Oh dear, inflation

Pakistan has suffered from innumerable problems since its inception. As one crisis subsides, another one emerges. Yet the resilient nation manages to gradually move with patience and courage. The situation in the past three years has worsened and people, disturbed

Govt plans to raise funds through issuing treasury bills

KARACHI: The government has planned to raise its debt worth of Rs5.87 trillion through issuing treasury bills to banks. Over the next three months, the government has planned to help finance and national debt through issuing T-bills, Treasury bills to

Taliban yet to name government as Panjshir resistance holds

KABUL: Fresh fighting was reported on Saturday between the Taliban and resistance forces in Afghanistan’s Panjshir Valley, even as the hardliner finalise a new government that will set the tone for their rule. Facing the challenge of morphing from insurgents

Indian govt begins messaging shift to rival Koo after Twitter spat

NEW DELHI: Twitter is fast losing its sheen as a favoured communications tool for many Indian government departments and ministers keen to promote home-grown rival Koo while the US firm comes under fire for non-compliance with India’s laws. The most

Sindh to reopen schools for Grades 6-8 from tomorrow

KARACHI: The Sindh government has decided to reopen educational institutes for Class 6 to 8 from tomorrow Tuesday, June 15, in view of the improved coronavirus situation. Sindh Education Minister Saeed Ghani said the decision was made in a meeting

Sindh govt will reject bill seeking compulsory marriage: Wahab

KARACHI: The Sindh government has distanced itself from the bill introduced in the provincial assembly calling for mandatory marriage by the age of 18. Sindh government spokesperson Murtaza Wahab said that the bill was introduced by Muttahida Majlis-e-Amal (MMA) lawmaker

Mishandling TLP fiasco

The last week saw complete mayhem and chaos as TLP activists ran amok across the country damaging public property and attacking policemen. This was followed by the government’s mismanagement of the entire issue which left them stage where it is

Economic indicators and PTI govt

Economic indicators reflect the economic situation but they cannot predict what the PTI government is doing to change the lives of people. This is the fallacy of the incumbent government which claims it is improving the economy but the figures

High stakes in Senate

The Senate has been reconvened where newly-elected members will take oath. The tug of war between the government and the opposition gets more intense as the elections for the highest seats of the Upper House are being held. The elections

Twitter to add more labels identifying world leaders and govt accounts

SAN FRANCISCO: Twitter said it will add labels to identify more state-affiliated accounts, including world leaders’ personal accounts, to give users more context for geopolitical conversations on the platform. The move comes as Twitter’s approach to prominent figures and government

Govt likely to increase salaries, perks of public employees

ISLAMABAD: The government has decided to increase the salaries of federal government employees by up to 40 percent. According to sources, the talks with the federal government employees have been successful after which the government agreed to increase the salaries

Three DMC officers penalized for allowing illegal advertisements

KARACHI: The Sindh Local Government Board has completed an inquiry and taken action against three officers of the District Municipal Corporation (KMC) responsible for illegal advertisements and receiving bribes. Secretary Local Government & House Town Planning Khalid Chachar has issued

Indian PM Modi passes bill to abolish madrassas in Assam State

ASSAM: The Indian government led by Prime Minister Narendra Modi has passed a bill to abolish all madrassas in the state of Assam. Under the bill, all madrassas in the state of Assam will be converted into schools by April.

UN human rights experts express concern over Indian govt’s atrocities

GENEVA: Prominent UN human rights experts have written a second letter expressing concerns over the hate speech, violent attacks and harassment of peaceful protestors by the Indian government. In a second joint letter sent to India based on reports and

Will hold rally in Multan at all costs: Rana Sanaullah

LAHORE: Pakistan Muslim League (PML-N) leader Rana Sanaullah has threatened said that if the government obstructs the Lahore meeting, then he will turn to Islamabad. While talking to the media, PML-N leader Rana Sanaullah said that the government had made

