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Social activist Rehan Allahwala sets unique example with son’s simple wedding

Renowned entrepreneur and social activist Rehan Allahwala has set a unique example by throwing a simple wedding for his son despite having the financial means. Following what Islam preaches, Rehan Allahwala made ‘Nikah’ simple and easy. Rehan Allahwala’s son married simply

PTA orders cellular companies to improve network coverage, performance

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) has ordered Cellular Mobile Operators (CMOs) to improve network coverage and performance. According to a statement issued by the authority on Friday, PTA has directed mobile phone companies to maintain Quality of Service (QoS) as

Iraqi minister lauds Pakistan’s sacrifices in fight against terrorism

RAWALPINDI: Defence Minister of Iraq, Juma Enad Sadoon Khattab Al Jibori has lauded the professionalism of the Pakistani Armed Forces and acknowledged their sacrifices in the fight against terrorism. According to a statement issued by the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR),

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

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

Thousands of plots sold in Jinnah Garden Housing Society scam

ISLAMABAD: More than a thousand plots have been fraudulently sold to citizens in Pakistan including overseas residents in the Jinnah Garden Housing Society in the federal capital, it has been revealed. Sources revealed the Phase-II plots were renumbered and eventually

Senate polls: ECP issues revised list of 8 candidates from Sindh

ISLAMABAD: The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) has issued the revised list of eight candidates from Sindh for the upcoming Senate elections scheduled for March 03. According to the revised list issued by the ECP after announcing decisions on appeals

CJCSC, UAE Army chief vow to forge deeper strategic ties

RAWALPINDI: Chairman Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee (CJCSC) General Nadeem Raza called on Chief of Staff UAE Armed Forces Lieutenant General Hammad Mohammed Thani Al Rumaithy and they reaffirmed to continue to forge deeper strategic ties. According to a statement

PM Imran inaugurates Sri Lanka’s High-Performance Sports Complex

COLOMBO: Prime Minister Imran Khan has inaugurated Sri Lanka’s High-Performance Sports Complex on Wednesday. PM Imran, who is in Colombo on a two-day official visit, tweeted, “It was great to meet the Sri Lankan cricket greats invited on the occasion

Action taken against army officers responsible for Ehsanullah Ehsan’s escape: DG ISPR

RAWALPINDI: Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) chief Maj Gen Babar Iftikhar while talking to BBC Urdu has said severe action was taken against security personnel responsible for the escape of former Tehreek-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) spokesman Ehsanullah Ehsan from Army custody on

NEPRA cuts tariff of three nuclear power plants

ISLAMABAD: National Electric Power Regulatory Authority (NEPRA) has reduced the Return on Equity (ROE) component of three Nuclear Power Generation Plants including the C-2, C-3 and C-4 having a cumulative net capacity of 931 MW on Wednesday. According to a

Dr. Sania Nishtar inaugurates control room to oversee Ehsaas stipends

ISLAMABAD: Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on Social Protection and Poverty Alleviation, Dr. Sania Nishtar has inaugurated a monitoring center of Waseela-e-Taleem Digital housed in Ehsaas offices in Islamabad on Tuesday. According to a press statement, the newly established

Pakistan needs to diversify exports with Uzbekistan: President Alvi

ISLAMABAD: President Dr Arif Alvi has said Pakistan needs to diversify its exports to Uzbekistan by including manufactured goods, finished products, pharmaceuticals and services. Talking to Pakistan’s Ambassador-designate to Uzbekistan, Syed Ali Asad Gilani, on Tuesday, Dr Arif Alvi emphasized

NA passes bill against corporal punishment of children

ISLAMABAD: National Assembly (NA) on Tuesday passed a bill against the corporal punishment of children. The bill aims to criminalize all kinds of corporal punishment at workplaces, educational institutions and rehabilitation centres. According to details, the bill was tabled by

PM Imran, Sri Lankan counterpart affirm resolve to strengthen ties in diverse fields

COLOMBO: Prime Minister Imran Khan and his Sri Lankan counterpart, Mahinda Rajapaksa, on Tuesday held a one-on-one meeting and affirmed resolve to strengthen relations in diverse areas. In a joint press conference with his Sri Lankan counterpart, PM Imran underscored that

