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Israeli airlines start direct flights to Morocco after improved ties

JERUSALEM: Two Israeli carriers on Sunday launched nonstop commercial flights to Marrakesh from Tel Aviv following the upgrading of diplomatic relations last year between Morocco and Israel. Israel and Morocco agreed last December to upgrade diplomatic ties and relaunch direct

Noor murder case: Police granted two day physical remand of Zahir Jaffer’s parents

ISLAMABAD: A court on Sunday granted two-day physical remand of the parents of Zahir Jaffer, the prime suspect in the murder of Noor Mukadam. Police produced Zakir Jaffer Ismat Adamjee, the father and mother of the accused, along with two

Polling underway in AJK general elections

MUZAFFARABAD: The general elections for Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK) are being held today on Sunday to elect the members of the Legislative Assembly for a five-year term. Polling started at 08:00 AM will continue until 05:00 PM without any

Olympics athletes allowed to remove masks during podium moment

TOKYO: Athletes must wear masks at all Tokyo Olympic Games venues including medal ceremonies, the International Olympic Committee said on Sunday, but under a new policy they are briefly allowed to remove them on the podium for a photo opportunity.

AJK elections: PTI activist shot dead, two injured in firing incident

MIRPUR: An activist of the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI)  was shot dead and two others were injured in separate incidents that marred polling in Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK). The firing incident occurred in Charhoi area during the PTI activist Muhammad

Sindh govt to block mobile SIMS of unvaccinated people in phases

KARACHI: The Sindh government has officially asked the National Command and Operation Centre (NCOC) to block mobile SIMS and social media accounts of unvaccinated users. According to a handout, the Sindh health department informed the NCOC national coordinator about the

COVID-19: Pakistan crosses 23,000 deaths, positivity ratio rises above 6%

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan has surpassed the grim milestone of 23,000 deaths from the novel coronavirus on Sunday, while the positivity ratio has surged as the situation worsens amid the fourth wave. According to the National Command and Operation Centre (NCOC), Pakistan

FM Qureshi holds strategic dialogue with Chinese counterpart

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan and China reaffirmed their firm resolve to further strengthen their time-tested and all-weather strategic cooperative partnership. Foreign Minister Makhdoom Shah Mahmood Qureshi met his counterpart State Councilor Wang Yi during a third session of the strategic dialogue in

Noor murder case: Accused Zahir Jaffer’s parents arrested, rehab centre sealed

ISLAMABAD: Police have arrested the parents of Zahir Jaffer, the main accused in the murder of Noor Mukadam, for allegedly hiding evidence and abetting in the crime. Authorities have also issued orders to seal Therapy Works, the drug rehabilitation centre

At least 125 dead as heavy rain in India triggers floods, landslides

MUMBAI: Rescue teams in India struggled through thick sludge and debris on Saturday to reach dozens of submerged homes as the death toll from landslides and accidents caused by torrential monsoon rain rose to 125. Maharashtra state is being hit

Infinix NOTE 10 smartphone is now available

Pakistan’s best-selling smartphone brand Infinix recently launched an amazing smartphone NOTE 10. The device has received massive response during online sale and now it will be available in offline markets at just Rs. 25,999 with limited time offer. The new

We are fully prepared for monsoon rains this season: CBC Deputy chairman

The Clifton Cantonment Board (CBC) is playing a significant role in the construction and development of Karachi. The area is home to about half a million people and CBC has been at the forefront of public service. The appointment of

Dawlance wins ‘Best Omni Channel Campaign’ at Pakistan Digital Awards 2021

Dawlance, the technology leader in Pakistan’s home appliances market, has recently won the “Best Omni Channel Campaign Award” at the ‘Pakistan Digital Awards ceremony (PDA) 2021, by outshining all the major participating brands. This is the second consecutive year that

Who will win the Azad Jammu and Kashmir elections?

