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Uzair Jan Baloch Baloch is a key figurehead of Karachi's notorious gang war in his hometown,…
From blockbuster 'Sher Dil' to the hit romantic-comedy 'Parchi', Azfar Jafri has directed one of the…
The number of coronavirus cases keeps rising and have crossed the grim 221,896 marks by June…

Opinions

Accountability Pandemic

Munir Ahmed
An administrative committee of the Lahore High Court (LHC) on July 3 sacked former accountability…

Investigations

KARACHI: More than 1000 ghost employees in District Central Karachi have been serving the civic entity…
KARACHI: The Sindh Health Department has illegally promoted nine employees of the Sindh Government Hospital Liaquatabad.…
KARACHI: The Karachi Water and Sewerage Board (KWSB) has illegally increased non-refundable tender fees to Rs10,000…
ISLAMABAD: The ancestral land of a family has been occupied in Bani Gala area by the…
KARACHI: The National Accountability Bureau (NAB) is gearing up to take action against coordinators and assistants…

NATIONAL

PIA-owned Roosevelt hotel not being privatised: IHC informed

NEW YORK: The Roosevelt Hotel located in New York owned by Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) is not being privatized and will remain the national carrier’s property. A federal law officer on Tuesday informed the Islamabad High Court (IHC) Justice Amir

Asad Umar orders completion of Karachi-Quetta road project by 2021

ISLAMABAD: Federal Minister for Planning and Development Asad Umar has ordered to complete the design of the Karachi-Quetta road project by 31st March 2021. Asad Umar recently chaired a meeting to review various road infrastructure projects under a public-private partnership

Pakistan condoles over deadly explosion in Turkish factory

ISLAMABAD: The Foreign Office on Tuesday expressed condolences over a deadly blast last week at a fireworks factory in northwestern Turkey. In a statement, the foreign office conveyed heartfelt condolences to the government and people of Turkey on the loss

POLITICS

Usman Dar launches Corona Relief Tiger Force mobile app

SIALKOT: Special Assistant to Prime Minister on Youth Affairs Usman Dar has said the launch of the Corona Relief Tiger Force mobile app reflects the vision of the Prime Minister Imran Khan. Addressing the launching ceremony of the ‘Corona Relief

LHC to hear Shehbaz Sharif’s exemption plea in assets case

LAHORE: Lahore High Court (LHC) has fixed the hearing date of Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) President Shehbaz Sharif’s exemption plea in assets beyond means case. A two-member bench of the LHC comprising Justice Sardar Ahmed Naeem will hear the PML-N

Zardari, Talpur’s indictment deferred in money laundering case

ISLAMABAD: An accountability court on Tuesday deferred indictment of former president Asif Ali Zardari, his sister Faryal Talpur and other accused in the money laundering case until 24th July. Accountability Judge Azam Khan resumed hearing the reference filed by the

BUSINESS

Domestic cement consumption decline first time in six years

LAHORE: Cement sales increased by 29.94 percent in June 2020 to 4.623 million tons from 3.557 million tons in June 2019, ending the fiscal year 2020 on a positive note after a decline for three consecutive months. According to the

Japan keen to import basmati rice, allows export of mangoes

ISLAMABAD: Japan has shown keen interest in developing mutual agricultural research and importing basmati rice from Pakistan to further strengthen bilateral trade and economic cooperation between the two countries. Ambassador of Japan Matsuda Kuninori called on Minister for National Food

Circular debt shaking foundations of economy: Zahid Hussain

KARACHI: President Pakistan Businessmen and Intellectuals Forum and All Karachi Industrial Alliance’s (FPCCI) Businessmen Panel Sr. Vice Chairman, Mian Zahid Hussain has said failed state-run companies continue to damage the country. He said the matter should be resolved otherwise, the

WORLD

World’s biggest camel hospital inaugurated in Saudi Arabia

RIYADH: The world’s biggest camel hospital inaugurated in Saudi Arabia which will also have a modern research facility to diagnose diseases related to camels. Qassim Governor Prince Faisal bin Mishaal inaugurated the Salam Veterinary Hospital in Buraidah. He said the

Melbourne placed under new coronavirus lockdown

MELBOURNE: More than five million residents of Melbourne will be locked down for six weeks after coronavirus cases surged in Australia’s second-biggest city. State Premier Daniel Andrews said the lockdown would begin at midnight on Wednesday and last at least

New Zealand restricts entry for own citizens escaping coronavirus

AUCKLAND: New Zealand has started restricting the return of its own nationals as the country faces an accelerating influx of citizens fleeing coronavirus outbreaks overseas. National carrier Air New Zealand put a three-week freeze on new bookings and the government

CRIME

Man allegedly rapes pregnant sister-in-law in Sheikhupura

SHEIKHUPURA: Police have yet to register FIR despite several complaints against the accused who allegedly raped a pregnant woman, Madiha, in Sheikhupura. According to details, the brother-in-law allegedly raped the pregnant woman. As a result, the woman suffered a miscarriage.

