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United Nations needs joint action for a stable Afghanistan: FM Qureshi

NEW YORK: Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi has said that for a stable Afghanistan, the international community needs joint efforts for which the heads of all countries must come together. According to details, the foreign minister while addressing a press

Taliban names Afghan UN ambassador, asks to speak to world leaders

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters): The Taliban have asked to address world leaders at the United Nations in New York this week and nominated their Doha-based spokesman Suhail Shaheen as Afghanistan’s U.N. ambassador. Taliban Foreign Minister Amir Khan Muttaqi made the request

US admits drone strike in Kabul killed 10 civilians

WASHINGTON: The United States has admitted that 10 civilians were killed in a drone strike in Kabul.  According to the International News Agency, this confession has been made by the US Central Command.  A top general admitted the United States

Pakistan reports 2,512 coronavirus cases, 63 deaths

ISLAMABAD: At least 2,512 new cases of coronavirus have been reported in Pakistan while 63 more people have died of the virus in the last 24 hours. According to figures released by the National Command and Operations Center (NCOC), a

Pakistan reports another 73 deaths due to coronavirus

ISLAMABAD: At least 2,714 new cases of coronavirus have been reported in Pakistan while 73 more civilians have died of the virus in the last 24 hours. According to figures released by the National Command and Operations Center (NCOC), a

Swearing-in ceremony of Taliban-led government postponed

KABUL: The oath-taking ceremony of the Islamic Emirates of Afghanistan (IEA) which was due today has been postponed. The interim government of, which was due to take the oath of office today, a day which also marks the 20th anniversary of the

Saudi Arabia welcomes US decision of launching undercover investigation into 9/11

RIYADH: Saudi Arabia has welcomed US President Joe Biden’s decision to launch a covert investigation into the 9/11 attacks. According to the details, Saudi Arabia has appreciated the decision to release the documents of the secret investigation of terrorism carried

Pakistan reports over 4,500 coronavirus cases

KARACHI: At least 85 more people have died in Pakistan due to coronavirus in the last 24 hours. The total number of deaths from the virus in the country has reached 25,305. According to the latest figures released by the

Pakistan reports another 141 deaths due to coronavirus

ISLAMABAD: The deadly coronavirus has swallowed 141 lives in the last 24  hours. The total number of deaths from the virus in the country reached 25,220. According to figures released by the National Command and Operations Center (NCOC), coronavirus has been confirmed in

Shahbaz Sharif to visit Karachi on August 27

KARACHI: Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) President and Leader of the Opposition in the National Assembly Shehbaz Sharif will pay a three-day visit to Karachi this week. PML-N Sindh President Shah Muhammad Shah has said that PML-N President Shehbaz Sharif will

Biden expected to settle Afghan evacuation deadline in 24 hours

WASHINGTON (Reuters): US President Joe Biden is expected to decide as soon as Tuesday on whether to extend an August 31 deadline to airlift Americans and their allies to safety. Biden warned on Sunday that the evacuation was going to

Pakistan reports another 80 deaths due to coronavirus

ISLAMABAD: At least 1,127,584 people have been infected with coronavirus in Pakistan while 25,003 people have died of the virus. According to figures released by the National Command and Operations Center (NCOC), 3,772 new cases of the coronavirus were reported

PM to launch ‘No One Sleeps Hungry’ program in three more cities today

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan will launch expansion projects in Multan, Gujranwala, and Lahore today. Under this initiative, food is distributed among laborers, daily wage earners, women, and children among the needy. PM Imran Khan will also launch four food

Martyrdom of Hazrat Imam Hussain (RA) is a great lesson for Muslims: President Alvi

ISLAMABAD: The day of martyrdom of Hazrat Imam Hussain (RA) and Ashura Day is being observed with great devotion and respect all over the world including Pakistan. In this regard, President Dr. Arif Alvi said that the martyrdom of Hazrat

UN rights council to hold special session on Afghanistan requested by Pakistan

GENEVA: A UN Human Rights Council on the situation in Afghanistan has been convened at the request of Pakistan and the OIC. According to details, the meeting of the UN Human Rights Council will be held six days from today

