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Sugar, flour selling at high rates won’t be allowed: Shibli Faraz

ISLAMABAD: Minister for Information and Broadcasting Senator, Shibli Faraz has said that selling Sugar and flour at a high rate will not be allowed and it was the top priority of the government to keep flour prices stable across the

Pakistan condemns derogatory social media post against Islam in India

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan has condemned a derogatory social media post against Holy Prophet Muhammad ((PBUH) by an extremist from the majority Hindu community in Bengaluru Inda. Foreign Office (FO) spokesperson said “Pakistan conveyed its strong condemnation to the Indian High Commission

LEAs identified major cyber attack of Indian agencies: ISPR  

RAWALPINDI: The Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) has said that Pakistan’s Law Enforcement Agencies (LEAs) had identified a major cyber attack by Indian intelligence agencies in the country. In a statement on Wednesday, ISPR said Indian intelligence agencies had planned to

Govt reduces interest rate on youth loans by 50 percent

ISLAMABAD: Adviser to Prime Minister on Finance Abdul Hafeez Shaikh has announced that the federal government decreased interest rate by 50 percent on loans to youth under the ‘Kamyab Jawan Program’. Addressing a press conference in Islamabad today, Hafeez Shaikh

PM Imran forms NCC on SMEs sector

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan has formed the National Coordination Committee on Small and Medium Enterprises Development for the growth of the SMEs sector across the country. According to an official document released by the Prime Minister’s Office, the committee

Renowned Bollywood stars Kareena and Saif expecting second baby

MUMBAI: Renowned Bollywood actress Kareena Kapoor and her husband, actor Saif Ali Khan have made an announcement on Wednesday mentioning a new addition to their family. On a social media post, Kareena said, “We are very pleased to announce that

Student found dead in Peshawar mosque, five arrested

PESHAWAR: A 12-year-old student found dead in a mosque, five including prayer leader (Imam) arrested in Peshawar. According to police sources, the incident occurred in the jurisdiction of Yakkatoot Police Station. The body of a 12-year-old student has been recovered

Teenage boy kidnapped, allegedly raped in Abbottabad

ABBOTTABAD: A teenage boy was raped after being kidnapped for allegedly stealing a mobile phone in UC Beirut of Bakot police station on the outskirts of Abbottabad. According to sources, the influential landlord raped a 17-year-old boy after being kidnapped

PSX declines as bulls lose stock market control

KARACHI: The Pakistan Stock Market (PSX) dropped on Wednesday as the market seems to be losing its bullish trend and struggles to maintain control. The benchmark KSE 100 index gained 519.45 points in early trading and crossed the 41,000 points

Pakistan to continue facilitating Afghan peace process: FM Qureshi

ISLAMABAD: Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi said Pakistan will continue playing a facilitating role for regional peace and stability including the Afghan peace process. He was talking to Afghan Ambassador to Pakistan Atif Mishal, who paid a farewell call. The

Saba Qamar, Bilal Saeed’s ‘Qubool’ released

LAHORE: Actress Saba Qamar and singer Bilal Saeed’s musical video, which recently landed into controversy for being shot at a mosque, has finally been released. Part of the music video named ‘Qubool’, which has been directed by Saba Qamar herself,

Liquor license case: NAB orders CM Punjab to submit report by August 18

LAHORE: The National Accountability Bureau (NAB) has ordered Punjab Chief Minister Usman Buzdar to submit his reply by August 18 in the liquor license case. According to sources, Chief Minister Punjab Usman Buzdar had appeared before the anti-graft body today

UK faces recession after economy shrinks by 20% in 2nd quarter

LONDON:  The United Kingdom officially went into a recession after the economy contracted by a record 20.4 percent in the second quarter with the country in lockdown over the coronavirus pandemic. “It is clear that the UK is in the

Special focus should be given on improvement of internet services: PM

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan has said as improvement of mobile networks and internet services was in the interest of the country, special focus should be given on the improvement of those services in backward and far-flung areas. According to

