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India can carry out false flag operation, warns FM

NEW YORK: Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi has said that India can carry out a false flag operation by justifying new aggression. Members of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) Coordination Group on Occupied Kashmir met in New York to

Nationwide polio eradication campaign begins today

ISLAMABAD: A five-day nationwide polio eradication campaign commenced on Monday during which 45 million children below five years age will be administered anti-polio vaccine across the country. This is the first nationwide campaign in the country after its four-month suspension

There is complete lawlessness in country: CJ IHC

ISLAMABAD: Chief Justice of Islamabad High Court (IHC) has said that there is complete lawlessness in Pakistan and it seems that the state does not exist anywhere. A case against illegal constructions along Rawal Dam was heard in the IHC.

PM approves bill to reduce his, president’s privileges

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan has approved a bill to reduce his and President’s privileges. The prime minister contacted Babar Awan, Advisor on Parliamentary Affairs, and directed him to get the privilege reduction law passed by the Parliament. PM Imran

COAS hails outgoing Chinese envoy’s contributions for Pakistan

ISLAMABAD: Chief of Army Staff General Qamar Javed Bajwa hosted a farewell dinner in honour of the outgoing Chinese Ambassador to Pakistan Yao Jing in Islamabad. The army chief thanked the ambassador for his services and appreciated his contributions for

PM urges unity on climate change to save future generations

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan has urged the world to collaborate and join hands to fight climate change as a united goal. The prime minister was giving a video statement to the fourth Austrian World Summit in Vienna on the

Pakistan granted stay order over $6 billion penalty in Reko Diq case

ISLAMABAD: The World Bank’s International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes has granted stay on the enforcement of a hefty penalty imposed on Pakistan in the Reko Diq mining dispute. In a statement in Islamabad, the office of Attorney General

PM to chair joint parliamentary party meeting of PTI today

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan will chair a joint parliamentary party meeting of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) today in the federal capital. According to the details, the prime minister will preside over the joint parliamentary party meeting which will be held

Pakistan Air Force aircraft crashes near Attock

ATTOCK: A Pakistan Air Force plane has crashed near Pindigheb in district Attaock but no casualties have been reported. A spokesman for the Pakistan Air Force said the plane was on a training flight when it crashed. The pilot of the

Educational institutions being reopened after six months

ISLAMABAD: Thousands of educational institutions including universities, colleges and schools across the country are being reopened on Tuesday, ending a six month long closure due to COVID-19 pandemic. According to an announcement by the Education Ministry, all higher education institutions

Coronavirus claims 913,900 lives worldwide

WASHINGTON: The coronavirus pandemic has killed 913,908 people worldwide and affected 283,233,788. There are 7,070,814 active cases of coronavirus in the world and 23,39,066 people have recovered. The United States is the number one victim of coronavirus and India is

72nd death anniversary of Quaid-e-Azam being observed

KARACHI: The 72nd death anniversary of Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah, the founder of Pakistan, is being observed with utmost devotion and respect today. Various events at the public and private levels will also be organized on the occasion. Born as

PM Imran takes notice of Lahore motorway gang-rape

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan has taken notice for allegedly raping a woman on the Lahore Motorway and ordered the IG Punjab to arrest the accused immediately. It may be recalled that a woman was gang-raped on the motorway in

Coronavirus death toll hits 908,000 worldwide

WASHINGTON: The number of coronavirus infection cases across the world has surged to 28,025,482 and the pandemic has so far claimed over 908,002 lives. There are 7,013,944 active cases of coronavirus in the world and more than 20,103,536 people have been

Nawaz Sharif’s appeal in Azizia Steel Mills case to be heard today

ISLAMABAD: Former prime minister Nawaz Sharif’s appeal against the sentence in Azizia Steel Mills reference will be heard today. A division bench of the Islamabad High Court will hear the appeal against the sentence in the Azizia Steel Mill reference.

PM calls for roadmap to steer country out of gas crisis

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan has directed to prepare a roadmap to steer the country out of the worsening gas crisis. Addressing a seminar on Natural Gas Supply in Islamabad, the prime minister pointed out that the indigenous gas reserves

Pakistan Navy capable of guarding maritime interests: Naval Chief

KARACHI: Chief of Naval Staff Admiral Zafar Mahmood Abbasi has said that Pakistan Navy is fully capable and vigilantly guarding the maritime interests. In his message on the occasion of Naval Day, he said Pakistan Navy is recognized as a

Coronavirus death toll hits 896,800 worldwide

WASHINGTON: More than 27.48 million cases have been reported worldwide and 896,865 deaths have been reported due to the coronavirus. The number of coronavirus infection cases across the world has surged to 27,489,198 and the pandemic has so far claimed

Accountability process will not be stopped: PM

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan has said that the process of accountability will not be stopped under any circumstances. Dr. Babar Awan, Advisor to Parliamentary Affairs, called on Prime Minister Imran Khan and discussed legislation in the Parliament. Legislation with the

Air Force Day being celebrated with traditional zeal

ISLAMABAD: Air Force Day is being celebrated with enthusiasm across the country today to pay homage to the martyrs and invaders of Pakistan Air Force. The Pakistan Air Force is one of the best air forces in the world, the

Decision to reopen educational institutes to be taken today

ISLAMABAD: The decision to reopen or close educational institutes across the country from 15th September will be taken today. In this regard, a meeting of inter-provincial education ministers has been convened under the chairmanship of Federal Minister for Education Shafqat

ISPR releases new song to pay tribute on Defence Day

RAWALPINDI: Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) has released a song to pay tribute to martyrs and heroes on the eve of Defence and Martyrs’ Day. According to ISPR, the song ‘Har Ghari Tayyar Kamran’ is a remake of an old patriotic

Sindh Governor, Chief Minister call on PM Imran

KARACHI: Governor Sindh Imran Ismail and Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah on Saturday called on Prime Minister Imran Khan here at Governor House. During the meeting, they discussed matters pertaining to development projects, working relationship between the federal and

Pakistan reports 498 new COVID-19 cases, seven deaths

ISLAMABAD: At least seven people have lost their lives due to the coronavirus in Pakistan and the total number of deaths has risen to 6,335.  At least 498 new cases of coronavirus have been reported in Pakistan in the past

PM asks Interior Ministry to expedite tabling anti-torture bill in NA

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan has asked Interior Ministry to expedite tabling the anti-torture bill in National Assembly. In a tweet on Thursday, the prime minister wrote that torture is unacceptable in a civilised democratic society. I have asked Interior

SC suspends SHC order against Sugar Inquiry Commission report

ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court on Wednesday suspended a Sindh High Court (SHC) order declaring the Sugar Inquiry Commission’s (SIC) report as illegal. A three-member bench headed by Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP) Gulzar Ahmed also issued notices to 20 sugar

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

Pakistan reports 300 new coronavirus cases

ISLAMABAD: The coronavirus has claimed four lives in Pakistan, bringing the total number to 6,298.  The global pandemic COVID-19 has affected 296,149 people in the country. At least 300 new cases of coronavirus have been reported in Pakistan in the past

No point in blaming each other: Shahid Khaqan on Karachi rain

KARACHI: Former prime minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi while highlighting the Karachi-rain issue said that there is no point in blaming each other. Shahid Khaqan Abbasi while talking to media in Karachi said that Karachi has many problems and these problems

Coronavirus claims 6 more lives in Pakistan

ISLAMABAD: At least six more people have lost their lives due to coronavirus in Pakistan and the total number of deaths has reached 6,294. According to the National Command and Operations Center, 213 new cases of the coronavirus have been

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