By-polls: PM Imran wants re-election in NA-75 Daska

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan has advised Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) candidate of NA-75 to ask ECP for re-polling in 20 polling stations of the Daska constituency. In a series of tweets, the prime minister said, “We have always struggled for

Retired employees holds protest against pension policy

ISLAMABAD: All Pakistan Employees’ Pension Association has held a protest in Islamabad against pension policy and demanded the government to increase their monthly pension. The All Pakistan Pensioners Association (APPA) staged a protest in front of the National Press Club

Continuous efforts of Pakistan’s army for peace in region admirable: Qatari envoy

RAWALPINDI: Special Envoy of the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Qatar Dr Mutlaq Bin Majed Al Qahtani has said continuous efforts of Pakistan’s army for peace and stability in region admirable. During a meeting with Army Chief General Qamar Javed

Dr Faisal Sultan gets first jab of COVID-19 vaccine

ISLAMABAD: Special Assistant to Prime Minister (SAPM) on Health Dr Faisal Sultan announced that he has been administered the first jab of the COVID-19 vaccine on Monday. On a social media website Twitter, Dr Sultan said, “I registered myself as

Will provide electronic voting machines to ECP: Fawad Chaudhry

ISLAMABAD: Federal Science and Technology Minister, Fawad Chaudhry has said that the electronic voting machines will be provided to the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) to ensure transparency in voting process. Briefing about the machine in Islamabad, the minister informed

ECP issues code of conduct for Senate-elections

ISLAMABAD: The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) has released codes of conduct for candidates, voters polling staff and security officials during the upcoming Senate elections scheduled for March 03. The Election Commission in a statement issued on Monday said that

Sheikh Rasheed lauds Qatar’s role in Afghan peace process

ISLAMABAD: Interior Minister Sheikh Rasheed Ahmad has said Qatar played a crucial role in furthering the Afghan reconciliation process. While talking to special envoy of Qatar Mutlaq bin Majed Al-Qahtani in Islamabad today, the interior minister said it has always

Claims of victory in Senate polls proof horse trading preparation by PPP: Shibli Faraz

ISLAMABAD: Minister for Information and Broadcasting Senator Shibli Faraz has said that despite having no majority in the National Assembly, Asif Zardari’s claim of victory of Yousuf Raza Gilani has proved the opposition’s involvement in dirty politics of sale and

PM Imran hails double digit growth of 11.4% in industrial sector

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan on Sunday said that the industrial sector is showing sustained growth, which is a good sign. The premier in a facebook post said that large scale manufacturing saw another double digit growth of 11.4 percent

Pakistan to receive 5.6m COVID-19 vaccines doses by end of March

ISLAMABAD: The National Command and Operation Centre (NCOC) has said around 5.6 million COVID-19 vaccine doses are expected to arrive in the country by the end of March 2021. As per the NCOC, out of these, 2.8 million doses of

Coronavirus claims 38 more lives, infects 1,329 in Pakistan

ISLAMABAD: The coronavirus has claimed 38 more lives and infected 1,329 during the past 24 hours across Pakistan. According to the latest figures by the National Command and Operation Center (NCOC), Pakistan reported 38 deaths by novel coronavirus as the

Pakistan rejects Indian remarks regarding visit of Delhi-based diplomats to IOK

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan has rejected the Indian Ministry of External Affairs remarks regarding the recent visit of a group of Delhi-based diplomats to Indian Illegally Occupied Jammu and Kashmir. Foreign Office Spokesperson Zahid Hafeez Chaudhri, in a statement said such guided

Pakistan sanitary workers protest against non-payment of salaries

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan sanitary workers have staged a protest against the non-payment of salaries in Islamabad on Saturday. Several employees chanted slogans against the administrations saying they would continue their protests daily basis until they get salaries. The employees said they

Shahbaz Gill advises PML-N to avoid violent politics

ISLAMABAD: Special Assistant to the Prime Minister for Political Communication Dr. Shahbaz Gill has advised the leadership of the Pakistan Muslim League (PML-N) to avoid violent politics and start fair politics in the country. Talking to the media on Saturday

President Alvi urges France to stop discriminatory attitude against Muslims

ISLAMABAD: President Dr Arif Alvi has urged the political leadership of France not to entrench the discriminatory attitudes against Muslims into laws. While addressing at an international conference on religious freedom and minority rights, Dr Arif Alvi said France needs