Perspectives

The coronavirus pandemic dampened the usual festivities and jovial atmosphere normally associated with Eid-ul-Fitr. It also…
Bold yet graceful, Pakistan’s renowned classical dancer has made it her mission to empower oppressed women…
After a video alleging actress Uzma Khan surfaced on the Internet on Tuesday in which it…
Pakistan is marking the 22nd anniversary of successfully conducting nuclear tests. Yaum-e-Takbeer (The day of greatness)…
The Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) has stated that recent locust attacks in Pakistan could lead…

Opinions

Frontline soldiers against coronavirus

Ali Abbas
Recently, I heard the news regarding the deaths of four Pakistani doctors from the novel…

Investigations

KARACHI: Sindh Building Control Authority (SBCA) has allowed the reconstruction of wedding halls demolished in Surjani…
KARACHI: Amid the coronavirus outbreak, Sindh government offices are closed, while the offices of Karachi Development…
KARACHI: Transporters in Karachi are using unique ways to earn money despite the clear ban orders…
KARACHI: In Pak-PWD tenders in Karachi, officials have crossed all boundaries of corruption and distributed tenders…
RAWALPINDI: The parents of a minor Christian girl, who has allegedly been abducted, have accused the…

NATIONAL

Pakistan seeks UN’s support over controversial domicile law in IOJ&K 

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan has approached the United Nations (UN) over Delhi’s blatant effort to turn the Muslim-majority in Indian Occupied Jammu and Kashmir (IOJ&K) into a minority. Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi has written letters to the UN Security Council president

Transporters announce to resume services in Karachi

KARACHI: Karachi Transport Ittehad (KTI) has announced that transporters will resume intra-city public transport services from Monday. Addressing a press conference today, KTI president Irshad Bukhari warned of staging a sit-in if they were not permitted to operate vehicles on

SFDL to complete DNA test of plane crash victims in next 48 hours 

KARACHI: Sindh Forensic DNA and Serology Laboratory (SFDL)  in Karachi University has announced that it will complete the process of identifying bodies of the passengers that died in the plane crash in the next 48 hours.  SFDL has completed a total

POLITICS

Fawad Chaudhry expresses disappointment over journalist’s murder case

ISLAMABAD: Federal Minister for Science and Technology Fawad Chaudhry has expressed disappointment over the murder case of journalist Aziz Memon, who was killed in February this year.  Taking to Twitter, Fawad Chaudhry wrote that the only development in Journalist Aziz

First cargo ship carrying wheat reaches Gwadar: Asim Bajwa

ISLAMABAD: Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on Information and Broadcasting, Lieutenant General (retired) Asim Saleem Bajwa has shared that first bulk cargo ship “MV Manet” carrying wheat and urea of Afghan Transit trade reached Gwadar this week. In a

Nawaz Sharif was against nuclear testing: Railway Minister

LAHORE: Minister for Railways Sheikh Rasheed Ahmed has claimed that former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and his party were against nuclear testing. While addressing a conference, the railway minister said that nuclear tests were conducted by Raja Zafar ul Haq,

BUSINESS

Marriage halls association demands permission for reopening business

RAWALPINDI: The Marriage Halls and Caterer Associations have demanded permission from the government for reopening their business from 1st June which was closed due to the COVID-19 lockdown across the country. Chairman of the Caterers Association Mukhtar Abbas, Marriage halls

First cargo ship reaches Gwadar Port

ISLAMABAD: Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on Information and Broadcasting, Lieutenant General (retired) Asim Saleem Bajwa has said that the first bulk cargo ship reached the port city of Gwadar on Saturday. According to the China Pakistan Economic Corridor

Govt aims to help emerging sectors in post coronavirus: Razak Dawood     

ISLAMABAD: Advisor to Prime Minister on Commerce and Investment, Abdul Razak Dawood has said that the government’s aim was not only to facilitate the core export sectors but also to help the emerging sectors after the emergence of Coronavirus outbreak.

