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ECP orders re-polling in entire constituency of NA-75

ISLAMABAD: The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) today (Thursday) has ordered re-election in NA-75 constituency on March 18 after suspicions that the results may have been falsified. Hearing an application by PML-N candidate Syeda Nosheen Iftikhar, A five-member commission, headed

Pakistan reports over 1,300 new coronavirus cases in 24 hours

KARACHI: A further 64 deaths and 1,361 new cases have been reported in Pakistan due to the coronavirus. According to the National Command and Control Center, the total number of deaths from coronavirus in Pakistan has reached 12,772 while the total number

FATF likely to announce decision on retaining Pakistan in greylist

The three-day virtual meeting of the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) has ended in Paris.   According to the sources, the decision on retaining or removing Pakistan’s name from the grey list will be announced today at 9:30 pm. The president

Pakistan announces $50mn defence credit line facility to Sri Lanka

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan has offered $50 million new credit line to Sri Lanka for cooperation in the field of defence and security. The announcement was made by Prime Minister Imran Khan who concluded his two-day official visit to the island nation,

NCOC relaxes COVID-19 restrictions from March 15

ISLAMABAD: National Command and Operation Center (NCOC), keeping in view the current COVID-19 situation and declining number of cases, has relaxed a number of restrictions on commercial activities and official work. NCOC has removed condition of 50 percent work from

PM Imran Khan advises Sri Lanka to benefit from CPEC

COLOMBO: Prime Minister Imran Khan had extensive consultations with Sri Lankan Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa followed by delegation-level talks between the two sides. The two leaders held wide-ranging discussions with a focus on reinforcing a broad-based and enduring partnership between

Pakistan reports over 1100 new coronavirus cases, 50 deaths

KARACHI: Another 50 deaths and 1,196 new cases have been reported in Pakistan due to the coronavirus. According to the National Command and Control Center, the total number of deaths from coronavirus in Pakistan has reached 12,708 while the total number

Pakistan reports over 1100 new coronavirus cases, 16 deaths

KARACHI: A further 16 deaths and 1,160 new cases have been reported in Pakistan due to the coronavirus. According to the National Command and Control Center, the total number of deaths from coronavirus in the country has reached 12,617 while the total

PM lauds FBR for achieving seven-month revenue target

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan commended the Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) on achieving seven-month revenue targets for the upcoming fiscal year and launching the Track and Trace System. “I commend FBR Field Formations on achieving 7-months revenue targets by

Election result withheld in hotly-contested NA-75 bypolls

SIALKOT: The results of the NA-75 in Daska by-polls were withheld by the returning officer on the PML-N’s request amid a controversy surrounding 23 presiding officers who had allegedly gone missing. In a late-night development, police had retrieved the officers

India stops Sikh pilgrims from visiting Pakistan

LAHORE: The Indian authorities have once again barred Sikh pilgrims from visiting Janamasthan in Pakistan and have stopped them from crossing over from the Wagah border. According to a spokesman of the Evacuee Trust Property Board (ETPB), the Sikh pilgrims

ECP approves Faisal Vawda’s nomination papers, Pervaiz Rasheed’s rejected

KARACHI: The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) had approved the nomination papers of PTI leader Faisal Vawda for the Senate elections, while those of PML-N leader Pervaiz Rasheed were rejected. Rasheed was told he was a defaulter of the Punjab

Govt made record repayments of $20bn in foreign loans: PM

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan has said the country’s economic indicators are on a positive trajectory despite many challenges including the coronavirus pandemic. He was addressing a ceremony in connection with Roshan Digital Account crossing $500 million mark in remittances

Pakistan reports over 1,200 new coronavirus cases in one day

KARACHI: A further 52 deaths and 1,272 new cases have been reported in Pakistan due to the coronavirus. According to the National Command and Control Center, the total number of deaths from coronavirus in Pakistan has reached 12,488 while the total number

PML-N leader Mushahidullah Khan passes away

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) leader Mushahidullah Khan passed away in Islamabad on Thursday morning at the age of 68. The cause of death was not immediately clear but it was reported that he was seriously ill since December last

