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...
Federal government has withdrawn decision of reducing gas prices for the industrial sector, According to the government sources, Punjab industries are facing problems due to the difference in prices of Sui Northern Gas Pipelines Limited (SNGPL) and Sui Southern Gas Company (SSGC) systems. The decision of the reduction was withdrawn... Read more
Toyota recalls 66,830 imported Lexus cars
The Chinese unit of Toyota Motor Corp will recall 66,830 imported Lexus brand vehicles in the country over potential safety issues, China’s quality watchdog said on Friday. Some Lexus models, made between June 2014 and December 2016, have problems with their braking software, China’s General Administration of Quality Supervision,... Read more
COAS confirms death sentences of 13 terrorists including Latif Ullah Mehsud
Chief of the Army Staff (COAS) Qamar Javed Bajwa has confirmed death sentences awarded to another 13 hardcore terrorists, who were involved in heinous offences related to terrorism, including killing and slaughtering of innocent civilians, officials of Law Enforcement Agencies and Armed Forces of Pakistan. These convicts were tried by... Read more
Actor Ryan Reynolds makes Hollywood star ceremony a family affair
“Deadpool” star Ryan Reynolds made the unveiling of his star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on Thursday a family affair. The Canadian-born actor turned out with his mother Tammy, his brothers, nephews and nieces as well as his wife, actress Blake Lively, and their two children. “It’s a... Read more
Facebook to roll out new tools to tackle fake news
Facebook Inc (FB.O) said on Thursday it will introduce tools to prevent fake news stories from spreading on its platform, an about-face in response to rising criticism that it did not do enough to combat the problem during the U.S. presidential campaign. The social network company stressed that the... Read more
Sharmeen Obaid, Pakistan’s Oscar winner, vows to tell untold stories
Pakistan’s double-Oscar winner Sharmeen Obaid Chinoy has hailed new legislation outlawing the crime of “honour killings” as a turning point in the long-battle on violence against women, as she sets her sights on conquering her country’s silver screen. The filmmaker cast a spotlight on the issue with her documentary... Read more
Pakistan urges equitable, non-discriminatory criteria for NSG
Pakistan Thursday emphasized its eligibility to become a member of the Nuclear Suppliers Group, saying it was critical to adopt an equitable, non discriminatory and criteria based approach to promoting civil nuclear cooperation and membership in export control regimes. Speaking in the UN Security Council, the acting Pakistani Permanent... Read more
2nd anniversary of APS carnage being marked today
The second anniversary of the the Army Public School (APS) carnage is being observed today to pay homage to the martyrs of the terrorist act. Chief of Army Staff Gen Qamar Jawed Bajwa laid a wreath and offered Fatiha as he attended the second anniversary of the APS school... Read more
Australia all out for 429 against Pakistan
Peter Handscomb posted a maiden century and the tail wagged as Australia pushed their first innings to 429 all out to frustrate Pakistan in the day-night first Test at the Gabba on Friday. Handscomb made the most of his opportunity and followed up a half-century on debut against South... Read more
One killed, 4 Childern injured as Indian troops target school van along LoC
One citizen was killed and four school childern were injured when Indian army opened unprovoked firing across the Line of Control (LoC)  on Friday. According to initial reports, the incident took place in Nakyal sector of Kotli district where a mortar fired by Indian troops landed near a van carrying... Read more
Putin turned Russia election hacks in Trump’s favor: U.S. officials
Russian President Vladimir Putin supervised his intelligence agencies’ hacking of the U.S. presidential election and turned it from a general attempt to discredit American democracy to an effort to help Donald Trump, three U.S. officials said on Thursday. U.S. intelligence agencies’ conclusion that Russia tried to influence the election... Read more