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After the controversy of Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) Capt (retd) Safdar’s arrest intensified in Pakistan, arch-rival…
The Pakistan Peoples Party-led Sindh government on Tuesday evening averted one of the worst administrative crises…
Karachi is a megacity of more than 20 million people which is the economic heart of…

Opinions

Nawaz Sharif’s betrayal

Haleem Adil Shaikh
The biggest criticism of Pakistan Army has been done by our arch-enemy India. Now Nawaz…

Investigations

ISLAMABAD: An influential patwari (revenue officer) is involved in corruption activities worth millions of rupees allegedly…
ISLAMABAD: Massive irregularities have been detected in the Revenue Department due to the lack of interest…
KARACHI: The Sindh government has placed several posts of the Karachi Municipal Corporation (KMC), District Municipal…
RAWALPINDI: Benazir Bhutto Hospital administration has ignored seniority in the appointment of a director and favoured…
KARACHI: The higher authorities of the horticulture department of Karachi Metropolitan Corporation (KMC) have illegally posted…

NATIONAL

IBA cancels Dr Atif Mian’s lecture after threats from extremists

KARACHI: The Institute of Business Administration (IBA) Karachi has canceled an online seminar, which was to feature celebrated economist Dr Atif Mian, due to pressure by extremists. Taking to Twitter, the university said, “Dr Atif R. Mian’s lecture ‘Why has

FO rejects reports claiming Saudi Arabia voted against Pakistan in FATF

ISLAMABAD: The Foreign Office today (Thursday) categorically rejected ‘false media reports’, claiming Saudi Arabia voted against Pakistan in the ongoing plenary of the Financial Action Task Force (FATF). According to a statement, FO spokesperson Zahid Hafeez Chaudhri rejected fake media

Tandoors across Balochistan shut as Naanbai associations observe strike

QUETTA: The naanbai associations have announced a strike against the government for not revising the price of flatbread in the wake of increasing rates of flour owing to a shortage. In a statement, the Chief of Quetta’s Naanbai Association, Naeem

POLITICS

Opposition scared of PM Imran Khan’s success: Shibli Faraz  

ISLAMABAD: Federal Information Minister Shibli Faraz hit back at the claims made by PML-N leader and former Shahid Khaqan Abbasi, saying that the opposition was scared of Prime Minister Imran Khan’s success. “The opposition only believed in the sanctity of

ISI, Rangers directly report to PM Imran, Khaqan on Safdar’s arrest

ISLAMABAD: PML-N leader and former Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi has asserted that state institutions, such as Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) and Pakistan Rangers directly report to Prime Minister Imran Khan and so the premier was responsible for Capt Safdar’s arrest.

New corruption reference to be filed against Nawaz Sharif

ISLAMABAD: The Executive Board of the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) has approved to file a new corruption reference against former Prime Minister and PML-N leader Nawaz Sharif. According to a statement issued by NAB, reference of security vehicles will be

BUSINESS

Banks assure PM Imran to facilitate construction sector’s promotion

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan today (Thursday) has urged banks to facilitate poor segments of the society in availing loans in order to boost up the country’s economy. The statement came while chairing a National Coordination Committee on Housing, Construction,

Mobile phone imports increased 83.17% in July-Sept quarter

ISLAMABAD: The import of mobile phones into the country has witnessed an increase of 83.17 percent during the first quarter of financial year 2020-21 as compared to the corresponding period last year. Pakistan imported mobile phones worth $492.894 million during

Sale of sugar banned in Punjab for commercial use

LAHORE: A one-month ban on the sale of sugar for commercial use has been implemented in Punjab. Punjab chief secretary ordered the provincial field officers to strictly implement a ban for a month on the sale of sugar for commercial

WORLD

Russia, Iran tried to interfere in 2020 election: US Intelligence

(REUTERS): US Director of National Intelligence John Ratcliffe has accused both Iran and Russia to obtain American voter registration data in order to interfere with the 2020 presidential election. The announcement, two weeks before the presidential election, showed the level

Indian media reports fake ‘civil war’ in Karachi

KARACHI: The Indian media went berserk by propagating fake news about a “civil war” like situation in Karachi leading to a hilarious response from the social media users in Pakistan. The arrest of PML-N leader Captain (retd) Safdar on charges

Saudi Arabia appoints second female ambassador

RIYADH: Saudi Arabia has appointed Amal Yahya Al-Moallimi as the ambassador to Norway making her the country’s second female ambassador. Princess Reema bint Bandar has been appointed ambassador to the United States. She is performing her official duties. According to

