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Pakistan hails inclusion of Kashmir dispute in Niamey declaration

ISLAMABAD: The spokesperson of the Foreign Office has said that the inclusion of the Jammu and Kashmir dispute in the Niamey Declaration of the 47th session of the OIC Council of Foreign Ministers is yet another manifestation of the organization’s

Bushfire threatens Sydney after city swelters through hottest November night

SYDNEY: Sydney has sweltered through its hottest November night since records began more than 160 years ago before temperatures again climbed above 40C in the city on Sunday ahead of a cool but gusty change. As per details, the temperature

Govt officials fail to take action against non-customs paid vehicles in Islamabad

ISLAMABAD: Customs officers, including Punjab Excise and Taxation Department and Federal Board of Revenue (FBR), have surrendered to take action against all non-custom paid, tampered vehicles, which were allegedly being running in Islamabad for a long time. In the last

Pakistan’s loneliest elephant Kaavan will be flown to Cambodia today

ISLAMABAD: Kaavan, Pakistan’s only Asiatic elephant, will fly to Cambodia in a jet today (Sunday). A transport crate has been built and the elephant is habituated to it for departure to the Cambodian wildlife sanctuary. After spending about 35 years

Flour price increase in Karachi despite imports

KARACHI: The price of wheat flour has increased by Rs 3 to Rs 57-58 per kg in Karachi despite the fact that the country has received hundreds of thousands of tons of imported grain. Pakistan Flour Mills Association (PFMA) Chairman

PDM chief to chair key session over arrest of workers in Multan

MULTAN: Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam Fazl (JUI-F) Chief and head of Pakistan Democratic Movement (PDM) Maulana Fazlur Rahman on Sunday reached Multan and will preside over an important meeting over the arrest of workers ahead of PDM rally scheduled on November 30.

PPP slams govt for arresting PDM activists in Multan

KARACHI: Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari and other leaders on Sunday hit out at the government after more PPP activists were arrested in Multan, vowing that the opposition Pakistan Democratic Movement’s (PDM) November 30 pubic gathering will

Coronavirus claims 43 lives, infects 2,829 in Pakistan

ISLAMABAD: The novel COVID-19 has claimed 43 more lives and infected at least 2,829 people during the past 24 hours, bringing the number of confirmed infections to 395,185 in Pakistan. According to the latest figures by the National Command and

PM Imran briefed over a proposed bill to safeguard old-age parents

ISLAMABAD: Federal Minister for Law Farogh Naseem has called on Prime Minister Imran Khan and briefed him over a proposal to draft a law regarding safeguarding old-age parents. During the meeting, Farogh Naseem presented three suggestions to the prime minister

Multan administration arrests PDM activists, seals routes

MULTAN: The Multan administration has arrested various Pakistan Democratic Movement (PDM) leaders and workers belonging to different political parties including Kasim Gillani, the son of former premier Yousaf Raza Gillani after they stormed into Qila Kohna Qasim Bagh stadium by

Coronavirus death toll hits 1,458,112 worldwide

WASHINGTON: The global epidemic of coronavirus has infected 62,564,449 people in the world and 1,458,112 people have lost their lives. The number of coronavirus cases across the world has surged to 62,564,449, while the pandemic has so far claimed more than

Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz leader Farah Manzoor joins PML-Q

LAHORE: Prominent political leader from South Punjab and former Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) MPA from Vehari Farah Manzoor Baloch Rind has joined Pakistan Muslim League-Quaid PML-Q after a meeting with Speaker Punjab Assembly Chaudhry Pervaiz Elahi and Federal Minister Tariq

Man arrested for raping 11-year-old boy in Rawalpindi

RAWALPINDI: Police on Saturday claimed to have apprehended a man accused of raping an 11-year-old minor boy in Rawalpindi. Sources said under the supervision of SDPO City, SHO Pir Wadhai and the police party arrested the accused Fazlur Rehman within

Illegal water connections revealed in Karachi

KARACHI: Contaminated water, illegal connections, water theft and corruption have increased the water woes of the metropolis, it has been learned. According to details, water thieves are stealing hundreds of millions of gallons of water by installing illegal water connections

Babar Azam sexually abused me for a decade: Hamiza Mukhtar

LAHORE: A woman in Lahore has accused Pakistan cricket team skipper, Babar Azam of sexual and financial exploitation, just before the New Zealand tour. “Babar Azam, who is now enjoying captaincy of Pakistan cricket team, has sexually abused for the

