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On December 19, United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) adopted a resolution to select 4th December as…
The International Day of Persons with Disabilities was observed across the globe, including Pakistan, to highlight…
Pakistan’s former finance minister, Ishaq Dar and a close aide of ex-prime minister Nawaz Sharif, who…

Opinions

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During the 2013 general elections, Imran Khan’s main target was Punjab and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. Apart…

Investigations

ISLAMABAD: Customs officers, including Punjab Excise and Taxation Department and Federal Board of Revenue (FBR), have…
KARACHI: The Karachi Circular Railway (KCR) began partial operations, after being out of commission for 21…
KARACHI: Illegal outdoor advertisements have been placed on a busy road in DMC South in violation…
KARACHI: Corrupt officials of Karachi Development Authority (KDA) have illegally sold a 400 yards land in…
KARACHI: As the COVID-19 infections are increasing day to day once again and with Sindh reporting…

NATIONAL

Prominent philosopher Dr. Chomsky to deliver online lecture at Habib University

KARACHI: Dr. Noam Chomsky, the world-distinguished linguist, philosopher and social critic will speak the 6th Yohsin Lecture, on “Bullet dodged or merely delayed: Reflections on the future of democracy, nuclear threat and the looming environmental catastrophe in a post-Trumpian world”

President Alvi urges to enhance financial support for disabled persons

ISLAMABAD: President Dr. Arif Alvi has emphasized the need to enhance the financial inclusion of Persons with Disabilities (PWDs) and improving the accessibility infrastructure for them. Chairing a meeting on financial inclusion of PWDs, at Aiwan-e-Sadr, the president said that

Centre launches radio school, educational portal for distance learning

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan today (Friday) formally launched a radio school and an education portal to facilitate students across the country through a distance learning system amid COVID-19 pandemic. The initiative of Radio School has been launched as a

POLITICS

Maryam demands judicial commission to probe ‘Nawaz’s conviction’

LAHORE: Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) Vice President Maryam Nawaz has demanded that an independent judicial commission should probe into former prime minister Nawaz Sharif’s conviction. While reacting to the death of former accountability judge Arshad Malik, Maryam in a Tweet,

Schedule of by-polls for Islamabad’s mayor announced

ISLAMABAD: The Elections Commission of Pakistan (ECP) has announced the schedule for the by-election on the cant Islamabad’s mayor seat. The post went vacant after Sheikh Anser Aziz resigned on December 1. According to the schedule, the by-poll will take

Bilawal to attend Lahore rally as he becomes COVID-19 free

KARACHI: Chairman Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) Bilawal Bhutto Zardari has tested negative for the coronavirus after 14 days of isolation. Information Minister Sindh Nasir Shah confirmed the news that the PPP leader will attend the Pakistan Democratic Movement (PDM) rally

BUSINESS

GB traders demands reopening of Pak-China border

GILGIT BALTISTAN: The office-bearer of the Gilgit-Baltistan Chamber of Commerce (GBCCI) has requested the federal and provincial governments to take steps for reopening of Pak-China border just like the Taftan and Pak-Afghan border for trade purpose. As per details, the

COVID-19 to hit global GDP by $12 trillion: Zahid Hussain

KARACHI: Chairman of National Business Group of FPCCI, President Pakistan Businessmen and Intellectuals Forum and All Karachi Industrial Alliance, and former provincial minister Mian Zahid Hussain on Friday said global GDP will take a hit of $12 trillion due to

Two Pakistani companies among Forbes ‘Asia’s Best Under A Billion’ list

Two Pakistani companies have been recognised among 200 top-performing small and mid-sized companies in the Asia-Pacific region in the annual list announced by the prestigious Forbes magazine. Pakistan’s IT co Systems Limited alongside local textile giant Feroze1888 Mills Ltd has

WORLD

First American ‘niqabi’ woman makes it to Forbes ‘30 Under 30’ list

FLORIDA: An American author has become the first ‘niqabi’ woman to feature in the Forbes 30 Under 30 list, which eulogizes young entrepreneurs. As per details, Founder of IceyDesigns Hafsah Faizal 27, a resident of Texas, has been selected in

Queen Elizabeth heartbroken as beloved royal dog dies

Queen Elizabeth II has been left heartbroken as her loyal dog named ‘Vulcan’ passed away a few weeks ago. The loyal dog passed away at Windsor Castle where the Queen and Prince Philip stayed during the second national lockdown. It

