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Mazari demands arrest of criminals behind attack on MPA Jugnu Mohsin’s convoy  

ISLAMABAD: Federal Minister for Human Rights Dr Shireen Mazari has demanded immediate arrest of the criminals behind the attack on Punjab Assembly lawmaker Syeda Maimanat Mohsin, more commonly known by her pseudonym Jugnu Mohsin’s convoy in Okara over a political

PM Imran kicks off five-day nationwide anti-polio drive

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan has launched a nationwide five-day anti-polio drive by administering polio drops to a child below five years of age at his office on Monday. The special polio campaign of varied duration is taking place in

NEPRA approves 44 -paisa per unit reduction in electricity tariff

ISLAMABAD: National Electric Power Regulatory (NEPRA) has approved 44 paisa per unit reduction in power tariff under monthly fuel adjustment for April 2021. Under the monthly fuel adjustment mechanism, the Central Power Purchase Agency (CPPA-G) on behalf of X-WAPDA DISCOs

BISP reference: Court issues arrest warrants for PPP’s Farzana Raja

ISLAMABAD: An accountability court in Islamabad has declared PPP’s leader Farzana Raja  Farzana Raja, a proclaimed offender, and issued arrest warrants in the Benazir Income Support Program (BISP) corruption reference. On Monday, former chairperson of the Benazir Income Support Programme

Punjab govt announces exam dates for classes 1-8

LAHORE: The Punjab Education Department has announced the schedule for exams of classes 1-8 on Monday. On a social media website Twitter, Punjab Education Minister Murad Raas share the schedule for the School-Based Assessments (SBA). According to the schedule issued

PM Imran to address all programs, events conferences in Urdu

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan has taken a very important and big decision regarding the promotion of the national language Urdu. Special Assistant to the Prime Minister for Political Communications, Shahbaz Gul said that Prime Minister Imran Khan would address

British PM Johnson praises PM Imran’s Ten Billion Trees project

LONDON: British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has lauded Imran Khan for starting the Ten Billion Trees project to tackle climate change. In his video message on World Environment Day Boris Johnson saluted PM Imran for promising to plant 10 billion

IRSA increases water supply to Sindh, inflow shoots to 289,500 Cusecs

ISLAMABAD: The Indus River System Authority (IRSA) has further increased the water share of the Sindh after water inflow in the rivers jumped to 289,500 cusecs due to shooting up mercury at Gilgit Baltistan’s Skardu District. The water regulator met

Dr Faisal says govt can’t lift Covid restrictions until all citizens get vaccinated

ISLAMABAD: Special Assistant to PM on Health Dr Faisal Sultan has that COVID-19 restrictions will not be eased till all citizens have been vaccinated against the virus. Dr Faisal in a video message said that covid-19 restrictions will be eased

Pakistan receives another batch of Sinopharm vaccine from China

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan received on Saturday another batch of Sinopharm vaccine from China, according to the National Command and Operation Centre (NCOC). A special plane of Pakistan International Airlines carrying one million doses of Sinopharm vaccine reached Islamabad, the NCOC said.

Pakistan condemns killing of Kashmiri youth

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan has condemned the killing of a young Kashmiri who died while in illegal custody of the Indian occupation forces in Indian Illegally Occupied Jammu and Kashmir (IIOJK). In a statement issued on Saturday, the Foreign Office spokesman said

Govt announces to reopen schools in districts with low COVID positivity

ISLAMABAD: The government on Saturday announced that all educational institutes in districts with low COVID-19 positivity ratios will reopen Monday, June 7. The National Command and Operations Centre (NCOC) in the statement said educational institutes in districts where the ratio

Pakistan ready to talk if India revisits August 5 decisions: PM Imran

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan has said that Pakistan would willingness to talk out differences and resolve outstanding issues through dialogue if India was willing to revisit the unilateral decisions taken on August 5, 2019. “If India is willing to

Govt pays Rs89.2 billion to IPPs as first installment

ISLAMABAD: The federal government on Friday paid Rs 89.2 billion as the first instalment of payments to twenty Independent Power Producers (IPPs). Special Assistant to Prime Minister on Power and Petroleum, Tabish Gauhar in a social media post said “I

Japan approves Pakistan’s mango facility for exports

ISLAMABAD: Advisor to Prime Minister on Commerce Abdul Razak Dawood has said that Japan approved a mango processing facility for exports from Pakistan. On a social media website Twitter, the advisor said that the Roomi Foods Vapour heat treatment plant

