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IHC adjourns Cynthia Ritchie’s deportation case till next week

ISLAMABAD: The Islamabad High Court (IHC) has adjourned the case regarding the deportation of Cynthia D. Ritchie, an American columnist till next Friday. IHC directed the Interior Ministry to decide on the petition filed against Cynthia Ritchie. Deputy Attorney General

Pakistani enters Guinness world record for most knee strikes

KARACHI: Pakistan’s Muhammad Rashid has been named in the Guinness World Records for completing the most one leg full contact knee strikes wearing 5-kilogram ankle weight in three minutes. The record was confirmed by the Guinness administration via email. Muhammad

Nation remembers Fatima Jinnah on 53rd death anniversary

KARACHI: The 53rd death anniversary of Madar-e-Millat Fatima Jinnah is being observed across the country on Thursday. Fatima Jinnah is referred to as the Madar-e-Millat or Mother of the Nation for her dynamic role in the Pakistan freedom movement. Fatima

PMD forecast light rainfall in Karachi

KARACHI: Pakistan Meteorological Department (PMD) has forecast light rainfall in Sindh’s capital today.  Weather in Karachi is expected to remain partly cloudy with the maximum temperature ranging up to 36 degrees Celsius.  Rain with strong winds is also expected in Thatta, Badin, Mirpur Khas, and Mithi.  There was heavy and light rain in Karachi yesterday. Rainfall was reported in

Meet Pakistan’s first deaf vlogger Hassan Ahmed

Pakistan’s first deaf vlogger Hassan Ahmed has been spreading awareness for the deaf community around the globe. He shares awareness in a unique style with hilarious comic videos, food reviews, and shopping articles. Hassan Ahmed also shares a liking for

Journalist’s wife found dead under mysterious circumstances

RAWALPINDI: Social media is on rage seeking justice for a girl named Sadaf Zehra Naqvi who was found dead in her apartment in Rawalpindi. Sadaf Zehra Naqvi, a wife of journalist and social media activist Ali Salman Alvi was a

Nation remembers Abdul Sattar Edhi on his 4th death anniversary

KARACHI: Nation remembers renowned humanitarian and social worker Abdul Sattar Edhi on his fourth death anniversary today. The legendary philanthropist and celebrated humanitarian, Abdul Sattar Edhi, o founded the world’s largest volunteer ambulance network and devoted his life to the

Pakistani passport sees improvement in global ranking

KARACHI: Pakistani passport has reportedly improved from 199 to 192 on the Global Passport Index list of 2020. According to the index, the Pakistani passport stood at 198 last year, the bottom most position. It has jumped by six places

Weather turns pleasant with rain in different parts of Karachi

KARACHI: The weather has turned pleasant with rain in different parts of the country including the Sindh’s capital. A light drizzle was reported in areas of Landhi, Korangi, Malir, Gulshan-e-Iqbal, Gulistan-e-Johar, Liaquatabad, and other areas. Along with the rains, power

Building collapses in Karachi’s Liaquatabad area

KARACHI: A five-storey dilapidated building collapsed in Liaquatabad area on Tuesday night. There were no causualties or injuries reported as the building was evacuated a day earlier. Police said the building was declared dangerous and had been cleared to avoid

NEPRA to hold public hearing over load shedding crisis in Karachi

KARACHI: The National Electric Power Regulatory Authority (NEPRA) will hold a public hearing regarding the load shedding crisis in Karachi on 10th July via video conference due to the coronavirus pandemic. The regulator stated that extreme load-shedding has been causing a

First children’s book on sexual abuse launched in Pakistan

First children’s book based on sexual abuse ‘Mera Jism Mera Hai’, written by Ashhad Ahmed Qureshi has been introduced in Pakistan. The book provides a much-needed healthy outlook on how to identify abuse and support to minor survivors who are

KU removes entrance test requirement for various programs

KARACHI: The University of Karachi has removed the entrance test for admission in various programs for the academic session 2020-21. The candidates for programs including MS (Surgery) MPhil, Ph.D., and MD (Medicine) will not be required to do an entrance

PMD predicts more rain in Karachi

KARACHI: The Pakistan Meteorological Department (PMD) has forecast more rain in Sindh’s capital after monsoon showers battered the city on Monday afternoon. According to the PMD, the rain is also expected in other parts of Sindh including Hyderabad, Badin, Umerkot,

