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PPP Senator urges DG ISI to take action against US columnist in Pakistan

KARACHI: Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) Senator Sehar Kamran has written a letter to the Director-General Inter-Services Intelligence (DG-ISI) to take action against a US columnist. The senator in a tweet confirmed the news of formally writing to DG-ISI General Faiz

We will export COVID-19 related material internationally: Fawad

ISLAMABAD: Federal Minister for Science and Technology Fawad Chaudhry has announced that Pakistani manufactures will be able to export COVID-19 related material to the world from this week. Fawad Chaudhry took to Twitter where he shared a picture in which

Trump lashes out at Twitter after it labels ‘fact check’ warning

WASHINGTON: United States President Donald Trump has recently lashed out at Twitter after it labeled two of his tweets with a ‘fact check’ warning for the very first time. Twitter for the first time, prompted readers to check the facts

Global coronavirus cases surpass 5.1 million

WASHINGTON: More than 5.1 million people have been infected by the new coronavirus worldwide. Around the world, the pandemic has killed more than 334,997 people and infected over 5,114,039. According to the latest data, 2,094,143 patients have recovered from the

Coronavirus cases in Pakistan exceed 45,800

LAHORE: Pakistan has reported 45,898 confirmed cases of the novel coronavirus, while the death toll stands at 985, according to the latest figures released by the national dashboard. According to the National Command and Control Center (NCOC), more than 1,932

Confirmed coronavirus cases in Pakistan to surpass 44,000

KARACHI: Pakistan has reported 43,966 confirmed cases of the novel coronavirus, while the death toll stands at 939, according to the latest figures released by the national dashboard. More than 1,841 cases of coronavirus were reported while 36 people died

FPCCI donates Rs 20 million for PM’s Corona Relief Fund

ISLAMABAD: Federation of Pakistan Chambers of Commerce & Industry (FPPCI) President Mian Anjum Nisar and other office bearers called on Prime Minister Imran Khan and presented a cheque worth 20 million for the PM’s Corona Relief Fund. On the occasion,

Global coronavirus infections cross 4.8 million

WASHINGTON: The number of confirmed coronavirus cases worldwide has crossed 4.8 million. Around the world, the pandemic has killed more than 316,703 people and infected over 4,804,011.  The United States has been the hardest-hit country, with 1,527,664 cases and 90,978

Coronavirus cases worldwide surpass 4.4 million

WASHINGTON: More than 4.4 million people have been infected from COVID-19 globally. Around the world, the pandemic has killed more than 301,000 people and infected over 4,527,165. About 1.6 million people have recovered.  Canada reported 5,302 fatalities and 72,278 infections

Shops reopen across country after two months

KARACHI: The shopkeepers across the country were allowed to open their shops on Monday with the permission of the federal and provincial governments. The shops and small markets had remained closed for about two months due to lockdown restrictions in the wake

British PM unveils ‘conditional plan’ to reopen society

LONDON: British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has announced to ease lockdown allowing people to spend more time outdoors from Wednesday and return to work. “From this Wednesday we want to encourage people to take more and even unlimited amounts of

Pakistan sees spike in COVID-19 cases as tally crosses 27,400

LAHORE: Pakistan has witnessed a spike in coronavirus cases as the country registered 1,637 cases during the last 24 hours, taking the national tally to 27,474. According to the National Command and Control Center (NCOC), 24 people succumbed to the

WHO warns coronavirus could kill 190,000 in Africa

GENEVA: The World Health Organization has warned that the coronavirus pandemic could kill between 83,000 and 190,000 people in Africa if it is not contained. The WHO stated that the novel disease could infect between 29 million and 44 million

Pakistan strongly condemns ongoing state-terrorism in IoK

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan has strongly condemned the ongoing state-terrorism and extrajudicial killings of innocent Kashmiris in so-called “cordon-and-search” operations in the Indian Occupied Kashmir (IoK).  In a weekly press briefing, the Foreign Office Spokesperson Aisha Farooqui has said that the situation

Education ministers reject idea of resuming schools from June

KARACHI: The education ministers of Punjab, Sindh, and Balochistan have turned down the idea of resuming educational institutes from June. During a meeting that was chaired by Federal Minister for Education Shafqat Mahmood via video conference, the ministers presented their

