PM to lunch Pakistan’s biggest-ever tree plantation drive today

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan will launch the biggest tree plantation drive today to plant 3.5 million saplings across the country in a day. As per details, more than one million volunteers of the Prime Minister’s Tiger Force will also

UNGA president-elect to arrive in Pakistan today

ISLAMABAD: The incoming president of the United Nations General Assembly will arrive in Pakistan on Sunday (today) for a two-today visit on the invitation of the government of Pakistan. According to a statement issued by Foreign Office spokesperson, after his visit

CJP takes notice of billboard falling in Karachi

KARACHI: Chief Justice of Pakistan Gulzar Ahmed has taken suo moto notice of a billboard falling in the metropolis during the current monsoon spell. A video of the incident had gone viral on social media platforms. The incident occurred near

Smart lockdown lifted in Balochistan after declining COVID-19 cases

QUETTA: Balochistan government has announced to lift smart lockdown from the province after COVID-19 cases witnessed a sharp decline in the province. According to a notification issued from the provincial home ministry, all business centers, markets, and stores are now

People to get job opportunities in Ravi River Project: Shibli Faraz

ISLAMABAD: Minister for Information and Broadcasting Senator Shibli Faraz has said the Ravi River Project is the foundation of a new Lahore which will pave the way for investment and provide vast employment opportunities to the people. On a social

Federal govt focusing on GB as part of tourism strategy: President Alvi 

GILGIT BALTISTAN: President Dr. Arif Alvi has said Gilgit-Baltistan (GB) is the shining face of Pakistan and the federal government was focusing on the region as part of its tourism strategy. Addressing a gathering in Shigar Valley during his ongoing

Pak Army starts rescue operation after breach in Nai Gaj Dam: ISPR

RAWALPINDI: Pakistan Army has started rescue operations in Dadu after a breach in the Nai Gaj Dam badly affected 12 nearby villages on Saturday. According to a press release issued by Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR), Pakistan Army troops, including engineers

Moody’s stable rating for Pakistan economy hailed

ISLAMABAD: Federal Minister for Planning, Development, Reforms and Special Initiatives, Asad Umar has said that assigning of ‘stable’ outlook to Pakistan by Moody’s Investor Services is a ‘testimony’ to the country’s ‘V-shaped’ recovery in COVID-19 outbreak. On a social media

Rain-related incidents: Three killed, five injured in Balochistan

QUETTA: At least three people were killed and five others injured in different rain incidents in Balochistan on Saturday. According to a statement issued by Balochistan government spokesperson Liaquat Shahwani, a flood-like situation was forming in the province, with dams

NCOC directs provinces to devise coronavirus guidelines for tourism

ISLAMABAD: The National Command and Operations Centre (NCOC) has directed the provinces to devise guidelines for managing tourism to prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus. The direction came during the NCOC meeting today (Saturday) chaired by Federal Planning and

PM thanks Malaysia’s Mahathir for speaking in support of Kashmir

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan has thanked former Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad for speaking in support of Kashmiris and against Indian repression. “I want to thank Dr Mahathir Bin Mohamad for speaking in support of Kashmiris and against Indian

At least 11 dead as parts of Karachi receive showers for third day

KARACHI: At least 11 people have now died in separate rain-related incidents in the metropolis during the current monsoon spell as Karachi again received moderate showers for the third consecutive day today (Saturday). According to details, almost 8 people, including

Sri Lankan PM wishes to strengthen ties with Pakistan

COLOMBO: Newly re-elected Sri Lankan Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa has said he is looking forward to strengthening ties between Pakistan and Colombo. On a social media website Twitter, Rajapaksa said, “Many thanks to Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan for your phone

Over 2,212 locals to get jobs in Matiari-Lahore transmission project

ISLAMABAD: Special Assistant to Prime Minister on Information and Broadcasting Lt. Gen (retd) Asim Saleem Bajwa said on Saturday that 85 percent work on 660kV Matiari-Lahore HVDC Transmission line project had been completed and the project also created over 2,212

FIR lodged against DMC South for allowing billboards in Karachi

KARACHI: A man has lodged a FIR against District Municipal Corporation South Advertising Director Wazir Ali for allowing billboards to be placed in Karachi’s roads despite the Supreme Court’s orders. The incident occurred on Thursday when the fourth spell of

