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Pakistan reports over 4500 coronavirus cases, 46 deaths

ISLAMABAD: At least 4,722 new cases of coronavirus have been reported in Pakistan while 46 more civilians have died in the last 24 hours. According to figures released by the National Command and Operations Center (NCOC), 1,047,999 cases of the

CDC says ‘the war has changed,’ calls for new response to Delta variant

The war against COVID-19 has changed because of the highly contagious Delta variant, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control said, proposing a clearer message, mandatory vaccines for health workers and a return to universal masking. An internal CDC document said

United States concern over China nukes buildup after new silos report

WASHINGTON (Reuters): The Pentagon and Republican congressmen have aired fresh concerns about China’s build-up of its nuclear forces after a new report saying Beijing was building 110 more missile silos. An American Federation of Scientists (AFS) report on Monday said

No puppet party can sever our ties with Kashmiris: Bilawal Zardari

BAGH: Pakistan Peoples Party Chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari has said that Kashmir decision should be made by the Kashmiris and we do not accept anyone’s dictation. Prime Minister Imran Khan has been praying for the victory of Indian premier Narendra

Social activities banned in Sindh, business limited to five days

KARACHI: The Sindh government has decided to close educational institutions, marriage halls, ban on celebrations and restrict business for five days due to increasing cases of corona in the province. A meeting of the Provincial Task Force on coronavirus was

GB’s Karakoram Highway cleared of landslides after three-day closure

CHILAS: The Karakoram highway has been closed due to a landslide between Gilgit and Chilas Diamer has been reopened for traffic. According to ISPR, Frontier Works Organization workers removed the debris from the landslide at 23 points and reopened the

NCOC announces closure of vaccine centers across country on Eid-ul-Azha

ISLAMABAD: The National Command and Operations Center (NCOC) has expressed satisfaction over the additional steps taken by the Sindh government to control the coronavirus and said that 500 oxygen cylinders and 30 ventilators have been added in Gilgit-Baltistan across the

Eid al-Azha being celebrated in different countries across world

RIYADH: Pilgrims have reached Mina valley after spending the night in Muzdalifah while Eid-ul-Azha is being celebrated in other countries including Saudi Arabia today. According to the details, the pilgrims spent last night in Muzdalifah to perform Hajj and reached

Holy Kaaba receives new Kiswa to commemorate Eid al-Azha

SAUDI ARABIA: In the holiest city of Makkah, under the orders of the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, about 200 Saudi craftsmen were engaged in producing the black curtain at King Abdulaziz Complex for Holy Kaaba Kiswa. According to

Azad Kashmir elections: Aseefa Bhutto to hold rally in Muzaffarabad today

ISLAMABAD: Aseefa Bhutto Zardari, the daughter of former president Asif Ali Zardari, will lead the PPP’s campaign in Muzaffarabad today. According to details, Aseefa Bhutto Zardari took over the responsibility of PPP chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari as he is currently

Coronavirus claims 35 more lives in Pakistan

ISLAMABAD: At least 1,828 new cases of coronavirus have been reported in Pakistan while 35 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),

Coronavirus claims another 39 lives in Pakistan

KARACHI: A further 39 deaths and 930 new cases have been reported across the country due to the global coronavirus. The total number of deaths from coronavirus in Pakistan has reached 22,073 and the number of positive cases has reached

PM Imran condemns killing of Pakistan-origin Muslim family in Canada

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan has condemned the killing of a Muslim family in Canada being killed in a truck attack. The prime minister took to Twitter and termed the act a symbol of growing Islamophobia in Western countries. In

We will use every weapon to fight Islamophobia: Canadian PM

OTTAWA: Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has strongly condemned the tragic killing of four members of the same Muslim family and said he would use every weapon to fight Islamophobia. In a message on the social networking site Twitter, the

Saudi Arabia to release 1,100 Pakistani prisoners: Interior Minister

ISLAMABAD: Interior Minister Sheikh Rasheed Ahmed has revealed that Saudi Arabia will soon return 1,100 Pakistani prisoners who are languishing in prisons in the Kingdom. The decision was made after an agreement was reached with Saudi Arabia during Prime Minister

