Waseem Siddiqui

Waseem Siddiqui

Pakistan focused on ‘bringing hearts closer’: President Alvi

GOTHKI: President Dr Arif Alvi on Tuesday said that India was promoting hatred among its communities, while Pakistan was focused on ‘bringing the hearts closer’. Addressing a gathering of students at Cadet College Ghotki, the president said Pakistan took great

Two terrorists killed in North Waziristan operation: ISPR

NORTH WAZIRISTAN: Security forces on Tuesday killed two terrorists as they conducted an intelligence-based operation (IBO) after being informed of their hideout in Datta Khel of the North Waziristan District. In a statement, Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) said the two

Britain scraps plan to introduce vaccine passports

LONDON: British Prime Minister Boris Johnson will set out on Tuesday his plans to manage the COVID-19 pandemic in the winter months, announcing a decision to scrap the introduction of vaccine passports and steps to end some emergency powers. Johnson,

In meeting with COAS Bajwa, Chinese envoy appreciates Pakistan’s effort for peace

RAWALPINDI: China’s Ambassador to Pakistan Nong Rong on Tuesday called on Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa at the General Headquarters (GHQ) in Rawalpindi and discussed matters of mutual interest. According to Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR), during

PM Imran calls for development of beach, coastline tourism in Balochistan

LASBELA: Prime Minister Imran Khan has called for the development of beach and coastline tourism in Balochistan by properly exploring the unseen potential of different areas “which could lead to generation of huge revenues”. The premier expressed his views while

PMA fears third wave of COVID-19 in the country

KARACHI: Pakistan Medical Association (PMA) has warned against all possible chances of a third COVID-19 wave in the country exposing people unless stringent precautionary measures are not taken on an urgent basis at every level. Addressing a press conference, several

Britain to roll-out Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine this week

LONDON: Britain is preparing to become the first country to roll out the Pfizer/BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine this week, initially making the shot available at hospitals before distributing stocks to clinics. The first doses are set to be administered on Tuesday,

Two killed as building in Swabi catches fire

SWABI: At least two people, including a child, died and six others were wounded after a house caught fire in the Thandkoi area of Swabi in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa today (Sunday). According to details, the shoe factory in the basement of

Biological weapons – An overview

So far, the novel coronavirus has claimed lives of more than 50,000 people and has affected more than 1 million people around the globe. So-called superpowers including the United States, Germany and Russia have become helpless against a micro-organism. A

Historical pandemics

Pandemic is a type of epidemic that occurs over a wide geographic area and affects an exceptionally high proportion of the population. Throughout the history of mankind, there have been many pandemics including Plague, cholera, smallpox and influenza that have