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Locals protest against land occupation in Islamabad

ISLAMABAD: The villagers of Bhara Kahu Islamabad held a protest at the Kalma Chowk against the forcible occupation of their land, worth millions of rupees, by armed men of an influential landlord. An influential Afghan resident, identified as Yar Mohammad

Metro bus service in Islamabad, Rawalpindi restored after protests end

ISLAMABAD: Authorities have decided to resume the Metro Bus Service between Rawalpindi and Islamabad from Wednesday (today), which was suspended due to violent protests in the city. The Metro bus service was suspended due to protests by religious and political

PM performs ground-breaking of Margalla Avenue project in Islamabad

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan on Monday performed the groundbreaking of the  32-km-long Margalla Avenue highway project today. The prime minister said given the increase in the population of the federal capital, there is a need to develop more road

PM launches ‘Rehmatul-Lil Alameen’ scholarship programme

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan has launched Rehmatul-Lil Alameen scholarship program in Islamabad. Speaking on the occasion, the prime minister said the scholarship will be available to all the Pakistanis including non-Muslims. He said the federal government will annually provide

Fawad to lay foundation stone of Islamabad Space Observatory today

ISLAMABAD: The federal capital  is all set to get an observatory and a space museum to take the stargazers on a spectacular journey through the universe. Federal Minister for Science and Technology Fawad Chaudhry will lay the foundation stone of

PM performs groundbreaking of Farash Town apartments in Islamabad

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan performed the groundbreaking of Farash Town apartments in Islamabad on Thursday under Naya Pakistan Housing program. Later addressing the ceremony, the prime minister said the project envisaging construction of 2,000 flats is aimed at providing

FM Qureshi faces backlash for welcoming his Russian counterpart with an umbrella bearer

Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi has been facing backlash for accompanying his umbrella bearer to welcome his Russian counterpart. Yesterday, the Russian foreign minister arrived in Islamabad on a visit to Pakistan where he was received by Shah Mahmood Qureshi.

Islamabad’s restaurants allowed outdoor dining after protests

ISLAMABAD: The district administration in Islamabad has allowed the restaurants to serve food outdoors on weekends after 10PM amid intense protests by restaurants owners. The decision came after intense negotiations between the officials of the Capital Administration and the representatives

In pictures: Pakistan Day celebrations and enthusiasm of people across country

Pakistan Day is being celebrated with enthusiasm all over the country including Islamabad, Karachi, Lahore, Peshawar, and Quetta. Last year, the Pakistan Day parade was postponed due to the coronavirus, this year, it will be held on 25th March instead

Faisal Mosque closed as coronavirus spreads in Islamabad

ISLAMABAD: Authorities in Islamabad have closed the city’s largest mosque for the general public as the capital witnesses a surge in coronavirus cases. “Faisal Mosque is being closed down for the general public,” Islamabad Additional Deputy Commissioner Rana Waqas Anwar

Disputes dragging South Asia back into poverty: Gen Bajwa

ISLAMABAD: Chief of Army Staff General Qamar Javed Bajwa has said Pakistan is ready to resolve all outstanding disputes with its neighbours through dialogue in a dignified and peaceful manner but “unsettled disputes” were dragging South Asia back to poverty

Kuwaiti FM arrives in Islamabad, meets Qureshi at Foreign Office

ISLAMABAD: Kuwait’s Minister of Foreign Affairs and State Minister for Cabinet Affairs Sheikh Dr Ahmed Nasser Al-Mohammed Al-Sabah has arrived in Islamabad on a two-day visit. The Kuwaiti minister has reached the Foreign Office in Islamabad where he was received

Kuwaiti FM to arrive in Islamabad today

ISLAMABAD: Kuwait’s Minister of Foreign Affairs and State Minister for Cabinet Affairs Sheikh Dr Ahmed Nasser Al-Mohammed Al-Sabah will arrive in Islamabad on a two-day visit. The Kuwaiti foreign minister, who was visiting Pakistan on the invitation of Foreign Minister

National security encompasses food security, climate change: PM

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan has emphasised on regional peace and connectivity for poverty alleviation, economic growth and prosperity in the region. Addressing the opening session of the first-ever two-day Islamabad Security Dialogue organised by National Security Division, the prime

