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Pakistan rejects irresponsible, baseless allegations by Afghan leadership

ISLAMABAD: The Foreign Office has rejected recent irresponsible statements and baseless allegations made by the Afghan leadership against Pakistan with regards to its relationship with the Afghan Taliban. FO spokesman Zahid Hafeez Chaudhri in a statement emphasized that groundless accusations

Govt to announce new prices for petroleum products today

ISLAMABAD: The new prices of petroleum products will be announced today as the Oil and Gas Regulatory Authority (OGRA) forwarded a summary to the Ministry of Finance for approval. According to sources, the Oil and Gas Regulatory Authority (Ogra) has

Palestinian envoy Ahmed Jawad Rabaei apprises FM Qureshi of Gaza situation

ISLAMABAD: Palestinian Ambassador Ahmed Jawad Rabaei called on Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi on Monday in Islamabad and briefed him on the situation in Gaza. During the meeting, Palestinian Ambassador Ahmed Jawad Rabaei expressed his gratitude for Pakistan’s unwavering support

PM Imran expresses grief over demise of Begum Naseem Wali Khan

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan on Monday expressed grief and sorrow over the demise of veteran politician and Awami National Party (ANP) leader Begum Naseem Wali Khan. The PM in a condolence message expressed sympathies with the bereaved family. “She

FM Qureshi urges US to address Palestine crisis

ISLAMABAD: Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi has urged the United States to play role in addressing the worsening Palestine crisis and restore peace in the region. Talking to US Secretary of State Antony Blinken over the phone, FM Qureshi said it

PM Imran to discuss placing Shahbaz’s name on ECL in meeting today

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan will convene an important meeting on Monday (today), at the Prime Minister’s House to discuss several key issues concerning the political environment in the country.  According to sources, the issue of placing PML-N President Shahbaz

OIC meeting: FM Qureshi demands immediate end to Israeli massacre

ISLAMABAD: Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi has condemned Israel’s massacre in Gaza in strong words, urging the international community to take steps to end the massacre in Gaza being conducted by Israeli forces. The foreign minister was addressing an emergency

PM Imran praises Sania Nishtar, Ehsaas team over World Bank recognition

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan has congratulated his Special Assistant on Poverty Alleviation and Social Protection Sania Nishtar and Ehsaas team after their efforts were acknowledged in a World Bank report.  On a social media website Twitter today, the prime

JI announces nationwide protest against Israel on May 21

LAHORE: Jamaat-e-Islami (JI) Chief Siraj ul Haq has announced nationwide protests on Friday, May 21 against Israel’s oppression in Gaza. The JI chief, in a statement, called on the nation to take part in the protest for the rights of

Inter-city, inter-provincial transport resume across the country

ISLAMABAD: Inter-city and Inter-provincial transport with 50 percent passenger occupancy has resumed in the country on Sunday after hiatus of about a week. In view of the declining new cases of COVID-19 in Pakistan, the National Command and Operation Centre

PMD says cyclone poses no serious threat to Pakistan’s coastal areas

KARACHI: The Pakistan Meteorological Department (PMD) has said none of Pakistan’s coastal areas face any threat from the tropical cyclone. According to the Pakistan Meteorological Department (PMD), the cyclonic storm “Tauktae” in the southeast Arabian Sea intensified into a severe

Coronavirus claims another 76 lives, infects 2,379 in Pakistan

ISLAMABAD: The latest update issued by the National Command and Operation Centre (NCOC) on Sunday showed that 2,379 more Covid-19 cases and 76 deaths were reported across the country during 24 hours. According to the National Command and Operation Centre

Cabinet allows placing Shehbaz Sharif’s name on ECL

ISLAMABAD: The federal cabinet has approved to place PML-N President Shehbaz Sharif’s name on the Exit Control List (ECL) on the recommendation of the National Accountability Bureau (NAB). Sources said that the approval of the inclusion of Shahbaz Sharif’s name

Tahir Ashrafi says RHC took the right decision to celebrate Eid on Thursday  

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister’s Special Assistant on Religious Harmony Hafiz Tahir Mehmood Ashrafi has said that the Central Ruet-e-Hilal Committee (RHC) took the right decision regarding the announcement of Eid on Thursday  (today). Maulana Ashrafi claimed that the moon is visible

Pakistan will support to stop Israeli atrocities on Palestinians: Fawad Chaudhry

ISLAMABAD: Minister for Information and Broadcasting Chaudhry Fawad Hussain has reiterated that Pakistan will support stopping Israeli atrocities on Palestinians. While talking to Palestinian Ambassador Ahmad Rabaie during his visit to the Palestinian Embassy in Islamabad on the occasion of

