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PM thanks overseas Pakistanis for record remittances

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan thanked overseas Pakistan for sending remittances back of over $2 billion since the past ten months of the fiscal year. The prime minister took to twitter and shared data of remittances Pakistanis working outside their

Punjab govt announces Rs5.5 bn Ramazan package

LAHORE: Punjab’s Senior Minister Abdul Aleem Khan announced a special Ramazan package worth Rs5.5 billion for the people of province. Addressing a press conference along with Special Assistant to the Punjab Chief Minister Dr Firdous Ashiq Awan after a meeting

IMF forecasts 1.5% growth rate for Pakistan in 2021

DUBAI: The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has forecast GDP growth rate at 1.5 percent for fiscal year 2021, against negative 0.4 percent in 2020. The IMF in its latest report, “World Economic Outlook (WEO), managing divergent recoveries” has projected GDP

Saudi King, Crown Prince wish PM Imran speedy recovery from COVID-19

ISLAMABAD: Saudi Arabia’s King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud and Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman wished Prime Minister Khan a speedy recovery after the latter tested positive for the COVID-19. According to State-run Saudi Press Agency (SPA), The Saudi King

Need to focus on improving education: PM Imran

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan today (Friday) has asserted that there is a need to focus on improving the education sector in the country which is vital for national development. Addressing a ceremony at Malakand University, the Prime Minister said

CJCSC discusses regional security with Iraqi authorities

RAWALPINDI: Chairman Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee (CJCSC) General Nadeem Raza, who is on an official visit to Iraq, held talks with Iraqi military and civil leadership. According to Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR), General Nadeem Raza called on Defence Minister

Micro-smart lockdowns imposed in Karachi’s District Central for 14 days

KARACHI: The Sindh government has announced to impose micro-smart lockdowns in different areas of District Central for 14 days owing to a rise in COVID-19 cases. According to a  notification issued in this regard said on Wednesday, the lockdown comes

Govt decides to maintain petrol price till March 31

ISLAMABAD: The federal government has decided to keep the price of petrol unchanged till March 31. However, the prices of kerosene and light diesel have been raised. The Federal government announced that the price of petrol will remain Rs 111.90,

All schools will be open as usual from March 1: Shafqat Mehmood

ISLAMABAD: Federal Minister for Education and Professional Training Shafqat Mehmood has announced that all schools in the country will return to normal five-day classes from 1st March. Shafqat Mehmood took to Twitter and wrote that from Monday, all schools will

India stops Sikh pilgrims from visiting Pakistan

LAHORE: The Indian authorities have once again barred Sikh pilgrims from visiting Janamasthan in Pakistan and have stopped them from crossing over from the Wagah border. According to a spokesman of the Evacuee Trust Property Board (ETPB), the Sikh pilgrims

Trump welcomes acquittal in second impeachment trial

WASHINGTON: The former president of the United States, Donald Trump has welcomed his acquittal in a second impeachment trial. Donald Trump termed his acquittal a political movement “to make America great again has only just begun”. In a statement shortly

PM Imran Khan to visit Lahore today

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan will pay a one-day visit to Lahore today. During his visit to Lahore, the prime minister will be briefed on measures to control air pollution. He will attend the urban forest ceremony at Jilani Park.

AMAN 2021: Pakistan Navy launches 7th multinational maritime exercise

KARACHI: The multinational maritime exercise Aman organized by Pakistan Navy has begun and the exercises will continue till 16th February. While addressing a function held at the commencement of Naval Exercise Aman, Naval Chief Admiral Amjad Khan Niazi said that

Coronavirus claims 53 more lives, infects over 1,302 in Pakistan

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan has reported 53 deaths by novel coronavirus as the number of positive cases surged to 551,842 in the last 24 hours. According to the latest figures by the National Command and Operation Center (NCOC), the nationwide tally of

Ruckus in National Assembly as opposition chants slogans

ISLAMABAD: A ruckus in the session of the National Assembly (NA) on the second consecutive day as the opposition did not allowing the lower house to follow its plan for the day and stage a walkout. The opposition staged a