PM to inaugurate first-ever Islamabad Security Dialogue today

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan will inaugurate the first-ever Islamabad Security Dialogue today, aimed at unveiling Pakistan’s new strategic direction. The two-day conference is being organised by the National Security Division in collaboration with its Advisory Board, comprising five leading

DC Islamabad tests positive for COVID-19 as situation worsens

ISLAMABAD: Deputy Commissioner Islamabad Muhammad Hamza Shafqaat announced that he has tested positive for COVID-19. The DC, in a tweet, wrote that his COVID-19 test came out positive. He asked people to pray for him and also urged the masses

Section 144 imposed in Islamabad, wearing masks mandatory

ISLAMABAD: The Islamabad administration has made the wearing of masks in public mandatory amid a worsening coronavirus situation in the country. Deputy Commissioner Islamabad, Hamza Shafqat, issued a notification stated that Section 144 of the Criminal Procedure Code (CrPC) has

Islamabad strengths restrictions as coronavirus case surge

ISLAMABAD: The Islamabad Capital Territory has directed strict observance of coronavirus-related Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) as the number of cases rise in the federal capital and other parts of the country. The notification issued on the directions of the National

SMS service launched to alert motorists about traffic jams in Islamabad

ISLAMABAD: Islamabad Traffic Police (ITP) has launched a short message service (SMS) to help commuters avoid getting stuck on the roads. The alerts would inform road users about the latest traffic updates, including traffic jams and alternative routes, said Senior

One policeman killed, two injured in Islamabad

ISLAMABAD: A policeman was killed and two others injured in a gun attack in Islamabad. According to police, Sub-Inspector Muhammad Jamil along with two other policemen were on a routine patrolling in Sector G-13 in Golra Sharif area when they

This 120-year-old clay model train in Saidpur has a rich history

In the suburban village of Saidpur on the outskirts of Islamabad, there is a 120-year-old handmade clay train. In 1901, Lal Mohammad Khan made this steam engine model of a train using clay with his bare hands which still stands

30-year-old man mysteriously goes missing in Islamabad

A 30-year-old man went missing in the federal capital and still has not been found yet despite the passage of over one week while police have failed to locate him. Ali Hassan, who is a resident of Sector G-6, has

Islamabad to get 23 Miyawaki urban forests: Zartaj

ISLAMABAD: Minister of State for Climate Change Zartaj Gul said the Ministry of Climate Change would establish 23 Miyawaki urban forests across the federal capital which would help enhance the green cover of the metropolis. She extended her gratitude to

Govt plans to build modern train structure from Islamabad to Murree: Fawad

ISLAMABAD: The government is planning to construct a new generation train structure from Islamabad to Murree in a bid to boost the tourism sector in the country. This was stated by Federal Minister for Science and Technology Fawad Chaudhry. He

Prayer leader, son and student shot dead in Islamabad

ISLAMABAD: A prayer leader and two others were shot dead by unidentified gunmen in Bhara Kahu area of the federal capital. Police said the prayer leader has been identified as Mufti Akram. His 13-year-old son Habib was also killed in

Islamabad, Rawalpindi ‘Ring Road’ project tender to be issued next week

ISLAMABAD: Minister for Planning, Development and Special Initiatives Asad Umar was informed that the international tender for the Rawalpindi-Islamabad Ring Road project had been prepared and it would be published in newspapers by next week. The minister was briefed on

Baggage van hits Sharjah-bound aircraft at Islamabad airport

ISLAMABAD: A Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) aircraft was damaged after it was struck by a baggage carrying van at New Islamabad International Airport. A spokesperson for the national airline confirmed the accident and said the aircraft has been grounded for

Federal capital turns into ‘war zone’ as govt employees clash with police

ISLAMABAD: The federal capital turned into a war zone as police baton-charged and fired tear gas shells at protesting government employees as they attempted to march towards parliament on Wednesday. According to details, a heavy contingent of police tear-gassed hundreds

CDA demolishes illegal structures at Islamabad sessions court

ISLAMABAD: The Capital Development Authority (CDA) razed illegal structures built on the premises of the District and Sessions Court on Monday morning. The CDA enforcement team recovered the public land in Islamabad after demolishing the illegal chambers built in the

Speeding vehicle crushes five people in Islamabad, two dead

ISLAMABAD: A speeding vehicle overran five people and crushed two people to death in Sector G-11 area of ​​the federal capital. According to details, a speeding vehicle crushed and injured five people. Two people were severely injured in the accident