Saba Qamar responds to criticism over Bilal Saeed’s music video in mosque

KARACHI: Famous actress Saba Qamar has responded criticism from social media users over Bilal Saeed’s music video inside the historical Wazir Khan mosque. In a series of tweets today, she explained what actually happened at the shoot. According to Saba,

Pak Army starts rescue operation after breach in Nai Gaj Dam: ISPR

RAWALPINDI: Pakistan Army has started rescue operations in Dadu after a breach in the Nai Gaj Dam badly affected 12 nearby villages on Saturday. According to a press release issued by Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR), Pakistan Army troops, including engineers

Will decide to reopen businesses, schools after Sep 15: CM Sindh

KARACHI: Chief Minister Sindh Syed Murad Ali Shah on Saturday said that the Provincial Task Force on COVID-19 has decided to resume educational and business activities all over the province from September 15, if the COVID-19 pandemic situation remains under

From struggling to stable, is Pakistan’s economy heading towards development?

Since the country’s independence in 1947, the economy of Pakistan has emerged as a semi-industrialized one, based heavily on textiles, agriculture, and food production, though recent years have seen a push towards technological diversification. Pakistan’s GDP growth has been gradually

Sri Lankan PM wishes to strengthen ties with Pakistan

COLOMBO: Newly re-elected Sri Lankan Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa has said he is looking forward to strengthening ties between Pakistan and Colombo. On a social media website Twitter, Rajapaksa said, “Many thanks to Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan for your phone

Sindh Wildlife Dept rescues rare bird in Thatta

KARACHI: The Sindh Wildlife Department rescued a rare bird from the illegal possession of poachers on Friday night from Keti Bandar near Thatta. The department was informed about the Oriental darter bird by Save the Wild, a non-profit organisation which

FIR lodged against cop accused of killing citizen in Karachi

KARACHI: Police lodged a case against Madagar 15 officials over accusation of killing a citizen and injuring another man with him near Karachi’s Techno City Mall. According to a police official, the accused cop committed a serious mistake by assuming

Sindh reports 9 more deaths, 487 COVID-19 cases

KARACHI: The novel COVID-19 has claimed nine more lives and infected at 487 people during the past 24 hours across Sindh province. In his daily coronavirus update, Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah said that nine more people died

NDMA says 95 percent Karachi’s storm-water drains cleaned

KARACHI: The National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) has said that the cleaning up of the clogged storm-water drains in Karachi will be completed by evening today. On a social media website Twitter on Friday, the NDMA said that 95 percent

Bilawal criticizes govt for ignoring internal issues

KARACHI: Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) Chairman Bilawal Bhutto-Zardari has reprimanded the federal government and claimed that it “loves” quoting the Human Rights Watch (HRW) on the Kashmir issue but not on the country’s internal human rights abuses. On a social media

Gold rates reach all-time high over economic woes

KARACHI: Gold rates shot up to Rs132, 000 per tola, the All Sindh Sarafa and Jewellers Association (ASSJA) said Friday, with prices around the world surging to their historic high as economic woes and resurgence in COVID-19 cases kept investors

Man electrocuted, two injured as heavy rain lashes Karachi

KARACHI: A man was electrocuted and two others injured in different parts of the city as heavy downpour lashed metropolis on Thursday afternoon. According to rescue sources, a 28-year-old man, Salahuddin lost his life after suffering an electric shock at

Jashne Azadi offer: PIA announces to slash fares on domestic routes

KARACHI: Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) in its Independence Day (Jashne Azadi) offer has announced a 14 percent discount on flights operating on its primary domestic routes between Islamabad, Karachi and Lahore. According to PIA spokesperson, “The Jashne Azadi offer is announced

Saeed Ghani says no school can resume teaching without govt permission

KARACHI: Sindh Education Minister Saeed Ghani has said that the final decision on reopening schools lies with the health officials’ permission and no private body was authorized to reopen schools in the province. The minister further warned that schools may

CM Murad orders to deal with monsoon-related issues effectively

KARACHI: Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah has directed concerned officials to take necessary measures according to the approved plan in order to deal effectively with situations arising during the current monsoon season. Murad Ali Shah said the officials

65-year-old mother axed to death by son in Karachi

KARACHI: A woman was axed to death by his son over a domestic dispute in Karachi’s Naval Colony on Thursday. According to Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) East, the accused, identified as Irshad Hussain, killed his 65-year-old mother by hitting