The general elections in Azad Jammu and Kashmir Election to elect members of the Legislative Assembly will be held on Sunday, July 25. Prime Minister Imran Khan, PPP chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari and PML-N Vice President Maryam Nawaz campaigned aggressively

Tokyo Olympics: Pakistan’s Mahoor Shahzad outclassed in badminton opener

TOKYO: Pakistani badminton player Mahoor Shahzad her Olympic campaign with a defeat against world number four Akane Yamaguchi of Japan in the women’s single event. Mahoor was outplayed by the Japanese opponent in the best of three games with a

Singer Aima Baig is now engaged to Shahbaz Shigri

Pakistani singing sensation Aima Baig has got engaged to Shahbaz Shigri. The couple also exchanged rings in a private ceremony attended by a few celebrities including Aima’s best friend Hania Amir. Aima and Shahbaz were in a relationship for more

Kim Kardashian joins Kanye West for unveiling of album ‘Donda’

ATLANTA: Kim Kardashian joined her estranged husband Kanye West as he unveiled his latest album for tens of thousands of fans at an Atlanta sports arena. Kardashian, who in February filed for divorce from West, was pictured with their four

My husband is innocent, not involved in pornography: Shilpa Shetty

MUMBAI: Bollywood actress Shilpa Shetty has said she was unaware of the nature of content on the mobile app which her husband Raj Kundra is accused of streaming pornographic content According to Indian media reports, Shetty said it was another

PTI has emerged front-runner in AJK elections: FM Qureshi

ISLAMABAD: Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi has said the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) has emerged as the front-runner in the Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK) general elections. In a statement on Twitter, the foreign minister said the recent Gallup survey has

Afghan NSA brought Nawaz Sharif a message from Modi, claims Gill

ISLAMABAD: Special Assistant to Prime Minister on Political Communication Shahbaz Gill has slammed former prime minister Nawaz Sharif for meeting Afghan National Security Adviser in London. In a statement, the spokesman said the meeting and ‘keen interest’ with a person

Pakistan seeks UN probe of India’s use of Pegasus spyware

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan called on the United Nations to investigate whether India used Israeli-made Pegasus spyware to spy on public figures including Prime Minister Imran Khan. The prime minister’s phone number was on a list of what an investigation by a

Shoaib Akhtar predicts Pakistan will beat India in T20 World Cup final

LAHORE: Former pacer Shoaib Akhtar has predicted that India and Pakistan will reach the final of the T20 World Cup and Pakistan will beat India. “I have a feeling Pakistan and India will play in the T20 World Cup final

AJK set to hold general elections tomorrow

MIRPUR: The Azad Jammu and Kashmir Election Commission has made all arrangements for holding free, fair and impartial elections for the AJK Legislative Assembly tomorrow July 25. Over 3.02 million registered voters both male and female in all 33 constituencies

Pakistan reports 1,841 coronavirus cases, 32 deaths

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan recorded 1,184 new coronavirus cases and 32 deaths on Saturday, as the situation worsens amid the fourth wave and federating units impose new restrictions. This comes just a day after Pakistan surpassed the grim milestone of recording one

Seafood exports increase by 1.85% in FY21

ISLAMABAD: The exports of fish and fish preparations increased by 1.85 percent during the fiscal year 2020-21 as compared to the corresponding period of last year. The seafood exports during July-June (2020-21) were recorded at $414.193 million against the exports

Pakistan completes year-long UN’s ECOSOC presidency

NEW YORK: Pakistan has completed its presidency of the UN Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC), after leading the 54-member body amidst the deadly coronavirus pandemic that created the greatest economic and social crisis especially in the developing countries. “It was

Chinese shooter wins first gold medal of Tokyo Olympics

TOKYO: China’s Yang Qian won the first gold medal of the Tokyo Olympics in the women’s 10-meter rifle competition on Saturday. The silver went to Russian shooter Anastasiia Galashina and the bronze medal to Switzerland’s Nina Christen. Galashina led the

Algerian judo player suspended for withdrawing against Israeli opponent

TOKYO: The International Judo Federation suspended an Algerian judoka and his coach for withdrawing from the Tokyo Olympics before his event started, after the draw set him on course for a match against an Israeli. Fethi Nourine and his coach

China imposes sanctions on former US commerce secretary

BEIJING: China has imposed counter-sanctions on US individuals including former US commerce secretary Wilbur Ross in response to recent sanctions on Chinese officials in Hong Kong. The sanctions are the first imposed by China under its new anti-foreign sanction law

Biden approves $100 million emergency funds for Afghan refugees

WASHINGTON: US President Joe Biden has authorised up to $100 million from an emergency fund to meet “unexpected urgent” refugee needs arising from the situation in Afghanistan, including for Afghan special immigration visa applicants, the White House said. Biden also