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Rescue operations afoot for flood-hit victims in Dadu: ISPR

RAWALPINDI: Pakistan Army with the coordinated efforts of provincial authorities were fully active and continuing operations to rescue the lives and properties of people in Sindh’s Dadu district after the recent monsoon rains breached the flood protection bund of the

Fawad Chaudhry welcomes usage of technology in court proceedings

ISLAMABAD: Minister for Science and Technology, Fawad Chaudhry has said that the use of technology in court proceedings is a welcoming sign. On a social media website Twitter, the minister further said, an accountability court is going to indict former

Shahbaz Gill demands FIR over Bilal Saeed’s music video in mosque

ISLAMABAD: Reacting to the explanation given by actress Saba Qamar over Bilal Saeed’s music video inside the Wazir Khan mosque, Special Assistant on Prime Minister on Political Communication, Shahbaz Gill has said the concerned authorities (Chief Secretary) should take action

Usman Dar urges opposition to support tree plantation drive

ISLAMABAD: Special Assistant to Prime Minister on Youth Affairs Usman Dar has called on the opposition leaders to support Prime Minister Imran Khan in the biggest tree planting campaign. In a message on Twitter, Special Assistant Usman Dar said “Today,

Pakistan’s coronavirus recoveries cross 260,000

ISLAMABAD: A total of 634 new coronavirus cases and eight associated deaths were reported, taking the national tally of infections to 284,121 and fatalities to 6,082, while 259,604 corona patients have recovered across the country during the last 24 hours.

Police clash with violent protesters in Beirut, 728 injured

BEIRUT: Police have rained tear gas and rubber bullets on thousands of Lebanese demonstrators who blame the government for a massive explosion that killed more than 150 people and devastated much of the capital. According to the Lebanese Red Cross,

Coronavirus death toll hits 729,586 worldwide

WASHINGTON: The global pandemic coronavirus has killed over 729,586 people worldwide and affected more than 19,804,408 people. The number of coronavirus infection cases across the world has surged to 19,804,408 and the pandemic has so far claimed 729,586 lives. According

PM to lunch Pakistan’s biggest-ever tree plantation drive today

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan will launch the biggest tree plantation drive today to plant 3.5 million saplings across the country in a day. As per details, more than one million volunteers of the Prime Minister’s Tiger Force will also

UNGA president-elect to arrive in Pakistan today

ISLAMABAD: The incoming president of the United Nations General Assembly will arrive in Pakistan on Sunday (today) for a two-today visit on the invitation of the government of Pakistan. According to a statement issued by Foreign Office spokesperson, after his visit

Husband gunned down by wife in Lahore

LAHORE: A senior officer of Lahore’s water and sanitation agency was gunned down by his wife at his home in Johar Town of Lahore. According to sources, the deceased man, Shahid Hafeez, Deputy Director Revenue in Water and Sanitation Agency

Actor Sanjay Dutt admitted to hospital after breathing problems

MUMBAI: Famous Bollywood actor, Sanjay Dutt was admitted to Lilavati Hospital on Saturday evening after suffering from chest discomfort.  As per details, doctors treating him said he has been admitted to an intensive care unit but remains stable. The actor

Security arrangements finalized for Independence Day in Islamabad

ISLAMABAD: The federal administration has finalized security arrangements for the occasion of Independence Day in the federal capital. According to a letter issued by IG Islamabad’s office, the city’s security has been tightened. Federal police and Rangers have been deployed

CJP takes notice of billboard falling in Karachi

KARACHI: Chief Justice of Pakistan Gulzar Ahmed has taken suo moto notice of a billboard falling in the metropolis during the current monsoon spell. A video of the incident had gone viral on social media platforms. The incident occurred near

1st Test: England beat Pakistan by three wickets

MANCHESTER: England beat Pakistan by three wickets to win the first Test at Old Trafford on Saturday in dramatic fashion. As per details, England team, set a stiff 277 to win, were struggling at 117-5 on the fourth day. But

Smart lockdown lifted in Balochistan after declining COVID-19 cases

QUETTA: Balochistan government has announced to lift smart lockdown from the province after COVID-19 cases witnessed a sharp decline in the province. According to a notification issued from the provincial home ministry, all business centers, markets, and stores are now

