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FO rejects reports claiming Saudi Arabia voted against Pakistan in FATF

ISLAMABAD: The Foreign Office today (Thursday) categorically rejected ‘false media reports’, claiming Saudi Arabia voted against Pakistan in the ongoing plenary of the Financial Action Task Force (FATF). According to a statement, FO spokesperson Zahid Hafeez Chaudhri rejected fake media

Tandoors across Balochistan shut as Naanbai associations observe strike

QUETTA: The naanbai associations have announced a strike against the government for not revising the price of flatbread in the wake of increasing rates of flour owing to a shortage. In a statement, the Chief of Quetta’s Naanbai Association, Naeem

SC orders to hear corruption cases on daily basis

ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court of Pakistan has ordered to hear corruption cases on a daily basis. The Supreme Court of Pakistan has issued a written order for tomorrow’s hearing of a case related to the establishment of 120 new accountability

Court moves to declare Shehbaz Sharif’s daughter a proclaimed offender

LAHORE: An accountability court has started the proceedings to declare Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) leader Shehbaz Sharif’s daughter a proclaimed offender in a money laundering case. Following the court order, the investigation officer of the case put up proclamations of

Pakistan’s current account became deficit-free after 17 years: Fawad

ISLAMABAD: Federal Minister for Science and Technology Fawad Chaudhry has said that Pakistan’s current account has come out of a deficit after seventeen years. “For the first time in 17 years, exports and remittances exceeded our imports,” Fawad Chaudhry wrote

CEAG considers submitting new lockdown proposal

LAHORE: Corona Expert Advisory Group (CEAG) has started considering a lockdown proposal to the government. Member Professor Asad Aslam of Corona Expert Advisory Group said in a statement that SOPs are not being implemented in any sector other than the

Pakistan reports 736 new coronavirus cases in 24 hours

ISLAMABAD: Around ten more people have died in Pakistan due to the coronavirus, bringing the total number of deaths from the coronavirus to 6,702. According to the National Command and Operations Center, 736 new cases of coronavirus have been reported

Finance Adviser apprises IMF conference of steps against coronavirus

ISLAMABAD: Adviser to the Prime Minister on Finance Dr Abdul Hafeez Shaikh attended a video conference held by International Monetary Fund (IMF) chief along with finance heads of developing countries. The meeting was attended by ministers and governors of Middle

NCOC asks provinces to ensure strict compliance with SOPs

ISLAMABAD: The National Command and Operation Center has asked all the provinces to ensure strict implementation of standard operating procedures (SOPs) against Covid-19, warning of another lockdown if SOPs are continuously violated. The NCOC in a meeting on Wednesday warned that

Army chief lauds morale of troops at LoC

RAWALPINDI: Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa has paid a visit to the Line of Control (LoC) and appreciated the morale of troops. According to the director-general of Inter-Services of Public Relations (ISPR), Army Chief on Wednesday visited

Employees fired from Radio Pakistan demand restoration of services

ISLAMABAD: More than 700 contractual sacked employees of Radio Pakistan have staged a sit-in in front of the Supreme Court of Pakistan and demanded the restoration of their services. On Tuesday, the state-owned Radio Pakistan has terminated the services of

Explosion victim dies after hospital denies treatment

KARACHI: A victim of the explosion that occurred in Gulshan-e-Iqbal area died after a private hospital refused to provide him medical treatment without payment. Five people were dead and fifteen others were injured in the explosion that occurred on Wednesday

FATF meets to decide Pakistan’s fate on grey list

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan is likely to remain on the grey list of the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) as it has been unable to comply with six of the 27-point action plan. The Paris-based global watchdog on global terror financing and

Conspiratorial elements will not be allowed to succeed: DG Rangers Sindh

KARACHI: Director General Rangers Sindh Major General Umar Bukhari has said that conspiratorial elements will not be allowed to succeed and citizens of Karachi should not be scared. DG Rangers Sindh Major General visited the site of the blast near Maskan Chowrangi

State broadcaster terminates over 700 contractual employees

ISLAMABAD: The state-owned Radio Pakistan has terminated the services of more than 700 employees working on a contractual basis. Pakistan Broadcasting Corporation issued a memorandum stating that it has decided to terminate the sevices of contractural staff and those working

