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FM Qureshi apprises UAE minister of problems in visa issuance

ISLAMABAD: Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi met United Arab Emirates (UAE) Minister of State Reem Al Hashimi on the sidelines Council of Foreign Ministers (CFM) meeting in Niamey, Niger. The foreign minister apprised her of the difficulties being faced by

Pakistan records another 45 deaths from coronavirus

ISLAMABAD: The coronavirus has killed 45 more people in Pakistan and brought the total death toll to 7,942. According to figures released by the National Command and Operations Center, 3,045 new cases have been reported and the total number of

Shehbaz Sharif, Hamza Shahbaz released on 5-day parole

LAHORE: Leaders of the Opposition in the National Assembly Shehbaz Sharif and Hamza Shahbaz have been released on parole for five days to attend the funeral prayers of Begum Shamim Akhtar. Shehbaz Sharif and Hamza Shahbaz released on parole from

Four members of Shehbaz Sharif’s family declared proclaimed offenders

LAHORE: A court has declared four members of Shehbaz Sharif’s proclaimed offenders in a money laundering case. During the hearing, the accountability court judge remarked that after 30 days, the accused did not appear in court. The court remarked that

Pakistan to raise Kashmir issue in OIC meeting today

NIAMEY: The 47th meeting of the Foreign Ministers of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) will be held today in the capital of the Republic of Niger. Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi arrived in Niger to attend the OIC Summit.

Bilawal Bhutto Zardari tests postive for COVID-19

KARACHI: Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) Chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari has tested positive for the coronavirus, which claimed 40 lives in the past 24 hours. In a tweet, the PPP chairman confirmed the news that he felt mild symptoms. “I have

Coronavirus death toll surpasses 1,426,834 worldwide

WASHINGTON: The coronavirus has infected 60,720,501 people worldwide and caused 1,426,834 deaths. In the world, 42,031,578 patients of coronavirus have been cured and more than 117,262,089 are undergoing treatment. The coronavirus situation is the worst in the United States, with

Pakistan reports highest COVID-19 cases in 140 days

ISLAMABAD: Another 40 people have died in Pakistan due to the coronavirus and the total number of deaths has risen to 7,843. According to figures released by the National Command and Operations Center, 3,306 new cases of coronavirus have been

Six Major Generals including Asif Ghafoor promoted to Lt. Generals

RAWALPINDI: Six major generals have been promoted to the rank of lieutenant general in the Pakistan Army. According to Inter-Sevices Public Relations (ISPR), the promoted army generals included Major-General Akhtar Nawaz, Major-General Sardar Hassan Azhar Hayat, Major-General Asif Ghafoor, Major-General

Global coronavirus cases exceed 59 million

WASHINGTON: The coronavirus has affected 59,514,808 people and killed 1,242,028. So far, more than 41,155,000 patients of coronavirus have recovered and 1,69,57,218 are undergoing treatment. The coronavirus situation in the United States is the most frightening, with more than 172,000

Coronavirus death toll surpasses 1,339,571 worldwide

WASHINGTON: The coronavirus has affected 58,983,531 people and killed 1,339,571 in the world. So far, more than 47.6 million patients in coronavirus have recovered and 1,68,24,439 are undergoing treatment. Coronavirus has the highest number of registered cases and deaths in the

34 more patients die from coronavirus in Pakistan

KARACHI: The coronavirus has claimed 34 more lives in Pakistan, bringing the total death toll to 7,696. According to statistics released by the National Command and Operations Center, 2,756 more cases of coronavirus have been reported in the last 24

Decision regarding schools will be taken through consultation: Saeed Ghani

KARACHI: Sindh Education Minister Saeed Ghani has chaired a meeting of the steering committee of the education department. The provincial education minister said that we want all decisions regarding education in Sindh to be taken in consultation with all stakeholders.

