Justice also asked that FIA and PTA to take legal action against the delinquents... Read more
World Bank projects 5.4 pc growth for Pakistan in 2018
Pakistan’s economy is set to grow by a robust 5.4 percent by 2018 as Chinese investment from a multi-billion dollar infrastructure project flows into the country, the World Bank predicted in a new report Thursday. Pakistan has been battling to get its shaky economy back on track and solve... Read more
ECC approves 3 months’ salaries for Pakistan Steel Mill employees
The Economic Coordination Committee has on Thursday approved three months’ salaries i.e. for the months of June, July and August, 2016 for employees of the Pakistan Steel Mill. The decision was taken at a meeting chaired by Minister for Finance Senator Ishaq Dar at the Prime Minister’s Secretariat. The... Read more
Double Shah caught, produced in court
Amanat Ali Alias Don Golo and the Double Shah of northern Sindh, who cheated hundreds of people by luring them into a scheme to double their capital within a month, produced in an accountability court here on Thursday. According to NAB spokesperson, he was arrested by Sukkur NAB team... Read more
US spy agencies to begin top secret Trump briefings within days
U.S. intelligence agencies will soon begin giving President-elect Donald Trump the same top secret national security briefings they give President Barack Obama, current and former intelligence officials said Wednesday. The briefings by veteran career intelligence analysts, which will begin in the next few days, will include some of the... Read more
US Speaker Ryan pledges to work with Trump on bold agenda
US House of Representatives Speaker Paul Ryan, who sparred with Donald Trump at times during his presidential campaign, pledged on Wednesday to work closely with the president-elect to forge an aggressive Republican legislative agenda from the outset of 2017. At a news conference in his hometown of Janesville, Wisconsin,... Read more
Saudi Arabia to open overseas labor office in Pakistan
The Saudi Cabinet on Monday approved the setting up of labor attaché offices at Saudi embassies in Pakistan, Egypt, India, Philippines, Bangladesh, Indonesia, and Sri Lanka, during its last session in Riyadh, Arab News reported. This step has been recommended by the Standing Committee of the Council of Economic... Read more
Protesters take to US streets over Trump victory
Thousands of people protested across the United States on Wednesday over Republican Donald Trump’s surprise victory in the U.S. presidential election, blasting his campaign rhetoric around immigrants, Muslims and other groups. On Wednesday evening, thousands of protesters thronged streets in midtown Manhattan while at a park further downtown hundreds... Read more