NATIONAL

UN Chief raises concerns over violation of human rights in IoK

United Nations General Secretary Antonio Guterres has raised concerns over the violation of human rights in Indian occupied Kashmir. Addressing a joint press conference with Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi today (Sunday), the UN Chief said, “I have serious concerns

FM Qureshi prays for speedy recovery of ailing Syed Ali Gilani

ISLAMABAD: Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi prayed for the speedy recovery of ailing Hurriyat Conference leader Syed Ali Gilani. In a video statement, FM Qureshi expressed his well-wishes for the Hurriyat leader and said that Syed Ali Gilani is the

UN Secretary General reiterates call for dialogue on Kashmir issue

ISLAMABAD: Responding to a question regarding Kashmir, United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres reiterated his call for dialogue between Pakistan and India over Kashmir dispute. Addressing a conference about Climate Change today (Sunday), he responded to a journalist question about atrocities

POLITICS

PM Khan’s statements should not be taken seriously: Sirajul Haq

JAFARABAD: Ameer Jamaat-e-Islami Sirajul Haq said on Sunday that the current government has taken lots of u-turns and that his PM Khan’s statements should not be taken seriously. Talking to media in Jafarabad, the JI ameer said PTI government should

Those worked for Pakistan are put in jail for last 2-year: Rana Sanaullah

LAHORE: Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) leader Rana Sanaullah has regretted that those who had worked for Pakistan were put in jails for the last two years. Speaking at a press conference today (Sunday), Rana Sanaullah said that the PML-N government

PM to discuss 16-point agenda in federal cabinet meeting on Feb 18

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan will chair the federal cabinet meeting on 18 February to discuss a 16-point agenda at PM House Islamabad. The meeting would be briefed on the regulatory bill on pulses, as well as discussing the gas

BUSINESS

FATF to review Pakistan’s performance in crucial meeting today

PARIS: A six-day meeting of the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) is set to begin today on Sunday to assess Pakistan’s performance on the compliance of the 27 points to control terror financing and money laundering would be reviewed. As

CNG stations reopen in Sindh for 12 hours

KARACHI: Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) stations on Sunday reopened for 12 hours in Sindh province. According to Sui Southern Gas Company (SSGC) notification, CNG will be available at the filling stations from 7:00 am till 7:00 pm for 12 hours.

Pakistan exports stagnant despite GSP plus status: Mian Anjum

KARACHI: President of the Federation of Pakistan Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FPCCI) Mian Anjum Nisar has said that our exports could not be able to avail the full benefits of tax incentives of Generalized System of Preferences (GSP Plus)

WORLD

70 more people test positive for coronavirus on Japanese cruise ship

A further 70 people on the quarantined Diamond Princes cruise ship in Japan have tested positive for coronavirus, bringing the total number of cases to 355. Japanese Health Minister Katsunobu Kato informed today (Sunday) about the increase in the number

Saudi-led strikes on Yemen kill 31 civilians

Dubai: At least 31 people, including children and women, were killed and 12 others injured in airstrikes on Yemen Saturday, the United Nations said. As per reports, the Tornado aircraft came down Friday in northern Al-Jawf province during an operation

Elected members of Maryland State Assembly advise Muslims to active in politics

MARYLAND: Elected members of Maryland State Assembly have advised  Muslims to activate in regional and national politics so that their voices can be heard and their problems can be taken care of. These comments were expressed by the elected members

CRIME

FIA to probe massive corruption scandal at Torkham border

PESHAWAR: Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) has decided to probe the million-dollar scandal at the Pak-Afghan border. According to FIA sources, the agency initiated a probe into the million-dollar scandal that emerged with the involvement of Torkham custom station management. On

Another child abused case surfaces in Islamabad

ISLAMABAD: Another innocent child has been abused by three persons in Federal Capital today (Saturday) and no actions were taken by the police. According to details, the child named, Muhammad Ali, is a resident of I-10 area of Islamabad. The

Woman buried 12 years after her death in Karachi

KARACHI: A woman who died over twelve years but her body was kept in an apartment in Karachi’s Gulistan-e-Jauhar area has been laid to rest. The funeral prayers for 65-year-old Zakia were offered on Saturday and she was buried at

SPORTS

Squash legend Jahangir Khan to bring PSL trophy at opening ceremony

KARACHI: Former Squash player and legend of the game Jahangir Khan will bring the trophy of Pakistan Super League (PSL) 2020 at the National Stadium in Karachi on February 19. Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has confirmed the news through a

Pakistan Shaheens thrashes MCC by 5 wickets

LAHORE: Pakistan Shaheens thrashed Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC) by 5 wickets in the only fifty-over fixture at Aitchison College Ground. Imran Rafiq played a brilliant inning as he scored 66 runs for 124 balls and was the highest scorer of

Karachi King’s head coach emphases PM Imran to wear Kings’ jersey

KARACHI:  Karachi Kings head coach Dean Jones has emphasized the prime minister of Pakistan Imran Khan to wear Kings’ jersey to support for his team. While talking to a private news channel Dean also wants Imran to come to the

HEALTH & FOOD

30% of cancers in women are breast cancers: Dr Rufina

KARACHI: A prominent professor of Surgery at the Liaquat National Hospital Karachi, Dr. Rufina Soomro has said that almost 30 percent of cancers in women were breast cancers. She said this while speaking at the 56th Public Awareness Seminar on

Death toll from coronavirus surpasses 1660 in China

BEIJING:  The death toll from the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) has jumped to 1,665 in China, with the total number of registered cases standing at 68,500 on Sunday. According to the country’s National Health Commission, the latest data from health

Workshop held on awareness campaign for Coronavirus

KARACHI: Sindh Healthcare Commission continues its awareness campaign for Coronavirus and its precautionary steps for the general public and healthcare providers. Director Complaint Dr. Amir Hussain, Sindh Healthcare Commission attended a workshop on precautionary measures for coronavirus fears and terror

FILM & FASHION

Bigg Boss 13: Fans praise Sidharth Shukla on triumph

KARJAT: Bigg Boss 13 finally witnessed the much-awaited grand finale Sidharth Shukla was declared the undisputed winner of the season. Sidharth Shukla has been a vast gamer in the whole show. From his enthusiasm to competitiveness when it came to

Bollywood’s songwriter Javed Akhtar calls Modi fascist

MUMBAI: Bollywood renowned songwriter Javed Akhtar has declared Indian premier Narendra Modi was a fascist. In an interview with an international channel, the prominent songwriter criticised the actions of the ruling Indian government and premier Modi by saying that fascists

Armeena Khan ties the knot with Fesl Khan

KARACHI: Actor Armeena Khan has tied the knot. The Canadian-Pakistani star shared the news on her Instagram in the form of a Valentines’ tribute to her long-time sweetheart Fesl Khan. She posted a picture of her beau with a caption

SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY

Pakistani student develops light-weight 1300-cc car

A talented student, Raza Javed, developed a high-quality unique 1300-cc car with the lightweight pipes in just six months, whose speed is 2 times higher compared to ordinary vehicles. In a statement, Raza Javed said, “I had the thoughts that

Social media sites to made responsible for negative information: UK

LONDON: Britain said it would make social networking websites including  Facebook, Twitter and Snap responsible for monitoring or deleting offensive posts from their pages. Speaking to the media ministers of the U.K government said, “Responsibility will be placed to ensure

Apple charged for deliberately slowing down iPhone’s speed

PARIS: Software company Apple was charged € 25 million euros for intentionally slowing or stopping outdated iPhone models by simply telling consumers that software upgrades would delay older phones. Many people accused the company of unexpectedly pressuring users to buy

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