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4.6 magnitude earthquake jolts Swat district

SWAT: Earthquake tremors have been felt in and around the Swat district of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. Panic spread in and around Swat after the quake, and people came out of their homes chanting the Kalima Tayyaba. The epicenter was reported at 4.6

Shahzad Akbar ordered to appear before court to pardon PTI MPA Chohan

LAHORE: A local court in Lahore has directed Adviser to the Prime Minister on Interior and Accountability Mirza Shahzad Akbar to appear in person or depute a representative to the court to pardon PTI MPA Nazir Chohan in the courtroom.

NCOC announces closure of vaccine centers across country on Eid-ul-Azha

ISLAMABAD: The National Command and Operations Center (NCOC) has expressed satisfaction over the additional steps taken by the Sindh government to control the coronavirus and said that 500 oxygen cylinders and 30 ventilators have been added in Gilgit-Baltistan across the

CBC starts mandatory registration of pet dogs in Karachi

KARACHI: The Cantonment Board Clifton (CBC) has made registration of pet dogs mandatory, days after two dogs attacked a senior lawyer in the upscale Defence Housing Authority area. The CBC issued a notification saying that under section 119 and the

Pakistan proud of its long-standing contributions to UN peacekeeping: FO

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan on Saturday reaffirmed its commitment to ensuring that peacekeeping remains an effective mechanism for maintaining peace in the world. In a statement on the occasion of International Day of United Nations Peacekeepers, Foreign Office spokesperson Zahid Hafeez Chaudhri

Pakistan reports first case of Indian COVID-19 variant

KARACHI: Pakistan has detected its first case of a highly infectious coronavirus variant first identified in India, a health ministry spokesperson said on Friday. According to a statement issued by health ministry spokesperson Sajid Shah, the Indian variant case was detected

Pakistan’s homegrown online marketplace attracts millions of customers in one month

KARACHI: Pakistan’s homegrown online marketplace -Leyjao. pk has captured the hearts of millions of Pakistani beauty shoppers ever since it upped its beauty offerings in 2020. With record-breaking one million unique customers visiting the website, Leyjao aspires to cater to

Pakistan wins Reko Diq case in BVI Court, saves PIA’s assets

ISLAMABAD: The British Virgin Islands high court has ruled in favor of Pakistan in the Reko Diq case and ordered to restore all the frozen assets of Pakistan International Airlines (PIA). During a hearing today, the British Virgin Islands High

Pakistan’s Information Technology exports reach $1.7 billion

ISLAMABAD: Advisor to Prime Minister on Commerce and Investment, Abdul Razak Dawood said Pakistan’s Information and Communication Technology (ICT) and telecom exports reached US $ 1.70 billion in the last ten months. On a social media website Twitter, the Adviser

Pakistan, US National Security Advisers agree to advance cooperation

 ISLAMABAD: National Security Adviser of Pakistan Dr. Moeed Yusuf and his counterpart from the United States of America Jake Sullivan met in Geneva and agree to advance cooperation in different fields. The Pakistani and US national security advisers met in

Pakistan demands probe into extrajudicial killings of Kashmiri youth

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan has condemned the extrajudicial killing of two more Kashmiris in the outskirts of Srinagar by Indian forces and demanded an impartial inquiry into the organized targeting of Kashmir youth. The Foreign Office spokesman Zahid Hafeez Chaudhry in a

Pakistan will send aid to Palestinians as conflict intensifies: Fawad Chaudhry

KARACHI: Information Minister Fawad Chaudhry said that Pakistan would send aid soon to Palestine to assist the country deal with the coronavirus epidemic and the medical emergency situation as the conflict intensified. Addressing a press conference in Islamabad on Tuesday,

Pakistan warns of spoilers as blast kill 30 in Kabul

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan on Saturday strongly condemned the terrorist attack in Kabul, which killed 30 people and injured 52 others, warning of spoilers in the Afghanistan peace process. Foreign Office spokesman Zahid Hafeez Chaudhri in a statement conveyed Pakistan’s heartfelt condolences

Meet Rabia Zulfiqar, one of the youngest Pakistanis to author book on practical dentistry

LAHORE: Pakistani girl and dental technologist Rabia Zulfiqar has written a book on practical dentistry, becoming on of the youngest Pakistani author on the subject. The book titled ‘Rabia’s Manual of Prosthodontics’ was published in 2017 and is launching its

Pakistan expresses sympathies on tragic train accident in Egypt

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan has expressed its deepest sympathies on the tragic train accident in Egypt which resulted in the death of at least 11 people on Sunday. Foreign Office Spokesperson Zahid Hafeez Chaudhri in a statement expressed sympathies and wished quick

