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Coronavirus claims 46 more lives in Pakistan

KARACHI: Another 46 people have died in Pakistan due to the coronavirus and the total number of deaths has reached 10,818. According to the National Command and Control Center, 3,097 new cases of coronavirus have been reported in 24 hours

Three sentenced to death for sharing blasphemous content on social media

ISLAMABAD: An anti-terrorism court in Islamabad has awarded death sentence three people and imprisoned another on charges of sharing blasphemous content on social media. The punishments was awarded by judge Raja Jawad Abbas in the presence of the suspects. The

Police killings

The police are notorious for their brute use of force, torture, extrajudicial killings and encounters in which the victim is often labelled as the culprit or a terrorist. In the latest incident, a young man was shot dead by five

Youth killed after police open fire on car in Islamabad

ISLAMABAD: Five officials of the Counter-Terrorism Force (CTF) of Islamabad Police have been taken into custody for opening fire on a vehicle leaving a youth dead. Police said the officials were arrested and shifted to Ramna police station over allegedly

Deadlock reached over reopening private schools on Jan 11

ISLAMABAD: Federal Minister for Education Shafqat Mehmood on Friday held a meeting with the representatives of private schools in Islamabad and Rawalpindi but were unable to reach a decision to reopen educational institutions. The Private Schools Supreme Council (PSSC) leaders

4.2 magnitude earthquake jolts Islamabad, adjoining areas

ISLAMABAD: An earthquake of magnitude 4.2 on the Richter scale struck capital Islamabad and adjoining areas on Wednesday, according to the National Centre for Seismology. The European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC) reported a magnitude 4.2 quake in Pakistan at 10near Battagram,

Four killed, several injured in Islamabad road collision

ISLAMABAD: Four people were killed and 25 injured after a coaster and a passenger van collided on the Srinagar Highway early Sunday morning. The collision reportedly occurred between coaster and a van occurred due to over speeding. Rescue teams reached

Interior Minister inaugurates first drive-in cinema in Islamabad

ISLAMABAD: Interior Minister Sheikh Rasheed Ahmed on Friday inaugurated the first ever drive-in cinema in the federal capital. Speaking on the occasion, the interior minister congratulated Capital Development Authority and other private partners for launching this initiative. He asked the

Islamabad’s only zoo closed down as last animals relocated

ISLAMABAD: The only zoo in Islamabad which drew international condemnation for its treatment of lonely elephant Kaavan has closed down after its final occupants were relocated abroad. Two Himalayan bears named Bubloo and Suzie were the last to leave the

Shut down zoos

Two Himalayan brown bears at the shambolic Islamabad zoo will be moved to Jordan and not the Ayubia National Park. This comes just weeks after elephant Kaavan, considered the loneliest in the world, was flown to Cambodia as we will

Woman dies after falling from Islamabad hotel building

ISLAMABAD: A young woman died while another was seriously injured after falling from a hotel building in Islamabad under suspicious circumstances. The women rented a room at a hotel in Bahria Town together with two men last evening, police said.

First Virgin Atlantic flight lands at Islamabad airport

ISLAMABAD: The inaugural flight of British airline Virgin Atlantic has landed at the Islamabad International airport from Heathrow on Friday. British High Commissioner to Pakistan Christian Turner extended his felicitations over the landing of the inaugural flight of the Virgin

PDM’s long march

The PDM has announced to hold a long march to Islamabad in the last week of January in its bid to topple Imran Khan’s government. The opposition-led alliance that has been campaigning against the government failed to come up with

Smart lockdown imposed in various areas of Peshawar

PESHAWAR: A smart lockdown has been implemented in different areas in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa’s capital due to an increase in coronavirus cases. According to the notification issued by the Deputy Commissioner, Peshawar, only dairy and medical stores will remain open during

OIC’s support for Kashmir

Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi has returned from a visit to the African nation of Niger to attend the OIC Council of Foreign Minister’s meeting. After two days of deliberations, the 57-member bloc came up with a declaration calling on

