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Twitter names ex-Google official as chairman

SAN FRANCISCO: Twitter has appointed Patrick Pichette, a former chief financial officer at Google, as the social network’s board chairman. Pichette has been Twitter’s lead independent director since the end of 2018. This marks the first time in Twitter’s history

Minor housemaid tortured to death for freeing caged parrot

RAWALPINDI: An eight-year-old domestic worker was allegedly beaten to death by her employers in a private housing society of Rawalpindi after the girl freed a caged parrot. According to reports, the minor girl Zohra Shah started working for the family

Google faces $5 billion lawsuit for tracking private internet use

SAN FRANCISCO: Google was sued in a proposed class action for illegally invading the privacy of millions of users by tracking their internet use through browsers set in ‘private’ mode. The lawsuit seeks at least $5 billion, accusing the internet

MPA Mian Jamshed Uddin Kakakhel dies of coronavirus

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) MPA Mian Jamshed Uddin Kakakhel who was earlier tested positive for the novel coronavirus has passed away today. According to details, Mian Jamshed Uddin Kakakhel was under treatment in a private hospital situated in Islamabad for

Interest rate on National Savings certificates cut by 1%

ISLAMABAD: The Central Directorate of National Savings (CDNS) has reduced the interest rate by 1 percent on the savings certificates investment due to lower rates of Pakistan Investment Bonds (PIB). The rate of return on ‘Behbood Savings Certificates’ (BSC) has

Coronavirus cases in Pakistan cross grim 80,000 landmark

KARACHI: Pakistan confirmed 67 more deaths from novel coronavirus in one day as the nationwide tally of fatalities has jumped to 1,688 and positive cases surged to 80,463. According to the National Command and Control Center (NCOC), more than 3,938

Trudeau rejects inviting Russia to G7 summit

OTTAWA: Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has rejected Russia’s participation in a coming summit of the G7 nations despite host US President Donald Trump’s willingness to invite the nation. “Russia was excluded from the G7 after it invaded Crimea a

Trump threatens military action against violent protests

WASHINGTON: President Donald Trump vowed to order a military crackdown on violent protests escalating across the United States. The president said he was sending thousands of troops onto the streets of the capital and threatened to deploy soldiers to states

British PM Johnson offers visas for millions in Hong Kong

LONDON: British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has offered visas to millions of Hong Kong residents and a possible route to citizenship if China persists with its national security law. “Many people in Hong Kong fear their way of life —

Uzma Khan withdraws case against women who attacked her

LAHORE: Actress Uzma Khan has withdrawn the case against three women and their armed guards whom she had accused of torturing her and her sister days after a local court issued the arrest warrants for the accused. A former Uzma’s

Pakistan, China agree to enhance cooperation under CPEC

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan and China on Tuesday agreed to further cooperation in different fields under the China- Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC). Advisor to Prime Minister on Finance and Revenue, Dr Abdul Hafeez Shaikh during a meeting with Chinese Ambassador to Pakistan

Special flight carrying 206 stranded Pakistanis reach Karachi

KARACHI: Pakistan International Airlines’ (PIA) special flight carrying 206 Pakistani stranded in Shanghai, China due to coronavirus epidemic, landed at Karachi International Airport on Tuesday. These Pakistani nationals were stranded in different areas in Shanghai and other cities due to

Sindh Minister for Human Settlement Ghulam Murtaza Baloch dies of COVID-19

KARACHI: Sindh Minister for Human Settlement Ghulam Murtaza Baloch passed away days after contracting the COVID-19. Sindh Chief Minister Murad Ali Shah has confirmed the news and said Murtaza Baloch was on the intensive care unit (ICU) of a private

Man attacks doctor over asking for sample for covid-19 test

PESHAWAR: A man attacked a doctor at Hayatabad Medical Complex when he was asked to give a sample for coronavirus test. According to police sources, a man named Irfan manhandled the doctor in COVID-19 OPD, when the doctor was to

Foreign funding case: a ticking time bomb for PTI

The foreign funding case against the ruling party is being termed a test for the current Election Commission of Pakistan. The case was filed by Akbar S Babar, one of the founding members of Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) in November 2014.