Eidul Fitr to be celebrated in Pakistan tomorrow as Shawwal moon sighted

ISLAMABAD: Chairman Ruet-e-Hilal Committee Moulana Abdul Khabir Azad announced that the moon for the month of Shawwal has been sighted on Wednesday, and Eid-ul-Fitr will be celebrated across Pakistan on Thursday, May 13, 2021. A meeting of the committee took

Another Pakistani climber Sirbaz Khan summits Mount Everest

ISLAMABAD: Another Pakistani climber Sirbaz Khan achieved yet another milestone when he scaled the tallest peak in the world Mount Everest on Wednesday.  “Today at 6:05 am, Sirbaz Khan successfully climbed Mount Everest,” Secretary Alpine Club of Pakistan, Karrar Haidri

Not possible to sight Shawwal moon in Pakistan today: Fawad Chaudhry

ISLAMABAD: Federal Minister for Information and Broadcasting Fawad Chaudhry has said that it is not possible to sight the Shawwal moon in Pakistan today (Wednesday). On a social media Twitter, the minister said that the age of the moon in

Tropical cyclone likely developing in East Arabian Sea, warns PMD

KARACHI: Pakistani Meteorological Department (PMD) has issued an alert for a cyclone likely developing in the eastern Arabian sea. According to a statement issued by the PMD on Wednesday, low air pressure is expected in the southeastern Arabian Sea on

Federal Minister Hamad Azhar’s portfolio is likely to be changed again

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan is expected to announce a cabinet reshuffle soon, potentially replacing some ministers and picking up some new faces, sources disclosed on Wednesday. According to sources, Prime Minister Imran Khan has once again decided to change

Cabinet recommends Shehbaz Sharif’s name be placed on ECL: Sheikh Rashid

ISLAMABAD: Interior Minister Sheikh Rashid has said that a subcommittee of the federal cabinet had recommended placing PML-N President Shehbaz Sharif’s name in the Exit Control List (ECL) to prevent him from leaving the country. Addressing a press conference in

COAS Bajwa calls for building Pak-US ties in all domains

RAWALPINDI: Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa called for building the Pak-US bilateral relationship in all domains, including economic and security. According to a statement issued by the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR), the army chief expressed these

Over 80 percent of work on first CPEC hydropower project completed: Asim Bajwa

ISLAMABAD: Chairman China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) Authority Asim Saleem Bajwa has said that 88 percent of the work on the Karot Hydropower Project has been completed. On a social media website Twitter, Asim Saleem Bajwa said the hydropower project —

Ruet-e-Hilal committee meets for Eid-ul-Fitr moon sighting

ISLAMABAD: The Central Ruet-e-Hilal Committee is meeting in Islamabad on Wednesday for sighting the crescent of Shawal 1442 AH. The meeting is taking place under the chair of RHC Chairman Maulana Abdul Khabir Azad. Members from the central and zonal

PM Imran expresses solidarity with oppressed Palestinians

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan has expressed solidarity with the oppressed Palestinians facing Israeli oppression. on a social media website Twitter, the premier said Pakistan stands with Palestine. The prime minister also shared the hashtags of ‘We Stand with Gaza’

Will change my team if ministers, advisors fail to perform: PM Imran  

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan has asserted that he would change ‘his team’ if ministers and advisors fail to perform up to the mark. The premier’s remarks came as he addressed a live broadcast session to respond to the questions

Walk-in vaccination for people above 40 to begin tomorrow: Asad Umar

ISLAMABAD: National Command and Operation Centre (NCOC) chief Asad Umar has said people  aged 40 years and above can walk into any vaccination centre from tomorrow (Wednesday) to get a Covid-19 jab. On a social media website Twitter, Asad Umar

Israeli violence: FM Qureshi demands OIC meeting

ISLAMABAD: Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi on Tuesday has strongly condemned the Israeli violence against innocent and unarmed Palestinians and demanded The Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) in order to effectively raise voice of Muslim Ummah on the Palestinian issue.

CAA expresses concern over ‘fake’ COVID-19 PCR test results

KARACHI: The Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) has expressed concern over passengers travelling to Pakistan, especially from Gulf States, have tested positive for the Covid-19 upon arrival despite being in possession of negative PCR test results. Taking notice of the situation,

Hudaibiya Paper Mills case is bigger scam than Panama Leaks: Fawad Chaudhary

ISLAMABAD: Minister for Information and Broadcasting Chaudhary Fawad Hussain has said that Hudaibiya Paper Mills case is a story of fraud worth Rs1242 million which is biggest scam than Panama Leaks. In a series of tweets, Fawad Chaudhary said that