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...
Hitler’s phone sells for more than $240,000
Originally a black Bakelite phone, later painted crimson and engraved with Hitler’s name, the relic was found in the Nazi leader’s Berlin bunker in 1945 following the regime’s defeat. The auction house Alexander Historical Auctions, which did not reveal the winning bidder’s identity, had estimated its worth between $200,000... Read more
Drake says Grammys pigeon-holed him as black artist
Drake, the world´s top-selling artist last year, has accused the Grammys of pigeonholing him as a rapper because he is black and said he does not want his latest awards. Drake, who won the Grammys for Best Rap Song and Best Rap/Sung Performance for “Hotline Bling” at the music... Read more
‘SBP has come a long way towards development of business continuity field’
Ashraf Mahmood Wathra, Governor State Bank of Pakistan (SBP), said that in a fast changing, highly vulnerable environment today, emergency preparedness as well as comprehensive arrangements for Business Continuity Planning are essential for the corporate world to ensure operational sustainability of institutions. ‘We take pride that State Bank has... Read more
‘Lego Batman’ spanks ‘Fifty Shades Darker’ at box office
“The Lego Batman Movie” spanked “Fifty Shades Darker” for a second weekend running at North American box offices, an industry group said on Sunday. Featuring the voice of Will Arnett as the caped crusader, the Warner Bros spinoff of the “The Lego Movie” finished on top with a projected... Read more
Iraq forces converge on Mosul airport
Federal police forces, as well as elite units from the interior ministry, army soldiers and Hashed al-Shaabi (Popular Mobilisation) paramilitary fighters, launched a major assault on Sunday. On the second day of the renewed offensive, they pushed northwards towards Mosul airport, which lies on the southern approach to the... Read more
Railway launches mobile App ticketing for passengers
Train passengers can now use a mobile phone App to obtain tickets in the unreserved category as the Pakistan Railways has introduced paperless ticketing from Monday. “We are launching a mobile-based paperless ticketing application today,” said Railways Minister Khawaja Saad Rafiq. Talking to the media after inaugurating the mobile... Read more
PSL final to be held in Lahore: PCB
Pakistan cricket Board (PCB) has announced the Pakistan Super League (PSL) – 2017 final would be held in Lahore. The decision has been made after a meeting of the PCB management with all the franchises of the PSL. Najam Sethi, PSL Chairman and himself a resident of Lahore, had... Read more
Zardari asks CM to evict Afghans from Sindh
Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah on the advice of the former President Asif Ali Zardari has decided to pay Rs10 million compensation to the family of a head constable killed in Sehwan blast and will also be given one job and other facilities.   This was decided... Read more
Islamic State posts video of man it says was Egypt church bomber
Islamic State published a video on Sunday threatening Egyptian Christians and showing the last statement of a man it said was responsible for the deadly bombing in December of a Coptic cathedral in Cairo. The masked man in battle-dress, whom the group identified as Abu Abdallah al-Masri, is seen... Read more
Trump baffles Sweden with crime comment, says it was based on TV report
A day after falsely suggesting there was an immigration-related security incident in Sweden, President Donald Trump said on Sunday his comment was based on a television report he had seen. Trump, who in his first weeks in office has tried to tighten U.S. borders sharply for national security reasons,... Read more
Pak Army moves heavy artillery to Pak-Afghan border
Pakistan Army has moved heavy artillery along with Pak-Afghan border in Chaman and Torkham. Following military action against jamaatul Ahrar camps on the border. In the recent offense, Pak Army killed commanders of the Jamaatul Ahrar (JA) on the Torkham border opposite Mohmand and Khyber tribal regions. Jamaatul Ahrar group claimed... Read more
LEAs continue countrywide crackdown on terrorists
Law Enforcement Agencies (LEAs) continued  crackdown on terrorists on the 3rd day across the country and killed dozens and arrest over 200 suspects. The first encounter took place in Speerkait in Tora Warai, central Kurram Agency, in an exchange of fire 15 militants, including 11 foreigners, were killed and seven... Read more