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

Govt to extend NIH Executive Director’s tenure

ISLAMABAD: The federal government has decided to extend the tenure of Executive Director of National Institute of Health (NIH) Major General Dr Aamer Ikram. A summary will be present in the federal cabinet to extend the tenure of the executive

NUST ranked among top 100 Asian universities

ISLAMABAD: National University of Sciences and Technology (NUST) has been included in the top 100 universities of Asia. The rankings showed that as many 41 Pakistani universities made it on to the list of 634 Asian universities on Quacquarelli Symonds

University employee arrested for selling drugs to students

ISLAMABAD: A university employee has been caught selling drugs to students in the federal capital. Islamabad Police in this regard arrested a drug dealer, also an employee at the university selling drugs to students at Quaid-i-Azam University during an anti-drug

ICCI assured support for establishment of new industrial estate near Islamabad

ISLAMABAD: Federal Minister for Planning, Development and Special Initiatives Asad Umar has assured to support the ICCI for the establishment of a new industrial estate near Islamabad. The federal minister was speaking to a delegation led by Islamabad Chamber of

Shops looted in Islamabad’s Sector G-7, one injured

ISLAMABAD: Four armed men robbed a shop in the upscale Sector G7 Markaz within the limits of Aabpara police station. The incident occurred near the Rimjim paan shop as four unnamed suspects riding two motorcycles robbed a shop at gunpoint

Islamabad police arrests six-member gang involved in street crimes

ISLAMABAD: Police have taken action against rising street crimes in the federal capital and arrested a six-member gang involved in robberies and looting citizens. CIA Police Station conducted a raid after receiving a tip-off at the Sabzi Mandi and industrial

Islamabad Model Town housing society illegally sell plots

ISLAMABAD: The administration of Model Town housing society has sold numerous residential and commercial plots illegally, depriving citizens and Overseas Pakistanis millions of rupees. The Model Town Housing Society is located in Malot and Pindh Begwal located on Simly Dam

Coronavirus: Smart lockdown implemented in various sectors of Islamabad

ISLAMABAD: A smart lockdown has been implemented in various sectors of Islamabad due to coronavirus. Deputy Commissioner Islamabad had issued a notification to implement smart lockdown in more sectors. Smart lockdown in five more sub-sectors of Islamabad is effective from

We will make history in Gilgit-Baltistan: Bilawal Bhutto

GILGIT: Pakistan People’s Party Chairperson Bilawal Bhutto Zardari has said that we will make history in Gilgit-Baltistan. While addressing an election rally in the Astore district of Gilgit-Baltistan, Bilawal Bhutto Zardari said that the people of Astore have won and

Parliament House sealed after 30 staffers contract coronavirus

ISLAMABAD: The government on Wednesday sealed the Parliament House after at least 30 employees tested positive for coronavirus last week. The building is expected to remain closed until 9th November, while Capital Development Authority (CDA) has assumed responsibility for disinfecting

Land occupation continues in Islamabad locality

ISLAMABAD: The occupation of public lands continues in the federal capital allegedly in connivance with police and other institutions as the victims have urged the prime minister to take action. Raja Shahid, a resident on Phulgran in Bhara Kahu, told

DC Islamabad takes notice of illegal parking fees outside library

ISLAMABAD: Deputy Commissioner Islamabad has taken notice of illegal parking outside the Public Children’s Library located in Sector H-9 and sought a report in this regard. It had been earlier reported that a lower-grade employee of the Federal Department of

QAU closed after emergence of five COVID-19 cases

ISLAMABAD: The Quaid-e-Azam University (QAU) in Islamabad was temporarily closed after the emergence of five COVID-19 cases in different departments. A notification has been issued by the university administration stating that academic and research activities have been suspended online till

Woman raped in front of minor son inside car

ISLAMABAD:  A woman was sexually assaulted in front of her minor six-year-old son inside a car. The woman named Kiran, who hails from Lahore came to the federal capital sixteen days ago to seek a job and brought her minor