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...
COAS directs Army, agencies to assist local administration
Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa has condemned the terrorist attack outside Punjab Assembly in Lahore expressed his grief for loss of innocent lives. According to Inter Services Public Relations (ISPR), COAS has directed the local commander and intelligence agencies to provide all necessary assistance to civil administration... Read more
DIG Traffic, DIG Operations among 14 killed in Lahore blast
At least 14 people including Traffic DIG Ahmed Mobin and acting DIG Operations Zahid Ikram Gondal  were killed and at least 53 others injured on Monday in an explosion near the Punjab Assembly in Lahore. Punjab Law Minister Rana Sanaullah said the incident occurred as hundreds of chemists were... Read more
Islamabad High Court bans Valentine’s Day celebrations in Pakistan
The Islamabad High Court ordered  ban on Valentine’s Day celebrations across the country. The IHC a hearing of a petition seeking ban on such celebrations and festive not a part of a Muslim tradition ordered a  ban one the Valentine’s Day related festivities on public places as well as on official level. The... Read more
Tokyo stocks up at break after US-Japan summit
Tokyo stocks rose Monday morning with sentiment lifted by upbeat talks over the weekend between US President Donald Trump and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe. The new US leader dropped previous harsh rhetoric towards Tokyo over trade and currency issues, and reiterated America’s commitment to Japan’s security after North... Read more
India win one-off Bangladesh Test by 208 runs
India wrapped up a comprehensive 208-run victory over Bangladesh in the one-off Test in Hyderabad Monday, with spinners Ravichandran Ashwin and Ravindra Jadeja ending the visitors’ plucky resistance on the final day. Chasing 459 for victory, the tourists were bowled out for 250 in an extended afternoon session after... Read more
Pakistan’s Falconry Cultural heritage gets recognition
The addition of Pakistan’s Falconry Cultural heritage to the Representative list of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity of United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) would further boost the efforts to safeguard the living heritage of falconry. The other countries which are on this list included United Arab Emirates, Austria, Belgium,... Read more
Pakistan deported 600,000 Afghans forcibly: HRW
Pakistan is conducting mass repatriation of Afghan refugees through coercion, threats and abuse, Human Rights Watch said in a scathing report Monday, accusing the UN refugee agency of complicity in promoting the exodus. The report said nearly 600,000 Afghans have been deported since July 2016. The returnees include 365,000... Read more
President Trump can resolve Pakistan-India animosity
US President Trump, with his reputation as a “deal-maker” can help bring an end to the 70-year old animosity between Pakistan and India, Dr. Ishrat Hussain, a leading economist and former governor of the State Bank, said here. In an interview to APP, Dr. Hussain said that Pakistanis believe that... Read more
Hitler double seen around Austria birthplace
Austrian authorities are investigating reports of a man appearing in public in Adolf Hitler’s birthplace as the Nazi dictator’s double, including the distinctive mustache, haircut and clothing. “I have often seen this gentlemen in Braunau and wonder if this means something,” the Oberoesterreichische Nachrichten paper cited a local resident... Read more
BISP survey to be completed by August 2017: Marvi Memon
Chairperson Benazir Income Support Programme (BISP) Marvi Memon said on monday that door to door BISP survey and its pilot phase would be completed by August this year. Talking to Radio Pakistan , she said poverty Score Card has been revised to enhance the quality of data. Chairperson said information related... Read more
Aman-17 : Second round of naval exercise kicks off
The second phase of “Aman-17” naval exercise started on Monday. According to details, the second round of Aman-17 naval exercise is based on various maritime exercises. In the second phase, Ships, helicopters and special operating forces of the nine countries taking part in the second round of the naval... Read more
Three FC personnel martyred in Wana landmine blast
Three Frontier Corps (FC) personnel were killed in a landmine explosion in Wana district of South Waziristan tribal region on Monday. According to security sources, three FC soldiers were critically injured last night in an IED blast at Zar Milan during a cordon and search operation, South Waziristan Agency. Security forces... Read more
Adele´s ´Hello´ wins Song of the Year Grammy
Adele´s heartache ballad “Hello” won the Grammy on Sunday for Song of the Year, in a new triumph for the blockbuster single that marked the English singer´s victorious return. Adele and the Los Angeles producer Greg Kurstin shared the award, which recognizes best songwriting. “Thank you for your patience with... Read more
Karachi, Lahore chemist traders call trike
The Chemist Association of Karachi and Lahore has called strike on Monday. According to details, the wholesale market and distribution of medical supplies in Karachi and Lahore will also remain closed. Sources in Lahore said that medical stores outside Lahore’s Mayo Hospital are closed and patients  are facing considerable... Read more