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Karachi is one of the largest cities not only in Pakistan but also in the world. It has a larger population than

It's amazing to see how the drama serial Dobara with its 13 episodes has progressed wonderfully. After 'Dil Na Umeed To Nahi',

Charles D. Guthrie — the London-based solicitor who had notarised Shamim's affidavit — has confirmed that the document was notarised at Pakistan

History has shown that Pakistan has given countless talented wicket-keepers to the world of cricket and the world is still jealous of

Lahore and Karachi are considered old rivals in Pakistan cricket but HBL Pakistan Super League has added immensely to its appeal. This

Opinions

Global turmoil

Ambassador Dr. Jamil Ahmed Khan
Hopes are fading even after eight meetings of the “World Powers” over the past two…

Investigations

KARACHI: Muhammad Sharif Khan, a gardener of Parks District Central Department under Sindh Local Government Department, has become Deputy Director of Grade

KARACHI: After the alleged financial irregularities, the Vice Chancellor of Shaheed Benazir Bhutto University Lyari has also been accused of harassment. PPP

KARACHI: On the orders VC  University of Haripur, Dr Aanwarul Hassan Gilani, responsibilities of the Registrar's Office have been given to Additional

KARACHI: Former acting registrar Dr Sarem has reportedly refused to hand over data of 2013 and 2017 selection boards to the new

ISLAMABAD: It has been revealed that Dr. Ikramuddin has been recruited as an Associate Professor in Grade-19 on the basis of fake

National

Qureshi says Presidential system has no reality

JAHANIYAN: Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi on Sunday said that the presidential system has no reality, it is a balloon that will be blown out soon. Addressing the media, Qureshi said that the South Punjab province has been under discussion

PM Imran terms inflation in Pakistan as reflection of global inflationary trend

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan on Sunday termed the hike in inflation in the country as a reflection of the global inflationary trend owing to the COVID pandemic and said that the salaried class remained most affected by the phenomenon

Eight dead, 16 injured in rain and snow-related incidents in KP

PESHAWAR: At least eight people died and 16 others have been injured in rain and snow-related incidents in different parts of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. According to Provincial Disaster Management Authority, 16 houses have received partial damages while one has been completely

Politics

PM Sounded like he accepted his failure: Maryam Nawaz

LAHORE: Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz Vice-president Maryam Nawaz on Sunday said that Prime Minister Imran Khan sounds like a person who is not only defeated but has accepted his own failure. Reacting to Prime Minster’s address during the Aap Ka Wazir-e-Azam

PPP will continue fighting for rights of farmers: Asif Zardari

KARACHI: Pakistan People’s Party co-chairman and former president Asif Ali Zardari has said that only prosperous farmers are the guarantee of an agriculturally stable Pakistan. Asif Ali Zardari in a statement referring to the farmers’ march said that farmers are

Former MQM leader Mian Atiq arrested in alleged property fraud case

LAHORE: Former Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) senator Mian Muhammad Atiq has been arrested in Lahore over the accusation of presenting fake property documents. According to details, police arrested former MQM leader Mian Muhammad Atiq from Lahore yesterday. Rawalpindi police said

Business and Stock

IT exports witness 35pc surge in first six months of 2021-22

KARACHI: Federal Minister for Information Amin ul Haque has said that Pakistan’s information and communication technology (ICT) exports have witnessed an over 35 percent increase during the first half of the fiscal year 2021-22. The IT minister said that the

Pakistan among top 3 in ‘Economist Normalcy Index’: Tarin

ISLAMABAD: Federal Minister for Finance and Revenue Shaukat Tarin said that Pakistan stood in the top 3 in Economist normalcy index for the third consecutive time, No other country has achieved this in the world, the minister said this on

SBP to announce monetary policy on Monday

KARACHI: The State Bank of Pakistan (SBP) will announce its monetary policy for the next two months on Monday, according to a statement issued today. The central bank, in a statement issued, said Govenor SBP Dr Reza Baqir is set

Crime

Nearly three dozen people deprived of mobile phones in Karachi

KARACHI: Nearly three dozen people were deprived of their belongings including mobile phones during a robbery bid at a roadside hotel in Karachi’s central district. According to details, the incident occurred in Karimabad area when five muggers surrounded a tea

Stones pelted at Karachi’s Green Line buses

KARACHI: Several miscreants on Saturday pelted stones at the newly-inaugurated Green Line bus service in Karachi at multiple points between Surjani and Numaish, raising serious questions on the security of the multi-billion project. This was highlighted in a complaint filed

Eight fishermen missing after boats capsize near Thatta

KARACHI: Three boats carrying almost 33 fishermen capsized on Saturday due to strong winds in the Hijamro Creek area near Keti Bandar in Thatta. According to a spokesperson of the Pakistan Fisher Folk Forum, the sea state was quite rough

World

India reports 333,533 fresh COVID cases in single day

NEW DELHI: India reported 333,533 fresh COVID-19 infections for the fourth straight day even though the caseload over the last 24 hours was slightly lower than a day before, data released by the government on Sunday showed. India reported 525

British lawmaker says she was sacked due to her Muslim faith

LONDON: A British lawmaker has said she was fired from a ministerial job in Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s Conservative government partly because her Muslim faith was making colleagues uncomfortable. Nusrat Ghani, 49, who lost her job as a junior transport

New Zealand PM cancels her wedding amid new restrictions

WELLINGTON: New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Arden has cancelled her wedding as the nation imposes new restrictions to slow the community spread of the COVID-19 Omicron variant, she told reporters on Sunday. New Zealand will impose mask rules and limit

Health and Food

Karachi’s COVID-19 positivity rate drops to 42.14pc

ISLAMABAD: The highest positivity rate of Covid-19 cases was recorded in Karachi at 42.14 percent, followed by Muzaffarabad with 22.73 pct ratio over the past 24 hours. The pandemic has witnessed an alarming surge in cases across the country. In

Centre abolishes Covid booster fee for passengers travelling abroad

ISLAMABAD: As the country witnessed a surge in COVID-19 cases, the federal government on Saturday abolished the COVID-19 booster shot fee for passengers seeking to travel outside of Pakistan. In a notification issued by the Ministry of Health, the government

Pakistan reports 6,540 COVID cases, 12 deaths

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan continues a witness a worsening situation on Saturday, as the number of critically ill patients from the coronavirus crossed one thousand for the first time. According to the National Command and Operation Centre (NCOC), Pakistan reported 6,540 cases

Science and Technology

Bitcoin falls again, last down 4%

Bitcoin dropped again on Saturday and was last down around 4% for the day, hovering around the $35,000 level. Bitcoin, the world’s biggest and best-known cryptocurrency, is now about half its $69,000 peak in November. It was last at $35,049,

Google Doodle honours social activist Perween Rahman on her 65th birthday

Google Doodle has celebrated the 65th birthday of Pakistani social activist, architect, and urban planner Perween Rahman, who devoted her life to uplifting marginalised communities. Perween Rahman was born on this day in 1957 in Dhaka (now Bangladesh). Following the

New AI technology can detect coronavirus in minutes

EDINBURG: Experts in Scotland have developed groundbreaking Artificial Intelligence (AI) technology which is capable of accurately diagnosing COVID-19 in just a few minutes, much quicker than a PCR test. The research, by the University of the West of Scotland (UWS),