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Fawad demands probe into JUI-F MNA’s reported marriage with underage girl

ISLAMABAD: Federal Minister for Science and Technology Fawad Chaudhry has asked the leadership of the Jamiat Ulema-i-Islam-Fazl (JUI-F) to comment on the reported marriage of a Member of the National Assembly from Balochistan Maulana Salahuddin Ayubi with a 13-year-old girl

FATF’s blacklist no longer a possibility, says Hammad Azhar

ISLAMABAD: Federal Minister for Industries and Production Hammad Azhar has asserted that the threat of Pakistan being blacklisted by the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) had been averted, and “we would come out of Grey list in coming June.” “We

Illegal appointments: NAB arrests former secretary special education Sindh

KARACHI: The National Accountability Bureau (NAB) has arrested former secretary special education Sindh, Noor Leghari and Dr Kishore Kumar outside the Sindh High Court (SHC) in illegal appointments case. As per details, Noor Leghari and Dr Kishore Kumar were accused

Central Business District to transform Lahore into modern city: PM Imran

LAHORE: Prime Minister Imran Khan today (Friday) laid the foundation-stone of the country’s first-ever Central Business District (CBD) in Lahore, a commercial hub aimed at ensuring ease-of-doing-business. “With huge tenders involved, this project will witness a major take-off in short

Husbands hiding second marriage in Egypt can now go to jail

CAIRO: A new law has been passed against the husband in Egypt for hiding his marriage and not informing his current or future wife about it.  According to Arab media, the draft law of the 58th constitutional amendment has been

Pakistan, Qatar sign new LNG import agreement

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan today (Friday) inked a new agreement with Qatar for the import of Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG). According to the agreement, Qatar will provide three million tones of LNG to Pakistan in the next ten years. The new agreement

Shahrukh Khan and Salman Khan begin shooting for ‘Pathan’

Bollywood’s superstars Shahrukh Khan and Salman Khan have begun shoot for their upcoming movie ‘Pathan’. Produced under Yash Raj Films (YRF) banner, the shooting for the movie began in November last year with the leading actress of the film, Deepika

FBR collects Rs 2,900 bn tax against target of Rs 2,898 bn in eight months

ISLAMABAD: The Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) has claimed to collect Rs328 billion in February 2021 and the overall tax collection in the first eight months (July-Feb) touched Rs 2,900 billion against the desired target of Rs 2,898 billion. According

Clash erupts between PTI, PPP lawmakers in Sindh Assembly

KARACHI: Sindh Assembly today (Friday) witnessed uproar as lawmakers belonging to Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) and Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaaf (PTI) manhandled each other and chanted slogans against each other. According to details, the disturbance occurred after PTI’s Khurrum Sher Zaman used

ECP issues deadline for Senate polls campaigns   

ISLAMABAD: The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) has directed all political and candidates to halt their campaigns regarding upcoming Senate elections by midnight on Monday. According to a notification issued by the ECP, all the Senate election campaigns would come

ILO lists Pakistan as world’s third largest contributor of online labour

A report has revealed that Pakistan is the world’s third-largest supplier of technical manpower for online services. A report that was published by the International Labour Organization (ILO) covers a client pool based in developed countries, with the United States

TTP commander killed in South Waziristan operation

RAWALPINDI: Security forces have conducted operations in the Sharwangi and Tiarza area of South Waziristan where they gunned down a terrorist commander.  According to ISPR, the operation was carried out after receiving information about the presence of terrorists. Nuristan alias

Shaniera Akram is upset over Karachi cops rollerblading on roads

Shaniera Akram, the wife of former captain Wasim Akram has expressed disappointment over Karachi police deploying an armed rollerblading unit to curb theft and harassment on the city’s streets. Taking to Twitter, she wrote that wouldn’t it be wiser to

Pakistan all set to launch 5G by December 2022

Pakistan is all set to commercially launch the most advanced internet 5G by December 2022, which would be a big step towards realising Prime Minister Imran Khan’s vision of digital Pakistan.  The statement was announced by Federal Minister for IT

Atif Aslam finally releases much awaited music video ‘Raat’

KARACHI: Singer Atif Aslam has released his anxiously awaited single music video ‘Raat’. “Wait no more!” wrote Atif announced while announcing on Twitter with a caption, “Dropping the glimpse of the most awaited track Raat.” Wait no more! Dropping the

