Pakistan registers 679 fresh coronavirus cases

ISLAMABAD: 679 new cases of coronavirus have been reported across the country while 7 more citizens have died due to the virus. According to the statistics released by the National Institute of Health, a total of 154973 people have been

Young girl shot dead in Islamabad

ISLAMABAD: In a horrific incident of murder in Islamabad, armed men entered the house and shot dead a young girl and managed to escape easily. According to sources, the accused were residents of Taxila. They entered the girl’s house located

Policeman martyred, two terrorists killed in Islamabad shootout

ISLAMABAD: A policeman was martyred as two terrorists attacked a police party at Naka Jeelania, Islamabad. As per details, two terrorists who were riding motorbike opened indiscriminate firing over the police party when they were asked to stop for the

Court orders demolition of Navy Sailing Club in Islamabad

ISLAMABAD: The Islamabad High Court (IHC) on Friday ordered the demolition of the Navy Sailing Club built on the banks of the Rawal Lake within three weeks. IHC Chief Justice Athar Minallah announced the reserved verdict and ordered action against

Muhammad Ahsan Younas appointed new IGP Islamabad

ISLAMABAD: The federal government on Monday changed Inspector General of Police (IGP) Islamabad Qazi Jamilur Rehman and appointed Muhammad Ahsan Younas in his place. On the other hand, Qazi Jamilur Rehman was directed to report to the federal department of

Test flight for food delivery through drones launched in Islamabad

ISLAMABAD: A delivery company has launched its pilot project to deliver food through drones with the association of the office of the deputy commissioner. A test flight of the drone under project Panda fly was launched in the F-9 Park,

Pakistan to host Troika Plus meeting on Afghanistan today

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan will host a Troika Plus meeting with senior diplomats from the United States, China, and Russia to discuss the situation in neighboring Afghanistan. According to the foreign office, Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi will inaugurate the meeting. About

Interior Minister returns from UAE due to prevailing situation

ISLAMABAD: Interior Minister Sheikh Rashid Ahmed has returned to Islamabad from the United Arab Emirates (UAE) due to the worsening law and order situation in the federal capital. Rashid had left the country to attend the Pakistan-India cricket match being

Petition filed against NAB ordinance will be heard today

ISLAMABAD: The Islamabad High Court has been scheduled to hear today a petition filed against NAB Amendment Ordinance. The petition against NAB ordinance will be heard by the Chief Justice of the Islamabad High Court Athar Minallah. The petition was

PPP’s turn to form next govt, claims Asif Zardari

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) co-chairperson and former president Asif Ali Zardari claimed that his party will form the next government in the country. Speaking to journalists after appearing before an accountability court, Zardari said the “next turn” to form

Islamabad youth shot dead in Sahala PS limits

ISLAMABAD: A youth was shot dead in firing of unidentified armed men in the limits of Sahala police station in Islamabad. As per details, the incident took place near Gulzar Abbasi Hotel, which resulted in death of the youth named

Woman suffers cardiac arrest on board PIA aircraft

ISLAMABAD: A Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) plane flying from Paris to Islamabad made an emergency landing in Bulgaria after a woman passenger suffered a heart attack during the flight. The passenger fell unconscious after the heart attack and the pilot

ECP reserves verdict on local bodies polls in Islamabad

ISLAMABAD: The election commission of Pakistan (ECP) on Tuesday has reserved its verdict after hearing on the local bodies polls in Islamabad. In today’s hearing, Director General Law of the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) stressed for an early election

New air security unit to be launched in Islamabad: Interior Minister

ISLAMABAD: Minister for Interior Sheikh Rashid Ahmad said that a new air security unit would be launched this week with having 12 drones to provide a faultless security system to the citizens of the federal capital. Addressing a press conference,

Cinemas to reopen in Pakistan across eight cities excluding Karachi

The cinemas will be soon opened in eight cities, including Quetta, Peshawar, Skardu, Gilgit, Mirpur, Rawalpindi, Peshawar, Islamabad, and Muzaffarabad. The news was confirmed by Minister for Information and Broadcasting Chaudhry Fawad Hussain who informed that the National Command and

Islamabad admin received Rs7.862mn ‘unauthorized’ collection for arms licenses

ISLAMABAD: The district administration of the federal capital collected Rs 7.862 million unauthorized charges for the issuance arms licenses, domiciles and international driving licenses from citizens. According to a report released by the Auditor General of Pakistan, the Office of

Noor murder case: Court seeks replies on bail plea of Zahir Jaffer’s father

ISLAMABAD: The Islamabad High Court (IHC) on Monday issued notices on a bail plea of main suspect Zahir Jaffer’s father Zakir Jaffer in the Noor Mukadam murder case. A single bench comprising Justice Aamir Farooq directed the prosecution and other

From Tokyo to Islamabad

Thank God, the Tokyo Olympics are over. The world may have enjoyed for 16 days but for us, every day was nothing but a moment of shame. Talha Talib and Arshad Nadeem gave a few moments of joy, but in

22-year-old delivery boy raped in Islamabad

ISLAMABAD: In a horrific incident, a delivery boy has been raped in the capital city of Pakistan. On Tuesday, the police arrested a man named Ibrahim Khan, a student of the Islamic University Islamabad, who is accused of raping a

1,000 visa stickers stolen from Italian Embassy in Islamabad

ISLAMABAD: Around 1,000 Schengen visa stickers have reportedly been stolen from Italian Embassy in Islamabad. The embassy has written a letter to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs seeking assistance in investigating the theft of the visa stickers from its lockers

PM inaugurates first one-window Ehsaas centre in Islamabad

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan on Wednesday inaugurated the first one-window Ehsaas centre in Islamabad. On the occasion, the prime minister was briefed about the initiative which is aimed at ensuring access to all the facilities and services of Ehsaas

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