Pakistan denounces drone attacks on Saudi Arabia

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan on Friday strongly condemned the launch of ballistic missiles and drones by Houthis towards Jizan, Saudi Arabia on Wednesday and Friday. Foreign Office Spokesperson Zahid Hafeez Chaudhri in a statement said, “It is admirable that Saudi forces intercepted

Pakistan condemns extra-judicial killing of five Kashmiris

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan on Monday condemned the extra-judicial killing of five Kashmiris, including a juvenile and a student in a so-called operation in the Shopian area of Indian Illegally Occupied Jammu and Kashmir. According to a statement issued by Foreign Office,

Inclusion of Pakistan to high-risk states list by UK not based on facts: FO

ISLAMABAD: Foreign Office (FO) on Monday said that the United Kingdom’s decision to include Pakistan in the list of Money Laundering and Terrorist Financing High-Risk Countries was not based on facts. According to a statement issued by the spokesperson of

Pakistan to welcome third-party mediation for solving disputes with India: FO

ISLAMABAD: Foreign Office (FO) spokesman Zahid Hafeez Chaudhri has said Pakistan is ready to welcome third-party mediation for solving all disputes, including the Kashmir issue, with India. FO spokesman Zahid Hafeez Chaudhri said disputes and problems with India, including the

Pakistan expresses solidarity with Jordan after coup attempt

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan on Monday expressing solidarity with the Kingdom of Jordon said it stood in solidarity with the Kingdom, led by King Abdullah II Ibn Al Hussain. Foreign Office Spokesperson Zahid Hafeez Chaudhri said in a statement said, “Pakistan is

Pakistan expresses condolences over lives lost in Bangladesh

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan has expressed its sorrow over the lives lost after a ferry carrying around 50 capsized in the Shitalakkhya River in Bangladesh On Sunday. Foreign Office Spokesperson Zahid Hafeez Chaudhri said in a statement said, “Deeply saddened by the

Youth suffering from kidney ailments supports himself by online earning

RAWALPINDI: A young man suffering from kidney disease since childhood has become an inspiration for others by earning at home online. Umair Shafiq, aged 23, has been suffering from kidney disease since childhood. He lives in Shaheenabad area of ​​Rawalpindi

Pakistan skids back two spots on Global Gender Gap Index

SWITZERLAND: Pakistan has fallen behind in the wage gap between genders slipping two spots since last year to rank 153rd out of 156 countries on the index, according to the ‘Global Gender Gap Report 2021’ published by the World Economic

Pakistan pledges to address Climate Change valued globally: FO

ISLAMABAD: Foreign Office Spokesperson Zahid Hafeez Choudhari has said that Pakistan’s commitment to tackle Climate Change and Prime Minister Imran Khan’s leadership on this account is well accepted and appreciated internationally. Zahid Hafeez Choudhari in a statement on Saturday said

Pakistan conducts successful flight test of Shaheen-1A ballistic missile

RAWALPINDI: Pakistan on Friday conducted a successful flight test of Shaheen-1A surface to a surface ballistic missile having a range of 900 kilometers. According to the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR),  the test flight was aimed at re-validating various design and

LHC approves Maryam Nawaz’s interim bail

LAHORE: The Lahore High Court (LHC) has approved the interim bail of Pakistan Muslim League Nawaz (PML-N) vice president Maryam Nawaz till April 12. The case was heard by a two member bench, comprising Justice Sardar Sarfaraz Dogar and Justice

Birth anniversary of revolutionary poet Halib Jalib being observed today

The birth anniversary of revolutionary poet and left-wing activist Habib Jalib is being observed today to remember his struggle against oppression and societal injustices. He opposed military coups and administrators and was duly jailed several times but continued his struggle

Two Pakistani girls beat India, Sweden to bag Guinness World Records

KARACHI: Two Pakistani girls have bagged three titles in total from the Guinness World Records. Hailing from Karachi, Emma Alam broke two world records, and teammate Syeda Kisa Zehra, broke one World Record, and both girls get recognised by the

Pakistani expedition leaves for Nepal to scale Mt Annapurna

ISLAMABAD: A four-member Pakistani expedition from Gilgit-Baltistan has left for Nepal to scale Annapurna peak. The exhibition comprises climbers Sirbaz Khan and Abdul Joshi along with expedition manager Saad Munawar and filmmaker Kamran Ali.  The team departed from Islamabad airport

Pakistan hails formation of National Unity govt in Libya

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan has welcomed the formation of the Government of National Unity in Libya after a majority of votes by Libyan parliamentary and political leadership. Foreign Office spokesperson Zahid Hafeez Chaudhri in a statement on Sunday said Pakistan welcomes the