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Pakistan’s loneliest elephant Kaavan will be flown to Cambodia today

ISLAMABAD: Kaavan, Pakistan’s only Asiatic elephant, will fly to Cambodia in a jet today (Sunday). A transport crate has been built and the elephant is habituated to it for departure to the Cambodian wildlife sanctuary. After spending about 35 years

Coronavirus claims 43 lives, infects 2,829 in Pakistan

ISLAMABAD: The novel COVID-19 has claimed 43 more lives and infected at least 2,829 people during the past 24 hours, bringing the number of confirmed infections to 395,185 in Pakistan. According to the latest figures by the National Command and

PM Imran briefed over a proposed bill to safeguard old-age parents

ISLAMABAD: Federal Minister for Law Farogh Naseem has called on Prime Minister Imran Khan and briefed him over a proposal to draft a law regarding safeguarding old-age parents. During the meeting, Farogh Naseem presented three suggestions to the prime minister

PDM has put national interests at stake: Shibli Faraz

ISLAMABAD: Minister for Information and Broadcasting Senator Shibli Faraz has said that the Pakistan Democratic Movement (PDM) put the national interests at stake by engaging themselves in a preposterous agenda of weakening the country. On a social media post, the

PSM employees’ job termination: Hammad Azhar hits back at Bilawal’s criticism

ISLAMABAD: Minister for Industries and Production Hammad Azhar has criticized the statement of Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari on sacking over 4,500 employees of Pakistan Steel Mills (PSM).   Responding to Bilawal’s statement, Hammad Azhar said he wanted

Protest of Islamabad Metro bus employees continue for second day

ISLAMABAD: The employees of Metro Bus Service (MBS) have continued their protest for the second day and demanded the immediate release of their pending salaries. According to sources, the majority of employees working in Metro Bus Service (MBS) in different

Will ensure uninterrupted gas supply to domestic consumers: Omar Ayub

PINDI BHATTIAN: Energy Minister Omar Ayub Khan has said that the government will ensure uninterrupted gas supply to domestic consumers during the ongoing winter season in the country. While talking to the media in Pindi Bhattian today, the minister said

Ehsaas Digital Programme launched to prevent fraudulent activities: Nishtar

ISLAMABAD: Special Assistant on Poverty Alleviation Dr Sania Nishtar has said the government launched the Ehsaas Digital Programme to facilitate women beneficiaries and prevent fraudulent activities in the disbursement of payment. While briefing Prime Minister Imran Khan during his visit

PM Imran lauds American singer’s efforts for retiring elephant Kaavan

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan has admired the efforts of famous American singer and celebrity Cher to transfer Kaavan, the country’s only Asian elephant to Cambodia. The singer, who has for years campaigned for Kaavan the elephant and is helping

Islamabad’s Metro bus service suspended as employees go on strike

ISLAMABAD: The Metro bus service has been suspended in the federal capital after a strike by employees over non-payment of salaries today (Thursday). According to details, the ticketing staff of the Metro bus service went on strike against the non-payment

Pakistan elected President of International Development Law Organization

ISLAMABAD: In historic development on the diplomatic front, Pakistan has been elected President of the International Development Law Organization (IDLO) for a period of three years. According to details, the President of the International Development Law Organization (IDLO) affiliated with

Civilian martyred in Indian firing along LoC: ISPR

RAWALPINDI: A father of three children embraced martyrdom after the Indian Army resorted to unprovoked firing in Bagsar Sector along Line of Control (LoC), ISPR said on Wednesday. According to the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR), the deceased citizen is identified

Radio Pakistan’s sacked employees demand restoration of services

ISLAMABAD: Sacked employees of Radio Pakistan held a sit-in outside the parliament house against the ‘forced lay-off’ in the federal capital today (Tuesday). A memorandum issued by Pakistan Broadcasting Corporation (PBC) on October 20 terminated the service of 177 news

Pakistan cannot recognise Israel until independence of Palestine: FO

ISLAMABAD: The spokesman of Foreign Office, Zahid Hafeez Chaudhri has said that Pakistan was not reconsidering its Israel policy and said that Prime Minister Imran Khan’s statements in this context have been clear and unequivocal. The spokesman in a statement

Prices of essential commodities witnessed significant decline in last ten days: Azhar

ISLAMABAD: Minister of Industries and Production Muhammad Hammad Azhar has said that owing to the government’s strategies, the prices of essential commodities, including sugar, wheat and flour had witnessed a significant decline over the last ten days across the country.