Gen Bajwa expresses grief over demise of Saudi deputy defence minister

RAWALPINDI: Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa has expressed grief over the sad demise of Assistant Defence Minister Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA) Mohammed bin Abdullah Al-Ayesh. The army chief extended heartfelt condolences to the bereaved family

Pakistan Army pays tribute to Major Tufail on martyrdom anniversary

RAWALPINDI: Director General Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) Major-General Babar Iftikhar has paid tribute to Major Tufail Mohammad on the anniversary of his martyrdom. “Tribute to bravery and resilience of Major Tufail Mohammad Shaheed Nishan- E- Haider. Despite being mortally wounded

Pakistan committed to strengthening relations with ASEAN: FM

ISLAMABAD: Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi has said Pakistan will continue to further strengthen political, economic and cultural ties with the Association of South East Asian Nations (ASEAN) and its members. In his message on the occasion on 53rd ASEAN

Pakistan’s coronavirus recoveries cross 259,000

KARACHI: The total number of deaths from coronavirus in Pakistan has reached 6,068 and 272,534 people have been affected while 259,604 corona patients have recovered across the country. Another 17 people died of coronavirus while 782 new cases were reported

FM Qureshi discusses Kashmir, bilateral issues with Pompeo

ISLAMABAD: Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi had a telephone conversation with United States Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and discussed bilateral relations and developments in the region. The foreign minister apprised Pompeo of India’s continuing repressive policies in the Indian

Pakistan sends relief goods to Beirut after deadly explosions

ISLAMABAD: A plane load carrying relief assistance of eight tons of medicines and food items from Pakistan reached Beirut According to a statement by Foreign Office Spokesperson, the relief assistance was sent as an expression of Pakistan’s solidarity with the

PM Imran invites Sri Lankan counterpart to visit Pakistan

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan has extended a cordial invitation to his Sri Lankan counterpart Mahinda Rajapaksa for a visit to Pakistan. As per details, Prime Minister Imran Khan and his Sri Lankan counterpart Mahinda Rajapaksa had a telephonic conversation

FM Qureshi expresses sorrow over loss of lives in Beirut

ISLAMABAD: Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi has telephoned his Lebanese counterpart Charbel Wehbe extended his condolences with him over the deaths in the blasts that took place in Beirut on August 4. During the phone call, Qureshi expressed grief and

NAB summons three PTI lawmakers over corruption allegations

LAHORE: The National Accountability Bureau (NAB) has summoned three Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaaf’s (PTI) lawmakers from Punjab, including an MNA, in relation to corruption allegations. According to details, the accountability bureau has summoned Punjab Minister for Labour and Human Resource Ansar Majeed

PM Imran inaugurates Ravi Urban Development Authority project

LAHORE: Prime Minister Imran Khan has inaugurated Ravi Urban Development Authority Project during his official day-long visit to the provincial capital on Friday. During his visit, PM Imran met Punjab Chief Minister Usman Buzdar after he arrived in Lahore and

NDMA says 95 percent Karachi’s storm-water drains cleaned

KARACHI: The National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) has said that the cleaning up of the clogged storm-water drains in Karachi will be completed by evening today. On a social media website Twitter on Friday, the NDMA said that 95 percent

Pakistan to resume international flight operations at all airports

ISLAMABAD: The federal government has allowed the resumption of international flight operations in Pakistan at all airports, a day after it announced the lifting of several coronavirus restrictions. According to a NOTAM (notice to airmen) issued by the Civil Aviation

IHC forms larger bench to hear Indian spy case on Sept 3

ISLAMABAD: Islamabad High Court (IHC) will hear a case related to granting counselor access to Indian spy Kulbhushan Jadhav on 3rd September. In this regard, the IHC has formed a larger bench including IHC Chief Justice Athar Minallah, Justice Amir

500 Chinese workers arrive to work on Thar power project

KARACHI: A batch of 500 Chinese engineers and managers have arrived to work on Shanghai Electric’s Thar Coal Block-1 Project, a key project of the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC), The Chinese personnel arrived on a special chartered flight that took

Coronavirus claims 21 more lives in Pakistan

KARACHI: The number of confirmed coronavirus cases has surged to 279,784 in the country, while the death toll stands at 6,052. Another 21 people died of coronavirus in Pakistan, around,  727 new cases were reported. while 256,058 patients of coronavirus