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New vehicles import hits all-time high

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan’s imports have reached an all-time high, with Pakistanis buying billions of dollars worth of luxury cars, mobile phones, and motorcycles. According to the details, the country, which is suffering from a shortage of foreign exchange, started spending billions

Pakistan registers 89 fresh cases of coronavirus

ISLAMABAD: At least 89 new cases of coronavirus have been reported across the country while one citizen has died due to the virus in the last 24 hours. According to figures released by the National Institutes of Health, a total

Govt appoints Ashtar Ausaf Ali as new Attorney General for Pakistan

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif on Saturday gave his approval for the appointment of Ashtar Ausaf Ali as the new Attorney General for Pakistan (AGP).   According to reports, the Law Ministry has been directed to move a summary for

Dr Murtaza Syed assumes position of SBP acting governor

KARACHI: Dr Murtaza Syed has assumed the position of the State Bank of Pakistan’s acting governor in light of Section 10(2) of the SBP Act 1956 (amended). According to a news outlet, the change in hierarchy came after the term

Bilawal Bhutto takes oath as federal minister in PM Shehbaz’s cabinet

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) Chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari on Wednesday took oath as federal minister in newly elected Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif’s cabinet. President Arif Alvi administered the oath to the PPP leader at Aiwan-e-Sadr. However, there was no

Fawad Chaudhry rejects Shehbaz Sharif’s offer to probe letter-gate scandal

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) central leader and former information minister Fawad Chaudhry has rejected the Shehbaz Sharif government’s offer to investigate the letter gate scandal. In a message on the social networking site Twitter, Fawad Chaudhry said that he rejects

Special cabinet meeting underway chaired by PM Imran

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan is chairing a special meeting of the federal cabinet, media reported. According to sources, the federal cabinet will make important decisions on the no-confidence motion. Defence Minister Pervez Khattak, Human Rights Minister Shireen Mazari, Education

Security agencies reported plan to assassinate PM Imran: Fawad

ISLAMABAD: Minister for Information and Broadcasting Fawad Chaudhry on Friday asserted that the country’s security agencies have reported a plot to assassinate Prime Minister Imran Khan. Taking to his official Twitter handle, the federal minister revealed that following these reports,

Death toll of animals from lumpy skin disease in Sindh surpasses 189

KARACHI: The situation in Sindh has worsened due to lumpy skin disease in cattle, the death toll of animals has risen to 189. According to the data released by the Provincial Task Force, the situation of skin disease in animals

7.3 magnitude earthquake jolts Japan, cuts power in Tokyo

TOKYO: A powerful earthquake with a magnitude of 7.3 jolted Japan’s northeast coast on Wednesday, shaking buildings as far away as Tokyo where it left hundreds of thousands without power. The tremor hit off the coast of Fukushima prefecture, some

Opposition decides to remove Sanjrani after no-confidence motion against PM

ISLAMABAD: The combined Opposition has decided to remove Chairman Senate Sadiq Sanjrani after a no-confidence motion against Prime Minister Imran Khan. According to opposition sources, it was hoped that Sadiq Sanjarani would show neutrality at least on this occasion. However, he

Maulana Fazl-ur-Rehman withdraws his call for nationwide strike

ISLAMABAD: Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam chief Fazal-ur-Rehman has withdrawn his call for strike after the release of party workers. JUI chief said that the administration has released their MNAs and arrested workers so they do not need to protest and urged workers

ACE fails to arrest PML-N leader Chaudhry Tanveer

RAWALPINDI: The Anti-Corruption Establishment (Punjab) has raided the residence of senior Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) Senator Chaudhry Tanveer but authorities failed to arrest him. According to details, the Anti-Corruption Punjab team reached the house of Chaudhry Tanveer yesterday to arrest him,

PM to discuss Pakistan-Russia bilateral relations with Putin today

MOSCOW: Prime Minister Imran Khan has arrived in Russia for a two-day visit, where progress is expected for the development of Pakistan-Russia bilateral relations. A one-on-one meeting with President Vladimir Putin will be held today. PM Imran Khan arrived in

