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...
PM approves Diamer Basha dam financial plan
Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has approved the financial proposal for Diamer Basha dam so as the physical work on the the project is started before the end of 2017. According to Radio Pakistan, the Prime Minister has approved the financing plan of the Diamer Basha dam. The proposal based on... Read more
Kinnow export to Indonesia doubled this season
Indonesia has doubled Pakistan’s Kinnow import season from January to April after review of Preferential Trade Agreement (FTA) between the two countries. Initially, import of Kinnow from Pakistan was restricted to months of February and March only which has now been doubled from January to April. According to the... Read more
Jinnah hospital Karachi issues list of  Regent Plaza fire victims
Jinnah hospital Karachi has issued list of Regent plaza fire victims. At least 11 people including four women and three doctors and left over 65 others injured when fire  broke out at Karachi’s Regent Plaza hotel during wee hours of Monday.   According to a press release issued by the... Read more
Harvard University launches ‘The Bhutto program’
Harvard University has announced an international leadership course in the name of the former Pakistani Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto. Classmates of former Pakistani Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto have taken it upon themselves for the ‘The Bhutto program’. The main outline of the course is to provide proper training and guidance... Read more
Security forces kill 5 militants in Pishin
Security forces in a targeted operation in Pishin’s Haramzai killed five militants. According to Levies officials, weapons, foreign currency and explosive materials were seized from the militants. Five militants were gunned down by forces and several were taken into custody. In the exchange of fire, one security personnel was also... Read more
Russian film sparks uproar by glorifying Soviet WWII ‘myth’
In a controversial new Russian film, 28 Soviet soldiers facing sure death singlehandedly defend the frontline outside Moscow against an onslaught of Nazi tanks in 1941. “Everything’s clear here — the enemy is over there, and Moscow is back there,” says one soldier in the film “The Panfilov 28.”... Read more
12 Lashkar-e-Islam terrorists killed in Khyber Agency airstrikes
At least 12 militants affiliated with Lashkar-e-Islam terrorists killed in air strikes in the Rajgal valley area of Khyber Agency on Sunday. According to security sources, Pakistan Air Force jets precisely targeted militant hideouts in Rajgal valley in which 12 militants were killed and several hideouts were destroyed. Security... Read more
India bars Sartaj Aziz from talking to media in Amritsar
The Indian government on Sunday did not allow Adviser to Prime Minister on Foreign Affairs Sartaj Aziz to hold a scheduled press conference on the sidelines of Heart of Asia Conference, citing “security reasons”. In sheer violation of diplomatic norms, the adviser was also barred from leaving the hotel... Read more
‘Amritsar Declaration’ calls terrorism biggest threat to regional peace
The Heart of Asia Conference (HoA) Sunday called for concerted regional and international cooperation to ensure elimination of terrorism in its all forms and manifestations and stressed on early finalization of the Comprehensive Convention on International Terrorism with consensus. The ‘Amritsar Declaration’ issued at the conclusion of the 6th... Read more
Pakistani cricketers Karamat Ali, Yasin Murtaza injured in Regent Plaza Karachi blaze
Pakistani cricketers Karamat Ali and Yasin Murtaza  sustained minor injures in the fire that erupted at Regent Plaza Karachi during the wee hours of Monday. According to initial details, spinner Karamat Ali sustained minor injuries while escaping the hotel, while cricketer Yasin Murtaza jumped from the second floor to the... Read more
Smith record century leads Aussies to ODI win
Steve Smith hit a record-breaking century and took two superb catches as Australia beat New Zealand by 68 runs in the Chappell-Hadlee Trophy one-day series opener in Sydney on Sunday. The Australia skipper smashed 164 off 157 balls, the highest one-day international score at the Sydney Cricket Ground, to... Read more
Mahira’s role in SRK’s Raees chopped down
The latest teaser of Raees has been released and it features Shah Rukh Khan, who urged the fans to catch the trailer launch of the film on Dec 8, whereas the leading lady of the film, Mahira Khan, was nowhere in the scene. The earlier released teaser also didn’t... Read more
11 killed in fire at Regent Plaza hotel Karachi
At least 11 people were killed and 50 others injured when a huge fire erupted at Karachi’s Regent Plaza Karachi. The blaze broke out in the kitchen located at the ground floor of the four-star hotel at the city’s Shahrah-i-Faisal, and swept through the building, trapping scores of hotel guests... Read more