Thousands march in 9th Muharram procession across country

ISLAMABAD: The 9th of Muharram is being observed throughout the country on Wednesday with due solemnity and sanctity to pay homage to the sacrifice rendered by Hazrat Imam Hussain (AS) and his companions in Karbala.  There will be mourning processions

Sindh government announces to open all educational institutions from August 23

KARACHI: Sindh Education Minister Sardar Shah has announced to open educational institutions in Sindh from August 23. Sardar Shah has said that only those schools will be open where all the teachers have been vaccinated. The Sindh Education Minister said

Pakistan once again barred from addressing Security Council meeting on Afghanistan

Pakistan was once again barred from addressing the Security Council meeting held on the situation in Afghanistan. The Chinese Deputy Envoy raised the issue of Pakistan and said in the meeting that some countries wanted to see the wider role

We want a peaceful transfer of power in future: Afghan Taliban

KABUL: The Afghan Taliban have once again announced an end to the war by saying they want a peaceful transfer of power in the future. “We assure the protection of women’s rights, the freedom of the media, and the freedom

Trump demands resignation from Biden for Afghanistan crisis

WASHINGTON: Former US President Donald Trump has demanded the resignation of incumbent President Joe Biden out of embarrassment because of his poor policies in Afghanistan and the withdrawal of troops. According to Donald Trump, it is time for Joe Biden

Taliban enter Kabul, seek peaceful transfer of powers

KABUL: The Taliban has entered the outskirts of the Afghan capital today (Sunday) and said they were awaiting a peaceful transfer of the city after promising not to take it by force as the United States evacuated diplomats from its

US President Biden adds forces for Afghan evacuation, defends withdrawal decision

WASHINGTON (Reuters):  US President Joe Biden has said that he had approved additional military forces to go to Kabul to help safely draw down the American embassy and remove personnel from Afghanistan. In a lengthy statement, Biden defended his decision

Pakistan seizes ship stranded at Karachi’s beach

KARACHI: An operation has been launched to rescue a ship stranded on the beach which was stalled due to inclement weather yesterday. According to details, an operation was launched to rescue the ship stranded on the beach in the Sea

Asad Khokhar’s brother shot at a house party in Lahore

LAHORE: MPA Malik Asad Ali Khokhar’s brother, Mubashir Khokhar has been shot dead at his home. Police arrested the accused who has confessed to the murder. According to details, a firing took place during a function in the presence of

Afghan Defence Minister targeted in Kabul attack

At least four people have been killed after militants attacked the home of the Afghan defence minister. Bismillah Khan Mohammadi was not at home on Tuesday as gunmen detonated a car bomb and fired shots near Kabul’s heavily fortified Green

Will not allow Sindh to enforce complete lockdown : Fawad Chaudhry

ISLAMABAD: Minister for Information and Broadcasting Fawad Chaudhry has said that complete lockdown will not be allowed in Sindh. The minister claimed that if the SOPs had been implemented, the situation in Karachi would not have been serious. According to

Pakistan reports another 65 deaths due to coronavirus

KARACHI: At least 65 more people have died in Pakistan due to the coronavirus epidemic in the last 24 hours. The total number of deaths due to corona across the country rose to 23,360. According to the latest figures released

AJK elections: PTI activist shot dead, two injured in firing incident

MIRPUR: An activist of the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI)  was shot dead and two others were injured in separate incidents that marred polling in Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK). The firing incident occurred in Charhoi area during the PTI activist Muhammad

PTI minister Ali Zaidi once again contracts coronavirus

ISLAMABAD: Federal Minister for Maritime Affairs Ali Haider Zaidi has once again tested positive for coronavirus. Taking to Twitter, Ali Zaidi shared and announced that he has contracted the virus and isolated himself and instructed other citizens to wear masks

Pakistan reports another 11 deaths due to coronavirus

ISLAMABAD: At least 11 people have lost their lives due to coronavirus in Pakistan while 1425 new cases have come to light in the country. According to the latest statistics from the National Command and Operations Center, 1425 people tested