One person dies from coronavirus every nine seconds

WASHINGTON: More than 1.5 million people have lost their lives due to COVID-19 with one death reported every nine seconds on a weekly average. Half a million deaths occurred in just the last two months, indicating that the severity of

CRIME

Karachi police arrest three sisters on drug trafficking charges

KARACHI: Police on Friday claimed to have arrested three sisters for their alleged role in drug trafficking in the metropolis. According to police sources, on a tip-off, a police team conducted a targeted operation in the Illyas Goth area of

Illegally promotion revealed in KDA’s education department

KARACHI: The higher authorities of the Karachi Development Authority’s (KDA) education department have illegally promoted a female teacher 10 times in seven years, it has been revealed. According to details, the female officer, identified as Maira Azeem, was appointed at

Rawalpindi police book 32 men in murder case

RAWALPINDI: The district police have booked as many as 32 persons including the owners of two private housing societies on charges of murdering a man during an armed clash at Rawalpindi’s Pindh Malhu. According to details, the case was registered

SPORTS

South Africa vs England: First ODI postponed after positive COVID-19 test

JOHANNESBURG: The opening game of the three-match ODI series between South Africa and England today (Friday) was postponed after a Proteas player tested positive for COVID-19. The game at Newlands was due to begin at 11am but was called off

New Zealand maintains ban on Pakistan team’s training

CHRISTCHURCH: New Zealand health officials refused to lift a ban on Pakistan’s coronavirus-hit cricket team training during quarantine after the number of infections climbed to ten. The team players were confined to their rooms when the first cases emerged last

Imad Wasim joins BBL team as overseas player

KARACHI: Cricketer Imad Wasim has been added to the list of the Big Bash League (BBL) team as an overseas player for the 2020-21 season. Melbourne Renegades have confirmed the signing of a Pakistani all-rounder. The team in a statement

HEALTH & FOOD

Sindh reports 1,664 COVID-19 cases, 8 deaths

KARACHI: Sindh continued to witness a rise in COVID-19 infections as eight deaths and 1,664  fresh cases, emerged in the province during the last 24 hours. Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah on Friday said that eight more patients

Yellow fever claims lives of 172 people in Nigeria: WHO

(AFP): The World Health Organization (WHO) today (Friday) has informed that the recent outbreak of yellow fever in Nigeria has killed 172 people so far. In a press briefing, WHO spokesman Tarik Jasarevic told reporters that Nigeria has been battling

Coronavirus SOPs observance week to begin from tomorrow

ISLAMABAD: The authorities have made all essential steps to observe ‘coronavirus standard operating procedures (SOPs) compliance week’ from tomorrow (December 05) to create awareness among people about the importance of corona safety steps. The federal authorities asked provincial administrations to

FILM & FASHION

Coke Studio releases much-awaited season opener

KARACHI: After an entire year of preparations under strict COVID-19 SOPs, the first episode of the much-awaited Coke Studio 2020 was released today (Friday), with three tracks unveiled by producer Rohail Hyatt. The three songs included Na Tuttya Ve, Jaag

Govt taking useful steps for revival of film industry: Shibli Faraz

ISLAMABAD: Federal Minister for Information and Broadcasting, Senator Shibli Faraz has said that the government is taking practical steps for the revival of the film industry. While talking to a delegation of the Pakistan Film Producers Association led by Chairman 

Singer Hadiqa Kiani sued for hair loss by client

FAISALABAD: Singer and songwriter Hadiqa Kiani has been sued for Rs. 20 million over alleged hair loss by a client who claimed damages after she visited the singer’s beauty salon. The client identified as Zahida also demanded a compensation of

SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY

Pakistan to have its first national esports tournament in 2021

ISLAMABAD: Federal Minister of Science and Technology Fawad Chaudhry has announced that a national-level esports tournament will be taking place in March 2021 in Islamabad. In an interview with TV host Waqar Zaka, the federal minister informed that the tournament

IHC lashes out at PTA over new social media rules

ISLAMABAD: The Islamabad High Court (IHC) on Friday lashed out at the Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) over the recently approved new social media rules. During the hearing, The Islamabad High Court Chief Justice Athar Minallah said that the PTA should

Facebook to remove false claims about COVID-19 vaccines

PALO ALTO: Facebook Inc has said that it would remove about COVID-19 vaccines that have been debunked by public health experts, following a similar announcement by YouTube in October. It is the strongest move yet by Facebook to prevent its