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Education is a child’s fundamental right. Even in times of conflict, wars, natural disasters and all…

Opinions

Depression – a silent killer

Syed Safdar
It was a bitterly cold day, with a thick fog. I was at a funeral…

Investigations

LAHORE: A director of the Punjab Higher Education Commission (PHEC) has been accused of demanding a…

NATIONAL

KP govt launches first ever helpline for tourists

PESHAWAR: Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Tourism Authority has launched its first ever helpline for acquiring information about tourist sites. The helpline 1422 titled ‘Tourist Facilitation Hub’ is being run on a test basis at the moment. The helpline will help tourists to

Govt to mortgage Islamabad’s F-9 park for sukkuk bond issuance

ISLAMABAD: The federal government is considering mortgaging Islamabad’s biggest park in F-9 sector to secure a loan of around $500 million ( approx. Rs500 billion). The proposal has been included in the agenda of the meeting of the federal cabinet

Karachi faces traffic woes during Pakistan-South Africa match

KARACHI: While Karachi is hosting the first test match against South Africa starting January 26, the traffic faces the brunt as major thoroughfares being blocked due to heightened security on Shahrah-e-Faisal and Stadium road. The match will be played at

POLITICS

South Punjab Secretariat to bring all districts on path of development: PM

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan has said that South Punjab was neglected in the past and its population was not given equal opportunities in education, health and employment. Talking to Members of the National Assembly from South Punjab in Islamabad,

LDA recovers lands illegally occupied by PML-N’s Khokhar brothers

LAHORE: The Lahore Development Authority (LDA) has launched an operation against illegal construction at the residence of senior vice president PML-N Lahore Saiful Malook Khokhar and MNA Malik Afzal Khokhar in Johar Town. A heavy contingent of police blocked roads

Will defeat no-confidence motion against PM Imran: Qureshi

MULTAN: Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi said has said the PTI government and its allies will defeat a no-confidence motion against Prime Minister Imran Khan in the National Assembly. Addressing a press conference in Multan, the foreign minister said PPP

BUSINESS

OGRA lifts 12-years ban on licence for new CNG stations  

ISLAMABAD: The Oil and Gas Regulatory Authority (OGRA) has decided to lift a ban on issuing new CNG licenses based on LNG after 12 years. The ban on issuance of new licenses had been imposed in 2008 but in October

CNG stations reopen in Sindh, Punjab

KARACHI: The Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) stations reopened on Sunday after being closed for six-days in Sindh and almost 37-day in Punjab. According to a spokesperson of the Sui Southern Gas Company (SSGC), CNG stations will remain open across Sindh

No new Sales Tax imposed on IT services: FBR

ISLAMABAD: The Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) has clarified that no new Sales Tax was imposed on IT Services and IT Enabled Services as claimed in different news reports. FBR said in a statement while responding to the news report

WORLD

Over half of Syrian children deprived of education: UN

DAMASCUS: More than half of children in war-torn Syria are missing out on education, the UN children’s agency UNICEF said, with a third of schools in ruins or controlled by fighters. The figures are a sharp rise from previous estimates

US surpasses 25 million COVID-19 cases

WASHINTON: More than 25 million COVID-19 cases have been recorded in the United States since the pandemic began, Johns Hopkins University said Sunday, just days after President Joe Biden’s inauguration. The milestone was reached only five days after the US,

Drug lord dubbed ‘Asia’s El Chapo’ arrested in Amsterdam

AMSTERDAM: The alleged ringleader of Asia’s biggest crime syndicate and one of the world’s most wanted men has been arrested in the Netherlands. Police had been chasing alleged drug kingpin Tse Chi Lop, 57, for years until his arrest by

CRIME

Three killed as dumper runs over motorcycle in Lahore

LAHORE: Three men were crushed to death when a dumper-truck ran over their motorcycle in Lahore on Sunday. According to sources, the accident occurred in front of Gora Qabristan near Bhatti Chowk where a rashly-driven dumper hit a motorcycle, killing

