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Education minister warns of hasty decision to shut down schools

ISLAMABAD: Federal Education Minister Shafqat Mahmood on Saturday warned from taking any hasty decision to shut down schools as it would affect education. In a statement on Twitter, the federal minister said that the health of students is the government’s

FIA summons Jahangir Tareen in Sugar Mills Inquiry case

LAHORE: The Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) has summoned Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) leader Jahangir Tareen in the Sugar Mills Inquiry case on 19th September. Along with his son, Ali Khan Tareen, Jahangir Tareen will be probed in the sugar scandal.   Earlier

Pakistan reports 441 new COVID-19 cases, six deaths

KARACHI: Six more people have died in Pakistan due to the coronavirus, taking the death toll to 6,365. According to the data released by the National Command and Operations Center, 441 new cases of coronavirus were reported in the country

Hope PM will announce relief for whole Sindh: PPP Chairman

KARACHI: Chairman Pakistan Peoples Party Bilawal Bhutto Zardari has hoped that Prime Minister Imran Khan will announce relief for the whole Sindh. The chairman said that people in Sindh are facing severe difficulties after rains. “We hope that the federal

SC approves Anwar Majeed’s bail in fake accounts case

ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court on Wednesday granted bail to Omni Group owner Anwar Majeed, a close aide of former president Asif Ali Zardari, in the fake bank account scam on medical grounds. An apex court bench headed by Justice Mushir

Shehbaz Sharif reaches Karachi, expected to meet Bilawal

KARACHI: Former Chief Minister of Punjab Shehbaz Sharif has reached Karachi with a party delegation. Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N)  leaders such as Ahsan Iqbal and spokesperson Maryam Aurangzeb also accompanied Shehbaz Sharif. Maryam Aurangzeb said that she would also meet PPP

DRAP approves second company for local production of ventilators

ISLAMABAD: Drug Regulatory Authority of Pakistan (DRAP) has approved a second company for the local production of ventilators in the country. This was stated by Minister for Science and Technology Fawad Chaudhry. The drug regulator approved the design of Karachi-based

Number of confirmed coronavirus cases worldwide tops 25.63 million

WASHINGTON: The number of people infected with the global pandemic coronavirus has risen to 25.63 million, and 854,763 people have died. The United States ranks first among countries infected with the coronavirus, with more than 6,211,000 people infected and 1,87,736

Pakistan reports 264 new coronavirus cases in 24 hours

ISLAMABAD: Around 264 new cases of coronavirus have been reported in Pakistan, taking the number of confirmed cases to 295,636. The total number of deaths from the coronavirus is eight across the country has risen to 6,288. As many as

Foolproof security arranged for Muharram in Islamabad

ISLAMABAD: Fool-proof security arrangements have been completed for the mourning procession of Muharram from Sector G6 in Islamabad. According to the details, mourning processions are taken out of all small and big cities of Pakistan on the occasion of 9th

Number of confirmed coronavirus cases worldwide tops 24 million

WASHINGTON: The number of coronavirus infection cases across the world has surged to 24,363,709 and the pandemic has so far claimed over 830,352 lives. According to the latest data, 16,895,982 patients have recovered from the pandemic so far. The United

Pakistan continues to witness sharp drop in daily COVID-19 deaths

LAHORE: The total number of deaths due to coronavirus in Pakistan has reached 6,267 and 294,193 cases have been reported.  Pakistan has continued to witness a sharp drop in daily coronavirus deaths and infections as the country reported 12 deaths

Sindh govt to decide over reopening schools on Sept 7

KARACHI: Sindh Education Minister Saeed Ghani has said that the decision regarding reopening of schools will be taken in the 7th September meeting. Saeed Ghani said that the formation of a committee on Sindh affairs including Karachi is welcome. Ghani

Nawaz Sharif’s departure affected PTI’s accountability narrative: Fawad

ISLAMABAD: Minister for Science and Technology Fawad Chaudhry on Saturday said that former prime minister Nawaz Sharif’s departure has affected Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI)’s accountability narrative. In a tweet on Saturday, the federal minister that the inquiry into Nawaz Sharif’s medical

15.5 million people recover from COVID-19 globally

WASHINGTON: The coronavirus has killed 797,117 people worldwide and affected 22,862,465. So far, 15,517,694 million patients have been cured. The United States ranks first among the countries affected by the epidemic, with 5,746,272 people affected and 177,224 killed. Brazil is the

