Stormwater drains in Karachi have been cleared: Nasir Shah

KARACHI: Sindh Minister Information and Local Government (LG), Syed Nasir Hussain Shah has said that the Sindh government clean areas but people throw garbage again. While addressing a press conference in Karachi, Nasir Shah during said, “Met department has forecasted

Instagram’s new feature allows users to pin comments

SAN FRANCISCO: Social networking app Instagram has released a new feature that allows users to pin a few comments on the top of a post. The pinned comments feature is currently limited to 3 comments only, which means users can

FPCCI welcomes CPEC deal to build hydel power project

ISLAMABAD: The Federation of Pakistan Chambers of Commerce and Industry president Mian Anjum Nisar has welcomed the Pakistan-China agreement for construction of Azad Pattan Hydel Power Project of 700MW of electricity, as part of the CPEC. “FPCCI is hopeful that

Social media opposes movie on Prophet (PBUH)

KARACHI: A new hashtag of ‘Boycott Movie Of Prophet’ has become a new trend in Pakistan. However, strangely the movie of Muhammad P.B.U.H named “Muhammad: The Messenger of God” was released way back in 2015 in Iran. The movie was

Industrialists demand to postpone annual elections for 2020-21

KARACHI: North Karachi Association of Trade and Industry (NKATI) has demanded to the Director-General of the Trade Organization (DGTO) to postpone the annual trade body elections for 2020-21 for one year in view of the spread of the coronavirus epidemic.

TV anchor’s argument with female politician sparks criticism

LAHORE: A TV anchor has lashed out at Deputy Secretary Information Palwasha Khan during an interview on his show. A video clip has gone viral on social media in which both the anchor and the politician can be seen exchanging

Army refutes news of troops deployment along GB border

RAWALPINDI: The Pakistan Army has refuted news circulating in Indian electronic and social media claiming additional deployment of troops along the Line of Control in Gilgit-Baltistan. Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) released a statement that the alleged use of Skardu airbase

Govt may not refund sales tax to exporter: Textile exporters fear

KARACHI: Textile Exporters have expressed concerns that the government would not be in a position to refund 17 percent sales tax to exporters during the fiscal year 2020-21. Hence, the textile exporters are deliberating whether to operate industries or close

Over 90 global brands boycott Facebook advertising

MENLO PARK: More than 90 international companies have boycotted the advertisements on Facebook due to less concrete steps towards ending hate speech and the spread of misinformation on its platforms. According to a foreign news agency, the movie caused the social platform

Bomb, mortars kill 23 civilians in Afghanistan

KABUL: A car bombing and mortar shells fired at a busy market in southern Afghanistan’s Helmand province on Monday killed 23 people, including children, a statement from a provincial governor’s office said. Afghan government officials and Taliban blamed each other

NKATI protests against excessive load shedding in Karachi

KARACHI: North Karachi Association of Trade and Industry (NKATI) leaders have strongly protested against eight hours’ load shedding in industries.  NKATI patron-in-chief Moiz Khan and President Naseem Akhtar appealed Prime Minister Imran Khan to direct K-Electric to provide uninterrupted power to

Two held for blackmailing women through hidden camera

GUJRANWALA: The district police have arrested two owners of a clothing store for allegedly installing hidden cameras in the try room and blackmailing women customers. According to details, Muhammad Aslam and his son Umer Aslam had installed a hidden camera

Govt seals seven more COVID-19 infected areas in Lahore

LAHORE: The Punjab government has decided to close seven more areas in Punjab capital to prevent further spread of the coronavirus, which has been declared a global epidemic.  A smart lockdown has already been carried out in several areas of

Boy commits suicide after being scolded from playing PUBG

LAHORE: A 20-year-old boy committed suicide after his family reprimanded him for playing the popular PUBG game. Jonty Joseph, an intermediate was a resident of Lahore’s Christian Mohalla, who ended his life by hanging from a fan after his father

Google introduces ‘fact-check’ label on manipulated images

MOUNTAIN VIEW: Google has announced to add a fact-check label to images to curb the spread of misleading information online. According to the giant, the new labels will be attached to the underlying web pages of photos and videos which

