Federal govt slashes prices of petroleum products for June

ISLAMABAD: The federal government has slashed prices of petroleum products for June due to a sharp decline in oil prices in the international market due to virus-fuelled lockdowns. Following the notification issued by the finance ministry today (Sunday), the price

NCC meeting to decide on easing or extending lockdown tomorrow

ISLAMABAD: The National Coordination Committee (NCC) will meet in Islamabad tomorrow (Monday) to decide whether to ease or extend the lockdown restrictions imposed in the country. All the four chief ministers and certain federal ministers will participate in the meeting.

Minister says foreign dramas will ruin Pakistani entertainment industry

ISLAMABAD: Federal Minister for Science and Technology Fawad Chaudhry became the latest person to jump on the Ertugrul debate when he said that foreign dramas will have a ‘devastating’ long-run effect on the domestic entertainment industry. On a social media

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 IoK 

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

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,

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.

Railways to ply five more trains: Sheikh Rasheed

LAHORE: Federal Minister for Railways Sheikh Rasheed Ahmed has announced to operate five more trains by implementing all standard operating procedures (SOPs). Talking to media, Sheikh Rasheed said the federal minister said “We have decided to restore five more trains in

Another Indian spy drone shot down along LoC: ISPR

RAWALPINDI: Pakistan Army troops shot down an Indian spy drone after it intruded into Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK) from across the restive Line of Control (LoC), the military’s media wing said on Friday. The Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR), in

UN awards medal to martyred Pakistani soldier for peacekeeping service in Congo

RAWALPINDI: United Nations awarded a medal to a Pakistani soldier posthumously awarded for his peacekeeping services rendered in the Democratic Republic of Congo. According to a statement from the Inter-Services Public Relations ISPR,  Amir Aslam was to be conferred the

PM Khan forms committee to address issues faced by women prisoners

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan has formed a committee for the investigation and redressed of issues faced by women prisoners across the country. According to a statement issued by the Prime Minister’s Office, “The committee has been constituted taking into

Four Pakistani doctors lose battle to coronavirus in past 24 hours

ISLAMABAD: Four Pakistani doctors, including a female doctor in her 20s, passed away from COVID-19 over the past 24 hours. Dr Sana Fatima, who worked at a private hospital in Lahore, died after testing positive for the novel coronavirus, the

PM Imran, Abu Dhabi crown prince discuss coronavirus crisis

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan and Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed al Nahyan have discussed the COVID-19 epidemic situation and agreed to work closely for effective containment of the outbreak. According to PM Office statement, the

2,000 sanitary workers in Islamabad denied Eid holidays

ISLAMABAD: While the nation is observing Eid, more than 2,000 sanitary workers in the federal capital did not get a chance to celebrate the festive occasion this year. The district administration has cancelled all three holidays of the workers to

Protection of vulnerable segments topmost priority: Shibli Faraz

ISLAMABAD: Minister for Information and Broadcasting Shibli Faraz has said protection of vulnerable segments of the society topmost priority of PTI government despite limited resources. Talking to the media after offering Eidul Fitr prayers in Islamabad, the minister said  the

Army chief spends Eid with troops in LoC

RAWALPINDI: Chief of the Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa has visited the Line of Control (LoC) and celebrated Eid-ul-Fitr with soldiers in the Puna sector after offering Eid prayers on Sunday. According to a statement issued by the

Pakistan welcome Eid ceasefire announcement by Afghan Taliban

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan has welcomed the announcement of ceasefire by Afghan Taliban and the government on the occasion of Eid-ul-Fitr. “Pakistan welcomes announcements by the Taliban and the Afghanistan Government about ceasefire on the occasion of Eid-ul-Fitr. While extending Eid greetings

Army chief congratulates nation on Eid-ul-Fitr

RAWALPINDI: Chief of Army Staff (COAS) Gen Qamar Javed Bajwa has congratulated the nation on Eid-ul-Fitr. Eid-ul-Fitr is being celebrated across the country with religious zeal and fervour on Sunday (today). Eid prayers were offered at mosques and more than

President, prime minister extend Eid greetings

ISLAMABAD: President Arif Alvi in his message on the occasion of Eid urged the nation to keep adhering to the protective steps as the whole world was being ravaged by the coronavirus. Arif Alvi said the whole nation with solidarity

Eid-ul-Fitr being celebrated across Pakistan today

KARACHI: Eid-ul-Fitr is being celebrated across the country with religious zeal and fervour on Sunday (today). Eid prayers were offered at mosques and more than 500 Eidgahs in all cities and towns of the country. Special prayers were offered for

PM Khan urges nation to celebrate this Eid in a different manner

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan has urged the nation to skip their traditional festivity for Eidul Fitr in view of the lives lost in Friday’s plane crash in Karachi and the hundreds of fatalities caused by the COVID-19. After the

Pakistan saddened by devastation caused by Cyclone in India, Bangladesh

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan has expressed sorrow over the deaths and widespread devastation caused by Cyclone Amphan in India and Bangladesh. As per details, the two countries have lost more than 102 people in the cyclone, the most powerful in over a

FM calls OIC chief to update on aggravating IOJ&K situation

ISLAMABAD: Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi on Saturday held a telephonic conversation with OIC Secretary General, Dr. Yousef A. Al-Othaimeen to update him on the aggravating situation in Indian Occupied Jammu and Kashmir (IOJ&K). According to a statement issued, during

Dispatch of 6th consignment of safety equipment concluded: NDMA

ISLAMABAD: The dispatch of fresh tranche of sixth consignment containing medical and Personal Protective Equipment (PPEs) for doctors and paramedics have been sent on Saturday to Sindh, Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK) and Gilgit-Baltistan (GB). According to National Disaster Management

India, Pakistan should release jailed fishermen before Eid: Jatin Desai

ISLAMABAD: National committee member of Pakistan-India Peoples’ Forum for Peace and Democracy (PIPFPD) Jatin Desai has said India and Pakistan should release arrested fishermen and women prisoners on the occasion of Eid. According to the PIPFPD press release, Desai has

Govt announces relief package for newspaper hawkers

ISLAMABAD: Information Minister Shibli Faraz has said that in wake of COVID-19 situation, a relief package is being provided to newspaper hawkers to help them in such difficult times. The package is being funded by Baitul Mal and charity organisation

PM directs immediate inquiry into tragic plane crash incident

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan has ordered an inquiry into the tragic plane crash incident. A Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) passenger plane, with an estimated 98 people onboard, crashed in Karachi’s Model Colony near Jinnah International Airport on Friday. On

Pakistan to have an edge over England: Saqlain Mushtaq

ISLAMABAD: Former Pakistani spinner Saqlain Mushtaq has said that Pakistan would have an edge over the English team if the matches were played at the South of England. “Cricket must happen and Pakistan should go to England for the series

Pakistan engaged with China in prompting peace: FO

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan on Friday said it was engaged with China in prompting peace, development and stability in the region, and believed that regional economic connectivity would deliver a critical stimulus for creating broad-based growth. According to a statement issued by