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...
Air Marshal (retd) Azeem Daudpota passes away at 84
1965 war hero, Retired Air Marshal and former Governor Sindh Azeem Daudpota passed away at 84. Daudpota joined Pakistan Air Force (PAF) on December 16, 1955 and leaded PAF squadron in 1965 war against India by demonstrating enormous courage. During the 1965 Indo-Pak war, Azeem Daudpota as Squadron Leader... Read more
Pakistani female biker: ‘I loved feeling of freedom with breeze in my hair’
Dozens of women in Pakistan took part in female-only bike races in major cities on Sunday, in an event organized to challenge male dominance of public spaces in the country. “Our strategy is simply to be visible in public spaces,” said Meher Bano of Girls at Dhabas, a feminist... Read more
SHC reinstates AD Khawaja as IG Sindh
The Sindh High Court has suspended Sindh government’s notification for removal of Inspector General of Police (IGP) AD Khawaja. Annulling the orders regarding the posting of Abdul Majid Dasti,a grade-21 officer, as the new IGP, the court ordered immediate reinstatement of Khawaja as the provincial police chief. During a hearing... Read more
Oil prices fall on supply concerns as U.S. rig count rises
Oil futures dipped in early Asian trade on Monday on worries about global oversupply after a higher U.S. rig count pointed to rising U.S. shale production, while a stronger dollar also put pressure on crude. U.S. West Texas Intermediate crude futures CLc1 fell 5 cents to $50.55 a barrel... Read more
Mr, Ms Nawaz celebrates 46th wedding anniversary
Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and the first lady Begum Kalsoom Nawaz on Sunday celebrated their 46th wedding anniversary. The prime minister celebrated his 46th wedding anniversary at his mother’s house along his wife, where Chief Minister Punjab Shehbaz Sharif had also joined them. Daughter of Nawaz Sharif, Maryam Nawaz shared... Read more
Colombia seizes 6.1 tonne cocaine haul
Colombian authorities seized 6.1 tonnes of cocaine in the northern port city of Barranquilla as it was about to be shipped to Spain in a cargo of scrap metal, the government said Sunday. The seizure Friday night was the third largest in Colombian history and had a street value... Read more
US urges China to take ´action´ against North Korea
President Donald Trump warned in an interview published Sunday that the United States is prepared to act unilaterally to deal with North Korea´s nuclear program if China proves unwilling to help. “Well, if China is not going to solve North Korea, we will. That is all I am telling... Read more
Suu Kyi’s party wins nearly half of Myanmar by-elections
Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi’s party won nearly half of the seats contested in by-elections on Sunday, the first vote since it swept to power a year ago and an early indication of support for her administration amid increased fighting with ethnic armed groups and slower economic growth.... Read more
Federer downs Nadal to win Miami Open
Roger Federer defeated long-standing rival Rafael Nadal 6-3, 6-4 to win the Miami Open on Sunday and continue his outstanding start to the year. Since returning from his six month injury lay-off, the 35-year-old Federer has also won the Australian Open and Indian Wells and he heads into the... Read more
Pakistan beat West Indies to win T20I series
Pakistan beat West Indies in the fourth and final Twenty20 International here at the Queen’s Park Oval on Sunday. Pakistan team clinched the fourth T20 and win the series 3-1 in the Caribbean. This is Sarfraz Ahmed’s seventh win in his eight T20 as captain. Chasing an easy target of 125, Pakistan... Read more
Three dead, UC chairman injured in Sheikhupura firing
Three persons were shot dead in an ambush at the vehicle of a union council chairman in Sheikhupura. Imran Rehmat Dogar, Chairman of UC Council No. 38 was heading home with his accomplices when assailants stopped his vehicle and opened indiscriminate fire. According to police officials, Dogar’s two bodyguards and... Read more