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Sindh bans pillion riding on 11th, 12th Rabi-ul-Awwal

KARACHI: The Sindh home department has notified the ban on pillion riding on the 11th and 12th Rabi-ul-Awwal on the occasion of Eid Milad-un-Nabi (PBUH) falling on October 9. It will be banned on October 8 to 9 on the

Farmers end protest following successful negotiations with govt

ISLAMABAD: The representatives of farmers have called off their protest demonstration after a breakthrough was achieved in negotiations with the incumbent government. This was announced by Interior Minister Rana Sanaullah and Kissan Ittehad Chairman Khalid Butt while talking to newsmen

ISI Chief included in high-powered committee to probe PMO audio leaks

ISLAMABAD: The federal government on Tuesday announced the formation of a high-powered committee led by Interior Minister Rana Sanaullah to probe the audio tapes leaked from the Prime Minister’s House. The Director-General of the Inter-Services Intelligence (DG ISI) and Director-General

Security forces kill seven terrorists in separate actions

HASSAN KHEL/ TANK: At least seven terrorists were killed in an exchange of fire with security troops in two operations in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa’s Tank district and Hassan Khel on Tuesday. According to Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR), security forces observed and

ECP rejects Sindh’s plea to postpone Karachi’s LG polls

KARACHI: The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) on Tuesday rejected the Sindh government’s plea for further postponement of the local body elections in Karachi. The local body elections in the Hyderabad and Karachi divisions were requested to be postponed for

Energy crisis to get worse as Pakistan fails to secure LNG contract

ISLAMABAD: Energy crisis is likely to get worse as Pakistan LNG Limited (PLL) failed to receive a single bid from international suppliers for the purchase of Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) in a tender that expired on Monday. After a month-long

Two soldiers martyred in Peshawar convoy attack

RAWALPINDI: Two soldiers were martyred when a military convoy was attacked by terrorists in Hassan Khel area of Peshawar district, three terrorists were gunned down in the subsequent gunfight, the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) said on Tuesday. Terrorists fired on

SC to hear Imran’s plea against NAB amendments on daily basis

ISLAMABAD: Chief Justice of Pakistan Umar Ata Bandial on Tuesday said that the Supreme Court will hear former Prime Minister Imran Khan’s plea NAB’s amendments 1999 on a daily basis. A three-member bench of the apex court, headed by CJ

4 TTP militants killed In Tank operation

TANK: At least four militants were killed in an Intelligence Based Operation (IBO) in the Tank district of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa last night. Reports collected the MM News suggest that security forces, after receiving a tip-off, conducted a raid in Ranwal

Mega Corruption Case: SHC grants big relief to PPP’s Sharjeel Memon

KARACHI: The Sindh High Court on Tuesday granted big relief to Pakistan People’s Party leader Sharjeel Memon in a mega corruption by accepting his review petition and permanently removing his name from the Exit Control List (ECL). A two judges

Court grants permanent immunity to PM from appearing in money laundering case

LAHORE: The court has granted permanent immunity to Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif from appearing in the money laundering reference case. Permission was granted to appoint a representative to appear for the hearing. According to the details, the hearing of the

Imran Khan does not know what we will do with him: Rana Sanaullah

ISLAMABAD: Federal Interior Minister Rana Sanaullah has said that Chairman PTI Imran Khan brought the assembly and he does not know what we will do with him. According to the details, while talking on a private TV program last night,

United Nations hikes Pakistan aid appeal

GENEVA: The United Nations has increased the aid appeal for Pakistan by five times as it seeks to control a surge in water-borne diseases following the country’s worst floods in decades. The appeal will be presented jointly in the main

Dealing with IMF is my job, not Miftah Ismail’s: Ishaq Dar

ISLAMABAD: Finance Minister Ishaq Dar has said that dealing with the IMF is his job, not Miftah Ismail’s.   According to the details, Ishaq Dar, while reacting to Miftah Ismail’s statement, said that whether it is Miftah or anyone else, he

LB Polls In Sindh may be deferred yet again

KARACHI: Local Bodies elections in over a dozen districts of Karachi and Hyderabad as well as the second phase in other parts of Sindh appeared to be in doldrums yet again when a letter by the provincial police surfaced on

