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Transporters announce to resume services in Karachi

KARACHI: Karachi Transport Ittehad (KTI) has announced that transporters will resume intra-city public transport services from Monday. Addressing a press conference today, KTI president Irshad Bukhari warned of staging a sit-in if they were not permitted to operate vehicles on

SFDL to complete DNA test of plane crash victims in next 48 hours 

KARACHI: Sindh Forensic DNA and Serology Laboratory (SFDL)  in Karachi University has announced that it will complete the process of identifying bodies of the passengers that died in the plane crash in the next 48 hours.  SFDL has completed a total

Wearing masks in public places declared mandatory

ISLAMABAD: Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on Health Dr Zafar Mirza has said that wearing masks in public places has been declared mandatory as the COVID-19 cases are increasing on a daily basis. While addressing a press conference today,

PIA plane crash: PAF officer laid to rest

KARACHI: The funeral prayers for Squadron Leader Zain-ul-Arif Khan, who passed away in the PIA plane crash on 22 May, were offered at PAF Base Faisal in Karachi on Saturday. According to a statement issued by PAF, Zain-ul-Arif was posted

UK provides further assistance to fight COVID-19

ISLAMABAD: The United Kingdom is providing more assistance to Pakistan in the fight to stop the spread and mitigate the impact of the coronavirus. According to an official statement, the British High Commission Islamabad and the UK Department of International

PPP Senator urges DG ISI to take action against US columnist in Pakistan

KARACHI: Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) Senator Sehar Kamran has written a letter to the Director-General Inter-Services Intelligence (DG-ISI) to take action against a US columnist. The senator in a tweet confirmed the news of formally writing to DG-ISI General Faiz

Pakistan records highest single-day spike in COVID-19 infections

KARACHI: Pakistan has witnessed a spike in coronavirus cases as the number surged to 66,457 in the country, while the death toll stands at 1,395. The country witnessed the highest rise in deaths in a single day from the coronavirus

Another Indian spy drone shot down along LoC: ISPR

RAWALPINDI: Pakistan Army troops shot down an Indian spy drone after it intruded into Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK) from across the restive Line of Control (LoC), the military’s media wing said on Friday. The Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR), in

UN awards medal to martyred Pakistani soldier for peacekeeping service in Congo

RAWALPINDI: United Nations awarded a medal to a Pakistani soldier posthumously awarded for his peacekeeping services rendered in the Democratic Republic of Congo. According to a statement from the Inter-Services Public Relations ISPR,  Amir Aslam was to be conferred the

Sindh to decide on reopening public transport tomorrow 

KARACHI: Sindh Transport Minister Awais Shah has said that the provincial government would decide on reopening public transport tomorrow (Saturday) during a meeting of the provincial task force on COVID-19 and with the consultation of doctors. While talking to media

PM Khan forms committee to address issues faced by women prisoners

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan has formed a committee for the investigation and redressed of issues faced by women prisoners across the country. According to a statement issued by the Prime Minister’s Office, “The committee has been constituted taking into

PPP files case against US columnist over ‘hateful’ remarks about Benazir Bhutto

KARACHI: A complaint has been filed by the Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) with the Federal Investigation Agency’s (FIA) cybercrime wing against a US columnist Cynthia D. Ritchie over ‘hateful’ remarks about late Benazir Bhutto. The US columnist has posted critical

Govt starts paying compensation to families of victims killed in PIA plane crash

KARACHI: The government has started paying compensation to families of those who were killed in the Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) plane crash in Karachi on May 22. According to PIA spokesman, in the initial phase, compensation has been paid to

Coronavirus cases in Pakistan jump to 64,000

LAHORE: The number of confirmed coronavirus cases has surged to 64,028 in Pakistan today, while the death toll stands at 1,317. According to the National Command and Control Center (NCOC), more than 2,636 cases of coronavirus were reported while 57

PM orders making all plane crash investigation reports public

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan has directed the authorities concerned to ensure a transparent and impartial investigation into the Karachi plane crash. The prime minister was chairing a meeting in which he was briefed about the progress made so far

