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Over 20,000 Pakistani expats to be repatriated from 1st June

ISLAMABAD: Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on National Security Dr. Moeed Yusuf has said more than 20,000 overseas Pakistani would be repatriated in the next 10 days. Addressing a press conference today, Yusuf said 20,000 overseas Pakistani would be repatriated

Pakistan seeks UN’s support over controversial domicile law in IOJ&K 

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan has approached the United Nations (UN) over Delhi’s blatant effort to turn the Muslim-majority in Indian Occupied Jammu and Kashmir (IOJ&K) into a minority. Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi has written letters to the UN Security Council president

Afghan journalist, driver killed six injured in blast

KABUL: A journalist and a driver were killed while six people sustained injuries when a private bus carrying employees of an Afghan television station was bombed in the country’s capital on Saturday. According to the director of Khurshid TV, a

Transporters announce to resume services in Karachi

KARACHI: Karachi Transport Ittehad (KTI) has announced that transporters will resume intra-city public transport services from Monday. Addressing a press conference today, KTI president Irshad Bukhari warned of staging a sit-in if they were not permitted to operate vehicles on

Deceased COVID-19 patient’s relatives vandalise CHK

KARACHI: A COVID-19 patient passed away at Dr Ruth Pfau Civil Hospital Karachi (CHK), after which the enraged relatives of the deceased vandalized the facility and attacked doctors, allegedly because the medical staff “delayed handing over the body” of the

SFDL to complete DNA test of plane crash victims in next 48 hours 

KARACHI: Sindh Forensic DNA and Serology Laboratory (SFDL)  in Karachi University has announced that it will complete the process of identifying bodies of the passengers that died in the plane crash in the next 48 hours.  SFDL has completed a total

Marriage halls association demands permission for reopening business

RAWALPINDI: The Marriage Halls and Caterer Associations have demanded permission from the government for reopening their business from 1st June which was closed due to the COVID-19 lockdown across the country. Chairman of the Caterers Association Mukhtar Abbas, Marriage halls

Wearing masks in public places declared mandatory

ISLAMABAD: Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on Health Dr Zafar Mirza has said that wearing masks in public places has been declared mandatory as the COVID-19 cases are increasing on a daily basis. While addressing a press conference today,

Sindh reports highest single-day COVID-19 deaths, cases: CM Murad

KARACHI: Chief Minister Sindh Murad Ali Shah has said that the COVID-19 claimed record 38 lives in the province during the last 24 hours, surging the province’s mortality rate from 1.6% to 1.7%. Murad Ali Shah announced on Saturday that

First cargo ship reaches Gwadar Port

ISLAMABAD: Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on Information and Broadcasting, Lieutenant General (retired) Asim Saleem Bajwa has said that the first bulk cargo ship reached the port city of Gwadar on Saturday. According to the China Pakistan Economic Corridor

Eight doctors recover from COVID-19 in Punjab

LAHORE: Punjab Institute of Neurosciences’ (PINS) Executive Director, Professor Khalid Mehmood has confirmed that eight doctors of PINS have made a recovery from the COVID-19 on Saturday. The Executive Director PINS said that the doctors have now tested negative twice

Police arrest Daesh terrorist in Karachi

KARACHI: The Special Investigation Unit (SIU) police claimed to have arrested a suspected Daesh terrorist in the metropolis during a combined operation. According to police sources, on an intelligence report, the law enforcement agencies personnel conducted a targeted operation and

Reconstruction of demolished wedding halls begins in Karachi

KARACHI: Sindh Building Control Authority (SBCA) has allowed the reconstruction of wedding halls demolished in Surjani and Gadap Town areas that were earlier demolished. At Surjani Town’s sector 4-D, the SBCA officers reportedly took the money and started reconstruction again

KDA office remains open for illegal practices despite govt’s closure orders

KARACHI: Amid the coronavirus outbreak, Sindh government offices are closed, while the offices of Karachi Development Authority (KDA) remained open for illegal practices. According to sources, dozens of officers and employees and their families have been infected with the coronavirus

Eid-ul-Azha likely to be affected by pandemic

The coronavirus pandemic dampened the usual festivities and jovial atmosphere normally associated with Eid-ul-Fitr. It also caused massive economic losses as business remained shuttered and people reduced shopping and outdoor activities. According to conservative estimates, the country suffered a loss