CRIME

SHO Taxila being pressured to release accused involved in murder

ISLAMABAD: A Station House Officer (SHO) is allegedly being pressured to release an arrested accused, a police officer, involved in the murder of a man in Rawalpindi’s Taxila, according to the victim’s brother. Muhammad Safeer, a resident of the Sangjani

Five men gang-rape woman in DI Khan for 10 days

DI KHAN: A woman in Dera Ismail Khan’s (DI Khan) Tank city was allegedly gang-raped by five men for 10 days after luring her with promises of additional wages in exchange for labour. According to details, the victim, from Mianwali’s

PDM’s rallies: NACTA issues security alert for Peshawar, Quetta

ISLAMABAD: The National Counter Terrorism Authority (NACTA) has warned that banned militant outfit Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) is planning terrorist activities across Peshawar and Quetta in near future. According to a statement issued today (Thursday), the banned militant outfit is planning

SPORTS

Boxer Amir Khan declines joining politics in Pakistan

LONDON: Pakistan-origin British boxer Amir Khan has denied any plans to enter politics in Pakistan. In a tweet, Amir Khan said he has discussed with his advisory team and will decline any offer to enter politics in Pakistan. He said

Misbah justifies selecting Usman Qadir over Zahid Mehmood

LAHORE: Pakistan’s head coach and chief selector Misbah-ul Haq has said that leg-spinner Usman Qadir has the potential to go on and become a better bowler. Misbah has opened up on his decision to pick Central Punjab’s leg-spinner Usman Qadir

Squads announced for Quaid-e-Azam Trophy in Karachi

KARACHI: After the conclusion of the National T20 tournament, first-class cricket returns to Karachi as Quaid-e-Azam Trophy commences from Sunday, 25 October. The six head coaches of their teams announced the squads, which includes all the top performers not selected

HEALTH & FOOD

Court orders ban on use of polythene bags in Punjab

LAHORE: The Lahore High Court (LHC) has ordered to stop the use of polythene bags by fruit sellers, milk sellers, and retailers. Justice Shahid Karim of the Lahore High Court issued orders on a petition seeking a ban on the

Adding Vitamin D to daily routine can aid weight loss: Study

LONDON: A research has stated that adding vitamin D to your daily routine can aid weight loss. As we all known vitamin D is known to have a strong effect on our overall health. From boosting immunity to promoting bone

Eight COVID-19 cases reported in medical college of Islamabad

ISLAMABAD: At least eight coronavirus cases have been reported in a medical college of the federal capital. The administration has decided to close the college for a week after the coronavirus cases came to light.  According to the notification issued

FILM & FASHION

I’m a small-town girl with bigger dreams: Priyanka Chopra

NEW YORK: Bollywood star Priyanka Chopra Jonas has revealed in her memoir that she being a small-town girl had always dreamt of something bigger. The Miss World 2000 just finished writing her memoir titled ‘Unfinished’. The book is an insight into

Sanjay Dutt thanks family, friends after defeating cancer

MUMBAI: Bollywood star Sanjay Dutt, who was diagnosed with lung cancer a few months back, has announced that he has finally won the battle against cancer and thanked fans and family for supporting him in his battle throughout. Dutt had

‘Fast and Furious’ series to end with eleventh film

LOS ANGELES: The highly-acclaimed “Fast and Furious” action film franchise will come to a conclusion after the 10th and 11th film. According to an entertainment daily, Justin Lin, who directed the third, fourth, fifth, sixth and ninth films, will return

SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY

Three-man US-Russian crew returns to Earth from ISS

MIAMI (AFP): An American astronaut and two Russian cosmonauts touched down on the Kazakhstan steppe on Thursday, completing a 196-day mission that began with the first launch under lockdown conditions. NASA astronaut Chris Cassidy and Russian cosmonauts Anatoly Ivanishin and

Microsoft teams up with Elon Musk’s SpaceX for space initiative

SAN FRANCISCO: Microsoft is partnering with billionaire entrepreneur Elon Musk-led SpaceX and others as it expands its cloud-computing platform into space. The partnership would allow Microsoft to connect its Azure cloud computing platform to SpaceX’s network of low-Earth orbiting satellites,

US sues Google for antitrust law violations, eyes breakup

WASHINGTON: The United States sued Google accusing the company of allegedly abusing its dominance in online search and advertising and using its market muscle to hobble rivals. The Justice Department lawsuit could lead to the break-up of an iconic company