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Two children dead as wall collapse in Jhelum

JHELUM: Two children died and 16 others, including four teachers, sustained injuries after the dilapidated wall of a private school collapsed on the stage of a Milad gathering in Jhelum on Friday. According to details, the rescue operation was launched

Two-member committee formed to negotiate with protesting TLP

RAWALPINDI: The provincial government of Punjab on Friday formed a two-member committee to negotiate with the banned Tehreek-e-Labbiak Pakistan (TLP) ahead of the party’s long march to the federal capital. Taking to Twitter, Punjab Chief Minister Usman Buzdar announced, “Law

CPPA requests Rs2.65 per unit hike in electricity tariff

ISLAMABAD: The Central Power Purchasing Agency (CPPA) on Tuesday recommended the National Electric Power Regulatory Authority (NEPRA) to approve a Rs2.65 per unit hike in power tariff under fuel cost adjustment (FCA) for the month of September. According to NEPRA,

1 policeman martyred in blast near Quetta’s Balochistan University

QUETTA: At least one policeman martyred and seven others sustained injuries in an explosion outside Balochistan University at Quetta’s Saryab Road, police officials said on Monday. Police and rescue officials have started arriving at the scene. The nature of the

Govt appoints Shaukat Tarin as adviser to PM on finance, revenue

ISLAMABAD: The federal government on Monday appointed Shaukat Tarin as adviser to the prime minister on finance and revenue after his constitutional tenure as federal minister expired on Oct 16. According to a notification issued by Cabinet Division, the president

Woman in India forced to remove burqa in public

BHOPAL: A woman in the Islamnagar village of India’s Bhopal was forced to remove her hijab by some people, several Indian media outlets reported on Sunday. The incident came to the fore after a video of the incident went viral

Malala urges world to support Afghan women demanding ‘right to learn’

WASHINGTON: Education activist and Nobel Prize laureate Malala Yousafzai on Sunday voiced her concern over the girls education in Taliban-led Afghanistan, urging the world to support Afghan women in their struggle for the “right to learn”. Taking to Twitter, the

Winning streak in UAE gives Pakistan edge over India: Babar Azam

LAHORE: Skipper Babar Azam has asserted that Pakistan have won their last 10 Twenty20 internationals in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) that will give his men the edge over India in their World Cup opener. Pakistan will take on India

India invites key stakeholders including Pakistan to Afghan summit: report

NEW DELHI: In a bid to addresses a humanitarian crisis and discuss the evolving situation in Afghanistan, India has reportedly proposed to host an in-person meeting of the National Security Advisors (NSAs) of key stakeholder countries, including Russia and archrivals

Opposition to launch ‘full-fledged’ campaign against rising inflation

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) President Shehbaz Sharif on Sunday held a telephonic conversation with Pakistan Democratic Movement (PDM) chief Maulana Fazlur Rehman and discussed political situation and rising inflation in the country. The PML-N announced the development on its

Women now free not to change surname after marriage: NADRA chief

ISLAMABAD: The National Database and Registration Authority (NADRA) has changed its policy of binding women to change their surname on their computerised national identity card (CNIC) after marriage, the authority’s chairperson Nadra Tariq Malik announced. Addressing the concluding session of

No-confidence motion against CM Balochistan to be tabled on Oct 20

QUETTA: A session of the Balochistan Assembly has been summoned on October 20 when a no-confidence motion will be tabled against Chief Minister Jam Kamal Khan Alyani. Governor Balochistan Syed Zahoor Ahmad Agha has summoned the session at 4pm, where

PM Imran avoided ISI chief’s appointment summary to save govt: Maryam

FAISALABAD: Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) vice president Maryam Nawaz has asserted that Prime Minister Imran Khan did not approve the notification of new Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) chief’s appointment “to save his government” “The Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaaf (PTI)-led federal government would soon

Taliban to ‘soon’ announce plans for girls’ education: UN official

KABUL (AFP): The Taliban will announce a framework that allows girls to attend school in Afghanistan “soon,” a senior United Nations official said, four weeks after Afghan boys have been allowed a secondary education but girls have not. “The de

Petrol prices increased in line with global rates, claims Hammad Azhar

LAHORE: Energy Minister Hammad Azhar on Saturday addressed the continuous hype regarding the increase in petrol prices, saying that the hike stems from the demand-supply crisis in the international market. Speaking to a private news channel, the federal minister pointed