PIA plane crash: PAF officer laid to rest

KARACHI: The funeral prayers for Squadron Leader Zain-ul-Arif Khan, who passed away in the PIA plane crash on 22 May, were offered at PAF Base Faisal in Karachi on Saturday. According to a statement issued by PAF, Zain-ul-Arif was posted

Fawad Chaudhry expresses disappointment over journalist’s murder case

ISLAMABAD: Federal Minister for Science and Technology Fawad Chaudhry has expressed disappointment over the murder case of journalist Aziz Memon, who was killed in February this year.  Taking to Twitter, Fawad Chaudhry wrote that the only development in Journalist Aziz

Govt aims to help emerging sectors in post coronavirus: Razak Dawood     

ISLAMABAD: Advisor to Prime Minister on Commerce and Investment, Abdul Razak Dawood has said that the government’s aim was not only to facilitate the core export sectors but also to help the emerging sectors after the emergence of Coronavirus outbreak.

Railways to ply five more trains: Sheikh Rasheed

LAHORE: Federal Minister for Railways Sheikh Rasheed Ahmed has announced to operate five more trains by implementing all standard operating procedures (SOPs). Talking to media, Sheikh Rasheed said the federal minister said “We have decided to restore five more trains in

First cargo ship carrying wheat reaches Gwadar: Asim Bajwa

ISLAMABAD: Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on Information and Broadcasting, Lieutenant General (retired) Asim Saleem Bajwa has shared that first bulk cargo ship “MV Manet” carrying wheat and urea of Afghan Transit trade reached Gwadar this week. In a

Virat Kohli only cricketer among highest paid athletes

MUMBAI: India captain Virat Kohli remained the only cricketer included in the list of top 100 highest-paid athletes of 2020 released by Forbes magazine. The right-handed batsman is also the only Indian athlete to be featured in the list. He

‘I will dance and no one can stop me’ says Sheema Kermani

Bold yet graceful, Pakistan’s renowned classical dancer has made it her mission to empower oppressed women and fight against injustice. Defying acts of terrorism Sheema Kermani performed at Lal Shahbaz Qalandar’s shrine merely a day after a blast killed 85

Google postpones unveiling Android 11

SAN FRANCISCO: Google on Saturday said it has postponed next week’s planned unveiling of the beta version of its latest Android 11 mobile operating system. “We are excited to tell you more about Android 11, but now is not the

‘Proud’ to be wife of Yasir Hussain: Iqra Aziz

KARACHI: Actress Iqra Aziz while sharing loved-up photos with husband Yasir Hussain, has said that she is proud to be his wife. The actress posted few pictures from the couple’s latest photoshoot on Instagram and wrote, “Because of you I

WHO, 37 countries launch alliance to share tools against COVID-19

GENEVA: The World Health Organisation (WHO) and thirty-seven countries have developed an alliance calling for common ownership of vaccines, medicines and diagnostic tools to tackle the global coronavirus pandemic. The move by mostly developing nations, called the COVID-19 Technology Access

UK provides further assistance to fight COVID-19

ISLAMABAD: The United Kingdom is providing more assistance to Pakistan in the fight to stop the spread and mitigate the impact of the coronavirus. According to an official statement, the British High Commission Islamabad and the UK Department of International

Uzma Khan claims she was offered money for case withdrawal

LAHORE: Actress Uzma Khan has recently claimed that she was offered money to withdraw the case against business tycoon Malik Riaz’s family. In a recent interview with host, Waqar Zaka, Uzma Khan revealed that she was offered money worth Rs20

Three youth lynched to death over minor dispute

QUETTA: Three young men were reportedly lynched to death in Hazara Town area of Quetta. The three youth were brutally tortured to death when they came to a barber shop to settle a monetary dispute. The youth belonged to the

Nawaz Sharif was against nuclear testing: Railway Minister

LAHORE: Minister for Railways Sheikh Rasheed Ahmed has claimed that former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and his party were against nuclear testing. While addressing a conference, the railway minister said that nuclear tests were conducted by Raja Zafar ul Haq,

Teenager stabbed to death in Quetta

QUETTA: A young man named Jibran was reportedly stabbed to death in Quetta near a petrol pump on Zargoon road on Friday evening. The 17-year-old was stabbed in the throat on the main road and was taken to hospital but