Punjab to reopen schools across province

LAHORE: The School Education Department of Punjab has decided to reopen schools across the province. The department started work on developing Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs)s and suggestions for reopening of schools. It will be suggested to allow students of matric

COVID-19: Several eateries sealed, movement restricted in Karachi

KARACHI: The Sindh government tried to tighten the smart lockdown, several eateries in different parts of the metropolis were sealed over the violating SOPs imposed by the government to limit the spread of  COVID-19. According to police sources, a number

Chairman PCDMA demands re-entry of industrial raw materials

KARACHI: Chairman PCDMA & former director of Karachi Stock Exchange, Amin Yousuf Balgamwala has expressed serious concerns over the inclusion of certain industrial raw materials in the category of finished goods in the budget 2020-21. Amin Yousuf Balgamwala demanded re-entry

5 Present Ideas To Gift Dad on Father’s Day

Father’s Day is an opportunity to tell dad how much you appreciate him. This day is a special occasion that commemorates fathers and father figures around the world. Similar to Mother’s Day, this day aims to throw light on the

Fawad offers assistance, science training to govt schools

ISLAMABAD: Federal Minister for Science and Technology Fawad Chaudhry has said that 453 selected government schools from sixth to matriculation will be turned into science schools. The federal minister took to Twitter and wrote that the decision by all provinces

Smart lockdowns imposed in various localities of Karachi

KARACHI: Law enforcement authorities (LEAs) and district administrations have imposed ‘smart lockdowns’ in various localities of Karachi, as a measure to curb the spread of the novel coronavirus. The lockdown started from 7 pm today (Thursday) and will remain effective

Schools once again closed in Beijing as new cases surface

BEIJING: China has once again closed all its schools as its capital city reported 31 new coronavirus cases. The new cases have raised fears of a second wave of infections as China had largely brought its domestic outbreak under control.

10 Rare Facts About Depression You Must Know

The unexpected demise of Bollywood actor Sushant Singh Rajput has shocked the film industry. A 34-years-old actor who committed suicide was battling depression. Depression is a common mental disorder. Globally, more than 264 million people of all ages suffer from

COVID-positive mothers should breastfeed: WHO

GENEVA: The World Health Organisation has declared that the newly infected COVID-19 mothers should generally continue breastfeeding their babies. According to the WHO, the mothers should not be separated from their babies. The organization chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus during a

Plea filed in LHC to make sugar, wheat report public

LAHORE: A petition has been filed in the Lahore High Court (LHC) to make sugar, wheat, and Independent Power Projects (IPP)s inquiry report public. The petition was heard by Justice Sajid Mehmood Sethi. Acting on the plea, the LHC sought

TikTok stars invited to raise COVID-19 awareness

LAHORE: The Punjab government recently invited Pakistani TikTok stars in a meeting to help create awareness regarding the coronavirus epidemic, which has affected 89,249 people across the country. In order to come up with a solution, the Punjab governor organized

ECB welcomes British govt advice over cricket resumption 

LONDON: England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) hs step-up plans to restart the sport behind closed doors after the British government approved to return to action. Government officials recently confirmed cricket and other sports will be able to resume from

Muslims pray in Berlin church to comply with social distancing rules

BERLIN: A Berlin church hosted Muslims who were unable to fit into their mosque for Friday prayers due to social distancing guidelines. The Dar Assalam mosque in the Neukolln district normally welcomes hundreds of Muslims to its Friday services, but

COAS takes action against officer whose family misbehaved at check-post

RAWALPINDI: Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa has taken notice of the incident of a colonel officer’s spouse who misbehaved at a check post. As per reports, the incident occurred on 20th May around 5 pm when

Singer Zoheb Hassan’s father Basir passes away

KARACHI: Pakistani pop singer Zoheb Hassan’s father Basir has passed away in Karachi today. Zoheb Hassan posted the demise news of his father on Twitter with his childhood photo along with his father and wrote a farewell note, “Goodbye my