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...
‘Rogue One’ maintains stellar course at box office
The latest blockbuster installment of the “Star Wars” saga dominated box offices in North America for a second weekend straight, according to early holiday estimates released Sunday. “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story” raked in $71.55 million Friday-Sunday, Exhibitor Relations said, bringing its total bounty for the region to... Read more
Rain stops play of Pakistan-Australia Boxing Day Test
Rain delayed the resumption of play after tea in the second Test between Australia and Pakistan in Melbourne on Monday, with the tourists on 142 for four wickets. Rain brought tea early at the Melbourne Cricket Ground and continued to fall after the third session was due to start.... Read more
COAS arrives Quetta for Baloch Recruits passing out Parade
Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa arrived in Quetta. According to Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR), COAS  will chair the Baloch Recruits passing out Parade. The press release also added that Baluchistan continues to contribute towards national integration and progress. COAS will also address officers at Quetta garrison. Read more
Indonesian marks tsunami 12 years ago with prayers
Thousands of Indonesians prayed for their loved ones at mass graves and mosques Monday to mark a tsunami which devastated Aceh province 12 years ago today, one of the worst natural disasters in human history. Some 170,000 lives were lost in the country when a 9.1-magnitude “megathrust” quake struck... Read more
Parveen Shakir, Munir Niazi death anniversaries today
The death anniversaries of poets Parveen Shakir and Munir Niazi are being observed on Monday. Parveen Shakir became an acclaimed poet with her first published collection Khushbu in 1976. She received the Pride of Performance award for her significant contribution to Urdu literature. She also served as a teacher... Read more
Pakistan decide to bat first against Australia in Melbourne Test
Pakistan’s cricket team skipper Misbah-ul-Haq won the toss and elected to bat against Australia in the 2nd Test match at Melbourne Cricket Ground. Australia retained the same side which won the first Test in Brisbane after Pakistan just failed to produce the greatest run chase in Test history. Batsman... Read more
George Michael, Pop Superstar, Has Died at 53
George Michael, died on Sunday at his home in Goring in Oxfordshire, England. He was 53. A police statement said: “Thames Valley Police were called to a property in Goring-on-Thames shortly before 2 p.m. Christmas Day. Michael, 53 was confirmed deceased at the scene. Thames Valley Police say they are... Read more
Allama Talib Jauhari hospitalized in Karachi
Religious scholar Allama Talib Jauhari has been hospitalized in Aga Khan University Hospital’s (AKUH). According to initial reports, Talib Jauhari  was initially taken to AKUH emergency ward and later on shifted to Intensive Care Unit (ICU). Talib  Jauhari  was admitted over complaints of a chest infection and hypoglycemia. Talib Jauhari’s son... Read more