PM, federal ministers assail PDM for holding Peshawar rally

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan and several ministers have assailed the Pakistan Democratic Movement (PDM) for holding the Peshawar rally. The prime minister slammed the opposition for playing reckless politics over people’s safety. While sharing Federal Minister for Planning Asad

Coronavirus death toll surpasses 1,377,745 worldwide

WASHINGTON: The coronavirus has affected 57,909,991 million people and killed 1,377,745 people worldwide. So far, more than 41.05 million patients of coronavirus have recovered and 1,64,22,998 are undergoing treatment. Coronavirus has the highest number of registered cases and deaths in

Coronavirus: Pakistani experts successfully test vaccine

ISLAMABAD: Pakistani experts have successfully tested a vaccine to deal with the coronavirus in collaboration with China. The approval of the vaccine is expected within three months. According to sources, 2,500 people in Islamabad, 1,400 in Karachi, and 800 in

Pakistan reports over 2,800 coronavirus cases

ISLAMABAD: A further 42 people have died of coronavirus in Pakistan while 2,843 new cases have been reported. Coronavirus attacks in Pakistan have intensified again and the number of people affected in the last 130 days is the highest today.

Pakistan reports over 2700 COVID-19 cases, 36 deaths

KARACHI: The number of coronavirus cases has been rising in the country amid the second wave as the country record the highest number of cases since mid-July. According to the National Command and Control Centre, Pakistan has reported 2,738 new

Coronavirus death toll hits 1,365,634 worldwide

WASHINGTON: The coronavirus has affected 57,236,335 people and killed 1,365,634 people worldwide. So far, more than 397.22 million patients of coronavirus have recovered and 161.47 million are undergoing treatment. Coronavirus has the highest number of registered cases and deaths in

Karachi Circular Railway partially resumes operation

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Railways has partially resumed the Karachi Circular Railway (KCR) train service from today. During the inaugural ceremony of KCR, Railways Minister Sheikh Rasheed announced a cut in KCR fares from 50 rupees to 30 and Rs 750 ticket

Pakistan’s economy continues to improve: Hammad Azhar

ISLAMABAD: Federal Minister for Economic Affairs Hammad Azhar has said that Pakistan’s economy continues to improve. Hammad Azhar took to Twitter and wrote that Pakistan’s trade deficit continues to shrink. According to him, industrial production is showing strong growth. Pakistan’s

ADB issues first Pakistani rupee-linked bonds

ISLAMABAD: The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has raised Rs1.83 billion Pakistani rupees ($11.4 million) in the first issue of local currency karakoram bonds by a multilateral development bank of which Pakistan is a member. The karakoram bond is an offshore

Pakistan reports over 2,500 coronavirus cases

KARACHI: Coronavirus has killed 18 more people in Pakistan, while 2,547 new cases have been reported. According to the National Command and Operations Center, the total number of people infected with coronavirus in Pakistan has reached 365,927 while the total

PM Imran Khan to visit Faisalabad today

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan will visit Faisalabad today. According to sources, Punjab Chief Minister Usman Buzdar and Chief Secretary will receive the prime minister. The premier will meet the business community, textile manufacturers, and exporters in Faisalabad. The prime minister

Trump to reduce troop levels in Afghanistan, Iraq

WASHINGTON:  President Donald Trump will sharply reduce the number of U.S. forces in Afghanistan from 4,500 to 2,500 by mid-January, the Pentagon announced. Trump stopped short of a threatened full withdrawal from America’s longest war after fierce opposition from allies

PM expresses happiness over victory in GB elections

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan has expressed happiness over the victory in the elections and announced that he will form a PTI government in Gilgit-Baltistan. According to details, the prime minister said that the people have rejected the statement of

Educational institutes closed for three months in Balochistan

QUETTA: The second wave of coronavirus is raging during which the Balochistan government has decided to close educational institutions for three months from December. According to details, the examinations will be completed before the winter break as per the decision

Over 2,000 coronavirus cases reported in Pakistan

ISLAMABAD: At least 2,050 new cases of coronavirus have been reported in Pakistan, and the total number of infected people has reached 361,082. According to the National Command and Operations Center, 33 deaths have been reported from coronavirus in the

Decision on school closure to be taken on Nov 23

ISLAMABAD: Another emergency meeting of inter-provincial education ministers will be summoned next week on 23rd November to decide whether to close schools due to the rising coronavirus cases. Federal Minister for Education Shafqat Mahmood convened the meeting where it was

Coronavirus claims 19 lives, infects upto 2,100 in Pakistan

WASHINGTON: The coronavirus has claimed 19 more lives in Pakistan, bringing the total death toll to 7,160. According to the National Command and Operations Center, 2,128 new cases have been reported in coronavirus in the last 24 hours, bringing the