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One of the renowned nuclear physicists has changed the perception of a woman in Pakistan who…
Two days ago today, the Islamic Ideological Council declared several clauses in the draft bill prepared…
In a shocking development, the New Zealand cricket team backed out of its tour of Pakistan…
KARACHI: Prime Minister Imran Khan’s recent interview with American broadcaster CNN set off debate on the…
The Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) is infamous for corruption scandals during its tenure. When in power,…

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Riyatullah Farooqui
Just like we have an establishment in our domestic politics, which control our politicians for…

Stock Market

KARACHI: The Pakistan Stock Exchange (PSX) on Monday witnessed another volatile trading session, with the indices…
KARACHI: The Pakistan Stock Exchange (PSX) on Friday failed to keep up with its positive momentum…
KARACHI: The Pakistan Stock Exchange (PSX) on Thursday witnessed a volatile session with the benchmark KSE-100…
KARACHI:: The Pakistan Stock Exchange (PSX) dropped on Wednesday as the rupee depreciated to its lowest-ever…
KARACHI: The Pakistan Stock Exchange (PSX) failed to carry forward its positive momentum on the second…

National

Developed world must take lead in raising climate ambitions: PM Imran

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan on Monday stressed that the developed countries must take lead in raising their climate ambitions, both for emissions reduction and increased financial flows to the developing countries. The Prime Minister expressed his views while addressing

Pakistan confident Taliban will fulfill their commitments: DG ISPR

RAWALPINDI: Director-General Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) Major General Babar Iftikhar has reiterated that Pakistan was confident that the Taliban will fulfill their commitment of not allowing any terror group to use Afghan soil against any country. “Pakistan is in constant

Noor Mukadam’s family to protest outside Islamabad press club on Sep 22

ISLAMABAD: The family of Noor Mukadam, daughter of former Pakistani diplomat Shaukat Mukadam, has announced to stage a protest outside National Press Club in Islamabad on September 22.  “Please come and show your support on September 22 outside Islamabad Press

Politics

Chief election commissioner under fire for ‘opposition reforms’

ISLAMABAD: The federal government on Monday again criticized chief election commissioner (CEC) Sikander Sultan Raja for opposing electoral reforms, including the use of electronic voting machines (EVMs) in the next general polls. Addressing a press conference in Islamabad alongside PM’s

Security provided to NZ in Pakistan outnumbered their forces: Sheikh Rashid

ISLAMABAD: Interior Minister Sheikh Rashid on Monday asserted that the security provided to the New Zealand cricket team outnumbered their forces, adding that it was the government’s “responsibility” to do so. Addressing a press conference in Islamabad, the minister said

Fatima Bhutto pens heartfelt note on her father’s 25th death anniversary

Pakistani author and writer Fatima Bhutto has remembered her father Mir Murtaza Bhutto on his 25th death anniversary. “Twenty five years ago, my father was killed outside our home. For me, it will always feel like yesterday. Though my brother

Business and Stock

Govt formulating strategy to take advantage of mineral resources: PM Imran

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan has announced that the government was trying to formulating a comprehensive strategy to take full advantage of the country’s mineral resources. The Prime Minister made these remarks while chairing a high-level meeting on Mineral Development

Monetary policy: SBP increases interest rate by 25 bps to 7.25%

ISLAMABAD: The State Bank of Pakistan (SBP) on Monday announced its monetary policy, increasing its benchmark interest rate by 25 basis points (bps) to 7.25 percent, effective from September 21. The central bank said the decision to increase the interest

Traders to stage protest against new tax laws in Islamabad

ISLAMABAD: The trader community has decided to launch a strong protest against the promulgation of the Tax Laws (Third Amendment) Ordinance 2021 on 29th September in Islamabad. The protest will be held in front of the Federal Board of Revenue

Crime

Two including woman drug peddler arrested in Karachi

KARACHI: The city police on Monday claimed to have arrested two suspects including a woman drug peddler from the Memon Goth area of Karachi. According to details, the Malir police station arrested the woman drug peddler on a tip-off, besides

