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Govt mulls stoping Nawaz Sharif’s address in APC on air

KARACHI: The government is mulling ways to stop the address of former premier Nawaz Sharif in the All Parties Conference (APC) form going on air. Special Assistant on Prime Minister on Political Communication Shahbaz Gill has said that the government

Pakistan stock market is performing excellently: Finance Adviser

KARACHI: Adviser to the Prime Minister on Finance and Revenue Dr. Abdul Hafeez Sheikh has said that the government is trying to uphold the rule of law in the country and eradicate corruption. Dr. Abdul Hafeez Sheikh visited Pakistan Stock

Pakistan reports three COVID-19 fatalities, lowest since May

KARACHI: Pakistan reported 394 new cases of COVID-19 during the last 24 hours, taking the national tally of infections to 298,903. Pakistan has continued to witness a sharp drop in daily coronavirus deaths and infections as the country reported 3

PTI Karachi president thanks PM Imran for ‘historic’ package

KARACHI: President Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Karachi and Member Sindh Assembly (MPA) Khurram Sher Zaman has thanked Prime Minister Imran Khan for announcing a historic package of Rs 1100 billion for the port city. “The steps taken by Prime Minister Imran

Coronavirus claims 10 more lives in Pakistan

ISLAMABAD: The coronavirus has claimed 10 more lives in Pakistan and 424 new cases have been reported in the past 24 hours. The total number of coronavirus cases in Pakistan has reached 297,014 and 6,328 people have lost their lives.

US blogger Cynthia Ritchie asked to leave Pakistan within 15 days

ISLAMABAD: The Interior Ministry has ordered American blogger Cynthia Ritchie to leave Pakistan within 15 days after rejecting her request for a visa extension. Ritchie confirmed the news and said that the Ministery of Interior has rejected her visa application

More than 18 million people recover from COVID-19

WASHINGTON: The number of confirmed coronavirus cases worldwide topped 25 million. The number of coronavirus infection cases across the world has surged to 25,905,876 and the pandemic has so far claimed over 861,277 lives. According to the latest data, 18,193,632

Karachi’s rain-related situation highlighted local govt system’s importance: Fawad

ISLAMABAD: Minister for Science and Technology Fawad Chaudhry has said that the rain-related situation in Karachi has highlighted the importance of the local government system. Taking to Twitter, the federal minister raised the question over the performance of provincial governments.

PM’s hatred spreading towards national institutions: Ahsan Iqbal

ISLAMABAD: Former interior minister Ahsan Iqbal has said that the hatred of Prime Minister Imran Khan is spreading towards national institutions and we will not allow him to become Hitler. Talking to media persons after his appearance in the court,

Pakistan’s economy is on the right track: PM

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan has expressed happiness that Pakistan’s economy is on the right track. In a tweet on Monday, the prime minister wrote that a current account balance swung upwards to a surplus in July 2020.  MashaAllah Pakistan’s

FM Qureshi returns after conducting two-day visit to China

ISLAMABAD: Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi has returned Pakistan after conducting a two-day visit to China. According to sources, a joint declaration was also issued at the end of the second round of Pak-China strategic dialogue. The foreign minister addressed

Joint session of parliament to be held today

ISLAMABAD: A joint session of the parliament will be held today to formally start the third parliamentary year of the National Assembly. President Dr Arif Alvi has summoned the joint sitting under Article 54(1) and 56(3) of the Constitution. As

Global coronavirus cases surpass 22 million

WASHINGTON: The coronavirus epidemic has caused 784,380 deaths in the world and affected 22,309,785 people while the number of those who have recovered is 15,053,449. The United States ranks first among the countries affected by the epidemic, with 5,655,974 people

PM congratulates Maritime Affairs for finalising Blue Economy Policy

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan has congratulated the Ministry for Maritime for finalising the Blue Economy policy for the shipping sector. In a tweet on Saturday, the prime minister wrote that the federal government will ensure Pakistan fulfills its enormous maritime

Kashmiris observe Indian Independence Day as Black Day globally

SRINAGAR: Kashmiris around the world are celebrating Black Day today on India’s Independence Day. According to Kashmiri Media Service (KMC), Kashmiris around the world will stage demonstrations and rallies against India today on the occasion of the country’s Independence Day,