PM welcomes Sri Lanka’s deccion allowing burial for COVID-19 victims

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan has welcomed the decision of Sri Lanka of lifting a ban on the burial of bodies of people whose deaths were caused by a coronavirus. The prime minister took to Twitter and thanked the Sri

Saying ‘Mera Jism Meri Marzi’ means you have no right over my body: Mahira Khan

Actress Mahira Khan has recently spilled the beans on attending the Aurat March every year. The Verna actress was invited to a show where she discussed her personal and professional life where she also talked about attending the Aurat march

One-day visit: PM Khan to arrive in Lahore today

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan will visit Lahore today for one-day where he will chair sessions at Chief Minister House. Besides holding meetings with the provincial lawmakers, the prime minister will hold separate meetings with the Punjab governor and chief

Worldwide coronavirus cases cross 113.5 million

WASHINGTON: The number of coronavirus cases worldwide has exceeded 113.544 million while 25.19 million have lost their lives. More than 831.28 million patients of coronavirus have been cured in the world and more than 21.896 million are undergoing treatment. The

Another 32 people die from coronavirus in Pakistan

KARACHI: A further 32 deaths and 1,511 new cases have been reported in Pakistan due to the coronavirus. According to the National Command and Control Center, the total number of deaths from coronavirus in Pakistan has reached 12,804 while the total number

Pak Army backs PM Imran’s decisions for country: Fawad Chaudhry

ISLAMABAD: Federal Minister for Science and Technology Fawad Chaudhry has reiterated that It is Prime Minister Imran Khan who takes decisions for the country, and the army agrees with those decisions. “The Prime Minister has changed the fate of Pakistan

Struggle against COVID-19 is not over yet, says Faisal Sultan

ISLAMABAD: Special Assistant to Prime Minister on Health Dr Faisal Sultan has asserted that the threat of coronavirus variants remained, which the government was keeping a close eye on. He expressed his views while addressing a ceremony in Islamabad where

Axar Patel stars as India beats England inside two days

AHMEDABAD: England succumbed to a 10-wicket defeat against India inside two days of an astonishing day-night Test Test in Ahmedabad today (Thursday). Spinner Axar Patel took 11 wickets over two innings as India outplayed their rivals in all departments to

People of Karachi pay artistic tribute to mountaineer Ali Sadpara

KARACHI: A team of artists painted a beautiful picture of ace mountaineer Muhammad Ali Sadpara on Karachi’s Hassan Square Bridge in order to pay tribute to the legend, who went missing while climbing the K2 on February 9. The initiative

FATF keeps Pakistan on grey list till June 2021

ISLAMABAD: The Financial Action Task Force (FATF) on Friday announced to keep Pakistan on the grey list till June 2021. The announcement was made by FATF President Dr Marcus Pleyer at a press briefing on the outcomes of the FATF

All candidates from Punjab elected unopposed for Senate polls

ISLAMABAD: The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) today (Thursday) has announced that all candidates for the Senate election from Punjab were elected unopposed.   According to details, those elected included five candidates from the ruling Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI), five from

Black-browed babbler rediscovered after 180 years

BORNEO: A bird last seen almost 180 years ago in the rainforests of Borneo has been rediscovered, who was presumed by experts to be extinct. The Black-browed Babbler has only ever been documented once — when it was first described

Pooja Bhatt agrees Karachi serves the best food in South Asia

MUMBAI: Bollywood actor and producer Pooja Bhatt has picked Karachi, the city of Pakistan, as the ‘food champion of South Asia’. Taking to Twitter, Bhatt admitted Karachi offers the best food in South Asia. She was responding to a post

PM Imran asks ‘haven’ countries to return all ‘stolen’ assets

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan has asked the ‘haven’ countries to immediately and unconditionally return all foreign assets that are shown to be stolen or whose “legitimacy” cannot be explained. He expressed his views while addressing the virtual launch event

Bulls return to bourse, lift KSE-100 by 603 points

KARACHI: The Pakistan Stock Exchange (PSX) today (Thursday) witnessed a bullish trend, with the benchmark index gained 603.05 points, closing at 45,965.63 points. The benchmark KSE-100 Index remained in the green throughout the day, marking its intraday high at 46,004.68.