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Crackdown against inflated milk prices begins

KARACHI: The Commissioner Office has begun a crackdown against the hike in milk prices by retailers. The price of milk in the city was increased after the associations of dairy farmers announced a per-litre increase of Rs10, which was accepted

Another rain-spell in Karachi expected this week

KARACHI: Another rain system is about to enter Sindh’s capital and heavy rain will pour on 28th and 29th August. According to the Pakistan Meteorological Department (PMD), Karachi is expected to receive heavy rainfall this week. The PMD has predicted

Rupee declines by 18 paisa against US dollar

KARACHI: The Pakistani rupee declined by 18 paisa to Rs157.70 against the US dollar in the interbank market on Monday. In the earlier weeks, the rupee had been observed to cumulatively depreciate against the dollar in the interbank. In previous

G7 summit: Trump to discuss IOK issue with Modi today

BIARRITZ: US President Donald Trump and Prime Minister Narendra Modi will discuss the issue of occupied Kashmir on the sidelines of the Group of Seven (G-7) summit. The meeting will be held in the wake of two recent statements by

PSP leader demands removal of solid waste management

KARACHI: Pak Sarzameen Party Chairman Syed Mustafa Kamal has demanded immediate removal of the Solid Waste Management Board from the Sindh government. Talking to media, Mustafa Kamal said that Mayor Karachi and the district administration are responsible for the disposal

Nathiagali Governor House to open for public: PM

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan has announced the opening of Governor House Nathiagali for the general public. The prime minister decided to open all the government rest houses for the masses. These houses will now be available for booking. In

Three-day anti-polio campaign kicks off in KP

ISLAMABAD (APP): A three-day anti-polio campaign has kicked off in 29 districts of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) today. Strict security measures have been taken for the security of polio teams. The teams will also be available at bus stops, railway stations

India to deploy RSS goons in Kashmir: FM Shah

ISLAMABAD: Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi has said that India prepared to deploy Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) goons in the Indian occupied Kashmir (IOK). Shah Mehmood Qureshi said that there are reports of RSS being deployed to occupied Kashmir in

PM to address nation on Kashmir issue

ISLAMABAD: Adviser to the Prime Minister on Information Firdous Ashiq Awan on Monday said that premier Imran Khan will address the nation on the Kashmir issue today. In her tweet, Firdous Ashiq Awan mentioned that prime minister  Khan would address

Pillion riding to be banned for Muharram

KARACHI: The Sindh government has banned pillion riding on 9th and 10th of Muharram across the province. According to a notification issued by the provincial home department, the ban has been imposed under Section 144 of Criminal Procedure Code. The

FM Shah & UNSG Guterres to discuss IOK issue

ISLAMABAD: Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi will speak with the United Nations Secretary-General (UNSG) António Guterres about India’s human rights violations and the security situation in occupied Kashmir. Foreign Minister Qureshi is expected to speak with UNSG Guterres who is

PMD predicts another rain-spell in Karachi

KARACHI: A new rain system is about to enter Sindh’s capital and heavy rain will pour in the upcoming week. According to the Pakistan Meteorological Department (PMD), Karachi is expected to receive heavy rainfall on 28th August. The PMD has

Trump to discuss IOK issue with Modi in G7 summit

BIARRITZ (AFP): United States President Donald Trump plans to discuss the human rights issue in occupied Kashmir with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on the sidelines of a Group of Seven (G-7) summit this weekend. A senior administration official briefed

Attack on DI Khan checkpoint kills two

DERA ISMAIL KHAN: Two people were killed in Dera Ismail Khan (DI Khan) on Saturday after a police checkpoint in the district was attacked. The police personnel were attacked by eight unidentified men riding a motorcycle in the Durban area

Govt bans purchase of vehicles for ministries

ISLAMABAD: The federal government has placed a ban on the purchase of all kinds of vehicles and new recruitment in all ministries and divisions in the current year 2019-20 keeping other expenditure at the bare minimum in order to ensure

Narcotics case: Rana Sanaullah’s judicial remand extended by 5 days

LAHORE: An Anti-Narcotics Court has extended Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) member and former provincial law minister Rana Sanaullah’s judicial remand for five days in the narcotics case. Judge Masood Arshad conducted the hearing and the CCTV footage of Rana Sanaullah’s

President to chair Senate meeting on Kashmir issue

ISLAMABAD: President Dr. Arif Alvi has summoned the Senate meeting on 29th August to discuss the situation in Indian Occupied Kashmir (IOK). According to the Senate Secretariat, the president has summoned the Senate on upcoming Thursday in the parliament house.

