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...
Obama admits Trump transition ´unusual´
US President Barack Obama has admitted that the transition period leading to Donald Trump´s inauguration has been “unusual” and warned that the CEO´s “improvisational” style might not translate well to the presidency. In excerpts of an interview with the CBS news program “60 Minutes” released on Friday, Obama laid... Read more
Modern technology being used in CPEC projects to reduce pollution: Ahsan Iqbal
Minister for Planning Development and Reforms Ahsan Iqbal Friday said state of the art technology was being used in all coal related projects in the country to reduce carbon ratio in the atmosphere. “In all China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) projects international rules and regulations regarding atmospheric safety is... Read more
Israel fears fresh UN initiative after Paris conference
Israel´s UN ambassador on Friday raised concern over what he said were moves at the Security Council to adopt a new measure to build on the Paris Middle East conference. Sweden´s Ambassador Olof Skoog, who holds this month´s presidency of the Security Council, said however that there were no... Read more
PTI Shaukat Yousafzai resigns as focal person
Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) member Provincial Assembly Shaukat Yousafzai has resigned as Focal Person for Mega Development Projects. According to an official release, he had tendered his resignation to Chief Minister Pervez Khattak. Shaukat Yousafzai was appointed Focal Person for Mega Projects in place of MPA Ziauallah Khan Afridi after the... Read more
Palestinians seek Putin help to block US embassy move
Palestinian President Mahmud Abbas has asked Russian President Vladimir Putin to help stop the United States moving its embassy to Jerusalem, a top Palestinian official said on Friday. Saeb Erekat said he had passed on the message from Abbas to Putin during a visit to Moscow during which he... Read more
Pakistan’s largest ever Trade Expo kicks off in Colombo
Pakistan’s largest ever trade exhibition opened at Bandaranaike Memorial International Conference Hall (BMICH) on Friday. The Trade Development Authority of Pakistan (TDAP) in collaboration with High Commission of Pakistan in Sri Lanka organized 2nd edition of Pakistan Single Country Exhibition that is jointly opened. According to the Pakistan High... Read more
Iran’s Revolutionary Guards position for power
Iran’s Revolutionary Guards look set to entrench their power and shift the country to more hardline, isolationist policies for years to come following the death of influential powerbroker Ali Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani. Former president Rafsanjani long had a contentious relationship with the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC), which is... Read more
Chinese Ambassador calls on COAS at GHQ Rawalpindi
The Chinese Ambassador Sun Weidong  called on the Army Chief (COAS) Gen Qamar Bajwa at GHQ today. he Chinese Ambassador Sun Weidong conveyed his country’s satisfaction on the security arrangements for the China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC). According to Inter Services Public Relations (ISPR), Sun Weidong, The visiting dignitary acknowledged and... Read more
Two high-powered lawyers vie for role in overseeing Prince estate
The likely heirs of pop star Prince’s estate are split between two lawyers who vied in court on Thursday to represent their interests in managing his legacy – a political activist turned cable news commentator and a recording industry insider. Both men – CNN contributor and onetime White House... Read more
Park Lane flats were purchased in 1990s : BBC
Sharif family purchased Parke Lane properties in the 1990s and there has been no change of ownership. According to BBC Urdu, the four flats were purchased in the name of the Nielsen and Nescoll companies in 1990. According to the documents shown during the documentary, an official record of... Read more
Shahi Syed terms ‘Charas’ a drug of saints
Senator Awami National Party (ANP), Shahi Syed has termed ‘Charas’ (Hashish) a drug of saints and demanded death penalty for the Pakistani politicians who consume alcohol. Syed proposed his unique formula during discussion on the matter of alcohol consumption in the meeting of Senate’s Standing Committee on Interior here... Read more
Wade’s thrilling ton as Australia beat Pakistan in 1st ODI
Matthew Wade hit a thrilling last-ball century to set up a 92-run victory for Australia over Pakistan in the first one-day international at the Gabba on Friday. Wicketkeeper Wade boosted Australia to 268 for nine off their 50 overs after the batting top order had slumped to 78 for... Read more
Governor Sindh Saeed-uz-Zaman Siddiqui laid to rest in Karachi
Governor of Sindh late Saeed-Uz-Zaman Siddiqui has been laid to rest in Karachi Defence cemetery . The funeral prayer was offered at Governor House on Friday. Mufti Taqi Usmani led his funeral prayer at Governor House today after Friday prayer. Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah, Acting Governor Agha... Read more
Iran’s first post-sanctions Airbus flies in
A first Airbus aircraft arrived in Iran on Thursday as part of a huge order placed after the lifting of international sanctions on the Islamic republic. The plane to be used for internal flights landed at Tehran’s Mehrabad airport. Iran Air chief executive officer Farhad Parvaresh has said the... Read more