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...
PM Sharif assures COAS to address army’s reservations on Dawn Leaks
Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif  on Thursday assured the Army chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa that the military’s reservations over the Dawn Leaks notification would be addressed. The tension between civil and military grew further after DG ISPR Maj-Gen Asif Ghafoor rejected a government’s notification about the leaks on Twitter.... Read more
Security Forces arrest Uzair Baloch’s right-hand Mulla Nasir near Pak-Iran border
Security forces have arrested Lyari gangster, Mulla Nisar, the right-hand man of Lyari gang lord Uzair Baloch, near the Pak-Iran border. According to security sources said Mulla Nisar was arrested near Pak-Iran border following a shootout in which he was injured. Nisar was a gang commander in Lyari’s Kalakot area and... Read more
Supreme Court forms JIT to probe Panama Papers
The Supreme Court on Friday formed a six-member joint investigation team (JIT) to investigate the Sharif family’s offshore business. The JIT officials included in the inquiry team are Brigadier Nauman Saeed  – Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) Brigadier Kamran Khurshid  –  Military Intelligence (MI) Aamer Aziz  – State Bank of Pakistan... Read more
Nine killed, 40 injured as Afghan forces open fire in Chaman
At least nine people were killed and 40, including Frontier Corps (FC) personnel, were injured after Afghan border forces’ resorted to ‘unprovoked’ firing at Pakistani troops guarding a census team on Friday. According to a press release by Inter Services Public Relations (ISPR), Afghan Border Police opened fire on... Read more
Harry Potter play to open in New York in spring 2018
“Harry Potter and the Cursed Child,” the smash-hit, award-winning London play about the fictional boy wizard as a grown father of three, will open in New York in spring 2018. The show will make its official Broadway debut on April 22 at the Lyric Theatre, currently under renovation in... Read more
‘Smart’ denim promises touchscreen tech clothes
A young man in a white t-shirt pulls on a dark blue denim trucker jacket, tucks his smartphone in an inside pocket and puts in-ear headphones in his right ear. He mounts a fixed-gear bike with flat, slightly curved wide handlebars. Riding through the streets of San Francisco, he... Read more
Neymar ordered to stand trial for fraud in Spain
Barcelona forward Neymar and his parents will stand trial over alleged fraud and corruption, making the Brazilian the latest football superstar to have to take the stand, a Spanish court ordered on Thursday. The National Court also ordered Barcelona president Josep Maria Bartomeu and his predecessor Sandro Rosell to... Read more
Russia, Turkey, Iran sign deal to set up Syria safe zones
Russia, Iran and Turkey on Thursday signed an agreement to set up four safe zones in Syria that the United Nations described as a promising step to wind down the brutal six-year war. The United States however gave an extremely cautious welcome, citing Iran’s role as a guarantor even... Read more
Windies level series as Pakistan fall under Gabriel’s spell
Shannon Gabriel produced an outstanding effort of consistently fast bowling to lead the West Indies to a 106-run victory over Pakistan 80 minutes after lunch on the final day of the second Test at Kensington Oval in Barbados on Thursday. Set a target of 188 after leg-spinner Yasir Shah’s... Read more