Dr. Moeed Yusuf discusses Pakistan’s narrative on national security at IBA

KARACHI: The Special Assistant to the Prime Minister (SAPM) on National Security Division and Strategic Policy Planning, Dr. Moeed Yusuf has delivered a lecture on ‘Pakistan’s Narrative on National Security, Challenges and Way Forward’ at the Institute of Business Administration

Exporting skilled manpower our top priority: Zulfi Bukhari

ISLAMABAD: Special Assistant to Prime Minister (SAPM) on Overseas Pakistanis Zulfikar Abbas Bukhari has said that exporting skilled manpower is our top priority. Pakistani healthcare professionals are leaving for the Gulf countries after ten years. On this occasion, Zulfikar Abbas

CCPO Lahore lands in another controversy after abusing woman

LAHORE: Capital City Police Officer (CCPO) Umer Sheikh has landed in another controversy after he allegedly abuses a woman who had called him on his cell phone. The CCPO has been in the limelight ever since the Lahore Motorway gang

Pakistan reports 660 coronavirus cases

ISLAMABAD: The coronavirus has killed 19 more people in Pakistan, taking the death toll to 6,692. According to the National Command and Operations Center, 660 new cases of coronavirus have been reported in the last 24 hours, bringing the total

IG Sindh defers leave, orders officers to set aside their leave request

KARACHI: Inspector General of Police (IGP) Sindh Mushtaq Mahar has deferred his own leave and ordered other police officials to set aside their leave applications for 10 days. The development came after PPP Chairman Bilawal Bhutto met IG Sindh and

Top military leadership vows to defend Pakistan’s territorial integrity

RAWALPINDI: The top military leadership of Pakistan Tuesday discussed the operational situation at the borders and vowed that the territorial integrity of the country would be safeguarded at all costs. According to a statement issued by Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR),

Skill-based education vital for socio-economic uplift: President Alvi

ISLAMABAD: President Dr Arif Alvi has said that skilled manpower is vital for Pakistan’s socio-economic development. While addressing a meeting of the Senate on National Skills University (NSU) at Aiwan-e-Sadr on Tuesday, the president emphasized authorities to promote technical education

COAS Bajwa telephones Bilawal to discuss ‘Karachi incident’

KARACHI: Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa held a telephonic conversation with Pakistan Peoples Party Chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari to discuss issues related to the recent Karachi incident. On a Twitter post, Bilawal House spokesperson said the

Shaniera urge victims to raise voice against sexual abusers

KARACHI: Shaniera Akram, the wife of former Pakistani cricketer Wasim Akram, raising her voice against sexual abuse, has asked victims to not stand back and scream at the abusers on the spot. On a social media website Twitter Shaniera, said,

COAS Bajwa orders inquiry into Capt (R) Safdar’s arrest: ISPR

RAWALPINDI: Army Chief Gen Qamar Javed Bajwa has taken notice of the arrest of PML-N leader retired Capt Mohammad Safdar in Karachi and order an “immediate inquiry” in the matter.  Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) in a statement said COAS Bajwa

PM Imran orders crackdown against hoarders, profiteers

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan has ordered a nationwide crackdown against hoarders who are responsible for creating artificial inflation. Chairing a meeting of the federal cabinet today, the premier emphasized the need for keeping an eye on the demand and

Capt Safdar arrest: IG Sindh, other top cops take leave

KARACHI: Several high ranking officers of Sindh Police have requested to proceed on leave as the controversy over the arrest of PML-N leader Captain Mohammad Safdar intensified. According to details, several senior officers, including IG Sindh Mushtaq Mahar, in protest

PM Imran, Gulbuddin discuss Afghan peace process

ISLAMABAD: Leader of Hezb-e-Islami of Afghanistan Gulbuddin Hekmatyar called on Prime Minister Imran Khan on Tuesday. The two leaders discussed matters related to Afghan Peace Process and Pak-Afghan fraternal relations. In his meeting with Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi on

Govt engaged in reprisals against political opponents: Marriyum Aurangzeb

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) spokesperson Marriyum Aurangzeb has said that the government is engaged in reprisals against political opponents. Talking to the media, Marriyum Aurangzeb said that the NAB officials were shouting and demanding further remand of PML-N leader

Pakistan believes in territorial sovereignty of Azerbaijan: FM Qureshi

ISLAMABAD: Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi has said Pakistan believes in the restoration of territorial integrity and sovereignty of Azerbaijan over Nagorno-Karabakh. During a telephonic conversation with Azeri counterpart Jeyhun Bayramov, the foreign minister expressed deep concern on the deteriorating