PCB invites England to tour Pakistan in October

LAHORE: The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has invited England Cricket Board (ECB) to tour Pakistan in October. According to sources, the PCB wants England to tour Pakistan and play three T20 matches. Both boards are in contact with each other

At least 58 PML-N workers arrested over attacking NAB office

LAHORE: At least 58 Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) workers have been arrested following yesterday’s clash outside the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) office to jail on 14-day judicial remand. The local court on Wednesday sent 58 workers to the prison. The accused

Female journalists demand govt act against online threats, harassment

ISLAMABAD: Women journalists in Pakistan have come together and released a joint statement calling upon authorities to end impunity against attacks on women in media in Pakistan. The joint statement deplores the attacks through social media directed at women journalists

Pakistan determined to eradicate terror financing, money laundering: FM

ISLAMABAD: Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi has said the terror financing and money laundering are the menace that Pakistan has to confront and eradicate. Speaking in the National Assembly on Wednesday, the foreign minister said long deliberations were held with

WHO urges delaying routine dental checkups as dentists resume work

GENEVA: The World Health Organization (WHO) has warned dental patients and staff to be more protected from any potential coronavirus infection as dentists return to work. There is no official data on the spread of coronavirus from the dentist’s chair,

SC directs NDMA to clean all Karachi drains within three months

KARACHI: The Supreme Court of Pakistan has directed the National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) to clean all drains and remove encroachments around them within three months in Karachi. Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP) Justice Gulzar Ahmed was heading a three-member

Inflation control meeting summoned by PM today

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan has summoned an emergency meeting to review measures taken to control inflation. The meeting will be chaired by the prime minister himself. The meeting will review the inflation situation while the government’s economic team will

Sanjay Dutt, Alia Bhatt’s film ‘Sadak 2’ to release on August 28

MUMBAI: Movie ‘Sadak 2’ is set to release on 28th August on Disney Plus Hotstar VIP. The trailer of Sadak 2 that stars Sanjay Dutt, Alia Bhatt, and Aditya Roy Kapur in the lead roles will be premiered in the

Twitter’s new feature allows users to limit tweet replies

CALIFORNIA: Twitter has introduced another feature that allows its users to limit the numbers of people that can reply to tweets. The new feature will allow its users to limit how many people can reply to their tweets, giving account-holders

PTI to approach SHC over Zia-ur-Rehman’s appointment in Sindh

KARACHI: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) has decided to move Sindh High Court (SHC) against the appointment of Ziaur Rehman, brother of JUI-F chief Maulana Fazlur Rehman, in Karachi. Rehman was recently appointed as Deputy Commissioner in Central district of Karachi by

Sindh govt declares August 14 as public holiday

KARACHI: The Sindh government has declared a public holiday on 14th August on accounts of Independence Day. According to the notification issued by the Sindh Services Department, there will be a public holiday in all government institutions on the occasion

Global coronavirus death toll exceeds 745,900

WASHINGTON: The number of confirmed coronavirus cases worldwide has exceeded 20,524,848. According to the latest data, the pandemic has so far claimed over 745,954 lives and 13,445,734 patients have recovered from the pandemic so far. The United States tops with

Rain expected in different parts of country: PMD

ISLAMABAD: The Pakistan Meteorological Department (PMD) on Wednesday predicted hot and humid weather in most parts of the country. The weather in different parts of the country, including Islamabad, has turned pleasant due to rain. Heavy rain in Islamabad broke

Metro bus service restored in Punjab’s cities

ISLAMABAD: Metrobus service in Lahore, Rawalpindi, and Islamabad has been restored. The administration has restored the services under Standard Operating Procedure (SOP)s. Standing on the metro bus service will be prohibited. Passengers will be required to wear a travel mask,

International Youth Day being celebrated to highlight role of young people

NEW YORK: International Youth Day is being celebrated on Wednesday to highlight the ways in which the engagement of young people at local, national and global levels is enriching national and multilateral institutions. The theme of this year is “Youth

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