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Balochistan fishermen warned against stormy conditions

QUETTA: The Pakistan Metrological Department (PMD) has warned of stormy conditions in Balochistan causing high tidal waves in the coastal belt. According to a statement released today (Saturday), typhoons have been reported in coastal areas of Balochistan, including Gwadar, following

PIA pays $7mn for aircraft impounded in Malaysia

LONDON: The Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) has informed the London High Court that it has paid $7 million to aviation company Peregrine Aviation Charlie Ltd in the case pertaining to two jets leased by the Dublin-based AerCap. Malaysian authorities seized

Coronavirus claims 43 more lives, up to 1900 new cases reported

ISLAMABAD: The coronavirus has claimed 43 more lives in Pakistan, bringing the total death toll to 11,247. According to the National Command and Control Center, 1,927 new cases of coronavirus have been reported in 24 hours and the total number

Pakistan Navy ship reaches Djibouti carrying rice for calamity-hit people

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Navy Ship NASR arrived in Djibouti carrying a full load of 1000 metric tonnes rice for calamity-hit people of the African country. President Assemblee Nationale of Republic of Djibouti Mohamed Ali Houmed welcomed the visit of PNS NASR

Governor Sindh urges youth to play role in development of country

KARACHI: Governor Sindh Imran Ismail has asked the youth and students to be aware of the anti-state propaganda of the enemies and play an active role to defend and develop the country. Imran Ismail said, “This is so unfortunate that

PEMRA suspends BOL News’ license for 30 days, slaps Rs 1m fine

ISLAMABAD: The Pakistan Electronic Media Authority Regulatory Authority (PEMRA) has suspended the licence of Bol News TV channel for 30 days and imposed an Rs1 million fine on it for airing “contemptuous” remarks against judges of the Lahore High Court.

Sindh govt forms committee to oversee Karachi uplift projects

KARACHI: The Sindh government has constituted a committee to oversee development works in the metropolis projected by Provincial Coordination and Implementation Committee (PCIC). According to a notification issued from Sindh CM house, the eight-member committee, to be headed by the city

Army chief congratulates Nepali climbers for summiting K-2 in winter

RAWALPINDI: Chief of Army Staff General (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa has congratulated Nepali climbers on setting a record for climbing the world’s second-highest peak for the first time in winter. A team of Nepalese climbers called on Chief of

Pakistan condemns twin suicide blasts in Baghdad

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan on Friday condemned the twin suicide blasts at a crowded market in the Iraqi capital Baghdad, which resulted in the loss of 32 precious human lives and injuries to several others. The Foreign Office in a statement said,

Biden should remain committed to Afghan peace process: FM Qureshi

ISLAMABAD: Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi has asserted that Pakistan hopes for greater engagement with the Biden administration and called on the President to follow up on the ongoing Afghan peace process and withdrawal of U.S. troops from the country.

COVID-19: Sindh may postpone exams due to prolonged school closure

SINDH: Sindh Education Minister Saeed Ghani has hinted at the possible postponement of examination in the province for the academic year due to the prolonged closure of educational institutions amid the ongoing COVID-19 epidemic. While talking to the media after

Indian firing at LoC injures 18-year-old girl: ISPR

RAWALPINDI: Indian forces once again resorted to unprovoked firing at the Line of Control (LoC), seriously wounding an 18-year-old girl on Friday. According to Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR), the Indian forces fired mortar rounds at the Pakistani side of the

Pakistan, Vietnam need to enhance trade cooperation: President Alvi

ISLAMABAD: President Dr. Arif Alvi has said that Pakistan highly valued its relations with Vietnam and stressed to further strengthen trade and economic cooperation between the two countries. The President while talking to the outgoing Ambassador of the Socialist Republic

Restaurant owners receive backlash for ‘mocking’ employee’s English

ISLAMABAD: Owners of a high-end restaurant in the capital city have received a backlash for mocking their employee’s English accent. In a video posted on social media, two women named Uzma Chaudhry and Dia Haider, who are the owners of

PM Imran congratulates newly US President Joe Biden

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan has congratulated newly sworn in US President Joe Biden following his inauguration on Wednesday. On a social media website Twitter, PM Imran said,  “Look forward to working with @POTUS in building a stronger Pak-US partnership

