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Over 20,000 Pakistani expats to be repatriated from 1st June

ISLAMABAD: Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on National Security Dr. Moeed Yusuf has said more than 20,000 overseas Pakistani would be repatriated in the next 10 days. Addressing a press conference today, Yusuf said 20,000 overseas Pakistani would be repatriated

Pakistan seeks UN’s support over controversial domicile law in IOJ&K 

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan has approached the United Nations (UN) over Delhi’s blatant effort to turn the Muslim-majority in Indian Occupied Jammu and Kashmir (IOJ&K) into a minority. Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi has written letters to the UN Security Council president

Afghan journalist, driver killed six injured in blast

KABUL: A journalist and a driver were killed while six people sustained injuries when a private bus carrying employees of an Afghan television station was bombed in the country’s capital on Saturday. According to the director of Khurshid TV, a

Transporters announce to resume services in Karachi

KARACHI: Karachi Transport Ittehad (KTI) has announced that transporters will resume intra-city public transport services from Monday. Addressing a press conference today, KTI president Irshad Bukhari warned of staging a sit-in if they were not permitted to operate vehicles on

Deceased COVID-19 patient’s relatives vandalise CHK

KARACHI: A COVID-19 patient passed away at Dr Ruth Pfau Civil Hospital Karachi (CHK), after which the enraged relatives of the deceased vandalized the facility and attacked doctors, allegedly because the medical staff “delayed handing over the body” of the

SFDL to complete DNA test of plane crash victims in next 48 hours 

KARACHI: Sindh Forensic DNA and Serology Laboratory (SFDL)  in Karachi University has announced that it will complete the process of identifying bodies of the passengers that died in the plane crash in the next 48 hours.  SFDL has completed a total

Marriage halls association demands permission for reopening business

RAWALPINDI: The Marriage Halls and Caterer Associations have demanded permission from the government for reopening their business from 1st June which was closed due to the COVID-19 lockdown across the country. Chairman of the Caterers Association Mukhtar Abbas, Marriage halls

Wearing masks in public places declared mandatory

ISLAMABAD: Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on Health Dr Zafar Mirza has said that wearing masks in public places has been declared mandatory as the COVID-19 cases are increasing on a daily basis. While addressing a press conference today,

Sindh reports highest single-day COVID-19 deaths, cases: CM Murad

KARACHI: Chief Minister Sindh Murad Ali Shah has said that the COVID-19 claimed record 38 lives in the province during the last 24 hours, surging the province’s mortality rate from 1.6% to 1.7%. Murad Ali Shah announced on Saturday that

First cargo ship reaches Gwadar Port

ISLAMABAD: Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on Information and Broadcasting, Lieutenant General (retired) Asim Saleem Bajwa has said that the first bulk cargo ship reached the port city of Gwadar on Saturday. According to the China Pakistan Economic Corridor

Eight doctors recover from COVID-19 in Punjab

LAHORE: Punjab Institute of Neurosciences’ (PINS) Executive Director, Professor Khalid Mehmood has confirmed that eight doctors of PINS have made a recovery from the COVID-19 on Saturday. The Executive Director PINS said that the doctors have now tested negative twice

Police arrest Daesh terrorist in Karachi

KARACHI: The Special Investigation Unit (SIU) police claimed to have arrested a suspected Daesh terrorist in the metropolis during a combined operation. According to police sources, on an intelligence report, the law enforcement agencies personnel conducted a targeted operation and

KDA office remains open for illegal practices despite govt’s closure orders

KARACHI: Amid the coronavirus outbreak, Sindh government offices are closed, while the offices of Karachi Development Authority (KDA) remained open for illegal practices. According to sources, dozens of officers and employees and their families have been infected with the coronavirus

PIA plane crash: PAF officer laid to rest

KARACHI: The funeral prayers for Squadron Leader Zain-ul-Arif Khan, who passed away in the PIA plane crash on 22 May, were offered at PAF Base Faisal in Karachi on Saturday. According to a statement issued by PAF, Zain-ul-Arif was posted

Govt aims to help emerging sectors in post coronavirus: Razak Dawood     

ISLAMABAD: Advisor to Prime Minister on Commerce and Investment, Abdul Razak Dawood has said that the government’s aim was not only to facilitate the core export sectors but also to help the emerging sectors after the emergence of Coronavirus outbreak.

First cargo ship carrying wheat reaches Gwadar: Asim Bajwa

ISLAMABAD: Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on Information and Broadcasting, Lieutenant General (retired) Asim Saleem Bajwa has shared that first bulk cargo ship “MV Manet” carrying wheat and urea of Afghan Transit trade reached Gwadar this week. In a

‘Proud’ to be wife of Yasir Hussain: Iqra Aziz

KARACHI: Actress Iqra Aziz while sharing loved-up photos with husband Yasir Hussain, has said that she is proud to be his wife. The actress posted few pictures from the couple’s latest photoshoot on Instagram and wrote, “Because of you I

Nawaz Sharif was against nuclear testing: Railway Minister

LAHORE: Minister for Railways Sheikh Rasheed Ahmed has claimed that former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and his party were against nuclear testing. While addressing a conference, the railway minister said that nuclear tests were conducted by Raja Zafar ul Haq,

Teenager stabbed to death in Quetta

QUETTA: A young man named Jibran was reportedly stabbed to death in Quetta near a petrol pump on Zargoon road on Friday evening. The 17-year-old was stabbed in the throat on the main road and was taken to hospital but

PPP Senator urges DG ISI to take action against US columnist in Pakistan

KARACHI: Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) Senator Sehar Kamran has written a letter to the Director-General Inter-Services Intelligence (DG-ISI) to take action against a US columnist. The senator in a tweet confirmed the news of formally writing to DG-ISI General Faiz

ANP leader Bilour recovers from COVID-19

PESHAWAR: Awami National Party stalwart and former member of the National Assembly Ghulam Ahmad Bilour has recovered from the coronavirus. The 80-year-old veteran politician tested positive for the virus on May 18 after which he went into self-isolation at his

Shehryar Khan Afridi tests positive for COVID-19

ISLAMABAD: Federal Minister for Saffron and Narcotics Shehryar Khan Afridi has tested positive for the novel coronavirus, which has affected more than 66,000 people across the country. Shahryar Khan Afridi confirmed the news on Twitter and wrote that he has

Pakistan records highest single-day spike in COVID-19 infections

KARACHI: Pakistan has witnessed a spike in coronavirus cases as the number surged to 66,457 in the country, while the death toll stands at 1,395. The country witnessed the highest rise in deaths in a single day from the coronavirus

Roger Federer named world’s highest earning athlete

NEW YORK: Roger Federer is the world’s highest-paid athlete for 2020 as the COVID-19 pandemic knocked football’s Lionel Messi off top spot, according to the annual Forbes list. The Swiss tennis great, a men’s record 20-time Grand Slam singles champion,

Trump cuts ties with WHO in midst of global pandemic

WASHINGTON: President Donald Trump said he was severing US ties with the World Health Organisation, which he accused failed to do enough to combat the initial spread of the novel coronavirus. Trump first suspended funding to the UN agency a