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Bans on internet-based apps destroyed tech industry: Fawad

ISLAMABAD: Federal Minister for Science and Technology Fawad Chaudhry has expressed that the bans on internet-based apps destroyed the tech industry. In a tweet on Wednesday, Fawad Chaudhry wrote that the bans on internet-based apps have destroyed Pakistan’s tech industry.

Pakistan reports lowest daily coronavirus cases in 80 days

KARACHI: Pakistan has confirmed the lowest coronavirus cases in the past 24 hours, taking the national tally of cases to 266,092 and fatalities to 5,639. This is the lowest daily toll since 2nd May or the past eighty days as

PM Imran Khan reaches Lahore on one-day visit

LAHORE: Prime Minister Imran Khan today (Saturday) has arrived in Lahore for a day-long visit. Upon arrival, PM Imran was received by Punjab Cheif Minister Usman Buzdar at Lahore International Airport.    During the visit, the prime minister will hold

Wheat shortage fuels rise in flour prices across Karachi 

KARACHI: Shortage of wheat continues to fuel the rise in flour prices across the city as wheat prices went up due to the suspension of wheat supply to flour mills. Following the negligence of Pakistan People’s Party-led Sindh government, the

Global coronavirus cases surge to 13 million

WASHINGTON: The number of coronavirus infection cases across the world has surged to 13,238,121 and the pandemic has so far claimed over 575,545 lives. According to the latest data, 7,698,371 patients have recovered from the pandemic so far. The United

Power crisis: JI hands Sindh, Centre an ultimatum

KARACHI: Jamaat-i-Islami (JI) Karachi chapter staged protest demonstrations in Karachi’s Shahrah-e-Faisal against the prevailing power crisis in the city and consistent issuance of inflated bills to consumers by K-Electric (KE). Addressing the sit-in participants, JI Karachi chief Hafiz Naeem ur

World must not let Srebrenica-like massacre happen in IoK: PM

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan on the 25th anniversary of the Srebrenica massacre said that it is shocking how the international community allowed this killing. In a video message, the prime minister said that he still remembers the day of

Fulfilled our promise by publicising verified JIT report: Murtaza Wahab

KARACHI: The Sindh government’s spokesperson, Murtaza Wahab, has said that the provincial government has fulfilled its promise to publicise verified Joint Investigation Team (JIT) reports. Addressing a press conference today (Tuesday), Murtaza Wahab said, “We vowed we would present official

PM to discuss 10-point agenda in federal cabinet meeting today

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan will chair the federal cabinet meeting today to discuss a 10-point agenda today. The meeting will be held at the Prime Minister’s office wherein the country’s current situation will be discussed. Some ministers will participate

Zafar Mirza tests positive for coronavirus

ISLAMABAD: Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on National Health Services Dr. Zafar Mirza has tested positive for the novel coronavirus. Dr. Zafar Mirza in a tweet announced that he was experiencing mild symptoms and was taking all precautions. <327>

FM Qureshi tests positive for coronavirus

ISLAMABAD: Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi has tested positive for the novel coronavirus today (Friday). FM Qureshi took to Twitter and said, “This afternoon I felt a slight fever and immediately quarantined myself at home. I have now tested positive

PM to discuss 14-point agenda in federal cabinet meeting today

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan will chair the federal cabinet meeting today to discuss a 14-point agenda today. The meeting will be held at the Prime Minister’s office wherein the country’s current situation will be discussed. According to details, the

Bilawal Zardari to visit Lahore today on one-day tour

LAHORE: Pakistan Peoples’ Party (PPP) Chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari will arrive in Lahore today to chair an important party meeting. During a one-day visit, Bilawal Bhutto Zardari will address PPP workers via video link and also meet the provincial leadership

Development of agriculture sector topmost priority of govt: PM Imran  

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan has reiterated that the development of the agriculture sector was the topmost priority of the PTI-led federal government.   The statement came while chairing a meeting in Islamabad today (Monday) on the proposal to provide

Total global confirmed coronavirus cases passes 9.9 million

WASHINGTON: The number of coronavirus infection cases has risen to 9,909,965 across the world and the pandemic so far claimed over 496,991 lives.  According to the latest data, 5,360,766 patients have recovered from the pandemic so far. The United States

