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...
Gaddafi Stadium wears bridal look to host PSL final
The historical Gaddafi Stadium has been given a bridal look through repair and renovation works, carried out during the last few days, to host the Pakistan Super League (PSL) final on March 5. Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has decorated the building with lifesize posters of several cricketing greats for... Read more
PM performs ground-breaking of Kurram Tangi Dam
Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif on Friday performed the groundbreaking of Kurram Tangi Dam, located in the North Waziristan Agency of Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA). The Prime Minister arrived here on a day-long visit to launch the project, which will have a gross water storage capacity of 1.2... Read more
Process to prosecute Kulbhushan Yadav begins: Sartaj
Pakistan has categorically ruled out possibility of handing over RAW agent Kulbhushan Yadav to India. Advisor on Foreign Affairs Sartaj Aziz informed the Senate today (Friday) that the process has been started to prosecute Kulbhushan Yadav in Pakistani courts. A list of questions has also been handed over to... Read more
Trump aides’ bid to plug leaks creates unease among some civil servants
President Donald Trump’s Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin used his first senior staff meeting last month to tell his new aides he would not tolerate leaks to the news media, sources familiar with the matter said. Current and former officials said that in a departure from past practice, access to... Read more
PCB shortlists 16 foreign players for PSL final
Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has shortlisted 16 foreign cricketers for Pakistan Super League (PSL) final in Lahore. Foreign players for PSL final includes Anamul Haque (Bangladesh) Elton Chigumbura (Zimbabwe) Peter David Tergo (England) Rayad Tayn Emrit (West Indies) Alexander Graeme Cremer (Zimbabwe) Craig Richard Ervine (Zimbabwe) Jade Winston Dernbach... Read more
COAS, Naval Chief discuss ongoing Operation Radd-ul-Fasaad
Admiral Muhammad ZakaUllah, Chief of the Naval Staff called on Chief of Army Staff General Qamar Javed Bajwa at GHQ today. According to Inter Services Public Relations (ISPR), both chiefs discussed matters of professional interest including cooperation between the two Services in ongoing Operation Radd-ul-Fasaad and overall military operations.... Read more
100 customers flee Spanish restaurant without paying
Spanish police were on Friday hunting more than a hundred restaurant customers who fled without paying the bill. The party enjoyed a 2,000-euro ($2,100) banquet on Monday at the Hotel Carmen restaurant in Bembibre, northern Spain, before promptly doing a runner. “They were dancing, then suddenly they had disappeared.... Read more
Saudi King Salman embraces selfie on tour across Asia
Saudi Arabia’s King Salman has embraced the “selfie”, taking part in a number of light-hearted self-shot pictures and videos during his tour of Asia that contrast with the pomp and formality of most of the octogenarian monarch’s trips abroad. In the first days of a lengthy regional tour, the... Read more
Operation Raddul Fasaad to continue with ‘fullest might of the state’
Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Friday chaired a high-level security meeting at the PM House to review Operation Raddul Fasaad and expressed resolve to continue the offensive until all targets are achieved. The meeting, which was attended by senior civil and military officials, agreed to continue the operation against... Read more
Mars astronaut radiation shield set for moon mission trial-developer
A vest designed to shield astronauts from deadly solar particles in deep space is set for trials on a lunar mission ready for deployment on any manned mission to Mars, its Israeli developers said. The AstroRad Radiation Shield has been devised by Tel Aviv-based StemRad, which has already produced... Read more
Tom Hanks gifts espresso machine to White House press
S actor Tom Hanks gave White House journalists a new espresso machine Thursday, calling their caffeine-addled plight to cover the news a fight for “truth, justice, and the American way.” The actor’s gift comes amid President Donald Trump’s feud with the US media, which he frequently blasts with insults and accuses of... Read more