Railways limits train operation amid surge in Covid-19 cases

KARACHI: The Pakistan Railways (PR) has limited the operation of the passenger trains in wake of the deadly Covid-19 third wave. According to sources, the railways took the decision following a surge in the country’s COVID-19 cases and deaths. Sources

Navy Ship NASR arrives in Karachi after completing relief mission in Africa

KARACHI: Pakistan Navy Ship NASR arrived at Karachi Port after completing three months long successful Humanitarian Assistance and Disaster Relief (HADR) Mission to African countries. According to a statement issued by a Navy spokesman, during the deployment to the African

Footballer Hajra appeals to President, PM for help after FIFA ban

KARACHI: Pakistan women’s football team captain Hajra Khan has appealed to Prime Minister Imran Khan and President Arif Alvi to provide support to players after FIFA suspended Pakistan Football Federation (PFF) due to third-party interference. On a social media website,

ACCA, WWF-Pakistan to host Earth Day Conversation 2021

KARACHI: The Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) and World Wide Fund for Nature-Pakistan (WWF-Pakistan) have joined hands to commemorate Earth Day 2021 aiming to promote awareness about climate risks, shedding light on key environmental issues to address climate challenges.

Karachi to receive first-ever modern transport system in five months: Asad Umar

KARACHI: Federal Minister for Planning, development and Special Initiatives, Asad Umar has said that Karachi’s first-ever modern transport system will become operational in five months. On a social media website Twitter, the minister said that the contract for the intelligent

Police establish new traffic monitoring unit in Karachi

KARACHI: The Traffic police have established a social media and traffic monitoring unit In order to overcome the traffic vows in the metropolis. According to details, the unit uses Google Maps and cameras to monitor traffic flow on roads and

Micro-smart lockdowns imposed in Karachi’s District Central for 14 days

KARACHI: The Sindh government has announced to impose micro-smart lockdowns in different areas of District Central for 14 days owing to a rise in COVID-19 cases. According to a  notification issued in this regard said on Wednesday, the lockdown comes

SBP taking steps to enhance financial inclusion of women in country’s development: Baqir

KARACHI: Governor State Bank of Pakistan (SBP) Reza Baqir has said that the central bank is taking several steps to enhance the financial inclusion of women in the country’s development. Reza Baqir while addressing at an event organized by Sehat

Pakistan Railway launches online ‘Premium Container Train’

LAHORE: Pakistan Railways has launched an online ‘Premium Container Train’ that would move between Karachi and Lahore. The divisional superintendent of Railways launched the train service at Mughalpura railway station. The booking procedure for all of its wagons can be

Effective measures are being taken to control inflation: President Alvi

KARACHI: President Dr Arif Alvi has said effective measures are being taken to control inflation and price hike at the lower level. While addressing the renaming ceremony of a university in Karachi on Saturday, Dr Alvi said the national economy

Govt official allegedly beat ups renowned eye surgeon in Karachi

KARACHI: A government official has allegedly beaten Dr Azam Ali, a renowned eye surgeon from a private hospital in Karachi on yesterday. Dr Azam, in a complaint submitted in Newtown Police Station, has requested police to lodge a case against

Waqar Zaka urges govt to launch its own cryptocurrency

KARACHI: Pakistan’s first crypto entrepreneur and tech activist, Waqar Zaka has urged the government to launch its own cryptocurrency before India or China, as he is confident that Pakistan can earn lucrative revenue from this booming crypto market. Social media

Laws to protect women’s rights need proper implementation: Zia Awan

KARACHI: Renowned human rights attorney of Pakistan and president of Lawyers for Human Rights and Legal Aid (LHRLA), Zia Ahmed Awan has said laws to protect women’s rights needed proper implementation in the country. Speaking at a ‘4th National Women

FACT CHECK: Is fast bowler Shaheen Afridi engaged to Shahid Afridi’s daughter?