Two gang-rape accused killed in Sheikhupura police encounter

SHEIKHUPURA: Two suspects involved in a gang-rape incident, who escaped from police custody a day earlier, killed by police in an alleged ‘encounter’ in the Farooqabad area of Sheikhupura district of Punjab province. According to sources, the suspects opened fire

Islamabad family accuses police of torturing youth

ISLAMABAD: The family of a 26-year-old youth has accused the police of torturing him in the Khanpur area of Rawalpindi. According to the details, Khanpur Police Station, SHO along with other police took Noman Iqbal son of Zafar Iqbal, resident

SPORTS

Pakistan announces 17-member squad for first Test against South Africa

KARACHI: Pakistan Cricket Board has confirmed a 17-player squad who will be available for selection for the first Test against South Africa starting on Tuesday. The remaining three players – Salman Ali, Kamran Ghulam, and Abdullah Shafique – will continue

Three female referees make African football history at CHAN

CAMEROON: Three female referees have created history as Guinea and Zambia moved nearer to the African Nations Championship (CHAN) quarter-finals, Tanzania clawed back into contention and Namibia were eliminated. The development came two years after female referees handled matches at

Yasir Shah says he still has cricket left in him

KARACHI: Pakistani spinner Yasir Shah is keen on becoming the best bowler in the upcoming two-match Test series against South Africa on home soil, saying that he still has cricket left in him. While speaking during a virtual press conference,

HEALTH & FOOD

Coronavirus claims 48 more lives, infects over 1,594 in Pakistan

ISLAMABAD: The global epidemic coronavirus has claimed 48 more lives in Pakistan and the total death toll has risen to 11,295 on Sunday. According to the latest figures by the National Command and Operation Center (NCOC), Pakistan has reported 48

DRAP approves Russian coronavirus vaccine for emergency use

KARACHI: Drug Regulatory Authority of Pakistan (DRAP) has allowed another vaccine against Covid-19 under emergency use authorization and given approval to a local pharmaceutical company for the import and distribution of the Russian-developed Sputnik V. Talking to a private news channel,

Sindh reports 635 new COVID-19 cases, 13 deaths 

KARACHI: As many as 13 more patients of coronavirus died overnight lifting the death toll to 3,888 and 635 new cases emerged when 6,041 tests were conducted on Saturday. Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah in a statement said

FILM & FASHION

Trailer of biopic on slain policeman Chaudhry Aslam released

KARACHI: The teaser for the upcoming biopic based on the life of slain Superintendent Police Mohammad Aslam Khan, known as Chaudry Aslam, has been released. The trailer for the film ‘Chaudhry the Martyr’ was released at an event held in

Bollywood actor Varun Dhawan ties the knot

MUMBAI: Bollywood actor Varun Dhawan has tied the knot with his girlfriend Natasha Dalal on Sunday. The traditional Hindu wedding was a close-knit affair with only family members and close friends in attendance and was limited to fifty people due

‘I guess we think alike’: Hareem Farooq copies Shah Rukh Khan’s caption

Indian actor Shah Rukh Khan recently posted a picture of himself playing pool on Instagram captioning it: “As long as there is pink in the world, it will always be a better place.” The actor was seen in long locks

SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY

Pakistani origin Russian scientist invents new anti-coronavirus medicine

ISLAMABAD: Pakistani origin Russian scientist Prof. Dr. Jan Alam has introduced a mineral-based medicine for the treatment of coronavirus. The medicine is Based on nanotechnology, Minerolytevir is a 5th generation medicine that has been registered by the Drug Regulation Authority

Youtube introduces hashtag landing page for users

A giant online platform ‘Youtube’ has introduced hashtag landing pages, the news was posted on its Google support page. YouTube is embracing the hashtag. The company has been quietly working on a new feature that allows users to better discover content