Worldwide coronavirus cases cross 114 million

WASHINGTON:  The number of coronavirus cases worldwide has exceeded 114,300,000 while 2,440,928 people have lost their lives. More than 85.32 million coronavirus patients have been cured in the world and more than 22.664 million are undergoing treatment. The coronavirus situation

Pakistan reports over 1000 new coronavirus cases, 56 deaths

KARACHI: A further 56 deaths and 1,165 new cases have been reported in Pakistan due to the coronavirus. According to the National Command and Control Center, the total number of deaths from coronavirus in Pakistan has reached 12,436 while the total number

Worldwide coronavirus cases cross 110 million

WASHINGTON: The number of coronavirus cases worldwide has exceeded 110,035,633 while 2,429,707 people have lost their lives. More than 84.848 million coronavirus patients have been cured in the world and more than 227.55 million are undergoing treatment. The coronavirus situation

FM Qureshi departs for Egypt on two-day visit

ISLAMABAD: Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi on Tuesday departed for Egypt on a two-day visit on the invitation of his Egyptian counterpart. In a video message before departure, the foreign minister said there are vast opportunities for economic cooperation between

PM thanks overseas Pakistanis for record remittances in Jan

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan has asserted that the increase in remittance rate in the country this financial year is a record in the history of the country and for this, he is grateful to the Pakistanis living overseas. The

Registration of coronavirus vaccine for senior citizens begins: Asad Umar

KARACHI: Federal Minister for Planning and Development Asad Umar has announced that the coronavirus vaccine registration for senior citizens has begun. In a tweet, Asad Umar wrote that the citizens aged 65 and over can register for the coronavirus vaccine.

Pakistan reports over 1,000 new coronavirus cases in one day

KARACHI: A further 26 deaths and 1,048 new cases have been reported in Pakistan due to the coronavirus. According to the National Command and Control Center, the total number of deaths from coronavirus in Pakistan has reached 12,333 while the

Pakistan reports over 1,200 new coronavirus cases in one day

KARACHI: A further 58 deaths and 1,262 new cases have been reported in Pakistan due to the coronavirus. According to the National Command and Control Center, the total number of deaths from coronavirus in Pakistan has reached 12,276 while the

Global COVID-19 death toll tops 2.39 million

WASHINGTON: The number of coronavirus cases worldwide has increased from 108.72 million and 2,394,018 people have lost their lives. More than 87.36 million patients of coronavirus have been cured in the world and more than 25.43 million are undergoing treatment.

Four soldiers martyred in South Waziristan terrorist attack

RAWALPINDI: Four soldiers were martyred as terrorists opened fire at a check post in Makeen area of South Waziristan, the Inter-Services Public Relations reported. Four terrorists were also killed as security forces opened retaliatory fire. The martyred personnel were identified

Pakistan reports over 1200 new coronavirus cases, 33 deaths

KARACHI: A further 33 deaths and 1,270 new cases have been reported in Pakistan due to the global coronavirus. According to the National Command and Control Center, the total number of deaths from coronavirus in Pakistan has reached 12,218 while

Worldwide coronavirus cases cross 108 million

WASHINGTON: The number of coronavirus cases worldwide has increased from 108.296 million and 2,378,824 people have lost their lives. More than 83.29 million coronavirus patients have been cured in the world and more than 25.43 million are undergoing treatment. The

Govt announces 25% increase in salaries for federal employees

ISLAMABAD: The government has announced twenty five percent increase in the salaries of federal government employees on an “ad-hoc” basis, amid protests by hundreds of government employees. This was stated by Minister for Defense Pervez Khattak, Interior Minister Sheikh Rashid

Pakistan successfully test-fires Babur-3 cruise missile

RAWALPINDI: Pakistan Army successfully test-fired Babur-3 Cruise missile, said the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR). According to the military’s public relations wing, Babur-3 Cruise missile can hit the target at 450 kilometers range on earth and sea. The missile was launched

Pakistan reports over 1,500 new coronavirus cases in one day

KARACHI: A further 57 deaths and 1,502 new cases have been reported in Pakistan due to the coronavirus. According to the National Command and Control Center, the total number of deaths from coronavirus in Pakistan has reached 12,185 while the total number