Citizens, experts raise concern over KCR’s performance

KARACHI: The Karachi Circular Railway (KCR) began partial operations, after being out of commission for 21 years, with several problems and a delay-plagued process. According to details, the people of Karachi were once again deceived in the name of Circular

OIC Council of FMs reaffirm its unwavering support to Kashmir cause

NIAMEY: The OIC Council of Foreign Ministers at its 47th session in Niamey, Niger has adopted a resolution reaffirming its strong support for the Kashmiri people in their just cause.   In a comprehensive and strongly-worded Resolution, the OIC categorically

Custom foils smuggling bid at Lahore airport

LAHORE: Custom officials have foiled a bid to smuggle expensive shawls and arrested a foreign woman at the Allama Iqbal International Airport, Lahore on Saturday. According to sources, the Customs officials recovered 240 expensive shawls from the baggage of a

Will resist if army exert pressure on me: PM Imran

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan today (Saturday) has asserted that he would resist the army if they exerted pressure on me, saying that his government was in charge of the country’s foreign policy. He expressed his views during an interview

PPA raise concerns over rapid increase in raw material prices

LAHORE: Pakistan Poultry Association (PPA) North Region Vice Chairman (VC) Raja Attique-ur-Rehman has raised concerns over the rapid increase in raw material prices which may lead to reduced production and high priced poultry products in the long run. Raja Attique-ur-Rehman

Security forces arrest three terrorists from Khuzdar

QUETTA: The Counter-Terrorism Department (CTD) and Frontier Corps, in a joint operation have apprehended three suspected terrorists belonging to the proscribed Balochistan Liberation Army (BLA) from Khuzdar on Saturday. A CTD spokesperson said on a tip-off, CTD along Frontier Corps

Mother attempts suicide after throwing three minors into well in Rawalpindi

RAWALPINDI: A woman has attempted suicide after throwing her three minor daughters into a well over domestic dispute in Rawalpindi on Saturday. According to sources, the distressed woman killed her daughters and later attempted to end her life due to

Efforts are underway to bring Nawaz back from UK: Ijaz Shah

PUNJAB: Interior Minister Ijaz Shah has said that efforts are underway to bring former prime minister Nawaz Sharif back from the United Kingdom to Pakistan. While talking to the media in Nankana Sahib today, the interior minister advised Pakistan Muslim

Punjab reports 738 fresh COVID-19 infections, 15 deaths

LAHORE: Coronavirus cases are on the rise across Punjab as the provincial health authorities recorded 738 fresh COVID-19 infections and 15 deaths during the last 24 hours. According to the Primary and Secondary Health Department,  the provincial tally of infections

PDM has put national interests at stake: Shibli Faraz

ISLAMABAD: Minister for Information and Broadcasting Senator Shibli Faraz has said that the Pakistan Democratic Movement (PDM) put the national interests at stake by engaging themselves in a preposterous agenda of weakening the country. On a social media post, the

Eight killed, five injured over land dispute in Swabi

SWABI: As many as eight people were killed and five others sustained severe bullet injuries in an armed clash between two groups over a land dispute in the Swabi area of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa on Saturday. According to sources, the incident

Sindh reports 1,389 new COVID-19 cases, 14 deaths

KARACHI: Sindh continues to witness a rise in COVID-19 cases as 14 deaths and 1,389 new infections, mostly from Karachi, emerged in the province on Saturday. Chief Minister Sindh Murad Ali Shah said that the COVID-19 positive cases were reported

PSM employees’ job termination: Hammad Azhar hits back at Bilawal’s criticism

ISLAMABAD: Minister for Industries and Production Hammad Azhar has criticized the statement of Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari on sacking over 4,500 employees of Pakistan Steel Mills (PSM).   Responding to Bilawal’s statement, Hammad Azhar said he wanted

No objection in marrying Bilawal: Mehwish Hayat

LAHORE: Stunning actress and Tamgha-e-Imtiaz recipient, Mehwish Hayat asserted that she has no objection to marrying Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) Chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari.  In an interview, the Lollywood star opened up about her preferences regarding men, the reason why

Does privatization of PSM serve public interest?

Pakistan Steel Mills (PSM) suffered a loss of Rs.10 billion due to corrupt practices, mismanagement and negligence caused further damages of Rs 12 billion, and business losses stood at Rs five billion since it was inaugurated on January 15, 1985.