Maryam Nawaz set to reveal ‘important information’ at Faisalabad rally

LAHORE: Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) vice president Maryam Nawaz on Saturday heavily criticized Prime Minister Imran Khan-led federal government over the record hike in petrol prices as she prepared to share “important information” with people at PDM’s Faisalabad rally. Maryam

Rahul Dravid likely to be appointed as India head coach

NEW DELHI: Former Indian cricket captain Rahul Dravid is likely to be appointed as the senior team’s head coach after the T20 World Cup in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), Indian media reported.   In a report published on Saturday,

FBR imposed Rs588 billion tax on sugar mills: PM’s aide

ISLAMABAD: Adviser to Prime Minister on Accountability Shahzad Akbar on Saturday claimed that the Federal Board of Revenue (FBR), after a five-year audit, imposed a tax to the tune of Rs588 billion on 69 sugar mills. Talking to journalists in

IS claims responsibility for suicide attack on Shia mosque in Afghanistan

KABUL: The militant Islamic State group on Saturday claimed responsibility for a suicide bombing at a crowded Shi’ite mosque in the southern Afghan city of Kandahar that killed at least 41 people and wounded scores more. In a statement released

PM asks nation to celebrate Eid Milad-un-Nabi in ‘befitting manner’

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan on Saturday urged the nation, media organizations and minorities to celebrate the birth anniversary of Prophet Muhammad (SAWW) ‘in a befitting and unprecedented manner’. “This is a month full of blessings when the Prophet Muhammad

‘Utterly shameful’: Opposition slams federal govt over petroleum price hike

ISLAMABAD: The Opposition on Saturday strongly criticised the ruling Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaaf (PTI) government after yet another increase in the prices of petroleum products. Earlier in the day, the government increased the price of petrol by Rs10.49 per litre taking it

CM Sindh meets Ulema to finalize Eid Milad-un-Nabi arrangements

KARACHI: Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah, in a meeting with religious scholars here at CM House, has directed divisional administration and the police to take necessary measures to facilitate celebration of Eid Milad-un-Nabi with religious fervor. “I want

Iran offers barter trade and border markets to boost trade

KARACHI: Federation of Pakistan Chambers of Commerce & Industry (FPCCI) President Mian Nasser Hyatt has urged Pakistani and Iranian governments to come up with a payment mechanism based on barter trade. The FPCCI president made these remarks during a “detailed

Ali Zaidi suggests Karachi needs independent local governance structure

ISLAMABAD: Federal Minister of Maritime Affairs Ali Zaidi has insisted that Karachi needs an independent form of government like other developed cities. During an interview, when Ali Zaidi was asked that in past there were speculations that Karachi will be

Russia hopes Taliban ‘cope’ with Daesh in Afghanistan ‘without support’

MOSCOW: Ahead of the Russia-Taliban talks next week, Moscow asserted that it expects the Taliban-led government in Afghanistan to deal with the Daesh in the country “without external support”. The comments came a day after Russian President Vladimir Putin warned

Pak-China defence collaboration ‘a factor of stability in region’: COAS Bajwa

KARACHI: Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa on Thursday emphasised that the strategic partnership and defence collaboration between Pakistan and China was a factor of stability in the region. According to Inter-Service Public Relations (ISPR), the Army

President Alvi calls for global paradigm shift to avert hunger crisis  

ISLAMABAD: President Dr Arif Alvi on Thursday asserted that a global paradigm shift was needed to rise above mutual conflicts and instead save mankind by addressing the challenges of hunger and food security. Addressing a launching ceremony in Islamabad, the

FO condemns Indian home minister’s threat of ‘surgical strikes’

ISLAMABAD: The Foreign Office (FO) on Thursday strongly condemned Indian Home Minister Amit Shah’s “irresponsible and provocative statement”, threatening Pakistan with “so-called surgical strikes”. According to a statement, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) termed the comments of the Indian

US diplomat Angela Aggeler meets Shehbaz Sharif, Maryam Nawaz

LAHORE: US Charge d’ Affairs to Pakistan Angela Aggeler on Thursday held separate meetings with Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) President Shehbaz Sharif and Vice President Maryam Nawaz. According to details, Maryam Nawaz welcomed Aggeler at her Jati Umrah residence and

Security forces kill ‘wanted’ terrorist in North Waziristan IBO

RAWALPINDI: Security forces killed a wanted terrorist in an intelligence-based operation (IBO) in the Mir Ali area of North Waziristan, Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa, t, the military’s media affairs wing said on Thursday. According to a statement issued by Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR),