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...
State Bank of Pakistan maintains discount rate at 5.75%
The State Bank of Pakistan has maintained the discount rate at 5.75% . The State Bank of Pakistan Governor Tariq Bajwa on Saturday announced to unchanged the discount rate following a meeting of SBP’s Monetary Policy Committee members. The new Governor SBP, while addressing media said that economy is undergoing... Read more
Thoughtful Neymar photo sparks renewed PSG fever
Neymar´s decision to post a photo of himself in thoughtful contemplation sparked a fresh wave of speculation that he is on the verge of sealing a world record 222-million-euro ($256.8 million) move from Barcelona to Paris Saint-Germain. The Instagram picture, even accompanied by a matching emoji, shows the 25-year-old... Read more
IK submits detail of income earned by playing cricket abroad
Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf Chief Imran Khan has submitted to the Supreme Court details of his income earned playing around and details of flat in London. As per the statements presented to the supreme court by the counsel of Imran Khan stated that Imran was selected to play cricket for Pakistan... Read more
Funeral prayers of martyred policemen offered in Karachi
The funeral prayers of the three martyred policemen on Friday evening offered at Garden Headquarters. Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah, Rangers DG Major General Muhammad Saeed and IGP AD Khawaja were also present at the funeral. All three policemen were gunned down  by unidentified assailants at Korangi area... Read more
PM appoints Dr Musharraf Rasool Cyan as new PIA CEO
Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif  has appointed former bureaucrat Dr Musharaf Rasool Cyan as Pakistan International Airlines’ new Chief Executive Officer. According to Prime Minister House, PM approved the appointment of Cyan following a meeting between Adviser to the PM on aviation Sardar Mehtab Ahmed Khan Abbasi. Cyan, who  holds... Read more
Indian musician plays guitar as doctors perform brain surgery
Musician Abhishek Prasad strummed his guitar throughout his neurosurgery to help doctors zero in on the part of the brain being operated on during the first such procedure in India. The 37-year-old had been suffering from musician’s dystonia, a neurological movement disorder that leads to involuntary muscle contractions. Prasad... Read more
Linkin Park US tour canceled after suicide of Chester Bennington
Rock band Linkin Park on Friday cancelled its North American tour after the suicide of frontman Chester Bennington on Thursday. “We are incredibly saddened to hear about the passing of Chester Bennington. The Linkin Park One More Light North American Tour has been cancelled and refunds are available at... Read more
Special counsel asks White House to save Trump Jr., Russian meeting documents
The special counsel investigating possible collusion between President Donald Trump’s 2016 campaign and Russia has asked White House officials to preserve any records of a meeting last year between the president’s son and a Russian lawyer, according to a source with knowledge of the request. The special counsel, Robert... Read more
Ansar-ul-Sharia behind recent attacks in Karachi
A new terrorist group, Ansar-ul-Sharia, has been involved in recent wave of terror attacks in Karachi. Security officials believe that  terror outfit Ansar-ul-Sharia is inspired by Al Qaeda’s Osama bin Laden and Ayman al-Zawahiri. Initially, it did operate under Daesh umbrella, however, differences led to parting of the ways later.... Read more
Mattis says he believes Daesh chief Baghdadi is alive
US Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said on Friday he assumes that Daesh leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi is still alive. Earlier this month, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said it had “confirmed information” that Baghdadi had been killed, but Western and Iraqi officials have been sceptical. “I think that... Read more