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Afghan, Pakistani Islamic scholars sign historic Afghan peace declaration in Makkah

MAKKAH: Senior Islamic scholars from Pakistan and Afghanistan have signed the historic “Declaration of Peace in Afghanistan,” paving the way to resolve the long-standing crisis in the war-hit Asian country. The historic signing in Makkah was attended by Minister of

Three suspects involved in university director’s killing held

KARACHI: The district police today (Saturday) have arrested three suspects over charges of killing the director of a private academic institute on main Stadium Road a day earlier. SP Gulshan-e-Iqbal Maroof Usman said that the East Zone of the police

Fawad Chaudhry slams PPP for neglecting development

ISLAMABAD: Minister for Information and Broadcasting Fawad Chaudhry today (Saturday) has lambasted the PPP-led provincial government for having neglected the development work in Sindh. “The situation would have been better if Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaaf (PTI) had formed a government in the

Shakib Al Hasan banned for 4 games of Dhaka premier league

DHAKA: Bangladesh star cricketer Shakib Al Hasan has been let off lightly with a four-match suspension from the Dhaka T20 Premier League along with a fine of $5800, following his on-field meltdown According to the leading Bangladesh cricket portal, “Mohammedan

FM Qureshi reaffirms Pakistan’s support to Saudi Arabia against any threat

ISLAMABAD: Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi today (Saturday) reaffirmed Pakistan’s support for the sovereignty and territorial integrity of Saudi Arabia. According to Foreign Office (FO), the Foreign Minister received a telephone call from his Saudi counterpart, Prince Faisal bin Farhan

PPP MPA Khursheed Shah’s son arrested by NAB

SUKKUR: The National Accountability Bureau (NAB) has arrested the son of Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) MPA Khursheed Shah, Syed Farrukh Ahmed Shah, following the court orders. According to details, Farrukh Shah had recently filed a request with the Supreme Court

Blasts hit two buses in Kabul killing seven people

KABUL (REUTERS): Blasts hit two buses in western Kabul today (Saturday) killing at least seven people, an Afghan police spokesperson confirmed. According to details, the explosions took place in a neighbourhood dominated by the minority Hazara community. Basir Mujahid, Kabul’s

Bilawal terms budget 2021-22 an ‘economic attack on Pakistanis’

KARACHI: Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) Chairman Bilawal Bhutto has rejected the budget proposed by the PTI-led federal government, terming it an “economic attack on Pakistanis”. “Prime Minister Imran Khan has made his “anti-people and anti-poor” agenda clear through the latest

Budget 2021 focuses on sustainable economic growth, says Tarin

ISLAMABAD: Finance minister Shaukat Tarin today (Saturday) asserted that the federal budget 2021-21 focuses on the uplift of the poor and sustainable economic growth through incentives for various sectors including agriculture, industry and housing. He expressed his views while addressing

COAS Bajwa attends corps-level wargames in Kotli, Sialkot

RAWALPINDI: Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa today (Saturday) attended the closing session of corps-level war games at Sialkot and the conclusion of corps-level field exercise in Kotli in Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK). According to a

Every story deserves its own ending, says Vin Diesel on Fast & Furious series coming to an end

Actor Vin Diesel, who essayed the role of Dominic Toretto in the famous movie ‘Fast & Furious’ has explained why the movie series is coming to an end. The actor has played the character in the movie since the franchise’s

COVID-19: Saudi Arabia bars foreign travellers from Hajj

RIYADH: Saudi Arabia today (Saturday) restricted the annual Hajj pilgrimage to citizens and residents and set a maximum of 60,000 pilgrims in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the state Saudi Press Agency reported. According to the Hajj Ministry, only people

The Weeknd’s single ‘Blinding Lights’ makes Billboard history

Famous Canadian singer The Weeknd’s ‘Blinding Lights’ single has broken another Billboard record more than a year after its release. as the award-winning single is now the longest-charting solo record on the Billboard Hot 100. According to chart data, “Blinding

PM Imran urges world leaders to act against online hate

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan has urged world leaders to take strict action against online hate and extremism following the deadly truck attack in Ontario that targeted members of a Pakistan-origin family. In an interview with Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC),

Construction industry can be revolutionized by eliminating corruption: Muhammad Ayoob

The construction industry is considered the backbone of an economy. There are many other industries allied with this vital sector which also provides employment to thousands of skilled and other workers. MM News met with Muhammad Ayub, Senior Vice Chairman,