Shaukat Tarin to chair ECC meeting today

ISLAMABAD: A meeting of the Economic Co-ordination Committee (ECC) chaired by Federal Minister for Finance Shaukat Tarin will be held today in which approval is likely to be given to the Election Commission to provide additional Rs 18.36 billion for

IMF approves loan of $1 billion for Pakistan

NEW YORK: The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has issued a $1 billion loan to Pakistan, warning of rising inflation in the country. The Executive Board of the International Monetary Fund, after completing the sixth review under the Extended Fund Facility,

PIA decides to operate direct flights to three countries

KARACHI: Pakistan International Airlines has decided to operate direct flights to Australia, Maldives, and Hong Kong. PIA chief executive officer Arshad Malik said the national airline had stepped up operations for direct flights to three countries, while PIA also planned

Islamabad administration decides to seal 9 more educational institutions

ISLAMABAD: It has been decided to seal off nine more educational institutions aimed at preventing the virus, due to the rising number of corona cases in the federal capital. According to details, the Islamabad administration decided to close educational institutions

Our economy is flourishing in a solid manner and creating jobs: PM

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan has said that our economy is flourishing in a solid manner and creating jobs. The prime minister took to Twitter and said that despite the epidemic, the 59 percent increase in annual profits of listed

Omicron variant reported in 15 family members of Islamabad

ISLAMABAD: DHO Islamabad Dr. Zaeem Zia has issued a formal advisory in view of the rapid increase in the spread of the Omicron in the federal capital after confirmation of the variant in 15 members of the same family. According to

Govt may introduce new COVID-19 curbs to tackle Omicron variant

KARACHI: With the government increasing the number of Omicron variants of coronavirus in the country, there is a possibility of a fifth wave of the virus in the country, and concerns of severe lockdown have also been raised. According to

PM names new organizational structures for PTI

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman and Prime Minister Imran Khan has called for the formation of PTI for which consultations were held with Federal Ministers Asad Umar, Ali Zaidi, Amir Kayani, Pervez Khattak, Shafqat Mahmood, and Qasim Suri. According to

SC orders action against officers who approved Nasla Tower’s building plan

KARACHI: The Nasla Tower demolition case has been heard in the Supreme Court Registry today, during which the court ordered the confiscation of 780 square yards of land of the tower and also ordered action against the officers who approved

Rain turns weather in Karachi cold and pleasant

KARACHI: Early morning drizzling in Sindh capital has turned the weather of the city pleasant and the severity of cold has also increased. In areas of Karachi including Malir, Model Colony, Kharadar, Shara Faisal, Garden, Qayyumabad, Gulistan-e-Jauhar, and I. I.

World Bank approves $195m loan for Pakistan’s energy sector

WASHINGTON: The World Bank has approved $195 million in financing to support Pakistan in improving electricity distribution and implementing energy sector reforms to increase service quality for consumers. According to a statement issued by the global lender, the Electricity Distribution

Pakistan reports 277 new cases of coronavirus, 14 deaths

ISLAMABAD: At least 277 new cases of coronavirus have been reported in Pakistan while 14 more people have died due to the virus in the last 24 hours. According to figures released by the National Command and Operations Center (NCOC),

Motorway and Lahore airport shut down due to fog

ISLAMABAD: Fog is prevailing in different cities of the country. In some places, the visibility is less than 100 meters. Motorways and highways have been closed at various places, flight operation of Lahore Airport has also been suspended. According to

Disengaging with Afghanistan would be disadvantageous for the world: PM

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan on Wednesday warned the international community that repeating the mistake of isolating Afghanistan would be disadvantageous for the world. The prime minister made the comments as he chaired the second meeting of the Apex Committee

National Cannabis Policy sent to Federal Cabinet for approval

ISLAMABAD: The Ministry of Science and Technology has made history, the first official cannabis cultivation policy in the country has been prepared which has been sent to the Federal Cabinet. A decision on the policy by Prime Minister Imran Khan

Motorways closed as fog engulfs several parts of Punjab and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa

LAHORE: Visibility has been severely affected due to heavy fog in different cities of the country. Motorways have been closed at several places in Punjab and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. According to the details, the severity of cold is increasing with the