Khushhali Microfinance Bank to celebrate World Environment Day tomorrow

ISLAMABAD: Khushhali Microfinance Bank (KMBL) is proudly celebrating World Environment Day 2021 this Saturday, with a tree plantation drive to be held in Peshawar, in association with the Provincial Housing Authority (PHA) Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. The plantation drive, an attempt to

Pakistan hails US’s timely provision of coronavirus medical supplies

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan has lauded the US’s provision of emergency medical supplies, saying that this gesture in the testing time will help the country in preventing the spread of the novel COVID-19. The Foreign Office spokesman in a statement said that

Pakistan hails Kuwait for easing visa restrictions

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan on Thursday welcomed the easing of visa restrictions by the Kuwaiti government for Pakistani nationals. The spokesman of the Foreign Office said, the Government of Kuwait has recently agreed to ease visa restrictions for Pakistani nationals, which had

STZA inks MoU with Rapidev to build Tech park

ISLAMABAD: The Special Technology Zones Authority (STZA) and Rapidev DMCC have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to establish a technology park in Pakistan’s first Special Technology Zone (STZ) in Islamabad. According to the MoU, both organizations would work together

NCOC expresses concern over non-compliance of SOPs

ISLAMABAD: The National Command and Operation Centre (NCOC) has decided to take all possible steps to ensure the implementation of COVID SOPs. The decision was taken at the NCOC meeting held in Islamabad on Thursday with Planning Minister Asad Umar

Court directs FIA to probe case against Asad Toor filed by private TV show host

ISLAMABAD: Islamabad High Court on Wednesday directed the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) to complete its inquiry into the complaint filed by private TV morning show host Shiffa Yousafzai against journalist Asad Ali Toor for criticizing state institutions. During the hearing,

Religious ministry fails to complete inquiry into stolen dissertation

ISLAMABAD: The inquiry into a stolen dissertation entitled ‘The State of Madina’ (Riyasat-e-Madina) for receiving the Presidential Award could not be completed despite the lapse of one year. According to details, the dissertation was stolen from the office of the

Three accused of torturing journalist Asad Toor arrested

ISLAMABAD: Investigative agencies have arrested the three accused in the alleged torture case of journalist and YouTuber, Asad Ali Toor, sources said on Wednesday. According to sources, the three accused who attacked journalist Asad Ali  Toor are currently in the

Minister submits report to PM Imran over security situation in Sindh

ISLAMABAD: Minister for Interior Sheikh Rasheed Ahmad has called upon Prime Minister Imran Khan and submitted a report on the security situation in the Sindh province on Wednesday. During the meeting Sheikh Rasheed also apprised him about his visit to

PM urges ECO member states to collaborate in fight against climate change

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan has emphasized a close cooperation among the 10-member Economic Cooperation Organization (ECO) states by galvanizing their joint efforts to mitigate the adverse effects of global warming. Addressing a concluding ceremony of the 2nd conference of

Army chief praises Qatar’s support to Pakistan

RAWALPINDI: The Chief of Army Staff General Qamar Javed Bajwa while acknowledging the positive trajectory of bilateral ties between the two countries has appreciated Qatar’s support to Pakistan in various domains. According to a statement issued by the Inter-Services Public

Govt to conducts exams of only elective subjects for 10th-12th: Shafqat

ISLAMABAD: Federal Minister for Education Shafqat Mahmood has said students of 10th and 12th across the country would be assessed on the basis of elective subjects and math this year amid the COVID-19 pandemic. While addressing a press conference after

Pakistan Post confirmed as Amazon’s official delivery partner

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Post Office has been officially confirmed as a delivery partner of the e-commerce giant, Amazon. According to an official order, the Director-General Post Office has directed concerned officials and stakeholders to finalize all pending preparations to integrate their

President Alvi urges ECO member countries to develop firm partnership

ISLAMABAD: President Dr. Arif Alvi has urged the member countries of the Economic Cooperation Organization (ECO) to develop a firm partnership to address the issues faced by them. While addressing the inaugural session of the General Conference of the Parliamentary

Pakistanis will get job opportunities in Saudi Arabia, Kuwait: Rasheed

ISLAMABAD: Interior Minister Sheikh Rashid Ahmed has said due to the sincere efforts of Prime Minister Imran Khan for the Kuwaiti government had restored visas and Pakistanis will get employment opportunities in Saudi Arabia and Kuwait. Addressing a press conference