Heavy rainfall reported in parts of Karachi

KARACHI: The weather turned pleasant as the first rainfall of the monsoon season hit various parts of the city of Monday evening. It poured down heavily in Malir Cantt, areas adjoining the airport, Lines Area, Saddar, Gulistan-e-Jauhar, DHA, Korangi Industrial

Railways gives concession to students, journalists, senior citizens

KARACHI: Pakistan Railways has announced a discount on fares for students, elders, sportspersons, journalists, and tourists. The railways have offered the news rates on travel tickets for students, senior citizens, and journalists.  Elderly citizens aged 75 years and above can

1965 war hero MM Alam being remembered on 85th birth anniversary

KARACHI: The 1965 War Hero Muhammad Mahmood Alam, popularly known as M M Alam is being remembered today on his 85th birth anniversary. The war hero was born on July 6, 1935, in Calcutta, India but was raised in Bengal.

Nudrat Piracha, first Pakistani woman to receive advanced law degree

ISLAMABAD: Dr. Nudrat E. Piracha has become the first female lawyer from Pakistan to earn a Doctorate of Juridical Science. This qualification is considered the most advanced degree in law. It is awarded primarily in the United States to candidates

Coronavirus positivity rate in Pakistan higher than WHO’s limit

ISLAMABAD: The number of coronavirus cases has been declining in Pakistan due to reduced testing but the positivity rates are still high in many districts and cities. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), the positive cases should be less

Pilot refutes relation with co-pilot involved in fake licences

KARACHI: Pilot Shumaila Mazhar has turned down rumors that she is the sister of pilot Maryam Masood who was named among those holding a fake license. The license scandal that recently surfaced affected a large number of pilots as several

Car used in PSX terror attack spotted in TV drama

KARACHI: In a rather unusual incident, a vehicle used by the terrorists in the attack on the Pakistan Stock Exchange (PSX) was spotted in a TV drama. The car which the terrorists used to reach their intended target was seen

Pakistan to receive first monsoon rain from Friday

ISLAMABAD: The Pakistan Meteorological Department (PMD) has said the nation will receive its first monsoon rain from the coming Friday. According to PMD, a moderate monsoon spell is likely to enter in upper and central parts of the country from

Minor injured due to dog’s attack in Gujranwala

GUJRANWALA:  A three-year-old boy on Wednesday was severely injured due to dog’s attack in Gujranwala. The tragic incident took place inside the premises of Satellite Town police station in the Jalil Town area of ​​Gujranwala. The boy named Ahmed was

Eight more COVID-19 affected areas sealed in Rawalpindi

RAWALPINDI: Punjab government has planned to eight more areas of Rawalpindi in order to curb the spread of coronavirus, which has affected more than 213,400 in Pakistan. The administration issued a notification in which eight areas were sealed of Rawalpindi.

Mazari takes notice of harassment at educational institutions

ISLAMABAD: Human Rights Minister Shireen Mazari has taken notice of the cases of harassment at educational institutes that have been reported over social media in the past week. Shireen Mazari said, “Have taken note of serious harassment allegations of young

Power outage in Sindh as Jamshoro grid station catches fire

HYDERABAD: At least ten cities of Sindh, including Karachi, plunged into darkness after a fire erupted at a 500KV grid station in Jamshoro in the wees hours of Tuesday morning. A fire at Jamshoro grid station of National Transmission and

Intermittent rains continue in different parts of Pakistan

KARACHI: Intermittent rains are continuing in different cities of the country due to which the heatwave has broken. Intermittent rain brought the mercury down and provided much-needed relief to the citizens from persistent hot weather. Heavy downpour in different areas

Driving licence branches to reopen in Karachi tomorrow

KARACHI: The Sindh government has decided to reopen driving licence branches in Karachi under the standard operating procedures (SOPs) to facilitate the public. The Office of the Deputy Inspector General Police, Driving Licence Sindh, had issued a notification in the

PMD predicts hot, dry weather across country

ISLAMABAD: The Meteorological Department of Pakistan (PMD) has predicted hot and dry weather in most parts of the country. As per the PMD, Islamabad, and Kashmir are also likely to receive thundershowers and rain over the next 24 hours. Rain

Late Mufti Naeem’s son to lead Jamia Binoria seminary

KARACHI: Sheikh Noman Naeem, the elder son of the late Mufti Muhammad Naeem, has been chosen as the new principal of the Jamia Binoria seminary. The announcement was made at a gathering held at the seminary to pay tribute to

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