Confirmed COVID-19 cases surge to 192,900 in Pakistan

KARACHI: Pakistan has reported 192,970 coronavirus cases so far, continuing with its daily addition of a significant number of COVID-19 patients, while the death toll stands at 3,930. According to the National Command and Control Center (NCOC), more than 4,044 cases

Pakistan receives $500 million each from World Bank, ADB

KARACHI: Pakistan has received $1 billion in fresh loans from two international financial institutions for overcoming the shortfall in budgeted expenditures and fight the coronavirus pandemic. “State Bank of Pakistan (SBP) has received $1 billion today – $500 million each

SC allows Justice Isa’s wife to testify in court

ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court has allowed the wife of Justice Qazi Faez Isa to record her statement via video link in the property-related matter. The hearing over Justice Qazi Faez Isa’s petition was conducted by Justice Umar Ata Bandial. During

PM Imran approves resumption of international flights

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan has approved the resumption of international flights after closing its airspace to commercial flights since March to contain the coronavirus outbreak, citing sources. According to details, the decision was taken in a federal cabinet meeting

Nationwide confirmed cases jump past 148,000

KARACHI: The number of confirmed coronavirus cases has surged to 148,921 in Pakistan, while the death toll stands at 2,839. Pakistan has recorded more than 111 coronavirus deaths over the past 24 hours, the highest single-day rise since the outbreak.

PM to discuss 5-point agenda in federal cabinet meeting tomorrow

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan will chair the federal cabinet meeting today to discuss a 5-point agenda tomorrow. The meeting will be held at the Prime Minister’s office in Islamabad. The federal cabinet will discuss the political and economic situation

Chinese ambassador Yao Jing calls on NDMA chairman

ISLAMABAD: Chinese Ambassador Yao Jing has called on Chairman National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) Lt Gen Muhammad Afzal to exchange views on coronavirus pandemic. During the occasion, the Chinese ambassador expressed concern over the growing number of coronavirus patients in

Mazari expresses disappointment over India’s continued occupation in IoK

ISLAMABAD: Federal Minister for Human Rights Shireen Mazari has expressed disappointment over Indian premier Narendra Modi’s continued occupation force in held-Kashmir. On a tweet on Wednesday, Shireen Mazari shared the news of a Kashmiri who was run over and killed

Global COVID-19 deaths tops 377,000

WASHINGTON: At least 6,365,000 confirmed cases worldwide have been reported with 377,558 deaths death since the pandemic began in China last year in December. According to the latest data, 2,903,418 patients have recovered from the pandemic so far. Brazil now

Modi govt threat to India’s neighbours: PM

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan has said that the Indian premier Narendra Modi’s government with its arrogant expansionist policies is becoming a threat to India’s neighbours.  In a tweet on Wednesday, the prime minister wrote, “The Hindutva Supremacist Modi Govt

World Bank approves $500mn loan for Pakistan

ISLAMABAD: World Bank approved a $500 million loan program to boost Pakistan’s emergency response amid the coronavirus pandemic and protect human capital investments in the country. The program would help the country improve access to quality healthcare and education, support

Shibli Faraz claims Sharif family leader of sugar mafia

ISLAMABAD: Information Minister Shibli Faraz has claimed that Sharif family is the leader of sugar mafia. Taking to Twitter, Shibli Faraz said that the Sharif family has always used politics for business. پوری قوم جانتی ہےکہ شوگر مافیا کا سب

Hafeez Shaikh to chair ECC meeting in Islamabad today

ISLAMABAD: Adviser to PM on Finance Dr. Abdul Hafeez Shaikh is scheduled to chair an Economic Coordination Committee (ECC) meeting in the federal capital today. According to details, a nine-point agenda will be discussed during the meeting. During the meeting,

PM to address emergency session of WEF via video link

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan will address an emergency meeting of the World Economic Forum (WEF) today via video link. The meeting will be attended by leaders from around the world to discuss coronavirus pandemic and its effects on world.

COVID-19: WHO to kick off international virtual meeting

GENEVA: The World Health Organisation will kick off its first-ever virtual assembly to discuss the coronavirus crisis today. The World Health Assembly, which has been trimmed from the usual three weeks to just two days i.e. Monday and Tuesday, is