Sindh govt imposes rain emergency in several districts

KARACHI: Pakistan Meteorological Department has predicted a heavy spell of rain in Sindh and Balochistan from today till Saturday due to which rain emergency has been declared in many districts of Sindh province. Meanwhile, the weather took a turn for the

Sindh governor lauds NDMA as desilting of city’s major drains continues

KARACHI: Governor Sindh Imran Ismail has appreciated the National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) and Frontier Works Organisation (FWO) as the authorities continued the large-scale cleaning of Karachi nullahs for the third consecutive day on Wednesday on Prime Minister Imran Khan’s

Governor Sindh lauds PM Imran for highlighting Kashmir cause

KARACHI: Governor Sindh Imran Ismail has said Prime Minister Imran Khan had given special attention towards Kashmir and had clearly indicated that he would fight this cause at each and every international forum. While talking to media after visiting Cantonment

Kashmiris sacrificing lives for freedom cause: Haleem Adil Sheikh

HYDERABAD: The Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaaf (PTI) Sindh’s president MPA Haleem Adil Sheikh has said that Indian oppressive tactics cannot subjugate innocent Kashmiris and expressed the hope that their just struggle for the right to self-determination will soon lead to their independence.

Pakistani youth killed, four injured in Lebanon explosion: Ambassador

LEBANON: A Pakistani youth was killed and four other nationals injured in the horrendous explosion that rocked Lebanon’s capital Beirut on Tuesday. Pakistan’s Ambassador to Lebanon, Najeeb Durrani in a statement said that the deceased teenage boy’s father, identified as Sajid,

Over 6,000 tonnes garbage removed from Karachi Nullahs: NDMA

KARACHI: National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) spokesman has said more than  6,000 tonnes of garbage has been lifted from different nullahs of Karachi as desilting and dredging operation continues in for the third consecutive day in the metropolitan on Wednesday.

Gold rates in Pakistan reach all-time high

KARACHI: Gold rates shot up Rs4, 800 per tola, the All Sindh Sarafa and Jewellers Association (ASSJA) said Wednesday, with prices around the world surging to their historic high as economic woes and resurgence in COVID-19 cases kept investors on

Pakistanis’ hearts beat with Kashmiri brothers: Governor Sindh

KARACHI: Governor Sindh Imran Ismail has said the hearts of Pakistani people beat with their Kashmiri brethren. During a meeting with a delegation of World Kashmir Forum at Governor House on Tuesday Imran Ismail said Kashmir was the lifeline of

CM Murad direct officials to keep cleaning all storm drains

MIRPURKHAS: Sindh Chief Minister Sindh Syed Murad Ali Shah has directed officers concerned to accelerate work of storm drain cleaning ahead of the start of the new spell of rain in Sindh province. While presiding over a high-level meeting with

Sindh govt is cooperating with NDMA in cleaning drains: Minister

KARACHI: Sindh Minister for Information and Local Government, Syed Nasir Hussain Shah has said that the government of Sindh is cooperating with the National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) in cleaning stormwater drains in Karachi. According to the minister, given the boundaries

Over 4,364 tons sledge removed from Karachi drains: NDMA

KARACHI: The spokesman for National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) has said more than 4,364 tonnes sledge removed from the main nullahs of the metropolis. He informed that Frontier Works Organisation (FWO) and Sindh government have removed 4,364 tonnes sledge so

Sindh govt completely failed to provide basic needs: Sher Zaman

KARACHI: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Karachi President and Member Sindh Assembly Khurram Sher Zaman has said that the situation in Sindh province is getting worse by every passing day. While addressing a press conference at the party secretariat Insaf House, he

Police Martyrs Day-The real heroes of nation

Police Martyrs Day is being observed across the country to acknowledge brave fighters and express solidarity with their families. Police played vital roles in the elimination of terrorism and restoration of peace in the country. They are the real heroes

Nasir Shah hands over Rs5 million grant to Sukkur Press Club

SUKKUR: Sindh Minister for Information Syed Nasir Hussain Shah has handed over a cheque of Rs. 5 million, as a financial grant, to the Sukkur Press Club on Tuesday. On this occasion talking to media, the minister said that media