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The general elections in Azad Jammu and Kashmir Election to elect members of the Legislative Assembly…
No human expected to wake up to another sad news of a woman being subjected to…
ISLAMABAD: 27-year-old Noor Muqaddam, daughter of the former ambassador to South Korea, was allegedly killed by…
The second significant religious festival of Islam, Eid al-Azha, will be soon observed. The festival is…
At least one number once used by Prime Minister Imran Khan was among the tens of…

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Stock Market

KARACHI: The Pakistan Stock Exchange (PSE) witnessed a slowdown in business activities on Friday after Eid…
KARACHI: The Pakistan Stock Exchange (PSX) started the trading session today (Monday) on a positive note…
KARACHI: Pakistan Stock Exchange (PSX) on Friday surged by 206.07 points to end the week on…
KARACHI: Bulls ruled the Pakistan Stock Exchange (PSX) today (Thursday) as the benchmark KSE-100 Index closed…
KARACHI: Pakistan Stock Exchange (PSX) on Wednesday ended another lacklustre trading session and failed to make…

National

Polling underway in AJK general elections

MUZAFFARABAD: The general elections for Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK) are being held today on Sunday to elect the members of the Legislative Assembly for a five-year term. Polling started at 08:00 AM will continue until 05:00 PM without any

Sindh govt to block mobile SIMS of unvaccinated people in phases

KARACHI: The Sindh government has officially asked the National Command and Operation Centre (NCOC) to block mobile SIMS and social media accounts of unvaccinated users. According to a handout, the Sindh health department informed the NCOC national coordinator about the

FM Qureshi holds strategic dialogue with Chinese counterpart

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan and China reaffirmed their firm resolve to further strengthen their time-tested and all-weather strategic cooperative partnership. Foreign Minister Makhdoom Shah Mahmood Qureshi met his counterpart State Councilor Wang Yi during a third session of the strategic dialogue in

Politics

AJK elections: PTI activist shot dead, two injured in firing incident

MIRPUR: An activist of the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI)  was shot dead and two others were injured in separate incidents that marred polling in Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK). The firing incident occurred in Charhoi area during the PTI activist Muhammad

PTI has emerged front-runner in AJK elections: FM Qureshi

ISLAMABAD: Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi has said the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) has emerged as the front-runner in the Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK) general elections. In a statement on Twitter, the foreign minister said the recent Gallup survey has

Afghan NSA brought Nawaz Sharif a message from Modi, claims Gill

ISLAMABAD: Special Assistant to Prime Minister on Political Communication Shahbaz Gill has slammed former prime minister Nawaz Sharif for meeting Afghan National Security Adviser in London. In a statement, the spokesman said the meeting and ‘keen interest’ with a person

Business and Stock

Dawlance wins ‘Best Omni Channel Campaign’ at Pakistan Digital Awards 2021

Dawlance, the technology leader in Pakistan’s home appliances market, has recently won the “Best Omni Channel Campaign Award” at the ‘Pakistan Digital Awards ceremony (PDA) 2021, by outshining all the major participating brands. This is the second consecutive year that

Seafood exports increase by 1.85% in FY21

ISLAMABAD: The exports of fish and fish preparations increased by 1.85 percent during the fiscal year 2020-21 as compared to the corresponding period of last year. The seafood exports during July-June (2020-21) were recorded at $414.193 million against the exports

Business community rejects decisions of Sindh Task Force under protection of COVID-19

KARACHI: All Karachi Tajir Ittehad Chairman Atiq Mir has said that the business community rejects the decisions of the Sindh Task Force under the protection of coronavirus. Regarding the change in business hours by the Sindh government in view of the spread

Crime

Noor murder case: Police granted two day physical remand of Zahir Jaffer’s parents

ISLAMABAD: A court on Sunday granted two-day physical remand of the parents of Zahir Jaffer, the prime suspect in the murder of Noor Mukadam. Police produced Zakir Jaffer Ismat Adamjee, the father and mother of the accused, along with two