WORLD

Afghan journalist, driver killed six injured in blast

KABUL: A journalist and a driver were killed while six people sustained injuries when a private bus carrying employees of an Afghan television station was bombed in the country’s capital on Saturday. According to the director of Khurshid TV, a

WHO, 37 countries launch alliance to share tools against COVID-19

GENEVA: The World Health Organisation (WHO) and thirty-seven countries have developed an alliance calling for common ownership of vaccines, medicines and diagnostic tools to tackle the global coronavirus pandemic. The move by mostly developing nations, called the COVID-19 Technology Access

Trump revokes preferential treatment for Hong Kong

WASHINGTON: President Donald Trump said Friday he would strip several of Hong Kong’s special privileges with the United States in response to China’s attempt to exert control in the financial hub. The United States and Britain also raised alarm at

CRIME

Deceased COVID-19 patient’s relatives vandalise CHK

KARACHI: A COVID-19 patient passed away at Dr Ruth Pfau Civil Hospital Karachi (CHK), after which the enraged relatives of the deceased vandalized the facility and attacked doctors, allegedly because the medical staff “delayed handing over the body” of the

Police arrest Daesh terrorist in Karachi

KARACHI: The Special Investigation Unit (SIU) police claimed to have arrested a suspected Daesh terrorist in the metropolis during a combined operation. According to police sources, on an intelligence report, the law enforcement agencies personnel conducted a targeted operation and

Three youth lynched to death over minor dispute

QUETTA: Three young men were reportedly lynched to death in Hazara Town area of Quetta. The three youth were brutally tortured to death when they came to a barber shop to settle a monetary dispute. The youth belonged to the

SPORTS

Virat Kohli only cricketer among highest paid athletes

MUMBAI: India captain Virat Kohli remained the only cricketer included in the list of top 100 highest-paid athletes of 2020 released by Forbes magazine. The right-handed batsman is also the only Indian athlete to be featured in the list. He

Roger Federer named world’s highest earning athlete

NEW YORK: Roger Federer is the world’s highest-paid athlete for 2020 as the COVID-19 pandemic knocked football’s Lionel Messi off top spot, according to the annual Forbes list. The Swiss tennis great, a men’s record 20-time Grand Slam singles champion,

Waqar Younis quits social media after Twitter account hacked

KARACHI: Legendary fast bowler and Pakistan’s bowling coach Waqar Younis has announced that he will no longer use social media after an obscene video was liked from his verified Twitter handle. Younis took to Twitter on Friday to post a

HEALTH & FOOD

Sindh reports highest single-day COVID-19 deaths, cases: CM Murad

KARACHI: Chief Minister Sindh Murad Ali Shah has said that the COVID-19 claimed record 38 lives in the province during the last 24 hours, surging the province’s mortality rate from 1.6% to 1.7%. Murad Ali Shah announced on Saturday that

Eight doctors recover from COVID-19 in Punjab

LAHORE: Punjab Institute of Neurosciences’ (PINS) Executive Director, Professor Khalid Mehmood has confirmed that eight doctors of PINS have made a recovery from the COVID-19 on Saturday. The Executive Director PINS said that the doctors have now tested negative twice

Four Pakistani doctors lose battle to coronavirus in past 24 hours

ISLAMABAD: Four Pakistani doctors, including a female doctor in her 20s, passed away from COVID-19 over the past 24 hours. Dr Sana Fatima, who worked at a private hospital in Lahore, died after testing positive for the novel coronavirus, the

FILM & FASHION

‘Proud’ to be wife of Yasir Hussain: Iqra Aziz

KARACHI: Actress Iqra Aziz while sharing loved-up photos with husband Yasir Hussain, has said that she is proud to be his wife. The actress posted few pictures from the couple’s latest photoshoot on Instagram and wrote, “Because of you I

Uzma Khan claims she was offered money for case withdrawal

LAHORE: Actress Uzma Khan has recently claimed that she was offered money to withdraw the case against business tycoon Malik Riaz’s family. In a recent interview with host, Waqar Zaka, Uzma Khan revealed that she was offered money worth Rs20

Tom Hanks donates more plasma to help COVID-19 patients

LOS ANGELES: Hollywood actor Tom Hanks, who was earlier impacted by the coronavirus has been donating his plasma to help fight the coronavirus. The Oscar-winning actor took to Instagram and shared photographs with a caption “Plasmatic on 3! 1,2,3 PLASMATIC!”   View

SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY

Google postpones unveiling Android 11

SAN FRANCISCO: Google on Saturday said it has postponed next week’s planned unveiling of the beta version of its latest Android 11 mobile operating system. “We are excited to tell you more about Android 11, but now is not the

Pakistan’s intelligence agency to track COVID-19 patients

ISLAMABAD: The government has sought help from the Inter-Services Intelligence agency (ISI) in tracking the coronavirus patients in order to curb virus which has affected more than 64,000 people in the country. The government has asked the ISI to track

Scientists develop robot conducting COVID-19 tests

COPENHAGEN: The researchers have developed a robot capable of carrying out COVID-19 screening tests. The researchers from the University of Southern Denmark explained that using a 3D-printed disposable arm that is automatically swapped after every patient, the robot can take