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...
Federer beats Wawrinka for fifth Indian Wells title
Roger Federer claimed a record-equalling fifth ATP Indian Wells Masters title on Sunday, continuing his career resurgence with a 6-4, 7-5 victory over Stan Wawrinka. Federer, sidelined some six months after knee surgery last year, returned to win his 18th Grand Slam title at the Australian Open in January.... Read more
Plane crash-lands in S.Sudan with 45 on board: officials
A passenger jet carrying 45 people crash-landed in South Sudan’s north-western city of Wau on Monday, leaving at least 14 people injured, government and airport officials said. “The weather is not good. Visibility was not good up to now and (the plane) was landing from the east to west... Read more
Saira Peter becomes the first opera singer in Pakistan
Saira Peter has become the first Pakistani singer who recorded her album of Sufi poetry in Opera, the music and style invented in Italy. She told APP here on Monday that she selected the poetry of saint and Sufi poet Shah Abdul Latif Bhitai for her first album, which... Read more
Interior Minister approves summary to include suspended cricket players’ names in ECL
Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan has approved a summary  to include the names of the cricket players suspended by the PCB in the recent PSL spot-fixing.  The suspended player whose name included in ECL are Sharjeel Khan, Khalid Latif, Mohammad Irfan and Shahzaib Hasan. A According to a... Read more
344,597 suspected CNICs blocked: Interior Minister
Minister for Interior and Narcotics Control Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan on Monday said that some 344,597 Computerized National Identity Cards (CNICs) had been blocked, mainly in suspect or confirmed alien and under verification category. Replying to a question in the National Assembly, the minister said there was a set... Read more
SC strikes down SHC order to seal 120 liquor shops
The Supreme Court on Monday suspended a Sindh High Court (SHC) decision to seal 120 liquor shops operating in Sindh. A two-member Supreme Court bench comprising Justice Ijaz Afzal and Justice Mazhar Alam while admitting a petition filed by the owners of liquor stores, ruled that the SHC could... Read more
HC approves bail of Sharjeel Memon till April 05
The Islamabad High Court (IHC) has granted protective bail to former Sindh minister Sharjeel Inam Memon till April 05 against surety bonds of Rs two million. Sharjeel’s counsel Farooq H Naek speaking to media after the bail said the NAB should stop political victimization. The IHC bench directed the... Read more
FBI director to testify on Russia ties, alleged wiretap
The directors of the FBI and NSA are to give keenly awaited testimony before Congress on Monday on what ties President Donald Trump may have with Russia and his explosive allegation that he was wiretapped by his predecessor Barack Obama. Federal Bureau of Investigation Director James Comey and Mike... Read more
CDNS achieves Rs 161 bln upto March 8
Central Directorate of National Savings (CDNS) has achieved Rs 161 billion savings till last week of third quarter of current fiscal year, from July 1 to March 8, 2016-17. The target for the year 2016-17 was Rs 228 billion, while the directorate managed to achieve Rs 218 billion for... Read more