Pakistan slams Indian foreign minister’s irresponsible terrorism remarks

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan on Monday categorically rejected Indian External Affairs Minister’s highly “irresponsible” remarks insinuating Pakistan’s involvement in “international terrorism”. Indian foreign minister S. Jaishankar, while speaking at an event in Vadodara city on Saturday, said: “No other country practices terrorism

Farmers threaten countrywide shutdown if demands not met

ISLAMABAD: Kissan Ittehad chairman Khalid Hussain Batth has threatened to give a call of countrywide shutdown if farmers’ demands are not met. Khalid Hussain Batth, while talking to the media in Islamabad, expressed hope that the government would issue a

Punjab Assembly committee orders Ata Tarar to appear or face arrest

LAHORE: A privilege committee of the Punjab Assembly on Monday ordered outspoken PMLN leader Ata Tarar to appear in person, failing which he would be arrested. The committee, which met here with Chaudhry Ali Akhtar in the chair, asked Ata

Govt challenges Shahbaz Gill’s bail in Supreme Court

ISLAMABAD: The Federal government on Monday approached the Supreme Court of Pakistan to challenge bail granted to Shahbaz Gill, Chief of Staff of PTI Chairman Imran Khan. Reports suggest that the petition, seeking to cancel the bail granted to Shahbaz

KMC firefighter injured in attack succumbs to injuries

KARACHI: A fire brigade employee, injured in a gunfire incident two days back, has succumbed to injuries in a local hospital on Monday. According to reports gathered by MM News, gunmen had stored a fire station in Korangi, Bilal Colony

Saro Imran becomes Pakistan’s first transgender to get admission in Ph.D. in London

Meet Saro Imran, Pakistan’s first transgender who got admission in Ph.D. at the University of Westminster, London. Saro Imran is a trans rights activist working in Pakistan. The program is offered by The School of Organizations, Economy and Society (SOES)

As floodwaters recede, flood crisis could become a food crisis: UN

ISLAMABAD: United Nation in its latest assessment has said Pakistan’s flood crisis could become a food crisis as floodwater levels started to recede in majority of the flood-hit districts. The record flooding from heavy rainfall since mid-June has killed more

PM thanks China for additional flood-aid

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif has thanked China for increasing flood-aid from 400 million RMB to 644 million RMB. “Our Chinese friends continue helping the flood victims in Pakistan. Total volume of aid has increased from 400 million RMB to

Punjab Cabinet approves Rs100 bln Ehsaas Ration Discount Program

LAHORE: The Punjab Cabinet has approved the Rs 100 billion Ehsaas Ration Discount Program on Sunday. In a statement on Twitter, the Chairperson Ehsaas Program Dr. Sania Nishtar said that 80 lakh families will benefit from the program. There will

Travel advisory for domestic, international flights revised

ISLAMABAD: The Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) on Sunday revised travel advisory for domestic and international flights, a private TV channel reported.   As per the new rules, the authority has revoked the mandatory requirement of wearing face masks. “Wearing face

COAS meets UN chief’s military advisor during US visit

Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa called on General Birame Diop (Senegal), United Nations (UN) Military Advisor to Secretary General during an official visit to the United States (US), the military’s media wing said on Sunday. During

Germany enhances financial support to €56 million for Pakistani flood victims

ISLAMABAD: German Ambassador to Pakistan Alfred Grannas has announced that Germany scaled up financial assistance to €56 million for families affected by floods. In his tweet, the German Ambassador said the aid was increased to help families and deal with

Pakistan condemns Indian campaign of extra judicial killings of Kashmiris

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan on Saturday strongly condemned the continued campaign of extrajudicial killings by Indian occupation forces in Indian Illegally Occupied Jammu and Kashmir (IIOJK). The Foreign Office Spokesperson in a statement here said, “It is deeply worrying that in the

COAS lands in America for key meetings with US officials

WASHINGTON: Chief of Army Staff Gen Qamar Javed Bajwa landed in the United States for a week-long visit, which includes meetings with senior officials of the Biden administration. On Friday, Gen. Bajwa and his top advisers arrived at LaGuardia in

Pakistani peacekeeper martyred in Congo: ISPR

RAWALPINDI: A Pakistani peacekeeper was martyred when armed assailants opened fire at the United Nations (UN) Permanent Operation Base in Minembwe in the Democratic Republic of Congo, said the military’s media wing in a statement. As per the Inter-Services Public