Alia Bhatt to soon wrap up shooting of ‘Gangubai Kathiawadi’

Bollywood actress Alia Bhatt’s upcoming ‘Gangubai Kathiawadi’ has become the most awaited film of 2021. The shoot was going on in full-fledged mode in March but came to a halt. The director of the movie Sanjay Leela Bhansali subsequently followed

Shaukat Khanum launches online qurbani campaign

LAHORE: The Shaukat Khanum Memorial Trust has launched its online Qurbani campaign for all Muslims around the world.  During the ongoing pandemic, the Online Qurbani Service presents an excellent opportunity for the public on this Eid-ul-Azha to stay safe by

‘Aquaman 2’: Jason Momoa starrer movie sequel finally gets a new title

Hollywood filmmaker James Wan has revealed the name of his upcoming film “Aquaman 2” which features Jason Momoa. As the film entered production, the new movie would be titled  “The Lost Kingdom”, according to the maker.  The movie features “Game

Samrah Enterprises introduces Mission Foods in Pakistan

KARACHI: Samrah Enterprises has just announced the addition of Mission Foods to its existing range of brands. Samrah Enterprises is thrilled to introduce Shawarma Wraps of Missions Foods to Pakistan. These wraps are available in four different variants, the original

‘When fans expressed love with ‘emoji’: Amitabh Bachchan shares throwback picture

Bollywood veteran actor Amitabh Bachchan has remembered his golden days from yesteryears when fans used to express their love and gratitude with an ‘emoji’. The Gulabo Sitabo actor took to Instagram and shared a throwback photo with a fan, where

‘Brooklyn Nine-Nine’ wraps up filming of its last season

US popular comedy series ‘Brooklyn Nine-Nine’ has wrapped up filming the upcoming 8th and last season. One of the decade’s most-celebrated sitcoms, Brooklyn Nine-Nine follows a team of detectives through their hilarious procedural trials and tribulations at the 99th Precinct

Govt announces federal budget with total outlay of Rs8,487 billion

ISLAMABAD: Finance Minister Shaukat Tarin has presented the federal budget for the fiscal year 2021-22 in a special session of the National Assembly on Friday. The total size of the budget or the total expenditure budget for the next year

Budget 2021-22: Rs1.37 trillion allocated for defence, increases by 6.2%

ISLAMABAD: The federal government has allocated Rs1.37 trillion for defence services in the budget for the fiscal year 2021-22, showing an increase of 6.2 percent. The proposed increase in the defence budget is less than recent years except for FY

Govt allocates Rs21.72 billion for health sector projects

ISLAMABAD: The government has allocated an amount of Rs 21.72 billion for 20 ongoing and 26 new projects in the health sector under Public Sector Development Programme 2021-22. According to the budget document, an amount of Rs 13.07 billion has

Henry Cavill shares teaser of ‘The Witcher’ season 2

Star Henry Cavill has recently shared a teaser of Witcher 2 on his social media account and delivered some updates about its season 2. The Enola Holmes actor took to Instagram and shared a first good look at The ‘Witcher’

Demi Lovato sheds light on pressure of being ‘hyper-feminine’ to keep career going

American singer and actress Demi Lovato has explained the fears they had about ‘living their truth’ and embracing the ‘hyper-feminine image for the sake of their career. The singer, while in conversation with trans boxer Patricio Manuel on their 4D with

Pulitzers honours teenager for cellphone video of George Floyd murder

NEW YORK: A teenager who recorded the murder of George Floyd in a clear and unrelenting single shot with her cellphone was recognized by the arbiters of the highest honours in US journalism. The Pulitzer Board awarded Darnella Frazier a

Oxford vaccine inventors receive Queen’s birthday honours

LONDON: The Oxford University scientists who invented the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine are among those to be honoured by Queen Elizabeth, among a number of recipients who played key roles in Britain’s coronavirus response. Sarah Gilbert, the Oxford Jenner Institute scientist

Thousands march to support Muslim family killed in Canada

TORONTO: Thousands of people marched on Friday in support of a Canadian Muslim family run over and killed by a man driving a pick-up truck in an attack described as a hate crime. The four victims, spanning three generations, were

G7 leaders convene summit to provide one billion COVID-19 jabs

LONDON: G7 leaders were greeted by Britain’s Queen Elizabeth after opening their first in-person talks in nearly two years, touting an expected pledge to donate one billion Covid-19 vaccine doses to poor countries. The club of leading economies — Britain,