Will give befitting response if India imposes war on us: President

ISLAMABAD: President Dr. Arif Alvi has said that Pakistan would give India a befitting response if it imposes war on Pakistan. Dr. Arif Alvi said that a befitting response would be given to any Indian hostility towards Pakistan, which would

Two injured as oil tanker overturns near Okara

SAHIWAL: Two people were injured when an oil tanker overturned on the National Highway near Okara on Friday morning. Reportedly two men were injured when an oil tanker carrying 40,000 litres of petrol overturned on the National Highway near Sashiwal’s

FATF denies reports of APG blacklisting Pakistan

PARIS: The Ministry of Finance has rejected the Indian media reports about Pakistan being blacklisted by the (APG) on Friday. The spokesperson Alexandra Wijmenga clarified that only the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) had the authority to blacklist, not its

France’s Macron urges Modi to respect IOK’s rights

CHANTILLY: French President Emmanuel Macron had a conversation with Indian prime minister Narendra Modi about the situation of occupied Kashmir. The French president said that France would remain attentive to ensure the interests and rights of the Kashmiris are properly

Global battle against malaria stalled: WHO

GENEVA (AFP): The UN health agency warned in a report published on Friday that the global battle against malaria has slowed down and requires massive investment as well as political leadership. Director of the World Health Organization’s malaria programme, Pedro

Rupee stabilises against US Dollar in interbank

KARACHI: The Pakistani rupee on Friday hiked against the US dollar in the interbank market gaining Rs0.73 at the start of the last trading of the week. The dollar was trading at Rs157.70 and since its peak of Rs164.25 on

NAB summons Shehbaz Sharif in LWMC case today

LAHORE: National Accountability Bureau (NAB) has summoned Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) leader Shehbaz Sharif in the Lahore Waste Management Company (LWMC) corruption case today. According to details a questionnaire prepared by NAB will ask the PMLN leader about laws passed against

Video Scandal: SC announces verdict in judge Arshad Malik’s case

ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court on Friday announced the verdict on a set of petitions filed regarding the video scandal involving former accountability court judge Arshad Malik. Judge Arshad Malik was accused of wrongly deposing prime minister Nawaz Sharif in the

Pakistan to battle Kashmir case on every front

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan and Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javaid Bajwa have made plans to battle for the cause of occupied Kashmir on every front. The prime minister held a meeting in his office with General

Kashmiris vow to break chains of slavery: Fawad Chaudhry

ISLAMABAD: Minister for Science and Technology Fawad Chaudhry has said that Kashmiris have vowed to break the chains of slavery as a protest will be held in occupied Kashmir today. In his tweet, Fawad Chaudhry said that “after the Friday prayers there

Massive protest to be held in IOK today

SRINAGAR: Hurriyat leaders have urged people to protest on streets against the Indian army’s moves and its illegal occupation of Kashmir. Hurriyat leaders said, “Every person, young and old, men and women, should march after Friday prayers.” A march will

Hamza Ali Abbasi confirms marrying Naimal Khawar

ISLAMABAD: Actor Hamza Ali Abbasi has confirmed the rumours surrounding around his marriage with actress Naimal Khawar. Hamza Ali Abbasi on his facebook account confirmed the on-going rumour. He has said,  “So Yes, I and Naimal are having our small

Russian humanoid robot ‘Fedor’ will travel to space

MOSCOW (AFP): Russia on Thursday launched an unmanned rocket carrying a life-size humanoid robot that will spend ten days learning to figure out how to assist astronauts on the International Space Station. The robot named Fedor is the first-ever droid