Coronavirus death toll hits 791,500 worldwide

WASHINGTON: The global pandemic coronavirus has killed 791,012 people worldwide and affected 22,581,537, while more than 15,302,703 patients have been cured. The United States ranks first among the countries affected by the epidemic, with 57,931 people affected and 176,337 killed. Brazil

Pakistan will never recognize Israel: PM Khan

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan has said that Pakistan will never recognize Israel. In an interview with a private TV channel, the prime minister said, “Quaid-e-Azam had said that if the Palestinians got the right, they would recognize Israel. Pakistan’s position on Israel is clear.” The Prime Minister said that we have to answer to

Global coronavirus deaths reach 777,400

ISLAMABAD: The coronavirus pandemic has killed more than 777,000 people worldwide and 22,052,00 people have been diagnosed with the virus. The number of coronaviruses has infected 22,052,773 and killed 777,477 people globally. The death toll from the coronavirus in the

ML-1 project will create jobs: PM Khan

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan has said that the ML-1 project from Karachi to Peshawar will create employment opportunities. Presiding over a meeting on the ML-1 project in Islamabad, the prime minister said that the ML-1 project is the most

Global coronavirus deaths reach 773,000

WASHINGTON: The global pandemic COVID-19 has killed over 773,000 people worldwide and affected more than 21,800,000 people. According to the latest data, the number of coronavirus infection cases across the world has surged to 21,826,450 and the pandemic has so

US coronavirus death toll hits 170,000 ahead of flu season

WASHINGTON: The United States surpassed 170,000 coronavirus deaths on Sunday as health officials express concerns over COVID-19 complicating the fall flu season. Deaths rose by 483 on Sunday with the states of Florida, Texas and Louisiana leading the rise in

Pakistan reports 747 new coronavirus cases

ISLAMABAD: A number of 747 cases of coronavirus has been reported in Pakistan in the last 24 hours while 9 more people have died. According to the National Command and Operations Center, the total number of deaths due to coronavirus

UN Security Council rejects resolution to extend Iran arms embargo

NEW YORK: The United Nations Security Council overwhelmingly rejected a United States resolution to extend an Iranian arms embargo. Only two of the Security Council’s 15 members voted in favor, highlights the division between US and European allies ever since

Will carry out relief operations in light of court orders: NDMA

ISLAMABAD: National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) Chairman Muhammad Afzal has said that relief operations will be carried out in the light of court orders. The NDMA said in a statement that over the past four months, Pak-China friendship has been

Worldwide death toll from COVID-19 passes 724,000

WASHINGTON: The number of people infected with the coronavirus worldwide has risen to more than 19.5 million. The global epidemic coronavirus has caused 724,107 deaths in the world and affected 19,546,748 people while 12,547,754 patients have been cured. The number

IHC forms larger bench to hear Indian spy case on Sept 3

ISLAMABAD: Islamabad High Court (IHC) will hear a case related to granting counselor access to Indian spy Kulbhushan Jadhav on 3rd September. In this regard, the IHC has formed a larger bench including IHC Chief Justice Athar Minallah, Justice Amir

Work on cleaning drains begins in Karachi

KARACHI: A massive drain clearance drive initiated by the Pakistan Army has begun in Karachi. Both Pakistan Army and Frontier Works Organization (FWO) teams reached Gujjar Nullah to assist the civilian authorities in the clearance of the choked sewerage drains.

Zaidi accuses Ghani of pressurizing SP over accusing his brother

KARACHI: Federal Minister for Maritime Affairs Ali Zaidi has accused Sindh Education Minister Saeed Ghani of putting pressure on Sindh Chief Minister Murad Ali Shah to form a committee against SP Rizwan Ahmed. In a tweet on Thursday, the maritime

Pakistan reports lowest COVID-19 deaths in two months

KARACHI: The coronavirus cases in Pakistan are now above 271,000, while the death toll stands at 5,787. Pakistan has confirmed 24 deaths in a single day by the coronavirus as the number of positive cases has surged to 271,887. As

Farogh Naseem takes oath as federal minister for third time

ISLAMABAD: Barrister Farogh Naseem has taken oath as the country’s federal minister for the third time.  The oath-taking ceremony was held at Aiwan-e-Sadr in which President Dr. Arif Alvi administered the oath to Farogh Naseem. Earlier, Farogh Naseem resigned from