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...
Panama JIT members left for Doha to record Qatari prince’s statement
Two members of the Panama Joint Investigation Team (JIT) have left for Doha to record the statement of Qatari Prince Hamad bin Jassim. According to local news channel ‘Geo News’, Military Intelligence’s (MI) Brig Nauman Saeed and State Bank of Pakistan’s Amer Aziz left Islamabad early Tuesday morning via Emirates... Read more
COAS to chair Sindh Apex Committee meeting today
Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Bajwa to chair the 19th  Sindh Apex Committee meeting today. According to local news channel ‘Geo News’ this would be the first time the COAS to chair a meeting of the apex committee in Karachi. Sindh Governor Muhammad Zubair, Chief Minister Murad Ali Shah... Read more
North Korea fires ballistic missile ahead of G20 summit
North Korea test-launched a ballistic missile from its western region into the sea off its east coast on Tuesday, South Korea’s military said, ahead of a summit of leaders from the Group of 20 nations in Germany later this week. The missile flew for about 40 minutes and landed... Read more
Facebook fights US gag order that it says chills free speech
Facebook Inc is challenging a gag order from a US court that is preventing the company from talking about three government search warrants that it said pose a threat to freedom of speech, according to court documents. Facebook said it wants to notify three users about the search warrants... Read more
DJ Khaled, once in background, scores another No. 1 album
DJ Khaled – long a prominent behind-the-scenes force in hip-hop – has achieved a second number-one album on weekly US Billboard 200 chart with his latest star-studded work that includes some of pop and R&B’s biggest names. Grateful features cameos from a who’s who of top names in music, including Rihanna,... Read more
Tariq Mahmood Pasha appointed as chairman of Federal Board of Revenue
The government has appointed  Tariq Mahmood Pasha as the new chairman of Federal Board of Revenue (FBR). According to the notification issued by the Establishment Division on Monday stating that “Mr Tariq Mahmood Pasha, a BS-22 officer of IRS, presently working as Economic Affairs Division secretary, posted as FBR... Read more
Venus in tears, Murray, Nadal stroll as Wawrinka falls
Venus Williams wept at Wimbledon over the “devastation” of a fatal road accident for which she is facing legal action as Andy Murray and Rafael Nadal eased into the second round on Monday. World number three Stan Wawrinka was the opening day’s biggest casualty, losing to Russian debutant Daniil... Read more
Inflation rate falls to 3.93 percent in June
Pakistan’s inflation rate dropped to 3.93 percent year-on-year in June from 5.02 percent a month earlier. According to the state Bureau of Statistics, On a month-on-month (MoM) basis, it fell 0.41 percent in June. Prices of petrol and tobacco fell in June on a MoM basis, while those of... Read more