Ambassador Moin impressed by Chinese children performing ‘Sohni Dharti’

KARACHI: Pakistani Ambassador to China Moin Ul Haque’s heart melted after seeing a “colorful” performance by Chinese children of song Sohni Dharti to welcome him. Pakistan’s envoy took to Twitter to share a snippet of the “heartwarming” performance upon his

Army chief lauds soldiers’ professional prowess

RAWALPINDI: Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa on Wednesday visited the Sialkot garrison and received a briefing on the current situation at the working boundary with India. According to Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR), the army chief appreciated

Pakistan successfully test-fires Shaheen-III missile

RAWALPINDI: Pakistan has conducted a successful test launch of Shaheen-III surface-to-surface ballistic missile, ISPR said on Wednesday. According to Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR), the missile is capable of carrying nuclear and conventional warheads to a range of 2,750 kilometers. The

Bilquis Edhi shortlisted for ‘Person of Decade’ award

LAHORE: Philanthropist and humanitarian Bilquis Edhi has been shortlisted by an international organisation ‘Impact Hallmarks’ among the “top 20 persons, objects and works, having far-extending impacts in diverse fields and extents of human accomplishments.” According to a statement issued by

PM announces launch of 3G/4G services in South Waziristan

PESHAWAR: Prime Minister Imran Khan has assured to uplift the poor segments of the society and backward areas including the tribal districts. He was addressing a ceremony in connection with distribution of cheques amongst the tribal people under Kamyab Jawan

Cabinet approves tax exemption on Euro, Sukuk, Panda Bonds

ISLAMABAD: The federal cabinet, under the second schedule of the Income Tax Ordinance 2001, has approved tax exemption on the profits gained through Euro Bonds, dealings in International Sukuk issued under the government’s medium-term notes and Panda Bonds issued in

Federal govt announces public holiday on Kashmir Day

ISLAMABAD: The federal government has declared 5th February a public holiday on Kashmir Solidarity Day. The Interior Ministry has issued a notification for the 5th February public holiday. All government, semi-government and private institutions will remain closed. On the occasion

PM to visit South Waziristan, launch new development projects

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan will visit South Waziristan today to attend a ceremony of the Kamyab Jawan Programme as the chief guest. According to details, the prime minister will visit South Waziristan today during which various development projects in

PM to visit South Waziristan, launch new development projects

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan will visit South Waziristan today to attend a ceremony of the Kamyab Jawan Programme as the chief guest. According to details, the prime minister will visit South Waziristan today during which various development projects in

Female teachers protest against FDE’s repatriation orders

ISLAMABAD: A large number of female teachers from provinces working in Islamabad under the wedlock policy held a protest outside National Press Club (NPC) against the Federal Directorate of Education (FDE) for ordering their repatriation. Talking to M.M News, one

PM Imran directs master plan to improve GB’s tourism

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan has directed authorities concerned to prepare a master plan to convert Gilgit Baltistan (GB) into a tourist place of international standard. During a meeting with GB Chief Minister Mohammad Khalid Khursheed Khan today, PM Imran

Pakistan denounces Houthi attack on Saudi Arabia’s Jazan region

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan has strongly condemned Houthi militants’ terrorist attack on a village in the Jazan area in Saudi Arabia. In a statement, the Foreign Office (FO) condemned the attack and said that these attacks threaten the peace and security of

Two TTP terrorists killed in South Waziristan operation: ISPR

RAWALPINDI: Two terrorists belonging to the outlawed Tehreek-e- Taliban Pakistan (TTP) were killed during an operation in Nargosa area of South Waziristan. According to Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR), the security forces conducted in Nargosa area of South Waziristan which led

Govt terminates USC chairman over misuse of power

ISLAMABAD: The federal government has terminated the services of Utility Stores Corporation (USC) Chairman Zulqarnain Ali Khan over misuse of power after an inquiry proved five charges against him. Zulqarnain Ali Khan was appointed chairman of the USC in 2018

PM Imran constitutes committee to probe Broadsheet saga

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan has constituted a five-member committee over the Broadsheet saga and ordered his team to present the entire case before the nation. During the meeting, Imran Khan was given an in-depth briefing on the Broadsheet saga