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...
US President Trump vows to eradicate ‘radical Islamic terrorism’
US President Donald Trump placed the battle against Islamic extremism at the heart of his foreign policy as he took office on Friday, vowing to work with allies to destroy the threat. “We will reinforce old alliances and form new ones and unite the civilized world against radical Islamic... Read more
Donald Trump sworn in as 45th US president
Donald Trump became the 45th president of United States on Friday, ushering in a new political era that is cheered and feared in equal measure. The 70-year-old Republican billionaire placed his left hand on a bible used by Abraham Lincoln and recited the 35-word oath spoken since George Washington,... Read more
Shah Rukh Khan reluctant to speak his mind over Pakistani actors ban
Shah Rukh Khan may be the king of modern Bollywood, but don’t ask the superstar to rule on whether Pakistani actors should be allowed to work in Indian cinema. “You are asking me for solutions to international problems. I don’t have a solution for this,” Khan told Reuters in... Read more
Southee takes five as Bangladesh dismissed for 289
Tim Southee captured his sixth five-wicket haul in test cricket as New Zealand bowled Bangladesh out for 289 in the final five minutes of the first day of the second match at Hagley Oval in Christchurch on Friday. Southee had Kamrul Islam trapped in front for two in the... Read more
No chances of Jamadi-ul-Awwal crescent sighting on 28: Met office
No chance for the sighting new moon of Jamadi-ul-Awwal, 1438 AH on the evening of January 28, i.e. on 29th of Rabi-us-Sani, 1438 AH. The new moon of Jamadi-ul-Awwal, 1438 AH will be born on crossing conjunction point at 05-07 PST on 28-01-2017 which would be visible here on... Read more
PSX gains status of regional exchange: Ishaq Dar
Federal Finance Minister Senator Mohammad Ishaq Dar Friday said that Pakistan Stock Exchange (PSX) had been converted into a regional exchange after off-loading 40 percent equity to Chinese consortium. Speaking at the signing of share purchase agreement of PSX’s equity stake here at PSX Building, he expressed the hope... Read more
SAP-PK banned from operating in Layyah
South Asia Partnership Pakistan has been stopped from operating in Layyah district of Punjab. According to notification, an nongovernmental organization (NGO) South Asia Partnership Pakistan has been asked to stopped from operating in Layyah district of Punjab due to its ‘anti-state agenda’. The notification issued by District officer Social welfare and... Read more
Four dead bodies recover bodies in Karachi
Karachi Police recovered four dead bodies from the city’s Steel Town area on Friday. According to SSP Malir Rao Anwar all four victims had been shot to death. All dead bodies were recovered from an empty plot in Karachi’s Steel Town area. The Malir SSP also confirmed that the corpses bore... Read more
Ivanka Trump asks US to give her dad a chance
Give Donald Trump a chance, incoming first daughter Ivanka is asking fellow Americans as her father readies to be sworn in as president of a sharply divided country on Friday. Yet in an interview with ABC News, aired on the eve of the inauguration, the businesswoman and mother of... Read more
Anti-Trump protest in New York ahead of oath-taking
A-list celebrities joined several thousand protesters on the streets of New York on Thursday night to demonstrate against Donald Trump on the eve of the incoming Republican president’s inauguration. Hollywood actors Robert de Niro and Alec Baldwin, Oscar-winning director Michael Moore and singer Cher were among those who joined... Read more
KP govt plans China roadshow to attract investment
In a bid to attract foreign investment, the government of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa has decided to showcase huge potential in the province in a roadshow to be held in China in March this year. The road show is aimed at attracting more and more Chinese investment to the province under... Read more
Turkey slams French song mocking Istanbul New Year attack
Turkey´s TV regulator has criticised a French singer who satirised the bloody New Year attack on an Istanbul nightclub, state media reported Thursday. Just 75 minutes into 2017, a lone gunman attacked the elite Reina nightclub killing 39 people. The Islamic State group (Daesh) later took responsibility. In a... Read more