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...
Tripartite talks warn of emergent Islamic State threat in Afghanistan
Pakistan, China and Russia warned on Tuesday that the influence of Islamic State (IS) was growing in Afghanistan and that the security situation there was deteriorating. Representatives from the three countries, meeting in Moscow, also agreed to invite the Afghan government to such talks in the future, the Russian... Read more
Romania’s first female, Muslim PM rejected
Romania’s president sparked fresh political turmoil after rejecting a proposal by the election-winning leftist party to name the EU country’s first female and first Muslim prime minister. Klaus Iohannis gave no reasons for his rejection of Sevil Shhaideh, put forward by the Social Democrats (PSD), but there was speculation... Read more
Sony deletes tweets on Britney Spears’s death, blames hackers
No, Britney Spears is not dead. Yet her fans’ hearts may have skipped a beat today when tweets purportedly from Sony Music Entertainment said “RIP @britneyspears #RIPBritney 1981-2016” and “Britney spears is dead by accident! We will tell you more soon #RIPBritney.” The real Sony Music Entertainment quickly deleted... Read more
Afghan woman pilot’s asylum bid sparks fervent debate
The shock announcement of Afghanistan’s first woman fixed-wing pilot to seek asylum in the US has touched off a spirited national debate on the country’s most vexing issues: insecurity, women’s rights and mass exodus of young people. Niloofar Rahmani, a 25-year-old pilot lionised widely as the “Afghan Top Gun”... Read more
Ayaz Soomro, Azra Fazal resign following Zardari announces to contest NA election
Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) two members national assembly (MNA), Ayaz Soomro and Azra Fazal Pechuho have tendered resignations following Co-Chairman Asif Ali Zardari announced to contest election for National Assembly (NA) along with the party Chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari.  Ayaz Soomro and Azra Fazal Pechuho handed their resignations to the party leadership.... Read more
Zardari, Bilawal decide to contest election to join Parliament
Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) Co-Chairman Asif Ali Zardari has announced to contest in election along with Bilawal Bhutto Zardari to be part of the Parliament. “I would contest elections from Nawabshah on my sister’s seat and chairman Bilawal would contest from Larkana,” said the co-chairman of Pakistan People’s Party (PPP). Addressing... Read more
Fatima Bhutto lambasts Pakistani media over circulating rumors
Fatima Bhutto lambasted Pakistani press and media over the rumors that have emerged in a section of local media. Fatima, the granddaughter of Pakistan’s former prime minister and Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) founding chairman Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto, took to Twitter to respond to the rumors saying, “The low quality of rumors being... Read more
22 die after consuming toxic booze in Toba Tek Singh
At least 22 people died late on Monday night after consuming toxic liquor on Christmas eve in Toba Tek Singh. According to hospital administration, over two dozen people were hospitalized in DHQ Toba Tek Singh after consuming the toxic booze in Mubarakabad Christian Colony, where 22 of them died.... Read more
Azhar’s ton helps Pakistan 232-4 at lunch in 2nd Australia Test
Azhar Ali led a stubborn Pakistan response with a century on the second day of the second Test against Australia before rain prevented the resumption of play after lunch at the Melbourne Cricket Ground on Tuesday. Azhar, playing in his 56th Test, raised his 12th Test century and third... Read more
9th death anniversary of Benazir Bhutto today
The 9th death anniversary of former Prime Minister Shaheed Benazir Bhutto is being observed today(Tuesday). A public meeting will also be held on the occasion which will be addressed by Chairman Pakistan People’s Party Bilawal Bhutto Zardari, Co-Chairman and former President Asif Ali Zardari. Foolproof security arrangements have been... Read more