Dera Ghazi Khan-Quetta highway remained closed for third day

DERA GHAZI KHAN: The inter-provincial highway connecting Punjab with Balochistan via Dera Ghazi Khan could not be restored for traffic on the third day. Due to the haste of the drivers, long queues of vehicles have formed on the inter-provincial

Permission granted to import duty free vehicles for disabled persons

ISLAMABAD: The Economic Coordination Committee (ECC) meeting chaired by Finance Advisor Hafeez Sheikh has approved the import of customs duty-free vehicles under the Disability Scheme. According to the statement, the income limit of persons with disabilities has been increased from

Six Books Which Stirred Controversy In Pakistan

Books, like any works of art, are likely to negative criticism but in few cases, they even can be banned or censored. The books that become controversial in Pakistan are mostly related to military, Islam, and politics. There are many

Child Abuse in Pakistan

The recent kidnapping rape and murder of five-year-old Marwa in Karachi has brought back memories of Zainab Ansari who was kidnapped, raped, and murdered in Kasur back in 2018. In March 2020, Pakistan’s first national child abuse law was passed

N95 masks do not protect against coronavirus: Research

NEW YORK: Research by the US experts has proven that wearing N95 masks do not protect against the coronavirus. New research suggests that the use of screens and N95 masks could harm efforts to prevent the coronavirus epidemic. On the

Torrential rains affect mobile services in Karachi

KARACHI: The torrential downpour in Karachi has affected the cellular services in the city. The users of different telecom services providers have been facing outages due to prolonged power breakdown after terrifying rain in the city since yesterday. Following the

463 million children unable to access online schooling: UN

NEW YORK: Amid the Covid-19 pandemic and widespread school closures, at least one-third of students affected around the world lack access to virtual education, according to a UN study. An estimated 463 million children lack the equipment or electronic access

Chakwal man threatens family over domestic dispute

CHAKWAL: An influential man in Chakwal is allegedly threatening to kill his family over a domestic dispute, according to man’s 16-year-old daughter. According to details, the influential man had divorced his wife three months ago. In this regard, the 16-year-old

CNG stations to remain closed for 24 hours in Sindh

KARACHI: Sui Southern Gas Company (SSGC) has announced that Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) stations will remain closed for 24 hours across Sindh A spokesman for the SSGC said that despite the shortage of gas, it was being supplied to K-electric.

WKF chief Pardesi hails PM for resuming business activities

KARACHI: World Kashmir Forum (WKF) Chairman Haji Rafique Perdesi has said that Prime Minister Imran Khan is making serious efforts to resume business activities in the country but the problems are still very complicated. He was at an online webinar

Site industries shutdown due to zero gas pressure

KARACHI: President of SITE Association of Industry Suleman Chawla expressed deep concerns over low gas pressure in SITE area Karachi. He demanded the SSGC to immediately restore gas to industrial sector with required pressure otherwise production will come to a

Transgender Julie released after being falsely imprisoned

ISLAMABAD: Transgender Julie Khan, who was imprisoned in an allegedly fabricated case has finally been released. Julie Khan was arrested and sent to prison by the Islamabad police earlier this month. However, just after being released Julie in a recent

Pakistani student bags Chinese language video talent competition

BEIJING: A Pakistani student named Muhammad Humayun Asghar who is studying in China won the Film5 Chinese language video talent competition for the year 2020. The theme for this year’s competition was: Hey, China! This is Pakistan! A large number

Punjab bans shooting in mosques, shrines

LAHORE: The shooting of films and dramas in mosques has been banned by the Punjab Auqaf and Religious Affairs Department over the recent controversy at Wazir Khan mosque. A notification dated on 13th August 2020, stated that if any scene is

Opposition does not want to see Buzdar as Punjab CM: Chohan

LAHORE: Punjab Information Minister Fayyazul Hassan Chohan has expressed disappointment that the opposition does not want to see Usman Buzdar as Punjab Chief Minister. Fayyazul Hassan Chohan said that it has been two years since Usman Buzdar is serving as

Angelina Jolie plans on moving to UK

LOS ANGELES: Hollywood actress Angelina Jolie is planning to move to the United Kingdom where she is hunting a new house in London. According to reports, the actress plans to buy a property where she and Brad Pitt one lived.

Social media users demand justice for Transgender Julie

Social media users have demanded justice for Transgender Julie Khan, who was recently imprisoned in an allegedly fabricated case.  Julie was arrested and sent to prison by the Islamabad police three days ago, One of Julie’s friends, Farah, revealed that

NAB to summon CM Punjab today in liquor license case

LAHORE: Chief Minister Punjab Usman Buzdar will appear before the NAB today in liquor license case.  The Punjab Chief Minister has been summoned to record the statement along with relevant documents in the case. The NAB had received a complaint

Social media flooded criticism on Saba Qamar, Bilal Saeed’s music video in mosque

KARACHI: Actress Saba Qamar and singer Bilal Saeed have still found themselves in hot water after they released the teaser of their upcoming music video ‘Qubool Hai’. The actress and singer’s names still became a top hashtag trend on Twitter

Pakistan rejects news of back channel diplomacy with India

ISLAMABAD: The Foreign Office has rejected news of back-channel diplomacy underway between Pakistan and India. According to Foreign Office spokesperson Ayesha Farooqui, news of back-channel diplomacy with India was out of the question owing to worsening human rights situation in

WhatsApp adds new features to curb spread of fake news

SAN FRANCISCO: WhatsApp, owned by Facebook, has introduced few new features in its attempts to curb the spread of fake news on the platform. WhatsApp has been testing its in-app browser search for one year. The new feature enables users

Hajj pilgrims to perform Waqoof-e-Arafat today

MAKKAH: The pilgrims will move to Arafat to perform the main ritual of Hajj ‘Waqoof-e-Arafat’ today. As per details, the pilgrims are staying in a special complex in Mina. They will listen to a sermon to be delivered at Nimra

Karachi to receive more rain today: PMD

KARACHI: The Pakistan Meteorological Department (PMD) has forecast more rain in Sindh’s capital in the upcoming 24 hours after monsoon showers battered the city on Friday afternoon.  The maximum temperature in Karachi will remain between 37 to 39 degrees centigrade

Etihad Airways to resume flights from Pakistan to Abu Dhabi from tomorrow

ISLAMABAD: Etihad Airways flights from Pakistan to Abu Dhabi will start from tomorrow. The airline will operate 12 flights a week from Karachi, Islamabad, and Lahore airports. Passengers will be required to test for the coronavirus before the flight. Passengers

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

Parts of country to receive rain wind-thunderstorm today

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Meteorological Department (PMD) has stated that several parts of the country will likely receive light to moderate rain from today.   According to the PMD, moderate monsoon spell entered in the upper and central parts of the country on

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

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

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