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Earthquake tremors felt in different parts of country

ISLAMABAD: Earthquake tremors have been felt in most areas of the country including the federal capital. After the tremors of the earthquake were felt, panic spread among the citizens. Earthquake tremors have also been felt in Peshawar, the provincial capital

PTI long march: Govt devises strict security plan for Islamabad

ISLAMABAD: In the wake of PTI’s long march toward Islamabad, the federal government has devised a strict security plan to deal with the marchers and maintain law and order in the federal capital. As per details, 22,000 security officials will

PTI long march: Islamabad police’s leaves banned till next order  

ISLAMABAD: In the wake of  PTI’s announcement of a long march toward the federal capital on May 25, Islamabad police’s all kinds of leaves except emergency have been banned from May 22 till further order.  A notification was issued in

Security high alert in Islamabad ahead of voting on no-trust move

ISLAMABAD: In the wake of voting on the no-trust move against PM Imran Khan in the National Assembly on Sunday, the federal capital was placed on high alert by the city administration. The Red Zone has been declared a highly

Public rallies: Emergency imposed in Islamabad hospitals

ISLAMABAD: Amid the tense political situation in the federal capital ahead of no-trust voting against Prime Minister Imran Khan, the Islamabad Capital Territory (ICT) administration on Saturday declared an emergency in all government hospitals. According to a notification, the city

Agencies on high alert as snowfall continues in Murree, surrounding areas

ISLAMABAD: All the civic agencies are on high alert as snowfall continued in Murree and adjoining areas, officials said on Friday. “Murree, Galyat, Nathia Gali , and Ayubia have been receiving snowfall for the past two hours and the   Rescue

No-trust move: MQM-P, PML-Q agree to adopt joint stance

LAHORE: Muttahida Qaumi Movement-Pakistan (MQM-P) on Thursday made contact with Pakistan Muslim League-Quaid (PML-Q) for adopting a joint stance over no-trust move issue. According to details, MQM-P Convener Khalid Maqbool Siddiqui telephoned PML-Q leader and MNA Moonis Elahi to discuss

Is ex-CJP Saqib Nisar’s alleged audio clip real or fake?

Former chief justice of Pakistan (CJP) Saqib Nisar has been mired in another controversy after an alleged audio clip of his conversation with an unidentified person in which he purportedly passed instructions to sentence former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif. A

IHC takes notice of allegations against former CJP Saqib Nisar

ISLAMABAD: The Islamabad High Court (IHC) on Monday took notice of former top judge of the Gilgit Appellate Court’s statement, accusing former chief justice Saqib Nisar of ‘keeping’ former premier Nawaz Sharif and Maryam Nawaz in prison till the general

PM Imran urges global powers to unfreeze Afghanistan assets

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan has emphasised the provision of urgent humanitarian assistance as well as economic support to Afghanistan, while urging the global powers to unfreeze Afghan assets to help alleviate the sufferings of people. The premier made these

Abandoning Afghanistan again will be a mistake, NSA tells US delegation

ISLAMABAD: National Security Advisor (NSA) Moeed Yusuf on Thursday reiterated that abandoning Afghanistan again by the international community would be a mistake. Moeed Yusuf’s remarks came while he was talking to a four-member US delegation, headed by Minority Staff Director

Talks with TTP to be in line with Constitution, says Fawad Chaudhry  

ISLAMABAD: Minister for Information and Broadcasting Fawad Chaudhry on Tuesday asserted that talks with proscribed Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP), which announced ceasefire a day ago, would be in line with the constitution. “The interim Afghan government had requested Pakistan to initiate

Centre to bring back Pakistan’s past economic glory: Tarin  

ISLAMABAD: Adviser to Prime Minister on Finance and Revenue Shaukat Tarin on Monday asserted that the federal government would bring back Pakistan’s past economic glory when Pakistan was one of the four largest economies in Asia. “In 1960s, we were

‘Unholy alliance’: Fawad criticises Opposition over anti-govt protest

ISLAMABAD: Minister for Information and Broadcasting Fawad Chaudhry on Sunday slammed opposition parties over holding anti-government protests, terming the Pakistan Democratic Movement (PDM) an ‘unholy alliance’. Taking to Twitter, the information minister said that terming the Opposition’s movement against the

OIC special envoy on Kashmir to arrive in Islamabad today

ISLAMABAD: Special Envoy of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) for Jammu and Kashmir, Ambassador Yousef Aldobeay, will arrive in Islamabad on Sunday (today) for a six-day visit to Pakistan and Azad Kashmir. A high-level delegation including the OIC’s Assistant

AJK president briefs PM Imran on foreign visits to highlight IOK’s cause

ISLAMABAD: Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK) President Barrister Sultan Mahmood Chaudhry called on Prime Minister Imran Khan and apprised him on his recent foreign visits to highlight Indian atrocities in Indian Occupied Kashmir (IOK). According to a statement issued by

NEPRA approves tariff hike of Rs1.68 per unit

ISLAMABAD: The National Electric Power Regulatory Authority (Nepra) on Friday allowed power distribution companies to ramp up electricity tariff by Rs1.68 per unit to recover a total of Rs135 billion from consumers. The regulator approved the increase in tariff on

Sindh govt responsible for hike in sugar and flour prices: Fawad Chaudhry

ISLAMABAD: Minister for Information and Broadcasting Fawad Chaudhary on Friday blamed PPP-led Sindh government for hike in sugar and flour prices, saying that the country was suffering as a result of ‘bad economic policies’ of previous governments. “To those who

PM Imran urges scholars to guide nation on moral values

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan on Thursday urged intellectuals and scholars to provide ‘best’ guidance to younger generations in coping with the modern challenges arising out of digital era with unrestricted content available. “Social media is a reality and we

No US military or air base in Pakistan, reiterates FO

ISLAMABAD: The Foreign Office (FO) on Thursday denied the presence of any US military or airbase in Pakistan, stating that any speculation in this regard is “baseless and irresponsible” and should be avoided. “There is no US military or airbase

Emulating life of Prophet (SAWW) imperative to achieve progress: PM Imran

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan on Thursday reiterated that to achieve real social welfare and progress, it was imperative that the life and teachings of the Holy Prophet (SAWW) are fully understood and emulated by Muslims. The Prime Minister made

Pakistan pays tribute to oppressed Kashmiris and Palestinians

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan has paid tributes to the oppressed Kashmiris and Palestinians and their leaders engaged in the struggle for self-determination. According to details, in a statement on the occasion of International Day today, the Foreign Office spokesman said that today

Parts of Karachi receive moderate rain

ISLAMABAD: Rain with dust or thunderstorm with strong gusty winds is expected in Rawalpindi, Islamabad, while Karachi witnessed a light drizzling early in the morning.   The weather turned pleasant with clouds in several cities across the country. According to details,

People protest against water shortage in Tarlai Kalan area of Islamabad

ISLAMABAD: Residents of the Tarlai Kalan area have protested against the water shortage and incompetence of the administration. The reports stated that no work is being done at the UC level. The people of UC-19 have appealed to the elected

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