KARACHI: The news of Pakistan’s fast bowler Shaheen Shah Afridi engaged to the second eldest daughter of renowned cricketer Shahid Afridi circulated on Social media.  According to details, a social media user named Adnan Shinwari, who calls himself a fan

PSL 2021: Quetta Gladiators crush Multan Sultans by 22 runs

KARACHI: Quetta Gladiators on Wednesday beat Multan Sultans by 22 runs in 14the match of Pakistan Super League (PSL) 2021 at the National Stadium Karachi. Multan Sultans were all out for 154 in the last over of the match, with

Sindh govt vows to support IBA, EFP initiative in producing professional IR managers

KARACHI: The government of Sindh will extend its full support in promoting Diploma Program in Employment Laws and Industrial Relations initiated by EFP in collaboration with IBA under the technical assistance from ILO. This was stated by Abdul Rasheed Solangi,

President Alvi directs to digitalize rare manuscripts at Quaid-e-Azam Academy

KARACHI: President Dr Arif Alvi has directed authorities concerned to digitalize all rare manuscripts of Quaid-e-Azam Academy to ensure easy accessibility of these to the scholars and researchers. During his visit to Quaid-e-Azam Academy on Wednesday, the President acknowledged that

Sindh govt announces to reopen shrines across province

KARACHI: The Sindh government has announced to open shrines across the province including Karachi. In this regard, the Provincial Minister of Sindh for Auqaf has said that shrines across Sindh will be opened from tomorrow. As per the details, the

Dairy farmers increase milk price by Rs20 per litre in Karachi

KARACHI: Dairy farmers have announced a massive Rs20 per litre increase in milk prices without any notification by official authorities. After the hike, the retail price of milk will be Rs140 a litre. This was announced by Dairy and Cattle

‘Fog alert’: Karachi citizens warned against driving at night

KARACHI: Residents of Karachi have been instructed to avoid driving or leaving their homes at night as dense fog is expected to appear in the city this week. According to details, dense fog is expected to appear for two to

What is Mehwish Hayat’s actual age and why is social media debating it?

KARACHI: A new debate has been started on social media over the age of the stunning actress and Tamgha-e-Imtiaz recipient, Mehwish Hayat as the actress celebrating her controversial birthday today. According to her profile, Mehwish Hayat born on 6 January

Haleem Adil says PPP leaders busy embezzling public money in Sindh

KARACHI: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Vice President and Parliamentary Party Leader in Sindh Assembly, Haleem Adil Sheikh has alleged that the leaders of Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) had destroyed all departments and looted public money in the name of the 18th

Echoes of horse-trading in Senate election: A matter of grave concern

Under articles 218 (3) and 224 (3) of the Constitution and Section 107 of the Election Act 2017, organizing the Senate election is the constitutional and legal duty of the Election Commission of Pakistan. The ECP is the sole authority

Ali Zaidi promises to resolve issues of MFD employees  

ISLAMABAD: Minister for Maritime Affairs Syed Ali Haider Zaidi has said the Ministry was taking practical steps to resolve the issues of the Marine Fishing Department (MFD) employees. As per details, Federal Minister for Maritime Affairs Ali Haider Zaidi on

Sindh govt imposes micro smart lockdown in Karachi’s district Central

KARACHI: Micro smart lockdown has been imposed in District Central of Karachi for two weeks amid the second wave of the COVID-19. According to a notification issued by the Sindh government, three subdivisions of the district were put under micro

Additional IG Sindh orders removal of encroachments within two days

KARACHI: Additional Inspector-General (AIG) of Sindh Police Ghulam Nabi Memon ordered the immediate removal of encroachments from different areas of the city within two days. “Strict action would be taken against the concerned officials if they failed to remove the

Pakistan Railways retrieves land near Karachi’s Gillani Station

KARACHI: In a swift anti-encroachment operation conducted near Gillani station in Gulshan Iqbal area, Pakistan Railways Karachi has retrieved its land measuring 4 acres. According to a statement issued on Tuesday, the operation was carried out in tandem with the

PR restores train services from Karachi to Mirpurkhas

KARACHI; The Pakistan Railways (PR) has announced the resumption of Mehran Express, which will transport commuters between the southern port city and Mirpurkhas in Sindh. According to details, the Mehran Express will leave Karachi at 3:55pm and reach Mirpurkhas at

ACE seeks employment details of station fire officers

KARACHI: The Anti-Corruption Establishment (ACE) East Zone today (Saturday) has sought documents related to the employment of all station fire officers of the Karachi Fire Department (KFD). According to details, the corruption watchdog has issued a notice to the Senior

KCR to take almost a year to fully restore: Project director

KARACHI: Karachi Circular Railway will take a year to fully restore while steps are being taken in this regard, its Project Director Ameer Dawood said. According to details, 24 bridges and underpasses will be constructed on Nazimabad to Gulshan-e-Iqbal railway