Pakistan elected member of three key UN bodies

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan has secured the membership of three key UN bodies during elections held at the United Nations headquarters in New York. The committees include the Commission on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice (CCPCJ), Commission on the Status of Women

Pakistan records 4,584 coronavirus cases, 58 deaths

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan witnessed a reduction in coronavirus cases and deaths on Monday for the first time in over a week as they government mulls on restrictions during the month of Ramazan. The nation has recorded more than five thousand cases

PM congratulates Sadiq Sanjrani on Senate win

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan has congratulated Sadiq Sanjrani as chairman of the upper house of parliament. Taking to Twitter, the prime minister expressed happiness that he is happy Balochistan and former FATA got these two slots in line with

Illegal land transfer case: NAB summons Maryam Nawaz

LAHORE: The National Accountability Bureau (NAB) has summoned PML-N Vice President Maryam Nawaz in a case related to the illegal transfer of 180 acres of land in Raiwind. According to sources, the NAB has directed Maryam Nawaz to appear before

PM launches Japanese-style urban forest in Pakistan

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan has said that urban forestry is the best way to deal with pollution. The prime minister announced the development of 50 urban forests in Lahore based on the Miyawaki method as part of efforts to

PM to pay maiden visit to Sri Lanka on Feb 22

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan will leave for the first foreign trip of the year at the end of this month. The prime minister will visit Sri Lanka for two days on 22nd February to address the Sri Lankan Parliament.

Global COVID-19 death toll tops 2.2 million

WASHINGTON: The number of coronavirus cases worldwide has increased from 103.524 million and 2,237,790 people have lost their lives. More than 751.28 million patients of coronavirus have been cured in the world and more than 261.54 million are undergoing treatment.

SC summons CEC, attorney general in local bodies election case

ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court of Pakistan has summoned the Chief Election Commissioner and its members, expressing outrage over the issue of local body elections. During the hearing on the issue of local body elections, Justice Qazi Faez Isa asked why

Maryam Nawaz to attend joint parliamentary party meeting of PML-N today

LAHORE: A joint parliamentary party meeting of Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz has been convened today which will be attended by PML-N Vice President Maryam Nawaz. According to details, the joint parliamentary party meeting of PML-N will be chaired by former prime

Worldwide coronavirus cases cross 87 million

WASHINGTON: The global pandemic coronavirus has infected more than 87,640,097 million people and killed 1,890,847 people worldwide. More than 61.67 million coronavirus patients have been cured in the world and more than 23.47 million are undergoing treatment. The situation in

New Zealand beats Pakistan by 5 wickets in first T20

AUCKLAND: New Zealand has defeated Pakistan by 5 wickets in the first T20. The team had given New Zealand a target of 154 runs. New Zealand scored 154 runs in the 19th over. Their captain Mitchell Center scored the last

Fire tenders to be shipped from China for Karachi tomorrow

KARACHI: A batch of fire tenders is ready for shipment at a port in China and will be loaded on a vessel tomorrow bound for Karachi. A Chinese company has exported a batch of 52 state-of-art fire-trucks to Karachi to

PPP to hold power show on Dec 27

KARACHI: Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) has decided to hold a big power show on the death anniversary of former prime minister late Benazir Bhutto Shaheed. A public meeting will be held on 27th December in Garhi Khuda Bakhsh Larkana. For

PML-N to hold Mansehra rally despite permission denial

MANSEHRA: Preparations have been completed for the rally of PML-N to be held in Mansehra today. Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz  (PML-N) Vice President Maryam Nawaz will address the gathering. Shahid Khaqan Abbasi, Engineer Amir Muqam, and Murtaza Javed Abbasi will also

Kashmir issue an important pillar of our foreign policy: FM

ISLAMABAD: Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi has said that the Kashmir issue is an important pillar of our foreign policy. Chairman Jammu and Kashmir Tehreek-e-Haq Khudaradiyat called on the foreign minister. The ongoing human rights violations in Occupied Kashmir and