Noor murder case: Accused Zahir Jaffer’s parents arrested, rehab centre sealed

ISLAMABAD: Police have arrested the parents of Zahir Jaffer, the main accused in the murder of Noor Mukadam, for allegedly hiding evidence and abetting in the crime. Authorities have also issued orders to seal Therapy Works, the drug rehabilitation centre

Noor Muqaddam’s post-mortem report discloses shocking revelation

ISLAMABAD: The post-mortem report of Noor Muqaddam, who was killed in the federal capital, claimed that she was shot and killed and then the killer beheaded her with a knife. According to sources, the post-mortem report of Noor Muqaddam was

World

Israeli airlines start direct flights to Morocco after improved ties

JERUSALEM: Two Israeli carriers on Sunday launched nonstop commercial flights to Marrakesh from Tel Aviv following the upgrading of diplomatic relations last year between Morocco and Israel. Israel and Morocco agreed last December to upgrade diplomatic ties and relaunch direct

At least 125 dead as heavy rain in India triggers floods, landslides

MUMBAI: Rescue teams in India struggled through thick sludge and debris on Saturday to reach dozens of submerged homes as the death toll from landslides and accidents caused by torrential monsoon rain rose to 125. Maharashtra state is being hit

China imposes sanctions on former US commerce secretary

BEIJING: China has imposed counter-sanctions on US individuals including former US commerce secretary Wilbur Ross in response to recent sanctions on Chinese officials in Hong Kong. The sanctions are the first imposed by China under its new anti-foreign sanction law

Sports

Olympics athletes allowed to remove masks during podium moment

TOKYO: Athletes must wear masks at all Tokyo Olympic Games venues including medal ceremonies, the International Olympic Committee said on Sunday, but under a new policy they are briefly allowed to remove them on the podium for a photo opportunity.

Tokyo Olympics: Pakistan’s Mahoor Shahzad outclassed in badminton opener

TOKYO: Pakistani badminton player Mahoor Shahzad her Olympic campaign with a defeat against world number four Akane Yamaguchi of Japan in the women’s single event. Mahoor was outplayed by the Japanese opponent in the best of three games with a

Shoaib Akhtar predicts Pakistan will beat India in T20 World Cup final

LAHORE: Former pacer Shoaib Akhtar has predicted that India and Pakistan will reach the final of the T20 World Cup and Pakistan will beat India. “I have a feeling Pakistan and India will play in the T20 World Cup final

Health and Food

COVID-19: Pakistan crosses 23,000 deaths, positivity ratio rises above 6%

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan has surpassed the grim milestone of 23,000 deaths from the novel coronavirus on Sunday, while the positivity ratio has surged as the situation worsens amid the fourth wave. According to the National Command and Operation Centre (NCOC), Pakistan

Pakistan reports 1,841 coronavirus cases, 32 deaths

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan recorded 1,184 new coronavirus cases and 32 deaths on Saturday, as the situation worsens amid the fourth wave and federating units impose new restrictions. This comes just a day after Pakistan surpassed the grim milestone of recording one

Pakistan crosses grim milestone of one million coronavirus cases

ISLAMABAD: In the last 24 hours, 1,425 cases of the virus have been reported in the country after which the country crossed the level of one million cases of coronavirus and the total number of cases reported so far at

Science and Technology

Infinix NOTE 10 smartphone is now available

Pakistan’s best-selling smartphone brand Infinix recently launched an amazing smartphone NOTE 10. The device has received massive response during online sale and now it will be available in offline markets at just Rs. 25,999 with limited time offer. The new

Spacing Pfizer coronavirus shots boosts antibody levels after initial drop: Study

A study has stated that a longer gap between doses of Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine leads to higher overall antibody levels than a shorter gap but there is a sharp drop in antibody levels after the first dose. The study might

Netflix plans to start offering games for subscribers

Leading streaming service Netflix has offered a few insights on its plans to introduce games for its subscribers in the near future. Discussing the investment it would require, the company official Greg Peters announced that the initiative is a ‘multi-year