Sindh reports 1,439 new coronavirus cases, 23 more deaths

KARACHI: Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah has said that the COVID-19 has claimed 23 more lives and infected 1,439 people in Sindh within the past 24 hours. In a statement issued from the CM House on Tuesday, Murad

PSX observes bullish trend, KSE 100 index surges by over 386 points

KARACHI: The Pakistan Stock Exchange (PSX) has continued with an optimistic trend as KSE 100 index closed at 34,408.05 points as compared to 34,021.97 points on the last working day, with a positive change of 386.08 points (1.13%) on Tuesday.

Uzma Khan scandal: Lawyer Khadija withdraws from case

LAHORE: Three days after a local court issued the arrest warrants for the three women who attacked actress Uzma Khan and her sister, both parties have settled the matter out of court, sources said on Tuesday. Meanwhile, Uzma’s counsel Khadija

Govt enhancing health facilities to contain COVID-19 spike: FM Qureshi

ISLAMABAD: Foreign Minister Makhdoom Shah Mahmood Qureshi has said that the government was ensuring all possible steps to control the spread of COVID-19 outbreak besides enhancing the healthcare capacity across the country. The foreign minister was talking to Minister for

Balochistan govt extends smart lockdown for 15 days

BALOCHISTAN: The Balochistan government has extended smart lockdown for 15 days to curb the spread of the COVID-19. According to a notification by the Balochistan Home Department, business centers and shops will remain open six days a week from 09:00

PCB announces to open offices from tomorrow

LAHORE: The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has announced that its headquarters in Lahore will resume work from, 3 June (Wednesday). A PCB statement said, “It will be a partial resumption with limited staff at the headquarters to look into the

NAB team raids Shehbaz Sharif’s residence to arrest him

LAHORE: A National Accountability Bureau (NAB) team raided the residence of Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) President and Opposition Leader in National Assembly Shehbaz Sharif to arrest him after he refused to appear before the accountability watchdog in assets beyond known

PMD says no Pakistani coastal areas under threat from cyclone in Arabian sea

KARACHI: The Pakistan Meteorological Department (PMD) has issued a warning for cyclone developed in the eastern Arabian sea as the depression in the southeastern region of the sea has intensified. PMD in his report maintained that none of Pakistan’s coastal

Actors Rubina Ashraf, Sakina Samo test positive for COVID-19

KARACHI: Famous actors Rubina Ashraf and Sakina Samo have tested positive for COVID-19 which has affected more than 72,000 people across the country. According to sources, both actors were experiencing some symptoms, after which they decided to get tested for

Singer Justin Bieber seeks justice for George Floyd

OTTAWA: Canadian singer Justin Bieber while highlighting the killing of George Floyd expressed that all lives do not matter until black lives matter. Taking to Instagram, the singer shared a Washington Post report according to which George Floyd died of “Asphyxia due

COVID-19: Pakistan’s unemployment rate to surge by 28%

LAHORE: A recent survey has revealed that up to 17 million people in Pakistan could become unemployed due to the crashed economy caused by coronavirus outbreak. A recent Gallup survey reported estimated that up to 17.3 million people in the

Sindh to reopen public transport from tomorrow

KARACHI: The Sindh government has allowed the resumption of inter-city public transport in Sindh’s capital from tomorrow despite province being the worst-hit by the coronavirus outbreak. The government has allowed resumption of public transport with strict implementation of Standard Operating

Pakistan denounces extra-judicial killing of 13 Kashmiris by Indian forces

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan has condemned the extra-judicial killing of 13 Kashmiris in a single day by the Indian troops in Indian-occupied Kashmir (IoK). Pakistan is deeply concerned over unabated extra-judicial killings of Kashmiri youth in fake encounters and so-called ‘anti-infiltration’ operations,

LHC to hear Shehbaz Sharif’s bail plea tomorrow

LAHORE: Lahore High Court (LHC) will hear a bail plea filed by Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) Shehbaz Sharif in the assets case tomorrow. According to details, a two-member bench presided by Justice Tariq Abbasi will hear the plea. On Monday,