Worldwide COVID-19 cases exceed 20.8 million

WASHINGTON: The number of confirmed coronavirus cases worldwide topped 20 million. The number of coronavirus infection cases across the world has surged to 20,806,973 and the pandemic has so far claimed over 747,258 lives. According to the latest data, 13,706,688

Coronavirus claims 15 more lives in Pakistan

KARACHI: The total number of deaths in Pakistan due to the coronavirus has risen to 6,097 and 284,660 people have been affected. According to figures released by the National Command and Operations Center, 531 new cases and 15 deaths have

AC turns downs Zardari’s plea against NAB in Park Lane case

ISLAMABAD: The Accountability Court (AC) has rejected the petition of former President Asif Ali Zardari against the jurisdiction of the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) in the Park Lane reference. The accountability court, after hearing arguments from both sides, delivered its

Rallies being held across Pakistan on ‘Youm-e-Istehsal’

ISLAMABAD: Rallies are being held across Pakistan and around the world on account of ‘Youm-e-Istehsal’, marking a one year anniversary of Indian siege in occupied Kashmir. A minute’s silence was observed across the country at 10 am. A rally was

Politicians like Modi thrive on division and hatred: Fawad Chaudhry

ISLAMABAD: Science and Technology Minister Fawad Chaudhry has expressed politicians as Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi thrives on division and hatred. In a tweet, while sharing a tweet where Modi is seen attending a religious gathering in a  temple in

FM visits LoC to express solidarity with Kashmiris

ISLAMABAD: Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi has expressed solidarity with Kashmiris of Indian Occupied Kashmir by saying their struggle for the right to self-determination will continue. Shah Mehmood Qureshi along with Defense Minister Pervaiz Khattak and Special Assistant to Prime

Global coronavirus death toll tops 670,000

WASHINGTON: The number of coronavirus infection cases across the world has surged to 17,188,007. According to the latest data, the pandemic has so far claimed over 670,207 lives and around 10,698,202 patients have recovered so far. The United States tops

PM orders NDMA chief to clean up rain-hit Karachi

ISLAMABAD: Prime Min­ister Imran Khan has asked Sindh Governor Imran Ismail to coordinate between the Centre and the provincial government to fix the mayhem the rain spells have brought to Karachi. In a tweet, the prime minister asked National Disaster

Prosperity of country is PM’s mission: Punjab Governor

LAHORE: Punjab Governor Chaudhry Muhammad Sarwar has said that we are strengthening the institutions free from political interference. Chaudhry Sarwar while talking to media in Lahore said that Prime Minister Imran Khan has no personal agenda, only the development and

Pakistan reports over 1,300 new COVID-19 cases

KARACHI: The number of confirmed coronavirus cases has surged to 267,428 in Pakistan, while the death toll stands at 5,677. According to the National Command and Control Center (NCOC), more than 1,332 cases of coronavirus were reported while 38 people

Dual nationality restriction on NA, Senate members only: FM Qureshi

ISLAMABAD: Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi has said that the dual nationality is restricted to members of the National Assembly and Senate only. While speaking over the issue of dual citizenship, the foreign minister said that a person with dual

Daily COVID-19 cases drop below 2,000 in Pakistan

KARACHI: Pakistan on Saturday reported 1,918 new cases bringing the tally to 261,917, according to the Health Ministry. According to the National Command and Control Center (NCOC), the country also recorded 47 more fatalities raising the death toll to 5,522.

Global coronavirus cases rise above 13.6 million

WASHINGTON: The number of coronavirus infection cases across the world has surged to 13,692,614. The first case was reported in China in early December and it took three months to reach one million cases. It has taken just five days

PM to chair federal cabinet meeting today

ISLAMABAD: A meeting of the federal cabinet chaired by Prime Minister Imran Khan will be held today. During the meeting, a five-point agenda will be discussed. Several ministers will attend the meeting via video link. The cabinet meeting will review

Pakistani drones to revolutionize agriculture sector: Minister

ISLAMABAD: Minister for Science and Technology Fawad Chaudhry has said that the drones made in Pakistan have the ability to spray 16 litres of pesticide. Fawad Chaudhry took to Twitter said that the Pakistani drones have the ability to spray

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