Kaavan’s retirement is a consideration for feelings of animals: President Alvi

ISLAMABAD: President Dr Arif Alvi has said that the retirement of Kaavan, the lone elephant of Marghzar Zoo, to Cambodia was a result of the consideration for the feelings of animals. On a social media website Twitter, the president posted

Sania Nishtar, Mahira Khan listed among 100 inspiring women

ISLAMABAD: Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on Social Protection and Poverty Alleviation, Dr. Sania Nishtar and famous actress Mahira Khan have been listed among the 100 most inspiring and influential women around the world by BBC. BBC disclosed in

Cabinet has approved ordinances to deal with rape, child abuse: Shireen Mazari

ISLAMABAD: The federal Cabinet has approved in principle two critical ordinances to deal holistically with the menace of rape and child abuse for introducing necessary amendments in the Pakistan Penal Code. On a social media website Twitter, Minister for Human

Pakistan to plan entry into $90bn gaming industry: Fawad

ISLAMABAD: Federal Minister for Science and Technology, Chaudhry Fawad Hussain has said that his ministry would soon launch an animation and video games certification program in a bid to enter the $90 billion gaming industry. In a tweet, he said,

PM Imran orders to take more effective strategy against COVID-19

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan has directed authorities concerned to take all possible measures to check the spread of COVID-19 in the country and protect the lives of people. While presiding over a high-level meeting to review the overall situation

Import of mobile phones soars 43.6 percent

ISLAMABAD: The import of mobile phones witnessed a rise of 43.6 percent during the first four months of the current financial year (FY21) as compared to the same period of 2019. According to the latest data issued by the Pakistan Bureau

Hafeez Shaikh directs provinces to keep check on food prices

ISLAMABAD: Adviser to Prime Minister on Finance and Revenue Dr Abdul Hafeez Shaikh has directed the provincial governments to take immediate proactive steps to keep the prices of basic commodities in check. While chairing a meeting of the National Price Monitoring

Naeem Bukhari appointed as Chairman PTV

ISLAMABAD: The federal government has appointed the renowned lawyer Naeem Bukhari as the chairman of Pakistan Television (PTV) for a period of three years. According to a  notification issued by the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting today, “Pursuant to the

Pakistan may go into complete lockdown if COVID-19 cases continue to rise: PM Imran

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan has said Pakistan will be compelled to go into a complete lockdown if the COVID-19 cases continue to surge at the same rate. PM Imran Khan, in a series of tweets, said that Pakistan’s second

Asad Umar shows concern over COVID-19 rising cases

ISLAMABAD: Federal Minister for Planning and Development, Asad Umar while expressing concerns over the increasing cases of Covid-19 in the country, said that the number of Covid-19 patients on ventilators has gone up over the last 15 days across the

Fawad Chaudhry advises PDM to hold virtual meetings

ISLAMABAD: Federal Minister for Science and Technology Fawad Chaudhry has advised the Pakistan Democratic Movement (PDM) to hold virtual meetings to avoid the spread of COVID-19. While criticizing PMD for holding the Peshawar rally, the federal minister said, “The Opposition wants

Business community seeks one-window tax facility

ISLAMABAD: The business community has urged the federal government to introduce a one-window facility for tax collection in consultation with traders’ leaders. The election of the business community was held in the G-9 Center of Islamabad, in which four groups

Pakistan strongly denounces rocket attacks in Kabul

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan has strongly condemned the rocket attacks in Kabul, which killed eight people and injured 31 others, warning of spoilers in the Afghanistan peace process. Foreign Office spokesman Zahid Hafeez Chaudhri conveyed Pakistan’s “heartfelt condolences to the families of

Minister criticizes PDM for holding public rallies despite COVID-19 threats

ISLAMABAD: Federal Minister for Communications and Postal Services Murad Saeed has criticized the opposition’s Pakistan Democratic Movement (PDM) for holding public rallies despite raising threats of COVID-19 in the country. On a social media website Twitter, the minister said for

Asad Umar decry violation of SOPs as Covid-19 positively rate increases by 13.39% in Peshawar

ISLAMABAD: Planning and Development Minister Asad Umar said the COVID-19 positivity ratio in Peshawar city was skyrocketing as people in the country were “committing a collective blunder by recklessly ignoring” all standard operating procedures (SOPs) against coronavirus. Minister for Planning,