Pakistan ready to work with every Afghan govt: PM

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan has said that Pakistan is ready to work with every government of Afghanistan. Addressing a seminar of Pakistan-Afghan Trade and Investment Forum 2020, the prime minister said that the region has had ties with Afghanistan

Sindh govt forms committee to probe Safdar’s arrest

KARACHI: Sindh government has formed a five-member committee to probe the arrest of Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) leader Safdar and the incident involving Inspector General Police Sindh. The committee will be convened bu Sindh Education Minister Saeed Ghani and includes

Sindh govt is with police in their difficult time: CM

KARACHI: Sindh Chief Minister Murad Ali Shah held a meeting with senior police officers and urged them to continue their services with the same spirit and not be demoralised under any condition. The meeting was attended by Inspector General Police

Govt engaged in reprisals against political opponents: Marriyum Aurangzeb

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) spokesperson Marriyum Aurangzeb has said that the government is engaged in reprisals against political opponents. Talking to the media, Marriyum Aurangzeb said that the NAB officials were shouting and demanding further remand of PML-N leader

Asad Umar urges to take COVID-19 SOPs seriously

ISLAMABAD: Minister for Planning Asad Umar has warned that the government will have to take sanctions if SOPs for the prevention of coronavirus is not followed. Federal Minister for Planning and Development Asad Umar in a statement issued on coronavirus

CJP assails K-Electric over power crisis in Karachi

ISLAMABAD: Chief Justice of Pakistan Gulzar Ahmed has remarked that the government has no capacity. During the self-hearing against unannounced load shedding in Sindh in the Supreme Court, the CJ said that we have read all the reports and there

K-Electric tariff goes up by Rs 2

ISLAMABAD: The government has increased the electricity tariff for the consumers of K-electric, a company supplying electricity to Karachi. According to the notification, the tariff of K-electric has been increased from Rs 9.9 paise to Rs 2.89 paise. After the

Municipal officials raise concern over appointment of Sindh govt’s officers

KARACHI: The Sindh government has placed several posts of the Karachi Municipal Corporation (KMC), District Municipal Corporation (DMC) and other municipal committees under the Sindh Council Unified Grade Services (SCUG). The Local Government Department issued a notification stating that several

Providing employment opportunities is govt’s top priority: PM

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan has said that providing employment opportunities is the top priority of the government. A meeting of the National Coordination Committee was held under the chairmanship of the prime minister. The meeting reviewed issues related to small

People will hold govt accountable: Maryam Nawaz

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) vice-president Maryam Nawaz has said that the time is not far when the people will hold accountable the government and those who brought them. Reacting to the arrest of PML-N President Shehbaz Sharif, Maryam Nawaz

Govt not bringing law on public execution in rape cases: Mazari

ISLAMABAD: Federal Minister for Human Rights Dr. Shireen Mazari has said that the government is not bringing a law on public execution in rape cases. Talking to media, Shireen Mazari said that Prime Minister Imran Khan has opposed the public

Sindh govt once again orders early market closure

KARACHI: The Sindh government has once again ordered all markets to close at 9 PM as the number of coronavirus cases gradually spike across the country. A notification has been issued in this regard directing all markets to close down

Govt releases Rs105.42 billion for development projects

ISLAMABAD: The federal government has authorized the release of Rs105.24 billion for various ongoing and new social sector uplift projects under Public Sector Development Programme (PSDP) 2020-21 against the total allocation of Rs650 billion. Under its development programme, the government

Federal govt unveils two-year performance report

ISLAMABAD: The federal government on Tuesday unveiled its two-year performance report highlighting successes on the internal and external fronts as it completes its second parliamentary year. Cabinet members including Information Minister Shibli Faraz, Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi, Adviser on

GB to resume tourism-related activities from tomorrow

GILGIT: The government of Gilgit-Baltistan has announced to resume tourism-related activities from tomorrow with the implementation of standard operating procedures (SOP)s. In this regard, Gilgit-Baltistan Chief Minister’s spokesperson Mir Afzal Khan issued instructions to open the tourism sector in the