ECP should make investigation into foreign funding case public: PM

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan has said that the Election Commission should make an investigation into the foreign funding case of the three major parties public. In an interview with a private TV channel, the prime minister said that PTI

Karachi Coordination Committee convenes emergency meeting today

KARACHI: An emergency meeting of the Karachi Coordination Committee has been convened today where progress on various initiatives being taken for the development of Karachi will be reviewed. The meeting will be attended by Federal Minister for Planning and Development

Maryam Nawaz reaches Quetta despite not getting security clearance

LAHORE: Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) vice-president Maryam Nawaz has left for Quetta to meet the families of those martyred in the Machh tragedy despite not getting the security clearance. Talking to the media before leaving Lahore for Quetta, Maryam Nawaz

MQM should part ways with govt and join PDM immediately: Mustafa Kamal

KARACHI: Pak Sarzameen Party (PSP) leader Mustafa Kamal has advised Muttahida Qaumi Movement-Pakistan (MQM-P) has announced to part ways with the government and join opposition parties. While addressing a media conference in Karachi, Mustafa Kamal said that the incumbent government

Worldwide coronavirus cases cross 77 million

WASHINGTON: The global pandemic coronavirus has infected more than 77,167,000 people worldwide and killed 1,699,498 people. More than 54,089,680 patients of coronavirus have been cured in the world and more than 21,383,049 are undergoing treatment. Coronavirus’s situation is the worst

NCOC finalizes recommendations for COVID-19 vaccine procurement

KARACHI: National Command and Operation Centre (NCOC) has finalized recommendations for COVID-19 vaccine procurement. This news was announced by Federal Minister for Planning and Development Asad Umar that the task force of experts headed by SAPM health Dr. Faisal Sultan

Aamir Liaquat Hussain shifted to hospital as health deteriorates

KARACHI: Pakistan Tehreek e Insaf lawmaker Aamir Liaquat Hussain has been shifted to hospital after he tested positive for COVID-19. According to sources, the health of Aamir Liaquat deteriorated earlier today as he has been quarantined at home for the

PM to introduce ‘stringent’ anti-rape ordinance next week

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan has appreciated Assistant Superintendent (ASI) Buriro’s courageous steps to arrest the rapist in Kashmore. Taking to Twitter, the prime minister wrote that the nation is proud of ASI Buriro. Next week we are bringing a

Coronavirus death toll hits 1,256,352 worldwide

WASHINGTON: The global epidemic of coronavirus has infected 50,263,740 people in the world and 1,256,352 people have lost their lives. The number of coronavirus cases across the world has surged to 50,263,740. While the pandemic has so far claimed more

Zimbabwe cricket team arrives in Pakistan

ISLAMABAD: A 20-member squad of the Zimbabwe cricket team has arrived in Pakistan on a tour. Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) officials welcomed the visiting team at the airport. According to Pakistan Cricket Council sources, the players of the Zimbabwe team

Facebook unveils machine learning translator for 100 languages

SAN FRANCISCO: Facebook has unveiled software based on machine learning which the company said was the first to translate from 100 languages without relying on English. The open-source artificial intelligence software was created to help the massive social network deliver

FO rejects Indian FM’s remarks accusing Pakistan for justifying errors

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan today (Saturday) has rejected the ‘unwarranted and tendentious comments’ of the Indian Foreign Minister (FM), blaming Pakistan for the current state of bilateral relations. “The statement reflects on its own egregious behaviour marked by illegal and unilateral actions

PM inaugurates first facility to produce cardiac stents locally

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan has said that Pakistan is in the wrong path on and we will take it in the right direction. While addressing Pakistan’s first indigenous cardiac stent manufacturing facility, the prime minister said that the country

FM Qureshi inaugurates Foreign Office Media Centre

ISLAMABAD: Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi inaugurated the new multi-purpose Media Briefing Centre in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. The media centre is equipped with latest digital technologies aimed at improving the interface between the ministry and the press corps

Fawad Chaudhry urges political leaders to postpone rallies

ISLAMABAD: Federal Minister for Science and Technology Fawad Chaudhry has urged all political leaders to postpone rallies due to the increasing cases of coronavirus. Taking to Twitter, Fawad Chaudhry wrote that the National Command and Control Center (NCOC) has issued