People to get job opportunities in Ravi River Project: Shibli Faraz

ISLAMABAD: Minister for Information and Broadcasting Senator Shibli Faraz has said the Ravi River Project is the foundation of a new Lahore which will pave the way for investment and provide vast employment opportunities to the people. On a social

Robbers take away jewellery, cash worth 30 million

ISLAMABAD: Armed men looted gold jewellery, cash and other valuables worth Rs 30 million from a trader’s house in the federal capital today (Saturday). According to details, the incident took place in Sector D-17, within the jurisdiction of Tarnol Police

Saba Qamar responds to criticism over Bilal Saeed’s music video in mosque

KARACHI: Famous actress Saba Qamar has responded criticism from social media users over Bilal Saeed’s music video inside the historical Wazir Khan mosque. In a series of tweets today, she explained what actually happened at the shoot. According to Saba,

Federal govt focusing on GB as part of tourism strategy: President Alvi 

GILGIT BALTISTAN: President Dr. Arif Alvi has said Gilgit-Baltistan (GB) is the shining face of Pakistan and the federal government was focusing on the region as part of its tourism strategy. Addressing a gathering in Shigar Valley during his ongoing

England includes pacer Robinson in squad for second test

MANCHESTER: Pacer Ollie Robinson, who was part of the Sussex squad, will join the England squad ahead of next week’s second Test against Pakistan at Southampton. According to England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB), the fast bowler has been withdrawn

SBP to credit duty drawbacks into exporters’ accounts from Sep 1

ISLAMABAD: Advisor to the Prime Minister on Commerce and Investment, Abdul Razak Dawood has announced State Bank of Pakistan (SBP) will credit the Duty Drawbacks directly into the accounts of the exporters from September 1, 2020. On a social media

Man kills teenage sister for honour in Karachi

KARACHI: A man in Karachi’s Clifton area has shot and killed his sister for honour today (Saturday), police officials confirmed. According to details, the district police have arrested the suspect, Hasnain Qamar, who has confessed to killing his sister, Noorul

Pak Army starts rescue operation after breach in Nai Gaj Dam: ISPR

RAWALPINDI: Pakistan Army has started rescue operations in Dadu after a breach in the Nai Gaj Dam badly affected 12 nearby villages on Saturday. According to a press release issued by Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR), Pakistan Army troops, including engineers

Aamina Sheikh shares cryptic posts with wedding rings

KARACHI: Pakistani actress Aamina Sheikh has left her followers confused after she shared a series of cryptic posts today (Saturday). The Cake actress took to Instagram and shared a piece of wedding rings. Alongside the post, the star wrote, ‘Bismillah.’

Will decide to reopen businesses, schools after Sep 15: CM Sindh

KARACHI: Chief Minister Sindh Syed Murad Ali Shah on Saturday said that the Provincial Task Force on COVID-19 has decided to resume educational and business activities all over the province from September 15, if the COVID-19 pandemic situation remains under

RDA continues fake operations against illegal housing societies

RAWALPINDI: City’s Development Authority (RDA) officers continued fake operations against illegal housing societies, it has been revealed. According to details, the city’s development authority has not taken any legal action against the housing societies and no housing societies’ offices have

Moody’s stable rating for Pakistan economy hailed

ISLAMABAD: Federal Minister for Planning, Development, Reforms and Special Initiatives, Asad Umar has said that assigning of ‘stable’ outlook to Pakistan by Moody’s Investor Services is a ‘testimony’ to the country’s ‘V-shaped’ recovery in COVID-19 outbreak. On a social media

Rain-related incidents: Three killed, five injured in Balochistan

QUETTA: At least three people were killed and five others injured in different rain incidents in Balochistan on Saturday. According to a statement issued by Balochistan government spokesperson Liaquat Shahwani, a flood-like situation was forming in the province, with dams

At least 17 members of Afghan grand assembly test positive for coronavirus

KABUL (REUTERS): At least 17 participants of a major Afghan grand assembly have tested positive for the novel coronavirus, officials informed today (Saturday). The development came a day after the gathering began to decide the fate of Taliban prisoners, a

From struggling to stable, is Pakistan’s economy heading towards development?

Since the country’s independence in 1947, the economy of Pakistan has emerged as a semi-industrialized one, based heavily on textiles, agriculture, and food production, though recent years have seen a push towards technological diversification. Pakistan’s GDP growth has been gradually