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Fazlur Rehman demands release of arrested banned TLP members

LAHORE: The Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam-Fazl (JUI-F) Chief Maulana Fazlur Rehman has threatened the government of countrywide protests if Tehreek-e-Labbaik Pakistan (TLP) head Saad Rizvi and activists were not released. In a press conference on Sunday evening, Maulana Fazlur Rehman asked the

Hospitals in Punjab running out of space as COVID-19 cases rise

LAHORE: With hospitals overwhelmed and a sharp rise in the number of deaths, Pakistan’s delicate health system is bracing for an imminent peak of novel coronavirus cases. According to sources, the outbreak of COVID-19 in Punjab wreaked havoc, hospitals in

Security at sensitive places beefed up in Islamabad

KARACHI: Security was tightened throughout the capital on Sunday evening after a high alert was issued. According to DIG Operations Islamabad, heavy contingents of law enforcement officials were deployed to all entry and exit points of Islamabad. Additionally, police and

Man behind fake audio clips claiming Ali Zaidi exposed

KARACHI: Man behind fake audio clips doing rounds in different WhatsApp groups, claiming it to be the voice of Federal Minister for Maritime Affairs Ali Zaidi, has been exposed. As per details, a man identified as Qazi Raheel from Chicago

Pakistani film stars launch ‘give royalties to artists’ campaign

KARACHI: Pakistani film and TV stars including famed Mahira Khan, Yasir Hussain and others have launched a campaign demanding royalties that artists across the country. The ‘royalties for artists’ campaign was launched in light of famous TV actress Naila Jaffery

Govt believes in dialogue but won’t be blackmailed: Fawad Chaudhry

ISLAMABAD: Federal Minister for Information and Broadcasting Fawad Chaudhry has said that the government believes in dialogues but won’t be blackmailed by religious and political parties. On a social media website Twitter, the federal minister said that the operation was

Police lodge FIR for ‘dishonoring’ statue of Priest-King at Mohenjo Daro

SINDH: Police on Sunday registered a first information report (FIR) against unknown persons who tried to dishonor the statue of Priest-King at a site of Mohenjo Daro. The FIR was lodged by Airport Police Station in Mohenjo Daro on the

Chinese trade experts to visit Pakistan for exploring new investment venues

ISLAMABAD: A Chinese trade expert delegation will visit Pakistan to explore new investment venues in different sectors. As per details, the Chinese experts would also explore investment opportunities including roads and infrastructure development, energy, agricultural, industrial machinery and technology. Chief

Pilgrims over 50 years of age may not be allowed to perform hajj 2021

ISLAMABAD: Minister for Religious Affair and Interfaith Harmony, Noor-ul-Haq Qadri has said the pilgrims less than 20 or over 50 years of age may not be permitted to perform hajj this year. Noor-ul-Haq Qadri said the hajj 2021 would take

Hania Amir shares love for her followers ‘despite the hate’

LAHORE: As actor Hania Aamir hit four million followers on Instagram, she took to social media to thank her fans, followers and haters, who helped her to achieve this milestone. The Dil Ruba famed actress posted a series of Instagram

President Alvi urges people to implement anti-COVID SOPs

ISLAMABAD: President Dr Arif Alvi has once again urged the nation to fully implement the Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) as the country witnessed a sharp spike in COVID-19 cases in a single day. The president said the country had reported

PM Imran expresses confidence in finance minister Tareen’s abilities

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan has expressed complete confidence in the abilities of newly appointed Finance Minister Shaukat Tarin. Federal Minister for Finance Shaukat Tareen held an important meeting with PM Imran Khan and discussed matters pertaining to the economic

Sindh govt delays resumption of classes for secondary students by 10 days

KARACHI: Sindh Education and Labour Minister, Saeed Ghani has announced to delay the resumption of on-campus classes for grades one to eight in the province from April 21 by 10 more days amid rising COVID-19 cases. On a social media

Can backdoor diplomacy improve ties between India and Pakistan?