Nine killed as rivals clash during jirga in Upper Dir

PESHAWAR: At least nine people were killed and while 16 other sustained injuries when rival groups clashed during a jirga in the Barawal tehsil of Upper Dir, Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa on Monday. The incident occurred during a meeting held to resolve a

Policeman guarding anti-polio team shot dead in Kohat

KOHAT: Unidentified gunmen shot and killed a police officer deployed for the security of polio vaccination workers in Kohat city of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa on Sunday. According to details, unidentified individuals opened fire on an anti-polio team in Dhal Behzadi district

World

UN chief warns China, US to avoid ‘new Cold War’

(AP): UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Monday warned China and the United States of a potential new Cold War, imploring the countries to repair their “completely dysfunctional” relationship. The UN Secretary General spoke to international news agency The Associated Press

Eight killed, several injured in shooting at Russian university

MOSCOW: A student gunman opened fire at a university in the Russian city of Perm on Monday, killing eight people and injuring six others, law enforcement authorities said. The gunman was detained shortly after the incident  located around 1,300 kilometres

India’s Arnab Goswami exposed over claiming presence of Pakistani forces in Kabul hotel

Controversial Indian journalist Arnab Goswami was left red-faced after his conspiracy against Pakistan was exposed.  In an episode aired on September 15, Goswami claimed he had “intelligence” regarding Pakistan Army’s alleged presence in Afghanistan’s Panjshir valley supporting the Afghan Taliban.

Sports

‘Disappointed with England’: Ramiz Raja urges national side to become best team

LAHORE: Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) Chairman Ramiz Raja on Monday asserted that he was disappointed with England after the country’s cricket board decided to back out of a scheduled October series. Taking to Twitter, the PCB chairman said, “Disappointed with

England withdraws from tour of Pakistan after NZ setback

LONDON: The England Cricket Board (ECB) on Monday decided to cancel its tour to Pakistan after New Zealand pulled its team out at the last-minute ahead of its series opener citing “security” concerns. “The ECB Board convened this weekend to

NZ cricket chief hopeful about rescheduling ‘abandoned’ Pakistan tour

LAHORE: After calling off the limited-overs tour of Pakistan moments before the series-opener, New Zealand Cricket (NZC) Chief Executive David White on Monday expressed willingness to discuss the restaging of the series. However, according to a report in New Zealand

Health and Food

Govt trying to make Islamabad a fully vaccinated city: Faisal Sultan

ISLAMABAD: Special Assistant to Prime Minister on National Health Services Dr Faisal Sultan on Monday asserted that the government was trying to make Islamabad a fully vaccinated city. Talking to journalists in the federal capital, the Special Assistant spoke about

Scientists transform fruit leftovers into antibacterial bandages

SINGAPORE: A group of scientists in Singapore are tackling food waste by turning discarded durian husks into antibacterial gel bandages. The process extracts cellulose powder from the fruit’s husks after they are sliced and freeze-dried, then mixes it with glycerol.

24-year-old Pakistani man wins prestigious Diana Award

A boy named Muhammad Asim Masoom Zubair has been honored with the prestigious Diana Award for his work on UN sustainable development goals for the last five years. Hailing from Bahawalpur, the 24-year-old was given the award for mainly working

Science and Technology

Netflix crosses milestone with most Emmy Awards wins in a year

LOS ANGELES: Netflix landed its biggest television award to date with best drama win for “The Crown”, while Apple burnished its streaming TV credentials as “Ted Lasso” scored the Emmy award for best comedy. Netflix also tied the all-time record

SpaceX capsule with world’s first all-civilian crew returns to Earth

MIAMI: Four SpaceX tourists landed in the Atlantic Ocean off the coast of Florida after spending three days in space, successfully concluding the first orbital mission in history with no professional astronauts on board. The SpaceX Dragon capsule’s heat shield

Chinese ‘TikTok’ limits use of app by those under 14

BEIJING: Chinese short video app Douyin, the Chinese version of TikTok said that all of its authenticated users below the age of 14 will now access the app in a ‘youth mode’, in its push to shield the young from