Cockpit voice recorder of crashed PIA plane found

KARACHI: The investigation team probing the crash of the Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) flight PK-8303 in a residential area Karachi has found the cockpit voice recorder of the aircraft. PIA spokesman said the cockpit voice recorder was recovered from the

FO rejects misleading reports about OIC envoys virtual meeting

ISLAMABAD: Foreign Office Spokesperson Aisha Farooqui has rejected reports about the virtual meeting of Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) Ambassadors to the United Nations on May 20. A report had emerged that the United Arab Emirates and Maldives have thwarted

PM to attend virtual event on financing in COVID-19 era

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan will participate in a virtual high-level event being hosted at the United Nation On Thursday to discuss financial support for emerging economies hit hard by COVID-19. The event ‘Financing for Development in Era of Covid-19

Man demands return of ‘spy’ pigeon detained in India

SIALKOT: A man has claimed to be the rightful owner of a pigeon supposedly held by Indian authorities for allegedly being used for spying. The villager named Habibullah is a resident of Bagga-Shakargarh village, situated four kilometres along the Working

Coronavirus cases in Pakistan exceed 59,100

ISLAMABAD: The nationwide tally of coronavirus has risen to 59,151, while the death toll stands at 1,225. There have been 21,118 cases so far been detected in Punjab, 23,507 in Sindh, 8,259 in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, 3,536 in Balochistan, 1,879 in

176 Pakistan citizens in India to reach home today

LAHORE: As many as 176 Pakistanis stranded in India will be repatriated to the country via the Attari-Wagah border today. A statement issued by the Foreign Office stated, “These Pakistanis were stranded in the different Indian states including Chhattisgarh, Gujarat,

PIA plane crash: Pilot ignored warnings thrice says report

KARACHI: The pilot of the Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) flight, which crashed on 22 May in Karachi killing 97 passengers onboard, had ignored three warnings from Air Traffic Controllers (ATC) about the altitude and speed of the aircraft before landing.

City areas go dry after Dhabeji pipeline bursts

KARACHI: The supply of water to Karachi was halted for hours following a power breakdown at the Dhabeji pumping station of the Karachi Water and Sewerage Board in the early hours of Tuesday morning. The KWSB said that a 72-inch

PM Imran, Abu Dhabi crown prince discuss coronavirus crisis

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan and Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed al Nahyan have discussed the COVID-19 epidemic situation and agreed to work closely for effective containment of the outbreak. According to PM Office statement, the

Airbus team visits PIA plane crash site in Karachi

KARACHI: A team of Airbus arrived in Karachi to assist the probe of the Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) plane crash, visited the site of the crash on Tuesday. The PIA flight PK-8303 crashed into a residential area on 22 May.

PM Imran, Erdogan vow to jointly address COVID-19 pandemic

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan on Monday had a telephonic call with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and discussed a range of bilateral issues. PM Imran Khan briefed the Turkish President on the steps taken to control the spread of

Govt to review lockdown restrictions after Eid: Zafar Mirza

ISLAMABAD: Special Assistant on Health Dr Zafar Mirza has said the government will evaluate the prevailing situation immediately after Eid and can review its decision regarding relaxation in lockdown if the situation gets worse. In a media briefing, the special

US contributes $6 million to boost Pakistan’s response to COVID-19

ISLAMABAD: United States has announced to contribute $6 million to strengthen Pakistan’s response by training healthcare workers treating coronavirus-affected patients. US Ambassador Paul Jones said in a statement issued by the US Embassy in Islamabad while wishing Happy Eid to

Airbus team arriving in Karachi to investigate PIA plane crash

KARACHI: A team of aircraft manufacturer Airbus is expected to arrive in Karachi on Monday (today) to assist the investigation of the Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) plane crash. The PIA flight PK-8303 crashed into a residential area on Friday. 97

53 Pakistanis stranded in Republic of Chad repatriated

ISLAMABAD: As many as 53 Pakistanis stranded in the Republic of Chad were repatriated to Pakistan by a special flight operated by a Oman-based private airline. Ambassador of Pakistan to Chad and Sudan, Sarfraz Ahmed Khan Sipra, said this goodwill