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...
Chief of Mission Chinese Embassy visits ISPR
Mr Lijian Zhao Deputy Chief of Mission (DCM) Chinese Embassy visited ISPR today and interacted with DGISPR Major General Asif Ghafoor. According to Inter Services Public Relations (ISPR), the Chinese DCM appreciated role of  ISPR in promoting  military to military  relationship between both the countries. Read more
KMC, Bahria Town sign MoU to lift garbage from Karachi
The Karachi Metropolitan Corporation (KMC) and Bahria Town have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to lift garbage from Karachi. According to the MoU Bahria Town management will provide garbage lifting services in Karachi. In a ceremony held in Karachi, Bahria Town chairman Malik Riaz and Mayor Karachi Waseem... Read more
Fire erupts in Islamabad’s ‘Sasta Bazaar’
Fire erupted in Islamabad’s ‘Sasta Bazaar’ on Wednesday morning. According to the Capital police, fire has erupted in clothing section of ‘Sasta Bazaar’ and at least 10 clothing stalls have been engulfed by the inferno. Islamabad Sasta Bazaar is situated in Sector H-9 near Peshawar Mor. Read more
COAS inquires, IK prays for Kulsoom Nawaz’s health
Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa called former prime minister Nawaz Sharif and expressed his prayers and best wishes for the health of his wife, Kulsoom Nawaz. The Inter Services Public Relations (ISPR) DG Maj Gen Asif Ghafoor on Wednesday tweeted COAS made a tel call... Read more
Mark Wahlberg becomes world’s top paid actor
Rapper-turned-actor Mark Wahlberg was named the world’s highest paid actor on Tuesday, earning an estimated $68 million before taxes over the past 12 months. The 46-year-old star won his place at the top of the list compiled by Forbes magazine, thanks to earnings from Transformers: The Last Knight and comedy sequel Daddy’s... Read more
UAE imposes excise tax from Oct 1
The United Arab Emirates (UAE) has imposed Excise Tax with effect on October 1st, 2017. In an exclusive interview with UAE official news agency WAM, Undersecretary of the Ministry of Finance Younis Haji Al Khouri said, “The tax shall impact all excise goods consumed inside the country, including all... Read more
Pakistan terms President Trump’s statement disappointing
Pakistan on Tuesday termed President Trump’s statement disappointing and said that the US policy statement ignores the enormous sacrifices rendered by the Pakistani nation in the war against terrorism. Taking note of the US President statement outlining elements of a new US policy on Afghanistan and South Asia, the... Read more
Torrential rain claims 12 lives in Karachi
A fresh spell of torrential rainfall started since Monday in Karachi, killed at least four people on Tuesday night and the total death toll in rain-related incidents has reached to 12. According to rescue officials, two people were electrocuted to death late night here in Zaman Town, Korangi, while... Read more
Afridi’s quick-fire ton lifts Hampshire
Pakistan’s Shahid Afridi blasted 101 in only 43 balls to inspire Hampshire’s 101-run victory at Derbyshire in the Twenty20 Blast quarter-finals on Tuesday. All-rounder Afridi hit seven sixes and 10 fours to power Hampshire to 249 for eight, their highest T20 score. Skipper James Vince made 55 from 36... Read more
Lebanon monitored Australia bomb plot suspects: minister
Lebanon monitored the brothers accused of plotting to blow up a flight from Sydney to Abu Dhabi for more than a year and coordinated with the Australian government on it for a long time, the Lebanese interior minister said on Monday. Australian police charged Khaled Khayat and Mahmoud Khayat... Read more
Mars weather: ‘Cloudy, chance of nighttime snowstorm’
Mars is buffeted by turbulent snowstorms that occur only at night, according to a study released Monday that revises our understanding of Red Planet weather. Up to now, it was thought that snow falling from low-lying Martian clouds settled slowly and sparsely to the ground in an environment bereft... Read more
Facebook losing teens to Instagram-Snapchat: forecast
Facebook use in the US will slow as teens and young adults opt for smartphone image-sharing services Instagram and Snapchat, according to an eMarketer forecast released on Tuesday. The market tracker expected Facebook’s online community to grow, saying it would be due mainly to increased adoption by older folks... Read more
Eid-ul-Azha will be on Sept 2
Eid-ul-Azha will be on Saturday, September 2, 2017 as the Zilhajj moon was not sighted in Pakistan on Tuesday evening. The Central Ruhat-e-Hilal Committee meeting chaired by Chairman Mufti Munibur Rahman in Karachi on Tuesday evening to sight the Zilhajj moon. The Met Department, Ministry of Religious Affairs and... Read more