Punjab authorities recover hoarded commodities on tip-off

ISLAMABAD: Punjab authorities have claimed to recover hoarded sugar, wheat, and other essential commodities worth Rs2 billion during a crackdown based on a tip-off from PM Imran’s Corona Relief Tiger Force. According to details, the tiger force reportedly provided information

Three policemen arrested for extortion in Karachi

KARACHI: Three policemen of Karachi’s Sachal police station were arrested today (Monday) for extorting money. According to details, the detained policemen include Constable Ijaz Rajpar, Constable Dhani Bakhsh, and Constable Altaf Hussain. Residents of the area had lodged several complaints

SPORTS

Former SC judge to hear Umar Akmal’s appeal on July 13

LAHORE: Former Supreme Court judge Justice, Faqir Muhammad Khokhar (retd), in his capacity as an independent adjudicator, will hear Umar Akmal’s appeal against his three-year suspension at the National High-Performance Centre in Lahore on 13 July. According to sources, notices

PCB issues match schedules for team’s tour of England

LAHORE: The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has issued updated schedules of its men’s national cricket team’s tour of England, which will comprise three Tests and as several T20Is. As per details, the opening Test will be played at Old Trafford,

Conflict of Interest complaint filed against Indian cricketer Virat Kohli

NEW DELHI: A Conflict of Interest complaint has been filed against Indian captain Virat Kohli over his positions in two business ventures. An Indian state association – Madhya Pradesh Cricket Association – wrote an email to the Board of Ethics

HEALTH & FOOD

SBP introduces scheme to support health sector

KARACHI: State Bank of Pakistan (SBP) has introduced a refinance scheme, titled ‘Refinance Facility to Combat COVID-19’ (RFCC), to support the hospitals and health sector for providing services to directly fight against COVID-19. Under this scheme, banks provide concessional loans

Tips to help you stay fit in a busy routine

You might be too busy and not finding time to maintain a healthy lifestyle and workout, and you are thinking about it all the time. However, you don’t know where to begin, keep reading if you want to see how

IsDB approves $60m for polio eradication programme

ISLAMABAD: The Islamic Development Bank (IsDB) has approved a $60 million supplementary fund for the polio eradication programme in Pakistan. The new financing has been approved by the IsDB Board of Executive Directors at the virtual meeting held in Jeddah

FILM & FASHION

Priyanka Chopra joins ‘Matrix 4’ with Keanu Reeves

LOS ANGELES: Bollywood star Priyanka Chopra has reportedly joined the fourth film of the Matrix series that features Hollywood actor Keanu Reeves as the main lead. The movie Matrix along with Keanu Reeves also features Carrie-Anne Moss, Yahya Abdul-Mateen II,

Sushant Singh’s Dil Bechara trailer released

MUMBAI: The trailer of the late Sushant Singh Rajput’s much-awaited film Dil Bechara has finally released today (Monday). The film is the official remake of the 2014 Hollywood romantic drama The Fault In Our Stars, based on John Green’s bestselling

First-ever online Paris fashion week kicks off

PARIS: The first-ever online Paris fashion week kicks off from Monday (today) as runway shows are thrown into a crisis by the coronavirus. Paris haute couture and men’s fashion weeks have been rolled into one, with labels making movies to

SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY

Deutsche Bank, Google launch multi-year partnership for cloud services

FRANKFURT: Deutsche Bank has agreed to a multi-year partnership with Google to provide the German investment bank access on cloud services. Earlier this year, Deutsche invited bids from Google, Microsoft, and Amazon to overhaul the bank’s outdated and fragmented technology

TikTok to stop app operation in Hong Kong

HONG KONG: TikTok is stopping its popular video snippet-sharing app from working in Hong Kong and will exit the market within days. The move by TikTok, owned by China-based ByteDance, came as Facebook, Google and Twitter put a hold on

Locally-developed ventilators handed over to NDMA: Minister

ISLAMABAD: Minister for Science and Technology Fawad Chaudhry has announced that the first batch of domestically-developed ventilators handed over to the National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) to treat the critically-ill COVID-19 patients. On a social media website Twitter, Minister for

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