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...
Independent candidate has lead in PP-78 Jhang by-election
An independent candidate has taken lead over PML-N candidate in the by-election of PP-78, Jhang. According to unofficial results obtained from 87 polling stations, Maulana Masroor Nawaz, an independent candidate backed by Ahle-Sunnat Wal Jamaat, has secured 24, 127 votes. On the other hand, PML-N candidate Azad Nasir Ansari... Read more
New era for Thai monarchy as prince to be proclaimed king
Crown Prince Maha Vajiralongkorn will be proclaimed the new king of Thailand late Thursday, his office said, opening a new chapter for the powerful monarchy in a country still mourning the death of his father. Vajiralongkorn, 64, who inherits one of the world’s richest monarchies as well as a... Read more
CPEC on track with first train from China to Pakistan
China and Pakistan have launched a direct rail and sea freight service, with the first cargo train departing from Yunnan, an inland province in southwest China. A cargo train loaded with 500 tonnes of commodities left Kunming, capital of Yunnan, for Karachi, marking the opening of the new route,... Read more
Jhang by-poll: Voting in PP-78 underway
Polling for by-election in Punjab Assembly constituency PP-78 Jhang is in progresS as the government has taken strict security measures to maintain law and order during the election. The polling, which began at 8 a.m., will continue till 5 p.m. without any break. According to official sources here Wednesday,... Read more
UN fears Aleppo may become ‘giant graveyard’
The UN’s aid chief warned Wednesday that Alepporisked becoming a “giant graveyard” after more than 50,000 people were reported to have fled intense fighting between government and rebel forces. As the Security Council held emergency talks on the fighting in New York, Syria’s opposition urged the UN to take immediate... Read more
Obama hails ´migrant´ Nobel winners, Dylan a no-show
Bob Dylan was conspicuously absent from the Oval Office Wednesday, but President Barack Obama hosted four of America´s other 2016 Nobel Laureates, all of whom were migrants. Characteristically, Dylan left Obama — like the Nobel Committee — “Blowin´ in the wind.” “Unfortunately, Bob Dylan will not be at the... Read more
World AIDs Day being observed today
World HIV/AIDs Day is being observed on Thursday (December 1) to raise awareness about the AIDs pandemic caused by the spread of HIV infection.   Globally there are an estimated 34 million people who have the virus and more than thirty-five million people have died of HIV/AIDs. In Pakistan,... Read more
New evidence shows deep Islamic State role in Bangladesh massacre
Before Tamim Ahmed Chowdhury orchestrated Bangladesh’s worst militant attack, he sought and won approval for it from Islamic State. A Canadian of Bangladeshi origin, he was told by his contact in the militant group, Abu Terek Mohammad Tajuddin Kausar, to target foreigners, according to a senior police official who... Read more
SC may summon Nawaz in census case
The Supreme Court of Pakistan in census case has given two options to the government, either provide a date for a census to be held or the apex court summon Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif.  According to details, in a hearing on Thursday (today),  the three-member bench of the apex... Read more
Man on hunger strike over Gen. Raheel Sharif’s extension dies
A man who was observing a hunger strike till death seeking a extension in the tenure of now former Army Chief General Raheel Sharif, has died. Lutuf Ameen Shibli was protesting outside the Karachi Press Club since the last three weeks and was observing the hunger strike till death.... Read more