PTI govt firmly believes in freedom of expression: Shibli Faraz

ISLAMABAD: Information Minister Syed Shibli Faraz has said that PTI-led federal government firmly believes in the fundamental, constitutional and legal right of freedom of expression. In his message on World Press Freedom Day, he took to Twitter and said that

Parents of murdered US journalist appeal acquittals

ISLAMABAD (AFP): The parents of murdered US journalist Daniel Pearl have filed an appeal with the Supreme Court to reverse a decision overturning the convictions of four men in the case. The Sindh High Court sparked outrage last month when

Coronavirus taught us how to be self-sufficient: PM

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan said that the coronavirus has taught us how to be self-sufficient. While addressing an event in COMSTECH headquarters, the prime minister said, “As a nation, we have a lot of potentials. We built our own

Sindh govt bans Yaum-e-Ali, religious gathering in Ramazan

KARACHI: The Sindh government today (Tuesday) has banned all the religious gatherings amid the holy month of Ramazan including Yaum-e-Ali and Mehfil-e-Shabeenas. The provincial Home Department issued a notification in this regard, which stated that all religious gatherings which are

PM launches initiative for overseas Pakistani health experts

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan has launched an initiative for overseas Pakistani health professionals. Taking to Twitter, the prime minister wrote that Pakistani health professionals are on the frontline in the fight against coronavirus across the world. Pakistani health professionals

PM to introduce new NAB amendment ordinance

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan has decided to introduce a new National Accountability Bureau (NAB) amendment ordinance. The federal government will hold a committee meeting at the Speaker’s residence in Islamabad today. The committee will be comprised of Law Minister

Pakistan Army to donate internal security allowance for COVID19 patients

RAWALPINDI: Director-General of Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) Major General Babar Iftikhar has anounced that the Pakistan Army will donate an internal security allowance to the COVID-19 patients in wake of the pandemic. While addressing a media briefing, the DG told

PM Imran, COAS Bajwa visit ISI headquarters

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan and Chief of Army Staff General Qamar Javed Bajwa visited Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) headquarters today (Thursday) along with federal ministers and advisors. AS per details, ISI Director-General Lt General Faiz Hameed received them upon arrival

PM to raise COVID-19 funds in Telethon today

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan will participate in a Telethon today to raise funds for the people affected by the coronavirus lockdown. A Telethon is a television programme to raise money for a charity. It will be aired at 4:00

COAS Bajwa visits NCOC in Rawalpindi

RAWALPINDI: Chief of Army Staff General Qamar Javed Bajwa has visited the National Command and Operation Centre (NCOC). During the visit, the COAS was given a briefing over the current situation of coronavirus pandemic. According to Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR),

Shehbaz Sharif once again skips NAB hearing

LAHORE: Pakistan Muslim League- Nawaz (PML-N) President Shehbaz Sharif has once again skipped from appearing before National Accountability Bureau (NAB) in a money laundering case. Despite the NAB’s warning to the PML-N president that legal action will be taken against

UK to start human trials of COVID-19 vaccine tomorrow

LONDON: British Health Minister Matt Hancock has announced that a vaccine developed by researchers at Oxford University will be tested on people from tomorrow. More vaccines would be prepared if trials are successful, it would potentially slow down the number

Coronavirus cases jump to 9,749 in Pakistan

LAHORE: The confirmed cases of coronavirus in Pakistan have surged past 9,749 after overs 300 new cases emerged in several areas across the country. According to the national dashboard, the country has reported 209 deaths. So far, 2,156 people have

President urges masses to observe social distancing

MUZAFFARABAD: President Dr. Arif Alvi has urged the people of Pakistan to observe social distancing and self-discipline to prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus. Talking to journalists in Muzaffarabad today (Tuesday), President Alvi said that self-discipline should also be

PIA to operate 5 flights to UK today amid COVID-19 lockdown

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) will operate five more flights to the United Kingdom today carrying British nationals. Two PIA flights PK-710 and PK-785 will leave for London from Islamabad airport while another two PIA flights for London and Manchester