For the past several months, there have been reports that Pakistan and India are holding covert backdoor talks to calm tensions between the two countries particularly over Kashmir. These talks have not been denied nor acknowledged. Pakistan always remained of

Ramadan prayers held in Hagia Sophia for first time in 86 years

ISTANBUL: Istanbul’s Hagia Sophia hosted its first Ramadan prayers in 86 years, despite fierce criticism of the Turkish government’s campaign to revert the building to a mosque after being a museum for decades. The head of the Turkish Directorate of

DRAP forbids brand names of medicines in doctors’ prescriptions

LAHORE: The Drug Regulatory Authority of Pakistan (DRAP) has prohibited medical practitioners from writing brand names of medicines in prescriptions. The Drug Regulatory Authority of Pakistan (DRAP) in a circular issued on Sunday said, “The doctors in their prescriptions should

All steps being taken reopen roads blocked by banned TLP: Sheikh Rasheed

ISLAMABAD: Federal Minister for Interior Sheikh Rasheed has said that all steps are being taken to reopen roads blocked by banned Tehreek-e-Labbaik Pakistan (TLP). Addressing a press conference on Sunday Sheikh Rasheed said 192 locations across the country had been

Shaukat Khanum hospital in Karachi to open in 2023: PM Imran

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan has said the Shaukat Khanum Memorial Trust (SKMT) Hospital in Karachi is on target to open in 2023. On a social media website Twitter, the prime minister said that the cancer hospital will be “twice

Hassan Kasi explains what it takes to become champion of Quran recitation

LAHORE: Hassan Ali Kasi was recently named champion of an international online Qari competition (Siraj Al-Kabeer) hosted by Afghanistan, where he was up against contestants from 25 other countries. To master the art of Quran recitation, 21-year-old Hassan Ali Kasi

Activists of proscribed TLP torture DSP, take five policemen hostage

LAHORE: Activists of the banned Tehreek-i-Labbaik Pakistan (TLP) brutally tortured a deputy superintendent of police (DSP) and took him, including four other officials hostage on Sunday. A spokesperson for Lahore CCPO in a statement said Miscreants had attacked Nawankot Police

Imran Abbas appointed as Goodwill Ambassador by Turkey

ISTANBUL: The Turkish government has appointed Pakistani actor and singer Imran Abbas as the Goodwill Ambassador, the actor announced today (Sunday). Taking to Instagram, the Khuda Aur Muhammad actor announced that he will be helping Muslims in Tanzania and other

FM Qureshi visits Pakistan pavilion at UAE World Expo

ISLAMABAD: Foreign Minister Makhdoom Shah Mahmood Qureshi has paid a visit Pakistan pavilion at World Expo 2020 to be held in United Arab Emirates (UAE) from October 1. On the occasion, Pakistan ambassador to UAE Afzal Mahmood, Pakistan Consul General

Model Saheefa Jabbar donates hair to charity

LAHORE: Model-turned-actress Saheefa Jabbar has donated her signature long hair to charity, inspiring many to follow her example. Having donated her hair, Saheefa Jabbar shared a picture of two cut braids on her Instagram along with a small note. “Was

Pakistan, India refute reports on ministers’ meeting in UAE

DUBAI: Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi and his Indian Shah Mahmood Qureshi S Jaishankar will be in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) over the weekend though both countries confirmed that no meeting was planned between the two leaders. Shah Mehmood

Referee judge to decide fate of Shehbaz Sharif’s bail

LAHORE: The Lahore High Court (LHC) bench issued a split decision on the post-arrest bail petition of Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) president Shehbaz Sharif, sending the matter to the chief justice for the nomination of a referee judge. Justice Sardar

Number of beggars in Karachi exceeds 150,000 as police fail to take legal action

KARACHI: The number of beggars in Karachi has exceeded 150,000 as police failed to take legal action against the illegal profession in the metropolis. With the start of the holy month of Ramadan, a large number of professional beggars captured

Rawalpindi traders demand extension in market hours

RAWALPINDI: The Central President of Anjuman-e-Tajiran Punjab, Sharjeel Khan has demanded an extension in business hours in Ramadan. In an exclusive interview with MM News, Sharjeel Khan urged the government to review its notification to close businesses by 6 pm

Provision of essential items on reasonable price demanded at sasta bazaars

RAWALPINDI: Citizens have demanded government authorities to play a proactive role in providing quality essential items to the people at reasonable prices at Ramazan sasta bazaars established in different areas of Rawalpindi. According to details, citizens demanded the government to

Pakistan’s economic diplomacy is yielding positive results despite Covid-19: Qureshi

DUBAI: Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi has said that Pakistan’s economic diplomacy is yielding positive results despite the Covid-19 pandemic. Addressing at the Iftar dinner hosted by Pakistan Business Council Dubai in Dubai today (Saturday) Qureshi said that through economic

Prince Philip laid to rest in Windsor Castle

LONDON: Queen Elizabeth II on Saturday laid to rest her late husband, Prince Philip, in a royal funeral like no other curtailed by COVID-19 restrictions but reflecting his long life of military and public service. Prince Philip began his final